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An Arduino Compiler for LabVIEW
The Arduino™ compiler for LabVIEW is a product based on LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) by National Instruments. LabVIEW is a graphical programming language that uses icons instead of lines of text to create applications.
The ArduinoTM compatible compiler for LabVIEW is a compiler that will take a LabVIEW program and compile and download it to ArduinoTM compatible targets. The downloaded code will execute embedded and standalone on the Arduino target. This is very unique and an important step beyond existing products that only provide a way to have LabVIEW function as a simple user interface to a running sketch on an ArduinoTM board.
Two product editions are available. The Home edition is for makers, hobbyists, and students looking to leverage graphical programming for simple standalone embedded systems on low-cost ArduinoTM based hardware. It is also a great educational tool to teach embedded software programming to entry level students using graphical programming without the steep learning curve of the C++ programming language. The Standard edition is for professional use targeted towards test and measurement applications.
- Reduce Hardware Costs – Use low cost Arduino™ hardware for simple LabVIEW applications
- Out of the box Experience – API VIs and function palettes for interfacing with many Arduino™ Shields
- Extremely Optimized – Memory optimization algorithms built into the compiler
- Easy as 1-2-3 – Select a VI, select the target serial port, then Compile and Download
Any original Arduino™ hardware can be a target for this Arduino Compiler for LabVIEW. However, the following boards have been fully tested with the compiler. Other boards may work, although they have not been officially tested and are not supported.
- Arduino™ Uno
- Arduino™ Mega
- Arduino™ Due
- Arduino™ Nano
- Arduino™ Yun
- Arduino™ Leonardo
- Supported native LabVIEW datatypes include arrays, strings, integer and floating point numerics, and booleans
- Over 100 supported native LabVIEW functions from the structures, array, numeric, boolean, string, comparison, and timing palettes
- LabVIEW APIs for accessing the Arduino™ digital I/O, PWM, analog inputs, tone generator, and more
- Built in memory optimization algorithms
- Support for interrupts using Callbacks in LabVIEW
- API VIs for interfacing with many ArduinoTM
- LabVIEW 2014 or higher
- One of the Arduino™ targets listed in the Supported Hardware section
- Arduino™ IDE version 1.5.7 or above installed (free and open source)
In case your application requires more horse power than an Arduino micro controller can provide, we are also working on a couple of hardware targets where you can deploy LabVIEW to run embedded. The TSX-REC4 and the TSX-MULTIRT. The former is a Linux based Quad-core ARM processor and includes 20 fully reconfigurable channels. Each of the channels can be configured via a web application to be either analog input, analog output, digital input, digital output or even an analog switch. The latter is a Dual-Core ARM processor running Linux which includes two powerful micro controllers sharing the same memory bus with the ARM processor. This architecture allows LabVIEW RT to be deployed to run embedded, with real time performance.
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If you missed NIWeek 2016, this is a video with the entire section we gave entitled – Combining the Power of LabVIEW and the Arduino Platform.
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