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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

20th Anniversary LabVIEW 8.20 Released Today

Today, 8/8 at 8:20 am, National Instruments released the 20th Anniversary Edition was released, featuring native Object Oriented programming and support for Intel Macintosh machines.

Other Headlines:

National Instruments LabVIEW 8.20 page
Business Wire Post


Blogger Six13 said...

I wonder when this release will translate to the UniBin version of MindStorms NXT?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 7:23:00 AM  
Blogger Christian said...

Well yeas and no. It was anounced and released for Windows, but the Mac version won't be available till next month. At least, that's what I was told when I tried to download the Mac OS X version.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 6:02:00 PM  
Blogger odjau said...

Great news, but there is no information about Mac OS version on :(
It's always the same, just windows exist :( What about UB, Daq-mx support...
Fortunately, there is your blog :)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

When you go to buy LabVIEW 8.20 it says its available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and will be shipping soon.

Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:30:00 AM  
Blogger odjau said...

"When you go to buy LabVIEW 8.20 it says its available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and will be shipping soon." --> on the french part of NI website, we can red the following specification :
"# Génération de code automatique avec le DAQ Assistant et Instrument I/O Assistant
# Développement graphique rapide d'interface utilisateur pour afficher les données en direct
# Communication en réseau complète : TCP/IP, UDP, IrDA, Web
# Connectivité ouverte avec bibliothèques partagées
# Bibliothèques complètes pour l'analyse de mesure et le traitement de signal
# Environnement de développement graphique complet
# Intégration étroite avec un large éventail de matériels d'acquisition de données et de contrôle d'instruments"

To my understanding, the first "#" says that Daq-mx is fully supported... It's the truth ?? I hope that but I don't believe it :(
The last "#" says that a lot of acquisition device are supported... like DSA board, USB module ??

Friday, August 11, 2006 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

Full DAQ mx is not available on Mac yet. DAQ mx Base will get you quite a bit.

Friday, August 11, 2006 6:49:00 AM  
Blogger ershler said...

DAQmx base is virtually useless for any serious data acquisition because it does not support DMA transfers. Here's something interesting. I have a new MacBook Pro set up with Bootcamp to dual boot OS X and Windows. I have installed LabView 8 on the MBP on the Windows side along with DAQmx. Using an Express Card interface to a PXI chassis with a PXI 6534, the system easily handles continuous 8 Mbytes/sec data transfers to disk. All the while sorting out some of the data and displaying it in real time. I have acquired 10 of minutes of data with this system without losing a single sample. I'm shortly going to try the same trick with a Mac Pro desktop. Bottom line, the hardware is all there driven by Intel processors. We just need full DAQmx support for OS X. I have to get Windows out of the picture. It's just too much of a hassle to run and maintain with all the security issues. DAQmx for OS X PLEASE!!!!!!!

Friday, August 18, 2006 3:08:00 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

So when will the web-page be updated to reflect the fact that intel macs are supported. I even called and asked a rep. they didn't know if they were and didn't even know who to ask. Really frustrating we have a large lab of 20+ Labview stations and all the developers would love to switch to the Mac.

Sadly the io seams to be falling even further behind. Where is the PCIExpress support. How about an interface to a PXI Chassis so a standard bench set up can be an iMac with PXI Chassis. The only choice now is using a windows based controller because RT does not exist for OS X.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:59:00 PM  

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