LabVIEW 2010 Optimizes Compiler for Faster Code Execution
Mon, 08/09/2010 - 11:12am
National Instruments announced LabVIEW 2010, the latest version of the graphical programming environment for design, test, measurement and control applications. New features include off-the-shelf compiler technologies that execute code an average of 20 percent faster and a marketplace for evaluating and purchasing add-on toolkits for easily integrating custom functionality into the platform. For FPGA users, LabVIEW 2010 delivers a new IP Integration Node that makes it possible to integrate any third-party FPGA IP into LabVIEW applications and is compatible with the Xilinx CORE Generator. LabVIEW gives users drag-and-drop, graphical function blocks and wires that resemble a flowchart to develop their sophisticated systems. It offers integration with thousands of hardware devices, provides hundreds of built-in libraries for advanced analysis and data visualization and is scalable across multiple OSs and targets such as x86 processors, real-time OSs (RTOSs) and FPGAs. For more advanced users and development groups, LabVIEW 2010 includes new features that improve interfaces to reusable code, group VIs and their hierarchy for faster build times and separate the VI source code from the compiled version to aid in source code management. These capabilities are suitable for large group development where code maintenance across many users, software versions and computer platforms is critical.