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From Bob Helsel,
Editor, AXIe Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2015 issue of the AXIe Newsletter.

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A Highly Dense, 64-Multichannel Acquisition System with Unique Synchronous and Phase Coherent Signal Processing Capabilities

by Etienne Beguin, Keysight Technologies

By providing innovative solutions that realize multichannel synchronization, high-speed ADC technology aims to simplify data acquisition systems and push the limits of processing speed. Keysight Technologies recently introduced a 64 synchronous, multichannel data acquisition system composed of eight M9703A AXIe 12-bit high-speed digitizers/wideband digital receivers in a 14-slot chassis (Figure 1). The system was developed by Keysight in partnership with Scientific Equipment company who involved IPrium to build a complete solution for an enterprise leader in satellite telecommunication systems, whose main requirements were for multichannel synchronization and a FPGA programming capability.

Figure 1. Shown here is a highly dense, 64 synchronous multi-channel data acquisition system with unique phase coherency. It’s composed of eight M9703A 12-bit AXIe high-speed digitizers in a M9514A 14-slot AXIe chassis.

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Introduction to AXI

By Larry Desjardin, Modular Methods

If you’ve been reading test publications, or speaking with one of several vendors that offer AXIe-compatible products, you may have come across the term “AXIe”. What is it? Where is it used? How is it different, or similar, to other instrument standards?  These are the questions I aim to answer in this introduction to AXIe.

AXIe is a modular standard of pluggable test instrumentation similar to PXI or VXI, but with some important differences.  AXIe is an abbreviation for “Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture Extensions for Instrumentation and Test”, a reference to the industrial bus standard it is based on.  However, it is most useful to compare AXIe to PXI.  AXIe is often referred to as the “big brother” of PXI, since it acts like a large PXI system in many aspects, but has supports a larger board format suitable for high power applications.  Like PXI, AXIe is an open system, and users may mix and match modules and chassis from multiple vendors.  Also, like PXI, AXIe is based on a high-speed PCIe (PCI Express) data fabric, a low latency and high-speed bus. AXIe data communication is so similar to PXI, that a controller perceives the two to be the same, and uses similar IVI or LabView drivers to control the instruments. 







New AXIe Products

The members of the AXIe Consortium continue to release a steady flow of new products based on the AXIe standard, some of which are spotlighted below:

AXIe-1 Base Architecture Specification Products

M8062A 32Gb/s J-BERT

AXIe 65 GSa/s & 20 GHz High-Speed Arbitrary Waveform Generator

GT-ASG18A Advanced Signal Generator

M9521A AXIe System Module

M9514A AXIe 14-Slot Chassis


IPMI Shelf Manager Card With Redundant IPMB

M9703A AXIe eight-channel wideband digital receiver/digitizer

M8061A Multiplexer 2:1 With De-Emphasis 28 Gb/s

M8192A Multi-Channel Synchronization Module for M8190A

ADC 6000 Series AXIe-based Digitizer Module

DDR Logic Analyzer U4154A

AWG (Arbitrary Waveform Generator) M8190A

AXIe-3.1 Semiconductor Test Extension Products

AX500 - AXIe Benchtop System

High Volume Production Test System


Invitation to AXIe Summit


AXIe Summit 2015
Wed., Sept. 16 - Thurs, Sept. 17
Hosted by Keysight Technologies
Sponsored by the AXIe Consortiium


The AXIe Consortium is sponsoring an AXIe Summit on the AXIe standard and its applications for test engineering professionals. The first 1.5 days (9/16, 8 am – 9/17, 12 pm) will be for AXIe Consortium members only.  The last half day (9/17, 12 pm – 5:30 pm) will be an Open House and free to the public for those who register.

For the Open House:
The event will have a technical conference of technical presentations from leading AXIe vendors, open AXIe technical meetings discussing new additions and extensions to the specifications, and a table-top trade show of the latest AXIe products. The audience for the conference would be test engineers and managers designing test systems, potential AXIe Consortium members, test system integrators, and university professors and students. During the summit, attendees will gain an understanding of the AXIe standard and the benefits to their test strategies.  There will be time to network with the current AXIe Consortium members and see demonstrations of some of the new breakthrough AXIe products.

For more information, click here.


Thanks to all our readers.
Bob Helsel, Editor


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