National Instruments launched the NI TestStand 2010, which is a test management software for automated validation and production testing. The NI TestStand 2010 Development System is priced at $3,899 (euro 4,099; 546,000 yen). NI TestStand helps test engineers build a software framework for accelerating the development of test sequences and minimizes the total cost of ownership of maintaining test executive software deployed across many test stations. New features include a Sequence Analyzer, a three-way file diff-and-merge utility, support for new PC technologies and enhanced integration with NI LabVIEW graphical system design software.
NI TestStand 2010 Highlights
NI TestStand 2010 includes the Sequence Analyzer, which helps teams to more efficiently collaborate on sequence development without spending time performing manual error checking. For example, after engineers create a test sequence, the Sequence Analyzer checks the code against standard rules to ensure error-free code. It includes rules for common errors and also helps engineers create their own custom rules within the analyzer utility.
Three-way File Diff-and-merge Utility
This utility complements the Sequence Analyzer and provides teams with improved functionality for comparing and easily merging different files. This is especially useful for teams using source-code control software to manage the revision control of their test software development.
Supports New PC Technologies
The test management tool supports the latest PC technologies. The redesigned .NET Adapter takes advantage of chained calls with dot notation and many other .NET Framework improvements. NI TestStand 2010 also supports 64-bit integers and pointers, which simplifies migration to 64-bit code modules so engineers can develop more memory-intensive applications.
Enhanced Integration with NI LabVIEW
The development system is optimized for use with LabVIEW. The tool takes advantage of LabVIEW 2010 packed project libraries so engineers can create more modular test architectures. NI TestStand also integrates with LabVIEW projects and classes to help teams implement object-oriented programming and combat obsolescence by using hardware abstraction layer architectures. NI TestStand 2010 also offers enhanced support for symmetric multiprocessing to simplify access to LabVIEW multithreading for improved performance on multicore processors.
NI TestStand 2010 is ideal for automated test applications within telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace/defense and other industries.
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