NI Streamlines Test Data Analysis, Report Generation with DIAdem 9.0

1/15/2004 - National Instruments announced DIAdem 9.0, the newest version of its interactive software for managing, inspecting, analyzing and reporting test data. DIAdem provides a unified environment for transforming test data into the information needed to drive engineering decisions. DIAdem imports data from industry-standard databases and file formats such as ASCII, binary and Excel, and can handle datasets with more than 1 billion data points.

"DIAdem 9.0 has helped us reduce our overall analysis and reporting times by as much as 90 percent and we are excited about its ease of use, versatility and extensibility," said Damon Chandler, Knowledge Flow Architect with Cummins Engine, an international corporation that designs, manufactures, distributes and services engines and related technologies. "Our DIAdem power user group is continually finding new and exciting ways of applying DIAdem in unexpected areas."

Using the unique combination of data management, visualization, analysis and reporting features in DIAdem 9.0, engineers have the tools they need to extract and analyze their test data quickly and efficiently. The time saved using the integrated tools in DIAdem directly translates into increased productivity and efficient use of resources invested in test data.

New drag-and-drop handling features make accessing test data from a wide range of file and database formats easier than ever, and engineers can quickly locate a specific data set out of thousands by using sophisticated filtering and intuitive navigation features. DIAdem includes a built-in Visual Basic Script host that engineers can use to automate their repetitive reporting and analysis tasks, saving them valuable time. Engineers also can perform the required analysis by extracting the relevant information from the test data and then generating a Web-ready report, all from within the DIAdem environment.

This combination of overall functionality delivers ease of use and straightforward integration with existing landscapes such as NI LabVIEW, The MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB and Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica. DIAdem is ideal for a wide range of industries that involve saving test data to a file or database, including automotive, aerospace and consumer goods.

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation -- a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs for customers worldwide through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,000 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2002, the company sold products to more than 25,000 different companies in more than 80 countries around the world. For the past five consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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