NI recommends the PXIe-8840
The NI PXIe-8115 is a high-performance Intel Core i5-2510E processor-based embedded controller for use in PXI Express systems. With the 2.5 GHz base frequency, 3.1 GHz (single-core, Turbo Boost mode) dual-core processor, and single-channel 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, this controller is ideal for processor-intensive modular instrumentation and data acquisition applications.
The NI PXIe-8115 includes the dual-core Intel Core i5-2510E 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.
To improve the serviceability of the NI PXIe-8115, 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-8115. The ease of purchasing spare hard drive and memory components along with the in-ROM diagnostics significantly improves NI PXIe-8115 serviceability.
To configure a complete PXI Express system based on the NI PXIe-8115, visit the Configure System link under the Resources tab.