Pickering’s Groundbreaking PXIe Controller: World’s First PCIe Gen 4 Capability

Debuting at productronica 2023 (November 14-17, Munich, Germany), the new PXIe embedded controller is designed to enhance testing capabilities


Pickering Interfaces, the leading supplier of modular signal switching & simulation solutions for use in electronic test & verification, has today announced its new 43-920-001 single-slot PXIe embedded controller, designed to enhance testing capabilities. Debuting at productronica, the leading trade fair for the electronics manufacturing industry, the new module offers the world’s first future-ready PCIe Gen 4 capability in a single-slot PXIe embedded controller.

The PXI-5 PXI Express Hardware Spec. Rev.2.0-compliant controller is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, combined with 32 GB DDR4 memory and a 1 TB m.2 NVMe SSD. It easily supports high bandwidth applications with advanced PCIe Gen 4 and dual 2500BASE-T system interconnectivity. Maximum system throughput is 14 GB/s, using either a 4-link or 2-link configuration.

“Our new controller is the most compact and powerful 3U one-slot embedded controller available for the PXI Express and CompactPCI Express platforms, combining performance and affordability,” said Lee Huckle, Chassis Product Manager at Pickering Interfaces. “With its high-performance specification and future-proof interface capabilities, it is designed to handle the most demanding test and measurement applications.”

This single-slot controller is ideal for Pickering’s family of PXIe chassis, including their new 42-927-101 21-slot fully hybrid PXIe chassis, also being launched at productronica 2023. Pickering also offers a turnkey Factory Configuration Service to streamline set-up, including Windows license and driver installations and optional installation of Pickering’s PXI or PXIe switch and simulation modules.

Pickering Interfaces stands behind its manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support. Pricing and availability information is supplied on its website at www.pickeringtest.com