2019-02-03T06:45:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Real User

We are not using this product to support connected devices for IoT development. We are measuring high-speed, differential, and DVR signals. I say, "Go ahead and purchase LabVIEW. I give it two thumbs up. It's very reasonably priced for the amount of time that it saves you."

2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend the tool to a colleague. We are not using this product to support connected devices nor do we have plans to do so going forward.

2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
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Real User

They are good on delivery and their boards are reliable, but their pricing is not that competitive. We are using this product to support connect devices.

2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
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Real User

The use of this solution does require a specific mindset. Some people are not tailored for it. Try it. The learning curve is really fast, so it's easy to use. We are measuring RF signals, one-sided analog signals, and control loops for system controls. We are not using this product to support connected devices nor are we planning to going forward.

2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
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Real User

Make sure that you look at the competition before you make a decision to buy. It takes a couple of weeks to become acclimated to the solution. We are not using this product to support connected devices nor are we planning to going forward.

2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
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Real User

The product is good and mature. Know your end product and what you need to do before you invest in the system. You need to be sure that it will work for you because it is a low-cost alternative. The application space that this solution targets is semi-conductor tests. This is a system for testing computer chips. We use it to measure the following signals: RF, analog, and digital. The signals enable IoT and RF products, and also MEMS sensor devices.

2019-02-04T08:28:00Z
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Real User

The application space that this solution targets is 5G and high-speed systems. 5G is where we are developing some chips to test whether it prequalifies for a necessary requirement before we embed it into our box. Then, in high-speed systems, we're still figuring out how exactly we're going to test this out, but it should be also on prequalification. We are not using this product to support connected devices for IoT development nor are we planning to going forward. We are measuring millimeter wave signals. My colleague deals with the automation of the test systems. The user interface is okay.

2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
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Real User

Consider the cost of the capital investment before purchasing. It does not take that long to learn. A high school graduate can learn how to operate the machine. It is not that hard. The application space that this solution targets is mostly data centers and module servers. We are using it to measure speed and capacity. We are not using this product to support connected devices for IoT development nor are we planning to going forward. We don't really utilize the user interface.

2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
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Go with their products. They are reliable, the price is good, and you get good service. There was no learning curve. It was easy to use. It took a day to learn it. The solution was also field-upgradable. With the advance of technology, with 5G coming to the market, there's a need for more speed and more complex types of testing. I would rate the product at nine out of ten because it is top-of-the-line as far as the service and product go.

2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
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Real User

Using this product is helpful, so I would recommend it to people at any other company. There is not much of a learning curve; maybe a few days. I, myself, have not used the device for the connection of IoT devices, but we do have plans to do so. I would rate the product at eight out of ten. Better documentation and a touchscreen display would be nice.

2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
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