How to interface arduino with Labview Installation guide


Contents:


  • Introduction to labview
  • How to interface arduino with labview
  • VISA drivers installation
  • VI package manager installation
  • Installation of linx makerhub libraries
  • Activation of labview

Introduction to labview:

Labview is an advance tool for Engineers and industrial application.LabVIEW is an integrated development environment designed specifically for engineers and scientists building measurement and control systems. Labview is effective simulation software that can simulate lab tasks,equipments and industrial complexity.
It simplifies the complexity.Use an intuitive graphical programming syntax that was designed for the way an engineer maps thoughts to code.
Labview has first-Class Hardware Integration.It acquire data from any measurement hardware over any bus.
Custom User Interfaces of labview rapidly develop user interfaces for data visualization and user input with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface.
One more feature discussing here is Extensive Analysis and Signal Processing IP Develop algorithms for data analysis and advanced control.
These are the common features of Labview.We can perform more tasks related to our projects.
The best thing we can easily control everything from simulation.

How to interface arduino with labview:


Arduino is the best open source hardware tool.we can easily interface control and simulate our hardware on labview.For example we have to control the speed of motors or we have to make a binary logic conversion,we just have to make some simple block diagram programming on labview.we don't need to perform any arduino coding and conversion relations.These are the basic examples the basic concepts.we can control measure and perform many difficult tasks using labview.The arduino projects can be easily controlled and monitored through labview.
For interfacing arduino with Labview we have to install some drivers, makerhub libraries and VI package manger. These are few simples installations steps.

First You have to do these four installations:

Download from the links below or from any other source:

1. Download LabVIEW 2016 from this link


http://ftp.ni.com/…/other/down…/2016LV-WinEng_downloader.exe



2.Download NI VISA drivers from this link


http://ftp.ni.com/…/so…/visa/NI-VISA/5.2/win/visa520full.exe



3. Download and install VI Package Manager from this Link


https://vipm.jki.net/download



4. After installing VI Package manager, open it and in search bar type "LINX" and install the LINX makerHUB library.

After installing all these libraries Open the Labview and follow the following steps:
  • Go to files>open New VI
The following two screens will be open up.
One is Control panel and other is block diagram:



  • Go on to the tools of any window>MakerHub>LINX>LINX Firmware wizard..
    This window will open up:

Connect your arduino board to the Port before this step:
Now choose the Device type: your arduino board >click Next>Choose serial port>Next and Finish.
it will burn the pre build Hex.and then click on Finish.

After these steps come back towards the two windows Control panel and Block diagram:|
Now everything is ready for you to build and test.We will see Examples in next tutorials.

Activation of Labview:

Labview is a Ni instruments Software.Its activator is free and for lifetime.
Click on the Download by entering your E-mail address.The download will automatically starts.
  • Open the activator >check the boxes>the boxes will turn green>select the desired activation file and go to files or Right click  and click on > Activate
It will Activate...Now Enjoy...
You can also Generate serial key for any Ni desired product by clicking on generate serial key.
Here is the Ni Activator Download link:


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