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PXIe-8510 Specifications

    Last Modified: December 18, 2018

    This document lists specifications for the PXIe-8510 2-port and 6-port vehicle multiprotocol interface module.


    Specifications are subject to change without notice.


    Warranted specifications describe the performance of a model under stated operating conditions and are covered by the model warranty.

    Characteristics describe values that are relevant to the use of the model under stated operating conditions but are not covered by the model warranty.

    • Typical specifications describe the performance met by a majority of models.
    • Nominal specifications describe an attribute that is based on design, conformance testing, or supplemental testing.

    Specifications are Typical unless otherwise noted.


    Specifications are typical at 0 °C to 55 °C unless otherwise noted.

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

    Power Requirements (6 Port)

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


    Dimensions (not including connectors)

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


    6 channel

    150 g (5.3 oz.)

    2 channel

    140 g (4.9 oz.)

    Measurement Category



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


    Ne connectez pas le PXIe-8510 à des signaux et ne l'utilisez pas pour effectuer des mesures dans les catégories de mesure II, III ou IV.


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


    La protection apportée par le PXIe-8510 risque d'être endommagée s'il est utilisé d'une autre façon que celle décrite dans la documentation utilisateur.


    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.

    NI-XNET Host Port (Required)

    Connector type

    NI-XNET hardware-selectable interface port

    Port supported transceiver cable types

    NI-XNET transceiver cables (CAN/LIN)


    You must use a transceiver cable to connect a CAN bus to the PXIe-8510. For more information about transceiver cables, refer to the transceiver cable operating instructions.


    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) at 25 °C ambient temperature

    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 Compliance Standards

    This device 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 device 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

    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.


    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.


    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)

    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 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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    • 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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