First hybrid PXI Express chassis features PCI Express 2.0 x8 links to every slot

September 13, 2012 // By Nick Flaherty
National Instruments has introduced the industry’s first all-hybrid PXI Express chassis with PCI Express 2.0 x8 links to every slot for increased data throughput, lower test times and reduced cost of test.

The PXIe-1085 all-hybrid chassis gives engineers the flexibility to combine more high-performance instrumentation in a single chassis for multifunctional automated test systems while maintaining backward compatibility with existing instrumentation.
The new chassis features PCI Express 2.0 x8 links to every slot and offers best-in-class bandwidth of 4 GB/s/slot and 12 GB/s total system bandwidth.
The hybrid slot connectors deliver maximum flexibility by supoprting both PXI and PXI Express module slots, while the addition of hot-swappable fans and an easily replaceable power supply improves system availability in high-performance applications.
“With the release of the NI PXIe-1085 all-hybrid-slot chassis, NI continues to demonstrate its leadership in PXI, offering unrivaled performance, flexibility and value” said Eric Starkloff, NI Vice President of Product Marketing for Systems Platforms. “This chassis expands the reach of PXI into even more demanding high-performance streaming applications such as RF record and playback while preserving backward compatibility with PXI modules released in the past 15 years.”
Remote system health monitoring improves system manageability while hot-swappable fans and a toolless, easily replaceable power supply improve total system availability.