Yes, it’s that time of the year when pundits place their bets on what will be the key events in each of their industries. I made 10 predictions about modular instruments for 2012, and graded myself recently as getting 7 out of 10 correct. (Alternative observation: that means 3 predictions not-so-correct)
So, this is hard work. The test and measurement industry changes at a conservative rate, but it is currently experiencing a particularly volatile time within automated test. Specifically, open system modular instruments (VXI, PXI, or AXIe) have gained rapid acceptance, and are poised to change the industry.
Nevertheless, it’s time to put pencils down and make the predictions. Frequent readers of Outside the Box know my fondness for rock and roll. Reflecting on the trends, I chose seven songs that reflect my predictions for modular instruments in 2013. You can read my seven predictions for 2013 here.