The LabVIEW Express VI Development Toolkit is now available from
National Instruments. The toolkit lets developers create interactive Express Virtual Instruments (Vis) to simplify development of test, measurement, and control applications.
National Instruments announced in January that it was bringing the LabVIEW graphical development environment, first created on Mac OS more than 15 years ago, to Mac OS X (10.2 and higher). With LabVIEW for Mac OS X, scientists and engineers can create applications, or virtual instruments (VIs), for acquiring, analyzing, and presenting a range of technical data, including temperature, pressure, vibration and voltage.
Express VIs are designed to reduce development time and the learning curve associated with software tools by encapsulating the functionality of five to 15 standard virtual instruments in single, interactive VIs that require little or no programming to configure.
With the LabVIEW Express VI Development Toolkit, developers can create Express VIs by modifying an existing standard VI or one of the 38 Express VIs that ship with LabVIEW 7 Express, or by customizing a blank template. The toolkit features built-in validation tools. What’s more, developers can use LabVIEW debugging tools, including custom probes and conditional breakpoints. Additionally, for each Express VI, developers can create custom Help files to walk the end user through VI configuration.
A demo is available at the National Instruments Web site.
Pricing details are available online.