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Session Descriptions Track 1

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Keynote Presentation: Innovating in a Platform Based World

Recently, our world has transformed into a huge programmable system.  Some have called this trend industrie 4.0, internet of things, programmable world, intelligent systems...the list goes on. Platforms provide the foundation for innovating in this programmable world. Attend the NI Technical Symposium keynote to hear from National Instruments leaders and engineers, as they discuss NI's role in equipping engineers and scientists for this revolution.
What's New in LabVIEW 2013 Attend this key session to learn about new LabVIEW features designed to accelerate your success, and take a demo-heavy tour through the latest version of LabVIEW.
Instrumentation Redefined - An Introduction to NI Vector Signal Transceivers With the release of industry's first Vector Signal Transceiver, NI redefined instrumentation. This software-centric architecture represents a new era in which engineers and scientists can use LabVIEW to tailor open, field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based hardware for their specific needs. During this session, explore the VST architecture and cutting edge application examples, and also learn how you can take advantage of the open FPGA on NI vector signal transceivers (VSTs) with NI-provided examples and application-specific IP. Learn how to use this IP to create VST personalities for specific use cases, from accelerated automated test to tests requiring functionality not found on a traditional vector signal analyzer or vector signal generator.
Guest Case Study Presentations - Innovation In Your Area Hear from local engineers and scientists from both academia and industry as they explore innovative approaches to their applications using graphical system design tools. Visit the speakers section of this invitation to learn more about scheduled guest case study presentations in your area.
Exploring the RIO Architecture and Introducing the Newest Member of the CompactRIO Family For the first time since the introduction of CompactRIO, NI has designed a new controller from the ground up while maintaining everything you know and love about the product. Explore the cutting-edge technologies in this CompactRIO controller that deliver incredible performance, flexibility, and ruggedness, and discuss application use cases from NI Early Access Program customers. Also Explore the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture in detail and the many hardware targets that NI offers based on this architecture. Also learn about the tradeoffs for each hardware target and get guidance on choosing the right CompactRIO, NI Single-Board RIO, and expansion I/O system options for your next application.
High-Performance Embedded Applications Using NI FlexRIO NI FlexRIO is one of the most powerful products based on the LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. Learn how you can leverage this architecture to design, develop, and deploy high-performance embedded applications that require the online processing of signals with bandwidths measured in the hundreds of megahertz and beyond. Also discuss design strategies and explore tools to help you reach your time-to-market objectives.
Integrating .m, .mdl and Real-Time Hardware for Math, Signal Processing, & Control This session will show you how to use an integrated software and hardware platform for real-time textual math, signal processing and control. Learn how you can take the .m files you have developed and easily deploy your code to real-time hardware without extra codegeneration steps. You will be able to set up the .m files to run in parallel and also add custom user interfaces and decision making. Hardware options include data acquisition for desktop applications, such as CompactDAQ, and real-time control and monitoring hardware for embedded applications, such as CompactRIO.
Building High-Performance Automated Test Systems Demanding applications such as high-throughput production test are pushing the capabilities of the PXI platform. Whether you're performing precision DC measurements, acquiring high-speed transients, or deploying digital tests to the pin, don't miss this session to learn how you can harness these new technologies for faster, high peformance automated test systems.
Academic Session - Unleash the Next Generation of System Designers The engineers of tomorrow will need to design increasingly complex integrated systems to meet the demands of a rapidly changing technological landscape. To do so, the engineering students of today require hands-on education to understand the necessary theory underpinning system components. They also require experience synthesizing these components into an operational system. In this session, NI unveils how students can equip themselves with the proper tools to “do engineering” like never before and graduate as an unmatched generation of system designers.


Session Descriptions Track 2 (Hands On)

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Introduction to LabVIEW and Computer Based Measurements Write your first LabVIEW application, design a user interface, and learn fundamental LabVIEW concepts such as data flow, wiring,basic structures, creating user interfaces and simple debugging. Also test-drive a CompactDAQ data acquisition system and learn how to use graphical programming techniques to create modular and flexible measurement applications.
LabVIEW Data Management and Postprocessing Explore DIAdem and improve your postprocessing productivity by using data management techniques to quickly locate and load data from any file format. Also graph and visualize data without the limitations of software such as Microsoft Excel, perform interactive engineering analysis, export professional reports, and automate repetitive processing tasks.
Choosing the Right Data Acquisition System for Your Application* In today's world, engineers and scientists have countless options for building DAQ systems. Get tips for selecting the right sensors, DAQ hardware, bus, computer, and software for your next measurement application.
Build an Automated Test System with NI TestStand and the PXI Platform This hands-on session will provide an introduction to developing an automated test system using NIs test solution to increase test development productivity and reduce overall costs. Learn to perform a functional test on multiple units under test, using a ready-to-run test management software, NI TestStand, paired with a PC-based modular instrumentation platform.
Free Certification Exams* Sign up to take your Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam for free. Last year, over 70 engineers and scientists signed up to take their CLAD exam at the symposium.


* Not hands-on




  Embedded Control and Monitoring                    Automated Test and Data Acquisition              
  Industry Highlights    Academic
  Software Development          Certification


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