National Instruments announced the NI LabVIEW DSP Module, which includes tools for designing, implementing and analyzing DSP-based algorithms and systems. The LabVIEW DSP Module extends the LabVIEW graphical development environment to embedded signal processing applications and offers engineering students an easy-to-use, hands-on approach to learning key signal processing techniques. The LabVIEW DSP Module extends LabVIEW core capabilities to directly program Texas Instruments TMS320C6711 and C6713 DSK evaluation boards and NI SPEEDY-33 boards with signal processing functions and programming constructs, such as spectral analysis and filtering, without requiring a separate DSP compiler. Because LabVIEW features an intuitive graphical environment, engineering professors can integrate the new software into their signal processing, communications, control and filter design courses to help students build everything from communications systems to complex motor control applications. The LabVIEW DSP Module is suited for application areas such as communications, custom-control algorithms, digital and least-mean-square (LMS) filtering and audio processing and analysis.