RF Services and Training

With NI, you have the assurance of ongoing technology training, support, and service programs for individual engineers, global organizations, integrators, and OEMs. NI designed these services to meet your needs throughout the application life cycle, from planning and development through deployment and ongoing maintenance.

Services and Support for PXI Hardware

Getting Started and Setup


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Getting Started and Setup

System Configuration and Assembly

The industry’s first assembly and test service for PXI, the NI system assurance programs provide the fastest, easiest way to get your new RF PXI system up and running. You receive the following:

  • Your system delivered ready to use right out of the box, fully assembled, and tested
  • Courtesy installation of standard driver sets and application development environments such as NI TestStand, LabVIEW, and LabWindows™/CVI
  • Extended warranty and calibration services that provide coverage for up to five years
  • Custom documentation including a getting started guide, maintenance plan, and calibration certificates

Technical Support and Systems Engineering

Technical support options help you reduce your development time and minimize project risk. NI provides resources at whatever level you need, from numerous self-help resources online to NI applications engineers that are available via phone and e-mail to offer one-on-one technical support to active members of a service program. Our global staff of systems engineers is ready to help with more advanced questions related to domain-specific applications.



Accuracy Matters – as a proven veteran with over 10 years experience calibrating PXI instruments and more than 20 years working with modular instruments, NI knows that the accuracy of electronic components used in all instruments naturally drifts over time. With unrivaled years of expertise and familiarity with calibration for PXI, NI can help you achieve the following:

  • Reduce measurement errors
  • Improve consistency between measurements
  • Increase production yields by eliminating false-failures

NI provides calibration support for RF products that includes calibrate services that are traceable to international standards (NIST, PTB, and so on) and can help you maintain compliance to a variety of quality standards including ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540.1. In addition to these services, NI provides manual calibration procedures and automated calibration software specifically designed for use by metrology laboratories.

Repair Services and Support Programs

NI repair services and support programs are designed to protect your investment, fix your maintenance costs, and minimize unexpected, costly downtime.

Software Maintenance Programs

NI has the software maintenance and support program for you. Enroll today to receive the following:

  • Automatic software updates and maintenance releases
  • Direct access to technical support from NI applications engineers
  • Access to special online software training modules that highlight features, application uses, and development best practices

Integration and Consulting

National Instruments Alliance Partner Program

The Alliance Partner program is a worldwide network of more than 600 consultants, system integrators, developers, channel partners, and industry experts who partner with NI to provide complete, high-quality RF solutions to customers.

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RF and Wireless Test Training Courses

NI offers courses that both help you understand the fundamentals of RF systems and teach you the tools and techniques you need to successfully use NI RF hardware. You will learn how to design and test RF devices for applications such as signals intelligence, RF record and playback, and multiple input, multiple output (MIMO).

* Since RF Fundamentals and RF Application Development fit conveniently in a week, you may choose to take LabVIEW Core classes prior to RF Fundamentals.


To understand the NI LabVIEW software development environment, start with the following courses:

  • LabVIEW Core 1 or equivalent experience is required for the RF Application Development course.
  • LabVIEW Core 2 &3 are recommended.


LabVIEW Core 1
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LabVIEW Core 2
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LabVIEW Core 3
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RF Measurement Fundamentals

Understanding RF and its fundamentals is critical to being successful when designing and testing RF devices. This course covers a range of topics from overall RF device architecture, mathematics basics, modulation, RF measurements, and RF test considerations. This course is appropriate for beginning students or more advanced engineers wanting a refresher course in RF. It prepares the student for the RF Application Development course.

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RF Application Development

This course focuses on application development techniques and practices that are specific to RF Test. It covers the complete PXI-based RF hardware and software architecture from National Instruments.

Topics will span from GPS, WLAN, MIMO, and cellular test to custom modulation formats and recommended programming practices for RF test. Students work with real-world analog and digital transceivers/receivers in hands-on exercises within the LabVIEW Environment to reinforce the lessons for the National Instruments PXI RF hardware and software.

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If you are using RF as part of a larger automated test system, consider also attending:


NI TestStand I: Test Development
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NI TestStand II: Framework Development
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Students explore how to develop practical test applications using NI TestStand tools. This course teaches students how to customize items such as the operator interface, user privileges, reports, and process model as well as advanced features such as multithreading and multi-UUT (unit under test) testing.


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