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TMCNet:  National Instruments released multimedia test analyzer

[January 10, 2013]

National Instruments released multimedia test analyzer

Jan 10, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- National Instruments (NASDAQ: NATI) has released its newest multimedia test offering, the NI PXIe-1491 digital audio and video analyzer for HDMI, DVI and mobile devices.

Designed for performance testing and high-throughput test of consumer devices such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets, the NI PXIe-1491 delivers automated, high-performance measurements to eliminate subjective manual inspection.


The NI PXIe-1491 is shipped with NI Video Measurement Suite, a versatile test suite for analyzing a wide variety of video standards. NI also offers add-ons such as NI AudioMASTER software, designed for in-depth audio testing including frequency response and THD, and NI Picture Quality Analysis software. NI PQA software delivers world-class quality of experience metrics such as peak signal-to-noise-ratio and structural similarity index metric . In addition, NI PQA software enables engineers to measure lip synch, macro blocking, dropped frames, pixelation and more in real time by combining PXI Express technology with highly parallelized measurement algorithms.

The benefits of NI PXIe-1491 extend beyond at-home consumer electronics. Applications include testing of aerospace and defense systems, automobile rearview camera and infotainment systems, in-flight entertainment systems, video conferencing and professional audio/video equipment.

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.

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