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Subaru uses National Instruments’ hardware-in-the-loop tech to simulate road conditions

Subaru is using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology from National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) to simulate actual road conditions for EV testing. Traditionally, engineers have conducted vehicle tests using finished cars on test courses or public roads. However weather and fluctuating road surface conditions can make it difficult to conduct reproducible tests. Moreover, according to NI, EVs are… Read more »

Toyota researchers work with Brookhaven National Lab to investigate magnesium batteries

Toyota researchers are collaborating with the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory to probe molecular structures and track chemical reactions in magnesium batteries. “Issues related to cost, power, energy density, and durability of Li-ion batteries have slowed their implementation in large-scale applications, such as electric and hybrid vehicles,” said Toyota… Read more »

NI releases new Battery Test System analysis software for EVs

NI (formerly National Instruments) has released its latest Battery Test System (BTS) and introduced a new software analysis product line—both of which are designed to link data across the engineering workflow. The BTS is intended for the design and test groups within Tier 1 suppliers and automakers who encounter challenges when they routinely upgrade and… Read more »

NI to purchase Kratzer’s test systems business

NI (formerly National Instruments) has agreed to purchase the test systems business of Kratzer Automation, and expects the purchase to close in Q2 of 2022. The acquisition will combine NI’s flexible EV hardware and software test platform with Kratzer’s application-specific EV software and integration capabilities. About 200 Kratzer employees will join NI. “The addition of… Read more »

NI expands EV portfolio with purchase of Heinzinger Automotive

NI (formerly National Instruments) has purchased Heinzinger Automotive, the EV systems business unit of Germany-based Heinzinger electronic. The purchase expands NI’s battery test system capabilities. In 2021, NI acquired test instruments and systems firm NH Research. By combining Heinzinger’s high-voltage power supply systems with NI’s flexible EV test platform, NI says it will provide critical… Read more »

NI and EA Elektro-Automatik partner to accelerate battery testing

National Instruments (NI) has announced a collaboration with German power supply manufacturer EA Elektro-Automatik to offer bidirectional power supplies that support battery cycling and power-level tests. EA’s power supplies will be integrated into NI’s software-connected toolchain as part of NI’s power electronics.  Integrating EA’s devices into NI’s toolchain gives test engineers and lab managers more… Read more »

NI and D&V Electronics partner to test EV traction inverters

NI, formerly National Instruments, has announced two new projects for EV traction inverter validation: a new Inverter Test System (ITS) and a collaboration agreement with D&V Electronics for power-level inverter testing. Both projects are designed to accelerate innovation for EVs by integrating tests earlier in the product development lifecycle. By simulating EV powertrains to perform… Read more »

NI to acquire NH Research and Heinzinger to strengthen EV battery test business

NI, formerly National Instruments, has announced the acquisition of test instruments and systems firm NH Research, as well as an agreement to purchase the EV Systems business of Heinzinger, a European supplier of high-current and high-voltage power systems. The deal is expected to close in 2022. These two transactions will represent 3 percent to 4… Read more »

A look at BMS validation testing

The battery pack is not only one of the most expensive components in an EV—it’s also incredibly complex, in some cases comprising thousands of individual cells. The tasks of preserving a battery’s efficiency, lifespan, thermal stability and safety rest upon the battery management system (BMS), an embedded controller that regulates the flow and distribution of… Read more »

GM will use NI’s SystemLink software in battery engineering process

GM is planning to use software from battery testing specialist NI to reach its Vision Zero goals: zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. At the opening keynote of the NI Connect 2022 conference in Austin, GM Director of Battery Cell Engineering Steve Tarnowsky talked about how the company is planning to reach the goals,… Read more »