FlexRIO Adapter Module Not Powered On in NI-MAX

Updated Dec 27, 2019

Reported In


  • RF Adapter Module for FlexRIO
  • PXI Chassis


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Issue Details

I have a FlexRIO Adapter Module, such as the NI-5791, in a PXI Chassis. NI-MAX can detect the module but is showing it as not powered on.


NI-MAX will not display the FlexRIO Adapter Module as powered on until the device is in use.


Additional Information

This power on state does not matter if the code is not executing on the FPGA. However, if the code is executing but the module shows as not powered on, it could mean the adapter has been shut down to prevent damage to the card if either the module isn't compatible with the type defined in the project or if the code is calling incompatible functionality with the module