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NI-DAQmx Support from Data Acquisition Toolbox

Acquire and analyze data from NI-DAQmx devices

Use MATLAB with your NI CompactDAQ system

Capabilities and Features

Data Acquisition Toolbox™ Support Package for National Instruments® NI-DAQmx Devices provides support for CompactDAQ, X-Series, M-Series, E-Series, USB, myDAQ, ELVIS II, and many other types of data acquisition hardware from National Instruments through MATLAB® and Data Acquisition Toolbox.

There are two types of interfaces for communicating with hardware: legacy and session-based. Both interfaces allow you to configure the sampling rate for your DAQ hardware, trigger the start of your data acquisition, and find and display device settings.

Depending on your application and hardware, you use either the legacy or session-based interface to communicate with the hardware:

  Session Legacy
Analog input
Analog output
Digital input and output ✔ (1) ✔ (1)
Counter/Timer  
Voltage measurements
Current, thermocouple, RTD, IEPE, and bridge measurements  
Simulink blocks  
(1) For digital I/O, the session-based interface supports clocked and static acquisition and control, while the legacy interface supports only static acquisition and control.

Supported Hardware

National Instruments data acquisition hardware uses the following driver software: NI-DAQmx (version 9.2 or higher) and Traditional NI-DAQ (version 7.3).

AT

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
AT-6022E L
AT-AI-16XE-10 L
AT-AO-10 L
AT-AO-6 L
AT-DIO-32F L
AT-DIO-32HS L
AT-MIO-16DE-10 L
AT-MIO-16E-1 L
AT-MIO-16E-10 L
AT-MIO-16E-2 L
AT-MIO-16XE-10 L
AT-MIO-16XE-50 L
AT-MIO-64E-3 L
Lab-PC-1200 L
Lab-PC-1200AI L
Lab-PCPlus L
PC-516 AT L
PC-DIO-24 L
PC-DIO-24PnP L
PC-DIO-96 L
PC-DIO-96PnP L
PC-TIO-10 L
   

CompactDAQ

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
NI cDAQ-9171 S
NI cDAQ-9172 S
NI cDAQ-9174 S
NI cDAQ-9178 S
NI cDAQ-9181 S
NI cDAQ-9184 S
NI cDAQ-9188 S
NI cDAQ-9191 S
NI 9201 S
NI 9201 (DSUB) S
NI 9203 S
NI 9205 S
NI 9205 (DSUB) S
NI 9206 S
NI 9207 (DSUB) S
NI 9208 S
NI 9208 (DSUB) S
NI 9209 S
NI 9211 S
NI 9212 S
NI 9213 S
NI 9214 S
NI 9215 S
NI 9215 (BNC) S
NI 9216 S
NI 9217 S
NI 9218 S
NI 9219 S
NI 9220 S
NI 9221 S
NI 9221 (DSUB) S
NI 9222 S
NI 9223 S
NI 9225 S
NI 9226 S
NI 9227 S
NI 9229 S
NI 9230 S
NI 9232 S
NI 9233 S
NI 9234 S
NI 9235 S
NI 9236 S
NI 9237 S
NI 9238 S
NI 9239 S
NI 9242 S
NI 9244 S
NI 9246 S
NI 9247 S
NI 9263 S
NI 9264 S
NI 9264 (DSUB) S
NI 9265 S
NI 9269 S
NI 9344 S
NI 9361 S
NI 9401 S
NI 9402 S
NI 9403 S
NI 9411 S
NI 9421 S
NI 9422 S
NI 9423 S
NI 9425 S
NI 9426 S
NI 9435 S
NI 9437 S
NI 9472 S
NI 9474 S
NI 9475 S
NI 9476 S
NI 9477 S
NI 9478 S
NI 9481 S
NI 9485 S

ELVIS

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
ELVIS II S, L (for additional I/O, see NI ELVIS II File Exchange entry)
ELVIS II+ S, L (for additional I/O, see NI ELVIS II File Exchange entry)

ENET

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
ENET-9163 (Carrier) S, L
ENET-9205 S, L
ENET-9205 (DSUB) S, L
ENET-9206 S, L
ENET-9211 S, L
ENET-9213 S, L
ENET-9215 S, L
ENET-9215 (BNC) S, L
ENET-9219 S, L
ENET-9237 S
ENET-9421 S, L
ENET-9421 (DSUB) S, L
ENET-9234 S, L
ENET-9472 S, L
ENET-9472 (DSUB) S, L
ENET- 9481 S, L

IEEE-1394 (FireWire)

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
DAQPad-6052E L
DAQPad-6070E L

myDAQ

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
myDAQ S

PCI

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
PCI-1200 L
PCI-4451 L
PCI-4452 L
PCI-4461 S, L
PCI-4462 S, L
PCI-4472 S, L
PCI-4474 S, L
PCI-4551 L
PCI-4552 L
PCI-6010 S, L
PCI-6011E L
PCI-6013 S, L
PCI-6014 S, L
PCI-6023E S, L
PCI-6024E S, L
PCI-6025E S, L
PCI-6030E S, L
PCI-6031E S, L
PCI-6032E S, L
PCI-6033E S, L
PCI-6034E S, L
PCI-6035E S, L
PCI-6036E S, L
PCI-6040E S, L
PCI-6052E S, L
PCI-6070E S, L
PCI-6071E S, L
PCI-6110 S, L
PCI-6110E S, L
PCI-6111 S, L
PCI-6111E S, L
PCI-6115 S, L
PCI-6120 S, L
PCI-6122 S, L
PCI-6123 S, L
PCI-6132 S, L
PCI-6133 S, L
PCI-6143 S, L
PCI-6154 S, L
PCI-6220 S, L
PCI-6221 S, L
PCI-6224 S, L
PCI-6225 S, L
PCI-6229 S, L
PCI-6230 S, L
PCI-6232 S, L
PCI-6233 S, L
PCI-6238 S
PCI-6239 S
PCI-6250 S, L
PCI-6251 S, L
PCI-6254 S, L
PCI-6255 S, L
PCI-6259 S, L
PCI-6280 S, L
PCI-6281 S, L
PCI-6284 S, L
PCI-6289 S, L
PCI-6503 S, L
PCI-6509 S, L
PCI-6510 S, L
PCI-6511 S, L
PCI-6512 S, L
PCI-6513 S, L
PCI-6514 S, L
PCI-6515 S, L
PCI-6516 S, L
PCI-6517 S, L
PCI-6518 S, L
PCI-6519 S, L
PCI-6520 S
PCI-6521 S, L
PCI-6527 S, L
PCI-6528 S, L
PCI-6533 S, L
PCI-6534 S, L
PCI-6601 S, L
PCI-6602 S, L
PCI-6703 S, L
PCI-6704 S, L
PCI-6711 S, L
PCI-6713 S, L
PCI-6722 S, L
PCI-6723 S, L
PCI-6731 S, L
PCI-6733 S, L
PCI-DIO-32HS S, L
PCI-DIO-96 S, L
PCI-MIO-16E-1 S, L
PCI-MIO-16E-4 S, L
PCI-MIO-16XE-10 S, L
PCI-MIO-16XE-50 S, L

PCI-Express

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
PCIe-6251 S, L
PCIe-6259 S, L
PCIe-6320 S, L
PCIe-6321 S, L
PCIe-6323 S, L
PCIe-6341 S, L
PCIe-6343 S, L
PCIe-6351 S, L
PCIe-6353 S, L
PCIe-6361 S, L
PCIe-6363 S, L
PCIe-6509 S, L
PCIe-6535 S, L
PCIe-6536 S, L
PCIe-6537 S, L

PCMCIA

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
DAQCard-1200 L
DAQCard-500 L
DAQCard-516 L
DAQCard-6023E L
DAQCard-6024E L
DAQCard-6036E L
DAQCard-6062-E L
DAQCard-6533 L
DAQCard-6715 L
DAQCard-700 L
DAQCard-AI-16E-4 L
DAQCard-AI-16XE-50 L
DAQCard-DIO-24 L

PXI

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
PXI-2564 L
PXI-2565 L
PXI-2566 L
PXI-2567 L
PXI-2568 L
PXI-2569 L
PXI-2570 L
PXI-2586 L
PXI-4204 S, L
PXI-4461 S, L
PXI-4462 S, L
PXI-4472 S, L
PXI-4472B S, L
PXI-4496 S, L
PXI-4498 S, L
PXI-6011E S, L
PXI-6025E S, L
PXI-6030E S, L
PXI-6031E S, L
PXI-6035E S, L
PXI-6040E S, L
PXI-6052E S, L
PXI-6053E S, L
PXI-6070E S, L
PXI-6071E S, L
PXI-6115 S, L
PXI-6120 S, L
PXI-6122 S, L
PXI-6123 S, L
PXI-6132 S, L
PXI-6133 S, L
PXI-6143 S, L
PXI-6220 S, L
PXI-6221 S, L
PXI-6224 S, L
PXI-6225 S, L
PXI-6229 S, L
PXI-6230 S, L
PXI-6232 S, L
PXI-6233 S, L
PXI-6236 S
PXI-6238 S
PXI-6239 S
PXI-6250 S, L
PXI-6251 S, L
PXI-6254 S, L
PXI-6255 S, L
PXI-6259 S, L
PXI-6280 S, L
PXI-6281 S, L
PXI-6284 S, L
PXI-6289 S, L
PXI-6508 S, L
PXI-6509 S, L
PXI-6511 S, L
PXI-6512 S, L
PXI-6513 S, L
PXI-6514 S, L
PXI-6515 S, L
PXI-6521 S, L
PXI-6527 S, L
PXI-6528 S, L
PXI-6529 S, L
PXI-6533 S, L
PXI-6534 S, L
PXI-6602 S, L
PXI-6608 S, L
PXI-6624 S
PXI-6703 S, L
PXI-6704 S, L
PXI-6711 S, L
PXI-6713 S, L
PXI-6722 S, L
PXI-6723 S, L
PXI-6733 S, L

PXI-Express

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
PXIe-4300 S
PXIe-4463 S
PXIe-4492 S, L
PXIe-4496 S, L
PXIe-4497 S, L
PXIe-4498 S, L
PXIe-4499 S, L
PXIe-6124 S, L
PXIe-6251 S
PXIe-6259 S
PXIe-6341 S, L
PXIe-6345 S
PXIe-6355 S
PXIe-6356 S, L
PXIe-6358 S, L
PXIe-6361 S, L
PXIe-6363 S, L
PXIe-6365 S
PXIe-6366 S, L
PXIe-6368 S, L
PXIe-6375 S
PXIe-6535 S, L
PXIe-6536 S, L
PXIe-6537 S, L

SCXI

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
SCXI-1000 L
SCXI-1100 L
SCXI-1102B L
SCXI-1102C L
SCXI-1104 L
SCXI-1104C L
SCXI-1112 L
SCXI-1122 L
SCXI-1124 L
SCXI-1125 L
SCXI-1126 L
SCXI-1160 L
SCXI-1161 L
SCXI-1162 L
SCXI-1162HV L
SCXI-1163 L
SCXI-1163R L
SCXI-1166 L
SCXI-1167 L
SCXI-1169 L
SCXI-1192 L
SCXI-1520 L
SCXI-1530 L
SCXI-1531 L
SCXI-1540 L

USB

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
DAQPad-6015 L
DAQPad-6016 L
DAQPad-6020E L
DAQPad-6507 L
DAQPad-6508 L
USB-4431 S, L
USB-4432 S, L
USB-6000 S
USB-6001 S
USB-6002 S
USB-6003 S
USB-6008 S, L
USB-6009 S, L
USB-6210 S, L
USB-6211 S, L
USB-6212 S, L
USB-6212 (BNC) S, L
USB-6212 (Mass Termination) S, L
USB-6215 S, L
USB-6216 S, L
USB-6216 (BNC) S, L
USB-6216 (Mass Termination) S, L
USB-6218 S, L
USB-6218 (BNC) S, L
USB-6221 S, L
USB-6221 (BNC) S, L
USB-6225 S, L
USB-6225 (Mass Termination) S, L
USB-6229 S, L
USB-6229 (BNC) S, L
USB-6251 S, L
USB-6251 (BNC) S, L
USB-6255 S, L
USB-6255 (Mass Termination) S, L
USB-6259 S, L
USB-6259 (BNC) S, L
USB-6259 (Mass Termination) S, L
USB-6281 S, L
USB-6281 (Mass Termination) S, L
USB-6289 S, L
USB-6289 (Mass Termination) S, L
USB-6341 S, L
USB-6343 S, L
USB-6351 S, L
USB-6353 S, L
USB-6356 S, L
USB-6361 S, L
USB-6363 S, L
USB-6366 S, L
USB-6501 S, L
USB-6509 S, L
USB-6525 S, L
USB-9162 (Carrier) S, L
USB-9201 S, L
USB-9211 S, L
USB-9211A S, L
USB-9213 S, L
USB-9215A S, L
USB-9219 S, L
USB-9221 S, L
USB-9229 S, L
USB-9229 (BNC) S, L
USB-9233 S, L
USB-9234 S, L
USB-9237 S
USB-9239 S, L
USB-9239 (BNC) S, L
USB-9263 S
USB-9264 S
USB-9265 S
USB-9421 S, L
USB-9472 S, L
USB-9481 S, L
USB-TC01 S

WLS

Product Name Available Interfaces (L= Legacy, S=Session)
WLS-9163 (Carrier) S, L
WLS-9205 S, L
WLS-9205 (DSUB) S, L
WLS-9206 S, L
WLS-9211 S, L
WLS-9213 S, L
WLS-9215 S, L
WLS-9215 (BNC) S, L
WLS-9219 S, L
WLS-9234 S, L
WLS-9237 S
WLS-9421 S, L
WLS-9421 (DSUB) S, L
WLS-9472 S, L
WLS-9472 (DSUB) S, L
WLS-9481 S, L

Platform and Release Support

Session-based interface available on 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® only.

Legacy interface available on 32-bit Windows only. See table for the interfaces available for your particular device.

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Before installing the support package, confirm you have the correct setup. View system requirements and installation options.

MathWorks Requirements

Software

Required

Also supported in student and home software.

Recommended

Support Package

Required

Support Package Installer installs this support package. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.

Third-Party Requirements

Hardware

Required

  • Any NI-DAQmx device from the Supported Hardware tables on the left

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