Test Cafe

- August 09, 2015

Larry Desjardin provides architectural commentary and business insight on topics related to electronic testing, with a particular focus on modular instrumentation.


AXIe nears the tipping point

  • 11.23.2015

Recent developments in AXIe imply that the standard is reaching critical mass. What does this mean for the test and measurement industry? Read More...

Inside the Keysight 5G channel sounding system

  • 10.31.2015

Keysight deploys PXI, AXIe, and traditional instruments for the industry’s first multi-channel 5G channel sounding system. Read More...

AXIe specification gets an upgrade

  • 10.15.2015

Updated AXIe modular instrument specification expands scalability and bus speeds. Read More...

Keysight mobilizes for modular

  • 10.06.2015

A chance encounter with Keysight’s CEO Ron Nersesian highlights Keysight’s commitment to modular test. Read More...

Cobham leaps into AXIe

  • 10.05.2015

In an EDN exclusive, Larry Desjardin gets a peek at the new AXIe offering from Cobham. Read More...


They slice. They dice. Is there anything modular instruments can’t do?

  • 08.30.2015

Larry Desjardin looks at the fundamental limits to modular instruments, and concludes that superb engineers have broken barrier after barrier, and will continue to do so. Read More...


All of NIWeek 2015 can be reduced to one diagram

  • 08.13.2015

Larry Desjardin explains how one diagram, that of smart edge instrumentation, pervades all of National Instruments. Read More...

NIWeek: Inside the Nokia/NI 5G system

  • 08.09.2015

In an EDN exclusive, Larry Desjardin describes the architecture of the Nokia/National Instruments 5G system based on LabView and PXI.Read More...

Prediction: Microwave coming to PXI – big time!

  • 07.17.2015

Industry forces are lining up for high frequency microwave in PXI. Larry Desjardin explains the technical and market forces behind it and makes a prediction of what’s coming.Read More...


Merger-mania: Has test and measurement gone MAD?

  • 07.05.2015

Larry Desjardin gives the background behind four recent mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the test industry, and predicts there are more to come.Read More...

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