Sorry for the ignorance. We've gone through the PXIe-1073 User's Guide and are not positive:
Does the PXIe-1073 require a PC/laptop to house an NI card to control the PXIe-1073?
The one other PXI chassis we know about has an embedded PC. Perhaps PXI(e) devices need either an embedded PC or an external PC host?
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The PXIe-1073 has an integrated MXIe controller. But you do need something to control that interface (ie a PC or laptop). There are bundles for the PCIe (desktop) or Express card (laptop) connections.
Yes! crossrulz is right
The NI PXIe-1073 chassis has a built-in x1 MXI-Express interface that can be accessed through the MXI-Express chassis controller connector on the back of the chassis.
The MXIe interface can be cabled to a remote system with a host card using a x1 MXI-Express cable to provide control of the NI PXIe-1073 chassis.