PXIe chassis targets low-cost to high-performance applications

December 06, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Keysight Technologies has announced three PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics. The chassis include an industry-leading 10-slot Gen 3 chassis, designed for high-performance, benchtop and R&D applications; a cost-effective 5-slot Gen 1 chassis; and a redesigned 18-slot Gen 2 chassis, with improved power supply and new features which improve system integration.

Optimized for module cooling and high-performance, the Gen 3 M9010A 10-slot chassis delivers industry-leading sound power levels combined with exceptional per-slot cooling to meet the demands of high-performance PXIe modules. The 10-slot chassis provides a superior platform for small channel-count R&D applications, while the previously introduced Gen 3 M9019A 18-slot chassis enables test of multi-channel, high-performance manufacturing applications, such as MIMO and PA/FEM. When used with Keysight’s PXIe high-performance system modules and PC host adapters, the Gen 3 PXI chassis enable up to 16 GB/s system bandwidth to an external PC — an industry first.

The M9010A Gen 3 PXIe 10-slot chassis provides high-performance features including:

  • All hybrid, Gen 3 backplane with an x8 PCIe link to each slot and x24 (two-link) system slot;
  • Ultra-quiet, high capacity cooling system;
  • Two front panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7);
  • One-button power control for multi-chassis power sequencing for large configurations;
  • High power capability for high-performance PXIe modules.

 The M9005A PXIe 5-slot chassis is perfect for small, low-cost applications such as low-channel count VNA systems. The M9005A provides:

  • An integrated system module with a x1 cable interface to an external PC;
  • Three hybrid and two PXIe slots;
  • Gen 1, x1 backplane performance.