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PXIe chassis boasts Gen2 performance

25th October 2022
Mick Elliott

The model 42-926-001 18-slot PXIe chassis from Pickering Interfaces offers Gen2 performance, and is higher spec’d than competing models, with double the PXISA cooling spec per slot and more power to the backplane.

It is available on shorter lead-times at a lower cost.

This high-performance PXIe chassis provides one PXIe system slot, one PXIe timing slot and 16 hybrid compatible slots for application flexibility. The chassis utilises a single PCI segment with a dedicated PCIe-to-PCI bridge module for the hybrid slots. The PXI-specific high-accuracy clocks and trigger signals are generated and controlled by an independent clock module attached to the rear of the backplane.

A high data bandwidth of 8 GB/s system & 2GB/s slot-to-slot (max) is supported and an external rear-panel 10MHz clock input/output is provided. The chassis is fitted with a 1200W industrial-grade power supply mounted at the rear of the unit with sufficient capacity to support PXI modules with very high current demands. Three 120mm fans ensure maximum PXI module cooling, and an efficient direct convection design allows the chassis to operate over an extended ambient temperature range of 0°C to +50°C.

An intelligent chassis management system monitors the power supply voltage, internal temperature and cooling fan speed. The current condition of the chassis can be monitored remotely via a port on the rear panel.

Comments Chassis Product Manager Lee Huckle: “The 42-926-001 is the best value chassis of its type with a higher spec and lower price than competing models. It is fast and powerful enough for most test applications and is available in 8-10 weeks – the best lead-time in the market.”

This rugged, compact bench and rack-mountable chassis has a low 4U profile. Pickering also offers Gen3 hybrid PXIe chassis in 18-slot (model 42-925) and 8-slot (model 42-924) versions that support the latest generation PXI and PXIe modules. Pickering's standard three-year warranty covers all chassis.

The chassis is available now from Pickering Interfaces.

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