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NI introduces new Intel Xeon-based PXI embedded controller and highest bandwidth chassis

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National Instruments Aust & NZ announces the release of two new industry-leading products, the NI PXIe-8880 embedded controller and the NI PXIe-1085 chassis.

The NI PXIe-8880 embedded controllers are based on the Intel Xeon processor, and the NI PXIe-1085 is the industry’s first chassis that uses PCI Express Gen 3 technology. The combination of the eight-core, server-class Intel Xeon processor E5-2618L v3 and full system bandwidth of 24 GB/s delivers breakthrough performance for computationally intensive and highly parallel applications such as wireless testing, semiconductor testing and 5G prototyping.

Customers can take advantage of the flexibility of the PXI platform to replace previous generation controllers with the NI PXIe-8880 and double performance in their test and measurement applications.

Jessy Cavazos, industry manager for measurement and instrumentation at Frost & Sullivan observes that there has been a gradual shift from traditional instrumentation in favour of the PXI platform for automated testing over the past two decades. The addition of Intel Xeon processor technology is expected to increase the adoption of PXI for high performance applications.

NI collaborated with Intel to deliver the server-class power of Intel Xeon processors to the test and measurement market. The embedded controller features eight cores, up to 24 GB of DDR4 memory and 24 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity to the backplane providing engineers with up to twice the processing power and bandwidth compared to previous generation controllers.

The new 18-slot chassis incorporates PCI Express Gen 3 technology with eight lanes per slot for a matched total system bandwidth of 24 GB/s, allowing any test and measurement system to scale well into the future.

According to Shahram Mehraban, director of market development for Industrial IoT at Intel, the use of the latest Intel Xeon processors is a new milestone for their collaboration with NI. Observing that the Internet of Things requires the highest possible processing power to reduce time to market and lower the cost of test, Mehraban said that NI’s approach with PXI was critical towards that goal.

When paired with LabVIEW system design software, this next-generation PXI controller and chassis combination empowers engineers and scientists to turn 24 GB/s of test and measurement data into readily usable insight.

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