Reduce Time and Complexity Testing Modern EO/IR Imaging Systems

Focal plane array (FPA) systems are used across all operational domains for weather forecasting, safety, ISR, tactical defense systems, and more. FPA engineers design for increased imaging system performance with high resolution, reliability, and sensitivity. To deliver on time, engineers must find efficient ways to design, test, and adapt to requirements balancing the need to customize and the desire to standardize. The following are a few challenges FPA test engineers are faced with.


  • Reduced program deployment timelines with flexible standardized test solutions
  • Test a wide range of I/O types and devices with a common tester
  • Customizable interface protocols for modern EO/IR readout IC (ROIC) technology
  • Enable parallel subsystem development and test before and after integration into Dewar-Cooler assemblies (IDCA)
  • Deliver testing capability from parametric to full system-level validation

EO/IR Imaging Detector Systems Test Solution

  • Cover all I/O and measurement types in a single system with a software-connected test system with PXI Express, LabVIEW, and TestStand
  • Support for common data and control interfaces: RS422, SpaceWire, MIL-STD-1554, Serial RapidIO® (SRIO), XAUI, Aurora, 10 GbE, and more
  • Precision test for high-sensitivity FPA bias interfaces with PXI Express SMU technology
  • Customized FPGA capability for customized ROIC interfaces with high-speed serial instruments using LabVIEW FPGA

Solution Advantages


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.

Viewpoint Systems

Consult with Viewpoint Systems, a leading expert in EO/IR FPA systems test. Viewpoint Systems’ Aedis is an FPA emulation and acquisition system for testing high-bandwidth, high-channel imaging subsystems. With more than 20 years of NI technology experience, Viewpoint Systems can help configure and develop your ideal FPA testing solution.

Services and Support

NI partners with you throughout the life cycle of your application by delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Accelerate your learning with our company-specific and geographic user groups. Build proficiency with online and in-person training options.

FPA Systems Test Solutions Brochure

Learn how you can leverage NI modular technology to build your ideal test solution for EO/IR imaging and FPA test. Explore NI Partner capabilities to optimize your test system capabilities.