INDIA: National Instruments announced the NI VeriStand 2010, which 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.
NI VeriStand 2010 also features enhanced connectivity with NI LabVIEW, making it easier for engineers to reuse existing software and further customize their NI VeriStand applications.
“We selected NI VeriStand for our Legacy 500 Iron Bird because of the breadth of functionality the environment provides out of the box, which significantly reduces our development efforts,” said M.A. Pires, testing device development coordinator for Embraer.
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.
“While NI VeriStand provides many of the features necessary for our application, the ability to add functionality using LabVIEW and other software environments helps us customize our simulator to exactly meet our future application needs,” said Guilherme Seelander, software integration senior engineer for Embraer.
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 wide 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.