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Electric Vehicle Battery Test

A battery validation engineer connects her test data from multiple sources using NI software

NI Optimizes Battery Test Workflows

A battery validation engineer connects her test data from multiple sources using NI software

  • Validatation of test sequences using closed-loop simulated systems running NI, or third-party, equipment models to accelerate schedules, increase test coverage, and improve quality
  • Provisions for third-party equipment integration to manage a mix of test equipment and leverage existing investments
  • Flexible system architecture for adapting to rapidly evolving test requirements based on market demands or technology advancements
  • Enterprise data and systems management tools for large-scale deployment configuration, monitoring, and control


A battery validation engineer modifies his workflow using NI's Battery Test System


Validating Electric Vehicle Battery Modules and Packs

NI designed the Battery Test System (BTS) to optimize battery test workflows and enable rapid responses to changing test needs. The BTS can help you stay ahead of requirement churn and drive test efficiency improvements to accelerate schedules, increase test coverage and quality, and reduce the total cost of test.

Battery Test System Brochure

NI BTS System Architecture

This measurement rack houses a real-time controller that runs deterministic test sequences to control the test cell (cycler, chiller/heater, and so on) and measure the battery module/pack characteristics.

Screenshot of NI VeriStand software

Real-Time Test Software

Screenshot of NI VeriStand software

VeriStand provides a real-time engine for deterministic stimulus and measurement sequencing. Use this robust application software for I/O abstraction and hardware configuration, third-party simulation and control model integration, lossless long-term logging, safety monitoring and recovery, and third-party instrument and device integration.

Screenshot of NI TestStand software

Powerful Test Executive

Screenshot of NI TestStand software

TestStand offers rich automated test development, sequencing, and reporting functionality. Create test scripts that interact with VeriStand to help you prepare the device under test, execute profiles, manage instrumentation resources, and report test data.

Screenshot of NI SystemLink software

Asset Management Software

Screenshot of NI SystemLink software

SystemLink™ software features enterprise-level data, systems, and test management tools that scale with test infrastructure size and complexity. Its web-based UI helps you manage assets and data, visualize data and reports, and conduct real-time analytics and reporting.

Front view of CompactRIO chassis

Real-Time Control

Front view of CompactRIO chassis

CompactRIO combines real-time processing for deterministic communication with an open FPGA for high-speed control. Take advantage of its modular design that houses input and output modules with integrated signal conditioning.

Side view of FieldDAQ devices

Rugged Measurements

Side view of FieldDAQ devices

The rugged, IP-rated FieldDAQ™ device provides temperature, voltage, strain/bridge, and more measurements inside a thermal chamber to provide separation from harsher environmental elements and the measurement rack. It also helps you reduce cabling and accelerate test setup.

See the Battery Test System in Action

View a demo of a real-world battery validation application using the Battery Test System (BTS). Discover how you can use the BTS Software Suite and SystemLink software to meet the challenges in battery validation labs.

Increase Agility

Respond quickly to rapidly changing test requirements and maintain pace with the industry and technology advances.

Optimize Efficiency

Enhance equipment configuration, test monitoring, data collection, and results reporting with integrated enterprise-level system and data management options.

Reduce Test Development Time

Easily modify and upgrade your system with flexible software configurations and NI’s modular I/O approach. Leverage standardized cycler, chamber, and other interfaces with a hardware abstraction layer to rapidly switch out equipment.

Mitigate Risk

Reduce the risk of damage to expensive lab equipment while increasing safety by simulating tests with expensive assets using seamlessly integrated third-party models.

We’re focused on moving the electric vehicle industry forward through advanced battery technology and unique partnerships. By partnering with NI, we turn our expertise into direct customer value by connecting across test to provide the insights that matter and differentiate.

Ben Wrightsman

Battery Innovation Center

Innovate Faster with Partners

Whether you’re looking for turnkey test systems or getting-started assistance, NI Partners can help you meet your time-to-market goals quicker. NI's global partner ecosystem includes subject matter experts in electric vehicle battery test. With their years of experience, your company can reach Vision Zero faster.

An NI partner helps a team of engineers configure their battery test system according to their test requirements

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