Alfamation Introduces New Test Development Software for Enhanced NI TestStand Programming

SuperNova Offers Easier, Faster Development and Management of Manufacturing Test Applications

Aug 02, 2011, 09:00 ET from Alfamation

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfamation today released SuperNova, a visual, configuration-based development environment for automated test built on National Instruments TestStand test management software. With this new, fully integrated test application framework, engineers can quickly and easily create and manage test applications from development to deployment in the electronic manufacturing test environment.

With its graphical user interface and workflow mapping, Alfamation SuperNova offers test engineers more efficient application development, while leveraging the proven functionality and performance of NI TestStand.

"We are excited to see the continued growth of NI TestStand partner products with the introduction of SuperNova," said Santiago Delgado, Product Manager at National Instruments. "As devices, and the systems needed to test them, continue to grow in complexity, test engineers can now take advantage of the powerful and efficient tools provided by SuperNova to simplify development and focus more time on their core competency of test."

SuperNova saves time, resources, and development costs by simplifying NI TestStand custom configurations. The fully integrated Alfamation SuperNova software provides test engineers with an intuitive, visual experience to develop and deploy NI TestStand applications with easier maintenance and without sacrificing quality.

The Test Project Concept

A key feature of Alfamation SuperNova is the Test Project Concept function, which stores all the information about a single Device Under Test (DUT) and the device's product variants. Test engineers can export the Test Project Concept and send it to the production environment to be loaded on the test equipment, for greater efficiency and less risk of lost or missing files.

In addition to the Test Project Concept function, SuperNova test development software also features:

  • Release management system
  • Product variant management
  • Signal management for naming, compensation, and calibration
  • Communication messages and commands management
  • Visual and interactive test reporting and label customization
  • Develop once/deploy multiple parallel test instances
  • Easily configurable process definition
  • Simplified parallel test management

Pricing and Availability

SuperNova will begin shipping in August 2011 with prices starting at $9,300 for a development license and $1,030 for the runtime version. SuperNova packages include all necessary NI TestStand licenses. For more information, visit

About Alfamation

Alfamation is a global provider of functional test products and solutions for the automotive, consumer electronics, telecom and medical industries. Alfamation challenges the traditional approach to functional test with technology innovations that address the test needs of continually changing markets, empowering today's manufacturing teams to manage and run sophisticated and rigorous functional tests, without the high costs and set up time of traditional systems. With more than twenty years of experience, Alfamation is a preferred vendor of engineers at many of the leading Fortune 500 engineering companies. Alfamation has been a leading National Instruments Alliance Partner since 2000, and honored as one of only 17 Select National Instruments Alliance Partners globally.

Alfamation and SuperNova are trademarks of Alfamation, in the U.S. and other countries. LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI,, National Instruments Alliance Partner and NI TestStand are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies. A National Instruments Alliance Partner is a business entity independent from National Instruments and has no agency, partnership or joint-venture relationship with National Instruments.

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Customer Contact: Mauro Arigossi, President, Alfamation,

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