National Instruments PXI-8186 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 Embedded Controller
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National Instruments PXI-8186 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 Embedded Controller

This unit has a chipped connector; however, this does not affect its ability to function properly.

• 256 MB - 1 GB RAM*
• 20 GB - 160 GB Hard Drive*

Part Number: 189792C-712

*If a specific Hard Drive or Memory Size is required, please contact Artisan Technology Group Sales for pricing and availability. Otherwise, Hard Drive and Memory sizes will be within the specified range.

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National Instruments PXI-8186 / PXI-8187 Pentium 4 Embedded Controllers

  • 256 MB DDR RAM Standard, 1 GB Maximum
  • Integrated Hard-Drive, USB 2.0, Ethernet and GPIB
  • 2.2 or 2.5 GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor
  • Internal PXI Trigger Bus Routing
  • Watchdog Timer


The National Instruments PXI-8186 and PXI-8187 are high performance Pentium 4 embedded controllers for use in any PXI or CompactPCI system. They are ideal for applications requiring intensive analysis or PXI system development. An NI PXI-8186 or PXI-8187 controller in a PXI chassis offers a compact, high performance PC platform for modular instrumentation and data acquisition applications.

With state-of-the-art packaging, the PXI-8186 and PXI-8187 embedded controllers integrate a Pentium 4 processor and all standard and extended PC peripherals into a single unit. By integrating many peripherals on the controller, all active slots in the PXI chassis remain available for measurement modules. This rugged one-piece controller design minimizes integration issues and eliminates the need for complex cabling to peripheral daughterboards.

In addition to standard I/O, including 10/100BaseTX Ethernet, keyboard, video, and mouse, the PXI-8186 and PXI-8187 include extended I/O for easy connectivity to instruments or other peripherals. An integrated GPIB (IEEE 488.2) interface provides connectivity to external instrumentation, saving additional cost and a slot. Use the two USB 2.0 ports for connection to a CD drive for easy software installation, or other standard PC peripherals such as USB speakers, printers, or memory sticks. Use the IEEE 1284 ECP/EPP parallel port to connect to a wide variety of devices, including tape backup drives, printers, and scanners. Two RS232 ports are available for connecting to serial devices.

Product Family: PXI-8186, PXI 8186, PXI8186, PXI-8187, PXI 8187, PXI8187, 778755, 778842, 778763

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