What Is the PXI Source Measure Unit Bundle?

Engineers use the PXI Source Measure Unit (SMU) Bundle to automate high-quality DC measurements and tests. Each bundle includes a PXI Express SMU in a 5-slot PXI chassis that is controlled through a laptop Thunderbolt™ USB-C port, leaving four empty slots for future upgrades.

Why Choose the PXI SMU Bundle

PXI SMU bundle next to a monitor displaying a signal measured on InstrumentStudio software.

The PXI SMU Bundle offers a straightforward way to get started with PXI. With a software-defined SMU and four slots that can synchronize different instruments, this bundle is ideal for building high-performance, mixed-measurement systems.

Best for:

  • Parametric Test
  • Material Research
  • Chip/IC validation
  • Board-level power characterization
  • Battery simulation

Choose the Best Bundle for Your Application


General Purpose

PXI-SMU5100 Bundle

  • 20 W DC
  • ±60 V
  • ±3 A DC, ±10 A Pulsed


Highest Power

PXI-SMU5101 Bundle

  • 40 W DC
  • ±60 V
  • ±3 A DC, ±10 A Pulsed


Highest Voltage

PXI-SMU5102 Bundle

  • 2 channels
  • 500 MHz bandwidth
  • 8 bits vertical resolution


Recommended Software for the PXI Source Measure Unit Bundle

LabVIEW+ Suite


The LabVIEW+ Suite is a collection of LabVIEW, TestStand, DIAdem, FlexLogger™, and more NI software. Get a suite of tools for automating measurements, developing test sequences, and analyzing data.

FlexLogger™ Software


FlexLogger is data acquisition software designed for NI hardware. It provides an intuitive and interactive environment for configuring measurements and monitoring data, so you spend less time developing.

Add More Instruments to Your Bundle

4 different PXI instrument modules

Use the remaining four slots to add more SMUs or other instruments to the same PXI system. Synchronize multiple instruments in the chassis by using hardware-timed triggers over the PXI backplane.

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