PXIe chassis trio open up application options

Posted By : Mick Elliott
PXIe chassis trio open up application options

Three new PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics have been announced today (December 1) by Keysight Technologies. The new chassis include a 10-slot Gen-3 chassis designed for high-performance bench-top and R&D applications, a cost-effective 5-slot Gen 1chassis and a redesigned 18-slot chassis with improved power supply and new features to improve system integration.

Optimised for module cooling and high performance the Gen 3 M9010A 10-slot chassis delivers excellent sound power levels combined with outstanding per-slot cooling to meet the demands of high performance PXIe modules . The 10-slot chassis provides a superior performance for small-channel count R&D applications, while the previously introduced M9019A 18-slot chassis enables test of multi-channel, high-performance manufacturing applications such as MIMO and PA/FEM.

When used with Keysight’s high-performance system modules and PXIe adapters, both Gen3 PXIe chassis enable up to 16GB/s system bandwidth to an external PC.

Features of the M9010A 10-slot chassis include an all hybrid Gen 3 backplane with a x8 PCIe link to each slot and a x24 (two link) system slot and an ultra-quiet, high capacity cooling system.

It also has two front panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXIe Trig (0:7) and one button power control for multi chassis power sequencing for large configurations, and a high power capability for high performance PXIe modules.

The M9005A PXIe 5-slot chassis is ideal for small, low-cost applications such as low channel count VNA systems. It provides an integrated system module with a x1 cable interface to an external PC, three hybrid and two PXIe slots and a Gen 1, x1 backplane performance.

The M9018B Gen2 PXIe 18-slot chassis is a cost-effective platform to build large systems when Gen3 is not required. The chassis is an updated version of the M9018A.

It provides all hybrid Gen 2 backplane with a mix of x4 and x8 links to each slot and a high performance cooling system. Two front panel SMB ports provide access to PXI Trig (0.7) and there is one button control for multi-chassis power sequencing to large configurations. A new power supply provides ore power for next generation PXIe modules.


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