By Larry Desjardin, Modular Methods
The AXIe Base Architecture Specification (AXIe-1) defines the standard for most AXIe instruments. It is layered on top of the AdvancedTCA industrial bus standard, with extensions for instrumentation. It is the second layer in the AXIe specification table below.
An additional specification is AXIe-2, a software specification to make AXIe products appear as PXI products to an instrument controller. Finally, AXIe-3.1 defines extensions for semiconductor test.
Revision 2 of AXIe-1 was released at the beginning of September after ratification by the AXIe Board of Directors. Revision 2 is the result of extensive interoperability testing between vendors, and modifies the standard to improve interoperability or define new capabilities.
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