National Instruments unveils integrated PXI chassis and controller

AUSTIN, Texas, 9 August 2006. National Instruments (NI) has unveiled its PXI-1033 chassis with an integrated MXI-Express remote controller. The NI PXI-1033 chassis takes advantage of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology to reduce the cost required to start a PXI system. The chassis integrates PCI Express technology to offer high value and reduces costs by incorporating the MXI-Express controller in the chassis.

AUSTIN, Texas, 9 August 2006. National Instruments (NI) has unveiled its PXI-1033 chassis with an integrated MXI-Express remote controller. The NI PXI-1033 chassis takes advantage of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology to reduce the cost required to start a PXI system. The chassis integrates PCI Express technology to offer high value and reduces costs by incorporating the MXI-Express controller in the chassis.

The new chassis offers five peripheral slots and includes a host card to control the system from either a desktop or laptop and a cable. With the integrated MXI-Express controller, engineers can achieve up to 110MB/second sustained throughput to the host PC.

With the broad adoption of PXI and more than 1,200 PXI products available today, engineers can use the new chassis to design a PXI system customized for their specific application. The PXI-1033 chassis features compact, rugged packaging, and quiet acoustic operation, which makes it well suited to portable and desktop ATE systems.

The PXI-1033 chassis works with all existing PXI modules, including PXI data acquisition devices and modular instruments from NI. It also integrates with a variety of software including the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical development environment, LabWindows/CVI software for ANSI C development, SignalExpress interactive measurement software and NI TestStand test management software.

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