The LabVIEW Real-Time Module is an add-on component for the LabVIEW development system that you can use to create and debug reliable, deterministic applications that run on stand-alone embedded hardware targets. With the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, you can develop applications for all NI real-time hardware targets including NI CompactRIO, stand-alone NI CompactDAQ, PXI, vision systems, and standard desktop PCs. The embedded real-time OS included with LabVIEW Real-Time is a single dedicated kernel that provides maximum reliability and consistent timing for embedded applications. The LabVIEW Real-Time Module works with NI hardware running either the Phar Lap ETS, VxWorks, or NI Linux Real-Time OS.
The LabVIEW 2014 Real-Time Module provides support for embedded UIs on select targets running NI Linux Real-Time; note that this functionality is enabled only in the English version of the module. LabVIEW features a wide variety of signal processing and analysis functions that also work in LabVIEW Real-Time applications.
A deployment license is included with the purchase of NI real-time hardware targets, but you must purchase an additional LabVIEW Real-Time Deployment License to deploy your LabVIEW Real-Time applications to third-party PCs or NI hardware targets that you upgrade from running an alternate OS (such as PXI controllers originally ordered with Windows).
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You can optionally order the LabVIEW Real-Time Module as part of a LabVIEW suite. The LabVIEW Embedded Control and Monitoring Suite features LabVIEW and the recommended add-ons specifically for building embedded control and monitoring systems on NI reconfigurable I/O hardware. The LabVIEW HIL and Real-Time Test Suite combines LabVIEW with NI VeriStand, a configuration-based software environment for efficiently creating real-time testing applications.
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