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NI-DAQmx 15.0.1 Readme

July 2015

This file contains important information about NI-DAQmx, including installation instructions and known issues.

Readme Updates

Operating System Support

System Requirements

Application Software Support

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features

Driver Version Naming Changes

Device Support in NI-DAQmx

Important Notice: Microsoft Hotfix for USB DAQ Devices and Windows XP

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Automating the Installation of NI Products

How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.x

NI-DAQmx Drops Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 in 2016

Legal Information

NI-DAQmx Readme Updates

Refer to the National Instruments website for any updates to the current NI-DAQmx readme.

Operating System Support

The following operating systems are supported in NI-DAQmx 15.0.1:

Note  Support for Windows Server 2003 R2 may require disabling physical address extensions (PAE). To learn how this might affect your use of Windows Server 2003 and what actions you might have to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the info code PAESupport.

Caution  If you plan to perform an upgrade of your system from a prior version of Microsoft Windows to Microsoft Windows Vista, you are required to uninstall all National Instruments software prior to performing the upgrade. After the upgrade has been completed, you can reinstall your National Instruments software.

To find and download an earlier version of NI-DAQmx that supports other operating systems, refer to ni.com/downloads.

NI-DAQmx does not support guest accounts on Windows 7/Vista/XP. You must log into an administrative or user account to use NI-DAQmx on these OSes.

System Requirements

System Use RAM Processor
Development 1 GB Pentium IV or later
Deployment 256 MB Pentium III/Celeron 600 MHz or Equivalent

Application Software Support

The following table lists the application software versions supported by NI-DAQmx. If you are not using application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.

Application Software Versions Supported by NI-DAQmx and the DAQ Assistant
LabVIEW 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
LabWindows/CVI 8.5, 9.0, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013
LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module 8.5, 9.0, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013
Measurement Studio 8.5, 8.6, 8.9, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013
SignalExpress 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015

Measurement Studio Examples

The directories that the Measurement Studio examples install to depends on which component is installed, the version of Visual Studio or the .NET Framework the example supports, the version of Measurement Studio installed, and the operating system. For detailed information on examples for Measurement Studio, refer to Where To Find Examples in the NI Measurement Studio Help.

Microsoft Visual Studio Support

The following table lists the programming languages and Microsoft Visual Studio versions supported by this version of NI-DAQmx. Earlier versions of NI-DAQmx support other application software and language versions.

Programming Language Visual Studio Versions Supported by NI-DAQmx
ANSI C 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012
.NET Framework 4.0 Languages
(Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET)
2010
.NET Framework 4.5 Languages
(Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET)
2012
.NET Framework 4.5.1 Languages
(Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET)
2013

For information on Visual Studio compatibility with earlier versions of NI-DAQmx, refer to?ni.com/info?and enter the info code?NETlegacydrivers. To find and download an earlier version of a driver, refer to ni.com/downloads.

Support for 64-bit applications is available in NI-DAQmx 9.2.3 and later for Visual Studio 2010 support, NI-DAQmx 9.6.2 and later for Visual Studio 2012 support, and NI-DAQmx 14.5 and later for Visual Studio 2013.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about National Instruments products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from National Instruments.

New Features

Driver Version Naming Changes

NI-DAQmx versions are now aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the driver was released and the most recent software version the driver was designed to work with. Driver versions now start with a two-digit year indicator: <ProductName><Year-BasedVersion>. For example, NI-DAQmx 14.0 is the version released with LabVIEW 2014. The last version released under the old numbering scheme is NI-DAQmx 9.9. The first version released under the new numbering scheme is NI-DAQmx 14.0.

Device Support in NI-DAQmx

The following lists detail the devices supported in NI-DAQmx. Device support is divided into the following categories:

For MXI-3 and MXI-4 OS-specific support information, refer to KB 45MA9LF7, Is MXI-3 Supported In Windows Vista or Windows 7?.

Devices Supported in NI-DAQmx

The following lists detail the devices supported in NI-DAQmx. Device support is divided into the following categories:

Note  In the device support tables that follow, a ✓ indicates that the device is supported, a blank cell indicates that the device either does not exist or is not supported in NI-DAQmx, and an X indicates that the device is no longer supported in NI-DAQmx.

For MXI-3 and MXI-4 OS-specific support information, refer to KB 45MA9LF7, Is MXI-3 Supported In Windows Vista or Windows 7?.

X Series DAQ

The following X Series DAQ devices are supported:

Device PCIe PXIe USB
NI 6320
NI 6321
NI 6323
NI 6341
NI 6343
NI 6345
NI 6351
NI 6353
NI 6355
NI 6356
NI 6358
NI 6361
NI 6363
NI 6365
NI 6366
NI 6368
NI 6375

M Series DAQ

The following M Series DAQ devices are supported:

Device PCI PCIe PXI PXIe USB
NI 6210/11/12/15/16/18
NI 6220
NI 6221
NI 6224
NI 6225
NI 6229
NI 6230/32/33/36/38/39
NI 6250
NI 6251
NI 6254
NI 6255
NI 6259
NI 6280
NI 6281
NI 6284
NI 6289

E Series DAQ

The following E Series DAQ devices are supported.

Device PCMCIA PCI PXI
NI 6023E
NI 6024E*
NI 6025E
NI 6030E
NI 6031E
NI 6032E/33E/34E/35E
NI 6036E*
NI 6040E
NI 6052E
NI 6062E*
NI 6070E
NI 6071E
NI PCI-MIO-16E-1
NI PCI-MIO-16E-4
NI PCI-MIO-16XE-10 X
NI PCI-MIO-16XE-50 X
* PCMCIA versions are not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista

S Series DAQ

The following S Series DAQ devices are supported:

Device PCI PXI PXIe
NI 6110
NI 6111
NI 6115
NI 6120
NI 6122
NI 6123
NI 6124
NI 6132
NI 6133
NI 6143
NI 6154

SC Express

The following SC Express devices are supported:

Device PXIe
NI 4300
NI 4322
NI 4330
NI 4331
NI 4339
NI 4353
NI 4357

SC Express Accessories

The following SC Express terminal blocks and other accessories are supported:

Device Supported Accessory
NI 4300 NI TB-4300, NI TB 4300B, NI CAL-4300B
NI 4322 NI TB-4322
NI 4330 NI TB-4330
NI 4339 NI TB-4339, NI TB-4339B, NI TB-4339C, NI RM-4339
NI 4353 NI TB-4353, NI TC-4353, NI CAL-4353
NI 4357 NI TB-4357

C Series, Network DAQ, and USB DAQ

The following C Series, Network DAQ, and USB DAQ devices are supported:

Device CompactDAQ Chassis* Legacy Chassis and Carriers
NI ENET/WLS-9163 NI USB-9162 NI cDAQ-9172
NI 9201
NI 9203
NI 9205
NI 9206
NI 9207
NI 9208
NI 9209
NI 9211
NI 9212
NI 9213
NI 9214
NI 9215
NI 9216
NI 9217
NI 9218
NI 9219
NI 9220
NI 9221
NI 9222
NI 9223
NI 9225
NI 9226
NI 9227
NI 9229
NI 9230
NI 9232
NI 9233
NI 9234
NI 9235
NI 9236
NI 9237
NI 9237 (DSUB)
NI 9238
NI 9242
NI 9244
NI 9246
NI 9247
NI 9239
NI 9263
NI 9264
NI 9265
NI 9269
NI 9344
NI 9361
NI 9375
NI 9401
NI 9402
NI 9403
NI 9411
NI 9421
NI 9422
NI 9423
NI 9425
NI 9426
NI 9435
NI 9437
NI 9469
NI 9472
NI 9474
NI 9475
NI 9476
NI 9477
NI 9478
NI 9481
NI 9482
NI 9485
* Does not include the NI cDAQ-9172.
† The NI USB-9211A and NI USB-9215A (C Series modules with a bundled NI USB-9162) are supported in NI-DAQmx.
The NI USB-9211 and NI USB-9215 (C Series modules with a bundled NI USB-9161) are not supported in NI-DAQmx.

CompactDAQ Chassis

The following CompactDAQ chassis are supported:

CompactDAQ Chassis EthernetUSB Wireless
NI cDAQ-9171*
NI cDAQ-9172
NI cDAQ-9174*
NI cDAQ-9178*
NI cDAQ-9181
NI cDAQ-9184
NI cDAQ-9188
NI cDAQ-9188XT
NI cDAQ-9191
* Support for this chassis was added in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2012. Refer to CompactDAQ Controllers for additional version compatibility.

CompactDAQ Controllers

The following CompactDAQ controllers are supported:

CompactDAQ Chassis WES7 Real Time
NI cDAQ-9132*
NI cDAQ-9133*
NI cDAQ-9134*
NI cDAQ-9135*
NI cDAQ-9138
NI cDAQ-9139
* Real-time support for this controller was added in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2014.
† Real-time support for this controller was added in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2012.

AO Series

The following AO Series devices are supported:

Device DAQCard PCI PXI
NI 6703
NI 6704
NI 6711
NI 6713
NI 6715*
NI 6722
NI 6723
NI 6731
NI 6733
* Not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista

Digital I/O

The following digital I/O devices are supported.

Device DAQCard PCI PCIe PXI PXIe USB
NI 6501
NI 6503
NI 6508
NI 6509
NI 6510
NI 6511
NI 6512
NI 6513
NI 6514
NI 6515
NI 6516
NI 6517
NI 6518
NI 6519
NI 6520
NI 6521
NI 6525
NI 6527
NI 6528
NI 6529
NI 6533 X
NI 6534
NI 6535
NI 6535B
NI 6536
NI 6536B
NI 6537
NI 6537B
NI DIO-24*
NI DIO-32HS
NI DIO-96
* Not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista

TIO Series

The following TIO series devices are supported:

Device PCI PCIe PXI PXIe
NI 6601
NI 6602
NI 6608
NI 6612
NI 6614
NI 6624

Dynamic Signal Acquisition (DSA)

The following DSA devices are supported:

Device PCI PXI PXIe USB
NI 4431
NI 4432
NI 4461
NI 4462
NI 4463
NI 4464
NI 4472/B
NI 4474
NI 4492
NI 4495
NI 4496
NI 4497
NI 4498
NI 4499
NI 4610

SC Series DAQ

The following SC Series DAQ devices are supported:

Device PXI
NI 4200
NI 4204
NI 4220
NI 4224

Switches

Note  As of NI-DAQmx 14.5, the NI-DAQmx Switch API is obsolete and is no longer recommended for new applications. For more information, refer to ni.com/info and enter the info code switchdriverconsiderations.

The following switches are supported:

Device PCI PXI PXIe
NI 4021
NI 2501
NI 2503
NI 2510
NI 2512
NI 2514
NI 2515
NI 2520
NI 2521
NI 2522
NI 2523
NI 2527
NI 2529
NI 2530
NI 2531
NI 2532
NI 2533
NI 2534
NI 2535
NI 2536
NI 2540
NI 2541
NI 2542
NI 2543
NI 2544
NI 2545
NI 2546
NI 2547
NI 2548
NI 2549
NI 2554
NI 2555
NI 2556
NI 2557
NI 2558
NI 2559
NI 2564
NI 2565
NI 2566
NI 2567
NI 2568
NI 2569
NI 2570
NI 2571
NI 2575
NI 2576
NI 2584
NI 2585
NI 2586
NI 2590
NI 2591
NI 2593
NI 2594
NI 2595
NI 2596
NI 2597
NI 2598
NI 2599
NI 2720
NI 2722
NI 2725
NI 2727
NI 2800
NI 2790
NI 2796
NI 2797
NI 2798
NI 2799
NI 2810
NI 2811
NI 2812
NI 2813
NI 2814
NI 2815
NI 2816
NI 2817
NI 2833
NI 2834
NI 2865

SCXI Chassis

The following SCXI Chassis are supported:

SCXI Modules

The following SCXI modules are supported:

TEDS Interface

The following TEDS devices are supported:

  • NI SC-2350
  • NI BNC-2096
  • NI SCXI-1314T

Academic Devices

The following academic devices are supported:

  • NI ELVIS II
  • NI ELVIS II+
  • NI myDAQ

Legacy DAQ Devices

The following legacy DAQ devices (also called B Series devices) are supported:

Device DAQ Pad PCI USB
NI DAQPad-6015*
NI DAQPad-6016*
NI PCI-6010
NI PCI-6013
NI PCI-6014
SensorDAQ
* Not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista

Low-Cost USB

The following low-cost USB devices (also called B Series devices) are supported:

Device USB
NI 6000
NI 6001
NI 6002
NI 6003
NI 6008
NI 6009
NI TC01

Devices Not Supported in NI-DAQmx on the 64-Bit Versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista

The following devices are supported in NI-DAQmx on the 32-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista. They are not supported on the 64-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista:

Important Notice: Microsoft Hotfix for USB DAQ Devices and Windows XP

If you are using NI-DAQmx with a USB DAQ device on Windows XP, you should install the Microsoft hotfix reported in Microsoft Knowledge Base 969238.

Refer to previous NI-DAQmx readmes, available on ni.com/drivers, for issues fixed in earlier versions of NI-DAQmx.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments website for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI-DAQmx.

Bug Fixes

The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in NI-DAQmx 15.0.1. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the NI-DAQmx 15.0.1. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.

CAR ID Summary
532262 On systems that have certain versions of NI-DAQmx and NI-RFSA or NI-RFSG, DAQ and RF devices are not configurable in MAX, and the RF APIs may not function normally. Refer to KB 6X6ESMTI.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.x

When you install National Instruments software on Microsoft Windows 8.x, you will notice a few additional tiles on the Start screen, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), and the new NI Launcher.

Using NI Launcher

NI Launcher helps you find and launch installed NI products. It provides you with a method of finding NI products similar to the Start menu in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. To use NI Launcher, click the NI Launcher tile on the Start screen. NI Launcher launches the desktop and opens a menu containing a list of NI products. Click any NI product to launch it.

Note  MAX does not appear as a desktop shortcut when installed on Microsoft Windows 8.x. You can launch MAX either from the Start screen or from within NI Launcher.

Pinning Frequently Used Applications

For convenience, you can pin your most-used NI applications, such as MAX, to either the Start screen or the Taskbar on the desktop, as necessary:

Current ApplicationIcon LocationPin to Action
Windows 8.x DesktopDesktop Taskbar Right-click application and select Pin to taskbar
Windows 8.x Desktop Start screenRight-click application and select Pin to Start
Windows 8.x Start screenDesktop TaskbarRight-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen

Finding All Programs

If you want to find a particular application or related files, such as documentation files, from the Start screen, you can access all installed files from the Apps view. To get to the Apps view, right-click anywhere on the Start screen and select All apps (Windows 8.0) or click the down arrow on the bottom left of the screen (Windows 8.1).

For more information about NI support for Windows 8.x, visit ni.com/windows8.

NI-DAQmx Drops Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 in 2016

NI-DAQmx will drop support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of NI-DAQmx that ship after July 1, 2016 will not install or run on Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:

Product Info Code
LabVIEWlifecycle
LabWindows™/CVI™cvi_lifecycle
Measurement Studiomstudiolifecycle
TestStandtslcp
DIAdemddlcp
SignalExpressselcp
VeriStandnivslifecycle

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