Articles by National Instruments, AWR Group (NI), El Segundo, Calif.

NI announces world’s first mmWave software defined radio to help speed 5G research

NI, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announcedtoday the world’s first software defined radio (SDR) for the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The new NI mmWave Transceiver System is a full transceiver that can transmit and/or receive wide-bandwidth signals at an unprecedented 2 GHz real-time bandwidth, covering the spectrum in the E-band, 71 to 76 GHz.


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Technion students design synthetic aperture radar simulator using NI AWR Design Environment

The students at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel have successfully designed a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) using NI AWR Design Environment™. The design challenge was to build an efficient, easy-to-use SAR simulator that would connect to MATLAB for signal processing and that could handle many targets on the surface and then use MATLAB to calculate the object shapes.


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NI Automated Test Outlook reinforces need for smarter test systems

NI announced the release of its Automated Test Outlook 2016. The annual test and measurement report delivers a comprehensive view of the key trends expected to impact automated test environments with the proliferation of connected devices, from preparing to test mmWave communication to effectively using manufacturing test data to propel business results.


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NI and Astronics collaborate to revitalize legacy aerospace and defense test systems

NI and Astronics Test Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corp. announced their collaborative efforts to deliver PXI-based products designed for the aerospace and defense community. The combination of Astronics’ strength in test system integration and NI’s leadership in PXI-based automated test systems is expected to produce a best-in-class portfolio for automated test equipment (ATE) applications.


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NI acquires Micropross, strengthens platform for wireless test

National Instruments, a leading provider of platform-based test systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges, announced its acquisition of Micropross, a company based near Lille, France, a technology innovator and leading supplier of test systems for Near Field Communications (NFC), smart cards and wireless charging test systems. Micropross will continue to operate as a wholly owned NI subsidiary under the leadership of the existing management team.


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