2008 National Instruments Technical Symposium November 13, 2008 Huntsville, AL Register today for the National Instruments Technical Symposium on November 13, 2008. This full-day conference will focus on the latest developments for automation, design, and test. With an open agenda format featuring keynotes from NI experts, a variety of technical sessions, hands-on labs, and presentations, the conference offers information on emerging industry trends within a valuable networking forum and product exhibition. Software/DAQ Presentations • What’s New in LabVIEW 8.6 • Simple. Secure. Wi-Fi Data Acquistion • Introduction to LabVIEW FPGA • Top Considerations for High-Channel Count Measurement Systems: An In-Depth look at Timing and Synchronization • Implementing Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Systems with LabVIEW • Techniques for Architecting Hybrid Test Systems • Introduction to Software Engineering for LabVIEW Applications • Use Time Based Technologies (IEEE-1588, GPS, and IRIG-B) to Synchronize PXI, cRIO, cFP, and Vision Products RF/Modular Instruments Presentations • Trends in Wireless Test Drive Software-Defined Instrumentation • Advanced RF Record and Playback Applications Hands-On Sessions • Building Automated Test Systems with LabVIEW and NI TestStand • CompactRIO: LabVIEW Real-Time Programming • The NI Smart Camera © 2007 National Instruments Corporation. All rights reserved. Visit ni.com/legal. For patents see ni.com/patents. Presentations by NI Experts and Field Engineers. Date: November 13, 2008 Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: Von Braun Center South Hall, Meeting Room 1 700 Monroe Street SW Huntsville, AL 35801 Register: Online - www.ni.com/techsym Via email - [email protected] Or by calling (866) 765-7839 Lunch will be provided. Software/DAQ Presentations: What's New in LabVIEW 8.6 Learn about the latest features in LabVIEW and how you can use them to increase your productivity as you develop test, control, and design applications. Simple. Secure. Wi‐Fi Data Acquisition. Wireless technology offers the prospect of new portable and distributed measurement applications, where cabling has previously been impractical. Yet several obstacles have hindered the broad adoption of wireless in DAQ applications, including security, reliability, and integration with existing wired systems. Learn how to overcome these challenges with LabVIEW and new technology from NI. Implementing Hardware‐in‐the‐Loop Test Systems with LabVIEW Learn how to convert your models created using The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink® software to deploy them to real‐time targets using LabVIEW software. Discuss several tools including the NI LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit and the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module, and view a presentation on the comparison of the different techniques. Use Time Based Techniques (GPS, IEEE‐1588) to Synchronize PXI, cRIO, cFP, and Vision Products Today you can synchronize modules in a single PXI chassis as well as synchronize measurements around the globe across multiple PXI systems. Learn how to synchronize PXI and PXI Express systems by sharing timing information by both signal‐based as well as time‐based synchronization schemes leveraging GPS, IEEE‐1588, and IRIG. Learn what synchronization schemes are in development for future systems. Techniques for Architecting Hybrid Test Systems A common test system management challenge is adding new technologies while balancing longevity and scalability. Learn how to optimize your system by incorporating multiple buses to form a hybrid multi‐platform system. Introduction to LabVIEW FPGA Thinking of using LabVIEW FPGA? Want to learn more about FPGA Technology? Not sure if LabVIEW FPGA is the right solution for your application? Come to learn the basics of LabVIEW FPGA and how you can use it in your control, design, or test applications. Top Considerations for High‐Channel Count Measurement Systems: An In‐Depth look at Timing and Synchronization Learn about top hardware and software technologies for high channel count measurement systems. Review multiple components of PC‐based measurement systems. Take an in‐depth look into best practices for managing timing and synchronization between those components using NI‐DAQmx driver software. Tips and tricks will also be given on how to maximize throughput and obtain best performance. Introduction to Software Engineering for LabVIEW Applications Concerned about validation and requirements based testing of large LabVIEW applications? Not sure how to integrate LabVIEW with configuration management tools? The growing use of LabVIEW in mission‐critical and safety‐critical applications is putting greater emphasis on these and other software engineering tasks. This session will provide an overview of best practices for using source code control, managing development and the recommendations for tools that help automate common software engineering tasks such as tracking and testing changes to code. RF/Modular Instruments Presentations: Trends in Wireless Test Drive Software‐Defined Instrumentation Using parallel processing capabilities of multicore processors, PXI instruments can perform many common RF measurements significantly faster than traditional instrumentation. In addition the inherent software‐defined approach enables users to test devices with many protocols such as GSM/EDGE/WCDMA, GPS, and DVB‐H. Understand the effect of processor speed on overall measurement time and see benchmarks of traditional vs. PXI instrumentation. Advanced RF Record and Playback Applications Manufacturers of RF receivers continue to push the limit of performance and function in their devices. In this session, we will cover important streaming considerations such as antenna selection and data rates. Hands‐On Sessions: Building Automated Test Systems with LabVIEW and NI TestStand Explore how to use NI TestStand test management software to quickly add sequencing, flow control, multithreading, and reporting to your LabVIEW measurements and tests. CompactRIO: LabVIEW Real‐Time Programming Come learn about and get hands on experience with the powerful new features of LabVIEW Real‐Time that make CompactRIO easier to program. The NI Smart Camera With the NI Smart Camera, you now have the ability to easily create complex vision inspections and deploy them to a small, rugged, real‐time target. Gain an introduction to the NI Smart Camera family, and learn how easy it is to build and deploy complete vision inspections.