National Instruments is hosting NIWeek for some 3,000 engineers, educators, and scientists Aug 4 to 6. It's the company's 15th annual customer and technology conference.
The conference also features keynote presentations and demonstrations.
As such, National Instruments has announced Labview 2009, the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development.
Labview 2009 is intended to simplify development of parallel hardware architectures with multicore systems. Its is also offering new compiler improvements and IP that enhance field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design.
To be sure, NI has a sturdy ecosystem built around Labview so that from now on the company will not release versions such as 8.6 or 8.7 but is applying an annual release cycle for Labview, with version names based on the year of release.
The annual release cycle solidifies the schedule, stability and feature scope of each new release to provide an easy upgrade process for customers, according to NI.
You can download the evaluation software.
In addition, David Barrett, director of the Senior Consulting Program for Engineering (SCOPE) and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Olin College, will deliver the closing keynote address at NIWeek. He will share his insights on how robotics in industry and engineering education is poised to revolutionize the way people interact with technology in their daily lives.
He will also participate in the in a panel discussion along with Ellen Purdy, enterprise director of Joint Ground Robotics for the U.S. Department of Defense; Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and president of DEKA Research and Development Corporation; and Jeanne Dietsch, CEO and cofounder of MobileRobots.
Look for a special issue on robotics coming in late September from EE Times.