LabVIEW Module Supports ARM Microcontrollers
Presented as an extension of the LabVIEW graphical system design platform, the NI LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers directly supports the ARM 7, ARM 9 and Cortex-M3 microcontroller families. The module can create embedded applications and deploy them with drivers that enable domain experts to graphically program all components of the ARM microcontroller including the analog and digital I/O. The module also includes desktop simulation capability to run the programs developed without any additional hardware. Engineers can use the desktop simulation with NI Multisim, the interactive SPICE simulation and circuit analysis software, to simulate the entire signal design chain. Other features include a project wizard that automates configuration and overall setup as well as an interrupt manager that sets up the LabVIEW code to run when specific hardware interrupts occur. In addition to the software, the development kit includes a choice of an MCB2370 evaluation board with an ARM 7 family-based NXP processor or a Stellaris LM3S8962 with a Cortex-M3 processor-based Luminary Micro processor. From $8,999.