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PXI Products Stream Data At 600 MB/s

Based on the PXI Express specification, a set of products that includes modular instruments, an embedded controller and RAID hard drive arrays, offers sustained hard drive recording and playback at 600 MBytes/s. The NI PXIe-5442 16-bit arbitrary waveform generator can stream from disk at the full rate of 100 MS/s (200 MB/s) for generation of arbitrary waveforms up to several terabytes in length. A second product, the NI PXIe-8130 embedded controller, with four x4 PCI Express links, delivers up to 4 GB/s of bandwidth to a PXI Express system. The controller includes a 2.3 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor, ExpressCard slot and Gigabit Ethernet. Finally, the NI 8262 module and NI HDD-8263 and HDD-8264 external RAID hard drive enclosures offer sustained, long duration hard drive streaming rates of up to 600 MB/s. The NI 8262 provides a x4 cabled PCI Express link that can cable to the 3U HDD-8264, which includes twelve 250 GB SATA hard drives (3 TB), or the 1U HDD-8263, which includes four 250 GB SATA hard drives (1 TB). Pricing is as follows: NI PXIe-5442 arbitrary waveform generator is priced from $9,499; NI PXIe-8130 embedded controller is priced from $4,999; NI 8262, HDD-8263 and HDD-8264 RAID are priced from $4,127. For more information, contact Ernest Martinez at NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS, Austin, TX. (800) 258-7022.


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