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    Last Modified: September 15, 2017

    This section contains specifications for the PXIe-1073 chassis.


    Specifications are subject to change without notice.


    The following section provides information about the PXIe-1073 AC input.


    Refer to the PXIe-1073 User Manual and Specifications for full PXIe-1073 specifications.

    AC Input

    Input voltage range

    100 to 240 VAC

    Operating voltage range

    90 to 264 VAC

    Input current rating

    4 to 2 A

    Input frequency

    50/60 Hz

    Operating frequency range[1]

    47 to 63 Hz

    Line regulation

    3.3 V


    5 V


    ±12 V



    >70% at full load, normal input voltage

    Power disconnect

    The AC power cable provides main power disconnect. The front-panel power switch controls the internal chassis power supply that provides DC power to the CompactPCI/PXI backplane.

    DC Output

    Table 1. DC current capacity (I mp)
    Voltage Maximum Current
    +3.3 V 15 A
    +5 V 7.5 A
    +12 V 15 A
    -12 V 0.75 A
    +5 VAUX 1.0 A

    Over-current protection

    All outputs protected from short circuit

    Table 2. Over-voltage Protection
    Over-voltage at Minimum (Active Range) Maximum (Active Range)
    +3.3 V 3.76 V 4.3 V
    +5 V 5.74 V 7.0 V
    +12 V 13.4 V 15.6 V

    Chassis Cooling

    Per slot cooling capacity

    38.25 W

    Module cooling system

    Forced air circulation (positive pressurization) through a 126 CFM fan with High/Auto speed selector

    Slot airflow direction

    Bottom of module to top of module

    Module cooling intake

    Bottom of chassis

    Module cooling exhaust

    Along rear, right side, and top of chassis

    Power supply cooling system

    Forced air circulation through integrated fan

    Power supply cooling intake

    Front side of chassis

    Power supply cooling exhaust

    Rear side of chassis


    Maximum altitude

    2,000 m (800 mbar) (at 25 °C ambient)

    Measurement Category


    Pollution Degree


    Indoor use only.

    Operating Environment

    Ambient temperature range

    0 °C to 50 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-1 and IEC-60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 low temperature limit and MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 high temperature limit.)

    Relative humidity range

    20% to 80%, noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-56.)

    Storage Environment

    Ambient temperature range

    –40 °C to 71 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-1 and IEC-60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 limits.)

    Relative humidity range

    10% 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. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 limits.)

    Random Vibration


    5 to 500 Hz, 0.3 grms


    5 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.)

    Sound Pressure Level (at Operator Position)

    (Tested in accordance with ISO 7779. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F requirements.)

    Auto fan (up to ~25 °C ambient)

    43.3 dBA

    High fan

    58.3 dBA

    Sound Power

    Auto fan (up to ~25 °C ambient)

    51.3 dBA

    High fan

    64.6 dBA


    This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following electrical equipment safety standards for measurement, control, and laboratory use:

    • IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1
    • UL 61010-1, CSA C22.2 No. 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 the standards applied to assess the EMC of this product, refer to the Online Product Certification section.


    For EMC compliance, operate this device with shielded cabling.

    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)

    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



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    3U-sized; one system slot (with three system expansion slots) and 5 peripheral slots. Compliant with IEEE 1101.10 mechanical packaging. PXI Express Specification compliant. Accepts both PXI Express and CompactPCI (PICMG 2.0 R 3.0) 3U modules.

    V (I/O)[2]


    Backplane bare-board material

    UL 94 V-0 Recognized

    Backplane connectors

    Conforms to IEC 917 and IEC 1076-4-101, UL 94 V-0 rated

    System Synchronization Clocks (PXI_CLK10, PXIe_CLK100, PXIe_SYNC100)

    10 MHz System Reference Clock: PXI_CLK10

    Maximum slot-to-slot skew

    250 ps


    ±25 ppm max (guaranteed over the operating temperature range)


    The 10 MHz system reference clock does not require calibration.

    Maximum jitter

    5 ps RMS phase-jitter (10 Hz–1 MHz range)


    45% to 55%

    Unloaded signal swing

    3.3 V ±0.3 V

    100 MHz System Reference Clock: PXIe_CLK100 and PXIe_SYNC100

    Maximum slot-to-slot skew

    100 ps


    ±25 ppm max (guaranteed over the operating temperature range)

    Maximum jitter

    3 ps RMS phase-jitter (10 Hz to 12 kHz range), 2 ps RMS phase-jitter (12 kHz to 20 MHz range)

    Duty-factor for PXIe_CLK100

    45% to 55%

    Absolute differential voltage (When terminated with a 50 Ω load to 1.30 V or Thévenin equivalent)

    400 to 1000 mV


    For other specifications, refer to the PXI-5 PXI Express Hardware Specification


    Standard chassis dimensions


    6.97 in. (177 mm)


    10.12 in. (257.1 mm)


    8.38 in. (212.8 mm)


    0.5 in. (12.7 mm) is added to height when feet are installed.


    11.0 lb (5.0 kg)

    Chassis materials

    Sheet Aluminum, Extruded Aluminum, Cold Rolled Steel, Nylon


    Clear Chromate Conversion Coat on Aluminum Electrodeposited Nickel Plate Plate on Cold Rolled Steel Polyester Urethane Powder Paint

    The following figures show the PXIe-1073 chassis dimensions. The holes shown are for the installation of the optional rack mount kits. You can install those kits on the front or rear of the chassis, depending on which end of the chassis you want to face toward the front of the instrument cabinet. Notice that the front and rear chassis mounting holes (size M4) are symmetrical.

    Figure 1. PXIe-1073 Chassis Dimensions (Front and Side)
    Figure 2. PXIe-1073 Chassis Dimensions (Bottom)
    Figure 3. NI Chassis Rack Mount Kit Components
    1. Front Rack Mount Kit
    2. PXIe-1073 Chassis
    • 1 The operating range is guaranteed by design.
    • 2 V(I/O) is connected to the +5 V DC power plane, so the same specifications apply to V(I/O) and +5 V .

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