National Instruments LabVIEW 8.6Combining a graphical programming environment with COTS multicore and FPGA hardware, National Instruments’ LabVIEW 8.6 helps engineers rapidly prototype advanced control algorithms and embedded applications on flexible hardware such as CompactRIO and deploy their systems to board-level embedded hardware. Using optimized analysis functions that provide faster execution on multicore systems, engineers can evaluate the behavior of the complete system including the FPGA, microprocessor, and host interface code as well as simulate the interaction of an embedded device with its surrounding environment by using static data input profiles or dynamic system models. The platform also can be extended to the ARM 7, ARM 9 and Cortex-M3 microcontrollers using the LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers and to select ADI Blackfin processors using the LabVIEW Embedded Module for ADI Blackfin Processors. From $1,199

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