Free publication explains all aspects of the LXI standard

18 September 2007

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Free publication explains all aspects of the LXI standardPickering Interfaces has published the first edition of a new book, LXImate, A Practical Guide to the LXI Standard and Getting Started with LXI Devices, that provides an easy-to-read overview of all aspects of the LXI standard.

The LXI Standard is rapidly being accepted as the natural replacement for the GPIB standard. In the two years since the publication of the standard, many new products have been introduced or upgraded by the major test and measurement vendors to comply with the standard.

Pickering Interfaces is committed to supporting the LXI standard and was one of the first companies to introduce new products that complied with it. To celebrate the second anniversary of the standard's publication, Pickering is publishing the LXImate and providing it at no charge.

The booklet provides sections on the discovery process, web page usage, software principals and trigger systems. Sections describe the general principles of the Wired Trigger Bus that provides a low-latency trigger exchange system and the IEEE 1588 protocol that can gives an LXI test system knowledge of time and can be used to generate time-based triggers. There is a description of the compliance process used by the LXI Consortium and examples of products that have been introduced that are compliant with the standard.

David Owen, Pickering Interfaces' Business Development Manager, says: "The LXImate is designed to take the mystery out of adopting a new standard. All of the major portions of the specification are spelled out clearly. When more detail is needed, the complete specifications are on the LXI Consortium's web site."

The new publication is described as a perfect companion to the PXImate, currently in its 4th Edition, and also published by Pickering Interfaces.

Copies of the new publication are free and can be obtained by ordering from the website at

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