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National Instruments Technical Symposium

NITS

National Instruments Technical Symposium is a free, one-day professional development series for engineers and scientists. Content is drawn from the most popular sessions at NIDays 2013, the annual professional development conference and exhibition for engineers, scientists and educators.

The 2014 symposium offered in-depth technical sessions and hands-on training covering the latest in test, measurement and control. Learn about the most recent NI software and hardware innovations, which offer greater flexibility, faster development and increased system performance.

 

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08:45

Registration

09:15

Keynote: Our Programmable World

Discover how our world has transformed into a programmable system. Platforms provide the foundation for innovating in this programmable world. During this opening session, we will discuss NI’s role in this revolution.

09:45

Extending Your LabVIEW Skills to LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA

Have you used LabVIEW for your desktop and considered using LabVIEW Real-Time or LabVIEW FPGA for your next project? Learn the skills you need, what to expect when making the transition, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

10:15

Designing State-of-the-Art Control Systems

The complexity of produced goods and the ever-increasing demand for productivity and quality are driving innovation in equipment manufacturing. To enable intelligent factories, leading machine and device builders design smart machines that take advantage of measurement technology, advanced control, signal processing and real-time maths to operate more autonomously than ever before. At this session, review recommended architectures for the development of high-performance machine control systems based on the National Instruments reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture.

11:00

Break

11.15

Building High-Performance Test, Measurement and Control Systems

Applications such as high-throughput production test, hardware-in-the-loop test, advanced real-time medical imaging and signal intelligence fundamentally need to transfer and process vast amounts of data in real time.  Learn how NI is adopting the latest PC technologies to better serve the needs of these applications.

11:45

Optimising Spectrum Analyser Measurements

Intermodulation distortion (IM3) and measurements such as adjacent channel power (ACP) have long been highly important—yet often misunderstood—figures of merit that describe the linearity of an RF component or system. Learn what these measurements describe, relating the characterisation of third-order distortion products to linearity and spectral regrowth of modulated signals.

12:15 Building a Next-Generation Data-Logging System

As data acquisition and logging needs grow more complex, the systems recording the physical and electrical phenomena of today and tomorrow need to meet new challenges. Learn how to build a next-generation stand-alone data-logging system to take advantage of the latest trends and technologies.

13.00

Lunch

13.45

Graphical System Design in Action

Following on from the successes of the 2013 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards, have your chance to hear from innovative minds working on the most awe inspiring and bleeding edge applications in the local area.

14:15

What's New in LabVIEW 2013

Gain insight into the best new features and tools of the latest version of LabVIEW, including modules and toolkits such as LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA.

14.45

Break

15.00

Tips and Tricks to Speed LabVIEW Development

Learn about some simple techniques that can help you code more quickly, including little-known LabVIEW features, advanced functions and other tools that can help you save development time.

15.30

Managing Big Data

Do you remember the days when 1 GigaByte of data was a large amount? It wasn't long ago and today most of us carry several GigaBytes in our pockets, where as its common place for science and engineering applications to be capable of producing TeraBytes of data in mere minutes. However, aggregating, storing, and sharing large amounts of data from multiple locations is often extremely challenging and can be the downfall of large-scale projects. See how National Instruments are leveraging the latest advances in technology to help you manage mountains of Big Analogue Data.

16.00

Wrap-Up and Prize Draw

16.15

Optional CLAD Examination and CLD Exam Preparation Class

 

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08:45

Registration

09:15

Keynote: Our Programmable World

Discover how our world has transformed into a programmable system.  Platforms provide the foundation for innovating in this programmable world.  During this opening session, we will discuss NI’s role in this revolution.

09:45

Hands-On: Introduction to LabVIEW and Data Acquisition with NI CompactDAQ

Test-drive PC-based data acquisition systems and learn how to use graphical programming techniques to create modular and flexible applications. Measure temperature with a thermocouple and log the data to a file. NI data acquisition and signal conditioning products offer highly accurate measurements, combined with NI LabVIEW to give you the power to easily acquire, analyse and present your data in minutes.

11:00

Break

11.15

Hands-On: Monitoring and Control with CompactRIO and LabVIEW

Discover first-hand how to develop applications using NI LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA programming tools and NI CompactRIO hardware. Explore these leading-edge design tools and develop a reliable and deterministic application that will integrate a continuous monitoring system with closed loop control on a single platform.

13.00

Lunch

13.45

Graphical System Design in Action

Following on from the successes of the 2013 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards, have your chance to hear from innovative minds working on the most awe inspiring and bleeding edge applications in the local area.

14:15

Hands-On: Create an Automated Test System with PXI Modular Instrumentation, LabVIEW and NI TestStand

Learn how to develop an automated test system from start to finish. Explore how to use NI TestStand test management software to quickly add sequencing, flow control, multithreading and reporting to your LabVIEW measurements and tests. See how to program NI modular instruments in PXI systems to perform functional tests on multiple devices to develop a high-throughput parallel test system.

16.00

Wrap-Up and Prize Draw

16.15

Optional CLAD Examination and CLD Exam Preparation Class

 

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3 Locations

Tuesday, 11th February 2014

Thursday, 13th February 2014

Tuesday, 18th February 2014

Glasgow

Manchester

Dublin

 

Grand Prize Draw

Mindstorm 

All attendees are eligible to enter a prize draw to win a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 powered by LabVIEW.

The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set includes everything you need to create robots that walk, talk, move, and do whatever you want them to - motors, sensors, a programmable brick, over 550 LEGO Technic elements, and a remote control.

If you can think it, LEGO Mindstorms lets you create and command it. Find out more at ni.com/mindstorms