Is It Possible to Replace NI PXIe-5622 by NI PXIe-5624R in NI PXIe-5663E?

Updated Aug 17, 2020

Reported In

Hardware

  • PXIe-5663
  • PXIe-5622
  • PXIe-5624
  • PXIe-5663E
  • PXI-5660
  • PXI-5661
  • PXIe-5665
  • PXIe-5667
  • PXIe-5668
  • PXI-5670
  • PXI-5671
  • PXIe-5672
  • PXIe-5673
  • PXIe-5673E
  • PXIe-5830
  • PXIe-5831
  • PXIe-5841

Driver

  • NI-RFSG
  • NI-RFSA

Issue Details

Is it possible to replace NI PXIe-5622 by NI PXIe-5624R in NI PXIe-5663E?

Solution

Replacing NI PXIe-5622 by NI PXIe-5624R in NI PXIe-5663E will lead to the following consequences:
  1. RF drivers (NI-RFSG, NI-RFSA) will not recognize the instrument as one complete device.
  2. There are calibration and correction procedures for NI PXIe-5663E meant to work with NI PXIe-5622 digitizer only. PXIe-5624R will not work there.
  3. None of the specs of NI PXIe-5663E could not be warranted if digitizer will be replaced.
  4. There is signal processing happening on NI PXIe-5622, none of the algorithms are existing for NI PXIe-5624R. The PXIe-5622 IF digitizer module filters and conditions the signal and applies gain and dither for signal correction.

Additional Information

This information applies for all types of NI VSA, VSG and VST devices.
     Note: This information applies if no additional information is mentioned in particular device documentation.