I hope you are attending NIWeek, and that you are planning to attend at least one of my NIWeek presentations...
- Software Engineering - The NI Way
- Using LabVIEW in an LXI-Based Test System
- Head-to-Head High-Speed Bus Comparison: GPIB, PCI, PCI Express, USB, and Ethernet/LAN
Read more below for details on each presentation...
Software Engineering - The NI Way
Wednesday, 3:30 PM, Room 12A
Join me for an interactive discussion about how NI develops software. When I first joined NI nearly 20 years ago, our software development process was, shall I say, "underdeveloped". Fortunately, we've been improving ever since.
I'll talk about how our process has evolved as our team and code have gotten bigger. I'll talk about and demo some of the tools we use.
This topic is significantly more interesting with audience participation, so bring your own thoughts and stories about how you develop software.
Using LabVIEW in an LXI-Based Test System
Wednesday, 4:45 PM, Room 17A
LXI is a relatively new standard for LAN-based test and measurement instrumentation. As many of you know, I represent NI at LXI Consortium meetings. You may have read my earlier blog postings about What is LXI? and LAN is Simple, Right?
In this presentation, I'll show how you can use NI hardware and software to control an LXI-based system. I've put together a system containing LXI devices from Rohde & Schwarz, Pickering Interfaces, and Agilent. (Thanks to the vendors who loaned me their equipment!)
This NIWeek presentation is heavy on demos and light on slides. I'll show you everything from simple instrument communciations to advanced synchronization and timing.
Head-to-Head High-Speed Bus Comparison: GPIB, PCI, PCI Express, USB, and Ethernet/LAN
Wednesday, 10:30 AM, Room 17B
Thursday, 2:15 PM, Room 13B
The typical test system these days includes instrumentation with a variety of interfaces. You might have a mix of simple PXI devices, legacy GPIB instruments, and perhaps a LAN or USB device thrown in. This presentation will shed some light on the strengths and weaknesses of various buses, including performance, cost, and ease of use.
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