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NATIONAL Instruments has released LabWindows/CVI 7.1, the latest upgrade of the ANSI C development environment. It introduces expanded integration with the NI software platform, increased design-time and run-time productivity and new user interface controls.

LabWindows/CVI now integrates with NI software platforms such as LabVIEW Real-Time, NI-DAQmx 7.3 measurement services software and NI DIAdem data analysis and report generation software.

Now with LabWindows/CVI, engineers who require deterministic and reliable performance can quickly create and debug DLLs in LabVIEW Real-Time for control applications.

LabWindows/CVI 7.1 also delivers a direct data management connection to DIAdem software for offline data analysis and report generation. By integrating these two environments, engineers can manage and analyse terabytes of data beyond the capabilities of standard spreadsheets.

They can also report test data for high channel count or high sampling rate data acquisition systems. Engineers can combine LabWindows/CVI with NI-DAQmx 7.3 to program the NI M Series data acquisition (DAQ) devices, which deliver better accuracy, faster sampling rates, more I/O channels and a lower cost per I/O channel.

Engineers using LabWindows/CVI 7.1 now can create, debug and run TCP applications more efficiently with improved TCP networking and the added ability to access multiple network connections.

The software has additional documentation, examples and enhanced error messages as well as Intellisense capabilities for developing code faster. Engineers can quickly create Internet-based applications with FTP, Telnet, e-mail and ping capabilities.

NI LabWindows/CVI 7.1 also delivers an expanded user interface library featuring a digital graph and splitter control. With the digital graph, engineers can easily display and present their digital data. They can use the splitter control to divide their user interface into multiple sections to examine large amounts of user interface data quickly and easily.

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