Mechatronics-oriented design tools improve machine development by simulating the interaction between mechanical and electrical subsystems throughout the design process. Historically, teams of engineers from different disciplines worked in silos and in sequential development. Design decisions were made independently, resulting in longer development times and higher costs. Now, to streamline development in a mechatronics approach, the teams work in parallel and collaborate on design, prototyping, and deployment. The ability to create virtual prototypes is a critical aspect of the mechatronics approach because it helps engineers and scientists explore machines before they are built.

Measurements and Sensor Connectivity

  • World-class measurements
  • Broad selection of industrial measurement devices for any bus
  • Support for a wide variety of sensors and transducers

Embedded Control

  • Single platform from design to deployment
  • High-performance real-time controllers and FPGAs
  • High-level programming environment abstracts nonessential embedded technologies

Machine Design

  • Increasing machine productivity
  • Deploying and maintaining the machine
  • Understanding customer requirements and conceptualizing design ideas


  • Complete software for robotics system design
  • High-performance embedded controllers
  • Applications from autonomous vehicles to robot arms

Build Embedded Control Systems

Learn the basics of building embedded control systems with a focus on common practical concepts.

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Control Design Guide for Smart Machines

Learn about essential technologies for the design of smart machines, from common architectures for distributed machine control systems to motion vision integration to advanced control strategies.

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Mechatronics Resource Kit

View a collection of tutorials, case studies, and webcasts that explore mechatronics fundamentals.

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Integrate NI PACs with Any PLC

Learn three different ways to add advanced analysis and control functionality to any PLC.

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