Serial transmitter, Serial receiver, High speed serial data connector (hssdc) cable – National Instruments 8330 Series User Manual

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Chapter 3

Hardware Overview

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PXI-PCI 8330 Series User Manual

Serial Transmitter

The serial transmitter is a parallel-to-serial data converter. The
parallel-to-serial converter serializes the 20-bit wide parallel data
from the MXI-3 ASIC and sends it to the transceiver.

Serial Receiver

The serial receiver is a serial-to-parallel data converter. The
serial-to-parallel converter deserializes the data from the receiver and
supplies the 20-bit wide parallel data to the MXI-3 ASIC.

High Speed Serial Data Connector (HSSDC)

The HSSDC 8-position right-angle receptacle assembly interfaces the
electrical data to the copper serial cable.

High Speed Serial Data Connector (HSSDC) Cable

The HSSDC 8-position cable assembly is the copper medium through
which the serial data is transferred.

MXI-3 Cable Options

Cables are available for both the copper and fiber-optic versions of MXI-3.
Copper links are the least expensive interconnect and can span up to
10 meters between systems. Fiber optic links offer connections
between systems separated by up to 200 meters without repeaters.
National Instruments offers 2 meter, 5 meter, and 10 meter copper
cables and a 30 meter fiber optic cable as described in Table 3-1.

Table 3-1. National Instruments MXI-3 Cables

Cable Length (meters)


2 m

MXI-3 copper cable

5 m

MXI-3 fiber optic cable

10 m

MXI-3 copper cable

30 m

MXI-3 fiber optic cable