Since the founding of the company in 1976, its mission has been to equip engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. To do this, the company says it closely monitors trends across industries and draw on this insight to develop tools that integrate the ever-increasing power of available technology.
Because NI tools are used in so many different industries and applications, the company is in a position to examine the latest trends in measurement, sensors, networks, test, and more—as they happen. The company has compiled what it learned in this report to help readers take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs and stay ahead of the competition.
NI says it it is not just a supplier—it is a technology adviser. The company hopes this information helps readers be more productive and focused on what you were hired to do.
In a nutshell, the trends are:
The cyber-physical design challenge
Developing systems that continuously and dynamically interact with their environments through the coupling of distributed computational and physical components
Big analog data—the biggest big data
Connecting IT infrastructures and analytic tools, such as the cloud, with data acquisition systems to make faster decisions on test data RF/Wireless
The SDR-ification of RF instrumentation
Revolutionizing the wireless industry by integrating a range of technologies from software defined radio (SDR) into RF test equipment
Models of computation
Will change the way you think. In addition the the evolution of system-level design will allow integrating multiple programming approaches into a single environment to simplify complex distributed and real-time applications
Using mobile devices as remote UIS
Designing systems accessible at any time, from any place, from any device
Making waves in technology education, and preparing students with cross-disciplinary approaches to engineering
For a more complete discussion of the trend, look here: http://www.ni.com/pdf/misc/us/14517_Trend_Watch_IA.pdf
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