NI Trend Watch 2018

Technology has never progressed faster than it is today, so we must think critically about where we’re headed and how we’ll get there. The NI Trend Watch provides insight into some of the biggest trends and challenges engineers will face as we accelerate into our future faster than ever before.

TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

3 Mandates of the IIoT

The proliferation of smart and connected “things” in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides tremendous opportunities for increased performance and lower costs, but managing these distributed systems is often an overlooked challenge. Explore the three necessities for successfully managing your “things.”

5G to Disrupt Test Processes

5G innovation doesn’t stop at design. Test and measurement solutions will be key in the commercialization cycle, but 5G requires a different approach to test than previous wireless technologies. Find out what it’s going to take to make 5G a reality.

Breaking Moore’s Law

The constant pace of innovation has tracked remarkably close to Moore’s law for decades, despite a few minor revisions and much talk of its death. But now, the more than 50-year-old observation is facing health challenges again. Find out what that means for the future of the semiconductor market.

Effects of Electrification

The vehicle electrification trend goes deeper than a global shift from internal combustion and hybrid vehicles to fully electric powertrains. Consider implications beyond the increasingly complex vehicle itself, including new demands on supporting infrastructure.

Machine Learning Puts Data to Work

Intelligent systems create and rely on data, but the ever-increasing quantity of data exacerbates the Big Analog Data™ challenge. Discover how machine learning addresses the problem head-on, so engineers can focus on finding and solving the next grand challenge.