NI-DAQmx and NI-DAQ Driver Support: Main Page

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List of devices supported by NI-DAQmx, NI-DAQmx Base, Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy), or NI Switch. Provides tables showing the latest recommended version of each driver for each device and the supported operating systems.

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  1. NI-DAQ Driver Support

1. NI-DAQ Driver Support

This set of documents show which hardware driver version should be used for a particular data acquisition board on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X.

NI-DAQmx is National Instruments next-generation version of the NI-DAQ driver with new VIs/functions and development tools for controlling your measurement devices. Please read the DAQ Getting Started Guide for more information.

The NI-DAQmx Base software contains LabVIEW and C Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) which allow you to create applications for your device on Linux, Mac OS X and PDA. NI-DAQmx Base includes a high-level interface for supported DAQ Devices and is a subset of the NI-DAQmx API.

Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) is a legacy hardware driver compatible with legacy data acquisition products.  Some products supported in Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) are also supported by NI-DAQmx.  In these cases it is recommended that NI-DAQmx is used.

The pages linked below have been archived and are no longer updated by National Instruments.
To reach the download page for the latest version of NI-DAQmx, please click here. To check that your device is supported in this version of the driver, please consult the Device Support in NI-DAQmx section of the NI-DAQmx Readme or contact NI Technical Support

Choose Your Device Type to see driver support and OS compatibility

PCI, PCIe, PXI, and PXIe
Portable Devices (USB, Ethernet, Wireless, and PCMCIA)
PXI/PXIe Switches
SCXI (Includes SCXI Switches)
Signal Conditioning Accessories

Legacy Devices

Plug and Play ISA/PC/AT
Legacy USB Devices

Additional Information

Drivers and Updates: Multifunction DAQ Software
Getting Started with NI-DAQmx
NI-DAQ Support for Mac OS
NI-DAQmx and Windows Version Compatibility
Measurement Hardware Driver Development Kit (MH DDK)

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