Er. Shishir Sarkar

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering


National Instrument's NI LabVIEW

Learn NI LabVIEW

What is LabVIEW ?

NI LabVIEW is one of the best graphical programming softwares of the world. It is developed by National Instruments (NI). LabVIEW stands for Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation (/Instruments) Engineering Workbench. It is system design software and is used to develop virtual instruments.

What are different versions of National Instruments NI LabVIEW?

NI LabVIEW has many versions. Latest version of NI LabVIEW is LabVIEW 12.0. Some most used versions of NI LabVIEW are:

* NI LabVIEW 7.0

* NI LabVIEW 8.5

* NI LabVIEW 8.6

* NI LabVIEW 10.0 (2010)

* NI LabVIEW 11.0 (2011)

* NI LabVIEW 12.0 (2012)

How to download NI LabVIEW?

LabVIEW can be downloaded from National Instrument's official website.

How to Install LabVIEW software?

LabVIEW software can be installed easily from its setup file.

What are different main parts of NI LabVIEW environment?

NI LabVIEW environment has following main sections :

(a) Front Panel

(b) Block Diagram

(c) Controls, Indicators and Constants

(d) Controls Palette

(e) Functions Palette

(f) Nodes and Terminals

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Next issue topics:

* How to start programming in NI LabVIEW

* Some basic and advance tutorials

* Your first small project in NI LabVIEW

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