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Software shortens debugging of automated test systems

Software shortens debugging of automated test systems
InstrumentStudio software for NI PXI modular instruments made its bow at NIWeek in Austin. InstrumentStudio improves the live, interactive use model for modular instruments and makes debugging while running tests more intuitive. Engineers in the aerospace, automotive and semiconductor industries benefit from a more effective workflow for test system development.
28th May 2018

NIWeek 2018: ELVIS III prepares students for industry challenges

NIWeek 2018: ELVIS III prepares students for industry challenges
More and more companies need newly-employed graduates to be “game-ready” to take up their tasks as they enter industry. That’s a challenge that National Instruments is looking to meet with the launch of ELVIS III, or to put it slightly more prosaically the Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite III.
22nd May 2018

NIWeek 2018: LabVIEW 2018 speeds time to market

NIWeek 2018: LabVIEW 2018 speeds time to market
Buttressed by customer feedback which revealed 72% want a test and measurement solution tailored to their needs, National Instruments (NI) unveiled LabVIEW 2018 at NIWeek in Austin, Texas. “The only trends are megatrends”, was the opening proclamation from Luke Schreier, Vice President, Automated Test Product Management and Global Marketing Strategy as he unveiled the latest version of the company’s LabView engineering test software, LabVIEW 2018.
22nd May 2018


Application software aids operational efficiency

SystemLink application software for distributed systems management has been released by NI. It helps improve operational efficiency and decrease maintenance costs through a centralised interface for automating tasks such as software deployment, remote device configuration and system health performance monitoring.
9th May 2018

HIL technology moves to forefront of EV testing

Major automotive manufacturers like Subaru are using NI hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology to simulate actual road conditions for electric vehicle testing, eliminating environmental factors to reduce test time and costs. Traditionally, engineers have conducted vehicle tests using finished cars on test courses or public roads to check the vehicle’s performance and safety response.
23rd March 2018

Source measure unit enhances semiconductor testing

Source measure unit enhances semiconductor testing
Endeavouring to offer more efficient approaches to semiconductor test, NI has announced the PXIe-4163 high-density source measure unit (SMU), which provides six times more DC channel density than previous NI PXI SMUs for testing RF, MEMS, and mixed-signal and other analogue semiconductor components.
6th February 2018

Design software customises device tests

A release of LabVIEW NXG, the next generation of LabVIEW engineering system design software from National Instruments enables engineers to quickly set up instruments, customise tests to device specifications, and easily view results from any web browser, on any device.
23rd January 2018

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


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