Validate Electronic Designs in Ultra-Rugged Environments

Some products are big, heavy, and designed to be used outside in harsh conditions. Engineers testing in the field need equipment that can make measurements while surviving rain, shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures. Key elements of an outdoor-rated, ultrarugged test system include:


  • Software tools that minimize configuration, setup, and automation efforts

  • Data formats compatible with popular analysis and reporting tools, including Excel, Python, and MathWorks MATLAB® software

  • A cabling solution to distribute and synchronize instrumentation

  • Quality measurement hardware for data confidence and test repeatability 

  • ​Rugged IP ratings including the connectors used for sensor, network, and power cables

Ultra-rugged Voltage and Temperature Data Acquisition System

  • FlexLogger™ application software for data logging manages sensor configuration, real-time data visualization, export to .csv files, and channel alarms, all without programming.

  • FD-11603 8-channel, 24-bit, 100 kS/s, ±10 V voltage input device with IP65/IP67 environmental rating connects to low voltage signals or sensors with a voltage output.

  • FD-11613 8-channel temperature input device measures thermocouple types J, K, T, E, N, B, R, and S.

  • ​Additional FieldDAQ™ devices are available to expand to load, pressure, torque, strain, sound, and vibration measurements.

Solution Advantages

“FlexLogger software makes it easier to troubleshoot and verify that the raw data from different sensors are correct before I start my test. This helps shorten test development by saving time typically wasted on redoing configurations.”

— Andy Tarman, CNH Industrial

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.

See System Components and Pricing in the Product Advisor