PXI(e) Controller and Chassis Compatibility

Updated Jul 25, 2018

Reported In


  • PXI Controller
  • PXI Chassis


  • PXI Platform Services

Issue Details

Will my PXI Express embedded controller work with any PXI Express chassis?


Any National Instruments PXI Express controller (including remote, embedded and rackmount) is compatible with any National Instruments PXI Express chassis.  

All PXI controllers will also be compatible with all PXI chassis, although bandwidth limitations of older controllers should be taken into account. The maximum bandwidth for PXI chassis is 132MB/s. If more bandwidth is needed, consider PXIe.

Additional Information

  • You will want to make sure that the PXI Platform services for you chassis will also support your OS.
  • For more information on PXI and PXI Express controller and chassis compatibility, refer to the National Instruments PXI Advisor.