PXIe single-slot embedded controller enhances test with PCIe Gen 4 capability

At Productronica 2023, Pickering Interfaces is introducing the 43-920-001 single-slot PXIe embedded controller, designed to enhance testing capabilities.

The module offers the world’s first future-ready PCIe Gen 4 capability in a single-slot PXIe embedded controller, claimed Pickering.

The PXI-5 PXI Express Hardware Spec. Rev.2.0-compliant controller is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, combined with 32Gbyte DDR4 memory and a 1Tbyte m.2 NVMe SSD. It supports high bandwidth applications with advanced PCIe Gen 4 and dual 2500BASE-T system interconnectivity with maximum system throughput of 14Gbyte per second using either a four- or two-link configuration.

Lee Huckle, chassis product manager at Pickering Interfaces, said “Our new controller is the most compact and powerful 3U one-slot embedded controller available for the PXI Express and CompactPCI Express platforms . . . With its high-performance specification and future-proof interface capabilities, it is designed to handle the most demanding test and measurement applications.”

The single-slot controller is suitable for Pickering’s family of PXIe chassis, including the new 42-927-101 21-slot fully hybrid PXIe chassis (launched at productronica 2023).

Pickering also offers a turnkey factory configuration service to streamline set-up, including Windows license and driver installations and optional installation of Pickering’s PXI or PXIe switch and simulation modules.

Pickering Interfaces supplies its manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.

Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and simulation technologies for use in electronic test and verification. It claims to offer the industry’s largest range of switching and simulation products for PXI, LXI, and PCI applications. We also provide cable and connector solutions, diagnostic test tools, application software and software drivers created by our in-house software team to support these products.
Pickering’s products are specified in test systems installed worldwide. The company has direct operations in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and China, with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It serves all electronics sectors, including automotive, aerospace and defence, energy, industrial, communications, medical, and semiconductor.


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