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PXIe-8510 Specifications

    Last Modified: August 15, 2017

    This section lists specifications for the PXIe-8510.


    Specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Bus Interface

    Form factor

    x1 PXI Express peripheral module, specification rev 1.0 compliant

    Slot compatibility

    x1 and x4 PXI Express or PXI Express hybrid slots

    Power Requirements

    Power Requirements (2 Port)

    Voltage Current, Max (Typical)
    +3.3 V 1.03 (0.42) A
    +12 V 0.24 (0.17) A

    Power Requirements (6 Port)

    Voltage Current, Max (Typical)
    +3.3 V 1.6 (0.76) A
    +12 V 0.5 (0.34) A

    NI-XNET Host Port

    Connector type

    NI-XNET hardware selectable interface port

    Port supported transceiver cable types

    NI-XNET transceiver cables (CAN/LIN)


    For more information about transceiver cables, refer to the transceiver cable operating instructions.


    Dimensions (not including connectors)

    16 cm × 10 cm (6.3 in. × 3.9 in.) 3U CompactPCI slot


    6 channel

    150 g

    2 channel

    140 g

    Measurement Category



    Do not use the PXIe-8510 for connections to signals or for measurements within Categories II, III, or IV.


    The protection provided by the PXIe-8510 can be impaired if it is used in a manner not described in this document.


    Clean the hardware with a soft, nonmetallic brush. Make sure that the hardware is completely dry and free from contaminants before returning it to service.


    Operating Environment

    Ambient temperature range

    0 °C to 55 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-1 and IEC 60068-2-2.)

    Relative humidity range

    10% to 90%, noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-56.)


    2,000 m (800 mbar)

    Pollution Degree


    Indoor use only.

    Storage Environment

    Ambient temperature range

    -40 °C to 70 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-1 and IEC 60068-2-2.)

    Relative humidity range

    5% to 95%, noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-56.)

    Shock and Vibration

    Operational shock

    30 g peak, half-sine, 11 ms pulse (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-27. Test profile developed in accordance with MIL-PRF-28800F.)

    Random vibration


    5 Hz to 500 Hz, 0.3 grms


    5 Hz to 500 Hz, 2.4 grms (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-64. Nonoperating test profile exceeds the requirements of MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 3.)

    Safety Standards

    This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following standards of safety for information technology equipment:
    • IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1
    • UL 61010-1, CSA 61010-1

    For UL and other safety certifications, refer to the product label or the Online Product Certification section.

    Electromagnetic Compatibility

    This product meets the requirements of the following EMC standards for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use:

    • EN 61326 (IEC 61326): Class A emissions; Basic immunity
    • EN 55011 (CISPR 11): Group 1, Class A emissions
    • AS/NZS CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A emissions
    • FCC 47 CFR Part 15B: Class A emissions
    • ICES-001: Class A emissions

    For EMC declarations and certifications, and additional information, refer to the Online Product Certification section.


    For EMC compliance, operate this product according to the documentation.


    When operating this product, use shielded cables and accessories.

    Online Product Certification

    Refer to the product Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for additional regulatory compliance information. To obtain product certifications and the DoC for this product, visit, search by model number or product line, and click the appropriate link in the Certification column.

    Environmental Management

    NI is committed to designing and manufacturing products in an environmentally responsible manner. NI recognizes that eliminating certain hazardous substances from our products is beneficial to the environment and to NI customers.

    For additional environmental information, refer to the Minimize Our Environmental Impact web page at This page contains the environmental regulations and directives with which NI complies, as well as other environmental information not included in this document.

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    EU Customers  

    At the end of the product life cycle, all NI products must be disposed of according to local laws and regulations. For more information about how to recycle NI products in your region, visit

    Battery Replacement and Disposal

    Battery Directive  

    This device contains a long-life coin cell battery. If you need to replace it, use the Return Material Authorization (RMA) process or contact an authorized National Instruments service representative. For more information about compliance with the EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC about Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators, visit



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    CE Compliance

    This product meets the essential requirements of applicable European Directives, as follows:

    • 2014/35/EU; Low-Voltage Directive (safety)
    • 2014/30/EU; Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)


    • 1 Measurement Categories CAT I and CAT O are equivalent. These test and measurement circuits are not intended for direct connections to the MAINS building installations of Measurement Categories CAT II, CAT III, or CAT IV.

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