With its stability for mission-critical applications, National Instruments’ LabVIEW 2011 system design software provides, when combined with modular hardware, a unified platform for designing, prototyping and deploying applications with maximum efficiency. Featuring new engineering-specific libraries, it interacts with almost any hardware device or deployment target, including the new multicore NI CompactRIO controller and the NI PXIe-5665, RF vector signal analyzers. The software also supports assemblies built in the latest Microsoft .NET Framework, helping engineers integrate individual system components into a single, reconfigurable platform. Users can quickly develop visually striking, contemporary user interfaces with a new Silver palette of controls and indicators. They can reuse code with support for the latest .NET assemblies, .m structures and new Xilinx IP for the LabVIEW FPGA Module. Loading, wiring, editing, and compiling of FPGA code can be accomplished five times faster. Executables can be programmatically built and distributed to targets. With a new communication API asynchronous threads can be spawned to create multithreaded applications more quickly.