National Instruments today announced the LabWindows/CVI 2010 Service Pack 1 for increased stability and reliability. LabWindows/CVI is ideal for ANSI C programmers in the test, measurement and control industries who are developing software to interface with hardware for collecting, analyzing and presenting data or controlling instruments. The Service Pack upgrade includes bug fixes and improved stability for LabWindows/CVI 2010. The release is an exclusive update for members of the NI Standard Service and Volume License programs and is downloadable now from ni.com.
LabWindows/CVI is a complete, fully integrated ANSI C development environment tailored to building powerful test and control applications. The intuitive, self-documenting CVI GUI designer and source code editor give programmers efficient tools for project-style application development. With productivity in mind, CVI delivers powerful debugging capabilities such as memory leak detection tools and the ability to attach to a preexisting process to debug running applications.
For added debugging ability and code performance optimization, programmers can use the NI LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler Toolkit, which offers run-time profiling by gathering and graphing execution timing data of functions and threads to identify bottlenecks. Programmers also can take advantage of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technologies by using the FPGA-Interface C API in LabWindows/CVI to create an ANSI C host application that communicates with running FPGA code.
LabWindows/CVI also includes deployment build tools to create customized, patchable deployments that target all the latest versions of Windows, Linux® and Pharlap Real-Time OS. In addition to being a fully integrated environment, CVI is shipped with hardware configuration assistants as well as built-in measurement and analysis libraries. With tight hardware integration, programmers can drag and drop driver API functions into their code, making it easy to create applications for instrument control and hardware I/O.
Readers can learn more by visiting ni.com/lwcvi.
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