Can I Connect a MXI-3 or MXI-4 Board To a MXI-Express x1 Board?

Updated May 1, 2018

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Hardware

  • PXI-8336
  • PCI-8366

Issue Details

Can I connect a MXI-3 or MXI-4 board to a MXI-Express x1 board?

Solution

No. MXI-3, MXI-4, and MXI-Express x1 boards use different cable connectors and protocols in most cases and cannot be mixed. This is because the board-to-board communication protocols differ. For example, an NI PCI 8336, which is a MXI-4 product, will not work with an NI PXI-8366 even though the connectors are the same.

Refer to the MXI-Express x1 Series User Manual for more information.

Additional Information

The screenshot below shows an example from the MXI-Express x1 Series User Manual that although products have the same cable connection they can only work in valid cases.

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