PXI chassis offers 58W power with cooling per slot

Just out from National Instruments (NI) is the PXIe-1095 chassis, which the company says is the industry’s first PXI chassis with 58W of dedicated power and cooling per slot. This represents a 50 per cent increase in power and cooling per slot compared with previously released NI PXI Express chassis.

In addition to higher power, the new chassis also features a significant reduction in fan noise in its 38W cooling profile mode, delivering a 13dB improvement compared with the previously released PXIe-1085 chassis and making it NI’s quietest PXI Express chassis.

“With 58W of power and cooling in every slot of our newest chassis, we can continue to expand the PXI platform to serve even the most challenging instrumentation needs of our customers,” said Steve Warntjes, vice-president of research and development, modular instruments at NI. “This new chassis will not only provide more power and cooling for power-hungry FPGA processing applications, but also provide higher power budgets for future PXI modules.”

In addition to providing higher power and lower fan noise, the 18-slot PXIe-1095 chassis offers two hot-swappable, redundant 1,200W power supplies for high-availability applications.

Using PCI Express Gen 3 technology, the chassis features 24 gigabytes per second of system bandwidth for high-throughput peer-to-peer or peer-to-disk data transfer applications. Furthermore, the chassis offers an optional timing and synchronisation upgrade that includes a built-in OCXO for increased clock accuracy and external clock and trigger routing.

Finally, like all NI PXI chassis, the PXIe-1095 includes software resources for monitoring system health data such as temperature and fan speed.

The PXIe-1095 is an important part of the NI ecosystem that engineers can use to build smarter test systems. These test systems benefit from more than 600 PXI products ranging from DC to mmWave and feature high-throughput data movement using PCI Express bus interfaces and sub-nanosecond synchronisation with integrated timing and triggering.

Supported by a vibrant ecosystem of partners, add-on IP and applications engineers, the NI platform can help lower the cost of test and reduce time to market.



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