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NI rolls out PXI Express remote, rack-mount controller

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:rack-mount controller? PXI Express? rugged?

National Instruments has expanded its PXI platform with the introduction of the NI RMC-8355 rack-mount controller and the NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller. The rugged rack-mount controller for PXI and PXI Express systems is geared for high-performance test and measurement applications, and mission critical test and control. The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller is an MXI link featuring a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express link to connect a PXI Express chassis to desktop PCs with a fully transparent, high-bandwidth link.

The NI RMC-8355 features up to two quad-core Intel Xeon E5620 processors for eight cores of computing performance, with 2.4GHz base clock frequency and 2.66GHz single-core turbo frequency. It also boasts high availability features such as hot-swappable fans and redundant hard-drives and power supplies, maximise system uptime, stated the company.

The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 touts a sustained throughput of 3.2GB/s per direction and m maximum cable length with rugged latching connectors. In addition, the NI MXI-Express BIOS Compatibility Software ensures easy connection with a variety of PCs for direct control of PXI Express systems, TI stated.

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