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.


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...

Introduction to AXIe

  • 06.21.2015

New to AXIe? Larry Desjardin offers this primer on AXIe basics.Read More...


5G to disrupt the test equipment market

  • 06.03.2015

Larry Desjardin reviews 5G technology, and predicts modular instrumentation will play a leading role.Read More...


Moore’s Law creates new test product categories

  • 05.22.2015

Larry Desjardin looks at the rise and fall of test and measurement product categories since Moore’s historic paper. Read More...

Designing your first PXI test system? Start inside out.

  • 04.19.2015

Larry Desjardin gives first time PXI users tips on selecting modules, chassis, and controllers for a successful integration.Read More...

Porter’s 5 forces accelerate modular instruments

  • 04.13.2015

Why are modular instruments outgrowing the rest of test and measurement? Porter’s five forces hold the answer.Read More...

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