PXIe chassis help engineers optimize price/performance

Santa Rosa, CA. Keysight Technologies has announced three new PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics: a 10-slot Gen 3 chassis, designed for high-performance, benchtop, and R&D applications; a cost-effective 5-slot Gen 1 chassis; and a redesigned 18-slot Gen 2 chassis, with an improved power supply and new features that improve system integration.

Optimized for module cooling and high-performance, Keysight’s Gen 3 M9010A 10-slot chassis delivers industry-leading sound power levels combined with per-slot cooling to meet the demands of high-performance PXIe modules. The 10-slot chassis provides a platform for small channel-count R&D applications, while the previously introduced Gen 3 M9019A 18-slot chassis enables test of multichannel, high-performance manufacturing applications, such as MIMO and PA/FEM. When used with Keysight’s PXIe high-performance system modules and PC host adapters, the Gen 3 PXI chassis enable up to 16-GB/s system bandwidth to an external PC.

The M9010A Gen 3 PXIe 10-slot chassis provides high-performance features including

  • an all hybrid, Gen 3 backplane with an x8 PCIe link to each slot and x24 (two-link) system slot;
  • an ultra-quiet, high capacity cooling system;
  • two front-panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7);
  • one-button power control for multichassis power sequencing for large configurations; and
  • high power capability for high-performance PXIe modules.

The M9005A PXIe 5-slot chassis is suitable for small, low-cost applications such as low-channel count VNA systems. The M9005A provides

  • an integrated system module with a x1 cable interface to an external PC,
  • three hybrid and two PXIe slots, and
  • Gen 1 x1 backplane performance.

The M9018B Gen 2 PXIe 18-slot chassis is a cost-effective platform to build large systems when Gen 3 performance is not required. The M9018B is an updated version of the M9018A and provides

  • an all hybrid, Gen 2 backplane with a mix of x4 and x8 links to each slot;
  • a high-performance cooling system;
  • two front-panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7);
  • one-button power control for multichassis power sequencing for large configurations; and
  • a new power supply to provide more power for next generation PXIe modules.

“We are committed to meeting the needs of engineers by providing a wide set of choices in PXI infrastructure, ranging from basic to industry-leading, high-data bandwidth,” said Neil Martin, Keysight director of corporate marketing. “The smaller footprint chassis now offer the choice of a high-bandwidth, Gen 3 communications backplane, as well as basic performance at a lower cost.”

Keysight’s rapid repair turnaround, with industry-leading calibration, core exchange strategy and standard three-year warranty, maximizes system uptime to reduce the total cost of ownership.

Prices range from $1,600 to $8,900.

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