NI to host 11th annual virtual instrumentation conference

Austin, TX—National Instruments (NI) reports that its 11th annual customer and technology conference, NIWeek, Aug. 16-18, will feature three full days of interactive technical sessions, summits, exhibitions, and hands-on workshops on the latest technologies for test, control, and design applications.


Austin, TX— National Instruments (NI) reports that its 11th annual customer and technology conference, NIWeek, will feature three full days of interactive technical sessions, summits, exhibitions, and hands-on workshops on the latest technologies for test, control, and design applications. The event will run Aug. 16-18 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.

“For 11 years, engineers have made the NIWeek conference and exhibition a success by sharing their ideas and experiences with colleagues while learning about the latest advancements in virtual instrumentation,” says Dr. James Truchard, NI’s president, CEO, and cofounder. “This success, spurred by the growing number of conference attendees each year, continues to drive the evolution of virtual instrumentation beyond the PC with the newest generation of measurement and control products, such as programmable automation controllers and FPGA embedded technologies.”

With this year's newly expanded 40,000 square-ft expo hall, NI increases its technical summit offering to include two new highlights: summits for control design and RF and wireless communications. They will be added to the Sound and Vibration summit, which debuted last year. Leading experts, researchers and NI developers in these three summit areas, including representatives from Maplesoft, Eaton, University of Texas-Austin, and the University of California-Berkeley, will gather to present technical sessions and demonstrations, while providing training opportunities to attendees. During the summits, attendees gain hands-on experience, and discover advanced measurement and analysis techniques while networking with industry peers.

The Control Design Summit features information on how engineers use leading control design techniques, such as FPGA programming, deterministic operation and NI’s LabVIEW targeting, to achieve better efficiency and concurrency in applications, such as in-vehicle and aerospace-embedded control and machine control system design. The RF and Wireless Communications Summit offers the latest in industry advances, including communications algorithm development, RFID, wireless sensors, and telemetry, as well as the multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) measurement technique. The Sound and Vibration Summit focuses on industrial vibration diagnostics, automotive noise, and vibration design, as well as audio and electro-acoustics testing.

NIWeek 2005 also will highlight more than 200 exhibitor booths and 180 technical sessions from NI’s developers and other industry experts. This year, the conference features technical presentations from companies including Analog Devices, Intel, MTS, and Xilinx, which will present unique approaches to solving measurement and automation challenges.

NI also is showcasing three new pavilions on the NIWeek expo floor. The PCI Express Pavilion will display new PC technologies from industry experts. The Industrial Control Pavilion will feature products for systems that require advanced control algorithms, I/O, motion or industrial communications. The Design Partners Pavilion will showcase electronic design, mechanical design, and embedded silicon venders, working closely with NI to improve the connectivity of NI LabVIEW and SignalExpress with today's design environments.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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