National Instruments has formed a PXI partnership with Cobham Wireless, formerly the wireless test business of Aeroflex, which will see NI acquiring the existing Cobham PXI modular instruments product line.
NI will manufacture the PXI modular instruments and supply them exclusively to Cobham which will sell them under its own brand.
PXI modules will be incorporated into more of Cobham’s mobile test systems, including NI’s vector signal transceiver with LabView FPGA.
According to Pete Zogas, senior vice president of Segments and Services at NI: “Our customers will benefit greatly from the combination of the NI platform and Cobham’s domain-specific expertise within the cellular and connectivity application space.”
Cobham operates a test business in the UK through the former Marconi Instruments business which Aeroflex acquired a decade ago.
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