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Introduction (National Instruments Home Page)

LABVIEW is a Graphical Development Environment from National Instruments Ltd LabVIEW allows acquiring, analyzing, and presenting data. LabVIEW is a graphical development environment that helps to quickly build data acquistion, instrumentation and control systems. To specify system functionality simply assemble block diagrams - a natrural design notation for Scientists and Engineers. The tight integrations of LabVIEW with measurement hardware facilitates rapid development of data acquisition and control, analysis, and presentation solutions.

Some Useful Links

LabVIEW Academic Web page (at NI Ltd)

Software DVDs

Software comprises a DVD for each OS and various modules for:

    1. Windows
    2. Linux
    3. Mac
    • Labview Real-Time Module (not available for Linux O/S)
    • Labview Datalogging & Supervisory Control Module (not available for Linux O/S)
    • LabWindows/CVI & Measurement Studio Full Development
    • IMAQ Vision Developer
    • IMAQ Vision Builder
    • DIAdem Data Analysis & Report Generation
    Please contact the Computer Operators to borrow the DVDs. The current version is Spring 2013 (2009 version with Service Pack 1).

Software included in the License:

Software covered by the Site License (PDF file)

On-line Installation (For Windows)

To carry out an on-line installation, on your PC, Start --> Run : \\diva-appserv\windows\labview. and click on OK. This will display the folders for version 8.5, 8.6 and 2010 respectively. Choose the appropriate folder for the version you require. The 2010 version (Spring 2010 version, 2009 version with SP1) has the following folders :

  • Control and Embedded
  • Core Software 1
  • Core Software 2
  • Device Drivers (Feb 2010)
  • Signal Processing and Communications
Choose the appropriate folder and continue

Activation Instructions

  • Borrow the Labview CDs from the Computer Operators
  • Obtain the Serial Number using your PIN code.
  • Install your LabView Software
  • Obtain the Computer ID (see below).
  • Obtain the Activation code for your computer (see below).
    1. If your computer is connected to the internet use that by quoting the serial number and your computer ID after selecting the product (LabView).
    2. If your computer is not connected to the internet find a computer which is connected to the internet and access the web page (given below) and by quoting the serial number and the computer ID (on which Labview is to be used).
  • Launch the License Activation Wizard and quote the 20-character activation code.