National Instruments is introducing the NI PXIe-8135, featuring the quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor and USB 3.0 connectivity; NI claims this is the industry’s fastest PXI embedded controller. The NI PXIe-8135 helps engineers achieve shorter test times and increase automated test throughput, further advancing PXI instrumentation for high-performance test, measurement and control applications.
The new NI PXIe-8135 embedded controller features a level of performance suitable for applications requiring intensive data analysis or processing. The controller is described as the industry’s first PXI embedded controller to feature the quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QE processor and USB 3.0 ports.
Robert Canik, Vice President of R&D for Core PXI and distributed control at National Instruments, says: “At NI, we are continuously investing in the PXI platform and pairing it with the latest Intel processor offerings. The NI PXIe-8135 embedded controller is a great example of how our long-standing collaboration with Intel helps us give engineers advanced technology to address demanding test and measurement challenges.”
Matt Langman, Director of Marketing for the Intelligent Systems Group at Intel, notes: “The 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor being used in the NI PXIe-8135 embedded controller provides superior performance and next-generation I/O technologies to help meet the intensive processing demands of the latest automated test and control applications. Because of Intel’s processor architecture advancements, National Instruments can continue to deliver the highest performance possible for test engineers.”
- Use of the quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QE processor, with up to 3.3GHz clock frequency, in the NI PXIe-8135 delivers up to 85 per cent performance increase compared with NI’s previous-generation embedded controller
- USB 3.0 connectivity offers up to 10× faster instrument communication for transferring and storing data externally
- Four PCI Express ×4 Gen 2 links interface from the embedded controller to the chassis backplane providing up to 8GB/s of system throughput for high-bandwidth streaming applications