A one-channel MXI subsystem utilizes a single NI-4134 pulse generator and PXIe-4135 SMU and requires a connection to the PXIe-5162 oscilloscope, a connection to your computer, a connection between the PXIe-8398 remote control module and the PCIe-8398 host interface card installed in your computer, and a connection to the DUT. This one-channel subsystem can only test one DUT at a time.
The multi-channel MXI subsystem configuration utilizes more than one NI-4134 pulse generator and PXIe-4135 SMU to test DUTs with higher throughput than the one-channel configuration. This configuration requires a connection to a DUT for each subsystem channel. A multi-channel subsystem configuration typically includes four NI-4134 pulse generators and PXIe-4135 SMUs, but can also support two or three pairs of these instruments.