s the complexity of products continues to increase, their testing becomes much more challenging. Test engineers now require test systems the wide variety of tests that must be performed on a single product while being scalable enough to encompass a larger number of tests as new functionality continues to be added.
“Increasingly, the functionality of the software embedded in them. This is challenging for many test engineers because most standalone instruments cannot change their functionality as fast as changes in the device under test and embedded in the instrument. Thus test engineers are turning to a software so that they can quickly customise their needs and integrate testing directly into the design process,” says Eric Starkloff, director of NI Test Product Marketing.
Thakare shares two major advan - tion: “First, it can dramatically reduce the number of hardware components in all the mixed-signal designs, which means smaller chip size for system-onchip implementation. Second, it can provide automatic adjustment or compensation for circuit component variations due to temperature dependence, ageing and manufacturing tolerances.”
looks to become an essential component of scalable and highly performing test systems. Singh agrees by saying, “We predict a bright future for softwaredefined instrumentation. Software virtual instruments, are modular hard - custom data processing using common is useful for electronic devices like advanced navigation systems and communication devices like smartphones to integrate diverse capabilities and adopt new communication standards.”