What's New in NI VeriStand 2018

NI VeriStand 2018 Help

Edition Date: May 2018

Part Number: 372846M-01

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This topic lists changes between NI VeriStand 2017 and NI VeriStand 2018.

ASAM EES Port and Framework Support

The Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM) facilitates interoperability between measurement and automation testing tools from different vendors. NI VeriStand 2018 includes a Generic Simulator Interface for the Electrical Error Simulation Port (EESPort) and the ASAM Framework based on version 2.1.0 of the ASAM XIL API. You can use the EESPort to simulate common electric errors such as loose contacts, broken cables, and short-circuits. You can use the ASAM Framework to complete tasks such as:

  • Logging variables.
  • Mapping units, data types, or variable identifiers.
  • Managing communication from ports to the testbench.

Refer to the ASAM website at www.asam.net for more information about programming with the ASAM XIL API. Refer to the Using the EESPort to Simulate Electrical Errors white paper for an example of how to use the EESPort with NI VeriStand and LabVIEW.

Python Integration Package

Use the NI VeriStand Python Integration package to execute Python scripts as if they were NI VeriStand real-time sequences. You can use this open-source package as an alternative to the NI VeriStand Stimulus Profile Editor. To learn more about this feature, view the NI VeriStand Python Documentation. To download this feature, go to the NI VeriStand Python Integration Package Download Page.

ASAM Steps for NI TestStand

The ASAM steps for NI TestStand are a set of custom steps created and supported by NI that allow you to access NI VeriStand from NI TestStand using the ASAM XIL API. You can use these custom steps to more easily reuse test sequences developed for other HIL systems that use the ASAM XIL API in your NI VeriStand project. For more information about how to download and use these steps, refer to the NI VeriStand ASAM Steps for NI TestStand documentation.

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