NIWOT, CO--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - The LXI Consortium is hosting a free webcast, "Test Applications Using LXI Instruments," on Wednesday September 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm ET. The webcast, sponsored by the LXI Consortium and presented by Test & Measurement World, will guide you through using LXI instruments, focusing on two areas -- replacing GPIB instruments with LXI Class C and advanced test system solutions using LXI Class B instruments.

The webcast will feature a live presentation based on the recent AUTOTESTCON 2008 panel session on this topic. After the recording, experts from several manufacturers of LXI instruments will be available to answer your questions live. To register, visit or

The webcast will be moderated by:

Rick Nelson
Editor-in-Chief, Test & Measurement World and EDN
Rick Nelson oversees the editorial operations of Test & Measurement World
and EDN, and also writes and edits articles on automated test equipment
(ATE), environmental test, RF/microwave wireless-communications test,
electronic design automation, failure analysis, and machine vision and

The panelists will include:

--  Conrad Proft, Technology Product Planner/Applications Engineer,
    Agilent Technologies Inc.
--  Brian Powell, Software Principal Architect in LabVIEW R&D, National
--  Rob Purser, Senior Team Lead Connectivity Products, The MathWorks
--  Tom Sarfi, Functional Test Business Unit Manager, VXI Technology

Introduced in 2005, the LXI Standard has been rapidly adopted by more than 50 companies, representing a who's who of the test and measurement industry. They recognize LXI as the natural evolution of the test and measurement instrument interface, making it easier for test system designers and integrators to create faster, more efficient systems. To date, more than 500 products have been certified as being compliant with the LXI Standard, and annual sales of LXI-equipped test and measurement equipment now exceed $200 million (US).

About LXI and the LXI Consortium

The LXI Standard creates new capabilities that optimize test throughput, overall system performance, and cost efficiency in a way that allows engineers to build powerful, web-enabled test systems in less time. The LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation comprised of leading test and measurement companies, manages the Standard. The group's goals are to develop, support, and promote the LXI Standard. LXI's flexible packaging, high-speed I/O, and standardized use of LAN connectivity 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: EDITORIAL CONTACTS: Joel Goldstein Goldstein Group Communications, for LXI Consortium 1-216-573-2300 or Bob Helsel LXI Consortium 1-303-652-2571