New NI Eight-Slot PXI Chassis Delivers Precision Timing and Synchronization

1/8/2003 - National Instruments announced its latest eight-slot PXI chassis for real-time, automated test, and data acquisition (DAQ) applications. The NI PXI-1042 chassis delivers high performance with a low-jitter internal reference clock and external clock connectors for precision timing and synchronization.

The chassis, which incorporates the features of the latest PXI specification, is an excellent platform for bench-top or rack-mounted test and control systems. It combines a high-performance, eight-slot backplane with a high-output power supply, integrated cooling, and compact structural design. The chassis also features enhanced fan control and remote power inhibit and monitoring.

The versatile PXI chassis is ideal for a range of measurement and automation applications in many industries, such as aerospace and automotive. With its compact design, the chassis works well for portable test and DAQ applications. The new external reference clock connectors make the PXI-1042 chassis a good choice for applications that require multichassis synchronization.

The chassis integrates with all PXI hardware products and a variety of software, including NI LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, TestStand, and Switch Executive. For a copy of the latest PXI specification, visit

About National Instruments
For more than 26 years, National Instruments has revolutionized the way engineers and scientists work by delivering virtual instrumentation solutions built on rapidly advancing commercial technologies, including industry-standard computers and the Internet. NI increases productivity for customers worldwide by delivering easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition and instrumentation. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,000 employees and direct operations in 37 countries. In 2001, the company sold products to more than 24,000 different companies in more than 60 countries around the world. For the past three consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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