NI's Technology Partners for Test

Publish Date: Mar 15, 2016 | 3 Ratings | 5.00 out of 5 | Print

Table of Contents

  1. Hear Dr. Truchard's Thoughts on Moore's Law for Test
  2. Impact of Moore's Law for PXI
  3. View Customers Using NI's Platform to Improve Their Test Systems

For more than 30 years, the technology community has witnessed Moore’s law in action. The reality that transistor density doubles every 18 months has led to significant advances in the performance of electronic devices. This is evident not only in the latest Intel  processors but also in the shrinking of technology such as solid-state drives (SSDs), which are now as small as a postage stamp. These technological advances translate into considerable cost reductions.

1. Hear Dr. Truchard's Thoughts on Moore's Law for Test

Listen as Dr. Truchard provides insight  on the importance of investing in software and reducing your hardware footprint  to improve your test system design.



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2. Impact of Moore's Law for PXI

There are many high-performance commercial technologies available to help improve how efficiently you test. Multicore processing, PCI Express, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are all underutilized in today’s test systems. These technologies can increase performance and lower the cost of automated test. 


“With our new platform based on NI PXI technologies, we’ve maintained both measurement and performance integrity while achieving three times cost reduction and 10 times improvement in semiconductor validation throughput.”

– Ray Morgan, ON Semiconductor


See how PXI benefits immensely from Moore's law using commercial off-the-shelf  technology:

PCI Express

As instruments become faster and more precise and they produce larger amounts of data, the scalable architecture of PCI Express ensures that the computer bus will not be the bottleneck for measurement performance.

 Learn how NI integrates the latest PCI Express bus into the PXI platform

Multicore Processors

By combining the power of the Intel processor and the productivity of NI LabVIEW software, engineers are enabled to create high-performance solution to quickly solve their advanced control and test applications.

 Learn how NI and Intel partner to deliver the latest processors in PXI


Choose from a variety of off-the-shelf platforms that combine modular I/O, real-time processing, and FPGAs programmable with LabVIEW.

 Learn how NI and Xilinx collaborate to enable engineers to easily program FPGAs

Data Converters

Choose from over 600 modular instruments, many which take advantage of the latest data converters, to incorporate the latest technology into your test system through the PXI platform which provides smaller size, modularity, and software integration.

 Learn how NI and Tektronix collaborated to deliver a new level of performance in PXI


The redefined instrumentation approach provided by National Instruments uses open software and modular hardware with key elements (multicore CPUs, user-programmable FPGAs, PCI Express, data converters, and LabVIEW system design software) to address the most demanding challenges. As instrumentation adapt to newer standards, more complex protocols, and higher bandwidths, these tools form the foundation of a test approach that can stand the test of time.


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3. View Customers Using NI's Platform to Improve Their Test Systems


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