LabVIEW for Instrument Control


Automating measurements is critical to optimizing tests for time, throughput, and reliability. LabVIEW helps you develop automation systems faster with over 850 math and analysis functions, drag-and-drop UI elements, and instrument drivers that handle the bus-level communication needed to communicate with stand-alone instruments. By using LabVIEW to automate instrumentation, you can incorporate thousands of NI and third-party instruments to build reusable test solutions that you can program and reconfigure to meet your evolving needs.

Top 10 Reasons to Use LabVIEW for Instrument Control

Build Test Code Faster

The LabVIEW compiler handles thread swapping, parallel execution, and memory allocation so you can focus on building your tests instead of worrying about low-level details. LabVIEW includes over 850 built-in analysis and math functions, so you don’t have to spend time integrating or rewriting IP.

Reuse Your Existing Instrumentation

Choose from over 10,000 free drivers in the IDNet instrument driver library to integrate any hardware into your system. LabVIEW provides the acquisition, analysis, and reporting features you need to create custom, reconfigurable applications that scale as your test requirements change.

Protect Your Existing Software Investment

LabVIEW interoperates with your existing C, .NET, or .m code so you don’t have to rewrite your tests. You can call LabVIEW code directly from TestStand, which removes the need for you to write a custom test sequencer and saves you hundreds of hours of development time per test system.

Find a Driver for Your Instrument

Download free open-source instrument drivers with ready-to-run examples and start communicating with your instrument today.

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