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Keysight's New PXIe Chassis Help Engineers Make Best Choices for PXI Applications

December 2, 2016

Keysight Technologies Inc.  announced three new PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics. The new chassis include 1) Keysight’s industry-leading 10-slot Gen 3 chassis, designed for high-performance, benchtop and R&D applications; 2) Keysight’s cost-effective 5-slot Gen 1 chassis; and 3) Keysight’s redesigned 18-slot Gen 2 chassis, with improved power supply and new features which improve system integration.

Optimized for module cooling and high-performance, Keysight’s 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 R&D 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 Keysight’s 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.

The M9010A Gen 3 PXIe 10-slot chassis provides high-performance features including:

  • All hybrid, Gen 3 backplane with an x8 PCIe link to each slot and x24 (two-link) system slot
  • Ultra-quiet, high capacity cooling system
  • Two front panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7)
  • One-button power control for multi-chassis power sequencing for large configurations
  • High power capability for high-performance PXIe modules

The M9005A PXIe 5-slot chassis is perfect for small, low-cost applications such as low-channel count VNA systems. The M9005A provides:

  • An integrated system module with a x1 cable interface to an external PC
  • Three hybrid and two PXIe slots
  • Gen 1, x1 backplane performance

The M9018B Gen 2 PXIe 18-slot chassis is a cost-effective platform to build large systems when Gen 3 performance is not required. The M9018B is an updated version of the M9018A and provides:

  • All hybrid, Gen 2 backplane with a mix of x4 and x8 links to each slot
  • High-performance cooling system
  • Two front panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7)
  • One-button power control for multi-chassis power sequencing for large configurations
  • New power supply to provide more power for next generation PXIe modules

Keysight’s rapid repair turnaround, with industry-leading calibration, core exchange strategy and standard three-year warranty, maximizes system uptime to reduce the total cost of ownership.

Additional information about Keysight’s PXIe chassis and controllers is available at www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis. Product images are available at www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis_images.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the following products, all available today, start at:

  • M9010A Gen 3 10-slot PXIe chassis, $4,500
  • M9005A 5-slot PXIe chassis, $1,600
  • M9018B Gen 2 18-slot PXIe chassis, $8,900

About Keysight in Modular

Keysight provides unrivaled PXI and AXIe performance built on the industry’s most accurate measurement science. Keysight helps engineers get to first measurement faster with common measurement software and Keysight Reference Solutions. Keysight has the industry’s largest global network of experienced application engineers and metrology-grade calibration centers. Additional information about Keysight’s PXI and AXIe modular test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/modular.