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PXI Switching

Testing 101: The Different Types of Relays and their Specs

November 16, 2021

As discussed in my last post, Testing 101: Questions to ask when reviewing test specs or outlining requirements, no one relay will operate from say..

How to Introduce USB into a PXI Test Environment

June 21, 2021

Much has been said about integrating PXI products with LXI and VXI to create hybrid test systems, taking the best of each standard and combining it..

Here's Why You Should Use Programmable Resistors for Sensor Simulation

May 21, 2021

As the name suggests, a programmable resistor is a resistor that is changed in value by a test program. The programmable resistor could be a device..

How a COTS PXI Platform Can Benefit Your Automated Test System

April 19, 2021

IntroductionA commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) industry-standard test and measurement (T&M) platform has distinct advantages for the design,..

How to Choose Between a PXI and PXI Express (PXIe) Chassis

April 13, 2021

If you're having trouble deciding between purchasing a PXI or PXI Express (PXIe) chassis, check out the info below to learn the differences between..

What is PXIe?

April 13, 2021

PXI is a modular instrument system designed to take advantage of the fast data interfaces based on PCI and PCIe bus systems. The PXI standard defines..

Avoiding Failure Modes in Switch Systems for Test

March 2, 2021

Central to most Automated Test Equipment (ATE) is the signal switching system, the purpose of which is to distribute instrumentation I/O to the unit..

Moving Your Test & Measurement System from VXI  to PXI : Not If, But When

October 31, 2017

In its day, VXI technology was a definite step forward. Built upon the modular VME computer bus, VME eXtensions for Instrumentation, or VXI, reduced..

Pickering 1000+ PXI Module FAQ's

November 5, 2014

With over 25 years of signal switching and instrumentation experience, we have learned that when it comes to electronic test –"One Size Does Not Fit..

LXI or PXI Switching for Automated Test Systems?

July 16, 2013

Is there a better platform to use for switching in automated test system? The answer is no, both the LXI and the PXI standards bring different..