New chassis help engineers make best price and performance choices

05-12-2016 | Keysight Technologies | Subs & Systems

Keysight Technologies have introduced three new PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics. The new chassis include the company’s 10-slot Gen 3 chassis, designed for high-performance, benchtop, and research and development applications; their cost-effective five-slot Gen 1 chassis; and the redesigned 18-slot Gen 2 chassis, with improved power supply and new features which improve system integration.

Optimized for module cooling and high-performance, their Gen 3 M9010A 10-slot chassis delivers industry-leading sound power levels combined with exceptional per-slot cooling to meet the demands of high-performance PXIe modules. The 10-slot chassis provides a superior platform for small channel-count research and development applications, while the previously introduced Gen 3 M9019A 18-slot chassis enables test of multi-channel, high-performance manufacturing applications, such as MIMO and PA/FEM. When used with their PXIe high-performance system modules and PC host adapters, the Gen 3 PXI chassis enable up to 16 GB/s system bandwidth to an external PC—an industry first.

“We are committed to meeting the needs of engineers by providing a wide set of choices in PXI infrastructure, ranging from basic to industry-leading, high-data bandwidth,” said Neil Martin, Keysight director of corporate marketing. “The smaller footprint chassis now offer the choice of a high-bandwidth, Gen 3 communications backplane, as well as basic performance at a lower cost.”

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