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Off the shelf controllers push PXI platform

Posted: 16 Nov 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:rack-mount  controller  PXI  PXI Express 

National Instruments rolls two new controllers for PXI Express systems, the RMC-8355 rack-mount controller and the PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller.

The NI RMC-8355 rack-mount controller is a 1U rugged rack-mount controller for PXI and PXI Express systems featuring up to two high-performance quad-core Intel Xeon E5620 processors. It is targeted at test and measurement applications, and mission critical test and control.

The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller is a high-performance 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's two quad-core Intel Xeon E5620 processors enable eight cores of computing performance. Plus, it has 2.4GHz base clock frequency and 2.66GHz single-core turbo frequency. It offers hot-swappable fans and redundant hard drives and power supplies, and is said to maximise system uptime.

The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 offers sustained throughput of 3.2GBps per direction, and 5m maximum cable length with rugged latching connectors. Also, NI MXI-Express BIOS compatibility software ensures easy connection with a variety of PCs for direct control of PXI Express systems.

The NI RMC-8355 is priced from Rs.4.76 lakh ($8,999) and the NI PXIe-PCIe8381 is priced from Rs.1.06 lakh ($1,999).

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