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Software Toolkit facilitates LabVIEW code design.

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LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit identifies design flaws, recommends improvements, and helps developers enhance code performance, memory usage, style, and clarity. It features 58 automated tests that examine LabVIEW VI front panel, block diagram, and documentation. Software generates reports to help improve coding practices over time. Users can save test settings for each project and use programmatic interface to automate testing of applications.



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NI LabVIEW VI Analyzer Optimizes Software Performance, Improves Design Quality



AUSTIN, Texas - Dec. 2, 2003 - National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the VI Analyzer Toolkit, a new LabVIEW add-on that quickly analyzes LabVIEW VIs to identify design flaws and recommend improvements. LabVIEW developers use this toolkit to enhance performance, memory usage, style and clarity of their code.

The toolkit features 58 automated tests that examine the LabVIEW VI front panel, block diagram and documentation. Taking just seconds to run, each test identifies specific inefficiencies in the code, includes details on how to improve those areas and provides a direct link to the area of code in question. This empowers new LabVIEW users to develop applications like veteran programmers and significantly reduces the time it takes to review software for all LabVIEW developers.

In addition to evaluating existing code, this toolkit helps developers improve future VI designs by automatically generating reports that improve coding practices over time. They can include these reports in their source code control documentation to recommend future code modifications, or save it as an HTML file to share results with colleagues across the Internet. Developers also can save specific test settings for each LabVIEW project to easily rerun previous test configurations after they implement code changes. In addition to manually running these test sequences, developers can use the toolkit's programmatic interface to automate testing of their applications, allowing them to quickly and easily build a nightly code review process for all their LabVIEW applications.

About National Instruments
National Instruments (www.ni.com) is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation - a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs for customers worldwide through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Nl has more than 3,000 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2002, the company sold products to more than 25,000 different companies in more than 80 countries around the world. Readers may obtain investment information from the company's investor relations department at (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to nati@ni.com or on the Web at http://www.ni.com/nati.

Pricing and Contact Information
LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit
Priced from $995
Web: http://www.ni.com/labview
11500 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, Texas 78759-3504
Tel: (800) 258-7022, Fax: (512) 683-9300
E-mail: info@ni.com

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