PXI

PXI has done its growing up in the manufacturing test sector. It has bounded along Moore's Law to provide a range of instrument options that most design engineers clearly do not expect to find on a modular platform. In fact, the required change in mindset required to adopt a PXI based test regime appears to be one of the main barriers to its success in the design engineering environment.

This supplement has been put together to look the challenges associated with PXI and encourage design engineers who have previously dismissed modular instruments, to take a second look.

Can PXI become the design test tool of choice?

Last year, New Electronics took a first look at the developing role PXI has to play in the design environment. PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) has been around for 17 years and is clearly at a stage in its existence where it has ...

Is PXI a suitable platform for the design engineer?

PXI has taken the world of automated test by storm. In its 16 years of existence, it has grown to dominate manufacturing test for a host of reasons – cost, flexibility, performance being the principal ones. A Frost & Sullivan report from ...

The role of the PXI Systems Alliance

Beyond his role as president of the PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), Loofie Gutterman, pictured, is also president of Geotest Marvin Test Systems, one of seven sponsor members of the Alliance. Gutterman explained how Geotest was one of a number of ...

Will the future of PXI be defined by software?

Software always has been a pivotal aspect of modular instrumentation platforms. From the drivers that talk to the hardware, to the application software in which code modules are written, to the test executive that sequences that code, the importance ...

PXI Show 2013 preview

Nearly 70% of respondents to the New Electronics PXI reader survey cited lack of knowledge as the main reason why they didn't use PXI. In manufacturing test and automation PXI has become established as a popular and useful platform, but ...

PXI matures nicely into adulthood

There have been many changes in PXI during those sixteen years. It has grown from a handful of very basic modules with limited performance objectives to a stage where there is now a wide breadth of products with steadily improving performance ...

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