With tools based on NI LabVIEW software, professors, students, and researchers can implement effective embedded system design. These tools promote experiential learning through an interactive, hands-on environment and are capable of targeting field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and 32-bit microprocessors.
The LabVIEW graphical design environment is a system-level design tool that enables seamless integration of software. The software runs on a desktop computer or a real-time controller/FPGA-based device, such as an NI Single-Board RIO or CompactRIO. For teaching or research labs, the National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) with FPGA or microprocessor partner boards enables complete hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing of an embedded system.