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

Updated Dec 21, 2018

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 function and within it's specification limits. How can I do this quickly?


NI MAX has a functionality that is included with the 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