With emerging instrument control standards based on communications buses, you may face the question of how to integrate instruments into your systems. Stand-alone instrumentation continues to evolve by taking advantage of newer buses and standards. This gives you a variety of instrumentation connectivity options, each with its own strengths. In addition, many test systems feature modular instrumentation buses such as VXI, PXI, or PXI Express for applications that require software flexibility, low latency, and high throughput.
Because of this, you may need to combine multiple buses or integrate additional buses into your test systems. By using hybrid test systems that bring together components from multiple platforms, you can easily integrate new buses into your test systems to help balance design considerations, take advantage of various technologies, and extend the life of your systems.