- The integration of a Thunderbolt 3 interface into the chassis is intended to simplify the implementation of a test system based on modular instrumentation in PXI format. The Adlink Technology’s PXES-2314T chassis can thus be controlled by a laptop PC via a Thunderbolt 3 link.
“The two Thunderbolt 3 ports integrated into the PXES-2314T chassis are an important development to facilitate test system connectivity. Previously, connecting a PXI chassis to a PC required the installation of an expansion card in the computer and a special connection cable. This severely limited portability. The PXES-2314T platform allows for the deployment of more flexible and mobile test and measurement applications,” said Tim Juan, Senior Director of IoT Solutions and Technologies at Adlink.
With its relatively compact dimensions (207.9 x 148.4 x 220.5 mm, 8,19’’ x 5,84’’ x 8,68’’), this portable chassis can be deployed for field test applications.
The two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the chassis, which are based on USB C-type connectors, can provide up to 60W of power via USB. Thunderbolt 3 promises data transmission speeds of up to 40Gbps, doubling the speed of the previous generation compared to 10Gbps for a USB 3.1 interface. It also allows USB speeds of up to 10Gbps and supports DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and 10GbE interfaces.
The chassis includes four PXI Express Hybrid slots: 2 PXIe Hybrid slots up to PCIe Gen2 x1, and 2 PXIe Hybrid slots up to PCIe Gen3 x4.