Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) Version Installed with NI-DAQmx Drivers
Updated Oct 27, 2020
This article lists the most recent NI-DAQmx driver releases, along with their corresponding versions of Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) that were included with the installer. Additionally, some older releases, including Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy), are included in a downloadable file.
Note: Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy), formerly NI-DAQ, was packaged into the same installer as NI-DAQmx in 2003. NI-DAQ 7.4 was the final driver release to include both drivers.
As you install and upgrade other NI software like LabVIEW, or other NI device drivers, your version of NI MAX will be upgraded if the installer contains a higher version. However, this alone will not break compatibility with NI-DAQmx. Higher versions of NI MAX will always support lower versions of NI-DAQmx.
Finding the Versions of NI MAX and NI-DAQmx Already Installed on your System
If you've already installed almost any NI software, you will have NI MAX installed on your system. Installing NI-DAQmx will also install NI MAX. To find the versions currently installed on your system:
The easiest way to tell which version of MAX you have installed is click Help»About from within MAX.
Expand My System»Software in NI MAX to find the version of NI-DAQ or NI-DAQmx installed.
NI-DAQmx replaced Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) in 2003. NI strongly recommends using NI-DAQmx for new designs and migrating existing Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) applications to NI-DAQmx. Please review the Getting Started with NI-DAQmx guide for more information on migration.