how to interface arduino with labview
Arduino LabView

How to interface arduino with Labview Installation guide

 LabView Installation Guide


  1. Introduction to LabView
  2. How to interface Arduino with LabView
  3. VISA drivers installation
  4. VI package manager installation
  5. Installation of Linx maker hub libraries
  6. Activation of LabView

Step: 01Introduction to LabView:

Labview is an advanced tool for Engineers and industrial applications.The 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, equipment, 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 acquires data from any measurement hardware over any bus.

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 the simulation.

Step: 02How to interface Arduino with LabView:

Arduino is the best open source hardware tool.we can easily interface control and simulate our hardware LabViewiew. (E.g): we have to control the speed of motors or we have to make a binary logic conversion on, we just have to make some simple block diagram programming on LabView. So we don’t need to perform any Arduino coding and conversion relations.These are the basic examples. 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 manager. These are few simples installations steps.

First You have to do these four installations:

Download from the links below or from any other source:

01LabVIEW 2016 from this link…/other/down…/2016LV-WinEng_downloader.exe

02Download NI VISA drivers from this link or search it from anywhere if this link show error:…/so…/visa/NI-VISA/5.2/win/visa520full.exe

03Download and install VI Package Manager from this Link

04After 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 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.

Step: 03Activation of Labview

Labview is a Ni instruments Software.The activator is free and for a lifetime.
You can download from anywhere.

  • 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 a serial key for any Ni desired product by clicking on generating the serial key.
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