Using a PXI Express Controller in My PXI Chassis or Vice Versa

Updated Mar 17, 2019

Reported In


  • PXI-1000
  • PXI-1010
  • PXI-1036
  • PXI-1033
  • PXI-1011
  • PXI-1044
  • PXIe-1065
  • PXI-1042Q
  • PXIe-8135
  • PXI-8115
  • PXIe-8360
  • PXIe-1075

Issue Details

  • I have a PXI (PXI-1) chassis and I want to purchase a PXIe controller to use with my chassis. Can I use a PXIe controller in a PXI chassis, or vice versa?
  • I have a PXI or PXIe chassis that will not power on. What could be causing this to happen? 
  • Can I use a PXIe MXI Remote Control Module on a PXI chassis, or vice versa?


PXI Express and PXI-1 are different bus architectures. The PXIe controller will not fit in the PXI-1 chassis slot, and vice versa. You will have to use a PXI-1 controller in the PXI-1 chassis and this is also the case for the PXIe chassis; you will need a PXIe controller for the PXIe chassis. If you have the wrong chassis/controller configuration then the chassis will not power on. 

For MXI adapters the same logic applies. If you are using a PXIe MXI remote control module, you need to use it for controlling a PXIe chassis.  

Additional Information

This is not to be confused with PXI modules. Most of our PXI modules are hybrid compatible PXI-1 cards and they are designed to work on all hybrid slots of a PXIe chassis.


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