Upgrade Firmware of My C Series Device

Updated Apr 18, 2024

Reported In


  • CompactDAQ Chassis
  • CompactDAQ Controller
  • CompactRIO Chassis


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

  • How can I upgrade the version of the firmware of my C Series device?
  • Does my C series module have a firmware version?


Firmware is programs that allow low-level control of a hardware. In the case of analog and digital acquisition devices, the chassis where it is being used controls the module without needing a firmware.

There are some C series devices that do need a firmware, however. The most common ones are NI-XNET, CANopen, DeviceNet and SoftMotion Drive Interfaces. Refer to the Related Link section documentation on updating firmware for these devices.