National Instruments offers 6,000 drivers for control
For more than 30 years, National Instruments has been a leader in developing technology for integrating and connecting computers with stand-alone instrumentation. With the NI Instrument Driver Network, users can download LabVIEW Plug and Play and Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI) instrument drivers certified by NI and remotely control thousands of instruments, including the latest PXI, Ethernet, LXI, GPIB and USB instruments, from LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI or Visual Studio. National Instruments continually works with industry-leading instrumentation vendors including Agilent Technologies, Anritsu Company and Tektronix to develop drivers for a wide variety of popular instruments such as multimeters, oscilloscopes and signal generators.
In addition to providing extensive support for the most popular instrumentation, the NI Instrument Driver Network now includes the LabVIEW SDI-12 API for interfacing with thousands of environmental monitoring sensors. The SDI-12 protocol is commonly used for environmental data acquisition (EDA) applications such as climate change tracking, water collection and testing, ecological research, soil monitoring, agriculture and weather analysis. By combining the SDI-12 API with the flexibility of LabVIEW, users can create SDI-12 applications ranging from simple data collection and analysis to automated communication, data recording and Web publishing.
Adopted by engineers and scientists worldwide, LabVIEW provides a high-level, easy-to-use programming interface that is ideal for instrument control. The software also offers tools that reduce development time such as the Instrument Driver Finder, which helps users instantly search and download drivers from the NI Instrument Driver Network within the LabVIEW environment, and the Instrument I/O Assistant, a utility that helps users perform simple instrument I/O tasks or create their own instrument drivers. Additionally, LabVIEW Plug and Play instrument drivers provide source code native to the development environment and a standard programming model, making it easy to add instruments to a test system without learning new communication protocols or programming paradigms.
About National Instruments
National Instruments is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,800 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past nine years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
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