If you’re a frequent reader of this column, you are probably familiar with AXIe. Positioned as the “big brother to PXI”, AXIe is a modular instrument standard similar to PXI in many respects, but utilizing a larger board format that allows higher power instruments and greater rack density. Since it relies chiefly on the same PCI Express fabric for data communication as PXI, it is nearly indistinguishable from PXI when viewed from the test system controller and is programmed similarly.
There’s a lot of news coming from AXIe these days. New vendors, higher speeds, new applications. Recently three vendors announced a major electronic warfare test win (photo above.)
Does this mean AXIe is near the “tipping point”, the point where critical mass is achieved, and the standard grows fueled by its own success? If so, what would it mean for AXIe,…and PXI?
To find out, you’ll have to read my column, here.