LabVIEW Academy

Saintgits LabVIEW Academy was inaugurated on 7th April 2011 jointly by Saintgits Engineering College and National Instruments. It is the first LabVIEW Academy in Kerala. The Academy consists of National Instruments hardware like data acquisition cards, DSP cards, signal conditioning units, The centre facilities includes the latest versions of National Instruments LabVIEW software, Vision Development Module, Signal Express, NI MATRIX, LabWINDOWS, Measurements Studio and toolkits like Model Based Control Design Toolkit, Signal Processing Toolkit, PID Control Toolkit, Fuzzy logic Design Toolkit, FPGA Design Toolkit, Digital Filter Design Toolkit etc.

Application Areas are:
Automotive, Bio-medical Engineering, Robotics, Civil & Structural Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical & Production Engineering, Power, Process Control Design, Remote Sensing, Telecommunications, Industrial Automation, Image Processing, Aerospace and Military.

Objectives of the Academy

The Academy was setup to meet the following goals:

  • To pursue training activities related to user education and user training in LabVIEW.
  • Undertake teaching projects and to pursue its objectives of advancement and creation of knowledge through use of the facilities developed under the Academy.
  • To organize courses/workshops/seminars every year on various aspects of Algorithm Engineering and Graphical System Design.

Course Outlines

Details of LabVIEW Basics Course

SL.NoTitle of the ProgrammeLabVIEW Basics Core-I and Core-II
1Course CoordinatorDr P S Godwin Anand
2Duration40 hours (for both Full time and part time)
3FeesRs 5000/- for Participants from Industries and Research organizations
 (Concession in course fee is offered to students and faculty.
Contact the course coordinator for concession details)
4EligibilityDegree or Diploma in Engineering or science (Any Discipline)
5Payment ModeDD in favour of “Saintgits LabVIEW Academy ” payable at Kottayam

Course Goals

  • To solve problems using LabVIEW
  • To use modular programming practices
  • To develop, debug and test LabVIEW VIs
  • To understand VI programming architectures
  • To use state machine architecture
  • To use File I/O techniques
  • To use data acquisition and instrument control in LabVIEW applications
  • To transfer data among parallel processes
  • To use LabVIEW to create applications

Course Outlines – LabVIEW Programming Environment: Components of LabVIEW, Data flow, Trouble shooting and debugging VI, Implementing a VI: Data Types, documenting code, while, for loops, Timing a VI, iterative data transfer, plotting data, structures, relating data: arrays, clusters and type definition, Common Design Techniques and patterns: Sequential programming, state machines, architectures, events, timing a design pattern and event programming, Data Management Techniques: Communicating among multiple loops: Variables, functional global variable, race condition, synchronizing data transfer, File I/O techniques: Low, high and advanced, Data Acquisition and interfacing instruments: Hardware setup, software, Measuring analog input, generating analog output, instrument control: using GPIB, serial port, software architecture, Instrument I/O assistant, VISA and instrument drivers.

Graphical Systems Design

Competing in today’s global economy requires companies to rapidly enter the market with innovative products that offer increased functionality and operate flawlessly. The National Instruments graphical system design approach for test, control, and embedded design meets this need by providing a unified platform for designing, prototyping, and deploying applications. The NI platform empowers engineers to integrate real-world signals sooner for earlier error detection, reuse code for maximum efficiency, benefit immediately from advances in computing technology, and optimize system performance in a way that outpaces traditional design methodologies.


1Intelligent Voice Assist Driving Systems (Ivads) Using LabviewBlessy Mariam Markose*, Jyothi R Vijay*, Reena Varghese*, Shruthi Venugopal*Prof P S Godwin AnandThis innovative project deals with the intelligent voice assist driving system. This system indicates in terms of visual and audio and it communicates to the driver about the driving efficiency, necessary gear shifts and about the safety warnings. This project mainly focuses on manual transmission vehicles to improve the driving and fuel efficiency which may add life to an engine.
2Infiltron-An Autonomous RobotGithin Sajeev George*, Greena Kuriakose*, Sreedevi S*,Toby James Thomas*Prof P S Godwin AnandThis project presents Infiltron, an autonomous robot designed for military operations. In this project, the robot is incorporated with different sensors (sound sensors, thermal sensors and ultrasonic sound sensors), which are used to sense the target. The transmitted information is analysed, and the target is identified which involves understanding of commands and executing control actions using an algorithm in LabVIEW.
3Web Based Speed Control of A Dc Motor Using LabviewNeelima G Sekhar,Sruthy S Nampoothiri, Stephy Mariam VargheseProf P S Godwin AnandA system for controlling the speed of a dc motor through internet is proposed. A remote user can visualize and control the motor speed. The control algorithm is designed with the help of fuzzy logic tool box in LabVIEW. The proposed system uses fuzzy logic tool box in LabVIEW which may eliminate the problems in conventional method of design.


Dr P S Godwin Anand

Professor Incharge

Saintgits LabVIEW Academy

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+91 481 2436169 Ext 263