NI-DAQmx 14.1 Readme

August 2014

This file contains important information about NI-DAQmx, including installation instructions, a partial list of bugs fixed for NI-DAQmx 14.1, and known issues.

  • Operating System Support
  • System Requirements
  • NI Application Software Support
  • Product Security and Critical Updates
  • New Features
  • Important Notice: Microsoft Hotfix for USB DAQ Devices and Windows XP
  • Known Issues
  • Bug Fixes
  • Automating the Installation of NI Products
  • How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.x
  • NI-DAQmx Drops Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 in 2016
  • Device Support in NI-DAQmx
  • Legal Information
  • Operating System Support

    The following operating systems are supported in NI-DAQmx 14.1:

    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista Business edition, Service Pack (SP) 1 or greater (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows XP, SP3 or greater (32-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2 or greater (32-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R3, SP1 or greater (64-bit, not supported on Server Core Role)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

    For OS-specific device support information, refer to

    Note  Support for Windows Server 2003 R2 may require disabling physical address extensions (PAE). To learn how this might affect your use of Windows Server 2003 and what actions you might have to take, visit and enter the info code PAESupport.

    Caution  If you plan to perform an upgrade of your system from a prior version of Microsoft Windows to Microsoft Windows Vista, you are required to uninstall all National Instruments software prior to performing the upgrade. After the upgrade has been completed, you can reinstall your National Instruments software.

    To find and download an earlier version of NI-DAQmx that supports other operating systems, refer to

    NI-DAQmx does not support guest accounts on Windows 7/Vista/XP. You must log into an administrative or user account to use NI-DAQmx on these OSes.

    System Requirements

    System Use RAM Processor
    Development 1 GB Pentium IV or later
    Deployment 256 MB Pentium III/Celeron 600 MHz or Equivalent

    NI Application Software Support

    The following table lists the NI application software versions supported by NI-DAQmx. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.

    NI Application Software Versions Supported by NI-DAQmx and the DAQ Assistant
    NI LabVIEW 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    NI LabWindows/CVI 8.5, 9.0, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013
    NI LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module 8.5, 9.0, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013
    NI Measurement Studio 8.5, 8.6, 8.9, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013
    NI SignalExpress 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

    Measurement Studio Examples

    The directories that the Measurement Studio examples install to depends on which component is installed, the version of Visual Studio or the .NET Framework the example supports, the version of Measurement Studio installed, and the operating system. For detailed information on examples for Measurement Studio, refer to Where To Find Examples in the NI Measurement Studio Help.

    Microsoft Visual Studio Support

    The following table lists the programming languages and Microsoft Visual Studio versions supported by this version of NI-DAQmx. Earlier versions of NI-DAQmx support other application software and language versions. For more information on Visual Studio compatibility with earlier versions of NI-DAQmx, refer to and enter the info code NETlegacydrivers. To find and download an earlier version of a driver, refer to

    Programming Language Visual Studio Versions Supported by NI-DAQmx
    ANSI C 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012
    Visual C++ MFC* 2008
    .NET Framework 3.5 Languages
    (C# and Visual Basic.NET)
    .NET Framework 4.0 Languages
    (C# and Visual Basic.NET)
    .NET Framework 4.5 Languages
    (C# and Visual Basic.NET)
    Visual Basic 6* 6
    * NI-DAQmx includes limited support for Visual Basic 6 and Visual Studio C++ MFC. For more information, visit and enter the info code daqmxvstudio.
    † Supported by Measurement Studio 8.6 — Measurement Studio 2009
    ‡ With Windows XP, Service Pack 3 or later is required
    ** Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, or Windows Server 2008 R2 is required.

    If you are using the DAQmx .NET Library, .NET Framework 3.5, .NET Framework 4.0, or the .NET Framework 4.5 is required.

    NI-DAQmx 9.2 is the last release that includes full feature support for Visual C++ MFC 2005 and 2008.

    Support for 64-bit applications is available in NI-DAQmx 8.9.5 and later for Visual Studio 2008 support, NI- DAQmx 9.2.3 and later for Visual Studio 2010 support, and NI- DAQmx 9.6.2 and later for Visual Studio 2012 support.

    If you are using the .NET Framework 1.1 or Visual C++ MFC 2003, you must use NI-DAQmx 9.1.5 or earlier. For more information on NI-DAQmx support for .NET Framework 1.1 or Visual C++ MFC 2003, including considerations for users upgrading from NI-DAQmx 9.1.5 or earlier, visit and enter the info code ex6rzd.

    Product Security and Critical Updates

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    New Features

    • Added support for the NI 9212, 9218, 9238, and 9437 C Series devices.
    • Added support for the NI 6345, 6355, 6365, and 6375 X Series devices.
    • Added NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module support for the NI cDAQ-9132/34 CompactDAQ controller.
    • Added system API firmware update capability for Ethernet cDAQ.

    Important Notice: Microsoft Hotfix for USB DAQ Devices and Windows XP

    If you are using NI-DAQmx with a USB DAQ device on Windows XP, you should install the Microsoft hotfix reported in Microsoft Knowledge Base 969238.

    Bug Fixes

    CAR ID Summary
    276861 Using MAX created DAQmx task constants in an offline Real-Time project causes LabVIEW to hang
    414813 Clicking device pinouts in MAX on two separate devices only navigates to the first device's pinout
    436170 LabVIEW crash when setting DAQmx Channel Property Node:AI Thermocouple Scale Type to Table when task in in the verified state
    440103 Incorrect MAX Connection Diagram for NI 9237 DSUB in Quarter Bridge I configuration
    480195 (410643) Digital output radio buttons greyed out in DAQ Assistant for NI 651x devices
    484593 LV Project Explorer can create DAQmx tasks, channels, or scales even if target is disconnected

    Refer to previous NI-DAQmx readmes, available on, for issues fixed in earlier versions of NI-DAQmx.

    Known Issues

    This section covers known issues and considerations specific to NI-DAQmx.

    Upgrading Windows Results in Loss of Device Information

    Upgrading the version of Windows on a system with NI-DAQmx installed can result in the loss of device names and device configuration. Devices can also appear disconnected. For information on how to resolve this, see Device Configuration Erased after Upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1.

    MAX Import Configuration Failure for C Series Devices

    Importing a configuration in MAX generates an error if C Series modules have been removed from a CompactDAQ chassis. To fix the issue, either add the removed modules back into the chassis, or delete the removed modules from MAX and the .ini, .nce, or .txt configuration file.

    NI Device Document Browser Unavailable

    The Device Document Browser for NI-DAQmx is no longer available. To find documentation for devices supported in NI-DAQmx, visit

    Microsoft Silverlight Required for NI cDAQ-918x/919x Configuration

    The NI cDAQ-918x/919x configuration, both with the NI Web-based configuration and in MAX, requires Microsoft Silverlight. Silverlight is installed with NI-DAQmx and is available from

    NI cDAQ-918x/919x Works Incorrectly if Path Includes Non-ASCII (Multi-Byte) Characters

    The NI cDAQ-918x/919x might not function correctly if NI-DAQmx is installed in a path with non-ASCII (or multi-byte) characters. This issue most commonly affects NI-DAQmx installations on Korean, Japanese, and Chinese versions of Windows. If your NI-DAQmx installation path contains non-ASCII characters, uninstall NI-DAQmx and other NI application development software and then reinstall your software to a path without non-ASCII characters.

    Web-Based Configuration for the NI cDAQ-918x/919x Available Only for Windows and Macintosh

    Web-based configuration is available for the NI cDAQ-918x/919x by accessing the device in a Microsoft Silverlight-enabled Web browser via its host name or IP address. This support is only accessible from Windows-based or Macintosh-based systems. Refer to the chassis user guide for more information.

    Required Firmware Updates for Network DAQ Devices in NI-DAQmx

    If you receive Error -201340, you need to update the firmware on your Network DAQ device. Firmware files for Network DAQ devices are named ni<model number>fw.cfg (for instance, ni9188fw.cfg). You can obtain the version of firmware supported by your version of NI-DAQmx by going to and entering the info code exkpzt. If you installed NI-DAQmx from a DVD, you can also find a compatible version in the Firmware directory on that DVD.

    New Error Returned when Loading an Invalid Device Name

    In NI-DAQmx 9.3 and later, an invalid device name returns Error –200220, kErrorInvalidDeviceID, instead of Error –200170, kErrorPhysicalChanDoesNotExist. This change has no impact on newly created applications but can affect existing applications if the applications are performing error checking by looking for the specific error number (–200170).

    NI USB-4431 Specifications Changes

    The NI USB-4431 specifications have changed. The AO offset is specified with a higher level of uncertainty. The analog inputs and outputs also have a higher gain uncertainty than previously specified. In particular, sample rates of less than 40 kHz result in an accuracy drop. The newest version of the NI USB-443x Specifications reflects these changes. A separate document, Notice of Specification Change - USB 4431, details these changes as well.

    Aborting Single-Point Reads and Writes in LabVIEW

    Single-point reads and writes do not respond to the Abort Execution button in LabVIEW.

    Configuring MAX Strain Tasks

    MAX strain tasks do not support configuring terminal configurations. By default, the configuration in MAX is differential. For the NI SC-2043-SG, the terminal configuration is NRSE. To avoid configuration issues, use the NI-DAQmx API to create the task.

    DAQ Assistant Maximum Channel Count

    The maximum number of channels you can have in a task created with the DAQ Assistant is 4096 channels.

    NI DAQCard-6715 Analog Output

    Hardware-timed single-point mode and hardware-timed nonbuffered mode are nonfunctional. Your application is using hardware-timed nonbuffered mode if you have set up a sample clock and a buffer size of 0, or set up a sample clock, but do not begin writing until after you start the task. All other waveform and static analog output modes work as expected.

    NI ENET/WLS-9215 Times Out Unexpectedly

    On the NI ENET/WLS-9215, an unexpected timeout can occur in continuous tasks using an external or very slow sample clock. The last sample may not be returned until the next sample clock pulse. To avoid the timeout, increase the timeout time (to allow the next sample clock pulse to occur) or acquire an even number of samples.

    NI-DAQmx Events

    Not all NI-DAQmx events will fire if the conditions for the event occur more quickly than the system can process.

    Samples Not Acquired on NI 660x or NI 6624 Devices

    When using pulse width, semi-period or two-edge separation buffered measurements with the NI 660x and NI 6624 on counters 0 and 1, some samples may not be acquired under certain circumstances.

    Microsoft Windows 7/Vista and Visual Studio C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET, and ANSI C Examples

    Running certain applications on Microsoft Windows 7/Vista requires administrator privileges, because the application name contains keywords such as setup, update, or install. To avoid this problem, you must add an additional manifest to the application that specifies the privileges required to run the application. Some NI-DAQmx ANSI C, Measurement Studio Visual C++, C#, and Visual Basic .NET examples include these keywords. Therefore, some examples for these application development environments include an additional manifest file that you must embed in the example executable.

    In ANSI C, Measurement Studio Visual C++ , C#, and Visual Basic .NET, the manifest file is named [ExampleName].exe.manifest, where [ExampleName] is the NI-provided example name. The steps for embedding an example varies depending on the programming language. Refer to the comments included with affected examples for additional information.

    Compiling Visual Studio 2005 examples can generate the following warning: manifest authoring warning 81010002: Unrecognized Element "requestedPrivileges" in namespace "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3". For more information, refer to the Microsoft Feedback web page. This warning does not affect example execution and can be ignored. This warning happens because of the version of mt.exe that is shipped with Visual Studio 2005. The mt.exe tool embeds the additional manifest in the example executable.

    Important: Your computer may restart when you run an application that contains the additional manifest entry. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base entry for more information. To avoid a computer restart, build your application using Visual Studio 2005 SP1.

    National Instruments posts information about critical updates and security notifications on Visit and enter Info Code updates to access this information.

    DAQmx Is Read or Write Late Obsoleted

    The existing DAQmx Is Read or Write Late function/VI has been obsoleted and no longer has any effect. Applications that must check whether they are maintaining real-time behavior have two options. For the strictest checking, use the Wait for Next Sample Clock function/VI. Refer to your API reference help, such as the LabVIEW Help or the NI-DAQmx C Function Reference Help, for more information on this function/VI. To check only whether the application misses any analog input samples, set the Report Missed Samples property to True on the analog input task. In LabVIEW, the Report Missed Samples property is in the Real Time property node. For more details, National Instruments strongly recommends that you read the document referred to by the Wait for Next Sample Clock function/VI.

    Duplicate Count Prevention Defaults

    As of NI-DAQmx 7.4, the default setting for the duplicate count prevention attribute/property on M Series and TIO-based counters has been changed. This change affects all input counter operations, with the exception of single-point edge counting and position measurements. Duplicate count prevention is now on by default as long as the following conditions are met:

    1. The duplicate count prevention attribute/property has not been explicitly set.
    2. The selected counter timebase source is not set to an internal timebase.
    3. The prescaler attribute/property has not been set.
    4. The counter output event has not been configured.

    To learn more, refer to Duplicate Count Prevention in the NI-DAQmx help.

    Existing .NET Project Produces Build Errors

    If you are using NI-DAQmx with a .NET language, an existing project can produce build errors from an assembly that is not referenced. To eliminate this error, add a reference to the NationalInstruments.Common assembly to the project.

    Multichannel SCXI Convert Clock Default Rate Change in NI-DAQmx 8.5

    Starting in NI-DAQmx 8.5, a delay of 20 µs was added to the fastest possible channel conversion rate on an SCXI chassis connected to a 16-bit or 18-bit E or M Series device. If a sample rate is set fast enough to require a convert clock rate greater than the default rate, warning 200011 is generated, informing the user that the accuracy of the measurement might be compromised. However, since this is a warning, the convert clock used is based on the rate needed by the sample clock set by the user (that is, convert clock = sample clock * number of channels).

    For SCXI chassis containing a module with track-and-hold circuitry, 10 µs of padding is now added to the fastest possible conversion rate when connected to a 12-bit E Series device.

    These changes ensure the most accurate data is being acquired. However, if the effect on the performance due to this change is too great (such as on an RT system using hardware-timed single point in a control loop), then the convert clock rate attribute can be explicitly set, overriding the default rate.

    This change affects only multichannel acquisitions.

    In versions prior to NI-DAQmx 8.5, only 10 µs of delay was added to the fastest possible channel conversion rate on an SCXI chassis without a track-and-hold module connected to any DAQ device. In these versions of NI-DAQmx, no warning was generated when the sample rate needed a faster convert clock than was chosen by default. When an SCXI chassis with a track-and-hold module was present, the convert clock rate selected was the fastest possible rate that the DAQ device can handle, up to 333 kHz.

    NI PCI-6704 and PXI-6704 Current Output Accuracy

    NI-DAQmx 8.3 changes the algorithm used to scale the 20 mA current outputs of the NI 6704 to a method that matches the behavior of Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy). Previous versions of the NI-DAQmx driver use a second method.

    The effect of the change is that when NI-DAQmx programs the 6704 to output current, the actual current level of the 6704 is 10 µA higher with NI-DAQmx 8.3 compared to previous versions of NI-DAQmx. The actual current output with NI-DAQmx 8.3 is the same compared to Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) drivers. This change has no effect on the voltage outputs of the 6704.

    Because of this change, NI recommends that you externally calibrate NI 6704 devices with NI-DAQmx 8.3 (or later) before using devices with the NI-DAQmx 8.3 (or later) driver. NI 6704 devices that ship with NI-DAQmx 8.3 have already been calibrated with NI-DAQmx 8.3. For other NI 6704 devices, refer to the manual calibration procedure available at

    USB-9xxx Devices

    Unplug your USB-9xxx and plug it back in or power the USB device down and up after upgrading NI-DAQmx. If the USB-9xxx is connected to a USB hub, make sure to disconnect the USB-9xxx from the hub, not the hub from the computer. Disconnecting power from the USB device causes installed devices to load the correct version of the firmware.

    Virtual TEDS Data for the USB-9233/9237

    If you connect hardware TEDS to USB-9233/9237 channels configured with virtual TEDS, the virtual TEDS will be replaced with hardware TEDS data after upgrading to NI-DAQmx 8.6 or later.

    Automating the Installation of NI Products

    You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.

    If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

    For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

    How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.x

    When you install National Instruments software on Microsoft Windows 8.x, you will notice a few additional tiles on the Start screen, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), and the new NI Launcher.

    Using NI Launcher

    NI Launcher helps you find and launch installed NI products. It provides you with a method of finding NI products similar to the Start menu in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. To use NI Launcher, click the NI Launcher tile on the Start screen. NI Launcher launches the desktop and opens a menu containing a list of NI products. Click any NI product to launch it.

    Note  MAX does not appear as a desktop shortcut when installed on Microsoft Windows 8.x. You can launch MAX either from the Start screen or from within NI Launcher.

    Pinning Frequently Used Applications

    For convenience, you can pin your most-used NI applications, such as MAX, to either the Start screen or the Taskbar on the desktop, as necessary:

    Current ApplicationIcon LocationPin to Action
    Windows 8.x DesktopDesktop TaskbarRight-click application and select Pin to Taskbar
    Windows 8.x Desktop Start screenRight-click application and select Pin to Start
    Windows 8.x Start screenDesktop TaskbarRight-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen

    Finding All Programs

    If you want to find a particular application or related files, such as documentation files, from the Start screen, you can access all installed files by right-clicking anywhere on the Start screen and selecting All apps. A list of all installed software and related files appears, in alphabetical order by creator or type.

    For more information about NI support for Windows 8.x, visit

    NI-DAQmx Drops Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 in 2016

    National Instruments NI-DAQmx will drop support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of NI-DAQmx that ship after July 1, 2016 will not install or run on Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit and enter one of the following Info Codes:

    Product Info Code
    NI LabVIEWlifecycle
    NI LabWindows™/CVI™cvi_lifecycle
    NI Measurement Studiomstudiolifecycle
    NI TestStandtslcp
    NI DIAdemddlcp
    NI SignalExpressselcp
    NI VeriStandnivslifecycle

    Device Support in NI-DAQmx

    The following lists detail the devices supported in NI-DAQmx. Device support is divided into the following categories:

    For OS-specific device support information, refer to

    For MXI-3 and MXI-4 OS-specific support information, refer to and search for KnowledgeBase entry 45MA9LF7.

    Devices Supported in NI-DAQmx

    The following lists detail the devices supported in NI-DAQmx. Device support is divided into the following categories:

    Note  In the device support tables that follow, a ✓ indicates that the device is supported, a blank cell indicates that the device either does not exist or is not supported in NI-DAQmx, and an X indicates that the device is no longer supported in NI-DAQmx.

    For OS-specific device support information, refer to

    For MXI-3 and MXI-4 OS-specific support information, refer to and search for KnowledgeBase entry 45MA9LF7.

    X Series DAQ

    The following X Series DAQ devices are supported:

    Device PCIe PXIe USB
    NI 6320
    NI 6321
    NI 6323
    NI 6341
    NI 6343
    NI 6345
    NI 6351
    NI 6353
    NI 6355
    NI 6356
    NI 6358
    NI 6361
    NI 6363
    NI 6365
    NI 6366
    NI 6368
    NI 6375

    M Series DAQ

    The following M Series DAQ devices are supported:

    Device PCI PCIe PXI PXIe USB
    NI 6210/11/12/15/16/18
    NI 6220
    NI 6221
    NI 6224
    NI 6225
    NI 6229
    NI 6230/32/33/36/38/39
    NI 6250
    NI 6251
    NI 6254
    NI 6255
    NI 6259
    NI 6280
    NI 6281
    NI 6284
    NI 6289

    E Series DAQ

    The following E Series DAQ devices are supported.

    NI 6023E
    NI 6024E
    NI 6025E
    NI 6030E
    NI 6031E
    NI 6032E/33E/34E/35E
    NI 6036E
    NI 6040E
    NI 6052E
    NI 6062E
    NI 6070E
    NI 6071E
    NI PCI-MIO-16E-1
    NI PCI-MIO-16E-4
    NI PCI-MIO-16XE-10 X
    NI PCI-MIO-16XE-50 X

    S Series DAQ

    The following S Series DAQ devices are supported:

    Device PCI PXI PXIe
    NI 6110
    NI 6111
    NI 6115
    NI 6120
    NI 6122
    NI 6123
    NI 6124
    NI 6132
    NI 6133
    NI 6143
    NI 6154

    SC Express

    The following SC Express devices are supported:

    Device PXIe
    NI 4300
    NI 4322
    NI 4330
    NI 4331
    NI 4353
    NI 4357

    C Series, Network DAQ, and USB DAQ

    The following C Series, Network DAQ, and USB DAQ devices are supported:

    Device CompactDAQ Chassis* Legacy Chassis and Carriers
    NI ENET/WLS-9163 NI USB-9162 NI cDAQ-9172
    NI 9201
    NI 9203
    NI 9205
    NI 9206
    NI 9207
    NI 9208
    NI 9211
    NI 9212
    NI 9213
    NI 9214
    NI 9215
    NI 9217
    NI 9218
    NI 9219
    NI 9220
    NI 9221
    NI 9222
    NI 9223
    NI 9225
    NI 9227
    NI 9229
    NI 9232
    NI 9233
    NI 9234
    NI 9235
    NI 9236
    NI 9237
    NI 9237 (DSUB)
    NI 9238
    NI 9242
    NI 9244
    NI 9239
    NI 9263
    NI 9264
    NI 9265
    NI 9269
    NI 9375
    NI 9401
    NI 9402
    NI 9403
    NI 9411
    NI 9421
    NI 9422
    NI 9423
    NI 9425
    NI 9426
    NI 9435
    NI 9437
    NI 9469
    NI 9472
    NI 9474
    NI 9475
    NI 9476
    NI 9477
    NI 9478
    NI 9481
    NI 9482
    NI 9485
    * Does not include the NI cDAQ-9172.
    † The NI USB-9211A and NI USB-9215A (C Series modules with a bundled NI USB-9162) are supported in NI-DAQmx.
    The NI USB-9211 and NI USB-9215 (C Series modules with a bundled NI USB-9161) are not supported in NI-DAQmx.

    CompactDAQ Chassis

    The following CompactDAQ chassis are supported:

    CompactDAQ Chassis EthernetUSB Wireless
    NI cDAQ-9171*
    NI cDAQ-9172
    NI cDAQ-9174*
    NI cDAQ-9178*
    NI cDAQ-9181
    NI cDAQ-9184
    NI cDAQ-9188
    NI cDAQ-9188XT
    NI cDAQ-9191
    * This chassis is supported on the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2012 and later. Refer to Stand-Alone CompactDAQ Systems for specific version compatibility.

    Stand-Alone CompactDAQ Systems

    The following stand-alone CompactDAQ systems are supported:

    CompactDAQ Chassis WES7 Real Time
    NI cDAQ-9132
    NI cDAQ-9134
    NI cDAQ-9138*
    NI cDAQ-9139*
    * This chassis is supported on the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2012 and later.

    AO Series

    The following AO Series devices are supported:

    Device DAQCard PCI PXI
    NI 6703
    NI 6704
    NI 6711
    NI 6713
    NI 6715
    NI 6722
    NI 6723
    NI 6731
    NI 6733

    Digital I/O

    The following digital I/O devices are supported.

    Device DAQCard PCI PCIe PXI PXIe USB
    NI 6501
    NI 6503
    NI 6508
    NI 6509
    NI 6510
    NI 6511
    NI 6512
    NI 6513
    NI 6514
    NI 6515
    NI 6516
    NI 6517
    NI 6518
    NI 6519
    NI 6520
    NI 6521
    NI 6525
    NI 6527
    NI 6528
    NI 6529
    NI 6533 X
    NI 6534
    NI 6535
    NI 6535B
    NI 6536
    NI 6536B
    NI 6537
    NI 6537B
    NI DIO-24
    NI DIO-32HS
    NI DIO-96

    TIO Series

    The following TIO series devices are supported:

    Device PCI PCIe PXI PXIe
    NI 6601
    NI 6602
    NI 6608
    NI 6612
    NI 6614
    NI 6624

    Dynamic Signal Acquisition (DSA)

    The following DSA devices are supported:

    Device PCI PXI PXIe USB
    NI 4431
    NI 4432
    NI 4461
    NI 4462
    NI 4464
    NI 4472/B
    NI 4474
    NI 4492
    NI 4495
    NI 4496
    NI 4497
    NI 4498
    NI 4499
    NI 4610

    SC Series DAQ

    The following SC Series DAQ devices are supported:

    Device PXI
    NI 4200
    NI 4204
    NI 4220
    NI 4224


    The following switches are supported:

    Device PCI PXI PXIe
    NI 4021
    NI 2501
    NI 2503
    NI 2510
    NI 2512
    NI 2514
    NI 2515
    NI 2520
    NI 2521
    NI 2522
    NI 2523
    NI 2527
    NI 2529
    NI 2530
    NI 2531
    NI 2532
    NI 2533
    NI 2534
    NI 2535
    NI 2536
    NI 2540
    NI 2541
    NI 2542
    NI 2543
    NI 2544
    NI 2545
    NI 2546
    NI 2547
    NI 2548
    NI 2549
    NI 2554
    NI 2555
    NI 2556
    NI 2557
    NI 2558
    NI 2559
    NI 2564
    NI 2565
    NI 2566
    NI 2567
    NI 2568
    NI 2569 #10003;
    NI 2570
    NI 2571
    NI 2575
    NI 2576
    NI 2584
    NI 2585
    NI 2586
    NI 2590
    NI 2591
    NI 2593
    NI 2594
    NI 2595
    NI 2596
    NI 2597
    NI 2598
    NI 2599
    NI 2720
    NI 2722
    NI 2725
    NI 2727
    NI 2800
    NI 2790
    NI 2796
    NI 2797
    NI 2798
    NI 2799
    NI 2810
    NI 2811
    NI 2812
    NI 2813
    NI 2814
    NI 2815
    NI 2816
    NI 2817
    NI 2833
    NI 2834
    NI 2865

    SCXI Chassis

    The following SCXI Chassis are supported:

    • NI PXI-1010
    • NI PXI-1011
    • NI PXI-1050
    • NI PXI-1052
    • NI SCXI-1000/DC
    • NI SCXI-1001

    SCXI Modules

    The following SCXI modules are supported:

    • NI SCXI-1100
    • NI SCXI-1102
    • NI SCXI-1102B/C
    • NI SCXI-1104/C
    • NI SCXI-1112
    • NI SCXI-1120/D
    • NI SCXI-1121
    • NI SCXI-1122
    • NI SCXI-1124
    • NI SCXI-1125
    • NI SCXI-1126
    • NI SCXI-1127
    • NI SCXI-1128
    • NI SCXI-1129
    • NI SCXI-1130
    • NI SCXI-1140
    • NI SCXI-1141
    • NI SCXI-1142
    • NI SCXI-1143
    • NI SCXI-1160
    • NI SCXI-1161
    • NI SCXI-1162
    • NI SCXI-1162HV
    • NI SCXI-1163
    • NI SCXI-1163R
    • NI SCXI-1166
    • NI SCXI-1167
    • NI SCXI-1169
    • NI SCXI-1175
    • NI SCXI-1190
    • NI SCXI-1191
    • NI SCXI-1192
    • NI SCXI-1193
    • NI SCXI-1194
    • NI SCXI-1195
    • NI SCXI-1314T
    • NI SCXI-1502
    • NI SCXI-1503
    • NI SCXI-1520
    • NI SCXI-1521/B
    • NI SCXI-1530
    • NI SCXI-1531
    • NI SCXI-1540
    • NI SCXI-1581

    TEDS Interface

    The following TEDS devices are supported:

    • NI SC-2350
    • NI BNC-2096
    • NI SCXI-1314T

    Academic Devices

    The following academic devices are supported:

    • NI ELVIS II+
    • NI myDAQ

    Legacy DAQ Devices

    The following legacy DAQ devices (also called B Series devices) are supported:

    Device DAQ Pad PCI USB
    NI DAQPad-6015
    NI DAQPad-6016
    NI PCI-6010
    NI PCI-6013
    NI PCI-6014

    Low-Cost USB

    The following low-cost USB devices (also called B Series devices) are supported:

    Device USB
    NI 6000
    NI 6001
    NI 6002
    NI 6003
    NI 6008
    NI 6009
    NI TC01

    Devices Not Supported in NI-DAQmx on the 64-Bit Versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista

    The following devices are supported in NI-DAQmx on the 32-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista. They are not supported on the 64-bit versions of Windows 8.x/7/Vista:

    • NI DAQCard-6024E 200 kS/s, 12-bit, 16 analog input channel, two analog output channel, 8 digital I/O line, two counter/timer device
    • NI DAQCard-6036E 200 kS/s, 16-bit, 16 analog input channel, two analog output channel, 8 digital I/O line, two counter/timer device
    • NI DAQCard-6062E 500 kS/s, 12-bit, 16 analog input channel device
    • NI DAQCard-6715 for PCMCIA 1 MS/s 12-bit analog output device
    • NI DAQCard-DIO-24 for PCMCIA 24-channel 5V/TTL/CMOS digital I/O device
    • NI DAQPad-6015 for USB
    • NI DAQPad-6015 for USB (BNC)
    • NI DAQPad-6015 for USB (Mass Termination)
    • NI DAQPad-6016 for USB
    • NI SCXI-1600 USB module

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