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Adding Test Selection to Your TestStand Sequence

February 20, 2024


As a principal test engineer at BLOOMY®, one of my roles is to anticipate our customers’ test requirements so that we can evolve our automated test solutions to meet their current and future needs. A common request I receive is the ability for the user to interactively select which tests to run from a menu of tests on the user interface, prior to test sequence execution.


Navigating NI’s New Software Licensing Model

May 3, 2023

What NI software licenses and subscriptions are available and/or required for Bloomy’s integrated test systems?

As NI has officially rolled out a new software licensing model in 2022, this is to inform our customers of the choices available when sourcing systems from Bloomy containing NI software.


Bloomy Custom Device for Alta 1553

April 29, 2022

Robust, high-speed MIL-STD-1553B communications using NI VeriStand and Alta interface hardware

The Bloomy Custom Device for Alta 1553 interface hardware is the only high-speed, robust MIL-STD-1553B solution available for NI VeriStand on the market today. Since its deployment over six years ago, multinational airframers have relied upon this custom device in their systems integration labs (SILs) for high-fidelity validation testing of line replaceable units (LRUs), avionics and systems.


2021 Year in Review

January 5, 2022

2021 Highlights

  • Renovations and move-in to expansive new 30,000 ft2 headquarters
  • Final delivery of 10 HIL Simulation Systems for unmanned undersea vehicle program
  • Ramped production test throughput of robotics systems for modernizing the global supply chain
  • Tested and then scaled-up test capacity for new hypersonic missile defense technology
  • Resisted climate change through the delivery of multiple battery electronic test systems and heavy investment in new battery test and simulation technology
  • Launched the Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Technology Evolution Center with NI
  • Navigated supply chain issues, promoted health and safety in order to avoid COVID-19 issues


MIL-STD-1553B Technical Brief

April 7, 2021

MIL-STD-1553B is a low-speed avionics data protocol frequently used in aircraft for communication between different line-replaceable units (LRUs). Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators and systems integration labs (SILs) frequently simulate MIL-STD-1553B networks using devices such as Bloomy's 1553B C Series module. This article presents a high-level overview of MIL-STD-1553B communications and implementation.


New 1553B Real-Time Driver Software Beta Release

June 8, 2020

LabVIEW Real-Time driver for Bloomy’s MIL-STD-1553B Avionics Bus Communications C-Series Module dramatically simplifies development and improves performance.

Programming Bloomy’s 1553B C-Series Module may now be performed using LabVIEW Real-Time, without the need for complex FPGA software development. While the FPGA remains an available resource, the new driver largely eliminates its use for most common automated test applications. The new Real-Time driver is much more intuitive, functional, as well as higher performing. New capabilities include:


2019 Year-In-Review

February 4, 2020


  • Established western US coverage
  • Released four new Simulation System test platforms for aerospace, transportation and defense
  • Released five new simulation modules and accessories for NI SLSC
  • Delivered our largest & most complex Simulation System to a premiere airframer
  • Supported electrification of vehicles with BMS testing equipment


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