Electronic Design

Graphical Programming IDE Streamlines App Creation With Embedded Development Module

With National Instruments' LabView graphical development environment, even novice developers can create sophisticated data-acquisition or process-control systems by just selecting some virtual peripheral modules and wiring them together. Menu-driven configuration provides exceptional control over these software modules.

The new Embedded Development Module (EDM) lets developers turn virtual peripheral modules into real hardware. The EDM software targets an array of 32-bit embedded processors, including a number of off-the-shelf development boards that will work with EDM out of the box. EDM also includes a framework for integrating I/O drivers and board support packages for new development boards or custom designs.

EDM takes graphically designed applications and converts them into C code, which can be used with the target processor's tool chain. This permits easy integration with legacy code or libraries created outside of LabView.

The LabView DSP Module targets DSP-specific platforms, such as the NI Speedy-33 boards and the TMS320-C6711 and C6713 DSK boards from Texas Instruments. It's integrated with the LabView Digital Filter Design Toolkit, which also is part of EDM. The toolkit lets developers using the graphical LabView interface download and configure digital filter support. The DSP Module suits academic and training institutions.

The LabView Embedded Development Module costs $9995, and the DSP Module goes for $1995.

National Instruments
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