Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its portfolio of PXI and AXIe chassis and modules received the Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement in the Test and Measurement category.
"Our award is given to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for their customers, focusing on improving the customers' return on investment," said Frost & Sullivan research analyst Vijay Mathew. "It recognizes the company that goes beyond simply good customer service and is focused on improved customer retention and ultimately customer-base expansion."
"We are honored to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan so soon after introducing our expanded offering of modular products," said Ron Nersesian, president of Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "The award confirms that our PXI and AXIe modular direction is receiving recognition in the marketplace and it gives us a strategic boost as we move forward in expanding our modular portfolio."
This award follows the announcement of 46 new PXI and AXIe modular products in September 2010 during Autotestcon in Florida, and the acceptance of Agilent onto the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance.
The award was presented to Agilent in New Orleans, Feb. 9.
Additional information about Agilent's PXI test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/pxi.
An in-depth Agilent modular products backgrounder is available at www.agilent.com/find/modular_backgrounder.
PXI is a modular instrumentation platform designed for measurement and automation applications that require high-performance and a rugged industrial form-factor. With PXI, designers can select 3U or 6U modules from multiple vendors and easily integrate them into a single PXI system. PXI uses PC-based technology, and an industry standard governed by the PXI Systems Alliance ensures ruggedness and system interoperability.
PXI is based on CompactPCI and it offers all of the benefits of the PCI architecture - performance, industry adoption, COTS technology - while adding a rugged CompactPCI mechanical form-factor. PXI also has integrated timing and synchronization that is used to route synchronization clocks and triggers internally. Additional details are available at http://www.pxisa.org/.
AXIe is a standard based on AdvancedTCA with extensions for instrumentation and test. The mission of the AXIe Consortium is to provide an open standard that creates a robust ecosystem of components, products and systems for general-purpose instrumentation and semiconductor test. AXIe leverages existing standards from PXI, LXI and IVI. AXIe promises high scalability and performance that will address a range of platforms, including benchtop measurements, rack-and-stack modular, and ATE systems. Additional details are available at www.axiestandard.org.
Agilent Technologies, www.agilent.com