Targeting engineering students who need a hands-on approach to learning key digital signal processing techniques, National Instruments has introduced its LabVIEW DSP Module.
The Module is suited for application areas such as communications, custom-control algorithms, digital and least-mean-square (LMS) filtering and audio processing and analysis.
Including tools for designing, implementing and analyzing DSP-based algorithms and systems, the LabVIEW DSP Module can be used to directly program Texas Instruments TMS320C6711 and C6713 DSK evaluation boards and NI SPEEDY-33 boards with signal processing functions and programming constructs, such as spectral analysis and filtering, without requiring a separate DSP compiler.
It can also be used to reduce iteration design cycles and overall development time, as well as to make changes in real time on actual DSP hardware to instantly display results.
The LabVIEW DSP module integrates with the NI LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit for downloading filters designed with LabVIEW to TI and NI DSP hardware devices.
The Digital Filter Design Toolkit includes tools for modeling and creating software-based digital filters as well as LabVIEW FPGA code-generation capabilities for chip-level implementation. The DSP Module and Digital Filter Design Toolkit are included in National Instruments academic site license packages.