NI Trend Watch 2014 Highlights Technological Breakthroughs NI Investigates Top Trends to Help Engineers Optimize Applications Across Diverse Industries

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today released NI Trend Watch 2014, which summarizes the latest technology trends to help engineers meet evolving demands and integrate the ever-increasing power of technology into their work. The inaugural report examines a range of topics—from cyber-physical systems to the "SDR-ification" of RF instruments.

"Because engineers use NI tools in so many different industries and applications, we are in a position to examine trends in measurement, sensors, networks, test and more—as they happen," said Eric Starkloff, NI senior vice president of marketing. "NI compiled what we learned in this report to help engineers take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs and stay ahead of the competition."

NI Trend Watch 2014 covers trends in these areas:

Cyber-Physical Systems: Developing systems that continuously and dynamically interact with their environment through the coupling of distributed computational and physical components
Big Analog Data™ Solutions: Connecting IT infrastructures and analytic tools, such as the cloud, with data acquisition systems to make faster decisions on test data
RF/Wireless: Revolutionizing the wireless industry by integrating a range of technologies from software defined radio into RF test equipment
Models of Computation: Integrating multiple programming approaches into a single environment to simplify complex distributed and real-time applications
Mobile Communication: Using mobile devices as user interfaces in measurement and control systems
STEM Education: Preparing students with cross-disciplinary approaches to engineering

About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

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Contact: beth.williams@ni.com, (512) 683-6394

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