We had to modernize a device functioning as an EOL tester for one of our customers. The old hardware is an ISA / PCI bus P4 motherboard with an ISA bus digital IO card (picture 1-2). The software environment was CVI 5.0 running on Windows XP. This configuration is already quite outdated, its elements cannot be replaced.
Well, before the „why”, its worth talking about what is LabVIEW* at all? In a nutshell LabVIEW is a graphical programming language being developed by US based National Instruments (NI for short) since the mid eighties specifically for industrial applications.