MXI-2 Extenders

  • Extends VXI/VME to several mainframes using MXI-2 bus
  • Transparent interrupts between mainframes
  • 38 Mbytes/s maximum DMA transfer rate using D64
  • Automatic MXI-2 cable termination simplifies multiple mainframe expansion

The National Instruments VXI-MXI-2 and VME-MXI-2 interface modules can be used as single-slot VMEbus or VXIbus extenders. The VXI-MXI-2 conforms to the VXIbus Mainframe Extender Specification (VXI-6) standardized by the VXIbus Consortium. You can install the VXI-MXI-2 extender in Slot 0 or in any other slot of a VXIbus mainframe. For VME-MXI-2, you can install it in the leftmost slot of a VME chassis to be the VMEbus system controller or in any other slot.