- January 23, 2018
- National Instruments Corporation
January 23, 2018 – NI, the provider of platform-based systems, announced a release of LabVIEW NXG, the next generation of LabVIEW engineering system design software. This version of LabVIEW NXG introduces key functionality, particularly for engineers developing, deploying and managing automated test and measurement systems. This release introduces the WebVI, a VI type for building web-based user interfaces (UIs) that can be deployed to any web browser – PC, tablet or phone – with no plug-ins or installers. Additionally the SystemDesigner feature automatically discovers connected hardware, displays installed drivers and directly links to available NI and third-party instrument drivers if they are not yet installed. Furthermore, this release expands hardware support to thousands of box instruments and NI’s PXI modular instrumentation. Now, LabVIEW NXG also delivers programming capabilities such as object-oriented programming and integration with the industry-leading TestStand test management software. NI designed several features in LabVIEW NXG, such as the WebVI, for use with existing LabVIEW applications without the need for extensive software refactoring. Engineers can reuse test code, including code written with LabVIEW NXG or LabVIEW, through a package manager interface built on industry-standard package formats. This latest update to the next generation of LabVIEW continues a series of releases aimed to expand engineering capabilities from design to test. From simple DAQ applications to building complex test systems and smart machines, LabVIEW is designed to help reduce time to market and accelerate engineering productivity.