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NI Hardware Support

Last Modified: March 24, 2021

VeriStand supports NI-XNET devices, NI-DAQ devices, and NI FPGA targets.

For the best performance, use NI-DAQ devices that support hardware-timed single point (HWTSP) I/O or on-demand sampling. Refer to DAQ Devices with Hardware-Timed Single Point Sampling Mode Support for a list of NI-DAQ devices that support HWTSP I/O. Refer to the custom device’s GitHub repository for a list of supported modules.


VeriStand does not support HWTSP on cRIOs with DAQmx, such as 904x and 905x. For single-point I/O on these devices, use the Scan Engine and EtherCAT custom device. Refer to the custom device’s GitHub repository for a list of supported modules.

Hardware Feature NI-XNET Devices NI-DAQ Devices NI FPGA Targets
Custom FPGA VIs 1
Hardware timing
Analog I/O
Digital I/O
Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) I/O 2
Auto-discovery of installed devices and I/O modules

1 Refer to the FPGA Targets with Built-in Support section for a list of NI FPGA targets for which VeriStand provides bitfiles and FPGA configuration files.

2 Device support for PWM I/O includes:
  • Generating pulses—If HWTSP sample mode is enabled (default) for a counter output channel, only X Series PCI and PXI devices support generating pulses with that channel. However, if that property is disabled for a Counter Output (CO) channel, all DAQ devices support generating pulses.
  • Measuring pulses—Only X Series PCI and PXI devices support measuring pulses with counter input channels.

Supported Targets

VeriStand supports deploying a project to the following targets:
  • PXI/PCI—Any PXI controller with at least 256 MB of RAM.
  • CompactRIO/Single-Board RIO—Any CompactRIO or Single-Board RIO device with at least 128 MB of RAM.
  • Desktop PC—Any PC running Windows 7, Vista, XP Service Pack 3 or later, Server 2003 R2 (32-bit), or Server 2008 R2 (64-bit).

FPGA Targets with Built-in Support

VeriStand ships with bitfiles and FPGA configuration files for the following FPGA targets:
  • NI cRIO-9103

    The files provided for the NI cRIO-9103 are configured for the NI 9215, NI 9263, NI 9411, and NI 9474 I/O modules.

  • NI PXI/PCI-7811R
  • NI PXI/PCI-7813R
  • NI PXI/PCI-7831R
  • NI PXI/PCI-7833R
  • NI PXI/PCIe-7841R
  • NI PXI/PCIe-7842R
  • NI PXI/PCIe-7851R
  • NI PXI/PCIe-7852R
  • NI PXI-7853R
  • NI PXI-7854R

All bitfiles use direct memory access (DMA) to transfer data.

You can use the LabVIEW FPGA Module to create custom FPGA bitfiles for these or other FPGA targets.

Supported SCXI Modules

VeriStand supports adding the following SCXI DAQ modules to system definitions:
  • SCXI-1100
  • SCXI-1102
  • SCXI-1102B
  • SCXI-1102C
  • SCXI-1104
  • SCXI-1104C
  • SCXI-1112
  • SCXI-1120
  • SCXI-1120D
  • SCXI-1121
  • SCXI-1122
  • SCXI-1124
  • SCXI-1125
  • SCXI-1126
  • SCXI-1127
  • SCXI-1128
  • SCXI-1140
  • SCXI-1141
  • SCXI-1142
  • SCXI-1143
  • SCXI-1160
  • SCXI-1161
  • SCXI-1162
  • SCXI-1162HV
  • SCXI-1163
  • SCXI-1163R
  • SCXI-1190
  • SCXI-1191
  • SCXI-1192
  • SCXI-1520
  • SCXI-1530
  • SCXI-1531
  • SCXI-1540
  • SCXI-1581

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