Remote module leverages Thunderbolt 3

-August 10, 2017

National Instruments now offers the PXIe-8301 remote control module, which enables laptop control of a PXI Express chassis through a Thunderbolt 3 interface. Using a PCI Express Gen 3 x4 PCI Express link, the PXIe-8301 allows a sustained data throughput of up to 2.3 GB/s between the chassis and a laptop, desktop PC, or rack-mount controller. The second Thunderbolt 3 port of the PXIe-8301 can also be used to daisy-chain additional Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C devices.

Thunderbolt technology is transparent to device drivers, so no additional software is needed for CompactPCI Express-level support for PXI Express devices in the connected chassis. The Thunderbolt 3 link between the computer and the chassis is a dual-simplex communication channel that comprises differentially driven signal pairs. The link can transmit at a rate of up to 40 Gbps in each direction simultaneously.

The PXIe-8301remote control module costs $999. For detailed information on the PXIe-8301, click the support library link on the product page.

PXIe-8301 product page

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