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Gain the flexibility you need to build a measurement system that meets your application-specific requirements. The CompactDAQ controllers integrate a processor and removable SD storage with high-quality signal conditioned measurements and digital, counter, and communication bus I/O in a small, rugged enclosure. You can reduce system cost and complexity while increasing accuracy.Read More
The NI PXIe-7975R FPGA module features a digital signal processing (DSP)-focused Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA and 2 GB/s of onboard DDR3 DRAM. This FPGA incorporates 1,540 DSP slices, which you can use to implement digital filters, custom signal processing, and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) logic, all of which are commonly found on analog FPGA-based instruments.Read More
The NI PXIe-5186 digitizer, co-developed by National Instruments and Tektronix, delivers a new level of performance in the small-form-factor, low-power PXI platform. Tektronix technology provides the trusted measurement fidelity of Tektronix oscilloscopes. The digital back end uses NI synchronization and memory core (SMC) technology to deliver high-data throughput at rates greater than 700 MB/s.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces that NI AWR Design Environment™ V12 will be featured in a host of activities at European Microwave Week 2015 (EuMW2015), being held September 8 to 10 in Paris.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that NI AWR Design Environment™ will be on display within the Academic Forum, 5G/RF Pavilion and two technical sessions - High-Efficiency PAs for High PAR Signals Using an NI-Based Platform and Improving the Semiconductor Design-to-Test Flow Panel - during NIWeek 2015, August 3-5 in Austin, Texas.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) released its version 12 Analyst-MP™ 3D multiphysics finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) analysis software. This latest version delivers up to 10X improvement in speed from the previous version, making it even faster for analyzing extremely complex high-frequency, multiphysics structures.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces AWR Connected™ for DWT, a new NI AWR Design Environment™ flow that enables integration with Design Workshop Technologies’ (DWT) design-rule checking (DRC) and/or layout vs. schematic (LVS) tools for printed circuit board (PCB) and module design. The new AWR Connected for DWT DRC and LVS flow can run in one of two ways: in the full view/DWT user-interface (UI) mode or transparently from within the Microwave Office UI.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces that AWR Connected™ for AMCAD will be on display at the International Microwave Symposium 2015 (IMS 2015), May 18 to 22, in Phoenix in NI Booth #2431. AWR Connected for AMCAD provides ready access between NI AWR Design Environment™ V12 software and AMCAD Engineering stability analysis (STAN) software.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.), announces that NI AWR Design Environment™ V12—the first major software release in 2015—is now available as a pre-release to select customers, partners and evaluators. Previewing for the first time at International Microwave Symposium 2015 (IMS2015) at NI Booth #2431, this latest release boasts new load-pull and antenna- and radar-specific features, as well as ease-of-use improvements, speed enhancements and third-party integration flows.Read More
NI Microwave Component's popular QuickSyn Lite frequency synthesizers are now extended to millimeter wave. The new synthesizer modules employ the same revolutionary phase-refining technology that all QuickSyn products use to enable fast switching speed, low phase noise, compact size, and low cost. The modules are available in three popular bands—27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz, and 76 to 82 GHz—and are designed to supply medium power output. These new products present a very cost-effective solution for applications requiring a stable and clean CW millimeter-wave source.Read More
NI, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the opening of the new Wireless Innovation Lab at its Austin, Texas headquarters.Read More
MACOM designers used NI AWR Design Environment™ software inclusive of Microwave Office circuit design software, AXIEM 3D planar EM simulator, Analyst™ 3D FEM simulator, and APLAC harmonic balance (HB) simulator to successfully design and simulate a 4 W Ka-band PA using a 2 mil thick 0.15 um GaAs pseudomorphic high-electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces that Phil Jobson Consulting, a provider of RF/microwave system and component design solutions, has successfully designed a family of ultra-high frequency (UHF) cavity-based helical resonator bandpass filters for the CATV market.Read More
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NI (formerly AWR Corp.), will showcase NI AWR software throughout the International Microwave Symposium 2015 (IMS2015) in a number of ways. A preview of V12 NI AWR Design Environment™ software, including new load-pull and antenna features, as well as ease of use, speed enhancements and third-party integration flows, will be on display inside NI booth #2431. IMS2015 runs from May 17-22 in Phoenix.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) will be showcasing NI AWR Design Environment™ software at Booth #315 at the Electronic Design Innovation Conference 2015 (EDI CON), being held April 14-16 in Beijing, China.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces that Thales Alenia Space (TAS) Italy has successfully developed a complete RF/microwave flow using NI AWR Design Environment™, dramatically cutting design-to-production times and increasing design reuse.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces that a student at Middle East Technical University (METU), located in Turkey, used NI AWR software to successfully design a true-time-delay phase shifter with center frequency at 35 GHz by means of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.Read More
Cobham Wireless, formerly the Wireless Test Business of Aeroflex, and NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a worldwide partnership to service applications in cellular and connectivity with solutions based on PXI technology.Read More
National Instruments (NI) announced Q4 revenue of $333 million, up 11 percent year-over-year. The company's total orders were up 13 percent for the quarter with orders under $20,000 up 5 percent year-over-year; orders between $20,000 and $100,000 up 13 percent year-over-year; and orders above $100,000 up 36 percent year-over-year. In Q4 2014, NI recognized $7 million in revenue from its largest customer, compared with $4 million recognized in Q4 2013.Read More
Welcome to NI AWR Booth #103. At the booth, we will be showcasing a wide variety of software demonstrations of our recently released V11 NI AWR Design Environment™, which includes Microwave Office, Analog Office, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), AXIEM, and Analyst™ for the design of MMICs, RF PCBs, microwave modules, RFICs, communication systems, radar systems, antennas and more.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corporation) has released V11.01 of the NI AWR Design Environment™ with enhancements to Analyst™ 3D finite element method (FEM) EM simulation engine that cuts simulation times by as much as 70 percent over previous versions.Read More
NI (formerly AWR Corporation) has added Korea (September 30) to its list of venues in Asia Pacific as well as finalized the agenda and opened registration for itsJapan venue.Read More
We look forward to seeing you at IMS 2014 in Tampa Bay. Visit NI in Booth 633, attend sessions, and participate in activities sponsored by NI.
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National Instruments announced an integrated software defined radio solution for rapidly prototyping high-performance, multichannel wireless communication systems. The NI USRP RIO platform is built on the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture and combines a high-performance 2 x 2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) RF transceiver capable of transmitting and receiving signals from 50 MHz to 6 GHz with an open LabVIEW programmable FPGA architecture.Read More
National Instruments announced that it is the first vendor to execute a Manufacturing Test License (MTL) agreement with Broadcom Corp. The MTL agreement authorizes NI to provide manufacturing test solutions and modifiable application source code to Broadcom® wireless LAN and Bluetooth device customers.Read More
National Instruments released NI Trend Watch 2014, which summarizes the latest technology trends to help engineers meet evolving demands and integrate the ever-increasing power of technology into their work. The inaugural report examines a range of topics — from cyber-physical systems to the “SDR-ification” of RF instruments.Read More
National Instruments, a leader in test and measurement, data acquisition and computer automation, is collaborating with several top researchers focused on RF and wireless communications research—specifically fifth generation (5G) wireless communications. The proliferation of smart devices has led to a wireless spectrum shortage, which means researchers are seeking new ways to alleviate the bandwidth crunch and increase network data capacity. Market analysts predict that spectrum demand in the U.S. will outstrip capacity by 2017.Read More
Phase Matrix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of National Instruments, participated in the demonstration of the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope. The integrated microwave assembly designed by Phase Matrix for the demonstration is a broadband downconverter, which allows the successful acquisitioning and displaying of live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth.Read More
National Instruments announced the promotion of Eric Starkloff to senior vice president of marketing. Starkloff leads the organizations responsible for strategic planning, positioning the company’s innovative hardware and software platforms, marketing NI’s products and corporate brand, and creating an effective eBusiness platform.Read More
National Instruments announced 10 pieces of new application IP that enable engineers and scientists to use NI LabVIEW system design software to build their own custom RF instruments. This IP integrates with PXI FPGA targets such as the NI PXIe-5644R VST and extends their default capabilities.Read More
National Instruments announced the NI PXIe-5162 digitizer and updates to the LabVIEW Jitter Analysis Toolkit. The digitizer provides high-speed measurements at four times the vertical resolution of a traditional 8-bit oscilloscope.Read More
National Instruments announced its acquisition of Dresden, Germany-based Signalion GmbH. The acquisition delivers strong wireless communications talent and technologies to the NI platform, which are critical to NI’s goal to continue to drive long term growth in the communications test industry.Read More
National Instruments released its Automated Test Outlook 2013 highlighting the company’s research into the latest test and measurement technologies and methodologies. The report examines trends affecting a variety of industries.Read More
EDI CON 2013 (March 12-14, Beijing, China), the industry-driven event for RF, microwave and high speed digital electronic design announces the recent addition of several leading RFIC, component and material manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, EDA software and test equipment/solution providers as participants in the technical program and exhibition. As solution providers in high frequency electronic design and system integration, experts from these companies will offer attendees the latest information on the technology used in today’s communications and aerospace industries.Read More
In-depth recollection of our current state for motivating wireless communications and sketches a vision of our 5G futureRead More
The MILCOM management and sponsors made a wise decision to cancel the event this year as most of the east coast was pretty much closed down from hurricane Sandy. Everyone I know in New England down to the Mid-Atlantic found out over the weekend that their flights were cancelled. It was a good move and addressed any safety concerns of people trying to get there. MILCOM even analyzed their attendee list and determined that approximately 40% of them would be affected by the storm so decided to cancel. I applaud them for taking this action and promoting it quickly to the attendees. Even though the show was cancelled, there was still a lot of company news and products that I received for the event so here is a summary of the show that did not happen from an RF/microwave perspective.Read More
Description of a spectrum monitoring receiver optimized for over-the-air measurementsRead More
Introduction to the vector signal transceiver that combines a vector signal analyzer, a vector signal generator and a high speed digital I/ORead More
Eric Starkloff, Vice President of Marketing for Test and Embedded at National Instruments, talks about the company's development of new RF/microwave products and its push into the RF design realm via AWR's Microwave Office.
RF transmitters are an essential part of modern communications. Designed and assembled from core RF components, RF transmitters have many different forms and applications. We often think of RF transmitters in wireless communications, but the concept applies equally to wired applications such as cable television.Download
National Instruments is leading the way in providing more open and flexible measurement devices based on field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. Learn how you can use NI LabVIEW FPGA to design and customize your RF instrumentation, and discover the advantages software-designed instrumentation can provide in your test systems.
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Request your free copy of the NI RF and microwave poster, a comprehensive reference chart of the latest wireless standards, conversion tables, and formulas.
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The modern breed of test engineers is already using intuitive new technologies to reduce space and decrease test and development time all in a reduced budget. National Instruments is helping test engineers address these challenges with user-programmable FPGA-based instrumentation. Learn more about the benefits of using an open field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for 802.11ac testing specifically.
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Software-defined RF test system architectures have become increasingly popular over the past several decades. Almost every commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) automated RF test system today uses application software to communicate through a bus interface to the instrument. As RF applications become more complex, engineers are continuously challenged with the dilemma of increasing functionality without increasing test times, and ultimately test cost. While improvements in test measurement algorithms, bus speeds, and CPU speeds have reduced test times, further improvements are necessary to address the continued increase in the complexity of RF test applications.Download
National Instruments has redefined the traditional approach by combining PXI hardware and NI LabVIEW system design software, leveraging commercial technologies such as multicore microprocessors, user-programmable FPGAs, PCI Express hardware, and system design software to meet the flexibility and scalability demand for future high-frequency test and measurement applications.Download
This paper discusses the setup details for the demo shown in this video Head to Head: NI 5665 vs. Traditional Boxed Instruments. The demo compares the performance and speed of the NI PXIe-5665 with the Agilent PXA. Rather than comparing the datasheet specifications of both instruments, this video compares the two instruments while performing real- world test scenarios.Download
Signals intelligence describes a broad range of applications ranging from communications jamming to identification of interference or pirating signals. While this paper discusses many of the specific needs for each application, it primarily focuses on the techniques required to analyze intermittent or "bursty" RF signals.Download
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