PXIe-PCIe8381, PXIe-8384 PCI Express (x8 Gen 2) Control of PXI Express

  • Direct PC control of PXI Express systems
  • 100 m maximum cable length with rugged latching connectors
  • Sustained throughput of 3.2 GB/s per direction
  • Software-transparent cabled PCI Express link that requires no programming
  • Ability to create multichassis systems using the PXIe-8384
  • Copper or fiber connectivity available
  • Configure Complete PXI System
The PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Remote Control Bundle features a fully transparent, high-bandwidth, cabled PCI Express link for which all PXI and PXI Express modules appear as PCI boards within the computer itself.

The PXIe-PCIe8381 uses a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express link to connect a PXI Express chassis to desktop PCs. This bundle includes a PCIe-8381 Device for PXI Remote Control in the PC that is connected via a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express copper cable to a PXIe-8381 PXI Remote Control Module in slot 1 of a PXI Express chassis.

With the PXIe-8384 PXI Remote Control Module in the peripheral slot of the PXIe-1085 PXI Chassis, you can create multichassis PXI systems that use a high-bandwidth (PCI Express x8 Gen 2) link.

PC Compatibility
The PXIe-PCIe8381 is designed to be compatible with a wide array of commercially available PCs. NI provides MXI-Express BIOS Compatibility Software to address some of the most common PC limitations related to enumerating complex PCI Express topologies.

Specifications Summary


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Part Number Description Est Ship  US Dollars Qty
MXI-Express for PXI Express Products
782522-01NI PXIe-PCIe8381,x8 Gen2 MXI-Express for PXI Express Interface,3m5 - 10$ 2,460.00
782361-01NI PCIe-8381, x8 Gen2 MXI-Express for PXI Express Interface5 - 10$ 1,283.00
782362-01NI PXIe-8381, x8 Gen2 MXI-Express for PXI Express Interface5 - 10$ 1,283.00
782363-01NI PXIe-8384, x8 Gen2 MXI-Express DaisyChain Interface5 - 10$ 1,871.00
782317-03MXI-Express Cable, Gen 2 x8, Copper, 3m10 - 15$ 235.00
782317-05MXI-Express Cable, Gen 2 x8, Copper, 5m12 - 20$ 353.00
783329-10MXI-Express Cable, Gen 2 x8, Fiber Optic, 10m (Gen 2 x4 Speed)12 - 20$ 2,145.00
783329-30MXI-Express Cable, Gen 2 x8, Fiber Optic, 30m (Gen 2 x4 Speed)12 - 20$ 2,503.00
783329-100MXI-Express Cable, Gen 2 x8, Fiber Optic, 100m (Gen 2 x4 Speed)12 - 20$ 3,062.00

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