If engineers' running commentary on the simplicity of setting up test designs with LabVIEW's graphical programming language is any indication, it would appear they would welcome the opportunity to expand use of the product for other aspects of system design. That said, obviously, the toolkit will have to expand accordingly, and as Alex well addressed, NI will have to cross some marketing/cultural hurdles. Yet it seems like NI's strategy is soundly rooted in the current trends of the marketplace.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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