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Replacement for PCI-MXI-2 VME interface

Is there a current solution for using a NI PCI-MXI-2 to VME backplane solution?

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What is your question? You have this kit and want to use it somewhere?

Or is it that you have a PCI system that you want to connect to a VME chassis?


Both cases look pretty dire nowadays but in different ways depending which you want to do.

Rolf Kalbermatter
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We currently have a working test setup using these products. Our fear is that something goes wrong with setup or eventually windows starts not allowing these boards to function. I am looking for a possible solution to communicate with VME boards like we are using the NI products (NI PCI-MXI and NI VME).

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Basically the current status is like this:


VME bus: NI does not sell any hardware for this anymore and aside from some special manufacturers nobody else either

MXI-2: NI has issued a last buy for end of this year for the VXI-MXI-2 interface which is the last MXI-2 card they still actively sell.

PCI: Most PCI has been obsoleted too by NI or will be obsoleted soon. And PCs with PCI slots are hard to come by nowadays


So yes you have a serious problem if one of the hardware components decides to die. Your best bet will be companies like Apex Waves, ArtisanTG, or ValueTronic who sell refurbished hardware and have various NI hardware in their program. It's very questionable that you can find a suitable solution from another vendor as VME really is a legacy product since a long time.




Rolf Kalbermatter
DEMO, TU Delft
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