The first VXIbus specification was introduced to the test and measurement community in 1987 and was initially developed to provide a card-based instrumentation platform for applications that required high density and high performance. The platform continues to thrive today by leveraging off the original specifications which define the necessary physical (real estate/cooling) and electrical standards for demanding applications and has established itself as the ‘time-tested bus you can trust’ for requirements that must be supported in excess of ten-fifteen years.
- The VXIbus was well conceived by leading test and measurement companies to solve the most demanding test applications.
- The VXIbus is established. It has a 25+ year history of success and continues to be the leading modular instrument test platform.
- The VXIbus is time tested, providing systems designers with security in the knowledge that their test platform will outlive the device being tested.
- The VXIbus is thriving and has proven that it has the flexibility to evolve with the development of new technologies.
Mainframes and Controllers
VXI Chassis include 6-slot VXIbus mainframes (CT-100C), 5-slot VXIbus mainframes (CT-310A), and modular 13-slot VXIbus mainframes (CT-400). VXI Controllers include the EX2500A, which is a LXI-VXI gigabit ethernet slot-0 interface.
VTI's SMIP™ signal switching series revolutionized the automated signal switching marketplace by providing a level of modularity, density, and performance for the VXIbus platform that was unprecedented.
The VMIP™ is designed for high performance instrumentation, i.e., 6.5 digit DMMs, 1 ns counter/timers, 50 MSa/s AWGs. VMIP™ design supports all aspects of the VXI specification including access to all seven power supply lines, TTLbus triggers, and interrupts. Each VMIP™ product is an independent VXIbus device with its own unique logical address (ULA) and VXIplug&play drivers.