Can I Use NI-MAX Test Panels for C Series Modules With a DAQmx cRIO?

Updated Aug 8, 2023



  • cRIO-9040
  • cRIO-9041
  • cRIO-9042
  • cRIO-9043
  • cRIO-9045
  • cRIO-9046
  • cRIO-9047
  • cRIO-9048
  • cRIO-9049
  • cRIO-9052
  • cRIO-9053
  • cRIO-9054
  • cRIO-9055
  • cRIO-9056
  • cRIO-9057
  • cRIO-9058


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  • Distributed System Manager

I own a DAQmx compatible cRIO with some C Series Modules, and I would like to quickly test my modules. Are the NI-MAX test panels available as with cDAQ?

Yes, with these type of cRIO, it is possible to see the C Series Modules in NI-MAX and to test them with same test panels as with cDAQ.

In order to do this you have to :
  1. Expand the "Devices and Interfaces" list of the concerned cRIO and select your module
  2. Configure the module as "Real-Time (NI-DAQmx)"
  3. You will be able to use the test panel

Additional Information

  • Make sure the NI-DAQmx driver version is the same in both the host PC and the Real-Time target. Otherwise, error -88716 will show up.
  • For cRIO modules that are not NI-DAQmx compatible, the C Series modules can be tested using Distributed System Manager. Information on how to do this can be found in Monitoring Real-Time Target Resources.