LabVIEW- Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench, by National Instruments is a system-design platform and development environment for a graphical language – visual programming language, originally released for the Apple Macintosh in 1986. LabVIEW is commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, various versions of UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X. LabVIEW is a powerful tool to surpass Windows OS limitations and effectively used for real time developments. Smart developments in instrumentation, Test & Measurement instruments are developed using LabVIEW intelligence and interfaces. Globally LabVIEW is given high importance in engineering syllabus. Experience in LabVIEW based developments and in testing & maintenance is highly acknowledged. To be at par with global trends and technology, proficiency in LabVIEW is necessary for engineers in both academic and industrial careers.
Course includes – WHY LabVIEW, basic logic development using “C” programming, concept of parallel programming using LabVIEW instead of using multi core CPUs, LabVIEW graphical development system, virtual instrumentation approach, hands on - LabVIEW Environment - Front Panel / Block Diagram, Toolbar /Tools Palette, wires, data types, variables, connector panel, math in LabVIEW, data flow programming, Components of a LabVIEW Application - Creating a VI, Data Flow Execution, Additional Help - Finding Functions, debugging techniques, context help window, elements of typical program, clusters, loop, how to make decisions, Getting Data into your Computer- Data Acquisition Devices - NI-DAQ, Simulated Data Acquisition, PC motherboard design, concept of PC add on cards and addressing, ADDA card, image acquisition card, Communication protocols – RS232, USB, GPIB/IEE488, introduction to cDAQ and C modules.