This guide is intended to cover compatibility between NI DAQ devices and modules, and their cables and accessories.
While these guides cover a broad range of configurations, to stay concise, they are not intended to cover every potential combination or use case. The most common and recommended solutions are presented. Configurations with known limitations are noted.
These guides are intended to cover current, legacy, and recently obsoleted NI DAQ hardware devices, and their cable and accessory options. They do not cover long-time end of life (EOL) NI DAQ products, and do not cover EOL cable or accessory options. The guide is not intended to cover cable or accessory options for other NI hardware families such as RF, CompactDAQ, Digital Waveform Instruments (formerly HSDIO), Digital Pattern Instruments, NI High-Speed Serial Instruments, C Series, Source Measurement Units (SMUs), or reconfigurable I/O (formerly R Series).
Some cables or accessories from other NI product families may share the same connector or visually appear the same, but typically come with limitations, incompatibilities, or safety concerns. For this reason, unless expressly mentioned in this guide, compatibility with other NI cables and accessories is not covered in this guide and is not recommended.
These pages are arranged by first having you identify your hardware model and then choose the accessory or cable combination that best fits your needs. You will first need to select the correct guide for your product's family, using the Find Your DAQ Cable and Accessory Compatibility Guide section. After you have opened the page for your product family, follow the directions to identify which cables, terminal blocks, or connector blocks will meet your needs.
To start, your module or device's model number can be found on the physical device or in software.
How to locate your model number on the physical device:
If your device is already installed it may be easier to locate the model number in software, below.
How to locate your model number in software:
If you've already installed NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) and NI-DAQmx, complete the following steps.
Formerly referred to as X Series, these devices and modules model numbers start with 63xx, and have PCI Express (PCIe), PXI Express (PXIe), and USB connectivity.
Formerly referred to as M Series, these devices and modules model numbers start with 62xx, and have PCI, PCI Express (PCIe), PXI, PXI Express (PXIe), and USB connectivity.
Formerly referred to as S Series, these devices and modules model numbers start with 61xx and have PCI, PXI, and PXI Express (PXIe) connectivity.
Formerly referred to as B Series or E Series, these devices and modules model numbers start with 60xx, and have PCI, PXI, and PCMCIA (DAQCard) connectivity.
|6010||6023 (6023E)||6030 (6030E)||6040 (6040E)||PCI-MIO-16XE-50|
|6011 (6011E)||6024 (6024E)||6031 (6031E)||6052 (6052E)||PCI-MIO-16XE-10|
|6013||6025 (6025E)||6032 (6032E)||6062 (6062E)||PCI-MIO-16E-4|
|6014||6033 (6033E)||6070 (6070E)||PCI-MIO-16E-1|
|6034 (6034E)||6071 (6071E)|
Formerly referred to as DIO, these devices and modules model numbers start with 65xx and have PCI, PCI Express (PCIe), PXI, and USB connectivity. Check out Digital Instrument Cable and Accessory Compatibility for coverage of other NI 65xx models.
Formerly referred to as Timing I/O (TIO), these devices and modules model numbers start with 66xx and have PCI, PCI Express (PCIe), PXI, and PXI Express (PXIe) connectivity.
Formerly referred to as AO Series, these devices and modules model numbers start with 67xx and have PCI, PXI, PXI Express (PXIe), and PCMCIA connectivity.