National Instruments (NI) VeriStand is the latest version of its configuration-based software environment for creating real-time test and simulation applications, including HIL (hardware-in-the-loop) simulators and test cells. The updated software has been enhanced with a stimulus profile editor and the Inertia test-cell add-on. It also provides expanded native support for 14 modeling environments. NI VeriStand is a software environment for configuring real-time testing applications.

Real-Time Testing and Simulation Software NI-VeriStandOut of the box, NI VeriStand helps you configure a multicore-ready real-time engine to execute tasks that include the following:

  • Real-time stimulus generation
  • Analog, digital, and communication bus interfaces
  • Field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based I/O interfaces
  • Calculated channels
  • Triggerable, multifile data logging
  • Event alarming and alarm response routines

NI VeriStand can also import control algorithms, simulation models, and other tasks from NI LabVIEW software and third-party environments. You can monitor and interact with these tasks using a run-time editable user interface that includes many useful tools for value forcing, alarm monitoring, I/O calibration, and stimulus profile editing. Although no programming knowledge is required to use NI VeriStand, you can customize and extend it using a variety of software environments such as LabVIEW, ANSI C/C++, and others for modeling and programming.

Developing Real-Time Testing Applications

Real-time testing involves using a real-time OS as part of a test system. The most common requirements driving the need for a real-time test system are to achieve greater reliability and performance than is possible using a general-purpose OS.

Hardware Integration With NI VeriStand

You can use NI VeriStand with NI data acquisition (DAQ) hardware, FPGA modules such as NI R Series DAQ, NI CompactRIO, and NI FlexRIO, as well as NI-XNET hardware for automotive networks such as CAN, LIN, and FlexRay. In addition to National Instruments hardware, NI VeriStand natively supports GE Reflective Memory Modules for distributed real-time testing.