2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes?

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?

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RG
Signal Integrity Engineer at Huawei Technologies
Real User
2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

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,

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YC
Signal and Power Integrity Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

There is a learning curve. It takes one to two months to get acclimated to the tool.

RM
Supply Chain Manager at Cadence Design Systems
Real User
2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

I would like more speed and a reduction in size.

AA
Senior Technical Officer at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

I would like to have more RF. They're going that way, but still there is some work that they have to do.

FG
User at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

* 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.

KB
Applications Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-02-04T08:28:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

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.

DC
Senior Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

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.

FF
Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

I would like to see them increase the productivity and auxiliary functions.

RM
Test Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

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.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 4, 2019
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 10 answers
DC
Senior Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 3, 2019
We haven't need technical support yet because all documentation is well done and there.
HW
User at a tech vendor
Feb 3, 2019
It helps us to save on our investment with a lot of the stuff that we buy, as we can find defects quickly.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 4, 2019
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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HW
User at a tech vendor
Feb 3, 2019
The price is a little steep. A lot of people, like our customers, use a different machine because of the price. The price has to come down a bit so we can do other tests without paying the equipment's high costs.
FF
Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 3, 2019
The pricing was good. Compared to the others, it was very good.