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PXIe-8881 Specifications

    Last Modified: September 18, 2020


    Specifications are subject to change without notice.


    Using the PXIe-8881 controller in a manner not described in this user manual can impair the protection the controller provides.


    The PXIe-8881 requires a chassis with 82 W per slot cooling capacity.


    CPU Intel® Xeon® W-2245 Processor
    Number of Cores 8
    Base Frequency 3.9 GHz
    Max Turbo Frequency 4.5 GHz
    Cache 16.5 MB
    Quad-Channel DDR4-2666 32 GB standard, 64 GB maximum
    Storage 500 GB (or greater) solid-state, M.2 NVME
    Video 1 DisplayPort 1.2
    Ethernet 1 i219 port, 10/100/1000 Base T, Wake on LAN;

    1 i210 port, 10/100/1000 Base T, 1588

    PXI Express 4 Link Configuration x4, x4, x4, x4
    PXI Express 2 Link Configuration x16, x8
    GPIB (IEEE 488 Controller) 1 mini-GPIB
    Serial Port (RS-232) 1 DB-9
    Thunderbolt 3 Ports 2 Type-C
    Hi-Speed USB (2.0) Ports 4 Type-A
    SuperSpeed USB (3.0) Ports 2 Type-A
    PXI Trigger Bus Input/Output 1 SMB
    Installed Operating System Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

    Front Panel Dimensions

    The following figure shows the front panel layout and dimensions of the PXIe-8881. Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).

    Figure 1. PXIe-8881 Front Panel Layout and Dimensions



    Does not include any attached devices.


    The PXIe-8881 requires a chassis with 82 W per slot cooling capacity.

    Voltage (V) Current (Amps) Typical Current (Amps) Maximum
    +3.3 V 2.3 A 2.5 A
    +5 V 4.0 A 4.1 A
    +12 V 14.6 A 20 A
    +5 VAux 0.5 A 0.7 A

    Power delivered to external loads through USB or Thunderbolt 3 ports should be included in system power budgets that include this controller module and peripheral modules.


    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


    1.6 kg (3.5 lb) typical


    Maximum altitude

    2000 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[1], [2]

    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-60068-2-78.)

    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

    5% to 95%, noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-78.)

    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 C22.2 No. 61010-1

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

    Electromagnetic Compatibility

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

    • EN 61326-1 (IEC 61326-1): Class A emissions; Basic immunity
    • EN 55011 (CISPR 11): Group 1, Class A emissions
    • EN 55022 (CISPR 22): Class A emissions
    • EN 55024 (CISPR 24): Immunity
    • AS/NZS CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A emissions
    • AS/NZS CISPR 22: 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 Product Certifications and Declarations section.

    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)
    • 2011/65/EU; Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
    • 2014/53/EU; Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
    • 2014/34/EU; Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX)

    Product Certifications and Declarations

    Refer to the product Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for additional regulatory compliance information. To obtain product certifications and the DoC for NI products, visit, search by model number, and click the appropriate link.

    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 Commitment to the Environment 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 product 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


    NI符合中国电子信息产品中限制使用某些有害物质指令(RoHS)。关于NI中国RoHS合规性信息,请登录。(For information about China RoHS compliance, go to
    • 1 The PXIe-8881 requires a chassis with 82 W per slot cooling capacity.
    • 2 Processor may throttle if operating at maximum workloads at an ambient temperature above 40 °C.

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