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PXIe-8115 Specifications

    Last Modified: March 10, 2017


    Specifications are subject to change without notice.


    Using the PXIe-8115 controller in a manner not described in this user manual can impair the protection the controller provides.


    CPU Intel® Core™ i5 2510E (2.5 GHz dual-core processor)
    On-die L2 cache 3 MB
    Single-Channel DDR3 RAM, PC3 10600 2 GB standard, 8 GB maximum
    Hard Drive 250 GB Serial ATA, minimum*
    Ethernet 10/100/1000 BaseT
    PXI Express 4 Link Configuration x1, x1, x1, x1
    PXI Express 2 Link Configuration x1, x1
    GPIB (IEEE 488 Controller) Yes
    Serial Port (RS-232) Yes (1)
    Parallel Port Yes (1)
    Hi-Speed USB (2.0) Ports Yes (6)
    ExpressCard/34 Slot Yes
    PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector No
    PXI Trigger Bus Input/Output Yes
    Installed Operating System Windows 7 Professional
    * Extended-temperature 24/7 option provides 80 GB minimum SATA solid-state drive.

    Controllers configured for LabVIEW RT provide a 80 GB (minimum) SATA hard drive.

    Front Panel Dimensions

    The following figure shows the front panel layout and dimensions of the PXIe-8115. Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).

    Figure 1. PXIe-8115 Front Panel Layout and Dimensions



    Does not include any attached USB devices or ExpressCard.

    Voltage (V) Current (Amps) Typical Current (Amps) Maximum
    +3.3 V 2.0 A 2.1 A
    +5 V 1.5 A 3.7 A
    +12 V 3.4 A 4.9 A
    -12 V 0 A 0 A
    +5 VAux 0.55 A 0.66 A


    Board dimensions

    Four-wide 3U PXI Express module

    Slot requirements

    One system slot plus three controller expansion slots


    Fully compatible with PXI Express Specification 1.0


    1.32 kg (2.91 lb) typical


    Maximum altitude

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

    Pollution Degree


    Indoor use only.

    Operating Environment


    The operating temperature must not be exceeded, even when used in a chassis with a higher temperature range.

    Ambient temperature range

    5 °C to 50 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-1 and IEC-60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 high temperature limit.)

    Extended temperature option

    0 °C to 55 °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

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

    Storage Environment

    Ambient temperature range

    -40 °C to 65 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-1 and IEC 60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 low temperature limit.)

    Extended Temperature Option

    -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

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

    Shock and Vibration

    Operating 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 Hz to 500 Hz, 0.3 grms (with solid-state hard drive)


    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.)


    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

    In the United States (per FCC 47 CFR), Class A equipment is intended for use in commercial, light-industrial, and heavy-industrial locations. In Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (per CISPR 11) Class A equipment is intended for use only in heavy-industrial locations.


    Group 1 equipment (per CISPR 11) is any industrial, scientific, or medical equipment that does not intentionally generate radio frequency energy for the treatment of material or inspection/analysis purposes.


    For EMC declarations and certifications, and additional information, 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

    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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