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PXI is a computer for test engineers. It is a test and measurement platform that combines a controller with measurement instruments in a multi-slot chassis. Engineers use NI PXI to build high-performance, mixed-measurement systems for validation and production test.
Engineers choose NI PXI because of its high measurement performance and proven history of lowering test time and reducing the overall cost of test. The combination of PXI’s high performance, modularity, and software connectivity make it ideal for test applications that require high accuracy, high-channel count, mixed measurements.
PXI systems are composed of three main hardware components: Chassis, controller, and modules. System software is both reconfigurable and customizable.
The chassis is the backbone of a PXI system and is comparable to a PC’s mechanical enclosure and motherboard. It provides power, cooling, and a communication bus to the system, and synchronizes the instrument modules. Chassis range in size from four to 18 slots to fit the needs of your application, whether you require a portable, benchtop, rack-mount, or embedded system.
PXI controllers are either embedded or remote. Embedded controllers contain everything you need to run your PXI system without an external PC, while remote controllers let you control your PXI system from desktop, laptop, or server computer. Select the controller to meet your needs, embedded ones offer higher performance, whereas remote ones are more cost effective.
PXI Instrument bundles are preconfigured sets of NI’s most popular, high-quality instruments. Each bundle includes a PXI module in a five-slot Thunderbolt™ controlled PXI chassis, so you can get started with ease.
From the moment you unbox your hardware to deployment and lifecycle maintenance, NI is here to help you get started quickly and operate efficiently.
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“The move to a COTS approach using PXI and LabVIEW was critical to this production-test success at Philips. The combination of best-in-class modular hardware along with industry-standard software was pivotal to the millions of dollars and hundreds of hours saved in production test engineering.”
Using PXI and LabVIEW, Honeywell developed a flexible, easy-to-use function circuit test (FCT) system and cut test system costs in half.
Using PXI, Hyundai Kefico achieved shorter development time and faster test speed required for functional tests of powertrain ECUs in manufacturing.
Using PXI and NI software, Socomec SA built a real-time, high-performance hardware and software HIL validation solution to improve the quality of their products and reduce development time.
Using PXI, Texas Instruments developed RF test benches with improved measurement speed, without sacrificing measurement accuracy.
This on-demand, introductory webinar presents the anatomy of an NI PXI test and measurement system, including software.
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