Modular instrumentation has seen steady development, outgrowing the traditional box instrumentation over the past decade and the test and measurement market as a whole. Nevertheless, the traditional instrument market remains about 10 times the size of the open-system modular market, largely defined by PXI, VXI, and the emerging AXIe standard.
This is about to change dramatically, due to a number of factors. Powerful forces are igniting a disruptive change in the marketplace where open modular systems will become the dominant architecture for automated test solutions.
In this in-depth industry analysis I use work from great economists, John Forbes Nash and Michael Porter, to analyze the changes occurring in the test and measurement battlefield. Customer, suppliers, competitors are all analyzed. My conclusion: A disruptive shift is occurring in the test and measurement industry over the next few years shifting automated test systems heavily towards modular instruments.
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