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Virtual instrumentation tools for Linux

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NATIONAL Instruments (NI) has introduced its newest virtual instrumentation tools for Linux operating systems, including NI-DAQmx 8 driver software and new instrument drivers for modular instruments.

These products triple the number of NI devices for the Linux OS and make it even easier for the growing number of global Linux OS users to take advantage of the benefits of virtual instrumentation, including increased productivity and lower system costs.

These new products build on the release of the NI LabVIEW 8 graphical development platform, National Instruments’ powerful flagship software that now is fully supported on the Linux OS.

Leveraging PCs and commercial technologies, virtual instrumentation combines the easy-to-integrate NI LabVIEW software with open, cost-effective measurement and control hardware.

With the release of NI-DAQmx 8 driver software, Linux OS users can now use ANSI C or LabVIEW 8 to develop distributed systems using more than 200 NI devices for PCI, PCI Express and PXI, including data acquisition, signal conditioning, dynamic signal acquisition and switching hardware.

Additional new NI instrument drivers for Linux OS deliver the flexibility and power of virtual instrumentation to more specialised modular instruments, such as digital multimeters, high-speed digitisers, arbitrary waveform generators and instrument control devices.

National Instruments also now supports Linux installation for select PXI and VXI controllers.

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