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LXI Consortium demonstrates connectivity at AutoTestCon 2007

Denver, CO - September 4, 2007 - The LXI Consortium will showcase three new demonstrations of LXI test and measurement capabilities at the AutoTestCon 2007 trade show (booth #953) in Baltimore, Maryland, September 17-20. These demonstrations, which will highlight LXI's versatility, ease-of-use and performance advantages, include:

  • Multi-Vendor/Remote Access Capabilities. This demonstration will show how LXI instruments can be configured to monitor and control measurements wirelessly from remote locations. In this demonstration, a series of remote-access applications will connect together instruments that are present at various participating members' booths.
  • Class A/B Synchronization. This will demonstrate how users can synchronize instruments via the ClassA/B IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol, which greatly simplifies the complex task of triggering and measurement synchronization by allowing all instruments on the same network to automatically synchronize. It provides time stamps or synchronization signals to all instruments, as well as peer-to-peer communications between instruments, which relieves traffic congestion, and loading of the control computer. This demonstration then switches to the Class A Wired Trigger Bus to demonstrate the performance increase offered when using the Class A capabilities.
  • Getting Started with LXI. This demonstration shows how to get started with LXI compliant instruments from your favorite manufacturers. It will run in both the LXI booth and participating member booths in order to illustrate the ease with which the LXI Standard can be deployed.

    LXI-based technology will work with your existing instrument investment and it is being rapidly adopted with 50 consortium members and more than 300 LXI-compliant products to date.

    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.

    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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