PXI, cPCI Backplanes Suit Embedded Test and Control Apps
Mon, 05/03/2010 - 7:09am
National Instruments offers board-level backplanes from all of its PXI/CompactPCI and PXI Express chassis for OEMs to use in applications ranging from aerospace/defense to industrial embedded control. Engineers and scientists can use the PXI/CompactPCI backplanes to create custom, rugged applications that meet their unique form factor needs or environmental specifications. The more than 10 new 3U and 6U PXI/CompactPCI backplanes offer from four to 18 slots and work with PXI, PXI Express, CompactPCI and CompactPCI Express modules. Engineers can design custom installations and enclosures around the backplanes while integrating more than 1,500 existing PXI modules – from data acquisition to FPGA-based I/O modules, to high-end instruments such as signal generators and RF signal analyzers, as well as a variety of bus interface modules including serial, MIL-STD-1553, IEEE 1588, PROFIBUS and DeviceNet. They also can use the NI LabVIEW graphical system design platform to design, prototype and deploy all aspects of their system.