NI announces the launch of a new version of Labview NXG, the new version of Labview system design software, next generation
Thanks to Labview NXG, engineers can now perform smarter tests: quickly installing their instruments, customizing their tests to hardware specifications, and easy viewing of results from any web browser, and any hardware.
This version of Labview NXG introduces new key features and re-invents capabilities that have long been an advantage for engineers who develop, deploy and manage automatic testing and measurement systems. With WebVI, this new version now provides a type of VI that builds web-based user interfaces (IU) on all web browsers (on PC, tablet or smartphone) and does not require a plugin or installer. In addition, the new SystemDesigner feature shortens hardware configuration time by automatically recognizing connected hardware, displaying installed drivers, and redirecting links to NI instrument and third-party drivers if they are not yet installed.
On the other hand, this latest version extends hardware support to thousands of instruments as well as to modular high-performance PXI-sized instrumentation. Labview NXG also provides programming capabilities, including object-oriented programming and integration with TestStand, the industry-leading test management software.
Several Labview NXG features such as WebVI are designed to work with existing Labview applications without the need for significant code refactoring. Engineers can reuse the test code, including code written with Labview NXG or Labview, using a new package management interface based on industry standard package formats.
"By building test systems using Labview and Labview NXG, I can use both versions and leverage the strengths of each," says Brian Hoover, test software architect at Samsung SDI. "With the latest labVIEW NXG developments, I can integrate new data visualization modes into my existing LabVIEW applications, such as a vector-based graphical user interface on the desktop or display in a browser for secure hosting, making it easier to create test results reports."
As NI continues to leverage its more than 30-year investment in software, this new next-generation Upgrade to Labview is part of a series of versions of the software aimed at extending engineering capabilities from design to testing.