The battery has the largest impact on electric vehicle performance features like acceleration, range, charge time, and vehicle life—so getting it right is critical to EV program success for automakers. Battery test teams must minimize cost while maximizing performance on aggressive timelines, while ensuring the pack operates and fails safely every time, all the time, over the life of the vehicle and beyond.
Safely test the battery under multiple charge/discharge profiles with large, expensive battery cyclers to provide operational power levels during test
Characterize long-term battery performance through long-running test, minimizing the time to first test and time to retest
Validate the battery inside environmental chambers across operational temperature ranges, generating huge amounts of data on dozens of test cells
Respond to ever-changing test requirements and manage a library of test equipment for a varied mix of battery designs
Manage test result and test asset data to maximize utilization and optimize operational cost, reducing CO2 footprint
BTS software provides out-of-the-box functionality through plugins, device drivers, and analysis/test IP specialized for battery test
Unified software provides customizable data dashboards for large-scale facility and equipment management to maximize utilization at minimum cost
Built-in SystemLink™ software integration can manage a fleet of battery test systems or other test assets, as well as the data they produce over long-term tests
Measurement rack for reliable, real-time measurements and battery management system (BMS) communication for multi-DUT test with minimum incremental cost per channel
In-chamber measurements with rugged and daisy-chained devices to decrease setup times, reduce wiring, and make test cell operation easier
Out-of-the box battery test software and customization with standardized interfaces to reduce test development time and test reconfiguration time
Device simulation and battery emulation capability to start test development and speed up time to first test regardless of hardware availability
Full test architecture ownership with reconfigurable and extendable hardware and software to minimize total cost of test
Integrated, enterprise-ready system and data management options with third-party compatibility to leverage existing investments
Streamlined buying process with NI as a single point of contact for the entire power, test, and measurement components of battery test stations
The BTS Software optimizes how you request, configure, run, and report on battery tests. Combined with SystemLink, you can effectively manage test and facility data from your battery validation lab to drive insights and improve battery performance.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about battery pack and module test system features and design options based on battery characteristics and test requirements. See how the NI BTS and power electronics can help you work faster to perform long-term testing with many parallel test systems, at a lower total cost of test.
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