Engineering teams need flexible, powerful tools to adapt to the rapidly changing priorities of today's market. Test engineers, or in some cases even product engineers, often do have the time to invest in creating unique programs to assist them in product development or validation testing. What is needed is a configurable platform that can interface with the instrumentation needed, provide a easy to use interface to view and control the testing, and provide powerful data acquisition tools to attain accurate, repeatable information that can be easily analysed.
Initially designed more specifically for Hardware-in-the-Loop testing (HIL) National Instruments' VeriStand is ideally suited for such flexible testing solutions. When paired with the NI PXI based instrumentation platform, engineers can configure a broad range of testing solutions without the need for programming in LabVIEW, C, or any other language. This means better testing can be achieved in less time with more accurate results; critical in today's environment of shorter development cycles. That being said, the capabilities VeriStand can be further extended with custom LabVIEW routines (custom devices), custom embedded FPGA creating unique "instruments" for precision timing and calculations, and even the integration of "plant models" created in software such as MATLAB, to simulate actual control system characteristics into the test application.
221 Innovations can demonstrate all of these features and more during a on-site visit with your team.