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test & measuring instruments

Wireless Test Set multiplies throughput on production floor.

August 14, 2015

Optimized for measurement speed and parallel test, Wireless Test System (WTS) is built on PXI hardware and LabVIEW and TestStand software. Platform for multi-standard, multi-DUT, and multi-port testing, when used with flexible test sequencing software, helps manufacturers improve instrument utilization when testing multiple devices in parallel. WTS integrates into manufacturing line with ready-to-run test sequences as well as integrated DUT and remote automation control. Read More

electronic components & devices, test & measuring instruments

System-on-Module accelerates embedded design.

July 22, 2014

Combining Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC with supporting components such as memory on PCB, NI SOM is shipped with complete middleware solution to remove time and risk associated with developing embedded OS, custom software drivers, and other common software components. Linux-based RTOS gives design teams access to extensive community of applications and IP. With CompactRIO, design teams can quickly prototype applications and then deploy them with same code used for prototyping. Read More

communication systems & equipment, electronic components & devices, test & measuring instruments

All-in-One Instrument suits circuit debugging and validation.

June 24, 2014

Featuring 10 x 7.5 x 2.9 in. benchtop design, VirtualBench integrates mixed-signal oscilloscope, function generator, digital multimeter, programmable DC power supply, and digital I/O. Users interact with VirtualBench through software applications that run on PCs or iPads. In addition to wireless connectivity, system offers consolidated view of multiple instruments, visualization on large multitouch display, and quick functionality to save data and screenshots. Read More


Simulation App facilitates circuit design.

June 16, 2014

Available for iPad, Multisim Touch offers analysis tools in tablet environment with library of RLC components, transistors, op amps, and other foundational electronic devices using SPICE simulation models. Users can build circuits from anywhere with multitouch gestures and verify them with DC, AC, transient, and interactive simulation. As part of complete Multisim solution, app lets users export via Dropbox™ or email back to desktop version of Multisim to share or incorporate designs with others. Read More

materials & material processing, test & measuring instruments

Wireless Prototyping Platform leverages LabVIEW RIO architecture.

April 25, 2014

As integrated SDR solution for prototyping multichannel wireless communication systems, USRP RIO combines 2 x 2 MIMO RF transceiver, capable of transmitting and receiving signals from 50 MHz to 6 GHz, with open LabVIEW programmable FPGA architecture. Functionality enables prototyping of real-time systems and testing under real-world conditions. Offering graphical design approach, this 1U half wide, 19 in. rack mountable platform features Xilinx Kintex-7 Series FPGA and PCIe connection.<br /> Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, electronic components & devices, test & measuring instruments

Vector Signal Transceiver features 200 MHz RF bandwidth.

March 5, 2014

Combining vector signal analyzer with vector signal generator and user-programmable FPGA, NI PXIe-5646R is suitable for testing wireless standards such as IEEE 802.11ac, 160 MHz WLAN, and LTE Advanced. Engineers can use open software design of transceiver to develop channel emulation systems, radio prototyping, and custom real-time signal processing for spectrum analysis. Built on NI LabVIEW RIO architecture, NI PXIe-5646R offers 200 MHz of complex bandwidth via sample rate of 250 MS/s. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Source Measurement Unit supports measurement rates to 1.8 MS/s.

March 4, 2014

With pulsing capability up to 500 W and current measurement sensitivity down to 100 fA, NI PXIe-4139 source measure unit (SMU) offers up to 17 SMU channels in 4U 19 in. rack space and enables engineers and scientists to test range of devices with one instrument. NI SourceAdapt technology helps engineers produce optimal SMU response to any load by customizing SMU control loop. Measurements rate reduces test time and enables capture of transient device behavior without external scope.<br /> Read More

communication systems & equipment, computer hardware & peripherals

Software Defined Radios feature Kintex-7 FPGA.

February 11, 2014

Available in desktop or rack-mountable half-wide 1U form factor, Model USRP X300 uses XC7K325T Kintex-7 FPGA, while Model USRP X310 is based on larger XC7K410T Kintex-7 FPGA. Both combine 2 RF transceivers covering DC-6 GHz with up to 120 MHz bandwidth. Both feature multiple high-speed interface options, including PCI Express, dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and dual 1 Gigabit Ethernet. SDR solutions help system designers create prototypes, develop complex systems, and accelerate wireless research. Read More


Software Development Tools supports automated data analysis.

November 21, 2013

Used for real-time testing applications development, NI VeriStand 2013 offers configuration-based software environment with open, intuitive interface; real-time execution rates; and LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit. Provided common test framework is capable of spanning entire embedded software development process with test component reuse for consistency across each phase. Direct integration with NI DIAdem data management software provides automated postprocessing and report generation. Read More

electronic components & devices

USB Plug and Play Boards augment PC-based systems with FPGAs.

October 30, 2013

Featuring USB connectivity, R Series boards USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM, and USB-7856R OEM help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system. Products are based on LabVIEW RIO architecture; graphical system design combines open NI LabVIEW graphical programming environment with COTS hardware to facilitate development. Along with Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, features include analog input and output rates up to 1 MHz for closed-loop control tasks and DIO rates up to 80 MHz. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Compact Fanless Vision System features FPGA-enabled I/O.

October 28, 2013

Powered by 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor, NI CVS-1457RT features 2 independent GigE Vision ports with Power over Ethernet technology. Ports support deterministic camera triggering over Ethernet bus, so users can power camera, send triggers, and acquire images all from single Ethernet cable. FPGA-enabled I/O can be combined with Vision RIO API to tightly synchronize vision inspection results with other parts of system, such as encoders, ejectors, and proximity sensors. Read More


CAE Software aids IC design via graphical environment.

October 16, 2013

Used to explore, design, and prototype circuits, Multisim v13.0 offers circuit parameter and parameter sweep analysis, power electronics analysis with IGBT and MOSFET thermal models, and device library with 26,000+ components. This SPICE simulation environment also supports design automation with NI LabVIEW Multisim API Toolkit and digital circuits education with NI myRIO and Digilent FPGA targets. Circuit analysis tools cover analog, digital, and power electronics. Read More


IDE Software includes parallel programming API.

September 24, 2013

With portable and scalable OpenMP API, NI LabWindows/CVI 2013 enables engineers to create applications that execute on multiple threads. Optimizing compiler, based on industry-standard low-level virtual machine infrastructure, generates code that runs up to 60% faster, while debugger interface minimizes time spent locating hard-to-find bugs and memory leaks. In addition, LabWindows/CVI 2013 automates common tasks such as code formatting, generating callbacks, and profiling execution speed. Read More

materials & material processing, services, test & measuring instruments

Embedded Hardware Device accelerates design of complex systems.

August 14, 2013

To help students design real, complex engineering systems, NI myRIO includes Zynq® all programmable system on a chip (SoC) technology. Users can, leveraging NI LabVIEW graphical programming environment, program FPGA and evolve their systems in real-time. This provides flexibility to prototype and accelerate design iterations. Along with 10 analog inputs, 6 analog outputs, audio I/O channels, and 40 DIO lines, features include onboard Wi-Fi, 3-axis accelerometer, and programmable LEDs. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, test & measuring instruments

Ethernet Chassis enables measurements in extreme environments.

August 13, 2013

Designed for distributed or remote measurements in extreme environments, 8-slot NI cDAQ-9188XT withstands temperatures from -40 to 70°C, 50 g of shock, and 5 g of vibration. CompactDAQ Ethernet chassis offers watchdog with defined safe states to protect tests and equipment. Natively integrating with NI LabVIEW software, which provides signal processing libraries and user interface controls, platform offers 10 chassis options, 3 buses, and over 50 C Series modules with wide range of I/O. Read More

controls & controllers

Software-Designed Controller integrates dual-core processor.

August 9, 2013

Based on LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O architecture, NI cRIO-9068 is suited for demanding embedded control and monitoring tasks. Unit integrates Xilinx Zynq-7020 All Programmable SoC, which combines 667 MHz dual-core ARM® Cortex&trade; A-9 processor and Xilinx 7 Series FPGA fabric. Offering extended operating temperature of -40 to 70°C, controller features Linux-based, real-time OS that provides flexibility for both LabVIEW Real-Time and C/C++ application developers. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

PXI Programmable Power Supplies create custom test systems.

May 29, 2013

When programmed with NI LabVIEW software and paired with PXI hardware instrumentation, NI PXIe-4112/-4113 modules help create complete, customized test solution. Modules feature two 60 W power supply channels in one PXIe slot and support measurement synchronization. While NI PXIe-4112 features 60 V at 1 A per channel, NI PXIe-4113 power supply offers 10 V at 6 A per channel. Two channels can be combined to create one 120 W channel. Read More

transportation industry products

Direct Injector Driver System optimizes engine fuel delivery.

May 6, 2013

NI Direct Injector Driver System provides power stage for ECUs to control high-powered direct fuel injectors. Digital command signals from ECU are read on NI 9411 digital input module, and interpreted by software on NI CompactRIO controller. Digital commands are then used to schedule output signals from Drivven DI Driver modules to fuel injectors. Product is available in 3-, 6-, 9- and 12-channel versions, and 2, 4, 6 and 8 channels, respectively, when used with piezoelectric DIs. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Vector Signal Transceiver offers 24 channels of digital I/Q.

March 4, 2013

Built on software-designed architecture that engineers can modify with LabVIEW to meet specific needs, NI PXIe-5645R can test both RF and baseband signals of device with single instrument. Unit features frequency range of 65 MHz to 6 GHz and baseband I/Q interface with 16-bit data sampled at 120 MS/s and up to 80 MHz of complex bandwidth, configurable as differential or single ended. User-programmable FPGA enables real-time signal processing and control. Read More

software, test & measuring instruments, green & clean

CASE Software has mechanical test, software validation features.

February 27, 2013

NI VeriStand 2012 provides open, intuitive interface for developing real-time testing applications. Functionality lets engineers perform high-speed data acquisition and logging as well as find useful data during postprocessing with additional data logging flexibility. Along with NI SC Express integration, features include real-time model execution from various modeling environments, built-in test automation using Stimulus Profile Editor, and integration with NI hardware I/O library. Read More

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