I have a PCI frame grabber that I want to use with my PXI system. I'll be using a third party software to acquire and control the camera and LabVIEW will be used for other things simultaneously. I've just recently found out that Magma produces PCI expansion box, which can be connected to a host PC via ExpressCard /34. My PXI controller is PXI 8106. So, if I make the connection between the PXI system and Magma's box, is there any issues that I need to be aware of? Has anyone tried this before?
Also, the third party software will expect a PCI frame grabber in its configuration. Through the above connection, will the externally connected PCI frame grabber appear as 'just another PCI card' to Windows XP installed in the PXI 8106 controller? I need to verify this to ensure that the third party software can run in this configuration.