Engineers now can use National Instruments new Gigabit Ethernet or combination Gigabit Ethernet and GPIB controller modules to connect their PXI system to Gigabit Ethernet networks.
With the NI PXI-8231 Gigabit Ethernet and NI PXI-8232 combination Gigabit Ethernet and GPIB modules, engineers can transfer files, connect to networks and view video images across a network all at a faster speed than before. Engineers can achieve transmission speeds of up to 500 Mb/sec and receive speeds of up to 800 Mb/sec. Gigabit Ethernet is fully compatible with existing Ethernet standards and cabling.
The Gigabit Ethernet port automatically switches between 10, 100 and 1,000 Mb/sec modes, depending on the network capability, as the boards are fully compatible with 10BaseT and 100BaseTX networks. The Auto-MDI feature of the modules auto-detects whether the cable is a straight through or crossover Ethernet cable and can use either cable type.
The NI PXI-8231 and NI PXI-8232 modules integrate with all PXI hardware products and a variety of software, including NI LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, TestStand and Switch Executive. NI ships the boards with NI-488.2 and NI-VISA application programming interfaces for Windows 2000/NT/XP/Me/9x.