NI Showcases Smart Platforms and Tools for the Indian Aerospace & Defence Industry

Key highlights:

  • Presented smarter approach to system design in Aerospace & Defence
  • Displayed flexible HIL Test Systems for Embedded Controllers & Data Acquisition Systems for A&D Industry
  • Partners demonstrated their live applications and how NI is supporting their business 

INDIA, Bangalore – June 21, 2017: NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, hosted the India Defence and Aerospace Symposium 2017 in association with Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI). The symposium which witnessed a footfall of 500, was attended by engineers, scientists, managers and professionals in the aviation, space and defence industries and focused on navigation, RADAR, Electronics Warfare, Military Communications, Satellites as well as test rig construction and HIL.

At the event, NI showcased how the design, development and test challenges of the Indian Aerospace & Defence (A&D) Industry can be integrated by smart platforms & tools powered by ready-made technology. The diverse set of industry experts present, shared their ideas on revolution in simulation and test solutions, challenges of RADAR design & test, advanced techniques for phase aligned RF signal generation & acquisition and data acquisition systems for A&D applications.

Commenting on the importance of system design for the Aerospace and Defence industry, Tarun Gupta, Business Development Manager, National Instruments India, said, “India is an established technology hub for engineering services and product development for the global defence market. At National Instruments, it is our endeavor to provide the best-in-class testing solutions for enabling this industry rapidly develop and deploy systems. The India Defence and Aerospace Symposium 2017 gives us a platform to showcase the advanced technologies that can help build modern & reliable automated test systems for the aerospace & defence segments.” 

At the event, NI showcased:

  • Smarter approach to system design in Aerospace & Defence
  • Prototyping & Testing modern Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems and RADARs
  • Gigahertz Record & Playback Systems & Using Software Defined Radios (SDRs) for prototyping communications systems for A&D industry
  • Validating and Testing of Avionic Systems & Advanced Techniques for Phase Aligned signal generation and acquisition
  • Architecting Flexible HIL Test Systems for Embedded Controllers & Data Acquisition Systems for A&D Industry

The annual National Instruments Defence & Aerospace event aims to bring together and share domain knowledge and best practices from partners in the Indian Aerospace and Defence industry.

 

India Defence & Aerospace Symposium

What: Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) in association with National Instruments is organizing India Defence and Aerospace Symposium 2017 which focuses on how the design, development and test challenges of indigenously developed state-of-the-art systems in the Indian Aerospace & Defence (A&D) Industry can be met by smart platforms & tools powered by off-the-shelf technology.

This exclusive event is dedicated to the engineers, scientists, managers and professionals in the aviation, space and defense industries, focused on navigation, RADAR, Electronics Warfare, Military Communications, Satellites as well as test rig construction and HIL.

Where & When:
Bangalore – Wed, June 14 – ITC Gardenia, No.1 Residency Road
Hyderabad – Wed, June 21 – Hotel Novotel, Rajiv Gandhi Intl Airport

The event will be structured to discuss both industry trends and opportunities, also solutions for selected technical challenges. During morning keynotes, industry experts will cover topics revolving around cost of test, time-to-market and managing innovation in Aerospace and Defense industry. The main topics covered in the afternoon will be within Automated Test & RF Systems.

Why attend – Key highlights:

  • A smarter approach to system design in Aerospace & Defence
  • Prototyping & Testing modern Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems and RADARs
  • Gigahertz Record & Playback Systems & Using Software Defined Radios (SDRs) for prototyping communications systems for A&D industry
  • Validating and Testing of Avionic Systems & Advanced Techniques for Phase Aligned signal generation and acquisition
  • Architecting Flexible HIL Test Systems for Embedded Controllers & Data Acquisition Systems for A&D Industry

    Partners of NI will demonstrate their live applications across the event in an Exhibition Area and how NI is supporting their business.

    India Defence and Aerospace Symposium is an opportunity to learn about new tools and techniques that make adapting to rapidly changing technologies easier and faster.

    For more details, including how to register and to view the agenda, please go to:

india.ni.com/IDAS-bangalore

india.ni.com/IDAS-hyderabad

 

Samsung Redefines TV Picture & Design With the Launch of QLED TV in India

Introduces world’s first TVs with 100% Colour Volume, HDR 2000 nits of brightness, One Remote Control and an innovative design solution called Invisible connection 

Bangalore, India – May 24, 2017 – Samsung Electronics today unveiled its flagship premium line-up of QLED TVs in Bangalore and showcased its innovative TV, The Frame, redefining the future of home entertainment with cutting-edge TV technology and style.

Caption Mr. Rajeev Bhutani, Vice President, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung India and Actress Ms. Pranitha Subhash at the launch of Samsung QLED TV in Bangalore.The ‘TV of Light’, a name given to Samsung QLED TV for its delivery of optimal brightness levels and stunning visual experience, is ushering in a new era of televisions and transforming the living room of tomorrow with its focus on the lifestyle TV concept. With this, India’s number one TV brand will further consolidate its leadership in the market.

QLED TVs come with four global first innovations. They achieve 100% Colour Volume, the HDR 2000 functionality brings out hidden details, an Invisible Connection keeps your living room clutter free and One Remote Control offers an intuitive experience. Along with these, the No Gap Wall-mount and the optional easel-like Studio Stand light up the aesthetics of your home. Fusing a slim, sleek and premium metal body with a nearly bezel-less display, QLED TVs set the tone for exceptional sophistication.

Samsung also showcased its newest innovation – The Frame. Instead of fading to black like a conventional TV, The Frame’s display transforms into a work of art, letting users select from a collection of more than 100 art pieces in 10 different categories, including landscape, architecture, wildlife, action, drawing and more. Paired with numerous options for art layouts and colours, as well as customizable accessory options including interchangeable bezels and an optional Studio Stand, it truly complements the user’s living space. 

“QLED TV, powered by Samsung’s quantum dot technology, provides true-to-life images that no other TV can match. It empowers you to think about the television in a new way, bringing art and entertainment into new parts of your home. The QLED TV is as beautiful when turned off as it is when it’s on and will help us grow the demand for premium TVs as well as our market share in India even further,” said Mr. Rajeev Bhutani, Vice President, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung India.

QLED TVs have been designed with the consumer in mind and focus on addressing three key consumer pain points through solutions known as Q Picture, Q Style and Q Smart.

Q Picture: Turns Light into Perfect Colour

The newly-announced QLED TV takes quantum dot technology to the next level with advancements in light efficiency, stability and a wider colour spectrum. With new metal alloy quantum dots, the QLED TV addresses all major aspects of picture quality, including Colour Volume, brightness, bold contrast and viewing angle. QLED TV can express accurate colour and achieves a 100% Colour Volume – the highest in the market today, earning accreditation from Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE), one of Europe’s largest technical-scientific associations.

QLED TV’s advanced HDR 2000 functionality allows users to see every hidden detail as it was meant to be seen, with no loss or distortion of colour. In addition, QLED TV’s rich, deep black levels and bold contrast provide a consistent viewing experience regardless of a room’s lighting.

Q Style: Design Your Space

This year, Samsung introduced new design elements that can fit into any home regardless of the interior aesthetics or setup. The all-new Invisible Connection cable helps manage unsightly cords and clutter with a refined, single cord system. Consumers can now design their space with a single optical cable that brings all devices together, reclaiming the living room space once occupied by set-top boxes and external devices.

Samsung has also introduced the No Gap Wall-mount, which brings the TV flush against the wall, closer than ever before. For those who do not wish to mount their TV onto the wall, there is also a range of Samsung TV stands. Consumers can use the stylish metal stand that accompanies the TV or buy the Studio Stand that is designed like an easel and is an ideal accompaniment for any artist-inspired living space.

Q Smart: Control Devices and Content with One Remote Control

Samsung is focused on the continued evolution of its much-lauded Smart TV offering, giving people the simple, unified user experience they want for all their entertainment content. With the Samsung One Remote, consumers can control most connected TV devices with just one remote control. The enhanced Samsung One Remote now supports more devices and offers voice control capabilities across more Smart TV features.

In addition, Samsung’s latest Smart View App allows users to seamlessly share content from their smartphone to the TV. Users can enjoy a more personalized experience with the new ‘Smart Hub’ interface on the ‘Smart View’ app. The Smart View app supports both Android and iOS mobile devices.

QLED TVs will be launched in three series, Q9, Q8 and Q7, in 55 inches (138 cm), 65 inches (163 cm), 75 inches (189 cm) and 88 inches (223 cm), starting May 2017. QLED TVs will be priced between

INR 3,14,900 and INR 24,99,900 in India.

Consumers can pre-book their QLED TVs between May 2 and May 21 to avail the special pre-book offer of a free Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Gold). For more details on the pre-book offer, consumers can visit: www.samsung.com/in/microsite/qledtv/

V-Guard launches ‘Smart DUPS’(Inverters) – the first Intelligent Digital UPS(Inverter) in India

The Smart new DUPS(Inverter) for the Smart New Generation

Bangalore, April 7th, 2017: V-Guard Industries Ltd., India’s leading consumer electrical and electronics major, after the success of its Smart Water Heater, launched the country’s first ever Smart DUPS (Inverter) in the city today.

Launch of V-Guard Smart Inverter

The Smart- DUPS (Inverter) that comes with 9 Smart Features is the first ever in the country that allows you to manage it across various functions with your mobile phone.  In a country that is often marred with power cuts, the need for a stable and reliable inverter often results in consumers purchasing big and bulky inverters, which also results in unpredictable batteries, messy wires and a lot more. To address this need and make life simpler, V-Guard after a lot of research brings to you an Inverter that can be easily controlled through your smartphone. Just download the app from the play store and get going. You scan the QR code from the packaging and register the product. Using smart technology to drive a connected world, the app allows consumers to turn it on/ off, know the DUPS battery usage & back up, control the performance levels basis the appliances you want to use, Run high-intensity appliances like iron, coffee maker, grinder, toaster/roti maker, hair dryer and more on lower capacity inverter models for short spurts of time during emergencies, mute the annoying buzzers apart from enabling a super charge mode to ensure longer back up during emergency situations.

The app is also equipped with a special Holiday mode to allow you to save power while you are off on a vacation. Complaints can be registered through the App by a single click which will notify the customer service centre who will attend the problem immediately without having the Service Engineer even visit your home.

“The company recently completed 40 years in the business and aims to grow its Smart appliances portfolio with many more such products. We launched the highly successful, Smart Water heater last year and this year we are bringing the Smart DUPS series to our consumers. V-Guard is known for its extremely stable and sturdy Inverters and what better than to launch the country’s first Smart inverter in our 40th year of business. The future of the urban home is clearly a connected and networked one, hence we hope this DUPS  will live up to the expectations of our consumers across.” Said the Managing Director, Mr Mithun Chittilappilly, V-Guard Industries Ltd.

Speaking on similar lines, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr V. Ramachandran said “The app lets you monitor the performance of the device, control its performance according to your usage and also allows you to run your various small appliances using lower capacity models.  This is a Bluetooth enabled inverter that connects with your smartphone enabling you control everything with the touch of a button.”

The DUPS will be priced between 10,900 – 18990 and will be available at all leading electronic, electrical , home appliances, and Battery stores in the South to start with.

India’s ESDM sector to optimistically reach US$228 billion by 2020 says IESA and EY report announced at Vision Summit 2017

“Design led manufacturing to amplify growth of India’s ESDM industry” said IESA

The IESA Technovation Sarabhai Award went to Dr. Kiran Kumar, Chairman – Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 

Bangalore, India: February 21, 2017: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body, representing the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) today commenced IESA Vision Summit 2017. This is the 12th edition of Vision Summit focused on the central theme of Design led Manufacturing- Redefining the future of India’s ESDM. This edition will feature large and medium sized IT companies as well as the starts ups. IESA is working along with the Central/State Government in developing policies and taking measures to scale up indigenous production in India to meet the rising demand for electronics.

The riveting inauguration of the summit was addressed by Sh. Rajiv Bansal, Joint Secretary, MeitY, Govt. of India, Ravi Gururaj, President, TiE Bangalore and K Krishna Moorthy, Chairman, IESA.

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The Summit attracted thought provoking keynotes, panel sessions and workshops from CXO’s of global majors like Cypress Semiconductors, Rambus, Qualcomm, IBM, Tessolve, Seagate, Western Digital, MediaTek, Applied Materials and IMEC, Lam Research, Soitec and many others. The event also attracted delegations from Japan, Scotland, Taiwan and Philippines, France, Belgium and USA. The workshops on “Designing with Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FDSOI) technology for IOT products, Creating ESDM Product Innovation Hubs on Campus” and “India Digital Broadcast” was also well received by the attendees of Vision Summit 2017.

The Summit also marked the announcement of IESA – EY executive summary report highlights which stated India’s ESDM sector to optimistically reach about US$228 billion by 2020. It also added that, the $100+ billion opportunity in 2016-17 will grow further at a CAGR of 16- 23%. Apart from sector specific drivers, the forecasts are based upon overall GDP growth of India, currency movement, inflation, existing trade agreements, consumer sentiments, potential government consumption, existing government policies, investments (foreign and domestic), manufacturing entities (existing Indian players, foreign players, Indian conglomerates, start-ups) and type of value addition in India.

Other highlights pointed out that, the domestic manufacturing for Electronic Products has been growing at a CAGR of 17% which is expected to increase further over next 5 years. Electronic Manufacturing Services segment has seen a huge growth over the past two years and has grown from $0.5bn. in 2013 to $1.0 bn. in 2015. Indian EMS market is estimated to witness exponential growth of 42-68% over the next five years to reach US$6-13.2 billion.

Many IESA Member companies highlighted their commitment to Make in India through investments as a part of M-SIPS approvals. The total combined investment is envisaged to be more than Rs. 1,700 crores.

Senior officials from the state governments of Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand highlighted the formulation and implementation of ESDM policies in their respective states.

In a glittering Technovation awards event in the evening Sh. Umesh Prasad Sah, Director – IT, Govt. of Jharkhand, Sh. Shailendra Kumar Tyagi, Director, STPI – Bangalore, Sh. S V Rasal, Managing Director, Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments (IDEMI) , Sh. Santosh Kumar, President & MD, Texas Instruments and Shri K Krishna Moorthy, Chairman IESA presented the prestigious IESA Technovation Awards 2016 for excellence in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing across various categories.  The Prestigious IESA Technovation Sarabhai Award went to Dr. Kiran Kumar, Chairman – Indian Space Research Organisation.

In his inaugural speech, K. Krishna Moorthy, Chairman, IESA said “We see the year ahead as a year where the ESDM industry will scale up in value addition and value proposition. With the ongoing digital revolution in the country and the thrust from the government to use technology to improve governance delivery to the people, the requirement for developing new and better innovative products and solutions are growing by the day. This has opened up a number of opportunities to promote both product and solutions development and manufacturing them in our country. IESA believes in an integrated approach which is sustainable over a long period of time and hence are focusing on Design and IP ownership as a significant component in our efforts to boost and sustain the manufacturing eco system. Our efforts in recent years to make India grow in different spheres of the ESDM eco system has brought out the need for a continuous development of four key aspects namely- Start up growth, Talent development, Technology exposure and design ownership. Our efforts in the recent years have been to set these pillars of growth and create sustainable growth engine in ESDM. Our close association with the central and state governments as well as prominent institutions and industry members have encouraged us to become future ready.” 

Highlighting the involvement of various state governments in the conclave, Mr. M. N. Vidyashankar, President, IESA said, “We are a trusted advisory to the Government of India, and have been advocating India’s stance as an ESDM powerhouse. We believe that designing is a crucial component for the development of a successful innovation. At Vision 2017, we are not only promoting local manufacturing but also focusing on the relevance of design led manufacturing and its contribution towards the growth of India’s ESDM sector. With the allocation and incentives of schemes like M-SIPS and EDF to Rs745 crore in this year’s budget, we strongly believe that India will be the next manufacturing powerhouse of the globe.”

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IESA Vision Summit 2017 included a workshop on Designing with Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FDSOI) technology for IOT products. It was led by Paul Boudre, Chairman of the Board & CEO, SOITEC (a world leader in designing and manufacturing innovative semiconductor materials); Max Mirgoli, Executive Vice President of World Wide Strategic Partnerships, IMEC; Thomas Piliszczuk, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, SOITEC and Dr. Ajit Manocha, Executive Chairman of the Board, POET Technologies. An intensive and exhaustive session with industry leaders delineating the newest technology in semiconductor manufacturing, i.e., fully depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI). FDSOI is touted to be an alternative to bulk silicon as a substrate for building CMOS devices. The panelists will discuss and debate whether FDSOI gives major competitive advantages at 28 nm and 20 nm due to its lower power consumption and higher performance compared to planar bulk CMOS. Will the ultra-low voltage capability be a boon for IoT applications that get their energy perhaps from harvesting vibrations, solar, etc.? Be a part of this interesting workshop if you would like your doubts clarified on the suitability of FDSOI technology and architectural solutions for IoT applications. 

Vision Summit 2017 is aptly titled “Design-Led Manufacturing- Redefining the future of India’s ESDM” since ESDM has already been established as the sunrise sector where the next manufacturing boom is happening. At this conference, we bring you thought leaders from all verticals associated with this sector to discuss, debate and figure out ways to make IP creation happen in India. Let’s put our heads together to plan on solutions to make India the global manufacturing hub for ESDM.

NetApp Delivers Innovation for the Hybrid Cloud Era with New Bengaluru Global Center of Excellence, Startup Accelerator Program

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Highlights: NetApp Global Center of Excellence drives customer success in data-driven world, builds key skills across startup ecosystem to further company’s Data Fabric strategy.

BENGALURU, India, January 18, 2017:  Expanding its leadership in helping customers thrive in a changing technology landscape, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the opening of its Bengaluru, India, Global Center of Excellence to further innovation in data management for the hybrid cloud era.

The new engineering facility, located in the technology hub of Whitefield, is home to one of the company’s largest research and development (R&D) teams. It also houses the company’s first startup accelerator program, called Escape Velocity, that will help nurture technology startups. As one of the first all-steel buildings in India, the facility and its surrounding campus are a model for sustainable design.

“Bengaluru is the technology, science, and knowledge capital of India and this is a matter of great pride for all of Karnataka. The State Government offers its complete support to technology companies in establishing their centers here. I am very happy that NetApp has invested in a great future with their new campus.” said Mr. Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister- Government of Karnataka on this occasion. Mr. Siddaramaiah inaugurated the center in a ceremony attended by government and civic officials, NetApp employees and senior company leaders from around the globe.

“The innovations that come from our Bengaluru Global Center of Excellence will help customers around the world get ahead of the competition by enabling their data-powered digital transformation strategies” said NetApp CEO George Kurian. “Our continued investment in India, with its highly skilled talent, collaborative government and global business partners, strengthens our ability to succeed in the new era of hybrid cloud.”

Talented team helps customers maximize value of data

NetApp has been in India for 15 years, fueling advancements in the company’s portfolio of flash, cloud, and next-generation data center solutions that help manage and protect the world’s data. The Bengaluru team’s mission includes expanding NetApp’s line-up of Data Fabric solutions and services that maximize control and improve the secure movement of data across the hybrid cloud. The diverse skills of employees and partners available at the new center will further innovations in these areas. NetApp India has been ranked as one of the top 50 best places to work since 2009, and the new campus provides an inspiring, collaborative and state-of-the-art environment for its engineers to develop new offerings even faster.

Startup Accelerator Program expands Data Fabric ecosystem 

The new NetApp startup accelerator program, Escape Velocity, will house and help nurture technology startups. “The digital revolution is creating a need for partnerships to fully support customer needs,” said Deepak Visweswaraiah, managing director of NetApp India and head of NetApp’s worldwide Data Fabric and Manageability Group. “As we evolve our Data Fabric approach, the Escape Velocity program will help to share our technology expertise and business acumen with innovative startups who will add to the robust cloud data management ecosystem our customers need. With our support, these startups will be on a path to win in a dynamic global IT environment.”

New facility designed for collaboration and sustainability

The Global Center of Excellence is uniquely designed to create a collaborative environment that inspires employees to be their best. With a 12,000-square-foot data center and engineering laboratory, employees can access the latest and most sophisticated technologies across the world. The 15-acre campus incorporates a million square feet of workspace that supports multiple collaborative options with hi-tech conferencing capabilities, a 1,000-seater auditorium, and informal meeting areas to foster teamwork.

The center is also one of the first all-steel buildings in India. It was built with 7,000 metric tons of nearly 100% recyclable steel, which reduced water waste during construction. Sustainable features are built into every design feature to optimize energy usage creating carbon savings of over 12000 tons per year, which is same as planting as many trees a year. In addition, the construction processes applied resulted in a saving about 1500 tons of CO2. With over 70% of land area free for open, green spaces, and all possible water recycled through an “eco-pond”, the campus is a benchmark for green buildings.

Beyond its work amenities, the campus supports multiple recreational and convenience options to support employees’ active lifestyles. Sports offerings include football and tennis, and for personal fitness, a gymnasium and yoga program. A “mall street” allows employees to buy daily conveniences, pay bills, book tickets and visit doctors at work. To enhance the quality of life for employees, NetApp subsidizes transport and cafeteria food and has benefit options that support employees moving closer to the campus.

NI Automated Test Outlook Reviews Test Approaches Needed in Era of Smart Devices

Guest Editor Dr. James Truchard examines top test and measurement trends

Bangalore, India – January 5, 2017 – NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced today the release of its Automated Test Outlook 2017. The annual test and measurement report reviews the key technologies impacting automated test environments from reconfigurable test instrumentation to software-centric test platforms and ecosystems for next-generation device test.

In this special edition of the Automated Test Outlook 2017, NI Cofounder and Chairman of the Board Dr. James Truchard reflects on the past 40 years of test and measurement, identifies the most significant market and technology trends from recent years, and looks forward to what lies ahead.

“The first era of modern instrumentation was led by General Radio and the vacuum tube; the second era was led by Hewlett-Packard and the transistor; today in the third era, National Instruments and software lead the way,” said Dr. Truchard. “We use the phrase ‘the software is the instrument’ to describe this trend. Our user-defined approach to the design of instrumentation systems for test and measurement puts engineers and scientists in the driver’s seat in innovating next-generation products, unlike traditional instruments, which were designed with last year’s needs in mind. In other words, they were designed looking in the rearview mirror.”

The Automated Test Outlook 2017 revisits the following trends that have shown multi-year relevance with their influence on the test and measurement industry, particularly related to Big Analog Data™ solutions and connected devices, including:

Reconfigurable Instrumentation

Test systems are reconfigured for many reasons – from adapting to new test requirements to accommodating instrument substitutions during calibration and repair cycles.

Optimizing Test Organizations

Transforming a test organization into a strategic asset requires commitment to a long-term phased approach from creating standard test platforms to building a data infrastructure to improving decision making.

Software-Centric Ecosystems

The software-centric nature of technology can transform the capability of automated test systems to help drive increased levels of productivity and collaboration.

Managed Test Systems

As Moore’s law continues to influence the performance of test systems, new data and communication technologies help test managers optimize their test systems to lower the cost of test.

Driven by Necessity

Safety regulations and software are pushing hardware-in-the-loop testing to the forefront of transportation manufacturing in an increasingly software-driven world.

Download the complete report at www.ni.com/ato