PXI Express chassis and embedded controllers cost less

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PXI Express chassis and embedded controllers cost lessNational Instruments is introducing low-cost PXI Express chassis and controller options for automated test, measurement and control applications, including the NI PXIe-8102 and PXIe-8101 embedded controllers and the £1199 (EUR1399) NI PXIe-1073 chassis. The new high-value chassis and controllers directly address the cost pressures associated with today's widespread budgetary reductions while maintaining high-speed transfer rates of up to 250MB/s across the PXI Express data bus.

Eric Starkloff, Vice President of Test Marketing at NI, comments: "Since the initial release of the PXI Express standard in 2005, National Instruments has delivered a wide range of PXI Express solutions to test engineers seeking increased performance and a lower cost for test systems. We are committed to the PXI Express standard and to growing our selection of products. Our latest PXI Express chassis and embedded controllers offer the added performance of PXI Express data transfer rates to a variety of cost-sensitive application areas such as multi-channel data acquisition systems, high-speed real-time control systems and high-resolution mixed-signal test and measurement systems."

The NI PXIe-1073 chassis, which features an integrated remote controller, lowers the system entry point to PXI Express by 42 per cent compared to previous PXI Express systems with similar capabilities. The chassis features five PXI Express hybrid slots that accept both PXI and PXI Express modules, such as the new National Instruments X Series PXI Express data acquisition modules, to maximise system flexibility. The chassis provides 250MB/s of total system bandwidth and an integrated MXI Express controller with PCI Express host controller card and cable. It also features built-in timing and synchronisation connections integrated into its backplane. Adding to its flexibility, the chassis is compatible with NI LabVIEW graphical system design software, NI TestStand test management software and other software systems that optimise automated test, measurement and control applications.

Compact, high-value platform

The NI PXIe-8102/01 embedded controllers can address the needs of test engineers who require a high-value PXI Express system that couples the PC and chassis in a self-contained system. The NI PXIe-8102 features a dual-core 1.9GHz Intel Celeron T3100 processor, and the NI PXIe-8101 includes a single-core 2.0GHz Intel Celeron 575 processor. Integrating these controllers into a PXI Express chassis, such as the NI PXIe-1062Q or PXIe-1082, provides engineers with a compact, high-value platform that delivers up to 1GB/s of total system bandwidth and up to 250GB/s of single-slot bandwidth. The combination of high system and slot bandwidth, the latest Intel processors and a lower price point makes these controllers suitable for value-based test, measurement and control applications.

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12 August 2009

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