Test standard: Agilent’s Campbell takes helm at LXI Consortium

The LXI Consortium Board of Directors elected Von Campbell of Agilent Technologies as the Consortium's new president. In addition, the Compliance Technical Working Group, which is responsible for certifying instruments as LXI-compliant, was elevated to Board Committee status.
By Control Engineering Staff January 14, 2009

Niwot, CO — The LXI Consortium board of directors elected Von Campbell of Agilent Technologies
Campbell holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Purdue and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He joined Agilent Technologies (formerly part Hewlett-Packard’s Test and Measurement Operation) as a development engineer in 1982. Today, he oversees Agilent’s involvement in multiple industry consortia, including LXI. During his 26 years with Agilent Technologies, Campbell has led several programs focused on general-purpose instruments, data acquisition, manufacturing test systems, connectivity software, and common instrument infrastructure.
“As more test systems incorporate the power of Ethernet and the Web,” says Campbell, “the standardization and extended functionality offered by LXI-compliant instruments become even more compelling.”
The board of directors also elevated the Compliance Technical Work Group to Board Committee status with Jochen Wolle, head of research and development software — spectrum and network analyzers at Rohde & Schwarz, serving as the chairperson. This committee is responsible for approving all conformance applications.
Introduced in 2005, the LXI Standard has been adopted by more than 50 companies, representing a who’s who of the test and measurement industry. They recognize LXI as the natural evolution of the test and measurement instrument interface, making it easier for test system designers and integrators to create faster, more efficient systems. To date, more than 650 products have been certified as being compliant with the LXI Standard, and annual sales of LXI-equipped test and measurement equipment now exceed $200 million, the organization says.
— Edited by C.G. Masi , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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