- National Instruments (NI) announced a family of PXI remote control and bus extension modules with PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity.
- PCI Express Gen 3 technology delivers increased bandwidth for data intensive applications like 5G cellular research, RF record and playback, and high-channel-count data acquisition.
“This new family of remote control modules doubles the throughput for PXI multichassis systems, » said Luke Schreier, director of automated test marketing at NI.
The PCIe-8398 host interface card communicates over a PCI Express Gen 3 x16 link to either the single-port PXIe-8398 or dual-port PXIe-8399 remote control module to offer up to 13.7 GB/s of sustained data throughput.
The second port on the PXIe-8399 can be used to daisy chain additional chassis, making it possible to directly interface multiple PXI Express chassis to a single host computer, whether it is a desktop or rack-mount PC.
The PXIe-8394 bus extension module supports peer-to-peer streaming up to 6.8 GB/s between chassis-separated instruments with PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity.
In addition to multichassis systems, the PXIe-8394 allows high-throughput communication with peripheral devices like RAID data storage arrays or the ATCA-3671 FPGA Module for ATCA.