Pricing for Automated Test Systems & LabVIEW Programming

LabVIEW programming pricing

How much does it cost to have one of our developers do some LabVIEW programming for you?

It depends on things like: how complex the program is (e.g., number and complexity of test steps), whether or not there’s a lot of timing-critical aspects, heavy data analysis, the level of integration with other sub-systems, the sophistication and complexity of the UI, and the level of testing required.

Complexity Rough Cost Description
Simple ~$8k
  • A few channels of data collection
  • some simple analysis like converting to engineering values
  • a graph of values vs time
  • archiving to a file
Middle-of-the-road usually <$30k
  • More channels
  • 1/2 page worth of configuration parameters in a screen
  • various data collection modes (perhaps with even on-the-fly state changes)
  • data analysis coupled with real-time display updates
  • an interactive GUI
  • results stored in a TDMS file
Complex usually ~$30k – $60k
  • Anything more than middle-of-the-road

Automated Test System Pricing

How much will your test system cost?

It depends on things like whether you’re just looking to have software developed vs a turnkey tester and the amount and type of hardware you need (off the shelf vs custom cabling/fixtures/PCBs).

Complexity Rough Cost Description
Simple ~$15-$30k
  • A few channels of data collection
  • some simple analysis like converting to engineering values
  • a graph of values vs time
  • comparisons with test limits to determine pass/fail
  • archiving to a file
  • data acquisition and instrumentation equipment sitting on a bench
Middle-of-the-road usually ~$50k – $100k
  • More channels
  • 1/2 page worth of configuration parameters in a screen
  • various data collection modes (perhaps with even on-the-fly state changes)
  • data analysis coupled with real-time display updates
  • an interactive GUI
  • results stored in a TDMS file
  • more test limit checks and/or higher complexity of limit checking
  • more capable data acquisition equipment (e.g., faster rates)
  • an enclosure (e.g., a rack or cabinet) for the equipment
  • a simple fixture
Complex usually ~$100k-$500k
  • Anything more than middle-of-the-road
Extensive >$1M
  • Some systems that have extensive hardware for data acquisition, fixturing, and harnessing

Check out our custom test equipment pricing page to see how pricing works for custom test equipment.

You can also check out our custom test system cost calculator if you’d like to estimate pricing for yourself, or you can reach out here for a test system consultation.

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