National Instruments Labview

We offer software development for test and other applications using Labview. Labview is a rapid prototyping software toolset that natively interfaces with most test hardware available today.

 

Embedded Control and Monitoring Systems
Prototype with FPGA technology.

 

Instrument Control
Easily automate any stand-alone instrument.

 

Automated Test and Validation Systems
Reduce test system development time and analyze test results.

 

Acquire and Analyze Measurement Data
Measure any sensor on any bus.

 

 

From the inception of an idea to the commercialization of a widget, NI’s unique platform-based approach to engineering and science applications has driven progress across a wide variety of industries. Central to this approach is LabVIEW, a development environment designed specifically to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists. With a graphical programming syntax that makes it simple to visualize, create, and code engineering systems, LabVIEW is unmatched in helping you reduce test times, deliver business insights based on collected data, and translate ideas into reality. LabVIEW is designed to interoperate with other software, whether alternative development approaches or open-source platforms, to ensure you can use all of the tools available to you.

 

Case studies

Subaru

In the highly competitive market of automotive design, Subaru must adapt quickly
to new standards in safety and fuel economy. To satisfy the control quality level
required in Subaru’s first production model hybrid vehicle, the XV Crosstrek
Hybrid, the automaker needed to create strenuous test conditions that are difficult
to achieve using real machines. Subaru used LabVIEW to quickly rotate through
environmental simulations and perform stringent tests in significantly less time
while adding new tests that were previously impossible. This ultimately produced
a safer, more economical vehicle.

View the Subaru case study

Airbus

Ensuring the quality and safety of modern airplanes requires a manufacturing and assembly process that includes tens of thousands of steps. From tool choice to the tightness of bolts, even the slightest mistake in this process could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix. Using LabVIEW to design prototypes and deploy code to smaller form factors, Airbus developed smart tools that understand operator actions, automatically adjust to proper settings, and monitor and log results—all in a tenth of the time a traditional approach takes. The result is a more efficient process that saves time, money, and, most importantly, lives.

View the Airbus case study

 

National Grid UK

As energy demand increases and fossil fuel plants are decommissioned, the power industry is facing a critical evolution. Limited by traditional measurement systems that require significant downtime for upgrades, transmission system operator National Grid UK used LabVIEW to create and deploy an advanced grid measurement system that can be upgraded in real time without the need for downtime. This solution depends on the modularity and flexibility that LabVIEW provides to drop in new code functionality as needed. With this increase in productivity and reliability, National Grid UK is keeping the lights on for nearly 20 million people.

View the National Grid case study