The end of November/beginning of December saw a run of new PXI test products.
Engineers continue to develop automated test stations that incorporate PXI modular instruments. Introduced in 1997 by National Instruments, PXI has morphed into PXI Express (PXIe) just as its basis, PCI, morphed into PCI Express. Now it's said that things often come in threes, and that was the case last week with the introductions of three new series of PXIe products. That's enough to declare this week "PXI Week."
Ametek VTI Instruments introduced a line of switching modules
that includes matrix switches, multiplexers, power switches, and RF/microwave switches.
Spectrum Instrumentation launched a series of nine PXI digitizers
with bandwidths of 500 MHz or 1.5 GHz.
Keysight Technologies introduced three PXI chassis
: a 5-slot chassis with an integrated controller, a 10-slot chassis, and an 18-slot chassis. The chassis support PXI, PXIe, and Compact PCI/PCIe modules.
—Martin Rowe, Senior Technical Editor