Responding to Recent NI Notification

September 2017

Responding to Recent NI Notification

By Troy Troshynski Sep 20, 2017


After a successful multi-year collaboration and product distribution partnership, National Instruments will no longer distribute AIT’s MIL-STD-1553ARINC 429, and ARINC 664 PXI instruments after August 17, 2018. Despite the conclusion of this product distribution partnership, AIT is committed to the long term supply, support, and maintenance of all of our products including our PXI and PXI Express avionics interface instruments. AIT will continue to offer test instrumentation both directly and through multiple valued distribution channels and partnerships. (For a list of our North American Sales Representatives Click Here. For a list of our international distribution partners Click Here). AIT will always provide full applications support and maintenance services for all of our PXI products, including any AIT products purchased from National Instruments. We are also currently in the process of establishing new product partnerships and distribution channels for our PXI and PXI Express products, expect more details and a big announcement soon!

AIT has supplied industry leading test, simulation, and flight avionics interfaces for almost two decades and we understand the critical importance of long term product availability and obsolescence mitigation. We design all of our products for long term (multiple decades) availability and supportability. Contrary to the message indicated in a recent NI E-letter, AIT has no plans to discontinue any of our existing PXI and PXI Express instruments. Our existing MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and ARINC 664 instruments are currently only 5 years into planned 20+ year product life cycles.


AIT continues to develop and design new PXI and PXI Express products beyond the legacy MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 interfaces previously available from NI. This list includes new Ethernet and Fibre Channel PXI instruments and a soon to be released 10G Ethernet PXI Express instrument. We also continue to provide compatible software support (Windows & LabVIEW Real Time) for all existing instruments as we also continue to enhance and add new functionality. The table below provides a quick reference of our avionics interface instruments for PXI.