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MX Series DC Supplies - Comprehensive Remote Interfaces

Digital Remote Control - 'P' Variants only

MX100TP rear panel drawing

MX100TP interfaces graphic

To meet the varying needs of today's engineers, programmable variants of the MX Series (with a 'P' Suffix) have RS-232, USB, LAN (Ethernet) with LXI support incorporated as standard with a GPIB (IEEE-488) interface available as an option.

Each of the digital bus interfaces provides full control of voltage, current, and output on/off, plus read-back of voltage, current and status. The interfaces are opto-isolated from the outputs.

Rear Terminals

Power and sense terminals are duplicated on the rear panel for rack mount applications and other situations where rear connection is more convenient.

Command Set and IVI Driver

The basic command set for the MX-P Series is compatible with other Aim-TTi power supplies such as the PL-P, QL-P and CPX-P series. An IVI driver for Windows is supplied. This provides support for common applications such as LabView*, LabWindows* and HP-VEE*.

Digital Remote Control - 'P' Variants only

All the MX series 'P' variants (with P suffix on the model name) offer a range of digital interfaces:


An RS-232/RS-423 interface is provided for use with legacy systems. This type of serial interface remains in common usage and is perfectly satisfactory for the control of power supplies because data speed is not an issue.


USB provides a simple and convenient means of connection to a PC and is particularly appropriate for small system use. A USB driver is provided suitable for Windows* systems.

LAN-Ethernet with LXI

The LAN interface uses a standard 10/100 base-T Ethernet hardware connection with ICMP and TCP/IP Protocol for connection to a Local Area Network or direct connection to a single PC. This interface supports LXI and is the most appropriate for larger system use because of its scalable nature.

LXI Compliance

The LAN interface is fully LXI Core 2011 compliant. LXI is a LAN-based modular architecture standard for automated test systems managed by the LXI Consortium.


The optional GPIB interface conforms with IEEE-488.1 and IEEE-488.2. GPIB remains a widely used interface in legacy system applications.

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* LabView and LabWindows are trademarks of National Instruments.
* HPVEE (AKA Agilent VEE and Keysight VEE Pro) is a trademark of Keysight Technologies Inc.
* Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.