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LAN eXtensions For Instrumentation (LXI)

LAN eXtensions For Instrumentation (LXI)

What is LXI?

LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation (LXI) is the architecture for test systems. It's based on proven, widely used standards such as Ethernet.

What are these widely used standards?

Ethernet standards include Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Auto-MDIX (Media Dependent Interface Crossover). Interface standards include Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI) driver and VXI-11 (VME eXtensions for Instrumentation) discovery. Instrument Web pages are viewable from a standard browser. IEC physical standards and IEEE 1588 time synchronization are used as well.

How does LXI differ from existing test architectures?

LXI was designed to incorporate the best features of the General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB), VXI, and PCI Extensions for Instrumentation (PXI) while utilizing computer local-area network (LAN) standards.

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