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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.