Check out the New LabVIEW Home Bundle!

NI LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform used by millions of engineers and scientists for problem solving, data acquisition & analysis, instrument control, automated testing & validation, prototyping, and more. Now, there’s LabVIEW Home, a brand new product for Digilent, which has been targeted at makers and students, allowing anyone to program visually, using icons and wires to connect hardware and other applications in a single environment.

Multisim: Why, Oh Why, Would I Need That?

If you’ve been keeping up with Digilent over that last couple of years, you may have heard about our merger with National Instruments. We’ve collaborated to create new products, and we’ve expanded our capabilities to work with more of NI’s products. One of those products is Multisim, a full-function testing and simulation environment for analog, digital, and power electronics designs.

LabVIEW Hacker Session Tomorrow!

A couple of weeks ago, Davis wrote about LabVIEW, LabVIEW Hacker, and his experiences with both. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a half-day session with Sam Kristoff, founder of LabVIEW Hacker on November 5 from 2-6 p.m. PST. No prior experience is necessary, and software will be provided. There will be chipKIT hardware on loan, and we’ll learn the basics of LabVIEW.

Who is LabVIEW Hacker?

So what exactly is LabVIEW? LabVIEW is National Instruments’ program development environment. The name is short for “laboratory virtual instrument engineering workbench”. NI created LabVIEW to enable domain experts to focus on building systems by abstracting the hardware and software. For example, their hardware and software allows a chemist to focus on chemistry and not get bogged down with analog signal conditioning for thermal couples or advanced programming techniques.

NI Week 2014 Recap — Fun in Austin!

NI Week was awesome! From the concert-level production keynotes, to student presentations, to the LabVIEW code-off, it was so inspiring to see thousands of people rallying around technology, industry and education. It’s so hard to narrow it down to just a few highlights, but here’s my best attempt.