Released by National Instruments, the “Measurement and Automation Catalog 2005” presents equipment for PXI, data acquisition and signal conditioning, industrial control and distributed I/O, and GPIB and serial instrument control and connectivity. Providing product overviews, specifications and technical differentiators, the 488-page document details switches, the CompactRIO, the NI developer suite, the LabView real-time module, digital multimeters and waveform generator/analyzers, and vision and motion hardware and software. Each product section includes a link to the company’s Web site for additional information. Among new items highlighted is Measurement Studio 7.1, a suite of controls, tools and class libraries for Visual Studio. A model index is provided.