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NI Data Acquisition (DAQ) Device Setup

The following documents provide step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring your National Instruments DAQ hardware. Choose from the product family groups below and complete the corresponding steps to set up your device.

Before you begin, ensure you have installed your application development environment (ADE) and NI-DAQmx driver software. Refer to the Installing NI LabVIEW and NI-DAQmx document for more information.


USB DAQ Devices

NI USB DAQ hardware varies from low-cost, bus-powered devices to high-performance multifunction I/O with a range of I/O connectivity options.


NI CompactDAQ Systems

NI CompactDAQ is a small, modular data acquisition system consisting of up to eight C Series I/O modules and a USB 2.0 or Ethernet chassis interface.


PCI/PCI Express and PXI/PXI Express DAQ Devices

NI plug-in DAQ hardware ranges from low-cost, multifunction PCI/PCI Express devices to high-performance NI SC Express sensor measurement modules.


NI WLS/ENET-9163 DAQ Devices

NI WLS/ENET-9163 DAQ devices provide conditioned sensor measurements with C Series I/O over an IEEE 802.11 or Ethernet connection using an NI WLS-9163 or NI ENET-9163 carrier.


Connecting Sensors and Signals

After you have installed and configured your DAQ hardware, you should connect your sensors and signals for your measurement application.