z3806 PCIe-to-PXIe Expansion Kit

The z3806 PCIe-PXIe expansion kit connects a host computer to a remote PXIe chassis using high bandwidth PCIe technology.

Complex testing setups require multiple PXI or PXIe modules; the z3806 offers a practical solution by adding PXI instrument slots to the host computer. In addition, the z3806 can provide up to 4 GB/s using PCIe Gen 2 x8 signaling.

The expansion kit consists of a PCIe adapter installed in the host computer, a PCIe x8 cable and a PXIe remote controller with the 3U expansion module installed in a remote PXIe chassis. PXI card detection is fast and convenient. The host computer detects PXIe modules installed in the system automatically without need of additional drivers or software.


z3806 PCIe-to-PXIe expansion kit elements

  • PCIe module: Host adapter installed in the host computer
  • PCIe x8 cable: 2m twisted copper cable
  • PXIe module: 3U Remote controller installed in PXIe chassis
  • Link capability:
    • Four links configuration: x4 x4 x4 x4
    • Two links configuration: x16 x8

  • zScript™ test sequence software
  • Driver API for C/C++, LabVIEW, Matlab, TCL and Python programming environments (included with purchase)