DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORCAD AND LABVIEW. SYNOPSIS About OrCAD Advantages of OrCAD Disadvantages of OrCAD About lab view Advantages of lab view Disadvantages

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  • SYNOPSISAbout OrCADAdvantages of OrCADDisadvantages of OrCADAbout lab viewAdvantages of lab viewDisadvantages of lab viewsummary

  • OrCADis a proprietarysoftwaretool suite used primarily forelectronic design automation. The software is used mainly to create electronic prints for manufacturing ofprinted circuit boards, byelectronic design engineersand electronictechniciansto manufacture electronicschematicsand diagrams, and for their simulation.

  • The name OrCAD is aportmanteau, reflecting the software's origins:Oregon+CAD.The Or CAD product line is fully owned byCadence Design Systems. The latest iteration has the ability to maintain a database of availableintegrated circuits. This database may be updated by the user by downloading packages from component manufacturers, such asAnalog DevicesorTexas Instruments.

  • ADVANTAGES OF OrCADIn reality to carry out some experiments, it may be too expensive but it is very easy and cheap to do the same in OrCADIt consumes less time to design even complicated circuitsThe circuit to be designed can be too small or too bigSimulation often goes hand in hand with visualization this helps us to view the changes in the result directly on the screenIt saves time, less effort is needed

  • DISADVANTAGES OF OrCADMalfunction of a single variable, leads to the loss of reality of the system.Simulation program may function well in technical point of view, but they dont fit into the curriculumCannot react to unexpected sub-goalsA simulation program cannot develop during a learning process

  • Lab VIEW(short for LaboratoryVirtualInstrumentationEngineeringWorkbench) is a platform and development environment for a visual programming languagefromNational Instruments. The graphical language is named "G". Originally released for theApple Macintoshin 1986,

  • Lab VIEW is commonly used fordata acquisition,instrument control, andindustrial automationon a variety of platforms includingMicrosoft Windows, various flavors ofUNIX,Linux, andMac OS. The latest version of Lab VIEW is version 8.6, released in August of 2008.

  • BENEFITS OFLAB VIEWIt provides extensive support for accessing instrumentation hardware.

    These present themselves as graphical nodes

    The run-time engine reduces compile time and also provides a consistent interface to various operating systems, graphic systems, hardware components, etc. The run-time environment makes the code portable across platforms

    Lab VIEW includes a text-based programming component called Math Script with additional functionality for signal processing, analysis and mathematics.

  • Many libraries with a large number of functions for data acquisition, signal generation, mathematics, statistics, signal conditioning, analysis, etc., along with numerous graphical interface elements are provided in several Lab VIEW package options.

    The Lab VIEW Professional Development System allows creating stand-alone executables and the resultant executable can be distributed an unlimited number of times. The run-time engine and its libraries can be provided freely along with the executable.

    There is a low cost Lab VIEW Student Edition aimed at educational institutions for learning purposes. There is also an active community of Lab VIEW users who communicate through several e-mail groups andInternet forums.

  • DRAWBACKS OF LAB VIEWAll Lab VIEW installations require customers to contact National Instruments by Internet or phone to "activate" the product. The increasing dependence on the vendor suggests a possible threat to privacy and data security. Building a stand-alone application with Lab VIEW requires the Application Builder component which is included with the Professional Development System but requires a separate purchase if using the Base Package or Full Development System. The runtime required for Lab VIEW is not supplied with any operating system and is required to be specifically installed by the administrator or user. This requirement can cause problems if an application is distributed to a user who may be prepared to run the application but does not have the inclination or permission to install additional files on the host system prior to running the executable.

  • summary OrCADFor printed circuit boardsOwned by CADENCE Design systemsAbility to maintain a database of available integrated circuitsLatest version OrCAD 16.2 LAB VIEWFor visual programming Product of National InstrumentsUsed for instrument control, industrial automationLatest version is LAB VIEW 8.6