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TRADE NEWS: LXI Consortium Announces First Membership Meeting

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2004 -- The LXI Consortium, a recently formed standards organization, today announced it will host its first membership meeting Nov. 17-18 in Salt Lake City. The two-day event will focus on LXI (LAN extensions for instrumentation) specifications, membership recruitment and technical discussions, as well as establish consortium working groups.

“We are very excited about this foundational meeting,” said Jon Semancik, treasurer of the LXI Consortium. “There has been tremendous response to the formation of this consortium, and we encourage manufacturers and designers from all industries to join us in defining this next-generation platform.”

LXI combines built-in measurement science and PC-standard I/O connectivity from rack-and-stack instruments with the modularity and size reduction of cardcage-based systems. With LXI, engineers are able to leverage the software and measurement accuracy they currently have from their GPIB instruments to the test system. The LXI standard provides a basis for long life-cycle instrumentation implementations that are not limited by bandwidth, software or computer-dependent architectures.

Information about LXI Consortium meetings, member product offerings, licensing, specifications and membership is available at

A backgrounder on LXI is available here.

About the LXI Consortium

LXI is the next-generation, LAN-based modular architecture standard for automated test systems managed by the LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation made up of leading test and measurement companies. The group’s goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI’s compact, flexible package, high-speed I/O and prolific use of LAN meet the needs of aerospace defense engineers developing radar, electronic warfare, satellite and military communications systems.