How Can I Quickly Test If My DAQ Device is Working Properly?

Updated Dec 28, 2023

Reported In


  • NI-9233


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I have a DAQ card or module, and I would like to test it to make sure that it is fully functional and within its specification limits. How can I do this quickly?


NI MAX has a functionality that is included with the NI-DAQmx driver  called Test Panels , which allows the user to initiate basic signal input or output with minimal set up. Use this with an oscilloscope or DMM for output testing or a function generator with a known signal output for input testing.

Additional Information

Make sure that your DAQmx driver is compatible with your operating system and LabVIEW version