In this book, the authors focus on efficient ways to program instrumentation and automation systems using LabVIEW™, a system design platform and development environment commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation on a variety of operating systems.
Starting with the concepts of data flow and concurrent programming, the authors go on to address the development of state machines, event programming and consumer producer systems. Chapters cover the following topics: Introduction to LabVIEW™, debugging tools, structures, SubVIs, structures - LabVIEW™ features, organizing front panel and block diagram, using software resources, using hardware resources, implementing test machines with a basic architecture, controlling the user interface, error handling, responding to the user interactions, the ATM review project, communication between loops at different rates, preventing race conditions, advanced use of software resources, and real-time programming.
This book helps undergraduate and graduate students learn how to identify the most suitable design patterns depending on the application, and how to implement them in conjunction with data acquisition and instrumentation control systems. It is also a helpful resource for engineers and scientists who want to implement binary files to record data, control the user interface and implement efficient ways of programming.