The Aerospace and Defense industries were early adopters of modular test platforms. One of the first successes was VXI test systems and VXI switching. They served these industries very well for more than 20 years. Now, as VXI test systems become obsolete, test systems developers are looking to PXI as the next generation modular test platform for their industries. We offer a few different references to help you in making a switch to PXI.
- VXI to PXI cross-reference for popular VXI switching modules, including tables for popular VXI switching modules including Racal (EADS/Astronics), VTI Instruments, Keysight (Agilent/HP) and Pickering.
- VXI Switching & PXI Switching - How to Migrate & Cross-Reference brochure
- Moving Your Test & Measurement System from VXI to PXI: Not If, But When blog article
The availability of PXI switching and instrumentation makes the choice relatively easy. However, the issue of migrating test programs from VXI to PXI, specifically in switching applications, is of concern. The ability to replicate original test configurations to support legacy FRUs (Field Replaceable Units) is important to continue supporting older test programs while planning for future requirements. We have developed PXI switching and simulation modules that can replicate the previous VXI switching configurations to make your job of integration that much easier. And our policy of supporting our PXI Switching products for 15 to 20 years and longer means that your next-generation test systems will have as long a life as their predecessors.
Take a look at our video - Migrating Your Automatic Test System from VXI to PXI:
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