Adding DAQ Devices

NI IMAQ Measurement and Automation Explorer

Adding DAQ Devices

To add DAQ devices, complete the following steps:

  1. Install the DAQ device according to the DAQ Getting Started Guide.
  2. Open MAX to scan your operating system for new devices. New NI-DAQmx devices appear in Devices and Interfaces»NI-DAQmx Devices.

If you are using a remote RT target, the new devices appear under Remote Systems»target»Devices and Interfaces»NI-DAQmx Devices.

For information on configuring the DAQ device, refer to Configuring DAQ Devices.

Refer to Measurement & Automation Explorer Help for Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) for information on adding and configuring devices with the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) API.

If you are installing a Plug and Play device and the operating system did not detect it, refer to Plug and Play Devices in Windows 2000/XP.

Note  When an NI USB-9xxx device is first plugged in, it appears in MAX as an NI USB-9162 until the correct module is automatically identified and displayed in MAX.