Legacy Product

This has been discontinued because of obsolescence issues. To support existing users, manual & data sheet are provided for information only. For new applications refer to 41-924-001-KIT which offers a PXI interface but replaces the PCI interface with PCIe

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This kit provides a seamless connection between a control 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 StarFabric serial interfaces, each capable of driving a separate PXI chassis.

The StarFabric to PXI module (41-921A) resides in the Slot 1 position of a PXI chassis and interfaces to the backplane of the PXI chassis. When located in a generic peripheral slot it can be used to drive two extension PXI chassis. 

The use of the StarFabric interface operating at 2.5 Gb/s minimizes the impact on system speed. The StarFabric interface ensures the modules perform seamlessly with no impact on the test system software. The serial interface connections are made using RJ45 connectors and shielded twisted pair cables (2 per interface connection) to cover distances up to 10 m. 

Designed to minimize the space taken and the cost of control interfaces in both the controller and the PXI chassis for larger systems requiring multiple chassis. 

Note: The 41-921A-001-KIT supersedes the 41-921-001-KIT. The older non-A versions are not Windows 7 compatible but can be re-programmed, please contact us for more information.

Note: This product has been discontinued because of obsolescence issues. To support our existing users, manuals and data sheets are provided for information only.

Key Features

  • Supports two PXI chassis from a single PCI card
  • 2.5 Gb/s StarFabric serial interface ensures fast operation
  • Supports 32/64 Bit & 33/66 MHz PCI Interfacing
  • Compatible with Windows 7 32/64-Bit
  • Uses RJ45 connectors, shielded Cat 5E cables
  • Operating system independent
  • Low power consumption, supporting 5V and 3.3V PCI
  • Single slot 3U PXI module
  • Single slot short PCI card
  • Highest performance and cost effective
  •  3 year warranty
* Note: Product image above may be a different model in this range and is for illustrative purposes only

Product specifications

If no specifications are present, please see the product datasheet in this section. 

Please note: In some cases, for products like our Scalable LXI Chassis, the specifications can be found on the datasheets for the associated plugin modules that are inserted into these chassis. To find these modules, go to the "Also in the Range" link above.

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PDF Manual
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