National Instruments LabVIEW to Reduce TI DSP Development Time

8/7/2002 - National Instruments will integrate its LabVIEW graphical measurement software with TI Code Composer Studio development tools. Working together, these two industry-leading software packages significantly cut development time for TI-based DSP systems.

"With the integration of LabVIEW and Code Composer Studio, TI customers can soon take full advantage of the benefits of virtual instrumentation," said John Schanzenbach, TI Software Development Tools Platform Manager. "Using LabVIEW intuitive graphical programming and seamless integration with measurement I/O, TI DSP customers can verify their product designs much earlier in the design process."

LabVIEW integration with Code Composer Studio solves the traditional complexity of developing tests for DSP systems, which typically delays design validation until after product prototypes are built. Engineers can use LabVIEW during the design modeling phase to create tests that identify design flaws before prototype construction. This vastly reduces the time it takes to ship robust products to market, which is vital for designers of digital media players, wireless LAN systems, optical networking systems, motor controls, household appliances, and other products that incorporate DSP chips.

By integrating measurements earlier in the design flow, LabVIEW becomes an even more powerful and useful design tool for measurement and validation, said John Graff, NI Vice President of Marketing. "Design engineers have long used LabVIEW to create powerful virtual instruments that perform a wide range of measurement and automation tasks throughout the design process," said Graff. "With the integration of LabVIEW and Code Composer Studio, TI DSP customers will more easily improve, debug, and rework designs, ultimately speeding product development time."

NI plans to demonstrate the integration of LabVIEW and Code Composer Studio at the TI Developer Conference beginning August 6 in Houston, Texas, and at the Design Pavilion at NIWeek 2002, which begins August 14 in Austin, Texas.

About National Instruments (
National Instruments leverages commercial technologies, such as industry-standard computers and the Internet, to deliver customer-defined measurement and automation solutions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 2,900 employees and direct operations in 37 countries. NI increases the productivity of engineers and scientists worldwide by delivering easy-to-integrate software and modular hardware. In 2001, the company sold products to more than 24,000 different companies in more than 60 countries around the world. For the past three consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

About the Texas Instruments Third-Party Program (
National Instruments is a member of the TI TMS320 third-party program, the most extensive collection of global DSP development support in the industry. With more than 600 independent companies and consultants, TI's customers have easy access to a broad range of application software, development hardware and software, and consulting services.

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