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TRADE NEWS: LXI Consortium to be Joined by Aeroflex

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2004 -- The LXI Consortium today announced that Aeroflex (Nasdaq: ARXX) will join the recently formed standards organization. LXI (LAN extensions for instrumentation) is a next-generation, LAN-based modular platform standard for automated test systems. As a leader in test systems, instruments, solutions and services for the wireless communications industry, Aeroflex expands the base of test and measurement companies supporting the development of the LXI standard.

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.

“We believe very strongly in the Aeroflex synthetic systems architecture and taking a modular and platform-independent approach to evolving system test solutions for the wireless communications market,” said Bob Vogel, vice president of marketing for Aeroflex. “LAN-based systems offer exciting possibilities for test system solutions. We are excited to join the consortium and look forward to contributing to the development of the LXI standard.”

About Aeroflex

Aeroflex Inc. is a global provider of high-technology solutions to the aerospace, defense and broadband communications markets. Its diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. Additional information about Aeroflex Inc. is available at

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.

A backgrounder on LXI is available here. Additional information about the LXI Consortium’s product offerings, licensing, specifications and membership is available at