Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
It took a good year until I felt proficient using the product, as It is a complex program. Their newest version has a less steep learning curve, but back closer to 15 years ago, it was a lot less user-friendly. I switch back and forth between the old version and the next generation. Therefore, I would like to see more integration of the old program's features into the next generation, because the next generation is not as feature-packed as the old version. I've had issues with getting different vendors' drivers working with LabVIEW. Some VISA drivers work better than others from different companies. I would like more plug and play,
There is a learning curve. It takes one to two months to get acclimated to the tool.
I would like more speed and a reduction in size.
I would like to have more RF. They're going that way, but still there is some work that they have to do.
* While the user interface is easy to understand, there's always room for improvement. * The software has room for improvement. * I would like to see other instruments added in the next release.
National Instruments needs to be focusing on its 5G RF applications. They are aware of this, and that's where most of their R&D is going. These products aren't out to market yet, so it is difficult to evaluate them.
There is a learning curve. It might take a year if you're not well-versed with it. It's pretty easy though. It depends on what field that you're from. If you're in an automated field, it's quite easy. But if you're not, then it's going to take some time.
I would like to see them increase the productivity and auxiliary functions.
I would like to see more of a tasking user base and documentation inside the instrument itself, rather than having to go online for it.