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LabVIEW: A Teaching Tool for Engineering Courses

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



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Emerging Computing and Information Technologies

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Computing & Information Technology

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24.842.1 - 24.842.11



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Alireza Kavianpour DeVry University, Pomona

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Dr. Alireza Kavianpour received his PH.D. Degree from University of Southern California (USC). He is currently Senior Professor at DeVry University, Pomona, CA. Dr. Kavianpour is the author and co-author of over forty technical papers all published in IEEE Journals or referred conferences. Before joining DeVry University he was a researcher at the University of California, Irvine and consultant at Qualcom Inc. His main interests are in the areas of embedded systems and computer architecture.

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LabVIEW: A Teaching Tool for the Engineering CoursesIn this paper the use of LabVIEW in the different engineering courses will be discussed.LabVIEW stands for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench. It is a powerfulgraphical developments system developed by National Instruments (NI). LabVIEW is a strongteaching tool and is used in many industries. LabVIEW can be used for data acquisition, machinecontrol, instrument control, and a wide variety of other application needs.Programs in LabVIEW are called Virtual Instruments (VIs). A single VI consists of two parts: afront panel and a block diagram.The front panel consists of controls and indicators. Controls include knobs, push buttons, graphs,and many other objects. Controls are inputs into the VI. Indicators include lamps, progress bars,meters, gauges, and many other objects. Indicators are outputs from the VI.The execution of a VI program is determined by the flow of data, not by the line by line of codeexecution. Programming by the flow of data is called data flow programming.This paper discusses the use of LabVIEW in the several engineering courses such as datacommunication, signal processing and digital circuits.

Kavianpour, A. (2014, June), LabVIEW: A Teaching Tool for Engineering Courses Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20733

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