How to Create a Requirements Document and Nail Your Project

The Importance of Good Requirements Have you ever wanted to have someone do a project for you, and that person couldn't see inside your brain? Was it difficult to write down even when you try? An engineering requirements document is the best way to solve that problem. When a company has a solution that it wants to implement, the requirements document shows what the product must accomplish to be completed successfully. It gives a clear...

Mentoring Program

Mentoring is an effective method of helping inexperienced individuals (or a mentee) develop and progress in their profession. It is also to help the new employee quickly absorb the organization’s cultural and social norm. Here, at Endigit, we understand the importance of mentoring our junior engineers and value the knowledge sharing of our senior engineers. We consider mentoring a business relationship where both mentor and mentee enjoy the journey. A successful, mentor-mentee relationship start with:...

Reentrancy and Stateful VI's

Whether you’re new to LabVIEW or have been around the block the topic of VI reentrancy is an important one especially when dealing with stateful VI’s. In this post we’re going to briefly define the different reentrancy settings and then talk about the dangers of stateful VI’s who have the wrong reentrancy settings or are used in the wrong context. We define a stateful VI as one that stores data within itself from one call...

Increasing Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Capabilities

Endigit engineers been doing Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test systems for over a decade. We recently made a strategic decision to increase our investment in HIL test. One step toward this was hiring National Instruments (NI) HIL Systems Engineer Andrew Heim. Andrew has been working to help NI’s largest HIL customers to be successful in their deployment of complex test systems. Adding Andrew’s experience boosts Endigit’s HIL capabilities. An HIL test system simulates physical systems to test...

Hanging on an Event Structure

A LabVIEW user interface I was working with hung recently. I suspected the front panel was locked because I had done something stupid, but I was surprised to find out what it was. I had put an Event Structure in a case structure that wasn’t executing and this had caused the hang. You may ask, “Shawn, what were you thinking putting an event structure in a case structure anyway?”. It seems like a bad idea,...

Quick Drop: Quick Qode for Quacks

Once upon a time there was a quack named <your name>. Everyday <your name> arrived to work to solve complicated technical problems with their mighty intellect and LabVIEW development skills. These skills, wielded like a sharp sword helped <your name> slay even the toughest of challenging problems. One day, <your name> faced a looming dreadline that threatened impending doom if <your name> could not dispatch of it quickly enough. Because of its quick moving ally...

SCPI Makes Life Easy

How many times have you looked for an instrument driver, and find that it doesn’t exist? It happens, and that overwhelming feeling of doom looms overhead. Don’t let that feeling overcome you until you have verified that there is not a SCPI interface. SCPI stands for “Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments.” As the name says there could possibly be a set of standard commands that will help you still be able to control your instrument....

World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer 2018

What is better than having the two-time World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer? Having the three-time fastest programmer and top six fastest programmers this year! This year Endigit set a goal to take the top five spots in the competition. We went the extra mile and took the top six spots in the competition. Robert Mortensen beat out fellow Endigit employee Bryan Heslop in 2017 so he had a bye this year through the first two rounds...

Taking Control of Instruments With LabVIEW

If you have ever thought "Man, I am so sick of pushing these buttons on this instrument I could punch someone!", or your instrument is strategically placed on the opposite side of the lab from your computer, then you are in luck. The everyday mundane tasks of using instrumentation for your projects is inevitable. Sometimes it requires pushing buttons every hour or so, and sometimes it requires pushing those buttons 30+ times a minute. In...

Welcome Brian and Jon to Endigit!

Endigit is happy to announce the hiring of two new employees, Brian Denkers and Jon Terry. Brian Denkers is a Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architect. He is joining as a Systems Engineer most recently employed at L-3 Technologies in Salt Lake City. Jon Terry joins as a Systems Engineer Intern. He is finishing up a masters degree in mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University. Also, Jake Hansen has transitioned from intern to former...