NI Announces Free Editions of LabVIEW Software for Non-Commercial Users

Test & Measurement solutions leader, National Instruments, has released the LabVIEW Community Edition and LabVIEW NXG Community Edition for use on personal projects.

Free for most non-commercial uses, the LabVIEW Community editions offer the same features as the professional version of the popular systems engineering software. They include an updated version of the LINX toolkit to help engineering hobbyists interface and/or deploy LabVIEW applications to popular maker computing targets like Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoards.

The LabVIEW Community editions also replace LabVIEW for Secondary Schools and provide an engaging way for students in grades K–12 to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Edition also includes the LabVIEW NXG Web Module to help users with little to no web development skills create web applications. By utilizing the software’s graphical programming language, they can create applications in LabVIEW that run entirely in a web browser without the need for additional software. A SystemLink Cloud evaluation is also provided for hosting and sharing web applications.

Over the past few months, users of the beta version of LabVIEW Community have demonstrated new ways to apply the software, including with a crowd-source controlled robot, a tablet user interface for a robotic arm and a digital twin of an actual device used for simulated testing.

Now widely used across many sectors, NI first released LabVIEW over 30 years ago to provide engineers working on applications requiring test, measurement and control with hardware integration and data insights. Over the years as industries have evolved, the software has been enhanced to meet customer needs and market demands and today includes:

  • An intuitive graphical programming language
  • Extensive libraries of IP
  • Wide-ranging hardware connectivity
  • A large developer community

Click here to learn more about and download the LabVIEW Community editions.