Austin, TX. Astronics Test Systems today at NIWeek introduced a rubidium/GPS frequency-standard test instrument in collaboration with National Instruments. The new Astronics PXIe-3352 combines a rubidium oscillator with GPS receiver in a single instrument. In development now, the PXIe-3352 is the second product developed from Astronics’ collaboration with NI with the goal of revitalizing legacy test systems—the first being a PXI Express frequency-time-interval counter introduced at Autotestcon 2015.
“This product introduction demonstrates the commitment of Astronics and NI to produce a new line of PXI test instruments with advanced functionality for tomorrow’s mission-critical test systems,” said Steve Fairbanks, senior director of products and instruments for Astronics Test Systems, in a press release. “The PXIe-3352 is especially exciting for Astronics and NI because it is truly a breakthrough product in the automated-test space.”
“The Astronics PXIe-3352 is a perfect example of how Astronics Test Systems and NI are not only committed to providing a migration path for legacy VXI-based aerospace and defense ATE systems, but are also committed to expanding the capability of the PXI platform,” added Reggie Rector, principal product manager at NI. “With accuracy in the parts per trillion, the rubidium source is a great addition to our timing and synchronization portfolio.”
The PXIe-3352 can serve in a variety of commercial and military applications. It can be used in either a PXI hybrid or PXI Express slot in a PXI mainframe to provide precision time and frequency accuracy for measurement equipment.
Units will be available later this year through the NI sales channel.