August 11, 2012

Graphical System Design Achievement Awards Honor Top Engineering and Scientific Innovations

The 11th annual National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Awards this week honored engineers, scientists and researchers for developing solutions that address critical challenges. The award ceremony, held during the annual NIWeek conference and exhibition, recognized the following winning applications.

· Advanced Control Systems: Building a Nanomeasuring Machine Using NI LabVIEW and NI PXI, Ilmenau University of Technology
· Advanced Research and Editor’s Choice Award: Developing an EMI Desktop Evaluation System Using a New Measurement Technique, PERITEC Inc.
· Automated Test: Using LabVIEW, NI TestStand and PXI to Test a Medical Glucose Meter and Insulin Delivery System Within a Regulated Manufacturing Environment, Advanced Instrument Technologies and TestPro Systems
· Education and NI Community’s Choice Award: Creating a Real-Time Simulator for Power Quality Signals, University of the Andes
· Energy: Bringing Mobile Phone Coverage to Rural Areas With a Green, Off-Grid Energy Solution, Diverse Energy Ltd.
· Life Sciences, Application of the Year and Humanitarian Awards: Controlling a Heart Simulator With CompactRIO and LabVIEW, University of Leeds
· Structural and Physical Test and Monitoring: University of Nevada Researchers Use LabVIEW, PXI and NI CompactRIO to Measure the Effects of Earthquakes on Bridges, University of Nevada, Reno
· Transportation: Siemens Uses CompactRIO, LabVIEW, and NI DIAdem to Determine the Root-Cause of Damaging High-Voltage Transients, Siemens
· Green Engineering Award: Automated Dynamometer Testing of an Advanced In-Wheel Electric Drive System for Electric Vehicles, Protean Electric Ltd.
· Multicore Award presented by Intel: Using NI PXI Modular Instruments and LabVIEW to Build UHF RFID Development Platforms, University of the Philippines, Diliman
· NI LabVIEW FPGA Innovation Award presented by Xilinx: Developing a Fracturing Pump Controller Using LabVIEW, NI Compact FieldPoint and CompactRIO, Data Science Automation

“Over the past five years, the Graphical System Design Achievement Awards has become more than an awards ceremony; it’s a forum for those who are changing the world,” said Dave Wilson, director of academic and training and certification marketing for NI. “NI helps engineers and scientists find solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, ranging from improving medical device development to bringing mobile phone coverage to rural areas, and we want to take the time to honor them.”

Learn more about the 2012 NI Graphical System Design Achievement Awards at

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