ON March 10, 2015, NI (National Instruments, NI for short), as a supplier dedicated to providing engineers and scientists with solutions to the world’s toughest engineering challenges, recently released the “2015 NI Trend Outlook”. “. This second annual report explores a range of topics from the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) to the impact of the maker movement on economic growth.
“NI believes that future systems will be based on architectures and technologies that may not even exist today,” said Eric Starkloff, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at NI. “We are studying these trends as we remain committed to providing a flexible platform to Integrate new technologies to help you build future-proof systems.”
The 2015 NI Trends Outlook covers trends in the following areas:
5G: The all-encompassing internet network
– The mobile internet drives innovation and encourages researchers to think outside the box of increasing data rates and capacity. A new generation of networks, also known as 5G networks, will potentially unlock unlimited economic potential.
IoT eclipses large automated test equipment
– Traditional automatic test equipment (ATE) will not be able to meet future test challenges. Test engineers need smart ATEs to develop the smart devices required for IoT.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
– The IIoT consists of a large number of interconnected industrial systems that communicate with each other and coordinate data analysis and operations to help improve industrial performance, which in turn benefits society as a whole.
The influence of the maker movement
– The Internet is driving the formation of a mass maker community. As the manufacturing movement grows in size, it will be important to assess its impact on innovation, economic growth and future generations.
Visit www.ni.com/trend-watch/en to download the full report.
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