This page is aimed at helping you learn NI-DAQmx programming fundamentals. We will take you from verifying your device's operation in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to rn.ni.com/learning-paths/data-acquisition-using-ni-daqmx-and-labview-english-1 programming data acquisition applications using LabVIEW. It is intended for both the beginner who wants to learn how to use the DAQ Assistant, as well as the experienced user who wishes to take advantage of advanced NI-DAQmx functionality. For a step-by-step walkthrough, please refer to the Data Acquisition Using NI-DAQmx and LabVIEW learning path.
NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) provides access to your NI hardware. It is a free piece of software that cannot be downloaded by itself but is included, and automatically installed, with all NI drivers and NI System Configuration.
The DAQ Assistant is an easy-to-use graphical interface for configuring measurement tasks and channels and for customizing timing, triggering, and scales without programming.
If you are continuously collecting data from your DAQ device, NI-DAQmx functions allow you to configure channels, tasks, acquire, and log data points.