NI Alliance Partner Specialties

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. Specialty partners ensure they strategically align with NI’s business, undergo a rigorous application process, obtain top certifications in a specified industry, and complete projects with professionalism and in a timely manner.

Featured Specialty Areas

Education Specialty

Education Specialty Alliance Partners are proficient in implementing courseware and designing custom teaching material based on education technologies like LabVIEW, Multisim, the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS), and myDAQ. Whether customers need customized courseware, adaption of legacy content for NI teaching technologies, or custom LabVIEW development for learning, they can count on an education partner to implement solutions that meet their project, lab, or classroom needs.

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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 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 recognizes partners who help customers build fast, flexible, and accurate RF and wireless test systems based on the NI modular software-defined architecture of RF products, LabVIEW software, and FlexRIO. These systems range from individual RF instrument software personalities to custom advanced test systems. The RF and Wireless Specialty identifies system integrator companies for customers looking to benefit from NI modular instrumentation to meet their application needs, such as 2G, 3G, LTE, MIMO, WiMAX, WLAN, and record and playback.

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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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Vehicle Radar Test System (VRTS) Specialty

NI Alliance Partners with the Vehicle Radar Test System (VRTS) Specialty are experts in automotive radar sensor validation and production test applications. These specialty partners offer deep expertise in working with major automotive OEMs and Tier1 suppliers, and provide critical radar test services for the VRTS, including test system design and integration, maintenance, and release to production process management. They can also ensure user success with the presence and capacity to support global radar test system deployment through local resources or partnerships with other NI Alliance Partners.

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Vision Specialty

The Vision Specialty comprises partners with experience in a range of industries, including consumer goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutics, robotics, electronics, automotive, semiconductor, and medical imaging. These partners are skilled with NI products, actively undertake vision projects, and maintain dedicated expertise in vision. NI reviews the capabilities of each Vision Specialty Alliance Partner and requires that these partners obtain the AIA Certified System Integrator company designation.

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