Achieve high accuracy, high productivity, and higher speeds with the standard for automated test and automated measurement: NI PXI.
NI PXI systems provide high-performance modular instruments and other I/O modules that feature specialized synchronization and key software features for test and measurement applications from device validation to automated production test. NI is the PXI industry leader, with the broadest array of best-in-class products and services on the market.
PXI provides the best approach for validation and production test. You can meet requirements for timing, synchronization, and throughput across all instruments.
High-channel-count test applications
Automated manufacturing production test
PXI systems are composed of three main hardware components: Chassis, controller, and modules. System software is both reconfigurable and customizable.
The chassis—the PXI system backbone—is comparable to a desktop PC’s mechanical enclosure and motherboard. It provides power, cooling, and a communication bus to the system, and supports multiple instrumentation modules within the same enclosure. PXI uses commercial PC-based PCI and PCI Express bus technology while combining rugged CompactPCI modular packaging, as well as key timing and synchronization features. Chassis range in size from four to 18 slots to fit the needs of any application, whether you require a portable, benchtop, rack-mount, or embedded system.
PXI controllers are either integrated or remote. Integrated controllers contain everything you need to run your PXI system without an external PC, while remote controllers let you control your PXI system from desktops, laptops, or server computers.
Build systems faster with NI’s extensive software portfolio. Take quick interactive measurements with InstrumentStudioTM software, use VeriStand for HIL testers, or build validation and production testers using TestStand test management software and the LabVIEW programming environment. Get the scalability and flexibility you need to build software-connected testers based on PXI that simplify test development and reduce long-term maintenance.
From the moment you unbox your hardware to deployment and life-cycle maintenance, NI is here to help you get started quickly and operate efficiently.
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Using PXI and LabVIEW, we were able to test our MEMS devices at a fraction of the cost, weight, power consumption, and footprint of our previous ATE system.
Analog Devices, Inc.
Using PXI and LabVIEW, Analog Devices developed an application-specific microelectromechanical system (MEMS) test platform that scaled from production to the lab, dramatically reducing total MEMS testing cost.
This kit includes architectural notes, relevant case studies, and performance metrics to help you learn automated test and measurement PXI system basics.
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