NI Reduces Time to Test with New PXI and VXI Rack-Mount Controllers

10/13/2004 - Test engineers can drastically reduce time to test with the high-performance CPUs available in the new National Instruments PXI and VXI rack-mount controllers.

The NI PXI-8350 and NI VXI-8350 rack-mount controllers feature a 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 processor with hyperthreading and up to 4 GB of dual-channel, double data rate (DDR) RAM. In addition, the new controllers incorporate an extensive set of peripherals including a high-speed serial-ATA hard drive, dual gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 in a single module to ease system integration. By combining broad software support with exceptional processing power and high-performance peripherals, the NI PXI-8350 and NI VXI-8350 rack-mount controllers are ideal for manufacturing test applications that include intensive data analysis and streaming-to-disk requirements.

The new rack-mount controllers occupy just 1U (1.75 inches) of standard 19-inch rack space. The NI PXI-8350 controller includes a complete MXI-4 PXI remote control kit to cable to the PXI chassis and the NI VXI-8350 controller includes a complete MXI-2 VXI remote control kit to cable to the VXI chassis. With connectivity to PXI, VXI, Ethernet, USB, serial and GPIB (via USB), the rack-mount controllers are the ideal central hub of a complete test system.

The NI PXI-8350 and NI VXI-8350 rack-mount controllers are available with Windows XP installed. The controllers integrate seamlessly with a variety of software including the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, NI LabWindows/CVI and NI TestStand test management software.

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists in industry, government and academia approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 41 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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