NI PXIe-8840 2.7 GHz Dual-Core PXI Express Controller


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NI PXIe-8840 2.7 GHz Dual-Core PXI Express Controller
  • 2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-4400E processor (3.3 GHz maximum in single-core, Turbo Boost mode)
  • 2 GB of slot and system bandwidth
  • 4 GB (1 x 4 GB DIMM) single-channel 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM standard, 8 GB maximum
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0, ExpressCard, and other peripherals
  • In-ROM memory and hard drive diagnostics
  • Windows OS and drivers factory installed; includes hard drive-based recovery

The NI PXIe-8840 is a high-performance Intel Core i5-4400E processor-based embedded controller for use in PXI Express systems. With the 2.7 GHz base frequency, 3.3 GHz (single-core, Turbo Boost mode) dual-core processor, and single-channel 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, this controller is ideal for processor-intensive modular instrumentation and DAQ applications.

Dual-Core Processor
The NI PXIe-8840 includes the dual-core Intel Core i5-4400E processor. Dual-core processors contain two cores, or computing engines, in one physical package. Intel introduced Turbo Boost technology to provide performance benefits for all types of applications without the application being optimized for multicore processors. It can significantly reduce test times for processor-intensive applications.

In-ROM Diagnostics
To improve the serviceability of the NI PXIe-8840, you can quickly access in-ROM diagnostics for the hard drive and memory without requiring external third-party tools. By running these diagnostics, you can determine if you need to replace the hard drive or memory. The controller design allows for quick field replacement of critical components such as the hard drive and the memory without affecting the warranty. To ease the process of purchasing spare components, hard drive and memory upgrades are available with the NI PXIe-8840. The ease of purchasing spare hard drive and memory components along with the in-ROM diagnostics significantly improves NI PXIe-8840 serviceability.

To configure a complete PXI Express system based on the NI PXIe-8840, visit the Configure System link under the Resources tab.

Specifications Summary

Controller Type
PXI Bus Type
PXI Express
CPU Clock Frequency
2.7 GHz
Number of Cores
Standard Memory
4 GB
Maximum Memory
8 GB
Operating System / Target
Slot Requirement
Peripheral Port
GPIB (IEEE 488.2) Interface
Serial Ports (RS232)
Parallel Ports


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