Configure My SCXI Chassis for a Real-Time Target in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Updated May 21, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • PXI Chassis

Software

  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx 8.3

Issue Details

I have an SCXI chassis connected to a Real-Time target (for example, a PXI-1050 combo chassis with PXI-8186 RT controller). How do I configure the SCXI chassis and modules in (MAX) for use on the Real-Time target?

Solution

If you are using the NI-DAQmx driver, this procedure is described in the SCXI Quick Start Guide Steps 10-12. As described, the Real-Time target shows up under Remote Systems in MAX, and under that you will see a "Devices and Interfaces" category just as you would on your local system. Set up and configuration on this remote system will be mostly the same as it is on a local computer.

If you are using Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy), a slightly different procedure is required. Please refer to How do I Install and Configure Traditional NI-DAQ Devices in LabVIEW Real-Time for a PXI System? for more information.