National Instruments, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, today released the latest version of its VeriStand software, which embedded software design and test engineers use to develop hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test systems. Today’s engineers face increasingly compressed, shifting schedules and constantly changing requirements driven by the integration of new technologies. VeriStand and NI’s HIL systems are the most open and customizable platforms available on the market to help companies meet these changing demands and future proof their test systems.
Engineers take advantage of VeriStand software’s out-of-the-box functionality and customizability to speed up real-time test system development and tackle the increasing complexity of embedded software as newer technologies like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automotive radar and fly-by-wire become commonplace in embedded control systems. Users can:
- Configure a real-time engine to execute tasks such as real-time simulation, stimulus generation, data acquisition for high-speed and conditioned measurements and calculated and custom-scaled channels.
- Extend and customize a system using LabVIEW software or a wide variety of programming environments.
- Create professional run-time editable user interfaces quickly that include tools for simulation model characterization, data logging and alarm monitoring. A completely redesigned UI manager helps ensure maximum efficiency when developing and executing real-time tests.
“This release of NI VeriStand enhances the real-time test platform to help reduce risk and cost for embedded software test across a spectrum of applications,” said Chad Chesney, vice president of data acquisition and embedded systems at NI. “With the openness and flexibility of a software-first approach, engineers can meet the demands of rapidly expanding test requirements for HIL systems both today and in the future.”