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LXI Consortium announces Application Contest

DENVER, Colo., April 5, 2007 - The LXI Consortium today announced a contest to encourage the development and propagation of improved test techniques through the use of LXI-compliant instruments. The contest is open to users of LXI instrumentation who feel they have interesting or effective applications in test and measurement system design and operation that incorporate LXI products in the system. The goal of the contest is to reward users of LXI-compliant instruments for advancing test and measurement.

Monetary prizes for the three best entries will be:
  • 1st Place: $2,500.00
  • 2nd Place: $1,500.00
  • 3rd Place: $1,000.00

    Editors of Evaluation Engineering magazine have agreed to act as impartial judges for the contest. They will judge the entries according to the following criteria:
  • Details of the application must not have been published previously.
  • Sufficient detail (suggested guideline: 750 words for entire entry) must be provided to demonstrate the technical, performance and business advantages of the LXI-based test system.
  • Application should clearly show the use of LXI products.

    The contest will run from April 1 through June 30, 2007. All entries must be submitted by end of day June 30. Complete rules and contest entry form are available on the LXI website. Researchers and engineers using LXI-compliant instruments in any type of test system are encouraged to complete and submit an entry for judging, describing their measurement application and how they overcame the challenges associated with it.

    “As researchers and engineers grapple with the significant challenges of testing more sophisticated electronic components and of getting products to market faster, speed of test design, set up and debugging plays a pivotal role in developing new materials and devices,” said Bob Rennard, LXI Consortium president. “By sponsoring this contest, the Consortium aims to show how the use of LXI-compliant instruments contributes to solving the pressures test engineers face toward building systems that improve test at less cost and with less development time.”

    Introduced in 2005, the LXI Standard has been rapidly adopted by 50 companies, representing a who’s who of the test-and-measurement industry. They recognize LXI as the natural successor to GPIB, and that it was time for instruments to go beyond GPIB to make it easier for test system designers and integrators to create faster, more efficient systems. To date, more than 313 LXI-compliant products have been introduced. Visit the LXI website for a complete listing of compliant products.

    About LXI and the LXI Consortium
    LXI is the LAN-based successor to GPIB. The LXI standard goes beyond GPIB to provide additional capabilities that reduce the time it takes to set up, configure and debug test systems. LXI also helps integrators leverage the time and effort already invested in system software and architecture. The standard is managed by the LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation comprised of leading test and measurement companies. The group’s goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI’s flexible packaging, high-speed I/O, and prolific use of LAN address a broad range of commercial, industrial, aerospace and military applications.
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