NI Alliance Partner Specialty Information

An Alliance Partner specialty distinguishes a company as a domain expert with a specific NI product family, industry, or application area. Silver, Gold, and Platinum Alliance Partners can apply for a specialty to:

  • Differentiate themselves from the hundreds of other companies in the NI Alliance Partner Network
  • Obtain greater visibility with NI customers
  • Integrate into the marketing strategy of an NI product family or platform
  • Gain recognition as an expert with an NI product family or platform

Education Specialty

The Education Specialty provides companies with additional credibility in the education market. It helps companies differentiate themselves from other Alliance Partners and obtain greater visibility with NI customers. Customers recognize these companies as educational experts who can assist with customized courseware, lab material, and lab systems integration using NI teaching technologies like LabVIEW, Multisim, the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS), and myDAQ.

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Embedded Specialty

The Embedded Specialty recognizes partners with proven success in designing medium- to large-scale embedded control and monitoring applications. They design applications that require deterministic closed-loop control and ensure that these designs are maximized for performance and reliability. With Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developers (CLEDs) on staff, these partners have demonstrated architect-level proficiency with LabVIEW software and the LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules. This specialty identifies experts for customers looking to extend and customize NI hardware enabled by the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture including CompactRIO, Single-Board RIO, and FlexRIO.

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HIL Specialty

The Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Specialty recognizes partners with specialized skills and domain knowledge to provide HIL solutions and services to industry-leading companies in areas such as automotive, aerospace, and power systems. These partners drive standardization of common hardware- and software-component HIL systems by using NI solutions and architectures. Customers can have high confidence that HIL Specialty partners can help them choose the best commercial off-the-shelf and custom solutions to fully satisfy even the most-demanding application requirements, including hardware and software integration as well as electronic design and embedded solutions.

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RF and Wireless Specialty

The RF and Wireless Specialty distinguishes companies as experts in RF and wireless design, validation, automated test, and high-frequency measurements. It establishes that a company uses NI RF signal generators, analyzers, software toolkits, and other mixed-signal instrumentation and demonstrates expertise in designing medium to large RF and wireless systems. Customers see these companies as partners for building fast, flexible, and accurate RF and wireless test systems based on the NI modular software-defined architecture of RF products, LabVIEW software, and FlexRIO.

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STS/Semiconductor Specialty

The Semiconductor Test System (STS)/Semiconductor specialty recognizes partners with the skills, domain knowledge, and appropriate business model to service the semiconductor ATE environment. The NI STS Center of Excellence has trained and verified each specialty partner based on their domain knowledge of semiconductor ATE and the STS as well as successful completion of customer projects. These specialty partners provide key services for STS deployment, including “consumable services” such as test program development, system services, and load board design.

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Vision Specialty

The Vision Specialty distinguishes companies as experts in software development, integration, or consulting services. These partners understand system-level solutions for vision applications and can specify and integrate all the necessary system components, including cameras, illumination, optics, image processing software, and image acquisition hardware. The specialty includes partners with experience in a range of industries, including consumer goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutics, robotics, electronics, automotive, semiconductor, and medical imaging.

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