[ Order This Book ]

More Info:


LabVIEW Student Edition : Windows Package
Author: Wells, Lisa K.

Cover: Soft cover
Pages: 280
List Price: $79.00
Published by Prentice Hall
Date Published: 02/1995
ISBN: 0132106914


LabVIEW can be used in a variety of industries and applications including:

  • Simulating heart functions
  • Controlling an ice cream-making process
  • Detecting Hydrogen gas leaks on the space shuttle
  • Monitoring feeding patterns of baby ostriches
  • Modeling power systems to analyze power quality
  • Measuring physical effects of exercise in lab rats
  • Motion control of servo and stepper motors
  • Testing electronic circuit boards in computer and electronic devices

It allows users to have complete interactive control of their software systems. User-friendly, graphical block diagrams avoid text-based coding and serve as the building blocks for a complete instrumentation system.

Users easily graphically assemble software modules; they first build the graphical-user interface called the front panel, then they create the underlying program in the graphical block diagram environment.

LabVIEW allows professors to develop low-cost, but extremely flexible and powerful lab setups.

Students are encouraged to be creative and independent; they will be participating in real-world, practical lab experiments.

Other special features of LabVIEW are:

  • Modularity--users define, modify, interchange, and combine VI building blocks to meet changing application needs.
  • A graphical compiler that generates optimized code with execution speeds comparable to compiled C programs.
  • Built-in VI libraries for GPIB (for IEEE 488 instruments), data acquisition, and serial communication.
  • Programming structures such as For Loops, While Loops, and Case Statements for sequential, repetitive, and branching operations.

System Requirements:

  • Macintosh--68020 processor or higher, 6 MB RAM, 10 MB hard disk space, System 6.0.4 or higher with 32-bit QuickDraw, or System 7.0 or higher.
  • Windows--386SX processor or higher, 6 MB RAM, 10 MB hard disk space, and Windows 3.1 or higher.