Test engineers in every industry are challenged to simultaneously increase system performance while decreasing system size and cost. NI has helped more than 35,000 companies around the world improve their automated test and measurement strategies. Below is a small sample of NI customers who save time and money while ensuring product quality.
Microsoft Corporation developed a versatile validation and end-of-line production test system for the Xbox and Xbox 360 controllers using NI LabVIEW system design software and PXI modular instrumentation. With the new test system, Microsoft implemented a test strategy that resulted in a 100 percent increase in test throughput per test station.
Siemens, a global leader in clean power generation, needed a test system that automated testing procedures for the control system of its wind turbines. The company turned to LabVIEW software and PXI hardware. They created a real-time system for hardware-in-the-loop testing of their regularly updated embedded control software releases. The system is easy to improve, adapt, and develop for future installations.
When ON Semiconductor needed to replace its costly test system, the company turned to National Instruments and the flexibility of software-defined test. By using LabVIEW software and PXI hardware, the company reduced costs by 3X and increased semiconductor validation time tenfold. And because of the modularity of PXI, tests can quickly be adapted to meet ever-increasing performance and speed requirements.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company that tests RF data transmitters and receivers. Using PXI instruments from NI and an external wide area network transceiver integrated circuit on a custom-printed circuit board, Harris implemented a complete serial bit error rate test system. The system reduces cost per unit by approximately 4X and offers customization capability to communication interfaces that have added test requirements.
Sony Electronics needed a highly reliable and cost-effective test system for its line of Blu-ray players. The company used LabVIEW and PXI modular instruments to hit its target cost, meet rigid performance requirements set by the Blue-ray Disc Association, and improve test throughput by 33 percent.
Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training, & Support (LM STS) developed a standard test system for avionics suppliers to the joint strike fighter program. LM STS estimates its standardized approach to the F-35 JSF program has already saved the US government millions of dollars and has the potential to save hundreds of millions more over the life of the program.