Figure 1. Most-Used Software for Data Acquisition and Instrument Control Product Awareness Study Conducted by Reed Research Group, Sponsored by National Instruments, Q1 2004
Not only is LabVIEW the most-used software for data acquisition and instrument control, but National Instruments also provides a wide range of other software and hardware products that are widely recognized throughout the industry. The following data, taken from an independent market study conducted by Frost & Sullivan in 2004, shows that National Instruments is a worldwide leader in the PC-based test and measurement market.
Figure 2. Total PC-Based Test and Measurement Equipment Market: Market Share Trends of Major Participants (World), 2003, World PC-based Test and Measurement Equipment Market , Frost & Sullivan, Q1 2004
"LabVIEW is a programming language, equivalent to C++, Visual Basic, or any other language. It is the ONLY widely accepted graphical programming language. Graphical programming is a language of the future and carries with it many important programming concepts. I feel, it is the responsibility of universities (such as Penn State) to expose, at least, every computer science and engineering student to these new concepts."
Center for Electronic Design, Communications, and Computing
Penn State University
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