Do I Need a MXI Card If My Chassis Has a MXI Connector?

Updated Jun 14, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-1073
  • PCIe-8361
  • PCIe-8362
  • PXI-8361

Issue Details

Some chassis, such as the PXI 1073, have a MXI connector on the back. If I have one of these chassis, do I still need to purchase a remote control PXI card to use a remote controller?


If a chassis has a MXI connector, the chassis actually does not have a slot 1. This means that the only way to control it is by using the internal MXI-Express controller by plugging in a MXI cable to the chassis.

Additional Information

If you are considering purchasing a chassis with an internal MXI-Express controller, be aware that you cannot upgrade the MXI connection speed in the future. You will have to buy a new chassis to get a faster connection.


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