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.
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.
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.
Technological advances that help with educating the world’s children are always an important goal. Technology is not only important to increase engagement in educational activities, but it can also improve the learning process for students and instructors. For example, in one unique case, technology from National Instruments is being used in a large, comprehensive research project to evaluate the manual dexterity and cognitive capacity of numerous children.
The National Instruments CompactRIO Controller, cRIO-9074, is an embedded controller that is perfect for advanced monitoring and control. Since it is an electronic device, the cRIO-9074 requires a DC power supply to work. The ideal power supply for this purpose is the PS-15.
The PS-15 is an industrial power supply that is used to power CompactRIO systems, CompactDAQ systems, and many more. This component takes in an input of 100 VAC to 240 VAC and supplies an output of 24 VDC, 5 A to the cRIO-9074. However, for this setup to work, you need to carry out all the connections properly.
This blog post covers the process of setting up and powering the PS-15, and subsequently, the cRIO-9074.
As consumers demand more and more electronic features to enhance the driving experience, automakers are scrambling to implement the latest and best innovations in each new model. Incredibly, this means that most new vehicles use close to 100 CPUs to operate the vast array of electric equipment that is included.
Particle Accelerators are used in complex research that reveals much of what we know about basic matter in our universe. A particle accelerator is an enclosed machine that accelerates elementary particles (electrons and protons) to fast speeds and energy levels. After the beam is moving quickly, targets are positioned in the path of the beam, as well as measurement devices, to observe and record information about how the beam and the target respond upon collision.
Particle accelerators touch our lives in a variety of ways, but the population at large is likely ignorant of their purpose or operation. Since their inception in the 1890s, these complex tools have been integral to important discoveries in basic science, scientific and medical research, the defense industry, and even many consumer products. National Instruments provides a beam position monitoring and electronics control solution that aids in the commercial use of particle accelerators.
Electric vehicles are swiftly becoming reality as more automakers are choosing to jump on board with manufacturing and testing their own models. As with any pioneering technology, other new technologies must follow, and this includes new methods of testing and measurement. National Instruments is at the front of the pack with innovative products that can be easily adapted for use with electric vehicles.
National Instruments increases your productivity in developing test, control, and design systems by providing software products for a wide range of functionality.