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February 2017

M924xA PXIe Modular Oscilloscopes

The Keysight M9241A, M9242A and M9243A oscilloscopes provide up to 1 GHz of analysis bandwidth including probing and analysis tools. This is a full-featured oscilloscope (not a digitizer with an oscilloscope soft front panel) and utilizes Keysight's InfiniiVision benchtop oscilloscope technology and hardware in a PXI format.

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Astronics Test Systems introduces new PXIe Arbitrary Waveform Generator


Recently Astronics announced a new PXIe-1802 Arbitrary Waveform Generator in a compact, robust PXI form factor for aerospace, defense, communications, and other high-reliability applications. The PXIe-1802 Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) offers both speed and performance for output frequencies of up to 125 MHz. With built-in waveforms, high signal quality, high density and modularity, and a host of other convenient features, this AWG delivers dual 14/16-bit waveform generator channels, bandwidths of 90-140 MHz, synchronization, and 250 μV measurement accuracy.



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Fibre Channel & Gigabit Ethernet Instrument
AIT's new PXIe-FCETH instrument is a PXI Express module that is capable of being used as either a Fibre Channel or Avionics Ethernet test instrument. The module can be reconfigured, by the user, to operate each of it's two network interfaces as either Fibre Channel or Ethernet. The module also utilizes Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) sockets to allow the flexibility to support both optical and copper physical network connections. Supported interface types include 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 1000BASE-T, and 1000BASE-SX Ethernet and 1.0625 Gbit/s to 4.25 Gbit/s Fibre Channel.



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NI PXIe-4480

The PXIe‑4480 is designed for high-bandwidth audio, acoustic, and vibration measurements. It provides six channels of dynamic signal acquisition, and you can use one of four gain settings to configure your input range. The PXIe‑4480 also includes software-configurable AC/DC coupling, charge measurement, voltage excitation, IEPE excitation, and TEDS support, making it ideal for measuring acoustic transducers, pressure sensors, and hydrophones.



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SignalCore High Performance 6 GHz RF Downconverter


SignalCore’s high performance triple stage heterodyne 100 kHz to 6 GHz downconverter is cost effective, compact and designed for seamless RF integration. Its output IF frequency can be tuned to center between 100 MHz and 500 MHz, and also selectable for 1250 MHz. Flexible IF bandwidths of 80 MHz, 160 MHz, and 320 MHz can be selected. The devices may be controlled via a computer, laptop, or embedded device using USB, SPI, or RS232 with a single rail +12V power supply. Driver and development software with GUI is provided to easily control the units without having to write control software. Also available in PXIe.




For more information, go to http://www.signalcore.com/products/rf_downconverters/sc5307a.html.




January 2017


Pickering Interfaces New High-Density PXI Matrix Range – 40-520

The 40-520 family of high-density PXI matrices is available in 22 different configurations with up to 256 crosspoints. The choice of six bus widths (x16, x12, x8, x6, x4 and x2) enables competitively priced solutions using Pickering Electronics instrumentation quality reed relays. These relays offer very long life with good low-level switching performance and excellent contact resistance stability.Typical applications include signal routing in ATE and data acquisition systems. The range comes with Built-in Relay Self-Test (BIRST) and is also supported by eBIRST Switching System Test Tools. These tools provide a quick and simple way of finding relay failures within the module.

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NI PXIe-8821
2.6 GHz Intel Core i3 Dual Core PXI Express Controller

The PXIe-8821 is a high-value embedded controller that features an Intel Core i3-4110E dual-core processor for use in PXI Express and CompactPCI Express systems. With its 2.6 GHz processor, 1600 MHz DDR3L memory, and four Gen2 x1 PCI Express links, this controller offers an ideal balance of performance and value. Integrating this controller into a PXI Express chassis provides a compact, high-value PC-based platform that delivers up to 2 GB/s of total system bandwidth and up to 500 MB/s of single-slot bandwidth.



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Avionics Network Simulator

AIT has released a fully integrated avionics network test & simulation system supporting simulation of avionics Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks. The Avionics Network Simulator can be configured for support of multiple combinations of Ethernet and Fibre Channel network interfaces and for both Copper and Optical network media. The system is delivered with timing and synchronization instruments integrated to provide system support for synchronization to external IRIG-B and IEEE 1588 master clocks.

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November 2016

Pickering Interfaces High-Density 2 AMP PXI Relay Module – 40-100

This modules is configured with 83 SPDT is designed for applications requiring medium power switching with very high density. It features a 2 Amp current capacity and voltages to 200VDC/140VAC. Connections for the 40-100 high-density Relay Module are made via a front panel mounted 500-pin SEARAY high-density connector. Pickering also offers standard cabling solutions converting from this high-density connector to more standard interfaces such as D connectors, IDC connectors as well as an unterminated option for ease of use. Typical uses are found in automotive, aerospace, military and power cell testing applications.

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NI PXIe-5164 Oscilloscope

The PXIe-5164 high-speed oscilloscope has two channels that sample at up to 1 GS/s with flexible settings for coupling and input impedance, an input voltage range of up to 100 V, and an offset of up to 250 V. PXI oscilloscopes also feature a number of triggering modes, deep onboard memory, and an instrument driver that includes data streaming and analysis functions. The PXIe-5164 is ideal for working with applications featuring fast signals that require up to 400 MHz of analog bandwidth and for resolving small signal details in the presence of large signals with 14 bits of vertical resolution.



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Circuit Check:  CCI 1050 Medical Device Test Station

  • Selectable product interface options
    • Topside, bi-level and multistage pin probe
    • Through-connector test
  • Interchangeable product drop-in adapters
    • Quickly reconfigure new probe patterns
  • Automated board handling to reduce operator touch points and improve repeatability
  • Single or multi-up support
  • Concurrent or single unit test
  • Smaller footprint with PCB, product and RF functional test capabilities 

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Ametek's VTI Instrument’s SentinelEX PXI Express Switching Series

Introducing AMETEK’s VTI Instrument’s SentinelEX PXI Express (PXIe) Switching Series, the latest addition to its SentinelEX PXIe Test and Measurement Suite. These new PXIe switch modules provide more than 30X better isolation than comparable modules, greatly improving overall performance and allowing test system engineers to maximize the performance of a system’s measurement instrumentation. The expanding portfolio of VTI Instruments PXIe switching, digital I/O and mainframe products deliver exceptional performance and flexibility for reliable test data, the first time, every time.


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NI and Astronics Introduce New Set of PXI Instruments for the Aerospace and Defense Industries

Led by Astronics’ PXIe-6943 Digital Test Instrument, the new suite offers TPS-compatible solutions that deliver familiar, fast development paths for both legacy and new military/ aerospace programs


NI (Nasdaq: NATI) and Astronics Test Systems, Inc. announced the Astronics PXIe-6943 Digital Test Instrument, Astronics PXIe-3352 Rubidium Clock Source and Astronics PXIe-1209 Pulse Pattern Generator. The three new test instruments accompany the previously released Astronics PXIe-2461 Frequency Time Interval Counter and are the latest products from NI and Astronics’ collaboration to provide PXI-based instruments with test program set-(TPS-) compatible software for existing VXI instruments.


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September 2016


AIT PXIe-1553

The PXIe-1553 module is the PXI Express member of AIT’s family of MIL-STD-1553 test and simulation instruments. This module is a 3U PXI Hybrid Slot and PXI Express slot compatible instrument designed to support testing, simulations, monitoring, and analysis of MIL-STD-1553 A/B databuses. The PXIe-1553 module is capable of simultaneously simulating a MIL-STD- 1553 Bus Controller (BC), up to 31 Remote Terminals (RT), and a Chronological Bus Monitor (BM) on each channel. Single, dual, and quad channel options are available. The PXIe-1553 provides full error injection and detection capabilities in support of AS4112/AS4111 testing.

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Keysight Gen 3 PXIe Chassis and System Components

Doubling the system bandwidth, compared with Gen 2, the new Gen 3 PXIe chassis and system components improve triggering and power sequencing for multi-chassis and multi-site applications such as MIMO and PA/FEM. It also provides a high bandwidth backplane and improved data streaming for capture/playback applications as modules become available to take advantage of this capability. 




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NI PXIe-6570 Digital Pattern Instrument

The PXIe‐6570 is a digital pattern instrument for semiconductor characterization and production test. The device is capable of executing test patterns at up to 100 MHz vector rate with 31 timing sets and numerous opcodes. The PXIe-6570 has four separate source, capture, and history memory resources for multi-site support. Each of the 32 single-ended channels has individual voltage control as well as DC voltage and current parametric measurements. The Digital Pattern Editor also adds powerful debugging features like History RAM tools, digital scope, real-time pin view, and system view, as well as a Shmoo tool for characterization and margining of devices under test.

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Marvin Test Solutions TS-960e PXIe Semiconductor Test System
Marvin Test Solutions builds on the integrated open-architecture of the TS-900 Semiconductor Test platform with the new TS-960e, offering PXI Express (PXIe) performance and expanded test capabilities for RF devices and SoC applications. The TS-960e accommodates PXIe and PXI modules, providing high-performance digital, mixed-signal, and RF test capabilities in a compact, single-chassis footprint.The TS-960e is available with Keysight Technologies’ comprehensive portfolio of PXIe RF instrumentation which can address a wide range of RF applications including WLAN, Bluetooth, Cellular, EW, and RF transceivers. Available instrumentation options include Keysight Technologies’ vector transceiver, vector signal analyzers and generators, and vector network analyzer PXIe modules; offering wafer and packaged RF test capabilities from 9 KHz to 27 GHz.

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VTI Instuments SentinelEX PXIe Test and Measurement Suite 
SentinelEX continues to lead the way in modular test solutions by delivering uncompromised measurement integrity to theheart of  every test system: signal switching. The new VTI Instruments PXIe Switching Series by AMETEK is built on 20 years of proven deployment in the most demanding aerospace, defense and automotive applications. The new series delivers exceptional performance and reliability by implementing extensive signal path shielding, isolation and built-in health monitoring. Its software-configurable switch subsystemsincrease flexibility and help control costs by allowing a  single module to be easily used for different testing requirements.


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VX Instruments PXIexpress Arbitrary Waveform Generator Family PXIe722x
VX Instruments expands their Flexible Configurable PXI Platform (FlexCPP) based device family with the PXIexpress interface (FlexCPeP). Starting with the PXAe722x Isolated Arbitrary Waveform Generator Family the new devices feature up to two simultaneously working channels with 100 MS/s, 16 Bit resolution and an output voltage up to +30 V or ±15 V. They are available as isolated or non-isolated versions. Predefined waveforms can be configured via software driver. Furthermore it is possible to load an user created waveform. Due to the memory sequencing function an output waveform change is possible on any trigger-event without delay. Further function modules for the FlexCPeP Family like Digitizer or SMU will follow up for PXIexpress.

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ADLINK PXES-2301, PXIe-3935 and PXI-3930 

-  The PXES-2301 is an all-hybrid, 6-slot compact PXIe chassis with system bandwidth up to eight GB/s;

-  The PXIe-3935 and PXI-3930 are embedded controllers with Intel® Celeron® 2000E 2.2GHz processors, delivering up to 50% increase in computing power and as much as eight times the bandwidth of available market offerings.

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VXinstruments PXM7820
24 Bit precision and 40MSps Digitizer up to 250V/2A united in one device

VX Instruments united a 24-Bit DMM with up to 1MSps, a RLC Meter, a 40 MSps Digitizer with a resolution of 16 Bit and a Trigger-card within the PXM(e)7820. The measurement of voltages up to 500Vpp and currents up to 2A (AC or DC) is possible. One special feature of the PXM7820 is a very high input impedance of >10MΩ || 20pF at all ranges. Therefore the influence on DC- and AC-signals is reduced to a minimum.In addition to the 4-wire technique with sense connections, the PXM7820 provides a 6-wire technique with guarding functionality, to realize the measurement of smallest currents directly at the Device Under Test, while using long cables, e.g. in test-systems. A trigger-input and –output is provided as well as electronic protection against overvoltage and overcurrent.

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July 2016


Keysight M9203A  PXIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer/ Wideband Digital Receiver

The M9203A is a dual-slot 3U PXIe 12-bit wideband digital receiver running at 3.2 GS/s, up to 2 GHz instantaneous analog bandwidth and providing a large 4 GB DDR3 acquisition memory. The M9203A features a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA that can implement different functionalities depending on the selected firmware option.

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VX Instruments 250V, 40MSps Isolated High Voltage Digitizer Family PXD702x

VX Instruments expands their 250V Isolated High Voltage Digitizer Family with the 40MSps devices to offer an economic solution for production testing. The PXD702x devices are available as a 1- or 2-channel version. The signal inputs are fully isolated from ground and against each other. Advantages are very low input capacities and the VX Instruments low noise technology between isolated signal inputs and earth ground. Equally to the 100MSps PXD731x product line the new devices also have a resolution of 16 bit and an optional timer/counter and Digital Voltmeter engine. Furthermore all devices feature a very high CMRR of >90dB. 

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NI PXIe-4135 precision Low-Current SMU

The PXIe-4135 PXI Source Measure Unit (SMU) features 4-quadrant operation and sources up to 20 W of DC power with voltage and current boundaries at ±200 V and ±1 A. With the unique analog-to-digital converter technology of this module, you can perform high-precision measurements with a current resolution of 10 fA or high-speed acquisitions at speeds up to 1.8 MS/s. The PXIe-4135 is a hardware-timed instrument with a high-speed sequencing engine to synchronize acquisitions between multiple SMUs. The module supports direct DMA streaming between the host PC and SMU, so you can stream large waveforms and measurement data at the full update rate and sample rate of the instrument. 

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May 2016


M9169E PXI Switchable-Input Programmable Step Attenuator Module, DC to 50 GHz

In addition to connectorized standalone attenuators, Keysight Technologies, Inc. also offers PXI step attenuator modules that operate across a broad frequency range of DC to 50 GHz. The M9169E is a 3-port PXI programmable step attenuator module with a switchable path. This is ideal for switching in a calibrator signal (cal input) into the input of a signal analyzer to improve amplitude accuracy. The M9169E has a 0.03 dB insertion loss repeatability throughout the operating life of up to 5 million cycles per section. 

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NI PXIe-4081 DMM

The PXIe-4081 is a 7½-digit high-performance PXI Express digital multimeter (DMM) that provides the measurement capability found in two common test instruments: a high-resolution DMM and a digitizer. As a DMM, the PXIe-4081 delivers fast, accurate voltage measurements from ±10 nV to 1,000 V, current measurements from ±1 pA to 3 A, and resistance measurements from 10 µΩ to 5 GΩ. 

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PXIe XMC x8 Lane Adapter Overview

The PXI Express to XMC module adapter allows a standard 75 x 150mm PCIe XMC module to be used in a PXI Express slot. The XMC module must be VITA 42.3-compatible and may support up to eight PCI Express lanes. The adapter is completely transparent to PCI Express. All PCIe bus signals from the PXI Express host bus are connected directly to the XMC module. The PXIe XMC adapter can be utilized with all Innovative XMC cards including our newest generation models which provide 5 GHz analog I/O and use the Kintex XCKU060/XCKU085 Ultrascale FPGA.

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Interlatin PXI-I0901X

2 ports Software Selectable PXI-CAN interface.

The I0901X-2 ports, software selectable PXI Controller Area Network (CAN) Interface offers the best flexibility to develop CAN projects, it includes onboard transceivers to use Flexible Data, High Speed, Low Speed/Fault Tolerant and Single Wire operation modes, up to 1GB of onboard memory, 2 configurable independent channels with a transfer of up to 2Mbps in 1 slot 3U PXI module size. It enables users to create sophisticated CAN Applications through C#.NET, LabVIEW, TestStand and TestExec SL.

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March 2016


M9161D PXI Solid State Dual SP4T Switch Module, 50 MHz to 20 GHz

The Keysight Technologies’ M9161D provides fast switch speed with ultra-long cycle life reducing the total cost of test. With unmatched isolation of 100 dB at 9 GHz it minimizes cross talk in high density ATE systems. Aerospace and defense applications are easily addressed with its’ broadband capability from 50 MHz to 50 GHz. The M9161D has an unmatched ultra-long cycle life, fast switching speed and high isolation, all within a single slot enclosure.

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VX Instruments PXA723X 150MS/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator

VX Instruments expands the Measurement Business Division with the PXA723X 150MS/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator Family. The new devices features up to two simultaneously working channels with 150 MS/s, 16 Bit resolution and an output voltage up to +30 V or ±15 V. They are available as floating or non-floating versions. Predefined waveforms can be configured via software driver. Furthermore it is possible to load an user created waveform. Due to the memory sequencing function an output waveform change is possible on any trigger-event without delay.

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NI PXI-8840 Quad-Core PXI Controller

The PXI-8840 Quad-Core includes the Intel Core i7-5700EQ processor, which offers a 2.6 GHz base frequency (3.4 GHz single-core, Turbo Boost mode) quad-core processor. Quad-core processors contain four cores, or computing engines, in one physical package. Intel introduced Turbo Boost technology to provide performance benefits for all types of applications without the application being optimized for multicore processors. It can significantly reduce test times for processor-intensive applications.


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VPC Snap-In-Modular (SIM) VTAC

VPC introduces its Snap-In-Modular (SIM) VTAC right angle insert. Capable of speeds of 10+ Gbps, the VTAC right angle insert is ideal for a variety of applications that require a high speed PCB solution. The right angle inserts are available as a kit or as custom PCB adapters. To reduce lead-time and obsolescence, the PCB adapters can connect directly to a PXI instrument card using a variety of commercial off-the-shelf cables, such as: USB 3.0, VHDCI, Cat 6, Infiniband, and HDMI.

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February 2016


beltronic-IPC  18-Slot PXI-Portable
After launching our PXI-8S Portable in 2015 we are now announcing the production release of our new PXI-18S Portable built to be used in military and industrial areas which call for this kind of robust and reliable system complying with the MIL-810 STD.The unit is capable to operate on 110 to 230V AC or 18V DC to 36V DC. For aviation application a special power supply option is available for 115V AC 400Hz operation.The modular design concept of the IPC PXI-18S-Portable PC allows for the building of a great variety of customized versions. 

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Keysight Technologies Introduces Industry’s Highest Performance PXIe Multiport Vector Network Analyzer

Keysight introduced the industry's highest performance PXIe multiport vector network analyzer, the M9485A VNA, designed for high-volume wireless component manufacturing of front-end modules, switches and filters used in mobile phones and base stations. The true multiport architecture provides best-in-class measurement speed up to 30 percent faster than competing offerings, while maintaining high dynamic range. Frequency coverage of 1 MHz to 9 GHz is suitable for future component designs. Customers can configure exactly the port count they need, saving money and enabling fast re-configuration as test needs change.

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MAC Panel SCOUT mass interconnect for Pickering BRIC 8

SCOUT is a PXI connectivity solution specifically designed to deliver the full performance of a PXI test system that needs mass interconnect to an ITA or Fixture. MAC Panel recently announced a DAK (Direct Access Kit) adapter for the Pickering BRIC 8.   The YouTube assembly video for this new DAK shows how easily the 562734X1 DAK reduces cabling and wiring labor costs for users of the BRIC 8 in PXI test systems.  With the two high performance products combined, 8 switch cards can create up to a 464 x 6, 1 wire matrix, switching 150vdc; 2A and 60W.

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NI HDD-8261 In-Chassis High-Speed Data Storage Module

The HDD-8261 in-chassis PXI Express high-speed data storage module features an onboard PCI Express SATA controller and fits into a PXI Express chassis while occupying only three PXI slots. It offers 4TB hard-disk drive (HDD) and 2.9TB solid-state drive (SSD) options for increased ruggedness. 

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VX Instruments PXIe3004 USB3.0 Card
In addition to the Measurement Business Division, VX Instruments established the PC Peripheral Product Line for PXI and PXIe Systems. The PXIe3004 USB3.0 Card is a single slot PXI Express device, equipped with a quad port USB3.0 compliant host controller. The four USB3.0 host connectors can deliver up to 1.5 A VBUS (+5 V) each and do fully comply with USB2.0. Compared to PXI devices, the PXI Express interface now allows to satisfy data transfer rates of USB3.0. The PXIe3004 was launched as the first device of a new product generation, which will be followed in 2016 by devices for SATA, SSD mass storage, GBit Ethernet and miniPCIe connectivity. 

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