Webcast Series: Optimise your Automated Test System

03 February 2011

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National Instruments UK & Ireland is organising a series of webcasts to provide tips and techniques for developing automated test systems. The six-part series of interactive webcasts will highlight key enabling technologies, from modular instrumentation to test executive software.

Taking place between 1 and 10 March 2011, each webcast will be broadcast at 10:00 and 14:00, giving attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters and test experts. The webcasts will also be available on demand after the series is complete at

The programme for the webcast series is as follows:

1 March, 10:00 and 14:00 - Choosing the Right Modular Instruments Based on Your DUT Requirements

See how modular instrumentation based on the industry-standard PXI platform can provide a solid foundation upon which to build powerful test systems. Gain an understanding of basic instrument specifications, such as bandwidth, sampling rate, resolution and accuracy, and discover the fundamental knowledge required to select the right instruments for each application.

2 March, 10:00 and 14:00 - Introduction to NI TestStand

Learn how to develop automated test and validation systems faster with NI TestStand, the powerful ready-to-run test management software package. See how it can be used to develop test executive software that manages and executes test sequences written in any programming language and integrates with enterprise systems.

3 March, 10:00 and 14:00 - Increase Your Test Capabilities with Reconfigurable FPGA Technology

Test systems for complex products often require custom or field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-enabled test hardware. Discover how to implement protocol-aware tests with scalable, high-level tools using standard building blocks or custom implementations.

8 March, 10:00 and 14:00 - Structural and Acoustical Testing for Efficient and Safe Systems

Whether developing an aircraft wing, a suspension bridge or a wind turbine, structural testing is key to ensuring the critical safety of the deployed system. Learn ways to rapidly acquire and analyse test measurement data such as force, strain, sound and vibration using an open, scalable test and measurement platform.

9 March, 10:00 and 14:00 - Real-Time Testing of Complex Systems

Examine ways to combine the advantages of graphical system design, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, deterministic buses and simulation models to design, prototype and deploy the next generation of military, automotive and avionics systems.

10 March, 10:00 and 14:00 - Five RF Measurements Every Engineer Should Know

Learn how to use the software-defined PXI platform to take five common RF measurements, including phase noise, noise figure and power.

For more details and to register for National Instruments' Test Webcast Series, go to

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