SOURCE: PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA)

January 18, 2007 09:00 ET

Keithley Joins PXI Systems Alliance

Keithley Is Now the Only Major Instrumentation Manufacturer to Offer a Broad Range of Precision Measurement and High-Speed Data Acquisition Solutions, Including PXI, LXI, PCI, USB and GPIB.

NIWOT, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 18, 2007 -- Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, announced today its membership in the PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), an industry consortium that promotes and maintains the PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) standard. PXISA is responsible for promoting the PXI and PXI Express standards and ensuring interoperability among member products.

"Keithley looks forward to being an active participant in the PXI standard organization and to developing more PXI-compliant products in the future," said Mark Hoersten, vice president, business management.

As part of its commitment to developing PXI products, Keithley recently introduced a new PXI product line for hybrid test systems in production applications. The new KPXI product line consists 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® multi-channel I-V test solutions. For details on specific KPXI products, visit

The precision measurement capabilities in Keithley instruments combine with high-speed data acquisition and tight trigger synchronization features to provide a superior hybrid test system architecture. Additional Keithley innovations such as TSP™ (Test Script Processor), an architecture that enables distributed programming and concurrent execution, result in unparalleled accuracy and throughput. Keithley is currently the only major instrumentation supplier to offer a broad range of precision measurement and high-speed data acquisition solutions, including PXI, LXI, PCI, USB, and GPIB.

For More Information

For more information on Keithley's new KPXI product line, or any of its hybrid test solutions, visit or contact the company at:

         Telephone:      800-688-9951
         FAX:            440-248-6168
         Address:        Keithley Instruments, Inc.
                         28775 Aurora Road
                         Cleveland, OH 44139-1891

For more information on the PXI Systems Alliance, go to

About Keithley

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). Our products solve emerging measurement needs in production testing, process monitoring, product development, and research. Our 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 we provide them is a combination of precision measurement technology and a rich understanding of their 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 68 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
    Email Contact

    Keithley Contact:
    Ellen Modock
    Keithley Instruments, Inc.
    Email Contact
    Reader Inquiries: 1-800-688-9951

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