New sensors-to-software test solutions from Farnell, featuring NI & Omega technologies

07 October 2021


The new measurement solutions from Farnell are designed to save customers time & money in temperature monitoring, reliability testing & product-lifecycle evaluation.

Electronic components distributor, Farnell, an Avnet Company, has introduced new configuration-based solutions featuring high-quality data acquisition software and hardware from computer-based, software-centric T&M firm, NI coupled with market-leading sensors from test, measurement & control expert, Omega Engineering, a Spectris company. The competitively priced solutions reduce the need to research system compatibility, saving customers time and money in temperature monitoring, reliability testing and product-lifecycle evaluation. Farnell is the only global distributor offering these specific solutions.

Farnell’s team of test & measurement experts have paired commonly used hardware and software combinations featuring NI and Omega products to guarantee system compatibility and ease the product selection process. By using the recommended testing set ups, engineers can simulate real-life environments to ensure product specifications, such as a longer life and higher reliability, are achieved. Farnell also offers bespoke customisation services and technical support from its team of in-house experts to meet the individual needs of customers and provide faster access to information for troubleshooting.

NI is a leading manufacturer of automated test & measurement systems that help engineers solve the world’s toughest challenges. The company’s software-connected systems offer limitless opportunities and can easily integrate existing tools and workflows, leveraging data across multiple applications to drive results. All of Farnell’s sensors-to-software solutions feature NI’s quality data acquisition hardware and FlexLogger data logging software, which are ideal for reliability testing and product-lifecycle evaluation applications.

Key features and benefits include:

•    Interchangeability: The modular, 1-slot chassis allows the measurement system to be easily changed by simply exchanging modules for different applications. The chassis and software can be reused with any of the 80+ other CompactDAQ compatible C Series modules from NI.


•    User-friendly: The FlexLogger data logging software can configure a custom user interface with graphs, charts and alarm indicators. The system can test numerous variables at once, speeding up the decision-making process when compared with equivalent software systems where only one variable is measured at any given time. Users can set trigger conditions for alarms and logging, along with the ability to add operator input panels to capture test meta data.

•    Compatibility: Test results can be saved in file formats for Excel (.csv) or in the open binary standard .tdms for use with any in-house software.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test, Tools & Production Supplies at Farnell said: “Farnell’s test & measurement offering is centred around customer-focused support at every stage, whether it’s bringing the very best products from leading suppliers to market or, in this case, providing value add services to our customers. We are very excited about the wide range of applications we can service through our partnership with NI.

Farnell offers a full range of market-leading test, tools and production supplies from stock to support electronic design and test, with no minimum order value and an educational discount programme. Customers have free access to online resources, data sheets, applications notes, videos and webinars with excellent customer and technical support available 24/5 in local language.

The sensors-to-software solutions featuring NI and Omega are available for fast delivery from Farnell in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), element14 in APAC (Asia Pacific) and Newark in North America.

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