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09:00
Keynote: Expanding the Frontiers of Graphical System Design
Jeff Kodosky, Cofounder & NI Business & Technology Fellow, Richard Roberts, Tech Marketing Engineer, NI
Kick off your NIDays with an exclusive opportunity to hear from Jeff Kodosky, the man affectionately known as the “Father of LabVIEW”. As the inventor of LabVIEW, Jeff played a pivotal role in the evolution of LabVIEW, transforming it from its beginnings as an automated measurement tool in 1986, to the comprehensive, intelligent system design tool we know today. Join Jeff to hear how LabVIEW, throughout its illustrious history, became the enabling technology for some of the world’s most demanding applications. Hear Richard discuss the inherent complexity of modern engineering challenges, before unveiling new technologies that will simplify the development of innovative solutions. Hear how the NI RIO platform has been reengineered from the ground up to ignite a revolution in engineering education and embedded system design. Witness the latest evolution of the world’s first software-designed instrument and the latest developments in heterogeneous computing. And, of course, see the latest and greatest incarnation of LabVIEW in action. All systems. Go. (1 hour)
Room: Fleming Room
 
10:00
Morning Break and Exhibition
 
10:30
How to Polish Your Software and Development Process to Wow Your End Users
Steve Watts CLA, CTO, SSDC
Hear from LabVIEW Champion Steve Watts about five “little things” that can improve your application’s usability and create happier, more productive end users. From easy ways for your app to look and feel like a “real Windows application” to subtle features that can make every application template easier for developers to use, explore the secrets that professional LabVIEW developers use to make their lives, and their users’ lives, easier. (1 hour)
Room: St Jame's Suite
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Software Development
 
Best Practices for Saving Measurement Data
Graham Green, Data Acquisition Product Manager, NI
You collect data to make decisions. However, an inefficient file format may cause problems when you analyse your data. The key to choosing the right file format for your application involves considering your current system requirements as well as ways you can adapt the file for future application needs. At this session, hear how to select a file format; organise metadata; and analyse, report and share your results. (30 mins)
Room: Wesley Room
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
Keynote: Do Engineering
Dave Wilson, Academic Director and Aaron Edgcumbe, Academic Product Marketing Engineer, NI
The engineers of tomorrow need to design increasingly complex integrated systems to meet the demands of a rapidly changing technological landscape. To do so, the engineering students of today require hands-on education to understand the necessary theory underpinning system components. They also require experience placing these components into a physical system. In this keynote, NI demonstrates how students can equip themselves with the best tools to “do engineering” like never before and graduate as an unmatched generation of system designers. Join Dave Wilson, NI Director of Academic Marketing as he guides us through tools to inspire a generation of engineers. (1 hour)
Room: Shelley Room
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Academic Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to LabVIEW Real-Time with CompactRIO
Explore real-time technologies and develop a reliable and deterministic application using the LabVIEW Real-Time Module in the new LabVIEW 2012 environment. See how easy it is to implement real-time applications using target hardware such as NI CompactRIO. (2 hours)
Room: Abbey Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to using PXI Modular Instruments with LabVIEW
Get hands-on with PXI and modular instrumentation measurement hardware, such as scopes, DMMs, arbitrary function generators and switches. Perform tests on elements of electronic DUTs (devices under test) such as LED testing and lowpass filter characterisation. See how the combination of LabVIEW and modular instruments can be used to implement a virtual instrumentation approach to automated test, enabling automated measurements, data logging for post processing and inline analysis at run-time. (2 hours)
Room: Rutherford Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Designing State-of-the-Art Machine Control Systems
James McNally CLA, Applications Engineering Specialist, NI
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. (30 mins)
Room: Henry Moore Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
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. (2 hours)
Room: Westminster Suite
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
What's New in NI TestStand 2013
Paul O'Neill, Applications Engineer, NI
Examine the new features of NI TestStand 2013 test management software. Learn how deployment patching can simplify the maintenance of existing deployments and how new engine optimisations can increase your available memory and improve overall run-time performance. (30 mins)
Room: Robert Burns Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Machine Control: Designing the Control System for a 'Desktop' Tokamak (30 mins)
Paul Apte, Tokamak Solutions
There are approximately 300 plasma research centres worldwide exploring magnetic fusion. However tokamaks are typically very large and cost billions of pounds to build and run. The challenge is to provide a small Tokamak that can be used by many of these centres to tackle the problems of plasma physics and nuclear fusion. A powerful data acquisition and control system was quickly designed and built for a small tokamak using NI LabVIEW and NI CompactRIO. The completed system is drastically cheaper to build and run than traditional tokamaks, providing plasma physics research centres easier, cheaper and high-availability access to the technology they need to accelerate their research. (30 mins)
Room: Henry Moore Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Global System for Automated Applications using Plug-Ins (30 mins)
Jarobit Piña Saez CLD, Test Engineer, Dräger Safety
In this presentation, learn how to design a universal test system, where application files are server or cloud-based and fully connected to a database. Dräger Safety UK designed GSAAP (Global System for Automated Applications using Plug-Ins) to allow them to run applications without having to add VIs to the application builder, using object-oriented programming and packed project libraries in LabVIEW. Applications are stored as plug-ins in the cloud, or on a physical server, alongside test parameters, limits and any other necessary files. (30 mins)
Room: Robert Burns Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Moving the SKYLON Spaceplane Closer to Lift-off (30 mins)
Mike Hood, Head of electrical engineering , Reaction Engines
Join Mike Hood as he gives an overview of the SKYLON Spaceplane, a reusable single-stage launch vehicle that will revolutionise future access to Space. SKYLON is powered by the SABRE engine, which makes use of innovative ultra-lightweight heat exchangers. These heat exchangers chill air from 1,830 to minus 302 degrees Fahrenheit in 1/100th of a second and are currently being tested at their B9 test facility with the help of a Rolls-Royce Viper jet engine. During each 15 minute test, Reaction Engines makes use of NI CompactDAQ and LabVIEW to make measurements, such as temperature, pressure, mass flow, speed and humidity, from hundreds of channels.  (30 mins)
Room: Wesley Room
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Applied Wave Research: Microwave Office
Get hands-on with AWR Visual System Simulator (VSS) and Microwave Office and discover how their combination with LabVIEW provides a powerful, complete platform for microwave design and simulation. Use Microwave Office to design an RF microstrip filter, before using VSS and LabVIEW to simulate the operation of the device with digital signals. (1 hour)
Room: Wordsworth Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
11:30
What's New in LabVIEW 2013
Mike Bailey CLA, LabVIEW Technical Evangelist, NI
An overview of all the new features and tools in the latest version of LabVIEW, including modules and toolkits such as LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA. (1 hour)
Room: Fleming Room
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Software Development
 
Practical Techniques for Moving Beyond One Loop
Neil Crossan, Technical Sales Engineer, NI
In this session, focus on the evolution of an application from a single loop to using the Queued Message Handler (QMH), which is a fundamental design pattern for many NI LabVIEW architectures. Also learn methodologies for communicating among loops, stopping parallel loops, handling errors, and other key concepts, such as functional global variables. (1 hour)
Room: St James' Suite
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Software Development
 
Panel Discussion: Who Makes Breakthroughs?
In this era of tight budgets, can any organisation afford to forgo short-term profits and instead invest time and money to explore far-reaching ideas? Is it still acceptable for free-thinking engineers and scientists to take risks and fail? Can small companies innovate more freely than larger companies? Who is ultimately responsible for inventing the technological breakthroughs needed to tackle the engineering grand challenges? And who will pay for it? Panelists: tbc (1 hour)
Room: Wesley Room
 
Building High-Performance Test, Measurement and Control Systems
Georgios Tsalavoutis, Applications Engineering Specialist, NI
Applications such as high-throughput production test, hardware-in-the-loop test, advanced real-time medical imaging and signal intelligence are pushing the capabilities of the PXI platform. They fundamentally need to transfer and process vast amounts of data in real time. Explore new NI PXI technologies that better serve the needs of these applications. (1 hour)
Room: Robert Burns Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Practical Student Innovation in Action
Hannah Wade, Academic Field Engineer, NI
We invited undergraduates to show us how they incorporated NI tools into their design projects and were inundated with remarkable applications, from swallowable robots to unmanned aerial vehicles. Come and see three award-winning student teams demonstrate their complex, innovative systems and discover what they really thought of NI tools in the learning experience. (1 hour)
Room: Shelley Room
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Academic Track
 
Extending Your LabVIEW Skills to LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA
Supreeth Koushik, Applications Engineer, NI
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. (30 mins)
Room: Henry Moore Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to using PXI Modular Instruments with LabVIEW cont...
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to LabVIEW and Data Acquisition with NI CompactDAQ cont..
Room: Westminster Suite
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to LabVIEW Real-Time with CompactRIO cont..
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to RF Systems on PXI
RF development doesn't have to be limited to RF engineers. See how your skills in data acquisition and modular instrumentation can be directly applied to RF development, to simplify the generation and analysis of communications signals. (1 hour)
Room: Wordsworth Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Advanced Robotic Control for Nuclear Waste Disposal (30 mins)
Carwyn Jones, James Fisher Nuclear
Learn how CompactRIO was used in the high-profile regulated nuclear industry to design the control system for a six-axis robotic arm to safely manipulate nuclear waste. Carwyn will outline how CompactRIO was certified for use in this application and details of the control and system design challenges he resolved.
Room: Henry Moore Room
B
Embedded Systems Track
 
12:30
Building a Next-Generation Data-Logging System
Graham Green, Data Acquisition Product Manager, NI
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. (1 hours)
Room: Fleming Room
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
Next-Generation Mechanical Test Systems Using Real-Time Simulations
Javier Gutierrez, Business Development Manager - HIL and Real-Time Test, NI
Test systems that combine real-time simulation with physical I/O have been used for decades in application areas that employ embedded software to control mechanical systems. In these applications, designers use models to simulate the dynamic behavior of physical system parts to test control software with an incomplete system. You can use these hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and Test Cell techniues to develop complex electromechanical systems with greater quality in less time and at a lower cost. (30 mins)
Room: Wesley Room
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Dynamic System Simulation, Prototyping, and Deployment with an Integrated Software and Hardware Platform
Use an open software and hardware platform for control system design, simulation, prototyping and real-time implementation. You can use both classical and state-space approaches to design controllers and estimators. Nonlinear and adaptive control tools are available as well. You can also integrate models from The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink®, Maplesoft MapleSim, ITI SimulationX and other modeling packages. This session will include several simulation and real-time control demonstrations running on CompactRIO embedded hardware. MATLAB® and Simulink® are registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc. (1 hour)
Room: Abbey Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Tips and Tricks: Take Full Advantage of your Academic Site License
Beejal Shah, Academic Field Engineer, NI
From classrooms to advanced research centres, thousands of academic institutions have adopted NI Academic Site Licenses. However, few take full advantage of the benefits that it offers. Whether you are a student, educator, researcher or administrator, join us to learn tips and tricks for making best use of the amazing entitlements. (1 hour)
Room: Shelley Room
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Academic Track
 
Innovative Switching Architectures That Optimise DC Performance
Jake Harnack,Switches Product Marketing Engineer, NI
A little creativity can go a long way when designing a precision DC and switching system. At this session, explore innovative real-life examples of test engineers optimising their systems for performance, cost and density. Topics include relay layout, signal routing and advanced features of precision DC instruments. (30 mins)
Room: Robert Burns Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Hands-On: NI FlexRIO and LabVIEW FPGA
Learn how to build an NI FlexRIO system from scratch. Understand how to take advantage of the flexible FPGA-based modular architecture to meet custom hardware requirements and perform inline processing. (1 hour)
Room: Rutherford Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in LabVIEW
See how to map the most important requirements of your application to established design patterns to maximise the scalability and reusability of your LabVIEW code. This session will demonstrate various implementations of state machines and producer consumer loops to solve common problems such as plug-in frameworks and hardware abstraction layers. (1 hour)
Room: Westminster Suite
A
Software Development
 
User Events: Tips, Tricks and Sundry
Chris Roebuck CLA, SSBV
Didn’t make it to Paris for the European Certified LabVIEW Architect Summit this year? Catch the domestic reprise of this session to hear from a LabVIEW Champion about the key principles that make Events an important transport mechanism for product design and application architecture. Leave with nearly a dozen downloadable code snippets, featuring practical event-driven design patterns, and focus on the powerful, yet simple, semantics of the Events API. (1 hour)
Room: St James' Suite
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Software Development
 
Introducing the Newest Member of the CompactRIO Family
Tristan Jones, NI
For the first time since the introduction of CompactRIO, NI has designed a new controller from the ground up while maintaining everything you know and love about the product. Explore the cutting-edge technologies in this CompactRIO controller that deliver incredible performance, flexibility, and ruggedness, and discuss application use cases from NI Early Access Program customers. (1 hour)
Room: Henry Moore Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Managing Data with NI DIAdem
Gigabytes, even Terabytes, of data are becoming commonplace in many test and measurement applications. Explore how NI DIAdem and the TDM file format harness new data storage technologies to enable you to effectively save, document, search and use these data sets. (1 hour)
Room: Wordsworth Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Testing Vehicle Transmissions with NI VeriStand (30mins)
Bence Falvy, Senior Project Engineer, Ricardo
VeriStand has lived up to the expectations by providing a platform for building test rig control systems of various types.  At the Ricardo UK Midlands Technical Centre, VeriStand is at the heart of a flexible system architecture that has been successfully applied to a number of projects including loaded 2E testing and End-Of-Line signoff of high-performance vehicle transmissions. This core architecture has brought about a significant reduction in both time and resources needed for developing and commissioning tailor-made Test Rig Control solutions. (30 mins)
Room: Wesley Room
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
13:30
Tips and Tricks to Speed LabVIEW Development
Mike Bailey CLA, LabVIEW Technical Evangelist, NI
Hear from Certified LabVIEW Architect, Mike Bailey, about some simple techniques that can help you code more quickly. Learn about little-known LabVIEW features, advanced functions and other tools that can help you save development time. (1 hour)
Room: St James' Suite
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Software Development
 
Examples and LabVIEW FPGA Application IP for NI Vector Signal Transceivers
Richard Silley, Business Development Manager - RF, NI
You can take advantage of the open FPGA on NI vector signal transceivers (VSTs) with NI-provided examples and application-specific IP. Learn how to use this IP to create VST personalities for specific use cases, from accelerated automated test to tests requiring functionality not found on a traditional vector signal analyser or vector signal generator. (30 mins)
Room: Robert Burns Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Integrating CompactRIO Within Existing Industrial Systems
Daniel Thomas, NI
NI embedded systems are used in applications that require interoperability with existing equipment, including programmable logic controllers, enterprise networks, machinery and I/O systems. At this session, explore different industrial protocols including PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Foundation Fieldbus, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, DeviceNet, IEC-61850, DNP3 and IEC-60870-5. (30 mins)
Room: Henry Moore Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Software Engineering
As the complexity of software applications rise and team sizes grow, various software engineering process models have evolved to encourage efficient development and ensure quality, timeline compliance and meet end-user expectations. Use software engineering tools complementary to LabVIEW to implement source code control, code inspection and advanced debugging. (1 hr)
Room: Westminster Suite
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Software Development
 
Hands-On: Introduction to NI TestStand
Learn how to develop automated test and validation systems faster with NI TestStand. In this session, you will get the opportunity to sequence, schedule and debug test modules with the TestStand sequence editor, before running a complete test and analysing the results. (1 hr)
Room: Rutherford Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Software Architectures for High-Channel-Count Measurements
Peter Horn CLA, Applications Engineering Specialist, NI
High-channel-count measurement systems present new challenges including higher customer expectations. At this session, discuss user concerns and workflow experiences for successful high-channel-count measurement systems, including system definition, configuration and data management. (1 hour)
Room: Wesley Room
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
Advanced LabVIEW User Interfaces for Rolling Mills (30 mins)
Dennis Meech, Engineering Director, TDH-EDM Ltd
This presentation looks at how LabVIEW has been interfaced to a SIEMENS SIMATIC-TDC real-time rolling mill control system in order to provide machine operator HMI data, engineering diagnostics and high performance real-time data logging. The mechanism, developed by TDH-EDM Ltd, interfaces the 3rd party real-time process control system with the NI shared variable engine making the control system data available to the LabVIEW UIs through shared variables and network streams. (30 mins)
Room: Henry Moore Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Rapid Prototyping for 3G and 4G Systems (30 mins)
Mustafa Gurcan, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London
This session will focus on the development of a rapid prototyping system based on a National Instruments PXIe system with two NI 5791 RF transceivers and two NI PXIe-7966 FlexRIO FPGA modules. The work uses techniques to improve the broadcast channel spatial multiplexing gain for 2x2 MIMO transceivers. Prototypes have been produced for a 3G HSDPA system and also 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and the LTE Advanced systems to demonstrate that the downlink total data rates can approach the theoretical upper bounds for transmissions over multipath channels. (30 mins)
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Intelligent Data Logging
Learn how to use NI CompactRIO and NI LabVIEW software to design reconfigurable embedded data loggers. Find out how to create stand-alone and rugged data logging solutions for a variety of applications such as in-vehicle data logging, environmental monitoring, structural health monitoring and machine condition monitoring.
Room: Abbey Room
B
Embedded Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to RF Systems on PXI
RF development doesn't have to be limited to RF engineers. See how your skills in data acquisition and modular instrumentation can be directly applied to RF development, to simplify the generation and analysis of communications signals.
Room: Wordsworth Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
14:30
Hands-On: Introduction to LabVIEW and Data Acquisition with NI CompactDAQ
As the complexity of software applications rise and team sizes grow, various software engineering process models have evolved to encourage efficient development and ensure quality, timeline compliance and meet end-user expectations. Use software engineering tools complementary to LabVIEW to implement source code control, code inspection and advanced debugging. (2hrs 20)
Room: Westminster Suite
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
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. (2hrs 20)
Room: Rutherford Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Hands-On: Introduction to LabVIEW Real-Time with CompactRIO
Explore real-time technologies and develop a reliable and deterministic application using the LabVIEW Real-Time Module in the new LabVIEW 2012 environment. See how easy it is to implement real-time applications using target hardware such as NI CompactRIO.
Room: Abbey Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Afternoon Keynote: Addressing the World's Biggest Challenges with Graphical System Design
Kyle Voosen, Marketing Director, NI, Dr. Stephen Myers, OBE, Director of Accelerators and Technology at CERN
Join Kyle Voosen as he explores future-looking, thought-provoking and inspiring uses of graphical system design in science and technology. Headlining the keynote is Dr.Steven Myers OBE, Director of Accelerators and Technology at CERN. Dr. Myers will present a brief overview of CERN and fundamental particle physics research. He will review the tremendous progress made with the performance of the Large Hadron Collider since the first collisions at 3.5 TeV on 30th March 2010. He will highlight the accelerator physics issues as well as the engineering challenges that must be addressed in order to push the performance and will discuss the plans for the near and longer term future. (1 hour)
Room: Fleming Room
 
Hands-On: Building a Software-Defined Radio System with NI USRP
Discover how you can use LabVIEW system design software to design, prototype and deploy a wireless communications system with the NI USRP software-defined radio (SDR) platform. Build a simple spectrum analyser, demodulate over-the-air broadcast FM radio and prototype a wireless digital communications system. (1 hour)
Room: Wordsworth Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
15:50
Managing Big Data
Ian Bell, Engineering Group Leader, NI
Aggregating, storing, and sharing large amounts of data from multiple locations is often extremely challenging, especially for condition monitoring systems deployed in remote or inaccessible locations, like inside a wind turbine, on a pipeline, or within the chassis of an industrial earth mover. Learn about NI tools to address these challenges and the future role of the cloud. (1 hour)
Room: Wesley Room
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Data Acquisition Systems Track
 
Developing, Monitoring and Understanding the UK’s Transmission Network
Danson Michael Joseph & Peter Haigh, National Grid
Examine National Grid’s system to measure, collate and analyse power quality on the UK transmission network. It comprises 110 NI cRIO-9082 systems permanently installed at selected substations and 25 portable NI cRIO-9024 and cRIO-9113 systems that measure sites not covered by the permanent installations. The data is sent to a central server via Ethernet and mobile networks and presented with a web application. Learn how National Grid overcame the limitations of dedicated power quality monitors and can add functionality with CompactRIO. (1 hour)
Room: Henry Moore Room
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Embedded Systems Track
 
Optimising Spectrum Analyser Measurements
Jeremy Twaits, Automated Test Product Manager, NI
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.  (30 mins)
Room: Robert Burns Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
New Features for ANSI C Programmers in LabWindows™/CVI 2013
Sacha Emery CCVID, Automated Test Systems Engineer, NI
NI LabWindows/CVI provides ANSI C programmers with a powerful and flexible integrated development environment for efficiently writing test and measurement applications. It continues to evolve as NI strives to advance usability, performance and platform support. At this session, learn about this tool, explore the new feature improvements in LabWindows/CVI 2013, and discover NI’s vision for the future of this software. ((1 hour)
Room: Shelley Room
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Software Development
 
Challenge the Champions
Adam Bakehouse, Field Engineer, NI
Watch the pillars of the LabVIEW community battle the Certified LabVIEW Architects of NIUK for bragging rights as the "Gurus of Graphical System Design" through quiz questions and programming challenges. (1 hour)
Room: Fleming Room
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Software Development
 
Under the Hood of LabVIEW Web Services
Liam Adams, Technical Sales Engineer, NI
Applications often require networking interfaces so that a system can be remotely monitored or controlled. LabVIEW web services are the best and most secure way to add this functionality to your system. Learn how LabVIEW 2013 revamped LabVIEW web services to be more intuitive than ever in this demo-rich session. (1 hour)
Room: St James' Suite
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Software Development
 
Hands-On: Algorithm Engineering with Textual Maths in LabVIEW
This hands-on session will introduce how to work with your .m file scripts in LabVIEW. Using the MathScript technology built into the LabVIEW platform, you are able to rapidly prototype and develop algorithms with interactive user interfaces and deploy them directly onto real-time targets. We will also cover integration of your models created using The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink® software with high performance flexible I/O for evaluation of control algorithms. The native multithreaded simulation algorithms in LabVIEW help you take advantage of multicore platforms running on real-time operating systems for faster execution. * Simulink® is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc. (1 hour)
Room: Wordsworth Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
Li-Fi: Pathway to 5G (30 mins)
Stefan Videv and Abdelhamid Younis, University of Edinburgh
Wireless communications are rapidly not able to keep up with users' demands for ever higher throughput. The visible light communications (VLC) spectrum offers 10,000 times more bandwidth than the conventional radio frequency (RF) spectrum. This session will explore the recent advancements that led to our demonstrations of 3 Gbps from a single LED as well as present a working prototype VLC system which is based on a special form of OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing). (30 mins)
Room: Robert Burns Room
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Automated Test and RF Systems Track
 
16:50
Wrap-Up and Prize Draw
Room: Fleming Room
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