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PXI/PXIe Insert

VXI Module Replacement Using PXI/PXIe

Protected by one or more of the following patents: 9480184, 9488673, 9295169.


PXI/PXIe Insert
PXI Insert
System Controller Module Included. Other modules shown for reference only.


  • Gen 2/Gen 3 Speeds
  • 4 Lane (x4)/8 Lane (x8) Bandwidth
  • Directly Replace Obsolete VXI with PXI or PXIe
  • Avoid Unnecessary Replacement of VXI Instruments
  • Lower Lifecycle Costs
  • Reduce ECP/ECN Costs
  • Simplify Replacement Cabling
  • Reduce T.O. Changes Necessary

  • Where:
    • Space is limited and at a premium
    • An ATS design is fielded in quantity
    • Facility power is fixed or limited, and
    • Time, budget & technical risk matters
  • Supports logistic management of size and scope of DMS projects:
    • Replace one, two, or an entire suite of obsolete VXI assets
PXI/PXIe Insert in VXI Chassis
PXI/PXIe Insert in VXI Chassis

VXI-to-PXI Converter

The PXI/PXIe Insert was designed to be mounted in a standard VXI chassis. The unit functions as a VXI-to-PXI converter that allows the user to replace obsolete VXI instruments with PXI or PXIe instruments potentially in a Form Fit Function replacement solution. This is a simple way to incorporate PXI/PXIe instruments into any VXI chassis. Also available for MMS systems.

These products do not require any micro-code overhead or complex development.

The PXI/PXIe insert is a target product for the Mil-Aero and DoD customers sustaining legacy VXI systems requiring replacement of obsolete instruments or requiring modernization using PXI/PXIe instruments.

Additionally, ATTI may be capable of designing any required replacement native VXI instrument.

Use the PXIe insert to bridge the older VXI bus to new PXIe bus architecture. This allows modern PXIe instruments to be inserted in an older VXI chassis instead of complete replacement of even the working VXI instruments.

PXIe insert technology installed into a VXI chassis is the most direct and potentially most cost-effective means to replace older VXI instruments with new PXIe instruments.

Adoption of the PXI Insert can simplify major modifications to fielded test systems that directly translate to reducing and possibly eliminate some risks. Major modifications to fielded automated test stations present significant risks such as:

  • Substantial cost & schedule risk
  • Maintaining system performance risk
  • Breaking existing TPSs ($millions in sunk cost) risk
  • New technology (PXIe) insertion into your test station (extensive hardware & software changes) risk

ATTI’s VXI to PXIe insert is a PXIe-format chassis inserted directly into slots vacated by obsolete VXI instrumentation.

  • Can eliminate the need for a major acquisition to mitigate VXI obsolescence
  • Enables the continued use of VXI chassis and supportable VXI instruments
  • Minimizes ECP changes to test station hardware and software
  • Supports the goal of maintaining the existing test system interface
    • This further reduces risk of TPS impact and provides cost avoidance to applied system utilities and application test programs.


PXI/PXIe Insert Sizes Available
PXI/PXIe Insert Sizes Available

VXI to PXI/PXIe Converter Chassis

PXI01
VXI to PXI Converter Chassis - 1 VXI/2 PXI Slot with Controller (does not include instrument(s))

PXI02
VXI to PXI Converter Chassis - 2 VXI/4 PXI Slot with Controller (does not include instrument(s))

PXI03
VXI to PXI Converter Chassis - 3 VXI/8 PXI Slot with Controller (does not include instrument(s))

PXIE01
VXI to PXIe Converter Chassis - 1 VXI/2 PXIe Slot with Controller (does not include instrument(s))

PXIE02
VXI to PXIe Converter Chassis - 2 VXI/4 PXIe Slot with Controller (does not include instrument(s))

PXIE03
VXI to PXIe Converter Chassis - 3 VXI/8 PXIe Slot with Controller (does not include instrument(s))

PXIC03
VXI to PXI & PXIe Converter Chassis - 3 VXI/4 PXI & 4 PXIe Slots with Controller (does not include instrument(s))


Options - VXI to PXI/PXIe Converter Chassis

PXIe Option 01
PXI-8370 MXI 4 Lane (replaces Single Lane)

PXIe Option 02
PXI-8381 MXI 8 Lane (replaces Single Lane)

PXIe Option 03
PXI-8398 MXI 16 Lane (replaces Single Lane)

PXIe Option 04
PXI-8301 Thunderbolt

PXIe Option 05
3.3 V I/O


PXI/PXIe Insert Installed in USMC VIPER/T Test System
PXI/PXIe Insert Installed in USMC VIPER/T Test System

VXI-PXI-PXIe Insertion Kits

93006H0800
GPATS PXIe Insertion Kit - The Insertion Kit is a direct and cost-effective means to replace obsolete instruments with new, commercially available PXIe instruments. The GPATS PXIe Insertion Kit is mounted in the VIPER/T or TETS primary VXI chassis (see Note 1). The GPATS PXIe Insertion Kit includes an 8 slot PXIe chassis, replacement PXIe instrumentation, a PXIe Signal Conditioning Card, interface cabling, adapters, and mounting hardware. The kit replaces obsolete VXI instruments: Digital Multimeter (E1412A/4252), Counter Timer (E1420B), Digital Storage Oscilloscope (E1428A/ZT1428A), Function generator (3152), and Arbitrary Waveform Generator (E1445) (see Note 2).

Note 1 - TETS upgrade requires purchase of VXI-PXI-PXIe Opt 01
Note 2 - Variations of this kit replacing other obsolete VXI instruments are available.

VXI-PXI-PXIe Opt 01
Restraining Assembly

PXIe Cable Set
Interface Cable Set for PXIe Insertion Kit Instruments

PXIe Bundle
PXIe GPATs-USMC Instruments Bundle consisting of PXIe Oscilloscope, PXIe Digital Multimeter, PXIe Function Generator, PXIe Counter Timer, PXIe Arbitrary Function Generator, and PXIe Signal Conditioning CCA