Extenders and Carriers

Bus Extenders for VXI and PXI

Select from our variety of bus extender and carrier modules.

Product Information

These products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.


VX405C M/MA Module CarrierVX405C M/MA Module Carrier

The VX405C carrier provides the mechanical and electrical interfaces between the VXIbus and up to six (6) VITA 12-1996 standard M/MA-Modules. The carrier provides VXI register configuration and access to the M/MA-Module I/O space and memory (if present). Each M/MA-Module is controlled separately and appears as a different logical address in the VXI environment. Over 100 M/MA-Modules are available that can provide custom interfacing to the unit under test (UUT). Up to six (6) unique interfaces may be provided in a single VXI slot.

Key features:

  • Provides mechanical and electrical interfaces between the VXIbus and up to six M/MA-modules
  • Each M/MA-module controlled separately
  • Complies with VXIbus Rev 1.4 specification
  • Multiple instruments and interface types in a single VXI slot
  • Multiple serial protocol test
User Manual

VX407C PXI/cPCI CarrierVX407C PXI/cPCI Carrier

The carrier supports two 3U PXI or cPCI modules or one 6U PXI or cPCI module. It has an on-board PowerPC processor that can perform command translation, data analysis, and many other data processing or process control functions. Data can be transferred to/from a PXI or PMC device and on-board memory at a sustained rate of 132 Mbytes/s.

Key features:

  • Enables you to use PXI and cPCI modules in a VXI system
  • Intelligent carrier design features on-board power-PC
  • Complies with VXIbus Rev 1.4 specification
  • Ideal for legacy instrument replacement
  • Available in single, double and triple-wide
User Manual

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