SOURCE: PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA)

July 08, 2008 09:00 ET

PXI Systems Alliance Hosts First General Meeting in Asia at the Fifth Annual PXI Technology and Application Conference

Events Draw Record Attendance and New Members to the PXISA

NIWOT, CO--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - The PXI Systems Alliance (www.pxisa.org) today announced a successful completion of the first PXISA general meeting in Beijing, China. The meeting was held in conjunction with the PXI Technology and Application Conference (PXI TAC), China's largest event dedicated to the latest developments in PXI and its growing user community. The events set record attendance levels with more than 550 engineers, scientists and vendors interested in the integration and development of PXI products and systems.

Now in its fifth year, the PXI Technology and Application Conference featured 3 technical tracks presented by PXISA members and PXI system integrators. Session topics included presentations on the latest PXI technologies, new applications enabled by PXI and in-depth case studies of PXI-based systems. Along with the technical sessions, attendees explored the exhibition area where more than 30 technical demonstrations were on display from 12 PXISA member companies and system integrators.

Along with the PXI TAC event, the PXISA held its first general meeting in China. The meeting included PXISA members and instrument vendors interested in providing PXI products. Also in attendance were members of the Chinese technical press. During the meeting, committee chairmen provided updates on the latest technical and marketing work being done in the PXISA. As a result of the meeting, Jovian and the Automatic Test and Control Institute of the Harbin Institute of Technology expressed interest in joining the PXISA in order to provide more than 35 new PXI products to the marketplace.

Also new this year was the inclusion of a developer's track to provide technical training on developing PXI modules. PXI hardware engineers presented sessions detailing their first hand experience in developing PXI products as well tips to reduce development time. FPGA vendor, Altera was also present to give an in-depth session on interfacing with the PCIExpress bus that forms the basis of PXI Express. "I was impressed to see the tremendous interest in developing PXI modules and expect to see many new PXI products from Chinese companies in the near future," said Mark Wetzel, Technical Chair of the PXISA.

About the PXI Systems Alliance

Formed in June 1998, the PXISA is a group of more than 50 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 www.pxisa.org.

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