Keysight Technologies has launched three PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics. The new devices are: a 10 slot Gen 3 chassis for high performance, benchtop and R&D applications; a five slot Gen 1 chassis; and a redesigned 18 slot Gen 2 chassis, with improved power supply and features which improve system integration.

“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, 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.”

The M9010A is a 10 slot Gen 3 chassis, said to provide a better platform for small channel count R&D applications. It has an all hybrid Gen 3 backplane with an x8 PCIe link to each slot, as well as an x24 (two-link) system slot. One button power control is provided for multi-chassis power sequencing for large configurations and the chassis has high power capability for high performance PXIe modules

Said to be suited to small, low cost applications, including VNA systems, the five slot M9005A has an x1 cable interface to an external PC, three hybrid and two PXIe slots and Gen 1, x1 backplane performance

Completing the introduction is the 18 slot M9018B. According to Keysight, this is a cost effective way to build large systems when the performance offered by Gen 3 is not required. An update to the M9018A, the chassis features: a mix of x4 and x8 links to each slot; a high performance cooling system; one button power control; and a new power supply to provide more power for next generation PXIe modules.