Interface Modules and Adapters for PXI and AXIe Systems

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PXIe System Modules and Adapters

PXIe and AXIe systems


Achieve a high performance and reliable connection from a remote or embedded computer to a single, or multiple chassis with the Keysight Technologies, Inc. PCIe® and PXIe system modules. Keysight’s high performance Gen 2 and Gen 3 system modules enable connections from your PC, remote or embedded, to a PXIe or AXIe test system or to multiple PXIe or AXIe chassis.

With the dual port system and host modules, you can achieve the highest performance (x16) connection from a remote PC to a PXIe chassis. The dual port modules can also be used in a dual x8 mode to connect two chassis to a single PC or to daisy-chain to a second chassis without using valuable instrument slots. Place LAN, USB and GPIB directly in the chassis using the connectivity expansion module for ease of test system integration in an instrument rack.

Remote PC PCIe Host Desktop Adapters for PXIe and AXIe Systems

  • M9048B PCIe Host Adapter: x8, Gen 3
  • M9049A PCIe Host Adapter: dual x8 or x16, Gen 3

Product description

The host desktop adapter cards plug into your remote computer’s PCIe slot to provide a high-performance link between the computer and a PXIe or AXIe chassis. The M9048B and M9049A host adapters include a PCIe switch and clock isolation for a high-quality clock source driven down the PCIe cable to the PXIe or AXIe chassis. This provides a consistent Gen 3 link independent of the remote computer. The cards are compatible with desktop or rackmount computers with either x8 or x16 PCIe expansion slots. Use the Y1202A or Y1203A cables to connect the host adapter cards to any PXIe chassis or AXIe chassis. Refer to the example configuration section for details.

For a single x8 connection, choose the mid-performance M9048B host adapter card. A high performance x16 connection to a chassis can be achieved using the M9049A which is equipped with dual PCIe x8 cable connectors. The M9049A’s dual x8 connections can also be used to connect two chassis to an external PC. Refer to typical configurations (page 10) for details.

Features and benefits

Product characteristics

System and Cable Modules for PXIe Systems

  • M9022A PXIe Single Port Performance System Module: x8, Gen 3
  • M9023A PXIe Dual Port System Module: dual x8 or x16, Gen 3
  • M9024A PXIe Dual Port System Module with Connectivity Expansion: two Gigabit LAN, two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, GPIB, dual x8 or x16, Gen 3
  • M9025A PXIe Thunderbolt System Module

Product description

The PXIe system modules are installed in the system slot and can be combined with a host adapter to provide a high data BW connection between the host PC and the chassis. They can also be used together (or with a PXIe embedded controller) to interconnect chassis in a multi-chassis system without using an instrument slot. The chassis module connections are transparent to software applications and allow direct control of PXIe and AXIe modules. Refer to typical configurations (page 10) for details.

Use the mid-performance M9022A single port, x8 PXIe system module in a controller slot of any PXIe chassis.

The high performance M9023A PXIe dual port system module, installed in the chassis system slot, offers two possibilities for connection:

  • x16 connections from an external computer to a PXI chassis
  • Dual x8 connection for multi-chassis systems (one x8 to remote PC, one x8 to second chassis). They can also be used to connect an AXIe chassis to a PXIe chassis.

The M9024A PXIe dual port system module with connectivity expansion provides the same dual (x8) ports as the M9023A plus 2 LAN ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports and GPIB connections for easy system integration connections directly in the chassis. Only a single M9024A can be used in a multi-chassis system.

The M9025A PXIe Thunderbolt system module offers an alternative to PCIe for chassis and computer link with two Thunderbolt 3.0 USB-C, PD-capable ports.


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