NI PXIe-PCIe8381, NI 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
  • Create multichassis systems using the NI PXIe-8384
  • Copper or fiber connectivity available
  • Configure Complete PXI System
The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 MXI-Express for PXI Express kit 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 NI PXIe-PCIe8381 uses a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express link to connect a PXI Express chassis to desktop PCs. This kit includes an NI PCIe-8381 board in the PC that is connected via a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express copper cable to an NI PXIe-8381 module in slot 1 of a PXI Express chassis.

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

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

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Specifications Summary

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$ 2,249.00
782361-01NI PCIe-8381, x8 Gen2 MXI-Express for PXI Express Interface12 - 20$ 1,149.00
782362-01NI PXIe-8381, x8 Gen2 MXI-Express for PXI Express Interface5 - 10$ 1,149.00
782363-01NI PXIe-8384, x8 Gen2 MXI-Express DaisyChain Interface5 - 10$ 1,699.00
782317-03x8 MXI-Express Cable, 3m10 - 15$ 214.00
782317-05x8 MXI-Express Cable, 5m12 - 20$ 321.00
783329-10x8 MXI-Express Fiber Cable (x4 Gen2 Speed), 10m12 - 20$ 1,952.00
783329-30x8 MXI-Express Fiber Cable (x4 Gen2 Speed),30m12 - 20$ 2,277.00
783329-100 x8 MXI-Express Fiber Cable (x4 Gen2 Speed), 100m12 - 20$ 2,786.00

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