Leveraging existing standards such as PXI, LXI, and IVI, the AXIe architecture defines an extensible platform for general purpose, modular instrumentation. The standard is based on the AdavancedTCA, delivering high performance instrumentation for a wide variety of applications and industries. The AXIe backplane uses the same PCIe fabric and programming as PXI, while featuring larger boards for higher power and density and high-speed trigger, timing and local bus. AXIe is compatible with ATCA boards and seamlessly integrated with PXI, LXI and IVI.