Rohde & Schwarz Selects Bustec as Sole Supplier of VXI Slot-0 Interfaces

ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Sept. 19, 2011 – Bustec announced today that Rohde & Schwarz selected Bustec as their sole supplier of VXI slot-0 interfaces for new VXI systems. Rohde & Schwarz chose Bustec’s ProDAQ VXI slot-0 product line because of the company’s continued investment in developing VXI interfaces with fast embedded processors in a single-slot solution, giving Rohde & Schwarz the flexibility and versatility they need for their new VXI systems.

“We are pleased that Rohde & Schwarz has selected our ProDAQ VXI controllers for their manufacturing test systems,” said Dr. Fred Blönnigen, CEO of Bustec. “We are committed to a long-term investment in VXI and development of the latest embedded processors so our customers can build the highest performance test systems possible for their demanding application needs.”

The Rohde & Schwarz selection of Bustec VXI interfaces follows Lockheed Martin’s selection of the Bustec ProDAQ VXI slot-0 interface earlier this year for its new electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS). With the ProDAQ VXI interface, Lockheed Martin can deliver a test system capable of testing modern aircraft electronics, reducing test time, and maintaining compatibility with existing hardware and software of the previous-generation system. 

The Latest Bustec VXI Slot-0 Controller

As a leading manufacturer of VXI slot-0s and data acquisition instrumentation, Bustec played a key role in driving the VXI-1 Revision 4.0 standard. As the first VXI controller to support the new VXI-1 Rev. 4.0 standard, the ProDAQ 3030 interface fully supports 2eSST transfers, delivering up to 320 MB/s of throughput and latency of less than 1 µs for single word transfers.

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About Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality and innovation in test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications as well as radio monitoring and radiolocation for more than 75 years. By pursuing this four-pillar strategy, the company addresses customers from various market segments: wireless communications, broadcasting, electronics – as well as government authorities and organizations with security missions. The electronics group, with its headquarters in Munich, Germany, counts among the leading suppliers worldwide in all of its business fields. As a manufacturer of EMC test and measurement equipment as well as terrestrial TV transmitters, Rohde & Schwarz is the world market leader.

About Bustec

Bustec is a leading supplier of high-performance data acquisition and test products. Bustec products and solutions lead the test and measurement industry in accuracy, throughput, and density, offering up to 10x higher accuracy than new products from competitors.

Bustec offers data acquisition solutions for LXI and VXI and uses the same function card modules interchangeably in carriers for both platforms. Function card modules include options for analog I/O including conditioning for ICP and strain, as well as digital I/O, serial, and counter/timers. Bustec tools address applications that have needs for accuracy of static signals such as voltage, temperature, and pressure, or dynamic signals acquired at higher speeds, as well as closed loop control and simulation. Bustec products successfully serve applications that include engine testing, automotive and missile testing, wind tunnel data acquisition and control, acoustics, vibration applications, aircraft component testing, and a wide range of other demanding applications.

"With Bustec, from the delivery of the products to the quality of the hardware, software, and support, we are actually getting more functionality for a decreased price."
Lockheed Martin