National Instruments has developed LabVIEW drivers for wireless sensor networks, simplifying sensor integration with ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4, or proprietary wireless sensors into the National Instruments' LabVIEW graphical development environment. The free driver software works with sensors from three wireless-sensing leaders (Accsense, Accutech, and Crossbow Technology) and includes communication functions and example programs compatible with sensors from each vendor.
LabVIEW also includes more than 600 graphical and text-based math and analysis functions that developers can use to process data acquired from wireless sensor networks. Additionally, the software includes a fully documented template to quickly build a LabVIEW interface for wireless sensors not natively supported by the driver software. The new LabVIEW wireless sensor drivers can be downloaded from www.ni.com/wsn.