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Gives you the capability to increase the voltage strength more than what you have in your signal, but it could use...
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The Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) and Error Detector are co-located, which makes it easier to use because I can just probe it directly on the PCB.
The jitter function included into the system has helped me in terms of improving the capabilities of our product.
It gives you the capability to increase the Tap levels and voltage strength more than what you have in your signal.
The user interface is easy, simple, and practical.
The most valuable feature is its frequency range.
It supports the PAM-4 encoding scheme. We use that to do our PAM-4 receiver validation.
We can extract signal loss, skew, DKDF... and the tool is very flexible.
The learning curve was really fast, which was also the reason for saving a lot on the budget.
The user interface is absolutely great. It creates an easy working environment because it has well-integrated hardware and software. So, it is easy to use.
It makes programming simpler.
The user interface is very good. Their boards are reliable. We buy boards from them, they are reliable, and we don't have problems with them.
Because their view is a graphical user interface (GUI), it's very easy to program the tool.
I can automate a lot of testing very quickly. With just a push of a button, I can test hundreds of different scenarios without having to do all that manual testing myself.
It saves me a lot of time. You can click a button and walk away, basically doing a week's worth of work in 20 minutes, it's a pretty good time saver.
It took us less than a week to get integrated into the solution, which is very fast.
I would like a better GUI with navigation. This should make it easier to compare to competitors, like Textronix or Keysight.
Sometimes, the forms keep changing because of new product technology. If they could reduce the amount of change in the form, this would be good.
Right now, it's a minimal tool. They could make it more dynamic by adding dynamic features, which could help us with doing effective analysis.
I would like the frequency range to be extended because of the speed. Electronics are moving forward to higher speeds, so it's better to have higher frequencies.
The product's antennas and radar applications need improvement.
The user interface is a bit complicated because they have so many tabs. If they could simplify it, this would be helpful and appreciated.
I would like to see them improve the software. The new version can be improved. It's not quite stable. It restarts a lot.
I would like to have more RF. They're going that way, but still there is some work that they have to do.
The software has room for improvement.
I would like more speed and a reduction in size.
There is a learning curve. It takes one to two months to get acclimated to the tool.
It took a good year until I felt proficient using the product, as It is a complex program. Their newest version has a less steep learning curve, but back closer to 15 years ago, it was a lot less user-friendly.
National Instruments needs to be focusing on its 5G RF applications. They are aware of this, and that's where most of their R&D is going.
I would like to see more of a tasking user base and documentation inside the instrument itself, rather than having to go online for it.
I would like to see them increase the productivity and auxiliary functions.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is costly.
Price-wise, it is much cheaper than its competitors.
The first version of the product is always expensive, then once there is competition, it will be cheaper.
I think everyone gets a demo before purchasing.
It's very expensive equipment and cannot be upgraded after five years. If you buy equipment today, in five years, it won't be upgradeable. You have to upgrade it within the first five years that you buy it.
Pricing is always expensive. It would be better if they lowered the price.
It is expensive, but I guess that is why it works.
I have saved almost 50 percent of my total budget for a project by using their products.
They have an initial investment cost, which is quite high. But, along the way, there is so much behind it that the product is really invaluable.
It's a bit expensive. However, you get the entire package, not just the box. It's a box which supports older releases.
The cost of the equipment has room for improvement. The pricing could improve.
I would like more competitive pricing.
It's reasonably priced for what we spend our money on in the lab. It's one of the lower-end purchases.
These products are a very low-cost, effective alternative to traditional Big Iron ATE hardware.
The price is a little steep. A lot of people, like our customers, use a different machine because of the price. The price has to come down a bit so we can do other tests without paying the equipment's high costs.
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