NI Labs – Emerging Technologies for Virtual Instrumentation Available On-Line
On the site you’ll find several technologies. Each one lists the required software/hardware you’ll need to run it. Most are software-only so no hardware is required for those. If you don’t have the required software, you can find a link to an evaluation version of it. After downloading, you’ll find a Word document that describes the installation and use of the code. Most have installers but a few contain zip files of VIs to place into your folder. Also, upon downloading you’ll receive a link that shows you where to post questions and any feedback you may have.
One of my favorite technologies is the Graphical Timing Software which lets users build diagrams using icons and wires that represent hardware units and timing signals rather than dataflow. This is a mind shift for the long-term LabVIEW user but for those with FPGA-based applications that deal with timing and synchronization, the technology cleans up the diagram and makes for a more efficient implementation in software.
BTW – In April I posted on a new technology called Twitter which let’s users post messages to a common board on the web and enables others to see where you are and what you’re doing. I mentioned this would be a great tool for NI Week given the scale and scope of the conference. Well, this year at NI Week 2007, Twitter is available. You can login here.
We’ll see you at NI Week 2007.