Test and Measurement Data
WATS is a single platform that can collect data from all of your different test systems, regardless of location or data format. We have direct integration with standard software solutions such as NI TestStand and ATEasy. There is also feature-rich APIs available to use in .NET, NI LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Python and C#/C++-
WATS customers can access pre-developed data converters for standard test systems such as J-Testr from Eiger Design, Teradyne and Keysight ICT testers, Boundary Scan from XJTAG and TAKAYA Flying Probe. Or you can use the in-product data converters for the ATML format, WATS Standard Text Format and WATS Standard XML Format.
WATS is capable of reading any existing file formats and databases, with the WATS Client and our well-documented data conversion technology.
Enterprise Software Systems
A tightly integrated Enterprise Software Architecture is increasingly important to make sure that the information flow in a company is optimal. WATS can integrate with many of your business-critical systems. Such as two-way synchronisation of test and repair information with MES systems, product catalogue and Bill-of-Material information from ERP systems and PLM systems. Or you can publish and read data directly from a Unified Namespace
Dashboards, Business Intelligence and Third Party Analytics Applications
You can easily extend your Manufacturing Intelligence platform to BI and dashboard solutions to systems such as Microsoft Power BI, where your test data and KPIs can be displayed in combination with data from other sources. These solutions also allow for customised and advanced data visualisation. Should you require analytics features not available in WATS, you can export specific pieces of measurement data to analyze in third party solutions. The benefit of this approach is that you can use the WATS top-down approach for identifying potential issues, followed by very application-specific signal analysis. WATS features native Excel, CSV and XML export. There is also an off-the-shelf connector available for NI DIAdem, to analyze waveform data.
Many of the integration options in WATS is made possible by the RestAPI. This API allows you to extract data and important metrics from manufacturing, as well as supplement your test data with important contextual information such as Bill-of-Materials and component vendor information. You can also use this API to submit test or tracking easily (WIP) reports for your units, access the health status of your test assets, and more.
Read more about the WATS RestAPI on our support portal