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VeriStand 2010 upgraded for better HIL/real-time testing

September 07, 2010

colin.holland-September 07, 2010

National Instruments' VeriStand 2010 includes enhancements that expand its capabilities for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and real-time testing by supporting high-performance, multiple chassis PXI systems and low-cost, ruggedized options using NI CompactRIO and NI Single-Board RIO hardware deployments.

It has improved  connectivity with NI LabVIEW, making it easier for engineers to reuse existing software and further customize their NI VeriStand applications.

NI VeriStand 2010 adds native support for reflective memory interfaces to deterministically share data between real-time PXI systems for high-performance applications such as iron bird aircraft simulators and electronic systems integration test systems.

More specifically, it can automatically create the reflective memory routings between PXI systems, reducing the potential for development errors and helping engineers quickly get their applications up and running. NI VeriStand 2010 also provides system-level abstraction and user interface capabilities to make configuring such systems more efficient.

Additionally, optimizations of the real-time engine have increased execution performance, making it possible to run NI VeriStand 2010 applications on most CompactRIO or NI Single-Board RIO systems for low-cost or rugged applications such as desktop simulators and test cell applications.

The range of conditioned I/O interfaces for CompactRIO combined with the flexibility of the NI VeriStand development environment offers commercial off-the-shelf solutions for these applications with the ability to quickly adapt to custom interface needs.

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