SOURCE: LXI Consortium

September 11, 2007 09:00 ET

Trade News: LXI Consortium Announces Tenth PlugFest and General Meeting -- Munich, Germany

NIWOT, CO--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - The LXI Consortium announced plans for a General Meeting and PlugFest to be held October 9-11, in Munich, Germany. LXI member company Rohde & Schwarz is hosting the meetings at the Rohde & Schwarz Training facilities.

Topics covered will include:

-- Specification 1.2 recap

-- Resource management sessions will be held in anticipation of LXI Standard, rev. 2.0

-- IEEE 1588 conference recap and testing on Class A/B for version 2.0 of 1588

-- LXI Consortium members Goepel and Data Translation will test their first LXI instrument for certification and Rohde & Schwarz will conduct class B testing

-- Multi-vendor Demonstration System (MVDS) that showcases the capabilities of LXI-compliant instruments from multiple vendors

The event will feature a PlugFest and a General Meeting, open to both members and non-members. Member companies will have the opportunity to test prototype LXI devices for compliance with the LXI Specification and for interoperability between prototype devices. For more information and to register, visit

Introduced in 2005, the LXI Standard has been rapidly adopted by 48 companies, representing a who's who of the test-and-measurement industry. They recognize LXI as the natural successor to GPIB, and that it was time for instruments to go beyond GPIB to make it easier for test system designers and integrators to create faster, more efficient systems. To date, over 413 products have been certified as being compliant with the LXI Specification.

About LXI and the LXI Consortium

LXI is the LAN-based successor to GPIB. The LXI standard goes beyond GPIB to provide additional capabilities that reduce the time it takes to set up, configure and debug test systems. LXI also helps integrators leverage the time and effort already invested in system software and architecture. The standard is managed by the LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation comprised of leading test and measurement companies. The group's goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI's flexible packaging, high-speed I/O, and prolific use of LAN address a broad range of commercial, industrial, aerospace and military applications.

Additional information about LXI-compliant products as well as licensing, specifications and consortium membership is available at

Contact Information


    Joel Goldstein
    Goldstein Group Communications, for LXI Consortium
    +1 216 573 2300
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    Bob Helsel
    LXI Consortium
    +1 (303) 652-2571
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