NI-VXI 3.3.1 - Windows XP/ME/2000/98/NT 19 Ratings | 3.95 out of 5 |   Print

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Product Line: VXI/VME/MXI

Version: 3.3.1

Release date: 12-01-2003

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows XP; Windows ME; Windows 2000; Windows 98; Windows NT


NI-VXI is the interface software for your National Instruments VXI controller. It provides the necessary driver to access devices on any VXI bus attached to your workstation. Using NI-VXI, you can control a VXI bus using National Instruments VXIpc embedded controllers, MXI-2 extender technology, VXI-1394 controllers, VXI-8340 series controllers, or any combination of the four. This software supports PCI-MXI-2, PCI-MXI-2 Universal, PXI-8320, and VXI-834x under Windows XP/2000/NT/Me/98, current-generation VXIpc controllers under Windows XP/2000/NT/98, and VXI-1394 under Windows XP/2000/Me/98. NI-VXI works by providing a software layer between the NI-VISA programming interface and your hardware. You write programs in LabVIEW, C++, or other environments that use industry-standard VISA functions to access and control your VXI device, and NI-VISA uses NI-VXI to perform the appropriate operations on your device. NI-VXI uses the standard National Instruments Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) for configuration. Through MAX, you can set up any configuration options for your VXI controllers and devices.

Installation Instructions

The installation process for NI-VXI includes installing NI-VISA, MAX, the NI-VXI 3 driver and associated configuration files, and the NI-VXI API emulation layer included with NI-VXI 3. Optionally, the installer can also install development utilities and documentation related to the NI-VXI API. NI-VXI stores various configuration options and associated applications in a folder located by default in Program Files\National Instruments\VXI. You can also specify a different location to install these files. By default, the NI-VXI API emulation layer is installed. This library provides a familiar programming interface and utility package for users of older versions of NI-VXI. If you are not a current NI-VXI 1.x/2.x user, or if you currently use VISA as your programming interface, there is no need to install this option.

Extract the contents of the file onto a folder on your computer. Review the ReadMe.txt file for detailed installation instructions.

Supported hardware

The following devices are supported for use with this download:

  • PCI-8320
  • PCI-MXI-2
  • PCI-MXI-2 Universal
  • PXI-8320
  • VMEpc-650
  • VXI-8340
  • VXIpc-650
  • VXIpc-740
  • VXIpc-770
  • VXIpc-850
  • VXIpc-860
  • VXIpc-870
  • VXIpc-870B

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