Programming DSPs with LabVIEW

National Instruments’ NI LabVIEW DSP Module includes tools for designing, implementing and analysing DSP-based algorithms and systems, extending the LabVIEW graphical development environment to embedded signal processing applications.

“With the release of the new LabVIEW DSP Module, DSP developers and students have a graphical, system-level alternative for programming their DSP devices,” said Gene Frantz, senior fellow, Texas Instruments.

The LabVIEW DSP Module extends LabVIEW core capabilities to directly program Texas Instruments TMS320C6711 and C6713 DSK evaluation boards and NI SPEEDY-33 boards with signal processing functions and programming constructs, such as spectral analysis and filtering, without requiring a separate DSP compiler.

Currently, engineers programming DSP devices spend most of their time performing tasks that involve multiple, time-consuming steps to make small changes. With the LabVIEW DSP Module, they can more quickly reduce iteration design cycles and overall development time and make changes in real time on their actual DSP hardware to instantly display results.

The LabVIEW DSP Module is suitable for applications such as communications, custom-control algorithms, digital and least-mean-square (LMS) filtering and audio processing and analysis.

The LabVIEW DSP Module integrates with the new NI LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit so that filters designed with LabVIEW can be downloaded to TI and NI DSP hardware devices.