Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification.
The PXI Systems Alliance currently has 58 members and to receive sponsor-level membership, companies are required to endorse and actively support the PXI architecture as a vital part of their ongoing business. They also must take a proactive role in all decisions made at the board level.
PXI has a long way to go to establish as a complete standard in the ATE applications. There should be lot of market in the future for the PXI cards that integrate various measurement instrumentation. At the same the test systems also need high performance computers to support many PXI cards but till that we have VXI to stay here.