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NI cooperates with industrial giants to build IIoT ecosystem

NI cooperates with industrial giants to build IIoT ecosystem
If there is an industry that can embody a country’s comprehensive national strength most typically and gradually reconstruct the new pattern of global competitiveness, it is intelligent manufacturing. The second Made in China 2025 (Shenzhen) Summit Forum themed by 'Smart Transformation of Global Manufacturing' was convened as scheduled on 8th and 9th April.
13th November 2017

It’s time to overdesign for flexibility

It’s time to overdesign for flexibility
Tired of the countless articles talking about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Surely all of the pundits, industry leading companies, and technology providers excited to share their perspective on the growing impact of the IIoT have exhausted the topic. By Jeffrey Phillips, Section Manager - Software, NI
13th October 2017

ADAS test solution gets EuMW premiere

Several key product launches and a number of technical presentations will be featured by National Instruments at European Microwave Week in Nuremberg (October 8-12). The new products will target the autonomous radar & ADAS testing sectors. Key themes will include The Rise of 5G as 5G continues to capture headlines.
27th September 2017


Modules enable PCI Express Gen 3 remote control

Modules enable PCI Express Gen 3 remote control
A family of high-performance PXI remote control and bus extension modules with PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity has been released by NI. PCI Express Gen 3 technology delivers increased bandwidth that is critical for data intensive applications like 5G cellular research, RF record and playback, and high-channel-count data acquisition.
17th August 2017

Multiple antenna User Equipment support furthers 5G research

Multiple antenna User Equipment (UE) support for its LabVIEW Communications MIMO Application Framework has been announced by NI. It is claimed to be the world’s only commercially available physical layer reference design that powers true Massive MIMO prototyping that goes beyond just desktop simulations to fully functional 5G deployments.   
26th July 2017

Tracking WiFi signals to passively see through walls

Tracking WiFi signals to passively see through walls
With dedication and a creative approach, University College London (UCL) research is helping to address the world's most urgent problems. Whether designing healthier cities or grappling with issues such as global health and climate change, the challenges of daily life inspire UCL students and academics
30th June 2017

IoT teaching tools target professors and students

An Internet of Things (IoT) teaching approach with a suite of advanced tools has been developed by NI. Professors and students can take advantage of these teaching tools, which consist of the myRIO Student Embedded Device, LabVIEW toolkits, PTC’s ThingWorx software and projects created by Tufts University, to build real-world IoT applications in the classroom.
20th June 2017

Baseband vector signal transceiver "disrupts" RF/5G test

Baseband vector signal transceiver "disrupts" RF/5G test
A baseband model of the second-generation Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) has been unveiled by NI. The PXIe-5820 module is said to be the industry’s first baseband VST with 1GHz of complex I/Q bandwidth and is designed to address the most challenging RF front-end module and transceiver test applications, such as envelope tracking, digital pre-distortion and 5G test.
7th June 2017

Next generation LabVIEW accelerates measurement automation

Next generation LabVIEW accelerates measurement automation
LabVIEW NXG 1.0, the first release of the next generation of NI’s LabVIEW engineering system design software has been unveiled at NIWeek in Austin. NI says It bridges the gap between configuration-based software and custom programming languages with an innovative new approach to measurement automation that empowers domain experts to focus on what matters most – the problem, not the tool. 
23rd May 2017

RF/microwave design software features in Honolulu

NI AWR software will be featured in several technical sessions during the 2017 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2017) being held in Honolulu (June 4-8). These sessions enable attendees to directly use NI AWR software products and design a variety of RF/microwave circuits and systems. Advance registration is required for all technical hands-on sessions.
19th May 2017

Collaboration delivers rapid mmWave channel characterisation

Collaboration delivers rapid mmWave channel characterisation
A collaboration on one of the world’s fastest and most accurate tools for 5G Millimeter Wave (mmWave) channel characterisation has been announced by NI and AT&T. mmWave frequencies look to play a big role in the future of 5G. They have already been earmarked by the FCC, 3GPP and other standardization bodies for 5G mobile networks.
19th April 2017

28GHz 5G over the air prototype demoed in US

The world’s first public demonstration at 28GHz of a real-time, over-the-air prototype aligned with the Verizon 5G specification was given by NI at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in San Francisco. The system uses OFDM with eight component carriers in a 2x2 downlink MU-MIMO configuration with hybrid beamforming and a self-contained subframe, yielding a 5Gbit/s peak throughput, and is scalable to over 20 Gbit/s with eight MIMO streams. 
29th March 2017

Test solutions aid massive MIMO field trial

Test solutions aid massive MIMO field trial
National Instruments’ (NI) participation in the quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost. A collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universitiesof Bristol and Lund, NI and BT has undertaken field trials of a massive MIMO system at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk. The trials were conducted in a large indoor hall mimicking a stadium environment and outdoors within the Adastral Park campus.
23rd March 2017

5G wireless trials take place in Bristol

5G wireless trials take place in Bristol
A collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT, has seen a research team undertake field trials of a massive MIMO system at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk. The trials were conducted in a large indoor hall mimicking a stadium environment and outdoors within the Adastral Park campus.
23rd March 2017

Wearable device antennas developed using NI AWR software

Wearable device antennas developed using NI AWR software
A portable fitness device developer, Striiv has used NI AWR software to design a new integrated, high-performance antenna. The new high-performance antenna provides better battery life and Bluetooth wireless performance for its next-generation Fusion 2 and Fusion Bio 2 wearable tracker devices.
22nd March 2017

SDR devices smooth transition from design to prototyping

Availability of the USRP-2945 quad receiver SDR device and the USRP-2944 high-performance 2x2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) SDR device is announced by National Instruments. Both models deliver a new level of performance and capability to the USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) family. These devices feature the widest frequency ranges, highest bandwidth and best RF performance in the USRP family.
1st March 2017

Software release cuts 4.5G test time by 33%

NI-RFmx 2.2, the latest version of NI’s advanced measurement software for PXI RF test systems was unveiled today (February 27) at Mobile World Congress. When used with the second-generation PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST), engineers can test 4.5G and 5G RF components such as transceivers and amplifiers using a wide range of carrier aggregation schemes, even as the 5G standard is still being defined.
26th February 2017

Industrial IoT Laboratory encourages collaboration

Industrial IoT Laboratory encourages collaboration
NI has opened an Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters. The NI Industrial IoT Lab focuses on intelligent systems that connect operational technology, information technology and the companies working on these systems. Designed with flexibility for the future, the lab’s operational focus includes areas such as microgrid control and communication, advanced control for manufacturing, and asset monitoring for heavy equipment.
17th January 2017

Tyre pressure monitor meets safety demands

Tyre pressure monitor meets safety demands
The RF technology within NI AWR Design Environment has been leveraged by Sensata Technologies, formerly Texas Instruments Sensors and Controls, to design a sophisticated and reliable Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that meets escalating safety demands for the global automobile market.
5th October 2016

Software tool comes to the aid of Chinese university

Software tool comes to the aid of Chinese university
Students at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) recently used NI AWR Design Environment from National Instruments to design a broadband substrate interconnection structure that overcomes issues associated with using bond wires in microwave systems, which limits operating bandwidth.
29th March 2016


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