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Getting Started with NI-DAQmx: NI-DAQmx Hardware Installation

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The first step to using DAQmx for data acquisition is ensuring the hardware is correctly installed and configured. These links provide guides for CompactDAQ (cDAQ), USB DAQ and PCI/PXI DAQ and PCI/PXI Express DAQ cards. There is also information on considerations of the setup and software compatibility.

Installing and Configuring CompactDAQ Chassis
This document provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring your CompactDAQ device. Before you begin, you must install your application development environment and NI-DAQmx driver software.

Installing and Configuring USB DAQ Devices
This document provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring your USB DAQ device. Before you begin, you must install your application development environment and NI-DAQmx driver software.

Installing and Configuring PCI/PCI Express and PXI/PXI Express DAQ Devices
This document provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring your DAQ plugin board. Before you begin, you must install your application development environment and NI-DAQmx driver software.

NI-DAQmx and LabVIEW Compatibility
This page shows supported versions of the NI-DAQmx hardware driver with LabVIEW or LabVIEW Real-Time Development Systems. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when upgrading or updating your system or software.

Field Wiring and Noise Considerations
Explore the common issues and solutions when connecting signals to your data acquisition device.