industry news
Subscribe Now

NI audio and acoustic production test solutions now available from Newark

Provides fast, accurate and comprehensive audio and acoustics testing

Chicago – August 24, 2023: Newark is now stocking NI’s audio and acoustic test solutions that enable engineers to test increasingly complex sets of audio devices easily, quickly and precisely.

The rapid growth of electronic products adopting a voice-command user interface, driven by the increasing use of IoT devices and AI applications, has introduced new challenges to acoustic and functional product testing. The analog and digital audio and acoustic production test solutions now available from NI provide manufacturers with easy-to-use modular and scalable system tools that can reduce evaluation time by improving data management and providing real-time system visualization.

Using the new NI tools available from Newark, engineers will have all the capability they need for the current and future test requirements required to design, develop and deploy new products on time, as well as the ability to fully engage with manufacturing processes physically and operationally.

The NI test solution offers numerous benefits:

  • Meets stringent test coverage specifications through high-accuracy hardware and increased throughput.
  • Insulates hardware investments from product specification changes through the ability to update test steps with DUT-specific parameters in software.
  • Facilitates scaling and new instrument addition through broad I/O coverage and a smaller, modular footprint.
  • Maximizes yield with data analytics and system management configurations.

The NI hardware and software audio test solutions now available from Newark include:

  • Audio Analyser AI AO (Hardware) – PXI Sound and Vibration Modules are designed specifically for applications like audio test and measurement, noise and vibration diagnostics, machine condition monitoring, automotive test, noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) analysis, and laboratory research. They provide software-configurable AC/DC coupling, antialiasing filters, and IEPE conditioning to ensure precision measurements with microphones, accelerometers, and other transducers with large dynamic ranges.
  •  A PXIe-8822 PXI Controller can be used to create a compact or portable PC-based platform for industrial control, data acquisition and test and measurement applications. This PXI controller includes a 10/100/1000/2500 BASE T Gigabit Ethernet port, two Hi Speed USB ports, two USB 3.0 ports, as well as an integrated hard drive, serial port, and other peripheral I/Os. It provides a high-performance, compact embedded computer solution for PXI, CompactPCI, and PXI Express systems.
  • The PXIe-1071 4-slot PXI Chassis is designed for a wide range of test and measurement applications and provides a high-bandwidth backplane. Its compact and lightweight form factor is ideal for minimizing the footprint of an installation, making it ideal for desktop or portable use cases. The PXIe-1071 accepts PXI Express modules or standard PXI hybrid-compatible modules in every peripheral slot.
  • Audio Analyser AI AO (Software) – Test Workflow Pro is a software suite for engineers that provides all the test and measurement tools required to perform every step of the test process, including the ability to  connect to instruments, perform measurements and analyse data. The suite includes LabVIEW, TestStand, DIAdem, FlexLogger, G Web Development Software, SystemLink Cloud and InstrumentStudio.
  • LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Toolkit – a software add-on that contains easy-to-use power spectrum, swept sine and octave analysis virtual instruments (VIs). It also makes audio and distortion measurements, frequency analysis, frequency response measurements and transient analysis. The toolkit features updated analysis solutions to comply with evolving IEC standards. Users can quickly access more than 50 ready-to-run LabVIEW examples provided in the LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Toolkit.

Brett Burger, Chief Solution Marketer, Digital and Distribution Division, NI, says “The use of voice control of domestic, medical, IT and industrial devices is on an exponential path as AI becomes more pervasive and IoT devices continue to be rolled out. The NI audio and acoustic production solutions offer manufactures a comprehensive, scalable means to fully test devices and simultaneously grow with market demands.”

The NI audio equipment production test solutions are available from stock at Newark in North America, Farnell in EMEA, and element14 in APAC.

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Mar 1, 2024
A menu provides access to frequently used commands or features of an application or program. You can access menu items from the menu bar, typically located at the top of the application window, or a shortcut menu from the right mouse click. There are multiple ways to create c...
Mar 1, 2024
Explore standards development and functional safety requirements with Jyotika Athavale, IEEE senior member and Senior Director of Silicon Lifecycle Management.The post Q&A With Jyotika Athavale, IEEE Champion, on Advancing Standards Development Worldwide appeared first ...
Feb 28, 2024
Would it be better to ride the railways on people-powered rail bikes, or travel to the edge of space in a luxury lounge hoisted by a gigantic balloon?...

featured video

Tackling Challenges in 3DHI Microelectronics for Aerospace, Government, and Defense

Sponsored by Synopsys

Aerospace, Government, and Defense industry experts discuss the complexities of 3DHI for technological, manufacturing, & economic intricacies, as well as security, reliability, and safety challenges & solutions. Explore DARPA’s NGMM plan for the 3DHI R&D ecosystem.

Learn more about Synopsys Aerospace and Government Solutions

featured paper

Reduce 3D IC design complexity with early package assembly verification

Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software

Uncover the unique challenges, along with the latest Calibre verification solutions, for 3D IC design in this new technical paper. As 2.5D and 3D ICs redefine the possibilities of semiconductor design, discover how Siemens is leading the way in verifying complex multi-dimensional systems, while shifting verification left to do so earlier in the design process.

Click here to read more

featured chalk talk

Audio Design for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Glasses
Open ear audio can be beneficial to a host of different applications including virtual reality headsets, smart glasses, and sports and fitness designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Ryan Boyle from Analog Devices explore the what, where, and how of open ear audio. We also investigate the solutions that Analog Devices has for open ear audio applications and how you can design open ear audio into your next application. 
Jan 23, 2024