Archive for the ‘hil’ Category

You spoke. We listened. This August, we introduced a new LabVIEW offering designed to directly address your feedback about our portfolio. The new LabVIEW Suites feature LabVIEW and NI's most popular application software and add-ons to help you build your system with confidence. Each LabVIEW Suite is customized for an application area and designed to make you successful.

The suites include related NI device drivers and are shipped on USB 3.0 media to speed up your installation. When you combine our new USB 3.0 media with a solid state hard drive, you can install a LabVIEW suite and all the relevant drivers in under twenty minutes.

 

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The LabVIEW Automated Test Suite offers the power of LabVIEW combined with the ready-to-run, customizable test executive, NI TestStand, and the intelligent switch management and routing application, NI Switch Executive.

The LabVIEW Embedded Control and Monitoring Suite features LabVIEW and the recommended add-ons specifically for building embedded control and monitoring systems on NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware. The LabVIEW FPGA Module extends the LabVIEW graphical development platform to target FPGAs on NI RIO hardware, and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module builds on LabVIEW to deliver a programming environment for creating reliable, deterministic, and stand-alone embedded systems.

The LabVIEW HIL and Real-Time Test Suite combines LabVIEW with NI VeriStand, a configuration-based software environment for efficiently creating real-time testing applications. It also includes the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation, LabVIEW Real-Time, and LabVIEW FPGA modules.

>> Learn more about the new LabVIEW Suites.

When faced with the challenge to develop an integrated, configurable hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) flight simulator, the engineers at HCL Technologies knew where to turn – the dynamic duo of NI LabVIEW software and PXI hardware. The company’s client, a leading company specializing in developing flight control systems (FCS) for aircraft, needed a flexible, scalable new testing system that could simulate various flight conditions and measure the HIL sensor responses.

 

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HCL engineers got down to work, building the FCS on open, industry-standard PXI architecture. Then, they chose LabVIEW for its unbeatable graphical capabilities and seamless integration with PXI products, and included LabVIEW drivers for use with third-party hardware.

 

With the help of NI products, HCL rose to the challenge. With PXI, the team was easily able to combine data from a wide range of interfaces. Nifty toolkits such as the CEI-LabVIEW and the LabVIEW FPGA Module greatly reduced development time.

 

Using their new FCS powered by LabVIEW and PXI, HCL’s client saves significant time when completing manual testing and collating, analyzing, and preparing reports. Now, that’s what we call taking business to new heights.

 

>> Read the full case study.