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Virtual instrumentation software simplifies data acquisition


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National Instruments ( has released LabVIEW 7.1 virtual instrumentation (VI) software. The release includes five new VIs for NI digitizers, signal generators and digital I/O, and allows for graphical debugging of real-time systems.

Engineers can use the PDA Module to create customized handheld DMM applications and communicate with Bluetooth-enabled devices. The FPGA Module is said to develop FPGA code that executes as efficiently as hand-coded VHDL and an HDL interface node is said to allow existing VHDL code to be reused in LabVIEW.


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