NI Week in early August marks the annual migration of National Instruments' users to Austin, Texas, to learn about the latest products and applications. Joining them are myriad NI partners, developers, and me –- your humble correspondent.
Last year, I wrote about NI's strategy being the quintessential platform play. By rigorous alignment to a few key platforms, NI can address an impressively wide set of applications. For automated testing, those key platforms are essentially PXI and LabVIEW. Those insights on NI's strategy are just as relevant today, so if you need a primer, you can find it here.
The weather for this NI Week was cooler than in previous years, but the product introductions remained hot. Topping the list was NI's entry into semiconductor ATE.
Whoa. You read that right. NI is joining the ranks of Advantest and Teradyne in offering solutions for semiconductor testing, both for design validation and manufacturing. As a side note, your humble correspondent is feeling a little less humble today. I suggested modular-based testers would do exactly this in 2012 and most recently in 2013.
Well, let's take a look at the tester
Read the full story on my EDN blog, Test Cafe.