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BAE Systems, National Instruments and Phase Matrix to Develop PXI Express-Based Synthetic Instrument
BAE Systems, National Instruments and Phase Matrix Inc. have announced a joint initiative to develop a PXI Express-based synthetic instrument for military and commercial RF and microwave applications. PMI is currently developing a 100 KHz to 26.5 GHz family of downconverter modules in a 3U PXI Express-compatible format to support PXI RF and microwave applications. BAE Systems, a leader in synthetic instrument systems, plans to build a next-gene...
National Instruments and IET to host Conference and Exhibition at NIDays 2006
National Instruments UK & Ireland is hosting NIDays 2006, its popular, annual professional development conference for engineers, in association with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), at the home of the IET, Savoy Place, on Tuesday 31st October 2006. Hundreds of engineers, scientists and industry experts from across the UK and Ireland will gather at this free, one-day multi-track event to learn how the latest developments in co...
Business Week says National Instruments is one of the
BusinessWeek magazine has ranked Austin-based National Instruments No. 14 among its top 50 employers for new college graduates. The inaugural “Best Places to Launch a Career” ranking incorporates input from leading university career services directors and more than 37,000 undergraduate students, with information on companies’ pay and benefits, corporate culture and training opportunities.
National Instruments Enhances DeviceNet Driver for Control Applications
National Instruments has announced the release of NI-DNET 1.5, the latest driver software for plug-in NI DeviceNet interfaces. In addition to providing high-level, easy-to-use functions for rapid application development, this upgrade introduces two significant new utilities, the DeviceNet Configurator and the DeviceNet Analyser. These two tools provide National Instruments DeviceNet users with the functionality they need to easily develop a solut...
CAN communication module for NI's CompactRIO platform
National Instruments has released a new CAN communication module for the National Instruments CompactRIO platform. The new NI 9852 module provides direct connectivity to low-speed/fault-tolerant CAN networks, and is a powerful addition to the high-speed CAN connectivity that CompactRIO already offers, further establishing CompactRIO as an ideal platform for in-vehicle measurement and control applications.
NI's latest RF Analyser Introduces Data Streaming for RF and Communications Applications
National Instruments has announced three new products that extend high-speed data acquisition and data streaming into RF and communications applications. With the new RF vector signal analyser and two new IF digitisers that include advanced FPGA-based signal processing, engineers can continuously stream high-bandwidth RF data across high-speed buses, such as PCI and PXI, directly to a PC for processing and analysis.
National Instruments and Agilent Technologies to Increase LabVIEW Support for Agilent Instruments
National Instruments and Agilent Technologies have announced a cooperative effort to create National Instruments LabVIEW Plug-and-Play instrument drivers for Agilent LXI, USB and GPIB instruments. The two test and measurement companies are working together to provide instrument drivers to engineers and scientists shortly after the release of new Agilent measurement products, making it even easier to combine the popular graphical development plat...
Multifunction Data Acquisition Devices Combine Safety and Accuracy
National Instruments has announced 12 new isolated M and S Series multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) devices. These devices combine the safety of isolation with the high-performance timing, amplification and calibration technologies of existing M Series DAQ devices for increased accuracy.
PXI Express Modules and High-Bandwidth Controllers Increase System Bandwidth to 1 GB/s
National Instruments has announced what it says is the industry’s first data acquisition modules for PXI Express The NI PXIe-6259 and NI PXIe-6251 M Series modules deliver fast analogue and digital I/O with up to 250 MB/s dedicated per-slot bandwidth. In addition to the new PXI Express DAQ modules, NI announced four PXI Express controllers.
From £655, Integrated PXI Chassis and Controller Lowers Entry Cost for High-Performance PXI Systems
Engineers can now create a new PXI system at a significant cost savings compared to previous systems using the National Instruments PXI-1033 chassis with an integrated MXI-Express remote controller. As part of the company’s recognised aim of reducing the cost of test systems, the NI PXI-1033 chassis takes advantage of commercial off-the-shelf technology to reduce the cost required to start a PXI system. The chassis integrates PCI Express tech...
National Instruments Extends Oscilloscope Offering to 2 GS/s Real-Time, 20 GS/s Equivalent-Time Sampling
National Instruments has announced its NI PXI-5152 general-purpose digitiser/oscilloscope, which extends the company’s digitiser offering to 2 GS/s by providing a 1 GS/s real-time sampling rate on two simultaneous channels or 2 GS/s on one channel. For repetitive signals, engineers can use the module’s equivalent-time sampling (ETS) mode to sample at up to 20 GS/s.
LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT from NI
National Instruments has announced the NI LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. With the new toolkit, LabVIEW users can create and download VIs to operate and control the MINDSTORMS NXT robotics platform. Third-party software and hardware developers also can use the toolkit to create native blocks for MINDSTORMS NXT software. MINDSTORMS NXT, the next generation of the popular LEGO robotics invention system, became available earlier this month...
NI LabVIEW 20th Anniversary Edition Targets Communications Test
National Instruments, a global leader in virtual instrumentation, today announced LabVIEW 8.20, the 20th anniversary edition of the LabVIEW graphical system design platform for test, control and embedded system design development. NI LabVIEW 8.20 extends the popular LabVIEW graphical programming platform with communications design, simulation and test tools specifically tailored to the needs of telecom design and test engineers. LabVIEW 8.20 give...
National Instruments Brings Engineers from CAD to Motion in Minutes
National Instruments has released NI Motion Assistant 2.0, the latest version of the interactive software for prototyping single- and multi-axis motion control systems. Machine builders and OEMs can use the new NI Motion Assistant 2.0 to import motion profiles from CAD and drafting programs using the popular DXF file format.
Sony and National Instruments Offer Comprehensive Smart Camera Solution
Sony Electronics and National Instruments have announced that the Sony XCI-SX1 Smart Camera under the Microsoft® Windows XPe operating system is compatible with National Instruments NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (AI) software. By combining the simplicity and reliability of the Sony Smart Camera with the ease of use of the NI Vision Builder AI machine vision software from National Instruments, engineers can configure, benchmark and d...
National Instruments Reports Record Quarterly Revenue of $160 Million
National Instruments today reported record revenue in Q2 2006 of $160 million, a 14 percent USD increase over Q2 2005 and an equivalent 16 percent increase in local currency. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) for Q2 2006 was 21 cents with GAAP net income of $17 million, up 13 percent from Q2 2005. Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS was 25 cents with non-GAAP net income of $20.5 million, up 33 percent f...
National Instruments Releases ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit 2.0
National Instruments has released the ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit 2.0, extending the National Instruments LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI and Microsoft Visual C/C++ development environments to support measurement and calibration applications for designing and validating automotive electronic control units (ECUs).
National Instruments Hosts Series of Academic Conferences
National Instruments UK & Ireland today announced a series of Academic Conferences. NI LabVIEW in the Curriculum is a free, one-day academic conference for those currently teaching with National Instruments LabVIEW, or interested in how LabVIEW can improve the learning experience for students, and those who want to find out how LabVIEW is being used in research applications.
Eight-channel digitiser is lowest price-per-channel high-speed data acquisition product in its class
National Instruments has announced the NI PXI-5105 eight-channel digitiser, the lowest price-per-channel high-speed data acquisition product in its class, which offers a cost-effective alternative to systems that use multiplexed A/D converters or switches to increase channel count.
Renowned Inventor Dean Kamen to Deliver Keynote at National Instruments NIWeek 2006
Dean Kamen, President of DEKA Research & Development Corporation and founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), will deliver the closing keynote address to more than 2,000 attendees at NIWeek, the world’s largest virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition, Aug. 8-10, in Austin, Texas. In his speech, “Inspiring Present and Future Scientists and Engineers to Innovate,” Kamen will discuss the role of s...