PXI Express chassis have backward compatibility - Embedded.com

PXI Express chassis have backward compatibility

National Instruments has released two additional PXI Express chassis for automated test and control applications. The NI PXIe-1078 nine-slot and NI PXIe-1071 four-slot chassis can be used with PXI Express modules and controllers with the flexibility of backward compatibility with existing PXI modules.

NI now offers 20 different PXI and PXI Express chassis.

The NI PXIe-1078 nine-slot chassis features 1 GB/s total system bandwidth. It accepts up to a four-slot wide embedded controller in one slot and supports up to eight peripheral PXI Express slots with five slots compatible with both PXI Express and PXI modules.

It includes one more module slot than the same priced NI PXI-1042 standard eight-slot PXI chassis. With a depth of 214.2 millimeters (8.43 inches), the NI PXIe-1078 also delivers higher slot-counts to applications with tight space requirements.

The NI PXIe-1071 four-slot chassis offers 3 GB/s total system bandwidth. It accepts up to a four-slot wide controller in one slot, with three slots available for either PXI Express or PXI modules. This chassis offers more than 20 times the bandwidth of the same priced NI PXI-1031 standard four-slot PXI chassis. Both chassis feature a compact form factor and temperature range of zero to 50 degrees Celsius.

The new chassis fully support specification-compliant PXI hardware from NI as well as third parties and include capabilities for both PXI and PXI Express modules.

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