National Instruments Corp
Software used as part of the UW Campus License is for Faculty, Staff, and Students only. This software may be used for Teaching and Research purposes. Software may not be used for business purposes, and must be purchased by the company intending to use the software.
The full End User License Agreement (EULA) is available in a PDF file.
Labview may be requested from the College of Engineering Software ordering site. You must have your name and email address listed (and public) in the UW faculty, staff, or student online directory to order Labview.
LabVIEW, from National Instruments, is a graphical programming environment designed specifically for scientists and engineers who need to acquire, analyze, and present scientific data or to control automated processes.
Using LabVIEW, scientists and engineers can acquire data from a variety of sources. Data may be acquired from an instrument such as an oscilloscope or multimeter, or may be acquired through a data acquisition system. Instruments may be connected to a control PC running LabVIEW by a serial, Ethernet, USB, GPIB, or other port. Data may also be read in to LabVIEW from a data file.
Once acquired, LabVIEW can analyze the data by applying a combination of analysis functions. LabVIEW contains hundreds of analysis functions ranging from simple mathematical functions to advanced math (Calculus, ODE’s, linear algebra) and advanced signal processing (FFT’s, filters, Joint Time-Frequency Analysis).
The analyzed data may then be saved to a new file, played out through a signal generator, or shared across a network for others to view the results of the test. Reports may be generated in the form of a text file, Excel spreadsheet, or Word Document.
LabVIEW is a programming environment, but is unique because it is programmed using a graphical dataflow language. Icons representing each function are dropped onto the block diagram.
LabVIEW is used at many companies in the greater Seattle area, including Boeing, Microsoft, and Intel. More information about LabVIEW can be found at http://www.ni.com/labview.
LabView is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux.
Many modules/toolkits are also available for LabVIEW. UW has a license to use these at no cost. A link to the download site is provided at the end of this session. If you are not able to find the software toolkit you are looking for, you can also contact email@example.com for information on obtaining these toolkits.
NI LabVIEW software and NI Multisim software training courses are available online with videos, interactive exercises, and quizzes. Educators, researchers, graduate students, and staff are eligible users:
Self-Paced Online Training
1) Download the core LabVIEW, modules and toolkits, and CD based training kits for Windows software from the UW server. No media, manuals or other physical materials are included. The Fall 2012 release has been repackaged into 4 core DVDs containing the different modules and toolkits.
2) To start, unzip the archives Core1of4.zip and LV_ENG.zip (for English speakers), placing the contents of the LV_ENG.zip archive under the Distributions folder. Now run setup.exe
3) You will be prompted to enter a serial number. Use the serial number provided when you ‘purchased’ the software here.
4) Accept the default installation folders.
5) Choose NI LabVIEW to install..
6) You may see a screen warning you your firewall is enabled.
7) Accept the license agreement.
8) After installing the core LabView software, you will be prompted to install the “Device Driver” cd. Download the files from the Device Drivers folder. Installing the default drivers requires downloading all the files along with the core LabVIEW installer. If you want to install additional NI software or do not plan to use any instruments to acquire data, you can cancel this part of the installation. The latest Windows device drivers can also be downloaded from: http://joule.ni.com/nidu/cds/fn/p/lang/en
9) Choose from a list of device drivers to install.
10) Indicate the location of the device drivers you downloaded and unzipped on your pc. The default location is C:\National Instruments Downloads\NI Device Drivers
11) At the end of the installation, you will be prompted to activate your copy of LabVIEW. Accept the activation.
12) On the next screen, select “Automatically activate through a secure Internet Connection”
13) You will be prompted to enter a serial number. Use the serial number you obtained in step 3 above. This may already be filled in. Click Next.
14) Follow the rest of the activation process and you will see a notice that you have successfully registered.
Mac OS X installation:
1) Download core LabVIEW and device drivers for the mac from the UW server. Select the default installer options.
2) At the end of the LabVIEW installation, you will be prompted to install the “Device Driver” cd. These can also be downloaded at www.ni.com/downloads. If you do not plan to use any instruments to acquire data, you can cancel this part of the installation.
3) Once the installer has completed, you are done with the installation. There is no activation process for Mac OS X.
Technical support is available at http://www.ni.com/support
If you are not able to find the software toolkit you are looking for, you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on obtaining these toolkits.
Contact the College of Engineering at email@example.com
All-College Faculty Meeting
College of Engineering
Tuesday, May 28, 3:30 p.m.
- Dean Judy Ramey: State of the college
- New faculty hires - brief video
- Herbert Sauro: Flip teaching
- Recommendation to grant degrees
- Provost Ana Mari Cauce: State of the university
Community of Innovators
Nominees and awardees will be honored at the Community of Innovators Awards reception.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Paul G. Allen Center,