ADLINK PXES-2590 9-Slot PXI Express Chassis with Hybrid Slots


The ADLINK PXES-2590 is a 9-slot PXI Express chassis equipped with advanced features and functions. Compliant with PXI Express and cPCI Express specifications, the PXES-2590 offers one system slot, one system timing slot, and seven hybrid peripheral slots for versatile test and measurement applications requiring enhanced bandwidth. The hybrid-slot design accepts installation of CompactPCI, PXI, CompactPCI Express, and PXI Express modules into any peripheral slots in PXES-2590, maximizing flexibility. The PXES-2590 is built on a four-link PXI express chassis with 8 GB/s system bandwidth, and 1 GB/s slot bandwidth for all peripheral slots.

ADLINK PXI Express Chassis

The PXES-2590 is implemented with a smart system monitoring controller, reporting full chassis status, including fan speed, system voltages, and internal temperature. Equipped with an industrial grade AC power supply, the PXES-2590 still provides 400 W under 55°C, and delivers superior cooling capacity, from two 120 mm cooling fans on the rear of the chassis. Two BNC connectors for 10 MHz clock input/output on the rear panel increase chassis flexibility, enabling synchronization with supplementary devices. All in all, PXES-2590 is the best PXI Express platform choice for testing and measurement requirements.




  • PXITM-5 PXI Express hardware specification Rev.1.0 compliant
  • 9-slot PXI Express chassis with one system slot, one system timing slot, and seven hybrid peripheral slots
  • Four-link PXI Express chassis
  • Up to 7 GB/s system bandwidth
  • Up to 2 GB/s peripheral bandwidth for all slots
  • 0°C to 55°C extended operating temperature range
  • Intelligent chassis management

•Automatic fan speed control
•Chassis status monitoring and reporting
•Remote chassis power on/off control

  • BNC connectors for 10 MHz clock input/output
  • Maximum total usable power is 400 W under 55°C
  • Power, temperature, and fan monitoring LEDs


9-slot PXI Express chassis with all hybrid slots

The ADLINK PXES-2590 features an all-hybrid peripheral slot design, with PXI Express, cPCI Express, PXI, and CompactPCI modules compatible with every slot which give user the most flexibility to configure the PXI express system. And all the bandwidth of peripheral slots is up to 2GB/s, give modules the highest data through put.

1. ADLINK’s PXI Express chassis accepts hybrid slot-compatible PXI-5 modules (with XJ4 connector). Legacy PXI-1 boards (with J2 connector) need to be upgraded to hybrid slot-compatible PXI modules. A detailed list of ADLINK PXI hybrid slot-compatible modules is available online.


High System Bandwidth



  • Four-link PXI Express chassis
  • Up to 8 GB/s system bandwidth
  • Up to 2 GB/s peripheral bandwidth for all slots

PXES-2590 Backplane

Innovative Cooling MechanismPXES Cooling

The ADLINK PXES-2590 features an innovative heat dissipation solution. Two 185.9CFM cooling fans in the rear section of the chassis draw cool air through lower apertures, which is then exhausted through the back. This design generates uniform airflow for each PXI slot, delivering exceptional cooling.

When installed in a rack, the cooling design minimizes intake of hot air from the rear side, separating airflow for modules and power supplies, while isolating noise source (fan) from modules and maintaining a steady internal temperature.
PXES Back Panel

Intelligent Chassis Management

The smart chassis management is also equipped with the PXES-2590. Fan speed is controlled automatically according to internal temperature or manually by user’s command.

Chassis temperature, fan speed and system voltages are continually self-monitored to ensure system stability.
Portable LCD Monitor/Keyboard Accessory
Portable LCD

In further support of the portability requirements of PXI/PXIe measurement systems, the PXES-2590 also provides an optional portable LCD monitor/keyboard accessory kit, allowing rack-cabinet PXI systems to be easily converted to fully portable PXI systems.
Accessory kit includes:

  • 15 in. touch screen LCD monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • English keyboard and touchpad
  • ADLINK factory or user installation
  • VGA video connection
  • No requirement for external power