Category Archives: Recaps & Throwbacks

NIWeek 2017 Recap

NIWeek 2017 Recap

NI Partner Solutions: Shield by Signal.X Technologies LLC
Last month, I was lucky enough to be one of the four Signal.X employees to attend NIWeek. For me personally it was a great learning experience. Attending relevant technical sessions helped me gain perspective of what NI has focused on this past year, and will continue to focus on in the next few years. Even more importantly, this year I sat in on several smaller meetings between NI sales engineers and our business development manager and general manager. NIWeek is an interesting blend of sales discussions and technical updates and attending gives you a lot to think about.

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Steering System Acoustic Validation Test

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Steering System Acoustic Validation Test

An automotive OEM contracted Signal.X to create custom acquisition and analysis software to process very low level audio signals emanating from the clockspring mechanism in a steering wheel. The testers will become the master certification rig for prospective suppliers. To learn about other projects from the Signal.X Project Portfolio, click here. If you have any… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Seat Track NVH Metric Development

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Seat Track NVH Metric Development

Signal.X worked with a leading vehicle interior systems supplier to investigate production line metrics which were objective indicators of undesirable audio phenomena such as buzz, rattle impulsiveness, harmonics, surging, etc. To read Signal.X General Manager Mike Albright’s SAE technical paper, “A Pragmatic Approach to Production NVH Test of Seat Adjusters,” click here. To read Signal.X’s… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Large Engine Combustion Noise Separation

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Large Engine Combustion Noise Separation

Working for a large diesel engine manufacturer, Signal.X was asked to produce an estimate of combustion induced noise and vibration. The technique employed is based on the principals of multiple input-multiple output signal analysis and requires a large array based measurement of cylinder pressure, vibration and optionally, sound. Read the related SAE article by Signal.X… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Driveshaft Durability Test System

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Driveshaft Durability Test System

A driveshaft durability test rig is re-controlled using a custom application designed and developed by Signal.X. The requirements called for a dedicated controller running a LabVIEW RT operating system and a supervising test executive to manage displays and test configurations. The application implemented real-time control over 3 axes of motion, fault protection and full flight… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Bio-Refinery Controls System

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Bio-Refinery Controls System

Signal.X has developed a National Instruments-based control system using PXI and the RIO architecture for a demonstration refinery that converts biomass to diesel fuel. Two PXI controllers interface to 10 EtherCAT chassis, subsystem PCL’s, and networked sensors for a total of more than 3,000 points of I/O. Factors in the choice of controls system included… Continue Reading

Category Archives: Recaps & Throwbacks

NIWeek 2017 Recap

NIWeek 2017 Recap

NI Partner Solutions: Shield by Signal.X Technologies LLC
Last month, I was lucky enough to be one of the four Signal.X employees to attend NIWeek. For me personally it was a great learning experience. Attending relevant technical sessions helped me gain perspective of what NI has focused on this past year, and will continue to focus on in the next few years. Even more importantly, this year I sat in on several smaller meetings between NI sales engineers and our business development manager and general manager. NIWeek is an interesting blend of sales discussions and technical updates and attending gives you a lot to think about.

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Steering System Acoustic Validation Test

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Steering System Acoustic Validation Test

An automotive OEM contracted Signal.X to create custom acquisition and analysis software to process very low level audio signals emanating from the clockspring mechanism in a steering wheel. The testers will become the master certification rig for prospective suppliers. To learn about other projects from the Signal.X Project Portfolio, click here. If you have any… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Seat Track NVH Metric Development

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Seat Track NVH Metric Development

Signal.X worked with a leading vehicle interior systems supplier to investigate production line metrics which were objective indicators of undesirable audio phenomena such as buzz, rattle impulsiveness, harmonics, surging, etc. To read Signal.X General Manager Mike Albright’s SAE technical paper, “A Pragmatic Approach to Production NVH Test of Seat Adjusters,” click here. To read Signal.X’s… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Large Engine Combustion Noise Separation

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Large Engine Combustion Noise Separation

Working for a large diesel engine manufacturer, Signal.X was asked to produce an estimate of combustion induced noise and vibration. The technique employed is based on the principals of multiple input-multiple output signal analysis and requires a large array based measurement of cylinder pressure, vibration and optionally, sound. Read the related SAE article by Signal.X… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Driveshaft Durability Test System

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Driveshaft Durability Test System

A driveshaft durability test rig is re-controlled using a custom application designed and developed by Signal.X. The requirements called for a dedicated controller running a LabVIEW RT operating system and a supervising test executive to manage displays and test configurations. The application implemented real-time control over 3 axes of motion, fault protection and full flight… Continue Reading

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Bio-Refinery Controls System

Project Portfolio Spotlight: Bio-Refinery Controls System

Signal.X has developed a National Instruments-based control system using PXI and the RIO architecture for a demonstration refinery that converts biomass to diesel fuel. Two PXI controllers interface to 10 EtherCAT chassis, subsystem PCL’s, and networked sensors for a total of more than 3,000 points of I/O. Factors in the choice of controls system included… Continue Reading

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