PXIe chassis options span range of application requirements

December 02, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Three new PXIe chassis, ranging from low-cost to high-performance, enable a broad range of applications in R&D and manufacturing, led by a PXIe 10-slot chassis for benchtop R&D and design validation applications, with industry-leading low fan noise, DC power and Gen 3 performance.

Also in Keysight Technology’s product release is a PXIe 5-slot chassis for low-cost desktop and portable applications; and a PXIe 18-slot chassis for large system applications, with cost-effective Gen 2 performance, and improved power supply and system integration features.

 

Optimized for module cooling and high-performance, the Gen 3 M9010A 10-slot chassis delivers leading sound power levels combined with high levels of per-slot cooling to meet the demands of high-performance PXIe modules. The 10-slot chassis provides a superior platform for small channel-count R&D applications, while the previously introduced Gen 3 M9019A 18-slot chassis enables test of multi-channel, 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/sec system bandwidth to an external PC.

M9010A Gen 3 PXIe 10-slot chassis features include:

All hybrid, Gen 3 backplane with an x8 PCIe link to each slot and x24 (two-link) system slot

Ultra-quiet, high capacity cooling system

Two front panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7)

One-button power control for multi-chassis power sequencing for large configurations

High power capability for high-performance PXIe modules

The M9005A PXIe 5-slot chassis is suited 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

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:

All hybrid, Gen 2 backplane with a mix of x4 and x8 links to each slot

High-performance cooling system

Two front panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7)

One-button power control for multi-chassis power sequencing for large configurations

New power supply to provide more power for