NI Rack-Mount Controller and PXI Express Remote Controller Extend Company’s Leadership in PXI Platform

News Highlights

· First NI rugged rack-mount controller and new PXI Express remote controller deliver high data streaming performance, expanding PXI platform capabilities to include PC control from off-the-shelf computing platforms
· New products offer an extremely high-performance computing combination that separates system control from the peripheral modules inside the PXI chassis


AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 13, 2012 – National Instruments extends the PXI platform with the NI RMC-8355 rack-mount controller and the NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller. The RMC-8355 1U rugged rack-mount controller for PXI and PXI Express systems features up to two high-performance quad-core Intel® Xeon® E5620 processors, making it ideal for high-performance test and measurement applications, and mission critical test and control. The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller is a high-performance MXI link featuring a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express link to connect a PXI Express chassis to desktop PCs with a fully transparent, high-bandwidth link.

Product Features
NI RMC-8355

· Up to two quad-core Intel Xeon E5620 processors for eight cores of computing performance, with 2.4 GHz base clock frequency and 2.66 GHz single-core turbo frequency
· High availability features, such as hot-swappable fans and redundant hard-drives and power supplies, maximize system uptime

NI PXIe-PCIe8381 

· Sustained throughput of 3.2 GB/s per direction and 5 m maximum cable length with rugged latching connectors
· NI MXI-Express BIOS Compatibility Software ensures easy connection with a variety of PCs for direct control of PXI Express systems


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