The PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) specification defines a modular PC-based instrumentation platform for measurement and automation systems. PXI is both a high-performance and low-cost deployment platform for measurement and automation systems. These systems serve applications and industries such as communications test, manufacturing, military, aerospace, machine monitoring, automotive and industrial test.
PXI is based on the CompactPCI and CompactPCI Express standards defined by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) and offers all of the benefits of the PCI architecture including, performance, industry adoption and COTS technology. PXI has a rugged mechanical form-factor and integrated timing / synchronization that is used to route synchronization clocks, and triggers internally. You can select 3U or 6U modules from multiple vendors and easily integrate them into a single PXI system.
The PXI system’s alliance (SA) is an industry consortium that defines and manages the PXI system specifications which includes hardware and software requirements – ensuring system interoperability and ease of integration.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Bob Helsel, PXISA Executive Director.
PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA)
PO Box 1016
Niwot, CO 80544-1016