National Instruments Announces Plans for NIWeek 2011

NI announces plans for NIWeek 2011 and highlights what the event offers attendees.

National Instruments Announces Plans for NIWeek 2011

Attendees Explore the Technological Advances and Widespread Application of Graphical System Design

NEWS RELEASE May 16, 2011 National Instruments today announced plans for NIWeek, the worlds leading graphical system design conference and exhibition that attracts more than 3,000 of the worlds most innovative engineers, educators and scientists. NIWeek 2011, the companys 17th annual technology conference, takes place from August 2 to 4 at the Austin Convention Center and inspires attendees to explore cutting-edge technologies such as the use of graphical system design to test, measure and fix inefficient products and processes. Attendees participate in technical sessions, interactive demonstrations and keynotes to gain advanced technical knowledge and network with peers and NI developers.

Graphical system design has gone mainstream, adopted by engineers worldwide for far-reaching and impactful applications such as the worlds first real-time 3D OCT medical-imaging system and revolutionary airborne technology that uses renewable energy to power remote villages, said Dr. James Truchard, NI CEO, president and cofounder. NIWeek will explore the technology behind graphical system design, how it is used and how you can apply it to increase your productivity.

NIWeek 2011 highlights include the following:

· More than 250 technical presentations by NI engineers and industry experts
· Five technical summits focused on aerospace and defense, energy technology, RF and wireless, robotics and autonomous vehicles andvision
· Four technical tracks concentrated on embedded monitoring and control, software development techniques, test and data acquisition and structural test and measurement
· Daily keynotes with NI executives and industry leaders
· Interactive demonstrations on the exhibit floor from more than 75 companies such as Alfamation, Averna, Cal-Bay Systems, Texas Instruments and Xilinx
· Special events including NI Alliance Day, Academic Forum, Big Physics symposium, Build Your Own Embedded System workshop and The Future of System Design symposium

Additionally, NIWeek attendees have several opportunities to interact with NI R&D to learn more about NI technology and provide product feedback. Attendees also can take advantage of networking opportunities such as nightly events and daily lunchtime peer-to-peer roundtables with engineers working in similar industries or on similar technological applications.

Readers can visit to register for the conference and view the NIWeek 2011 preliminary program. Readers that register by May 31 can take advantage of early bird pricing. Readers also can get NIWeek updates and connect with other attendees by liking the NIWeek page on Facebook and following @NIWeek on Twitter.