National Instruments today announced NI LabVIEW 8.20, the 20th anniversary edition of the LabVIEW graphical system design platform for test, control and embedded system development. The LabVIEW anniversary edition introduces powerful new features including general compatibility with The MathWorks MATLAB software, new FPGA-based custom hardware design wizards for building industrial controllers, and updates to the NI Modulation Toolkit for LabVIEW so engineers can develop models to simulate communications systems and evaluate parameter and design decisions. LabVIEW 8.2.0 is priced from US$1,195, and will ship this month.