National Instruments PXI-8331 Used for Sale
MXI-4 Interface Module

Order #: PXI-8331-USED

Mfg #: PXI-8331

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National Instruments PXI-8331 Used for Sale

MXI-4 Interface Module

Order #: PXI-8331-USED

Mfg #: PXI-8331


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Additional Features:

  • Copper module version of the 8331(Module only)
  • Multichassis configurations for PXI and CompactPCI
  • MXI-4 link performance
  • 132 Mbytes/s peak
  • 78 Mbytes/s sustained
  • Low cost with copper
  • Electrical isolation and long-range with fiber-optic
  • Rugged connectivity
  • Error checking and retransmission
  • Support for 5 V and 3.3 V PCI
  • Power Requirements: +3.3 V/0.25 A; +5 V/1.5 A
  • Slot requirements: 3U-size module, 10 x 16 cm (3.9 X 6.3 in)
  • Compatibility: Fully compatible with PXI hardware

The National Instruments PXI-PCI833x interface kits give PC's direct control of PXI systems using MXI-4 technology. You can also use NI PXI-8331 and NI PXI-8336 modules for linking multiple PXI chassis. MXI-4 is a high-bandwidth link that is transparent to software applications and drivers, therefore providing the ability to use high performance desktop computers or servers to control PXI systems.

The MXI-4 link consists of a PCI-8331 (copper) or PCI-8336 (fiber-optic) board in the PC, connected via the appropriate cable (not included) to a PXI-8331 (copper) or PXI-8336 (fiber-optic) module in slot 1 of a PXI chassis. For convenience, you can purchase either a complete MXI-4 kit with all necessary components, or purchase the PCI board, PXI module, and cable separately.

The MXI-4 can be used to connect multiple PXI chassis in a star or daisy-chain configuration within a single system. To connect two PXI chassis together with MXI-4, install a PXI-8331 (copper) or PXI-8336 (fiber-optic) module into any peripheral slot of the master chassis. Connect with the appropriate cable to a second PXI-8331 or PXI-8336 in slot 1 of the slave chassis.

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