Create more robust, more flexible LabVIEW applications--through software design principles! Writing LabVIEW software to perform a complex task is never easy--especially when those last-minute feature requests cause a complexity explosion in your system, forcing you to rework much of your code! Jon Conway and Steve Watts offer a better solution: LCOD-LabVIEW Component Oriented Design--which, for the first time, applies the theories and principles of software design to LabVIEW programming. The material is presented in a lighthearted, engaging manner that makes learning enjoyable, even if you're not a computer scientist. LCOD software engineering techniques make your software more robust and better able to handle complexity--by making it simpler! Even large, industrial-grade applications become manageable. Design to embrace flexibility first, making changes and bug fixes much less painful Pragmatic discussion of the authors' tried and tested techniques, written by--and for--working programmers Covers design principles; LCOD overview, implementation, and complementary techniques; engineering essentials; style issues; and more Complete with practical advice on requirements gathering, prototyping, user interface design, and rich with examples Work through an example LCOD project (all code included on companion Web site) to tie the lessons together This book is intended for test engineers, system integrators, electronics engineers, software engineers, and other intermediate to advanced LabVIEW programmers. None of the methods discussed are complex, so users can benefit as soon as they are proficient with the syntax of LabVIEW.Go to the companion Web site located at http: //author.phptr.com/watts/ for full source code and book updates.
LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench) developed by National Instruments is a graphical programming environment. Its ease of use allows engineers and students to streamline the creation of code visually, leaving time traditionally spent on debugging for true comprehension of DSP. This book is perfect for practicing engineers, as well as hardware and software technical managers who are familiar with DSP and are involved in system-level design. With this text, authors Kehtarnavaz and Kim have also provided a valuable resource for students in conventional engineering courses. The integrated lab exercises create an interactive experience which supports development of the hands-on skills essential for learning to navigate the LabVIEW program. Digital Signal Processing System-Level Design Using LabVIEW is a comprehensive tool that will greatly accelerate the DSP learning process. Its thorough examination of LabVIEW leaves no question unanswered. LabVIEW is the program that will demystify DSP and this is the book that will show you how to master it. * A graphical programming approach (LabVIEW) to DSP system-level design * DSP implementation of appropriate components of a LabVIEW designed system * Providing system-level, hands-on experiments for DSP lab or project courses
This book brings together everything you need to achieve superior results with PC-based image processing and analysis. Thomas Klinger combines a highly accessible overview of the field's key concepts, tools, and techniques; the first expert introduction to NI's breakthrough IMAQ Vision software; and several start-to-finish application case studies. You also get an extensive library of code and image samples, as well as a complete trial version of IMAQ Vision for Windows.
-- Projects include many program files in LabView, Mathcad and SPICE which professionals would not have time to create on their own.-- LabView allows engineers to turn their desktop into the instrument-- Analog circuit design is still vital in building communications devices - the addition of LabView makes this process more precise and time efficientThis book presents a study of analog electronics. It consists of theory and closely coupled experiments, which are based entirely on computer-based data acquisition using LabView. The topics included treat many of the relevant aspects of basic modern electronics.
The graphical nature of LabVIEW makes it ideal for test and measurement applications and its use brings significant improvements in productivity over conventional programming languages. However, comprehensive treatments of the more advanced topics have been scattered and difficult to find-until now. LabVIEW Advanced Programming Techniques offers in-depth coverage of the subjects that move you to the next level of programming-the level that allows full exploitation of LabVIEW's power and utility. These topics include: Active X: Gain the background needed to use Active X in your LabVIEW applications. Object-Oriented Technologies: Get a clear description of object analysis and see examples of how it can apply to LabVIEW applications. Application structure: Discover a three-tiered architecture that results in robust, flexible, and easy to maintain code. State machines: Get extensive coverage of several types of state machines-arguably the most useful programming tool available. Exception handling: Learn how to detect, process, and resolve exceptions in your code. Instrument drivers: See the value drivers bring to code readability and maintenance -Learn the techniques for constructing reusable drivers. Multi-threading: Learn how to look at a LabVIEW code diagram to determine how many threads your application can use, then optimize the performance of the application.
This interactive, hands-on guide to AC/DC circuits, machines, devices, and power electronics uses custom-written LabVIEW Virtual Instruments to illuminate every key concept using simulation and animation.
Image Acquisition and Processing With LabVIEWä combines the general theory of image acquisition and processing, the underpinnings of LabVIEW and the NI Vision toolkit, examples of their applications, and real-world case studies in a clear, systematic, and richly illustrated presentation. Designed for LabVIEW programmers, it fills a significant gap in the technical literature by providing a general training manual for those new to National Instruments (NI) Vision application development and a reference for more experienced vision programmers. A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains libraries of the example images and code referenced in the text, additional technical white papers, a demonstration version of LabVIEW 6.0, and an NI IMAQ demonstration that guides you through its features. System Requirements: Using the code provided on the CD-ROM requires LabVIEW 6.1 or higher and LabVIEW Vision Toolkit 6.1 or higher. Some of the examples also require IMAQ Vision Builder 6.1 or higher, the IMAQ OCR toolkit, and IMAQ 1394 drivers.
The practical, succinct LabVIEW data acquisition tutorial for every professional. No matter how much LabVIEW experience you have, this compact tutorial gives you core skills for producing virtually any data acquisition (DAQ) application-input and output. Designed for every engineer and scientist, LabVIEW for Data Acquisition begins with quick-start primers on both LabVIEW and DAQ, and builds your skills with extensive code examples and visual explanations drawn from Bruce Mihura's extensive experience teaching LabVIEW to professionals. Includes extensive coverage of DAQ-specific programming techniques Real-world techniques for maximizing accuracy and efficiency The 10 most common LabVIEW DAQ development problems-with specific solutions Addresses simulation, debugging, real-time issues, and network/distributed systems Preventing unauthorized changes to your LabVIEW code An overview of transducers for a wide variety of signals Non-NI alternatives for hardware and software LabVIEW for Data Acquisition includes an extensive collection of real-world LabVIEW applications, lists of LabVIEW tips and tricks, coverage of non-NI software and hardware alternatives, and much more. Whatever data acquisition application you need to create, this is the book to start and finish with. RELATED WEBSITE The accompanying website includes an evaluation version of LabVIEW and key LabVIEW code covered in the book.