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We are able to capture the transient domain accurately. I would like them to add more post processing capabilities.
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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.
Checking how many errors were on the channel by using the protocol analyzer has helped me to improve my design on PCIe PETracers.
We are able to capture the transient domain accurately. There are some technical features where you can do FFT.
It has a nice high-resolution screen. It is easy to set up the scope triggers, has a lot of scope trigger options for capturing waveforms, and seamlessly goes into the spectrum analysis mode.
The most valuable feature is the embedded protocol analysis.
We heavily use it to validate the design assumption. In many cases, it was able to point out things that were not available to us in simulation.
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.
I would like more technical details on what each packet represents and more information on the flow.
Since we do a lot of post processing when we download our waveforms to our computers, we need more post processing capabilities.
They could always work on the software stability of the products, particularly now that everything has switched over to a Windows-based interface. It creates a lot of crashes and bugs, which typically is a problem among all instruments.
The interconnect methods to the device are a little limited right now. I'd like to see other ways of being able to connect to the device.
I would like them to be current with the latest standards. So, as soon as a new standard comes in, ensure that it gets rolled into the existing software.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
The bandwidth is pretty expensive on these instruments, so we typically use it all.
They're fairly competitive for pricing across the industry.
I would like them to include a lot of the add-on options as part of the package. Typically, we start in at a price, and by the time we add up all the options that we need which are available, we are at double or triple the original price.
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|NI Oscilloscopes||WaveSurfer Series, HDO Series|
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