Airbus Moves Closer to Electric Flight

Climate change is a growing concern across the globe. Many countries are enacting legislation and setting goals to reduce the effects of industry and commerce on the environment. While some may believe the actual needs are small and inconsequential considering other global concerns, the aviation industry is taking these concerns seriously. Airbus, a major global leader in the manufacturing of commercial aircraft, is making important strides in this effort.

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Free Training Available with NI Software

The current COVID-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented changes to American society and to many other nations across the globe. Many businesses have been forced to close in order to comply with social distancing recommendations from the CDC; these have even been mandated by several states. Some companies have the capability for employees to work from home via the Internet.

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Semiconductor Characterization and Validation with NI PXI

Few things are more irritating than cumbersome stacks of differing electronic equipment that must be realigned and reconnected in order to perform routine tasks. The endless racks of boxes and miles of winding cable can be like navigating the Amazon jungle. It’s a small wonder that such common testing scenarios are prompting company engineers to search for better solutions.

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Using and Maintaining the Industrial IoT

Smart devices abound in today’s world; they are being used in almost every industry and application, from smart home improvements to personal communications. This advanced technology is also being used with great effectiveness in industrial manufacturing applications. But these IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) devices do more than control the production floor thermostat. They are innovating the way machines operate in manufacturing, healthcare, power generation, and more.

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Digital Transformation in Aerospace and Defense

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industries have long been a recognized leader when it comes to adopting new, innovative technologies. Digital transformation has naturally been part of that process over time. In fact, A&D were early converts to digital design and manufacturing processes. As A&D industries are tapped to produce ever-evolving technological systems for growing needs, digital transformation will be a crucial factor contributing to success.

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National Instruments PXI in the Semiconductor Industry

PXI – NI – STS. To the unschooled reader, these abbreviations are meaningless. But to those involved in the electronics and testing industry, they are the combination for continued success. National Instruments (NI), a world leader in electronic testing products and software solutions, has long been at the forefront of semiconductor testing.

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Valentina Tereshkova- The First Woman in Space on a Solo Mission

During Women’s History Month, which also features International Women’s Day on March 8, notable women throughout the world’s history are remembered. More importantly, they are recognized for their achievements that have made a significant impact on our world. We owe these women a debt of gratitude and honor for what they have done, and the sacrifices they have often made to make a difference.

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NASA Chooses Startup Company Rocket Lab to Launch the Pathfinder Mission to the Moon

In a surprising development in the ongoing space exploration odyssey, NASA has selected a relatively new launch startup company to become a part of the Artemis Program to revisit the moon. Rocket Lab will launch a small satellite as part of NASA’s CAPSTONE space experiment.

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7 Ways Apex Waves Fills the Void for NI Obsolescence Planning

Apex Waves specializes in obsolete National Instruments products, which encompasses a variety of PCI, PXI, SCXI, CompactRIO, and CompactDAQ products. Obsolete products are not manufactured or offered by the manufacturer anymore. This also means support services are not offered. Obsolete NI products cannot be purchased, repaired, or calibrated by the manufacturer.

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NI LabVIEW and PXI Modular Instruments Help Microsoft with Xbox 360 Gaming

Together, Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox 360 formed a legendary cornerstone in the gaming world. While production of the platform was discontinued in 2016, ending an 11-year run, the gaming system remains in popular use today. In fact, out of more than 22 million game consoles sold, estimates state that well over half remain in regular use, thanks to the continuation of Xbox Live.

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