Test Cafe

- November 22, 2014

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


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...

National Instruments ups PXI game to Gen 3

  • 03.06.2015

Why is National Instruments bringing PXI speeds to the next generation? Larry Desjardin interviews NI, and explains.Read More...

DesignCon and the future of bench instrumentation – Part 2

  • 02.22.2015

Why are there are so many form factors on the lab bench? Larry Desjardin describes the dynamics behind them, and where they are going.Read More...

DesignCon and the future of bench instrumentation

  • 02.11.2015

DesignCon offers vital clues about the form factors and use models we will find on the lab bench of the future.Read More...

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