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Posts Tagged: NI (National Instruments)

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 »

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 »

Reduce inefficiencies in HIL testing for traction inverter ECUs

Validating automotive traction inverter can become inefficient because of the disparate toolchains that connect design and validation. While the design team speaks in models, usually from MathWorks Simulink® or Simscape™ software, the validation team works in HIL test systems and attempts to run those models in real-time software. The hand-off rarely performs at its best… 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 »

Testing EV batteries? Here’s how to get to market faster without compromising safety

EV Battery validation demands more than iterative optimization; it demands innovation in multiple dimensions for which there is no playbook or best practices. Expectations on safety and performance continue rising. Regulations, standards, and ways to test against them change constantly. How do you keep up with this ever-moving target? You move faster by optimizing the… Read more »