How FPGAs Get Innovative Science and Technology to Market Fast

If you’re a scientist or engineer at a high-tech company, you know that a key to business success is being able to quickly get innovative ideas prototyped and developed into a viable product for the marketplace. To do this, you need to be able to quickly and gracefully adapt to changing requirements and evolving technology. In order to achieve this speed and flexibility of development, many of the top scientists and engineers are using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for their prototypes and products. FPGAs are integrated circuits that promise: High-speed of execution Parallelism and determinism Flexibility of configuration after

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#5 Best Practice for using the JKI State Machine: Left-justify State Strings

In my last post on JKI State Machine Best Practices, I explained the #4 Best Practice: Use macros (instead of “chaining” together sequential states). In this post, I’ll talk about a very simple (yet important) best practice that will help make your code much more readable for you and others who work on or inherit your code. The #5 Best Practice: Left-justify State Strings I said this one was simple, right? Left-justified text — easy to read. Right-justified text — hard to read. With left-justification, as you can hopefully see, it’s much easier to read the category headings/groupings for multi-line (multi-state)

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Creating a Hamburger Menu in LabVIEW

This article is about how to create a Hamburger Menu — yes, you heard that correctly: we said “hamburger menu”! No, we’re not talking about this type of hamburger menu… We’re talking about the software drop-down menu with three rounded horizontal bars that looks (somewhat) like a burger and two buns, as shown below: The hamburger menu is a very simple navigation tool that has become nearly ubiquitous in the past 10 years. It provides a nice place to put features that are frequently used, but should not be visible all the time. As you can see, above, the hamburger menu leaves the main navigation

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2015 JKI Annual Report

It’s been an eventful 2015 here at JKI! Scroll down for a list of our exciting results and fun facts for 2015…           1…   Video Produced! This year, we made a video where Jim Kring explains how JKI uses LabVIEW to help our customers get their innovative high-tech products to market with speed and impact. Watch the video and let us know what you think!             2…    New JKI Engineers Hired! Welcome to the team, Danielle and Ian! We’re excited to have you on-board (and up our number of physics grads, too)!      

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Happy Holidays from JKI!

Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday Season! With sincere appreciation for all that you do, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year! – The JKI Team

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Celebrate Cyber Monday 2015 with 50% off VIPM Pro

Cyber Monday is here! What better way to kick off your holiday shopping than by getting something for yourself and your team? This week, we’re taking 50% off all VIPM license purchases and renewals (via credit card on our website). Buy VIPM from our website and enter the discount code CYBERMONDAY at checkout, or click this link to add VIPM Pro to your cart and apply the discount automatically. Have you been thinking of purchasing VIPM Pro for yourself or your colleagues? There’s no time like the present. To learn more about VIPM, visit our website.

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Introduction to Unit Testing in LabVIEW with Caraya

New to Caraya and want to lean how to create unit test cases for your LabVIEW project with JKI’s latest unit test framework? This introductory video from JKI’s Tomi Maila helps you to get started with Caraya by showing how to convert your debug code into a unit test case and how to add comprehensive test coverage for your project by composing unit test hierarchies. Visit the Caraya GitHub page to get Caraya or learn more.

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Caraya – A New Take On LabVIEW Unit Testing

How many times you have had good intentions to write unit tests for your LabVIEW project but when the time came you had more pressing fires to put out? Or how often have you created a small debug VI to test your software but never created a unit test to cover the same functionality? JKI is excited to announce Caraya, a new experimental open source assertion and unit testing framework for LabVIEW. It takes a whole new approach to unit testing; your VI is your test. Caraya allows you to convert your manual test VIs you use for debugging into

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JKI’s Highlights From NIWeek 2015

Wow! What a fantastic NIWeek. It may be over but our team at JKI is still reeling from the flurry of information and innovation jam-packed into an amazing week in Austin. From new NI embedded product lines to the launch of LabVIEW 2015 (which promises to help developer “write code faster; write faster code”) to technical sessions, social events, and inspiring keynotes. Here are some of our favorite moments and take-aways from NIWeek 2015: JKI Won two NI Engineering Impact Awards! We shared two NI Engineering Impact Awards with our customer Primus Power, first in the Energy category award and then

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EasyXML Source Code on GitHub (BSD Open Source License)

We are happy to announce that the JKI EasyXML Toolkit for LabVIEW has been released under an the BSD open source license on GitHub, here: https://github.com/JKISoftware/JKI-EasyXML Currently, only the source code is on GitHub and we haven’t released the built package yet. That’s coming, since there are some performance and other improvements we’re working on. If you’re interested in contributing, please Contact JKI.

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