Table Of Contents

Testing Your Controller in MAX

    Last Modified: September 28, 2018

    Complete the following steps to run a test panel in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to confirm that your cRIO-905x is communicating with your system.


    MAX test panels are only available for systems running NI-DAQmx driver software with supported C Series modules installed, and with modules deployed in the Real-Time (NI-DAQmx) programming mode. For additional information, refer to Installing Software on the Host Computer and Choosing Your Programming Mode.

    1. Launch MAX.
    2. Locate and select your cRIO-905x system in the My System tree. If your module and the software are functioning correctly, the System Settings for your module will show a status of Connected - Running.

      If your cRIO-905x has a single Ethernet port, only one Ethernet IP address is populated in the system settings.

      If your cRIO-905x is present but the status is Connected – Safe Mode (No Software Installed), complete the procedure to install software on the cRIO-905x in Installing Software on the Controller.

    3. Wire the C Series module as indicated in the C Series module documentation.
    4. Right-click any module and select Test Panels, or select Test Panels from the main configuration window options.

      If the module you select is not deployed in Real-Time (NI-DAQmx) mode, you will be prompted to switch modes to view the test panel.

    5. Configure the measurement settings and click Start.

    Recently Viewed Topics