The midUTS from Bloomy contains a multimeter, data-acquisition, switching, and power supplies for testing boards and systems. Automating tests — whether for bench testing new designs, in production, or for service — increases productivity but comes at a price. If you’re going to build an automated test system all yourself, expect to specify the instrumentation, […]
Emerson Electric makes a significant offer to acquire NI, which is fighting back.
Featuring 15 articles, the 2022 5G Handbook looks at private networks, timing, connectivity, latency, mmWaves, test, and other topics.
NI CEO Eric Starkloff’s first decision was what to do about COVID-19 the night before he took over on February 1, 2020. Since then, he’s seen the opportunities in communications resulting from the pandemic. How would you like to take on a new leadership role just as a pandemic takes hold? That’s what Eric Starkloff […]
Chris Nunn, National Instruments Corp. High-speed serial is a growing technology aimed at reducing device footprint and boosting data communication rates. We have seen a drastic change in digital communication buses shifting from parallel to serial formats starting in the early 2000s. The transition from parallel buses to high-speed serial buses has led to many […]
National Instruments, best known for its LabVIEW program and platform-based instrumentation systems, says Alex Davern, age 49, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and President, effective January 1, 2017. Davern will succeed Dr. James Truchard, age 73, who has served as the Chief Executive Officer of NI since the company’s founding in 1976. Dr. Truchard […]
Patients suffering from esophageal cancer may someday get transplants fashioned from their own stem cells, thanks in part to new controller technology that lets researchers grow new human organs. The technology comes from a company called Biostage Inc. The firm has come up with a way to take mesenchymal stem cells from a cancer patient […]
NI (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the NI Semiconductor Test System (STS) series. These PXI-based automated test systems reduce test cost for RF and mixed-signal devices by opening access to NI- and industry-offered PXI modules in semiconductor production test environments. Compared to conventional semiconductor automated test equipment (ATE), STS lead users are experiencing reduced production costs and […]
If there were an overarching theme – Moore’s Law would be it. As DAQ devices have grown more intelligent, these devices can do more than acquire and save data. They can intelligently adapt to conditions and communicate with devices through standard networks (such as WiFi or Ethernet). Mobile devices have become so prolific in our […]
Forty-five yrs ago, Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every 18 months or so. The approximation predicted that the amounts of processing power will double every 1.5 – 2 years. He also predicted that this trend would last a decade. It continues to hold true. How does […]