Friday, February 19, 2016

Products Specification and Overview of National Instruments PXI Controller to realize faster test execution times, improved software development productivity, which dramatically reduce their overall system costs

National Instruments PXI Controller provides flexibility, high-performance drivers, choose the application development environment that best meets your needs with the largest selection of chassis, controllers, and timing and synchronization and more than 600 modules, you can address virtually any engineering challenge. This PXI Controller completed with graphical system design platform, which offers a full end-to-end software solution to realize faster test execution times, improved software development productivity, faster throughput, and increased scalability, which dramatically reduce their overall system costs.

National Instruments PXI Controller

National Instruments PXI Controller supported by four PXI Components namely PXI Modules, PXI Controllers, PXI Chassis and Software. All of them have special specification with detail as below:

National Instruments PXI Modules Controller

National Instruments PXI Controller combines PCI electrical and bus features with the modular for measurement and automation systems.  This combination then adds specialized synchronization buses and key software features to achieve high-performance and low-cost deployment platform for applications. It can be used in several industrial application that required rugged PC-based platform such as manufacturing test, military and aerospace, machine monitoring, automotive, and industrial test.

National Instruments PXI Controller Consists of more than 450 NI modules to meet your test or embedded application needs. Several of them you can see on this following, and choices based on your needs:
  1. Controller area network (CAN)
  2. This CAN was used for for in-vehicle automotive networks based on CAN. This interfaces has important  role to meet the physical and electrical requirements

  3. Counter/Timers
  4. The Counter/Timers used for counting and timing measurements. This would be necessary device  for measuring a number of time-related quantities, counting events, or totalizing and measuring position with quadrature encoders

  5. Digital I/O
  6. This supporting modules can be connected directly to a wide array of pumps, valves, motors, and other sensors/actuators with voltage levels up to 150 V, high current drive, and isolation, industrial digital I/O.

National Instruments PXI Controllers

National Instruments PXI Controller has chassis contain a system controller SLOT in their leftmost location including high-performance embedded controllers with either a Microsoft Windows OS or a real-time OS (NI LabVIEW Real-Time). This will be used to remote controllers from a desktop, workstation, server, or laptop computer. This system consist of Embedded Controllers, Remote Controllers and Rack-Mount Controllers with detail functions as below:
  1. Embedded Controllers
  2. This controller include standard features such as an integrated (multicore) CPU, hard drive, memory, Ethernet, video, serial, USB, and other peripherals and used for systems based on PXI or PXI Express, and you have your choice of OSs, including Windows or LabVIEW Real-Time.

  3. Remote Controllers
  4. This controller has function to control PXI systems remotely from desktops, laptops, or server computers and consists of a PCI/PCI Express board in your computer and a PXI/PXI Express module in SLOT 1 of your PXI system, connected by a copper or fiber-optic cable.

  5. Rack-Mount Controllers
  6. This controllers used for controlling PXI systems to achieve high-performance multicore processors for intensive computation and multiple removable hard drives for high data storage capacity and high-speed streaming to disk.

National Instruments PXI Chassis

National Instruments PXI Chassis is the backbone of your PXI system that provides the power, cooling, and communication buses of PCI and PCI Express for your controller and modules. This makes your system have a variety of configurations such as low noise, high temperature, and low- to high SLOT count that consists of 3 models as below:
  1. PXI Express Chassis features of the latest PXI specification with the flexibility to accept both PXI and PXI Express modules and system bandwidth up to 24 GB/s.
  2. PXI Chassis feature a variety of configurations, accepting both PXI and CompactPCI modules for up to 132 MB/s system bandwidth.
  3. Integrated Chassis and Controller features a built-in MXI interface connector for remote system control.

National Instruments PXI Software Controller

National Instruments PXI Software Controller has important function to simplify the development of your PXI system, including high-performance drivers with flexible and intuitive high-level APIs optimized for the most popular application development environments (for example, LabVIEW, NI LabWindows™/CVI, and Visual Studio). This software consist of 4 supporting features as below:
  1. LabVIEW that helps you quickly develop powerful test software and compatibility for thousands of instruments and technologies
  2. NI LabWindows/CVI that provides you with a comprehensive set of programming tools for creating test and control applications.
  3. TestStand that develop your automated test and validation systems faster with NI TestStand
  4. VeriStand for configuring real-time testing applications that include I/O interfaces, triggering, monitoring, simulation-backed stimulus generation, and alarm condition response.


National Instruments PXI Controller provides the modular instrumentation standard with more than 1,500 products from more than 70 vendors . This controller is produced by an open industry standard governed by the PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA) to realize faster test execution times, improved software development productivity, faster throughput, and increased scalability, which dramatically reduce their overall system costs. Do not hesitate to use this product in your control system design.


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