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Making the case for LXI

Provision for remote access and a web gui that simplifies setup, debugging and troubleshooting are just some of the features to recommend LXI.

Over the years, the computer industry has offered many useful interfaces, and several have been adopted by the test and measurement industry. Unfortunately, most have relatively short life spans because they are driven by the evolution of the pc. This is problematic for test systems that must remain in service for decades. Test engineers and systems integrators need long term interface stability and consistency to ensure they can maintain test systems far into the future.
The LXI (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation) Consortium recognised these shortcomings when it proposed using Ethernet as a test interface. Ethernet offers high performance, network management features and widely available low cost commercial interfacing devices. With decades of development behind it and no signs of innovation letting up, Ethernet features the stability and forward/backward compatibility demanded by today’s test engineers.

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Stephen Peterson

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