Product News: Controls & Controllers

Rackmount and Remote Controllers expand PXI capabilities.

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Press Release Summary:

November 26, 2012 - With 1U rugged rack-mount design, RMC-8355 Controller for PXI/PXI Express systems features up to 2 quad-core Intel® Xeon® E5620 processors, making it suitable for test and measurement applications as well as mission critical test and control. PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express Remote Controller features x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express link to connect PXI Express chassis to desktop PCs with fully transparent, high-bandwidth link. Products separate system control from peripheral modules inside PXI chassis.

National Instruments Corp.

11500 North Mopac Expwy., Austin, TX, 78759-3504, USA

Original Press Release

NI Rack-Mount Controller and PXI Express Remote Controller Extend Company's Leadership in PXI Platform

Press release date: November 13, 2012

News Highlights

- First NI rugged rack-mount controller and new PXI Express remote controller deliver high data streaming performance, expanding PXI platform capabilities to include PC control from off-the-shelf computing platforms

- New products offer an extremely high-performance computing combination that separates system control from the peripheral modules inside the PXI chassis

AUSTIN, Texas, -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) extends the PXI platform with the NI RMC-8355 rack-mount controller and the NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller. The RMC-8355 1U rugged rack-mount controller for PXI and PXI Express systems features up to two high-performance quad-core Intel® Xeon® E5620  processors, making it ideal for high-performance test and measurement applications, and mission critical test and control. The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller is a high-performance MXI link featuring a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express link to connect a PXI Express chassis to desktop PCs with a fully transparent, high-bandwidth link.

Product Features

NI RMC-8355
--  Up to two quad-core Intel Xeon E5620 processors for eight cores of computing performance, with 2.4 GHz base clock frequency and 2.66 GHz single-core turbo frequency
--  High availability features, such as hot-swappable fans and redundant hard-drives and power supplies, maximize system uptime NI PXIe-PCIe8381
--  Sustained throughput of 3.2 GB/s per direction and 5 m maximum cable length with rugged latching connectors
--  NI MXI-Express BIOS Compatibility Software ensures easy connection with a variety of PCs for direct control of PXI Express systems

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Readers interested in learning more about the PXI platform can visit ni.com/pxi.

About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

Pricing and Contact Information
NI RMC-8355 priced* from $8,999;  EUR7,549; YEN1,092,000
NI PXIe-PCIe8381 priced* from $1,999;  EUR1,799; YEN243,000
Web: www.ni.com/pxi
Email: info@ni.com

*All prices are subject to change without notice.

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