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What will be the technology trends of 2018?

What will be the technology trends of 2018?
  Provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, NI, has announced the release of NI Trend Watch 2018. The report examines the technological advances propelling our future faster than ever before along with some of the biggest challenges engineers face looking ahead to 2018.
5th January 2018

Devices collect synchronised data in severe environments

Devices collect synchronised data in severe environments
Rugged, distributed and synchronised FieldDAQ devices have been released by NI. The growing sophistication of complex electromechanical systems, such as vehicles, aircraft and industrial equipment, means that validation test must become more rigorous to keep pace with innovation.
13th December 2017

IP67 reliability enhances industrial controller

 IP67 reliability enhances industrial controller
The IC-3173 Industrial Controller is NI’s first IP67-rated controller. It is ideally suited to act as an Industrial Internet of Things edge node in extremely harsh locations including spray down manufacturing environments, test cells and outdoor locations without the need for a protective enclosure. The IP67 rating helps ensure reliable operation in the presence of dust and water, in accordance to IEC standard 60529.
1st December 2017


Quieter PXIe chassis offers 58W of power per slot

Quieter PXIe chassis offers 58W of power per slot
The PXIe-1095 chassis from National Instruments (NI) offers 58W of dedicated power and cooling per slot. This represents a 50% increase in power and cooling per slot compared to previously released NI PXI Express chassis. In addition to higher power, the chassis also features a significant reduction in fan noise in its 38W cooling profile mode, delivering a 13dB improvement compared to the previously released PXIe-1085 chassis and making it NI’s quietest PXI Express chassis.
16th November 2017

NI cooperates with industrial giants to build IIoT ecosystem

NI cooperates with industrial giants to build IIoT ecosystem
If there is an industry that can embody a country’s comprehensive national strength most typically and gradually reconstruct the new pattern of global competitiveness, it is intelligent manufacturing. The second Made in China 2025 (Shenzhen) Summit Forum themed by 'Smart Transformation of Global Manufacturing' was convened as scheduled on 8th and 9th April.
13th November 2017

Digitisers, modules utilise latest FPGA technology

Digitisers, modules utilise latest FPGA technology
A PXI FlexRIO architecture that integrates mezzanine I/O modules with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs has been released by National Instruments (NI). The first wave of products based on this new architecture includes two high-resolution PXI FlexRIO Digitisers, three dedicated PXI FlexRIO Coprocessor Modules and a module development kit that helps with custom front-end development.
3rd November 2017

Software suite cuts data measurement time by 10 hours

The Data Management Software Suite has been released by National Instruments (NI). This enterprise software solution offers a complete workflow to standardise measurement data across teams, mine that data for useful information, transform the data through automated analysis and deliver reports with valuable insight.
26th October 2017

It’s time to overdesign for flexibility

It’s time to overdesign for flexibility
Tired of the countless articles talking about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Surely all of the pundits, industry leading companies, and technology providers excited to share their perspective on the growing impact of the IIoT have exhausted the topic. By Jeffrey Phillips, Section Manager - Software, NI
13th October 2017

Autonomous car test solution debuts at EuMW

Autonomous car test solution debuts at EuMW
At European Microwave Week NI unveiled the Vehicle Radar Test System (VRTS). Engineers can use the VRTS to test 76–81GHz radar technology from the R&D lab through high-volume production test and from individual radar sensors to integrated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
11th October 2017

ADAS test solution gets EuMW premiere

Several key product launches and a number of technical presentations will be featured by National Instruments at European Microwave Week in Nuremberg (October 8-12). The new products will target the autonomous radar & ADAS testing sectors. Key themes will include The Rise of 5G as 5G continues to capture headlines.
27th September 2017

NIDays under starting orders at Sandown Park

National Instruments is hosting NIDays Conference and Exhibition at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher on Tuesday November 28, 2017. At NIDays, scientists and engineers will learn about the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software defined systems in test, measurement and control, in a full day of interactive, technical and networking sessions from industry leaders and NI experts.
13th September 2017

Connectivity drives reliability in autonomous cars

Connectivity drives reliability in autonomous cars
  Emerging wireless and cellular 5G technologies are bringing a new level of connectivity to cars and enabling many applications to support safety, efficiency, and Internet access. Connectivity is a natural complement to other kinds of automotive sensors that are also being integrated in vehicles.   
12th September 2017

Modules enable PCI Express Gen 3 remote control

Modules enable PCI Express Gen 3 remote control
A family of high-performance PXI remote control and bus extension modules with PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity has been released by NI. PCI Express Gen 3 technology delivers increased bandwidth that is critical for data intensive applications like 5G cellular research, RF record and playback, and high-channel-count data acquisition.
17th August 2017

Module offers remote control for PXI systems with Thunderbolt 3

Module offers remote control for PXI systems with Thunderbolt 3
The PXIe-8301 remote control module from National Instruments (NI) is said to be the industry’s first solution for laptop control of PXI systems using Thunderbolt 3. The module offers PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity through two Thunderbolt 3 ports to maximise performance and delivers up to 2.3GB/s of sustained data throughput.
10th August 2017

Tracking WiFi signals to passively see through walls

Tracking WiFi signals to passively see through walls
With dedication and a creative approach, University College London (UCL) research is helping to address the world's most urgent problems. Whether designing healthier cities or grappling with issues such as global health and climate change, the challenges of daily life inspire UCL students and academics
30th June 2017

Baseband vector signal transceiver "disrupts" RF/5G test

Baseband vector signal transceiver "disrupts" RF/5G test
A baseband model of the second-generation Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) has been unveiled by NI. The PXIe-5820 module is said to be the industry’s first baseband VST with 1GHz of complex I/Q bandwidth and is designed to address the most challenging RF front-end module and transceiver test applications, such as envelope tracking, digital pre-distortion and 5G test.
7th June 2017

Ethernet chassis deliver time-based synchronisation

Ethernet chassis deliver time-based synchronisation
Two new multislot Ethernet chassis, the cDAQ-9185 and cDAQ-9189 introduce new time-based synchronisation built on the latest Ethernet standards, furthering NI’s efforts in Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and rugged CompactDAQ hardware for distributed measurements. The nature of physical systems test is rapidly changing as measurement systems migrate from the control room to closer to the device under test.
29th May 2017

Rack-based configurations lower cost of automated test

Rack-based configurations lower cost of automated test
ATE Core Configurations which deliver core mechanical, power and safety infrastructure to help users accelerate the design and build of automated test systems have been introduced by NI. They target industries ranging from semiconductor and consumer electronics to aerospace and automotive.
29th May 2017

Next generation LabVIEW accelerates measurement automation

Next generation LabVIEW accelerates measurement automation
LabVIEW NXG 1.0, the first release of the next generation of NI’s LabVIEW engineering system design software has been unveiled at NIWeek in Austin. NI says It bridges the gap between configuration-based software and custom programming languages with an innovative new approach to measurement automation that empowers domain experts to focus on what matters most – the problem, not the tool. 
23rd May 2017

RF/microwave design software features in Honolulu

NI AWR software will be featured in several technical sessions during the 2017 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2017) being held in Honolulu (June 4-8). These sessions enable attendees to directly use NI AWR software products and design a variety of RF/microwave circuits and systems. Advance registration is required for all technical hands-on sessions.
19th May 2017


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