March 5, 2012. ADLINK Technology has announced a new family of PXI and PXI Express (PXIe) products for applications requiring fast data throughput, such as audio and image test. The three new products include the PXES-2590, which the company calls the industry’s first all-hybrid, 9-slot PXIe chassis that provides up to 8 GB/s throughput; the PXI-9527, a dynamic signal acquisition (DSA) module that offers 24-bit resolution IEPE signal conditioning for sound and vibration testing; and the PXIe-9842, a digitizer with 200 MS/s sample rates for dynamic measurements. These products follow the Q4 2011 release of the ADLINK PXIe-3975, a 3U PXI Express controller based on the Intel Core i5-520E 2.4 GHz processor for functional test applications.
“As a sponsor member of the PXI System Alliance, ADLINK has invested in the PXI platform by developing more than 100 PXI products for automation and test,” said Catherine Wu, senior director of ADLINK's Measurement Product Center. “We continue to expand our PXI and PXI Express offerings with this new family of products to serve engineers with high-throughput applications, such as spectral monitoring and signal intelligence.”
The PXES-2590 9-slot PXIe chassis provides all-hybrid peripheral slots, allowing engineers to take advantage of both PXI and PXIe modules. The efficient, low-maintenance chassis minimizes power consumption. The PXES-2590 fan has a special placement that helps minimize the effects of emissions that could adversely affect RF and other sensitive modules. In addition, with the software-configurable ADLINK-automated monitoring system, the chassis monitors its own power and temperature, adjusting fans accordingly and triggering an alarm when user-configured limits are met.
The PXI-9527 DSA module provides accurate measurements for audio analysis with up to 432-kS/s rates at 24-bit resolution. The new DSA module is easily integrated into existing systems with software support for NI LabVIEW and MATLAB, or engineers can use ADLINK’s Dynamic Signal Assistant with no additional programming to verify the system performance and shorten development time. The analog I/O ranges of the PXI-9527 support applications with voltage requirements from ±40 V to ±0.316 V. And with built-in current excitation for IEPE (Integrated Electronics Piezo Electric) sensors, the new audio digitizer doesn’t require the user to build additional signal conditioning circuitry.
The ADLINK PXIe-9842 is a single-channel, 14-bit, 200 MS/s digitizer. The digitizer capitalizes on the benefits of PXIe, offering a high-throughput measurement tool for demanding applications that require high bandwidth, including fiber optic sensing, video signal analysis, and radar signal acquisition. The 100 MHz bandwidth analog input with 50 ohm impedance is designed to receive a ±1 V high speed signal. With its simplified front-end design and stable onboard reference, the PXIe-9842 provides engineers with both high-accuracy measurement results and high-dynamic performance.
These additions to the ADLINK PXI/PXIe family of products follow the Q4 2011 release of the company’s first PXIe controller, the PXIe-3975, which offers maximum system throughput of up to 2 GB/s.
The chassis cost $3,600; the DSA, $3,405; the digitizer, $2,700; and the controller, $4,500 (list prices).
ADLINK Technology, www.adlinktech.com/pxi.
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