Increase Production Volume While Managing Your Cost of Test

In order to meet operational and financial expectations, production engineers need to scale up production volume and scale up test line distribution while scaling down system cost and size.


Traditional architectures for this use case are either large, expensive and “overkill” for the task at hand, or small, very custom, and a struggle to maintain reliably. These instruments are not optimized for this kind of manufacturing strategy. Efficient, modern solutions should:


  • Meet test coverage with stable, reliable instrumentation
  • Minimize equipment cost and replication cost

  • Minimize footprint while preserving usability

  • Integrate easily with industry-standard software

Volume-Optimized Electrical Functional Test System

  • TestScaleTM modules can be combined in custom configurations to meet exact coverage needs, and slot into a small industrial chassis that connects to a host PC using USB. 

  • The TestScaleTM Chassis can be rack mounted or—to reduce floorspace and shorten signal path length—mounted within the fixture. 

  • The hardware connects to NI and third-party software such as TestStand, LabVIEW, and Python using the commonly used, fully featured, and reliable NI-DAQmx driver. 

Solution Advantages

“We recommend TestScale™ for large projects where test coverage is distributed across many stations. Its smaller footprint and low-cost make it perfect for medium- to high-volume manufacturing. ”

Matt Jecz, Director of R&D and Innovation, Averna

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.

NI Partner Network

The NI Partner Network is a global community of domain, application, and overall test development experts working closely with NI to meet the needs of the engineering community. NI Partners are trusted solution providers, systems integrators, consultants, product developers, and services and sales channel experts skilled across a wide range of industries and application areas.

Services and Support

NI works with customers throughout the life of an application, delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Teams can discover new skills by participating in NI-specific and geographic user groups and build proficiency with online and in-person training.

Volume-Optimized Electronics Functional Test Solution Brochure

Learn the function and value of both the hardware and software components of an NI TestScale solution.  Get detailed specifications, system architecture information, and featured NI Partner information.