NI PXI-PCI8336 MXI-4 for Remote PCI Control of PXI, Fiber-Optic Cable

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  • Not recommended for new designs.
  • Direct PC control of PXI
  • Fiber-optic cabling up to 200 m
  • Software-transparent link that requires no programming
  • Link performance: 132 MB/s peak, 78 MB/s sustained
  • Electrical isolation between PC and PXI system
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Not recommended for new designs.

With the NI PXI-PCI8336 kit, you control PXI from your PC through a fully transparent MXI-4 link connected with fiber-optic cabling. MXI-4 provides remote control of PXI systems from PCI computers by implementing a PCI-to-PCI bridge over a high-bandwidth link. This link is transparent to software applications and drivers, so industry-standard desktop computers and servers can control PXI systems with no additional programming. With MXI-4, PXI modules are used as if they are PCI boards directly installed in your computer. You can also use two NI PXI-8336 modules for linking multiple PXI chassis. The fiber-optic cabling of the NI PXI-PCI8336 provides electrical isolation between the PC and PXI chassis, as well as cabling up to 200 m per link.

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Part Number Description Est Ship  US Dollars Qty
778641-10NI PXI-PCI8336 MXI-4 Kit with Fiber Cable (Isolated), 10 mCall$ 4,499.00
778957-01NI PXI-8336 MXI-4 Interface w/Conn for Fiber Optic Cable,IsolatedCall$ 2,292.00
778958-01NI PCI-8336 MXI-4 Interface w/Conn for Fiber-Optic Cable,IsolatedCall$ 2,099.00
778959-10MXI-4/MXI Express x1/Reflective Memory Fiber Optic Cable, 10m12 - 20$ 132.00
778959-30MXI-4/MXI Express x1/Reflective Memory Fiber Optic Cable, 30m12 - 20$ 243.00
778959-200MXI-4/Reflective Memory Fiber Optic Cable, 200m12 - 20$ 1,085.00

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