PXI instruments for aerospace & defence

September 15, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Led by Astronics' PXIe-6943 Digital Test Instrument, a series of PXI units is TPS-compatible, and comprises the Astronics PXIe-6943 Digital Test Instrument, Astronics PXIe-3352 Rubidium Clock Source and Astronics PXIe-1209 Pulse Pattern Generator.

The instruments accompany the previously released Astronics PXIe-2461 Frequency Time Interval Counter and are the latest products from Antional Instruments' (NI) and Astronics' collaboration to provide PXI-based instruments with test program set-(TPS-) compatible software for existing VXI instruments.


The flagship product of the collaboration is the -2 to 7V, 200 MB/sec Astronics PXIe-6943 Digital Test Instrument. The Astronics PXIe-6943 is modelled after the VXI-based Astronics T940 Digital Resource Modules, which enable pattern-based digital test. These instruments are also TPS-compatible with legacy instruments from Astronics as well as other instrument vendors.


The Astronics PXIe-3352 Rubidium Clock Source combines a rubidium oscillator with a GPS receiver into a single, high-precision instrument. The new Astronics PXIe-1209 Pulse Pattern Generator is a high-performance, 2-channel, 100 MHz pulse generator that delivers dual independent pulse generation with extremely high resolution. These products will be sold via NI.


Astronics; www.astronics.com and www.astronicstestsystems.com


National Instruments; www.ni.com