SOURCE: PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA)

August 22, 2007 09:12 ET

Keithley Instruments Elevates Membership Status in PXI Systems Alliance

NIWOT, CO--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - The PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA, announced today that Keithley Instruments (NYSE: KEI), Cleveland, OH, has increased its membership status to the higher Executive Member level from its previous Associate Member Status. This level of membership gives Keithley ( a voice in technical specification development/approval and marketing direction of the Alliance.

"Keithley has established a leadership position during the past few years in building strong solutions to support whatever platforms our customers choose, rather than what we choose," explained Mark Hoersten, Keithley vice president, business administration. "We are proud to offer products compatible with every major instrumentation bus, including GPIB, USB, LXI, PCI and of course PXI, so that our customers can adopt the platform that best suits their application with no sacrifice in measurement performance."

As part of its commitment to developing PXI products for high speed automated production testing, Keithley recently introduced a full suite of PXI products as part of its KPXI product line. KPXI products provide precision measurement solutions built around a series of simultaneous data acquisition boards, multifunction analog I/O boards, high speed analog output boards, a 130 MS/sec digitizer module, digital I/O modules, PXI chassis, embedded PC controllers, MXI bridges (for remote PC control), and GPIB interface cards. KPXI products are designed for optimal integration with precision instrumentation, such as Keithley's Series 2600 System SourceMeter® Instrument for multi-channel I-V test solutions. For details on specific KPXI products, visit

About Keithley Instruments, Inc.

With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems from DC to RF (radio frequency). Their products solve emerging measurement needs in production testing, process monitoring, product development, and research. Their customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value they provide is a combination of precision measurement technology and a rich understanding of the customers' applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.

About the PXI Systems Alliance

Formed in June 1998, the PXISA is a group of more than 60 companies that share a common commitment to end-user success with open, multivendor CompactPCI systems for applications in test and measurement, industrial automation and data acquisition. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification. PXISA membership is open to vendors who share the PXI philosophy and objectives, and have a desire to produce and promote products and solutions compatible with alliance goals. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • PXISA Contact:
    Bob Helsel
    Executive Director
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