RTStand – HiL Features

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) is testing technique used for complex, mostly embedded, systems, where the complexity is simulated by a mathematical model. HiL increases not just the quality of testing, but also enables faster testing times and flexible development of testing scenarios, even such when human intervention would be of high-risk. In many applications, especially in automotive and aviation, actual in-vehicle tests would be too time-consuming and thus too expensive. The testing variables would not be repoducible, not complying with quality requirements.

RTStand is an open HiL test and simulation platform, based on National Instruments technology and software (NI LabVIEW, NI TestStand and NI VeriStand), with 3rd party software and hardware integration capabilities. This not only makes it perfect for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications, but allows its use for the whole range of testing needs: from development, functional, validation and production tests.

RTStand – Hardware, Software and Innovation


  • Windows platform for supporting Windows applications
  • PXI platform for supporting real-time requirements
  • Support of countless hardware extensions
  • 3rd Party hardware integration capability
  • Modular, scalable hardware layouts

Allows flexible hardware HiL design, out-of-the-box real-time support and ensures optimum RoI (Return-of-Investment) by integrating existing user devices.


  • Customizable RTStand User Interface for NI TestStand
  • Custom Step Type Library for NI TestStand
  • Custom Device Library for NI VeriStand
  • Integration of various software 3rd party tools
  • Log Viewer, database and Cloud solutions for Big Data

Enables standardization of user experience through the customization capabilites of the RTStand User Interface, supports the control of various hardware devices, enables communication and restbus simulation on many buses (CAN, LIN, FlexRay, BroadR-Reach etc.), integrates solutions for Big Data analysis and optimizes the RoI by integrating existing customer tools and applications.


  • Tube Analyzer for LV 124 / LV 148 logging and analysis
  • UFI Switch for LV 124 / LV 148 interruption requirements
  • RTStand SignalGeneration for LV 124 / LV 148 arbitrary curves
  • support of various power supply units
  • DUT connectivity modules for flexible hardware design
  • Modules for connections to external devices

Provides LV 124 / LV 148 solutions using award-winning devices for technical innovation, supporting high-resolution measurement and analysis, and allows flexible definition for DUT connectivity, ensuring faster development and delivery times, optimizing customer investment.

RTStand – Suitable for all testing needs and areas of application