They slice. They dice. Is there anything modular instruments can’t do?

My recent column Prediction: Microwave coming to PXI – big time! has caused the most essential engineering question to be asked of me, “Are there any measurement limits to modular instruments, such as those in PXI or AXIe?” Or, put another way, is there some frequency too high or signal too small that a modular instrument can’t make the measurement?

A frequency too high? No. A signal too small? No.

AXIe and PXI

In my column here, I explain how engineers have destroyed the predictions of modular instrument limitations. Other than power constraints due to finite air cooling of modules, there are very few true technical barriers to modular instrumentation. You can thank an engineer for that.

By Larry DJ

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s