Lowering the Cost of Test with Integrated Switch Management

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National Instruments Switch Executive is a significant innovation in the design and implementation of automated test systems. This industry-first, open switch management software delivers powerful development tools, increased system throughput, and reduced maintenance to manufacturing, design validation, and research and development users - dramatically speeding up delivery, increasing code reuse, and significantly reducing the cost of test.


The powerful development tools in NI Switch Executive speed up the delivery of test systems and revolutionize code reuse by providing simple yet powerful configuration-based systems that seamlessly integrate with many development environments. Thus developers can spend hours instead of days developing the switching components of their test architecture.


With NI Switch Executive, developers achieve increased system throughput because the system is aware of which switches are already in the correct position for the next test iteration and does not disconnect switches common to both test iterations. Reducing the total number of switching operations decreases system settling time - ultimately improving the test time of the system.


NI Switch Executive reduces system maintenance with easy-to-use, high-level configuration tools that remove the switch configuration from the test code. In addition, maintaining the position of switches between test iterations can greatly extend the life span of switch hardware, and Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI) compliance reduces the risk of downtime from switch hardware obsolescence.


NI Switch Executive seamlessly integrates into the modern software architecture for test. Built on the IVI standard, it works with powerful software such as TestStand, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Measurement Studio to offer a uniquely powerful platform for test.

National Instruments
Feb 8, 2021
Feb 1, 2002
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