Controlling a PXI Chassis from a PCI PC and PCIe PC

    Controlling a PXI Chassis from a PCI 

    Controlling a PXI Chassis from a PCI PC with our PCI to PXI Remote Control Kit

    By using our PCI to PXI Remote Control Interface Modules and Kits, you are able to control your PC's PCI interface and a PXI chassis. The PCI to StarFabric module (51-921A) resides in one of the controllers PCI slots and provides two independent serial interfaces—each capable of driving a separate PXI chassis. The StarFabric to PXI module (41-921A) resides in slot 1 position and interfaces to the backplane of the PXI chassis.

    The image below shows you typical system configurations based on a single 51-921A module.

    Controlling a PXI chassis from a PCI PC - single configuration 

    The next image shows you a typical system configuration based on dual 51-921A modules:

    PCI to PXI remote control interface system configuration - based on dual 510921a modules

    (Part number 41-921A-001-KIT PCI to PXI Remote Control Kit includes one 51-921A-001 & one 41-921A-001,  additional 41-921A-001 controllers are available separately)    

    These depict just a few configurations to control your PXI chassis from a PC, many are possible. These interfaces are only PCI to PXI (not PXIe or Hybrid chassis). The newer "A" versions of these controllers are now Windows 7 and later compatible, however, previous version can be reprogrammed if needed.

    Controlling a PXI chassis from a PCIe PCIe to PXI Remote Control Interface Kit

    We also offer a PCIe to PXI Remote Control Interface Kit, by using this kit you get a seamless connection between a PC's PCIe slot and a PXI chassis. The kit is supplied with a PCIe Remote Control Interface Card (51-924-001) that can plug into any PC PCIe slot, a PXI Remote Control Interface Module (41-924-001) for insertion into Slot 1 of a PXI chassis and 3m lead to connect the two parts together. The interface uses a single lane PCIe connection from the PC to provide a software transparent link from the PC PCIe backplane to the PXI backplane.

    The diagram below shows the Remote Control Interface Kit fitted into a controlling PCI and a PXI chassis, linked with the interface cable.

    Controlling aPXI chassis from a PCIe PC

    (Part number 41-924-001-KIT PCIe to PXI Remote Control Kit includes one 51-924-001 & one 41-924-001,  additional 41-924-001 controllers are available separately).

    You can also use two PCIe to PXI Remote Control Interface Kits to connect to two standard PXI chassis.

    Have questions on controlling a PXI chassis from a PCI or PCIe ? Contact our Support Team.

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