Keysight Technologies has introduced a Gen 3 PXIe chassis and set of Gen 3 system components aimed at complex, high-performance applications. The M9019A improves data streaming for capture/playback applications, such as 5G and electronic warfare, by doubling the system bandwidth, and also offers a platform for large multi-channel and multi-chassis PXIe test systems for applications that include MIMO and PA/FEM, noted the company.

The products include an 18-slot PXIe chassis with x8 Gen 3 PCIe links to each slot, a set of single and dual-port Gen 3 PXIe system modules and PC host cards, and an improved PXIe embedded controller.

The M9019A Gen 3 PXIe 18-slot chassis provides a high-performance system platform with a number of improvements including: Gen 3 backplane with an x8 PCIe link to each slot and x24 (two-link) system slot; two front panel SMB trigger ports providing access to PXI Trig (0:7); one-button power control for multi-chassis power sequencing for large configurations; and new power supply with more power for PXIe modules.

A series of PXIe system modules and PC host adapters designed for performance and system configuration flexibility support the new M9019A chassis. Together they provide up to 16Gbyte/s system bandwidth to an external PC.

EEIOL 2016JUN03 TEST NP 06 Figure 1: M9019A Gen 3 PXIe 18-slot chassis

The chassis is developed for Gen 3 PC slots, the M9048B and M9049A PC host adapters provide a connection between PC and chassis that is up to x16. Users also can configure the M9049A to provide x8 links to two chassis, either AXIe or PXIe. In addition, the M9022A and M9023A PXIe host modules are used to establish up to x16 Gen 3 link to the chassis. The M9023A is easily re-configured for daisy-chaining and provide a Gen 3 x8 link between chassis. Also, the M9024A PXI system modules adds I/O connectivity with a single cable connection to the host PC, stated the company.

The M9037A PXIe high performance embedded controller is qualified for Gen 3 PXIe backplane performance when used in the M9019A chassis. This enables system designers to fully benefit from the improved backplane speed of the chassis, Keysight indicated.

Pricing for the products are as follows: M9019A Gen 3 18-slot PXIe chassis, $10,300 (₹6.86 lakh); M9048B PCIe host adapter (x8), $1,200 (₹79,882.84); M9049A PCIe host adapter (x16), $1,800 (₹1.20 lakh); M9022A PXIe system module (x8), $1,200 (₹79,882.84); M9023A PXIe system module (x16), $1,800 (₹1.20 lakh); M9024A PXIe high performance system module with connectivity expansion, $2,100 (₹1.40 lakh); and M9037A PXIe high performance embedded controller, $6,963 (₹4.64 lakh).