Course detail

Introduction to Graphical Programming in LabVIEW

FSI-VG0Acad. year: 2017/2018

Principles of graphical programming and application development in graphical programming language LabVIEW. Program loops, timed loops, loops synchronization, real-time application design and development. Multifunctional HW, measurement, operation, control and communication using. Development of maintainable and reusable code, refactoring.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability of problem analysis, design and implementation of DAQ and control applications in LabVIEW. Students is ready for CLAD certified exams.


Basic knowledge of algorithm development and electrical automatic control equipments.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

LabVIEW LabVIEW Fundamentals, National Instruments, August 2005, Part Number 374029A-01 dostupné z
Getting Started with NI LabVIEW Student Training, National Instruments, dostupné z
LabVIEW Measurements Manual, National Instruments, April 2003 Edition, Part Number 322661B-01, dostupné z
LabVIEW Core 1 Course Manual, National Instruments, August 2010 Edition, Part Number 325290B-01
LabVIEW Core 2 Course Manual, National Instruments, October 2009 Edition, Part Number 325292A-01

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Functional project in form of application consisting of HW configuration, control loop and UI.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the graphical programming language and development of DAQ, control and real-time applications.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is required.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective (voluntary)

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective (voluntary)
    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective (voluntary)
    branch M-KSI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit


labs and studios

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to LabVIEW environment
2. Hardware configuration (DAQ, communication busses, cameras)
3. Simple application, measurement and operating fundamentals
4. Errors and program debugging
5. Loops, timings and conditions
6. Data types and its utilization
7. Parallel working of multiple loops
8. Synchronization and access controls of sources
9. Events, asynchronous data processing and UI
10. Files I/O, data records and analyses
11. Application design methodology
12. Refactoring and code maintenance, application distribution
13. Project finishing, credit