PXI is both a high-performance and low-cost deployment platform for applications such as manufacturing test, military and aerospace, machine monitoring, automotive, and industrial test. Developed in 1997 and launched in 1998, PXI is an open industry standard governed by the PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), a group of more than 70 companies chartered to promote the PXI standard, ensure interoperability, and maintain the PXI specification across its mechanical, electrical, and software architectures. PXI 101 E-kit contains a good amount of information that should get you started with PXI. you can learn the basics of the PXI standard platform for automated test with the PXI 101 E-kit, which includes architecture notes, relevant case studies, and performance metrics.