San Jose, Calif. National Instruments has extended its LabView graphical system design platform with the introduction of the LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM microcontrollers, targeting ARM 7, ARM 9 and Cortex-M3 microcontroller families.
Using the new module, engineers and scientists can create embedded applications in LabVIEW and deploy them to more than 260 microcontrollers created from microprocessor IP licensed by ARM and manufactured by leading semiconductor companies including Analog Devices, Atmel, Luminary Micro, NXP, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel and Texas Instruments.
The LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers features LabVIEW drivers that make it possible for domain experts to graphically program all components of the ARM microcontroller including the analog and digital I/O. The module also features desktop simulation capabilities so that users can run the programs they develop for an ARM microcontroller on a desktop PC without any additional hardware. The desktop simulation can be used with NI Multisim, the interactive SPICE simulation and circuit analysis software, to simulate the entire signal design chain for a comprehensive embedded system design simulation environment.
Other new features of the LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM microcontrollers include a project wizard that automates configuration and overall setup, and an interrupt manager that simplifies interrupt-driven programming. In addition to the software, National Instruments offers a development kit that includes a choice of a MCB2370 evaluation board with an ARM 7 family-based NXP processor or a Stellaris LM3S8962 with a Cortex-M3 processor-based Luminary Micro processor.
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