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November 2014

 

Cambridge Instruments 12 GHz Microwave Sources offer High Performance and Low SWaP

Cambridge Instruments has announced the commercial release of the QuantumWave, 4000 series of PXIe based, RF and microwave sources.  Three variants are available covering frequencies from 75 MHz to 12 GHz.  The 4062 and 4122 offer two independent low phase-noise synthesizers in a single width 3U PXIe module saving valuable chassis slot space.  These instruments have been built to support DARPA/IARPA quantum computer development that requires multiple microwave signals but without the size, weight and power consumption of traditional bench instruments.  The CI PXIe 4000 series are an excellent choice for general purpose LO, CW and GHz clock applications where low cost, high performance and small footprint are important. 

 

 

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PXI-Express Cards for Avionics Test and Simulation from AIM

With the new ACE1553 and ACE429 PXI-Express modules, you have all the performance and capability for testing MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC429 avionics in a PXI-Express environment.  The MIL-STD-1553 Test & Simulation Module is available with 1, 2 or 4 Dual Redundant Channels plus up to 5 General Purpose Discrete I/O's.  A unique feature of AIM's ACX1553-3U Module is the option for the MILScope™ capability. The ARINC429 Test & Simulation Module has 4, 8 or 16 Software programmable Tx/Rx Channels. Both modules are fully supported by AIM’s PBA.pro avionics test and simulation software.

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ADQ1600TD - optimized for pulsed-data capture

The ADQ1600TD is a high resolution high sampling rate digitizer optimized for pulsed-data capture. Through the use of SP Devices' ADX interleaving technology it combines 1.6 GS/s sampling rate with 14 bits vertical resolution and thereby offers unmatched performance. The device also offers a programmable DC-bias as well as SP Devices' unique Digital Baseline Stabilization technology (DBS) as to increase the stability and dynamic range for capture of unipolar signals. ADQ1600TD is available in a number of form factors and offers a rich feature set as well as open access to the on-board Xilinx Virtex 6 LX240T FPGA.

 

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VTI Instruments’ SMX-4410 PXI Express 300 V Matrix

VTI Instruments designed its PXI Express SMX-4410 300 V/2 Amp matrix switch module designed for ATE systems where maximum signal integrity and density is desired. The SMX-4410 contains four (4X10) 2-wire building blocks that can be bussed together under software control to create 2 (8x10), or 1 (8x20), or 2 (4x20), or 1 (4x40) 2-wire matrices. With instrument-grade performance specifications and programmable configurations that help minimize costly and signal degrading external cabling, this module is well-suited to serve as the core element in an ATE switching system. A self-test utility is provided that can be used as part of routine preventative maintenance to determine relay health and product end-of-life.

 

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New VPC VTAC High Speed Data Solution

In response to higher data rates required to test and measure the latest technologies, Virginia Panel Corporation created the VTAC High Speed Data Solution. Current and future uses include unmanned aircraft, delivery drones, medical robotics, electric vehicles, smart devices, and consumer electronics. VTAC enables communications at speeds of 12.5+ Gbps per differential pair and features a life-cycle of 10,000 cycles without signal degradation.

VTAC precision-welded inserts are compatible with multiple HSD standards, including USB 3.0, Serial ATA, HDMI, DVI & DVI-1, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, WSFP, Twinax and Infiniand. The contacts are self-aligned and 50 μ" gold-plated.

 

 

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Keysight Technologies New 26.5 GHz PXI VNA Drives Down the Size of Test

The Keysight PXI vector network analyzers (VNAs) are full two-port VNAs that fit in just one slot. The PXI VNAs perform fast, accurate measurements and reduce your cost-of-test by letting you simultaneously characterize many devices — two-port or multiport — using a single PXI chassis. They offer the best PXI VNA performance on key specifications such as dynamic range, measurement speed, and trace noise. Each module is a completely independent two-port network analyzer and up to 16 modules can be added to a single chassis for multi-site and multiport applications. All ports are fully synchronous so multiple ports can be measured simultaneously with multiport error correction applied. Frequency range: 300 kHz to 4, 6.5, 9, 14, 20, 26.5 GHz

 

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NI PXIe-5171R Oscilloscope 250 MHz, 250 MS/s, 14-Bit, Reconfigurable Oscilloscope
 

The PXIe-5171R reconfigurable oscilloscope is a general-purpose module that features a user-programmable FPGA for inline signal processing, protocol decoding, and advanced trigger schemes without dead time.

  • 8 simultaneously sampled 14-bit channels
  • 250 MHz analog bandwidth, 250 MS/s sample rate
  • 200 mVpp to 5 Vpp input ranges
  • User-programmable with LabVIEW FPGA
  • Data transfer of 3.2 GB/s to the host

 

 

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October 2014

VTI Instruments CMX18 18-Slot PXI Express Hybrid Chassis
Designed for High Power ATE System Requirements

VTI instruments’ CMX18 is a high power hybrid PXIe chassis designed for ATE test systems.  The CMX provides extensive built-in health monitoring, giving the user feedback of temperature, fan speed (airflow) and supply line monitoring to help reduce the mean-time to repair (MTTR), or shut down the system in real-time if a fault condition occurs. Cooling has been designed to satisfy ATE rack cooling conventions, pulling air from the sides and bottom, evenly distributing, and exhausting to the rear. Rack mount kits provide recessing the mainframe to accommodate cable harnesses as well as seamless integration with mass interconnect systems.

 

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New VPC VTAC High Speed Data Solution

Virginia Panel Corporation created the VTAC High Speed Data solution in response to higher data rate demands required by the latest technologies. Used in the test and measurement industry for unmanned aircraft, delivery drones, medical robotics, electric vehicles, smart devices, and consumer electronics, VTAC delivers communications at greater speeds. Inserts are compatible with multiple HSD standards, including USB 3.0, Serial ATA, HDMI, DVI & DVI-1, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, QSFP, Twinax, and Infiniband. VTAC precision-welded inserts are compatible with 90 Series modules and i2 Micro iCon modules. Features include 12.5+ Gbps per differential pair, 50 μ" gold-plated and self-aligned contacts, and a life-cycle of 10,000 cycles without signal degradation.

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SP Devices ADQ10GBE PXIe 10-Gbit Ethernet module

The ADQ10GBE module enables a 10 Gbit network connection from a cPCIe/PXIe chassis to an external host computer. It occupies a single slot is an 3U cPCIe/PXIe chassis and can be used with backplanes supporting up to x8 Gen2 PCIe. All necessary software drivers are included and can be installed on the PXIe controller. ADQ10GBE can be used both under Windows and Linux.

The module supports two SFP+ 10 GbE modules (purchased separately) and can be used with either SFP+ direct attached copper cables (10GSFP+Cu, 10GBASE-CR, 10GBASE-CX1) at lengths up to 15 meters, or optical short range (10GBASE-SR) for fiber lengths up to 300 meters.

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ADLINK  PCIe-PXIe-8638 PCI Express-to-PXI Express Expansion Kit

The PCIe-PXIe-8638 PCI Express-to-PXI Express expansion kit provides control of PXI Express modules installed in a PXI Express chassis using high bandwidth PCI Express technology. The extension kit can provide up to 4GB/s using PCIe Gen 2 x8 signaling. With comprehensive hardware and software transparency, the expansion kit enables fast and convenient detection of any PXI cards installed in the system, requiring no additional drivers or software. The PCIe-PXIe-8638 PCI Express-to-PXI Express expansion kit provides additional PXI instruments slots to the host computer by implementing a PCI Express-based control of PXI modules. The technology consists of a PCIe-8638 host adapter installed in the host computer, a PCIe x8 cable, and a PXIe-8638, a remote controller with the 3U (Eurocard) expansion module. The PCIe-8638 comes in a PCI Express x8 footprint and equips with PCIe x8 cable connector.

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NI PXIe-5668R High-Performance VSA and Spectrum Analyzer up to 26.5 GHz

The PXIe-5668R vector signal analyzer (VSA) offers 765 MHz of bandwidth with best-in-class measurement performance and speed. This high-performance microwave signal analyzer meets the challenging requirements of applications such as wireless communications, radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) characterization, RADAR test, and spectrum monitoring/signal intelligence.

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September 2014

 

Pickering 40-525A PXI Signal Insertion and Monitor Matrix

Pickering Interfaces introduces the 40-525A, a 34x4 PXI signal insertion and monitor matrix with both switched and direct connection paths to the X and Y-axis. The 40-525A permits test signals to pass thru the switched X-axis to the unit under test (UUT) on the direct X connection, the switch allows each thru path to be opened to disconnect the stimulus signal.  The direct Y-axis to the matrix allows the user to monitor the signals with test equipment such as an oscilloscope or DMM, the matrix allows the test equipment to connect to any of the 34 thru connections. The switched Y connections can be used to inject alternative test signals into the UUT or to apply faults to the thru connection such as shorts to ground or to a supply voltage. The matrix also allows thru paths to be expanded using additional modules and a 16x4 version is offered for applications requiring lower numbers of thru paths.

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Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer: 9 kHz to 27 GHz

A small-footprint, cost-effective, and fast test system for monitoring large blocks of spectrum with precise digital modulation analysis is needed to address these challenges. If a sequential scanning model is used, it greatly reduces the cost and size of the equipment needed to meet test requirements. The Keysight PXIe microwave M9393A VSA and 89600 VSA software, can be used to monitor large blocks of spectrum, look for multiple bands of signals coming off of multiple satellites at different frequencies, and do power and modulation analysis on each carrier.

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NI High-Speed Serial Module for PXI Express

The PXIe-6591R high-speed serial instrument is designed for engineers who need to validate, interface through, and test serial protocols. It consists of a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA and is programmable in LabVIEW FPGA for maximum application-specific customization and reuse. Take advantage of the flexibility provided by the user-programmable FPGA to support digital interfacing and functional test of a wide variety of high-speed serial protocols.
 

  • 8 channels with line rates up to 12.5 Gb/s on Mini-SAS HD connectors
  • 20 general-purpose single-ended digital I/O lines
  • Implementation of various high-speed serial protocols on open Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA

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July 2014

 

ADLINK PXIe-3985 Embedded Controller For Hybrid PXI Express-based Testing Systems

Featuring 2.4GHz quad-core Intel® Core™ i7-4700EQ processors (3.4GHz maximum in single-core, Turbo Boost mode) for maximum computing power and up to 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L memory, ADLINK’s PXIe-3985 utilizes four separate computing engines on a single processor to enable simultaneous execution of numerous independent tasks. With a configurable PCIe switch, the PXIe-3985 can support four links x4 or two links x16 and x8 PXI Express link capability, with maximum system throughput of up to 8 GB/s.

 

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VTI Instruments EMX-4250 – PXI Express Multi-Channel Dynamic Signal Analyzer for Noise, Vibration and Harshness Testing

The EMX-4250 is a high density, "smart" PXI Express multi-channel dynamic signal analyzer (DSA) capable of sustaining 24-bit simultaneous sampling across all channels, up to 204.8 k Samples/Second. This makes it ideal for DSA applications such as: noise vibration and harshness (NVH) analysis, machine condition monitoring, rotational analysis, acoustic test, modal test and general purpose high speed digitization and signal analysis.

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Meeting LTE/LTE-Advanced Design & Test Challenges

LTE basestation, microcell, picocell, repeater, UL component, and RF subsystem designs are becoming increasingly complex as devices proliferate and new features require multi-radio formats and mul­tiple antennas to support new carrier aggregation and spatial multiplexing MIMO enhancements. As the number of anten­nas increase, better channel-to-channel correlation and more equipment are required to test multiple channels. When MIMO is implemented with carrier aggregation, testing is even more complicated.

Agilent’s PXI-based multi-channel test solution provides insight into LTE/LTE-Advanced designs and offers a convenient GUI for quick implementation of LTE/LTE-A multi-channel signal analysis and signal genera­tion systems.

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June 2014

Chroma ATE High Precision Source Measurement Unit (SMU) 52405e Series

Chroma ATE, one of the world leading suppliers of electronic test, measurement and automation production, has announced the SMU cards in its line of PXI Express products. The 52405e is a high precision source measure unit with dual SMU channels. The Chroma 52405e is a series of 3U PXI Express module that can host 2 programmable source/measure channels, each channel providing isolated ±25V at 1Amps as well as ±5V at 3.5Amps. The 18-bit DAC/ADCs provide current measurement resolution down to 10ρA. Sixteen programmable loops provide slew rates as fast as 8V/ µsec (from 0 to 25V within 3.125 µsec) allowing for reduced test times.

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Pickering 40-297 Precision Resistor PXI modules

Pickering Interfaces has introduced an expanded range of precision resistor PXI modules. The 40-297 has been expanded to increase the number of different versions available from 6 to 42 while the new 40-293 offers a lower cost and lower density option for systems requiring fewer resistor simulation channels.

 

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VTI Instruments SMX-3276 – Versatile PXI Express 152 Channel 300V/2A Multiplexer

The SMX-3276 is a 152 channel, 300V/2A, 3U PXI Express multiplexer module designed for the scanning of multiple points to a common bus. The module can be reconfigured under program control for 1, 2, or 4-wire configurations providing the versatility necessary to be used in various applications. Combining the high bandwidth capabilities of the PXI Express platform and VTI Instruments' high power switching systems has allowed VTI to provide ATE system designers with the ability to switch input signals with up to 34 MHz bandwidth while delivering crosstalk levels down to -70dB at 100 kHz. The SMX-3276 was designed with the same core philosophy of providing high channel-density without compromising performance, bringing instrument grade switching capabilities to PXI Express for the first time.

 

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National Instruments PXI-1470 Phase Matrix 26.5GHz PXI Vector Signal Analyzer

National Instruments (NI) introduces the NI PXI‑1470, a PXI-based 26.5 GHz vector signal analyzer (VSA).  This is the latest addition to the NI RF-hardware family of fast, flexible, and accurate RF hardware powered by NI's LabVIEW software to meet the ever-increasing demands of the RF and microwave industry.  The NI PXI‑1470's frequency coverage is between 50 MHz and 26.5 GHz and includes hardware-filtered preselection circuitry for multi-signal and high-power environments.  Bandwidth up to 50 MHz for instantaneous preselected analysis makes the NI PXI‑1470 VSA ideal for military and aerospace applications including radar, signal intelligence, and satellite communications. 

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May 2014

Brilliant Instruments 4.1GHz PXI Clock Generator Has Ultra-low Phase Noise

  • 1µHz to 4.1GHz Square Wave, Plus DC
  • Spur-free Phase Noise at All Frequencies (-120 dBc @ 1GHz and 10 kHz Offset)
  • <0.5ps Jitter Regardless of Frequency
  • 20 Digit Frequency Resolution (<1ps of Accumulated Drift Per Year)
  • Frequency Switching Time: <250µs
  • Differential and Single Ended Outputs
  • 65ps Risetime
  • Programmable, Glitch-Free Phase Switching
  • Precision DC Output
  • Sampling Clocks for High Speed ADCs
  • PLL Testing
  • ATE (Semiconductor Test)
  • Digital System Clocks

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Pickering Interfaces 10A Multiplexers

The new PXI 10A power multiplexer (model 40-661) is available in a variety of configurations ranging from 8 off 4:1 multiplexers to 1 off 32:1 multiplexer. Each multiplexer is capable of hot switching up to 10A at 30VDC and has a maximum DC hot switch rating of 125VDC. AC signals up to 250VAC at 10A can be switched. For cold switching applications the 40-661 is capable of withstanding 400VDC.

The 40-661 uses high quality high power electromechanical relays and user signals are carried on 20 way GMCT connectors. Options for partially loaded configurations are available to minimize user cost for smaller test system applications.

Careful attention to the switch designs ensures that all multiplexers can carry the full 10A current simultaneously over the full operating temperature range.

 

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SP Devices ADQ412DC Development Kit

The ADQ412DC is the most versatile 12-bit member of the ADQ V6 digitizer family. A wide selection of sampling rates and form factors is combined with a flexible and programmable analog front-end which supports the requirements of a large variety of detectors in the most advanced measurement situations. The flexible DC-coupled analog front-end contains a variable gain, variable bias control, over-voltage protection, and anti-aliasing noise suppression filtering. The ADQ412DC is available in several sampling rates from 1 GS/s up to 4 GS/s and can be configured either with 2 or 4 analog input channels through software control.

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VTI SMX-4410 300 V/2 Amp Matrix Module

The SMX-4410 300 V/2 Amp matrix module, the latest in VTI’s SMX Series of PXI Express switch modules is designed for ATE systems where maximum signal integrity and density for AC and DC performance is desired. The SMX-4410 contains four (4X10) 2-wire building blocks that can be bussed together under software control to create 2 (8x10), or 1 (8x20), or 2 (4x20), or 1 (4x40) 2-wire matrices. With instrument-grade performance specifications and programmable configurations that help minimize costly and signal degrading external cabling, this module is well-suited to serve as the core element in an ATE switching system. A self-test utility is provided that can be used as part of routine preventative maintenance to determine relay health and product end-of-life.

 

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AMC58222 PXI Smart Tablet

PXI smart tablet is a new generation of innovative PXI tablet instrumental product launched by CASIC. It integrates embedded controller, PXI/PXIe mixed slot chassis, multipoint capacitive touch screen, LCD, various kinds of wired ports and other components, which makes it powerful in hardware expansion. PXI smart tablet is designed in a concise style for the purpose of offering users a brad-new experience in smart product with the following main features:

  • 2 PXI/PXIe Hybrid Peripheral Slot
  • Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor
  • HDMI/GPS/USB/LAN
  • 64GB SSD
  • 9.7’ Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Windows 7/8 Operating System
  • 30W Output Power
  • 75Wh High Capacity Battery(Optional)

For more information, email amc1982@126.com.

 

SignalCore SC5502A High-Performance 10 GHz Signal Source

SignalCore’s 10 GHz synthesized CW signal source brings instrument-grade performance to the PXI/cPCI Express platform, employing YIG-based, multiple phase-locked-loop architectures to meet demanding low phase noise applications in wireless test, research and defense. Frequency range is 50 MHz to 10 GHz with exact 1 Hz tuning resolution. Amplitude range is –60 to +10 dBm with 0.1 dB resolution. Phase noise on a 1 GHz carrier at offsets of 10 kHz and 1 MHz is –120 and –150 dBc/Hz, respectively. The SC5502A can phase-lock to an external reference and can export a selectable 10 MHz or 100 MHz clock for synchronization.

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Agilent RF Power Amplifier Test Reference Solution

Agilent's new RF power amplifier test, reference solution provides a unique combination of test speed and throughput with trusted and consistent measurements for cellular and wireless connectivity formats.  It addresses two key test challenges: reducing cost and increasing data throughput. Both must be done despite the addition of more complex test techniques such as envelope tracking (ET). Control software enables tight synchronization between the signal source and the arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), resulting in optimal alignment between input signal and envelope.  To facilitate evaluation and integration in a test environment, this reference solution provides test code examples designed to optimize test throughput without compromising performance.

For more information, click here.

 

 

NI PXIe-8840
The NI PXIe-8840 is a high-performance Intel Core i5-4400E processor-based embedded controller for use in PXI Express systems. With the 2.7 GHz base frequency, 3.3 GHz (single-core, Turbo Boost mode) dual-core processor, and single-channel 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, this controller is ideal for processor-intensive modular instrumentation and DAQ applications.

  • 2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-4400E processor (3.3 GHz maximum in single-core, Turbo Boost mode)
  • 2 GB of slot and system bandwidth
  • 4 GB (1 x 4 GB DIMM) single-channel 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM standard, 8 GB maximum
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0, ExpressCard, and other peripherals
  • In-ROM memory and hard drive diagnostics
  • Windows OS and drivers factory installed; includes hard drive-based recovery

For more information, click here.

 

April 2014

 

Agilent PXIe M9037A Embedded Controller

The new M9037A 4-slot PXIe embedded PC controller is based on the latest Intel CPU technology i7-4700EQ 2.4 GHz processor. Ideal for complex or multi-chassis systems and secure environments, it is recommended for:

  • Running memory-intensive applications or multiple applications at the same time
  • Sending a lot of data from PXIe chassis to PC
  • Secure environments due to front-panel, removable 240 GB SSD

Experience faster test times with 12 GB/s data bandwidth, easily connect to a second chassis via the front panel x8 connector, and boot quickly with the preloaded WES 7 operating system, drivers and Agilent IO libraries.

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OpenATE DPS16, 3U PXI High Voltage PMU/DPS

DPS16 offers high voltage PMU/DPS in a compact, 3U PXI form factor. It supports -1V to +10V +- 256 mA FVMI/FIMV modes. Every 8 PMUs can be ganged to DPS for high current driving. DPS16 has 2 ADC to measure 2 channels in parallel.

 

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AMC5160 2.1GHz Intel 4 core/8-Way Multitask Embedded Controller for PXI Express

The AMC5160, a high-performance embedded controller based on the Intel Core i7-2715QE processor, is designed for use in PXI Express and CompactPCI Express systems. With its 2.1 GHz 4 core/8-Way Multitask processor, 1333MHz DDR3 memory, and 5GB/s total system bandwidth, the AMC5160 is ideal for applications requiring intensive analysis, signal and image processing, and high-throughput data acquisition. This embedded controller in a PXI Express chassis offers a compact, high-performance, PC-based platform for test, measurement, and control applications.

For more information, mail amc1982@126.com.

 

NI Engine Control System Built on NI PXI


The NI Engine Control System (NI ECS) is a full-authority research engine controller based on the powerful multigigahertz, multicore, and expandable NI PXI platform.

  • Command piezoelectric or solenoid direct injectors and port fuel injectors
  • Enable next-cycle control with optional combustion analysis packages
  • Take advantage of expandable hardware I/O options with the modular PXI platform
  • Full-authority control over all engine subsystems and actuators

For more information, click here.
 

 

March 2014

 

AMC58103 8-Slot PXI Express Chassis

The AMC58103 eight-slot chassis features a high-bandwidth backplane with PXI Express capability in every slot to meet a wide variety of high-performance test and measurement and control application needs. It is ideal for high-speed measurements, data streaming, and high-channel-density system solutions. The chassis provides the full power of 500 W across the entire -20 to 55 °C extended temperature range. The AMC58103 is compatible with both PXI Express and CompactPCI Express modules. In addition, this chassis features four hybrid slots, which provide the added compatibility with standard PXI and CompactPCI modules.

 

For more information, please email amc1982@126.com.

 

 

Agilent M9393A PXIe performance vector signal analyzer

The new M9393A, the world’s fastest, most accurate high-performance PXIe VSA, offers analysis up to 27 GHz. The performance and frequency range of this instrument make it ideal for aerospace/defense manufacturing and deployment of transmitters and their components for MilCom, SatCom and Radar, as well as wireless design validation and manufacturing when higher frequencies are required for harmonics or spurs. 

The M9393A delivers performance previously unseen in modular:

  • Frequency coverage 9 kHz – 27 GHz
  • Analysis bandwidth up to 160 MHz
  • Absolute amplitude accuracy: +/- 0.15 dB
  • Frequency switching speed: 150 μs

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NI PXIe-5646R vector signal transceiver
 

The PXIe-5646R extends the benefits of the software-designed instrument platform by providing new hardware capabilities to the Vector Signal Transceiver product family. Built on the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture, the PXIe-5646R provides a vector signal analyzer and vector signal generator with an industry leading 200 MHz of RF bandwidth while also leveraging the speed and flexibility of the user programmable FPGA. The high sample rate of 250 MS/s and resulting bandwidth enables the user to test the latest options included in the leading wireless and cellular standards like 802.11ac 160 MHz and LTE-A carrier aggregation while also leveraging the latest performance enhancing test optimization techniques such as digital pre-distortion and envelope tracking.

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VPC 150 Amp High Power Contacts

VPC has developed a new High Power contact that reaches up to 150 Amps for your high current applications. Our High Power solution offers 360° of contact with low insertion force for quick and easy connections. Available in contacts and patchcords, which can be used in our PXI compatible 90 series products. 

For more information, click here.

 

 

February 2014

 

Conduant Big River™ DM-8M-3U storage unit for PXIe systems

Conduant Corporation, a leader in long-duration high-speed recording and playback systems, introduces the Big River™ DM-8M-3U storage unit delivering up to 8 terabytes of solid state storage for PXI Express (PXIe) based systems.  Featuring the latest mSATA module technology, the DM-8M-3U provides abundant, high capacity storage resources in a very small enclosure.

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Applicos PA72D16180A 16-bit/180MSps digitizer daughter board

Applicos has released the PA72D16180A 16-bit/180MSps digitizer daughter board for their PA72 series flexible PXI generator/digitizer platform. The PA72D16180A succeeds the PA72D16180. New to the PA72D16180A is the addition of a 1MΩ input impedance selection, which also allows for higher input range voltages, up to 30V peak-to-peak. Also the input bandwidth is increased up to 170MHz.

The PA72 platform is a flexible platform. A baseboard provides basic functionality like PXI bus interfacing, power conditioning, clock generation, and calibration circuitry. Up to two daughter cards can be placed to add functionality like generators, digitizers, Digital I/O, Filtering and more. The baseboard is available in both PXI and PXIe. This means you can combine any function and any bus interface to specify the instrument you need.

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NI PXIe-4139 System SMU
 

The new NI PXIe-4139 system source measure unit (SMU) combines the power, precision and speed in a single 3U PXI chassis providing industry leading density and speed.

  • 100fA current measurement sensitivity: Precisely characterize high-performance semiconductor devices.
  • 1.8 MS/s sampling rate: Capture transient device characteristics without an external scope.
  • Up to 17 SMU channels in 4U 19-inch rack space: Minimize test system footprint for high channel count systems.
  • NI SourceAdapt technology: Reduce transient times to improve overall test times, while protecting the device under test from overshoots and oscillations even on highly inductive or capacitive loads.

For more information, click here.

 

 

January 2014

 

ADLINK PXIe-9852 High-speed Digitizer/Oscilloscope

Our 2-CH 14-bit 200 MS/s digitizer is designed for high frequency and wide dynamic range signals with an input frequency up to 90 MHz. With a PCI Express bus interface and ample onboard acquisition memory up to 1 GB, the PXIe-9852 easily manages simultaneous 2-CH data streaming. High speed and high linearity 14-bit A/D converters and high stable onboard reference enable the PXIe-9852 to provide both high accuracy and high dynamic performance, making it ideal for optical fiber and LIDAR testing, as well as video signal analysis.

 

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NI PXIe-2544 Solid-State Switch

The NI PXIe-2544 is a terminated, 8x1 multiplexer switch module suited for routing RF signals up to 6.6 GHz in production test applications. It features high-performance solid-state relays that offer unique benefits such as unlimited mechanical lifetime and fast switching time. Front-mounted SMA connectors provide easy connection to your RF devices, and the module features termination on every COM line and channel. The 50 Ω termination on the channel and COM lines helps minimize reflections of the RF signal and protect your instruments. 

  • 6.6 GHz: -6.0 dB insertion loss; VSWR of 1.6; 72 dB CH-COM isolation (typical)
  • Unlimited switch lifetime
  • Fast switching speed (122 μs)
  • 50 Ω termination on channel and COM lines
  • Ability to store RF path calibration information in NI Switch Executive

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November 2013

 

Agilent M9391A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer

The Agilent M9391A PXIe vector signal analyzer (PXI VSA) provides frequency coverage from 1 MHz to 6 GHz with up to 160MHz bandwidth and works seamlessly with the M9381A PXI VSG. The combined PXI VSA/G provides a complete solution for fast, high quality measurements optimized for RF manufacturing test environments. In addition to the raw hardware speed enabled by Agilent's exclusive technology innovations, the PXI VSA produces similar quality measurements as traditional signal analyzers. Agilent's industry leading software applications further increase the efficiency of the PXI VSA, including faster versions of the X-series measurement applications.

 

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Tabor Electronics Model 3180  180Vp-p PXI Signal Amplifier

Model 3180 was designed as a general purpose, wide band and high voltage amplifier, however, with specific applications in mind. It offers selectable gain of up to x50, with amplitudes of -90V to +90V and an output current of 150mA. With a large signal bandwidth of up to 300kHz and a small signal bandwidth of up to 1MHz the new TE3180 offers new possibilities to meet the requirements that couldn’t be met before in a PXI form format, without compromising bandwidth and signal integrity.

 

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Aemulus Launches Fast Settling Source Measurement Unit, Digital Pin Electronics, Waveform Generator, Time Measurement Unit for High Throughput Semiconductor Manufacturing Test

In order to address multi-site, high throughput production environment, Aemulus launches the 400e series of PXIe solutions. The newly launched series of PXIe solutions encompasses multiple source and measurement unit (SMU), digital pin electronics, time measurement unit and I/O modules. When combined and together with techFlow production software, they form a powerful test solutions to address the analog device testing market. 

 

For more information, click http://www.aemulus.com/4200.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NI PXIe-8135

Quickly Remove Storage Media with the NI PXIe-8135 with Removable Disk Drive
 

Declassifying a PXI system requires knowledge of all memory components in the system including chassis, controller, and modules. PXI embedded controllers feature nonvolatile storage in the form of a hard drive or a flash drive that retains user and system information even after the system is powered down. Because nonvolatile storage is required for the PXI embedded controller to operate, the NI PXIe-8135 with removable hard drive offers the ability to remove this storage media so that you can place it in a secure environment. Additionally, it allows systems to have separate, unique software images loaded onto the same station hardware. Both of these applications are ideal for engineers in the military and aerospace industries.

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October 2013

Aerospace Measurement & Control AMC58234-J PXI Smart Tablet

PXI smart tablet is a new generation of innovative PXI tablet instrumental product launched by CASIC. It integrates an embedded controller, a PXI/PXIe mixed slot chassis, a multipoint capacitive touch screen, LCD, various kinds of wired ports and other components, which makes it powerful in hardware expansion. The PXI smart tablet is designed in a concise style for the purpose of offering users a brand-new experience.

For more information, email amc1982@126.com.

 

Applicos PS48402 Dual-Channel Programmable Power Supply for PXI

 

Applicos has released the PS48402 dual-channel Programmable DC Power Supply in a single-slot PXI/cPCI form factor.

Key features are:

  • 2 channels of 80W max. each
  • 0-48V / 0-2A
  • Fully Isolated outputs
  • Low noise
  • High accuracy
  • 16-bit programming and read back of voltage and current
  • Integrated transient recorder
  • 4-wire connection
  • Flexible trigger options

For more information, click here.

 

Pickering Interfaces Introduces 16Amp PXI Switching Solution to Address High Current Applications

Pickering Interfaces continues to expand its range of PXI modules with the introduction of a new 3U 16Amp PXI switching module (model #40-161) allowing PXI systems to address high current applications.

The 40-161 PXI switching module is capable of switching currents up to 16Amp and voltages up to 300VDC/250VAC with hot switch power of 448W at 28VDC and 4000VA at 250VAC. It is available in configurations of 16, 12, or 10 SPST, or 12 or 6 SPDT relays and uses one or two GMCT style connectors.

 

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SignalCore SC5502A High-Performance 9 GHz Signal Source

 

SignalCore’s 9 GHz synthesized CW signal source brings instrument-grade performance to the PXI/cPCI Express platform, employing YIG-based, multiple phase-locked-loop architectures to meet demanding low phase noise applications in wireless test, research and defense. Frequency range is 50 MHz to 9 GHz with exact 1 Hz tuning resolution. Amplitude range is –60 to +10 dBm with 0.1 dB resolution. Phase noise on a 1 GHz carrier at offsets of 10 kHz and 1 MHz is –120 and –150 dBc/Hz, respectively. The SC5502A can phase-lock to an external reference and can export a selectable 10 MHz or 100 MHz clock for synchronization.

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NI PXIe-8383mc PXImc adapter module

The NI PXIe-8383mc is the industry’s first PXImc module. Because of the excellent data transfer characteristics of PCI Express, PXImc enables PXI systems to transfer data at multigigabytes per second of practical data throughput with only a few microseconds of latency. This capability can help lower test times for automated production test systems that are computationally bound. With NI PXImc technology, engineers can spread floating-point processing across multiple CPUs in the system the same way fixed-point processing deploys across multiple FPGAs. It can also be used in applications such as real-time tests (or hardware-in-the-loop tests) and structural tests that need a large number of distributed PXI systems to share data with low latency.  The NI PXIe-8383mc uses a x8 PCI Express 2.0 link to provide up to 2.7 GB/s of data throughput and 5 µs of one-way latency. You can use this module to connect two PXI Express chassis—each with its own system controller—or a PXI Express chassis with a system controller to an external computer.  

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September 2013

 

New High-Density BRIC Large Matrix PXI Modules from Pickering Interfaces

 

Pickering Interfaces has further expanded its range of 2A large PXI matrices with the introduction of the 40-59640-597 and 40-598 high-density multi-slot BRICs. Each model sets new standards in the achievable density of PXI matrices with configurations of 6, 12, and 16 Y Axis connections and maximum X Axis connections of up to 464 (up to 3,072 matrix crosspoints). For the first time matrix sizes have been introduced at Y sizes of 6 and 12 to compliment the usual 4, 8 and 16 sizes; giving users further choice of Y axis size and maximizing the X axis size for each configuration.

For more information, click here.

 

Chroma 52405 Dual Independent & Isolated PXI Source Measure Unit

 

The new Chroma 52405 is a 3U PXI hybrid module, offering 2 SMU channels per single slot, with high performance features as follows:

 

  • On board hardware sequencing engine for triggering and synchronization
  • 4 Quadrant operation, FVMI and FIMV
  • 9 Voltage force/measure ranges, from ± 25V to ± 100mV
  • 9 Current force/measure ranges, ± 3.5A to 1µA.
  • 16 Loop bandwidth/slew rate selections
  • 8V/µSec min, 0 to 25V = 3.125uSec
  • 6 wire connection, ± Force, ± Sense, ±Guard

 

For more information, click here.

 

AMC4340 4-channel parallel dynamic data acquisition device

 

AMC4340 is a 4-channel parallel dynamic data acquisition device based on PXI bus. It is able to provide precision power supply for sensors and collect voltage signal within ±10V and current signal less than 24mA. It supports both AC and DC-coupling mode. Each channel contains a dedicated 24 bit, 204.8KSa/s analog-to-digital converter, and it can meet the demand of high-speed, high-precision application. 64MSa large onboard memory is used to ensure multichannel data acquisition continuously. AMC4340 can be widely applied in diesel generating set examination, engine testing and other control system.

 

For more information, email amc1982@126.com.

 

Applicos PXI Express baseboard for PA72 series

 

The Applicos PA72 platform is a modular platform for PXI Generators, Digitizers and more. A base board provides basic functionality like high-performance PLL-based clock generation, power conditioning, and of course PXI(e) bus communication. By placing one or two daughter cards, a complete signal acquisition instrument is formed. The baseboard, that was already available for PXI-1, is now also available for PXI Express. All daughter boards fit both baseboards, giving the customer freedom to choose the platform they prefer.

Available daughter boards:

PA72G16400 - 16-bit / 400Msps Arbitrary Waveform Generator
PA72G14180 - 14-bit / 180Msps Arbitrary Waveform Generator
PA72D16180 - 16-bit / 180Msps Digitizer
PA72D14130 - 14-bit / 130Msps Digitizer
PA72DIOS6016 and PA72DIOS6100 – Multifunctional FPGA-programmable Digital I/O
PA72BPF – Dual analog differential bandpass filter

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

NI FlexRIO FPGA Module for PXI Express


Improve the performance of your test system with the NI PXIe-7975R module, which uses the latest Kintex-7 FPGA technology to design advanced automated test and measurement systems to meet your complex needs. Take advantage of parallelism, performance, and the reconfigurable nature of the 7 Series FPGAs to perform more real-time processing and analysis to improve the performance of test systems. NI peer-to-peer streaming technology allows NI FlexRIO modules to act as coprocessors and take advantage of the parallelism of FPGAs to accelerate calculations from the host controller to lower test times. Thanks to its PCI Express x4 Gen 2 data bus, the new NI FlexRIO can transfer data back to a host processor at sustained rates of more than 1.6 GB/s: twice as fast as its predecessor.

For more information, click here.

 

July 2013

NI PXI Programmable Power Supplies

 

The NI PXIe-4112 and NI PXIe-4113 modules provide high power density that saves rack space while simplifying design by eliminating the need to mix multiple instrumentation form factors. These modules feature two 60 W power supply channels in a single PXI Express slot. The NI PXIe-4112 power supply features 60 V at 1 A per channel and the NI PXIe-4113 power supply offers 10 V at 6 A per channel. The two channels can be combined to create a single 120 W channel. When paired with a range of PXI hardware instrumentation, the new power supplies can help engineers create a complete, customized test solution.

For more information, click here.

 

ADLINK Introduces its First Quad-Core PXI Embedded Controller

 

PXI-3980 dual BIOS backup reduces maintenance costs, optimizing solutions for multitasking test and measurement applications

ADLINK’s first quad-core PXI embedded controller featuring the high-performance Intel® Core™ i7-2715QE 2.1 GHz processor, with up to 16 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, for seamless execution in multitasking environments and reduced test times. The PXI-3980 features dual BIOS backup to reduce maintenance costs, multiple interfaces for connecting and controlling a wide variety of standalone instruments, user-friendly access design for easy maintenance, and support for hybrid PXI-based testing system control.

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

June 2013

GuideTech GT8000TP

GT8000TP Multi-Channel, Low-Cost timing synchronization and Phase Measurement; TimeMonitor

With up to 34 Channels that are all synchronized to the same Master-Clock in a single 3U PXI chassis, measurements include TIE, MTIE, TDEV, ADEV, as well as all other TIA measurements such as Jitter measurements, PLL & Clock Jitter, Spread Spectrum Modulation, PLL Lock Time, Frequency, Period, Pulse-Width, Skew, Tpd, Rise/Fall Time, and more.

 

For more information, click here.  

 

 

DDC BU-67210T cPCI/PXI MIL-STD-1553 test card

Data Device Corporation (DDC) adds enhanced test and simulation functionality to the BU-67210T cPCI/PXI MIL-STD-1553 test card. In addition to variable output voltage, variable intermessage gap time, and error injection, the BU-67210T now offers enhanced triggering capability that can be used to trigger external devices in real time based on user defined events, making it a highly adaptable solution for production test labs. The BU-67210T offers one to four MIL-STD-1553 channels, and sixteen discrete I/O.

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

Chroma ATE PXI SMU Model 52405

The new Chroma 52405 is a 3U PXI hybrid module, offering 2 SMU channels per single slot, with high performance features as follows:

  • On board hardware sequencing engine for triggering and synchronization
  • 4 Quadrant Operation, FVMI and FIMV
  • 9 Voltage Force/Measure Ranges, from ± 25V to ± 100mV
  • 8 Current Force/Measure Ranges, ± 2.5A to 1µA.
  • 16 Loop Bandwidth/Slew Rate selections
  • 8V/µSec min, 0 to 25V = 3.125uSec
  • 6 wire connection, ± Force, ± Sense, ± Guard
  • 18bit ADC & DAC

 

For more information, click here.

 

Pickering 40-568 8 Slot BRIC

The 40-568 is a high density multi-slot BRIC occupying 2, 4 or 8 slots of a PXI chassis and provides a range of 1 pole matrix solutions from 75x4 to 600x4, substantially increasing the density of 2A matrices compared to competing solutions.

Pickering Interfaces BRIC structure allows the creation of large matrices in PXI over multiple slots without the use of expensive external cables. The fully integrated programming interface represents the matrix as a single entity, easing user programming and reducing the likelihood of user errors.

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

PhotonCom TZ PXI Development Toolset

PhotonCom’s TZ PXI is the BeagleBone like development card for PXI applications. It is an easy to use toolset that connects wide resources with the PXI ecosystem. Most open-source software grown around the Texas Instruments well supported family of AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor can be used with TZ. The PXI interface is implemented with Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA that, in addition, can be used to supplement the microprocessor capabilities with extra IOs and available logic. The application card is attached to the low size profile TZ PXI card using low profile 2x 120pin connectors and to the customizable front plate to maximize the end user options.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Geotest Marvin Test Solutions Adds 21-Slot PXI Express Chassis to Product Line

 

Marvin Test Solutions has expanded its PXI Express chassis product line with the addition the GX7200,  which  features the most slots in the industry and requires only a single slot for the controller, providing 20-slots for supporting PXI-1, PXI-hybrid, and PXIe modules.  The backplane architecture supports the use of both x1 or x4 system controllers and the system power supply provides 900 watts of system power. The GX7200 also incorporates Smart features which includes the monitoring of slot temperatures and system power supply voltages as well providing the ability to program or map each PXI trigger line from one PCI segment to another. In addition, the user can program the temperature monitoring function for specific warning and shutdown limits as well as monitor and control fan speed. All user specific setups can be stored in non-volatile memory as a user configuration and can be used as the default setup for normal chassis operation.

 

 

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NI PXI Programmable Power Supplies

The NI PXIe-4112 and NI PXIe-4113 modules provide high power density that saves rack space while simplifying design by eliminating the need to mix multiple instrumentation form factors. These modules feature two 60 W power supply channels in a single PXI Express slot. The NI PXIe-4112 power supply features 60 V at 1 A per channel and the NI PXIe-4113 power supply offers 10 V at 6 A per channel. The two channels can be combined to create a single 120 W channel. When paired with a range of PXI hardware instrumentation, the new power supplies can help engineers create a complete, customized test solution.

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

May 2013


OpenATE PE16S, 3U PXI Digital IC tester with SPI, I2C and RFFE serial function

PE16S offers high performance pin electronics and an enhanced timing generator in one 3U PXI form factor. It has 16 programmable level input or output channels with 2 PMU and 2 DPS, supports programmable I/O levels from  -1V ~ +7V per channel. PE16S offers fully digital tester functions plus SPI, I2C and RFFE -Serial data engines. No more  serial pattern editing for serial port devices.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Meilhaus Electronic ME-5200 Series

The ME-5200 series for 3 U CompactPCI/PXI and PCI-Express has 8 full-differential analog inputs with 500 V (1 sec) floating galvanic isolation (no common GND). Available AD resolutions are 16 or 18 bit. The 18 bit models have an SNR of up to 105 dBm and sample rates up to 2 MS/s depending on the model. The input range is ±10,4 V, optionally ±104 V. The boards have an additional 8 bit digital-I/O port and can be expanded with add-on cards. Drivers are available for Windows, C, VB, Delphi, LabVIEW and others.

For more information, click here.

 

Amplicon PXIe-9848 High Speed Digitizer

The Amplicon Measurement & Control division announce the release of the new PXIe-9848 high speed digitizer, designed to deliver high-accuracy measurement results and dynamic performance. The PXIe-9848 is an 8-channel, 14-bit and 100 MS/s high speed digitizer with on-board memory of up to 512MB for massive data storage, which enables users to extend acquisition duration. This high performance digitizer has the capability to simultaneously stream data across all eight channels even at a full 100 MS/s sample rate; this unique feature makes it an ideal solution for applications such as LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), radar signal acquisition, and PSU manufacturing testing.

For more information, click here.

 

Pickering Interfaces PXI 40-635 Multiplexers

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of low cost PXI multiplexers with the introduction of the 40-635, a single slot 3U PXI module providing a range of cost effective multiplexer (MUX) configurations for general purpose test applications.

The 40-635 is available in large range of different configurations to meet many different applications. Configurations vary from a single 64:1 MUX to an octal 8:1 MUX for single pole configurations, a single 32:1 and dual 16:1 two pole MUX, a single 16:1 and dual 8:1 MUX with 4 poles and an 8:1 eight-pole MUX.

For more information, click here.

 

ZTEC ZT5211 Waveform Generator

Arbitrary waveform and function generator in PXI Express

The ZT5211 is now available in PXI Express. This dual-channel instrument is both an arbitrary waveform and function generator. It features a sampling rate of 200 MS/s, analog bandwidth of 50 MHz, 14 bits of resolution and a max record length of 32M. The ZT5211 can generate signals up to 14Vpp into 50 Ohm loads or 28 Vpp into high impedance.

For more information, click here.

 

NI FlexRIO Product Family

National Instruments expanded the NI FlexRIO product family, built on FPGA-based reconfigurable I/O (RIO), to more than 20 modules. Six new adapter modules add I/O including digitizer, signal generation and IF and RF transceiver capabilities. Engineers can pair these NI FlexRIO adapter modules with user-programmable FPGAs to solve almost any test application, from real-time spectrum monitoring and RF modulation/demodulation to signal intelligence and RF communication protocol prototyping.  Because these modules benefit from the parallelism and dataflow programming of the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture, they can be easily targeted by engineers without VHDL or Verilog knowledge. The combination of NI FlexRIO, LabVIEW system design software and access to more than 600 NI PXI modular instruments gives engineers a commercial off-the-shelf solution that can be customized using FPGA technology.

 

 

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April 2013

 

ADLINK PXES-2780 High Capacity 18-slot PXI Express Chassis

With 10 hybrid peripheral slots, the PXES-2780 is ideal for a wide variety of test and measurement applications, including wireless and RF testing. The chassis’ innovative cooling system—dissipating 38.2W for each peripheral slot—and a high-quality independent power module for all rails together maximize operational reliability. The PXES-2780 provides a configurable PCIe switch fabric and is configurable in two-link and four-link PXI Express deployments, with 8 GB/s system bandwidth and up to 4 GB/s slot bandwidth for dedicated peripheral slots with PCIe gen2 signaling technology. With ADLINK’s software-configurable Intelligent Management Interface, users can easily monitor and manage test equipment and chassis settings.

 

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NI PXIe-4145 Source Measure Unit

The NI PXIe-4145 is a high-channel-count, high precision source measure unit (SMU) with four SMU channels, each channel providing ±6 V at ±500 mA, with 10pA current measurement resolution. This module also features innovative NI SourceAdapt Technology that allows custom tuned SMU response to reactive loads or devices with fast load current changes - so that engineers can obtain ideal test instrument behavior while reducing test times and protecting the DUT.

  • 4 SMU channels per single-slot, 3U PXI Express module
  • 15 pA current measurement sensitivity
  • Continuous sampling of up to 600 kS/s
  • Onboard hardware sequencing engine for triggering and synchronization

For more information, click here.

 

 

Pickering Interfaces 40-501 Solid State Very High Density Matrix

 

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of solid state PXI matrices with the introduction of the 40-501, a single slot 3U PXI module providing a high voltage 64x4 solid state matrix. The solid state relays used in 40-501 are rated to 100V with 150mA hot switch capability and the ability to withstand 350mA surges for 10ms on relay closure or during normal operation. This makes the module ideal for applications requiring frequent hot switching of high voltages carried on capacitive cables that might result in a limited operating life when using alternatives based on mechanical relays. The switching life is unlimited while used within ratings and the operating speed is comparable with reed relay solutions making it ideal for high volume tests where speed of operation is important.

 

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VPC EMI Mass InterConnect

 

Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) can lead to problems in sensitive test equipment, causing reduced signal integrity and the possibility of component damage. VPC's receivers with EMI protection enables your test system to maintain signal integrity while protecting valuable instrumentation and test equipment, through the use of gasketing. By creating a secure seal between receiver and interchangeable test adapter (ITA), VPC’s test systems ensure a proper connection free from electromagnetic induction or radiation.

 

 

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