The Bus You Can Trust for High Density Mil/Aero Applications
The first VXIbus specification was introduced to the test and measurement community
in 1987 and was initially developed to provide a card-based instrumentation platform
for applications that required high density and high performance. The platform continues
to thrive today by leveraging off the original specifications which define the necessary
physical (real estate/cooling) and electrical standards for demanding applications
and has established itself as the ‘time-tested bus you can trust’ for requirements
that must be supported in excess of ten-fifteen years.
Platform Independence - Obsolescence Insurance
- The VXIbus was well conceived by leading test and measurement
companies to solve the most demanding test applications.
- The VXIbus is established. It has a 21+ year history of success
and continues to be the leading modular instrument test platform.
- The VXIbus is time tested, providing systems designers with
security in the knowledge that their test platform will out live the device being
- The VXIbus is thriving and has proven that it has the flexibility
to evolve with the development of new technologies.
System developers can choose from a variety of open-communication links including
GPIB, Firewire, USB and most recently, Gigabit Ethernet/LXI. This versatility and
adherence to backward compatibility has allowed system designers to utilize the
latest advances in technology, while maintaining existing investment. This has allowed
the VXIbus to achieve enormous success in applications where the instrumentation
is required to outlive the products it is designed to test.
As new communications busses are introduced to the market, the VXIbus is able to
evolve by adapting the slot 0 interfaces for flexible remote control options.