PXIe-8133 1.73 GHz Quad-Core PXI Express Controller

  • Available while supplies last; NI recommends the PXIe-8840 Quad-Core
  • 2 GB (1 x 2 GB DIMM) dual-channel 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM standard, 8 GB maximum
  • Two 10/100/1000BASE-TX (Gigabit) Ethernet, 4 Hi-Speed USB, ExpressCard/34, GPIB, serial, and other
  • In-ROM memory and hard drive diagnostics
  • Windows OS and drivers already installed; hard-drive-based recovery
  • Configure Complete PXI System
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Available while supplies last. Consider using the PXIe-8840 (see the Resources tab).

The PXIe-8133 is a high-performance Intel Core i7-820QM processor-based embedded controller for use in PXI Express systems. With the 1.73 GHz base frequency, 3.06 GHz (single-core Turbo Boost) quad-core processor, and dual-channel 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, the PXIe-8133 is ideal for processor-intensive, modular instrumentation, and data acquisition applications.

Quad-Core Processor
The PXIe-8133 includes the quad-core Intel Core i7-820QM processor.

Quad-core processors contain four cores, or computing engines, in one physical package. Previously, to fully exercise the available four cores on the PXIe-8133, applications had to be architected to create four independent execution threads by implementing programming strategies such as task parallelism, data parallelism, and pipelining. However, 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.

High Bandwidth
The PXIe-8133 features the Intel Core i7-820QM processor and uses advancements in PCI Express technology. This processor provides four x4 (“by four”) PCI Express Gen 2 lanes to the PXI chassis backplane. This delivers up to 2 GB/s of dedicated slot bandwidth, with the overall system bandwidth of up to 8 GB/s. Pairing the PXIe-8133 with a PXI Express chassis, such as the PXIe-1082 or PXIe-1075, you can simultaneously stream a larger set of I/O channels to the controller’s system RAM to create larger and more complex data record and playback applications.

In-ROM Diagnostics
To improve the serviceability of the PXIe-8133, 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 memory without affecting the warranty. To ease the process of purchasing spare components, hard drive and memory upgrades are available with the PXIe-8133. Combining all these features significantly improves PXIe-8133 serviceability.

To configure a complete PXI Express system based on the PXIe-8133, visit the Configure System link under the Resources tab.

To use the NI PXIe-8133 , you need all items in the diagram below. Select Option 1 if you already own a PXI System, or Option 2 if you do not already own a chassis, controller, or software.

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NI PXIe-8133



NI PXIe-8133
- 781478-04 Qty Call each
- 781479-04 Qty Call each
- 781478-01 Qty Call each
- 781479-01 Qty Call each
Required Accessories
Memory Upgrade -
Qty Call each
Qty $ 1,067 each
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Optional Accessories
X13 Cable (1m) - 183285-01
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Qty $ 114 each
DVI-I to DVI-D and VGA Splitter (Recommended) - 780868-01
Qty $ 56 each
USB to Dual PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Adapter - 778713-02
Qty $ 45 each
USB English Keyboard and Optical Mouse - 779660-01
Qty $ 43 each
USB CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive - 778492-01
Qty $ 296 each
USB Floppy Drive - 778492-02
Qty $ 182 each
ExpressCard Strain Relief - 192524-01
Qty $ 77 each
Parallel Port Adapter Cable - 777169-01
Qty $ 92 each
17" Flat Panel Monitor with VGA Input - 779559-01
Qty $ 268 each
Qty $ 1,710 each
15" Flat Panel Touch Screen - 779560-01
Qty $ 1,668 each
Expresscard to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (Windows Only) - 781150-01
Qty $ 169 each

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