Validate Embedded Software on Industrial Controllers

Ensure the design meets specifications and time to market needs by better managing the (seemingly) never-ending changes. Product designs are getting more complex yet expectations on time to market haven’t changed. A flexible, software-centric approach to embedded software test can help detect design issues for the first round of tests, while improving the ability to modify the system for changes found after release to manufacturing. 


Important features for system flexibility include:


  • Reuse of existing system component models

  • Custom signal conditioning, required communication buses, and fault insertion units

  • Integration of custom signals and unique sensors

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Test System for Industrial Controllers

  • Integrate models from your environment of choice (MathWorks Simulink® software or otherwise) with VeriStand.

  • Reuse modular signal conditioning and fault insertion between test systems with NI switch load signal conditioning (SLSC) hardware.

  • Account for unique sensor and I/O types with customizable PXI or CompactRIO I/O backed by a LabVIEW-programmable FPGA.

  • Build, deploy, and automate your validation test system with TestStand test management software. 

Solution Advantages

"The powerful combination of the NI VeriStand platform, LabVIEW FPGA, the real-time PXI module, and years of fast prototype development and experience with NI products helped us quickly and easily design and develop the whole HIL system."

–G. Paviglianiti, Whirlpool Fabric Care, Advanced Development

Build Your Solution with the NI Ecosystem

NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.

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Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Test System Solution Brochure

Learn about NI software and hardware for HIL and automated embedded software test.