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Who Are You Developing Your HAL/MAL For? You Or The Test Engineer


Hardware and measurement abstraction layers (HAL/MAL) generally have 3 types of users: test developers, power users and framework architects, each having potentially competing interests and objectives. While a tradeoff often exists between immediate usability, customizability, scalability, and level of abstraction, the success of a HAL/MAL is overwhelmingly determined by its adoption among test developers, who are by far the largest group of potential users. Learn how Bloomy's HAL/MAL developed for the EFT Module for TestStand strikes a balance between these three stakeholders.

This presentation was recorded at NIWeek in Austin, TX on May 21, 2019

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EFT Module for TestStand

Hardware and Measurement Abstraction Layers

Maximizing ATE Hardware Abstraction With NI TestStand