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National Instruments Releases Six New PXI Products

By DE Editors

National Instruments (NI; Austin, TX) recently released six new PXI products, including a real-time embedded controller, PXI Express system expansion modules, and high-speed data storage products for streaming data to and from disk. These announcements, says NI, follow the introduction of more than 40 other NI PXI products this earlier year. With this introduction, NI offers more than 450 different PXI products for a range of applications.

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The new NI PXIe-8100 RT embedded controller.
Image courtesy of National Instruments.

The new NI PXIe-8100 RT embedded controller incorporates the Intel Atom D410 processor and is designed for use in PXI Express and CompactPCI Express systems where it can be deployed in embedded real-time measurement and control applications. Specifications include a 1.66 GHz processor, 667 MHz DDR2 memory, and 1 GB/s total system bandwidth. NI describes the the NI PXIe-8100 RT as ideal for low-cost, real-time applications and says that with a soldered solid-state drive, the controller module can withstand high vibration and shock.

The NI PXIe8364 and NI PXIe8374 reportedly are NI’s first NI PXI Express remote control modules that make it possible for engineers to interface multiple PXI Express chassis directly to a single host computer using any expansion topology and without requiring complex custom solutions. The simplified interconnectivity and PXI-based architecture provided by the modules are said to increase system design efficiency and overall system performance in such high-channel-count data acquisition and high-speed automated test applications as RF and semiconductor testing.

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The NI 8260 in-chassis RAID module. Image courtesy of National Instruments.

For high-speed data storage, NI has released upgraded NI RAID (redundant array of independent drives) products for high-speed data recording and playback, RF test, and high-channel-count data acquisition. New NI RAID options include 3TB HDD and 1TB SSD versions of the NI 8260 in-chassis RAID module and a new 24TB option for the NI HDD-8265 high-speed data storage enclosure. With these new options, explains NI, engineers can stream 100 MHz of real-time bandwidth for more than 13 hours continuously. For advanced parallel signal intelligence (SIGINT) and communication intelligence (COMMINT) applications, engineers can combine four NI HDD-8265 modules in a single PXI Express chassis to achieve up to 2.8 GB/s of streaming data to and from disk, according to the company.

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The NI PXIe8364 and NI PXIe8374 remote control module.
Image courtesy of National Instruments.

Pricing for the NI PXIe-8100 embedded controller begins at $999 while the NI PXIe-8364/74 system expansion modules begin at $799. NI 826x RAID enclosures are priced from $3,199. For more details on PXI and on PXI products from National Instruments, click here.

Go here for more on the NI PXIe-8100 RT embedded controller.

Go here for more on the NI PXIe8364 and NI PXIe8374 remote control modules.

Go here for more on the NI HDD-8265 high-speed data storage enclosure.

Learn more about how to leverage PXI in such test areas as consumer electronics, hardware-in-the-loop, semiconductors, and audio-video.

See why DE’s editors selected NI’s new PXI products as their Pick of the Week.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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