NI-DAQmx for Linux/x86 64-bit Architecture Readme

October 2021


This file contains late breaking news about NI-DAQmx and supersedes any information found in other documentation included in the distribution.

Refer to for the most recent information about Linux support at National Instruments.

Refer to NI-DAQmx Release Notes for known issues, bugs fixed since the last release, and other release details.


System Requirements

NI-DAQmx software for the Linux/x86 64-bit architecture has been tested on the following distributions:

  • openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS 8
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04

NI-DAQmx requires a 64-bit distribution and does not support 32-bit applications.

Supported Devices

CompactDAQ Chassis

  • NI cDAQ-9171
  • NI cDAQ-9174
  • NI cDAQ-9178
  • NI cDAQ-9179
  • NI cDAQ-9185
  • NI cDAQ-9189

CompactDAQ Modules

  • NI 9201
  • NI 9202
  • NI 9203
  • NI 9205
  • NI 9206
  • NI 9207
  • NI 9208
  • NI 9209
  • NI 9210
  • NI 9211
  • NI 9212
  • NI 9213
  • NI 9214
  • NI 9215
  • NI 9216
  • NI 9217
  • NI 9218
  • NI 9219
  • NI 9220
  • NI 9221
  • NI 9222
  • NI 9223
  • NI 9224
  • NI 9225
  • NI 9226
  • NI 9227
  • NI 9228
  • NI 9229
  • NI 9230
  • NI 9231
  • NI 9232
  • NI 9234
  • NI 9235
  • NI 9236
  • NI 9237
  • NI 9238
  • NI 9239
  • NI 9242
  • NI 9244
  • NI 9246
  • NI 9247
  • NI 9250
  • NI 9251
  • NI 9252
  • NI 9253
  • NI 9260
  • NI 9262
  • NI 9263
  • NI 9264
  • NI 9265
  • NI 9266
  • NI 9269
  • NI 9326
  • NI 9344
  • NI 9361
  • NI 9375
  • NI 9401
  • NI 9402
  • NI 9403
  • NI 9411
  • NI 9421
  • NI 9422
  • NI 9423
  • NI 9425
  • NI 9426
  • NI 9435
  • NI 9436
  • NI 9437
  • NI 9469
  • NI 9472
  • NI 9474
  • NI 9475
  • NI 9476
  • NI 9477
  • NI 9478
  • NI 9481
  • NI 9482
  • NI 9485
  • NI 9775

X Series DAQ (Multifunction I/O)

Device PCIe PXIe USB
NI 6320
NI 6321
NI 6323
NI 6341
NI 6343
NI 6345
NI 6346
NI 6349
NI 6351
NI 6353
NI 6355
NI 6356
NI 6358
NI 6361
NI 6363
NI 6365
NI 6366
NI 6368
NI 6374
NI 6375
NI 6376
NI 6378
NI 6386
NI 6396

M Series DAQ (Multifunction I/O)

Device PCI PCIe PXI PXIe USB
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

S Series DAQ

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 4302
NI 4303
NI 4304
NI 4305
NI 4309
NI 4310
NI 4322
NI 4330
NI 4331
NI 4339
NI 4340
NI 4353
NI 4357

SC Express Accessories

The following SC Express terminal blocks and other accessories are supported:

Device Supported Accessory
NI 4300 NI TB-4300, NI TB-4300B, NI TB-4300C, NI CAL-4300B
NI 4302 NI RM-4302, NI TB-4302, NI TB-4302C
NI 4303 NI RM-4302, NI TB-4302, NI TB-4302C
NI 4304 NI RM-4304, NI TB-4304
NI 4305 NI RM-4304, NI TB-4304
NI 4309 NI CAL-4309, NI TB-4309 (ST), NI TB-4309 (MT)
NI 4310 NI TB-4310 (10V), NI TB-4310 (600V)
NI 4322 NI TB-4322
NI 4330 NI TB-4330, RM-24999
NI 4331 NI TB-4330, RM-24999
NI 4339 NI TB-4339, NI TB-4339B, NI TB-4339C, NI RM-4339
NI 4340 NI TB-4340
NI 4353 NI TB-4353, NI TC-4353, NI CAL-4353
NI 4357 NI TB-4357

AO Series

The following AO Series devices are supported:

Device PCIe PCI PXI PXIe
NI 6703
NI 6704
NI 6711
NI 6713
NI 6722
NI 6723
NI 6731
NI 6733
NI 6738
NI 6739

Digital I/O

The following digital I/O devices are supported.

Device PCI PCIe PXI PXIe
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 6527
NI 6528
NI 6529
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
NI 4461
NI 4462
NI 4463
NI 4464
NI 4472/B
NI 4474
NI 4480
NI 4481
NI 4492
NI 4495
NI 4496
NI 4497
NI 4498
NI 4499
NI 4610

Installation

NI provides a repository add-on for all supported drivers that you can install using your Linux distribution's native package manager.

  1. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code LinuxRepository.
  2. Download the installer for the repository add-on for your Linux distribution.
  3. Install the repository add-on using the rpm command.
  4. Select and install the following NI-DAQmx driver packages through your Linux distribution's package manager:
    • ni-daqmx
    • ni-daqmx-labview-version-support

After the driver package(s) are installed, you must rebuild the new packages for the system kernel. NI recommends that you run the command 'dkms autoinstall' after installation, and before rebooting the system, to install the latest revision of all modules that have been installed for other kernel revisions. After doing so, the installed device drivers will function immediately on the next system start.

Examples

For examples, refer to ni.com/info. Enter the info code "DAQ191LinuxExamples" and click "Submit."

Documentation and Help

Use a web browser to view getting started information at: http://www.ni.com/product-documentation/5434/en/.

You can find additional documentation here:

  • NI-DAQmx Help: http://digital.ni.com/express.nsf/bycode/exknn4
  • NI-DAQmx VI Reference:http://digital.ni.com/express.nsf/bycode/exiv9b
  • NI-DAQmx C Function Reference: http://digital.ni.com/express.nsf/bycode/exxy7f

Linux Limitations

Some features discussed in the NI-DAQmx documentation are unavailable on Linux.

  • NI-DAQmx supports two application development environments:
    • LabVIEW 2018 and later
    • C and C++ (gcc)
  • NI-DAQmx does not support other ADEs, such as the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, LabWindows/CVI, Microsoft Visual C/C++, or Microsoft Visual Basic.
  • While NI-DAQmx includes LabVIEW VIs, it does not provide other graphical utilities that are available for other operating systems:
    • LabVIEW Express VIs
    • The Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX) graphical configuration utility.
    • Soft front panels.
  • When using NI-DAQmx in a PXI system, several restrictions apply:
    • Control through MXI-4 is supported, but MXI-3 is not.
  • External calibration functions are not supported. Refer to your hardware documentation for information about external calibration, and refer to . If your NI-DAQmx requires external calibration, either perform the calibration on a Windows system, or hire NI or an independent calibration laboratory to perform the calibration.

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