DAQ Device Setup

The following documents provide step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring your NI DAQ hardware. Choose from the product family groups below and complete the corresponding steps to set up your device.

Before you begin, ensure you have installed your application development environment and NI-DAQmx driver software. Refer to the Installing LabVIEW and NI-DAQmx document for more information.

USB DAQ Devices

USB DAQ hardware varies from low-cost, bus-powered devices to high-performance multifunction I/O with a range of I/O connectivity options.

CompactDAQ Systems

CompactDAQ is a small, modular DAQ system consisting of up to eight C Series I/O modules and a USB 2.0 or Ethernet chassis interface.

PCI/PCI Express and PXI/PXI Express DAQ Devices

Plug-in DAQ hardware ranges from low-cost, multifunction PCI/PCI Express devices to high-performance SC Express sensor measurement modules.

Connecting Sensors and Signals

After you have installed and configured your DAQ hardware, you should connect your sensors and signals for your measurement application.