Introduction to the PXIe M9005A Chassis Driver
Driver version: 1.0.0

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Introducing the PXIe Chassis Driver for the Keysight M9005A PXI Chassis

This chassis driver provides required PXI software components to allow discovery of the chassis by compliant PXI Resource Managers. There is no IVI driver nor Soft Front Panel because the chassis operates autonomously as described in the User's Guide and has no software configurable settings.

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This document includes what would have normally been in the ReadMe.txt file.

NOTE: The driver provided with this M9005A chassis does not have an associated IVI driver. It does, however, include the necessary PXI components required for the PXI Resource Manager (components seldom accessed directly by end users):

The driver must be installed in order for the Keysight IO Libraries Suite Connection Expert to discover the chassis. The Connection Expert M9005A chassis panel will have an inactive "Start Chassis Soft Front Panel" link because the M9005A does not support a Soft Front Panel.

Obtaining the latest Introduction and M9005 PXIe Chassis driver

This document is re-released with a new revision letter whenever any information in this document changes. The revisions to the Introduction are listed in the table below, with the most recent revision listed first.

Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Revision Description
2016-6-20 A First release of the Introduction for driver

To see if a later revision of this Introduction is available for this driver, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Visit Technical Support".
  3. Select the "Drivers, Firmware & Software" tab.
  4. Click the "PXIe Chassis Drivers" link.
  5. Find your version of the driver. The Introduction you're reading now is for driver version 1.0.0.
  6. The link to the latest revision of the Introduction is provided under the "Supporting Documentation" label. It is recommended that you use the Introduction accessible from this link if it is a later revision than the Introduction you're reading now.

NOTE: In addition to checking for a later revision of this Introduction for your current driver version, you may also want to consider installing a later version of this driver, if available. See the next section to determine if a later driver version is available.

Obtaining the latest version of this driver: To see if a later version of this driver is available, perform the following steps.

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Visit Technical Support".
  3. Select the "Drivers, Firmware & Software" tab.
  4. Click the "PXIe Chassis Drivers" link.
  5. Click the "Current Version" tab to view the latest version of this driver, and compare it to the driver version that you have.
  6. If the current version is later than your driver version, click the "Download" button and follow the instructions to download the current version and install it.

Hardware and Software supported with this driver

Chassis supported with this driver: Keysight M9005A PXI Chassis

Monitor processor Software revision supported with this driver: 0.9

Operating Systems Supported with this driver:

Keysight's IO Libraries Suite: The IO Libraries Suite must be installed prior to installing the PXIe Chassis driver. The following IO Libraries Suite releases are supported with this driver, with the most recent release listed first.

Release Date Release Version Comments
2016-05-25 17.2 Update 2 17.2.20818.0 Use of the latest version is recommended. See for the latest version.

Keysight PC interface cards: The following Keysight PC interface cards are supported with this driver:

Chassis driver releases supported with this driver:

Release Date Version Comments
2016-08-31 1.0.0 Initial release.

Additional Information

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