I'm new to LabView... However, I've occasionally used LabWindows since the days of DOS. In fact, a version called TestTeam from Fluke was my first experience with it. Then migrated to the LabWindows/CVI (Windows) and Measurement Studio Develpment Environment about ten years ago.
Having said that I do have a couple of HW based devices, which are used for debugging and driver design including a legacy NI GPIB-400 Bus Tester. What kind of debuggers are now being used for this purpose? Is software debugging becoming more prevalent than the old hardware based debuggers were?
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.