Cardiff Uni lab installs NI tools - Embedded.com

Cardiff Uni lab installs NI tools

LONDON — The School of Engineering at Cardiff University is benefitting from the expansion of is relationship with National Instruments.

The schools electronics laboratory has been refitted with a range of NI measurement and instrument control platforms. The laboratory upgrade will be used by undergraduates and postgraduates studying for degrees in electrical and electronic, electronics and communications, and computer systems engineering.

Students using the lab have access to a range of measurement platforms including NI USB M Series data acquisition devices available at all 25 test stations, as well as GPIB/USB/LAN instrument control of Agilent Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz instruments, alongside NI PXI, the open, PC-based platform for test, measurement and control, with modular instruments, including FPGA-based reconfigurable I/O.

Steve Watts, lecturer in electrical and electronic engineering, and who manages the laboratory, said, “Hands-on experience with these measurement and instrument control platforms can only improve the way our students learn by reinforcing theoretical concepts, as well as developing the practical skills with industry standard instrumentation that are in much demand from electronic engineering graduates.”

NI's vice president of sales for Europe, Francis Griffiths, graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from Cardiff University in 1986, officially opened the lab.

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