USB DAQ Devices Support For Linux

Updated Oct 8, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-DAQmx

Operating System

  • Linux

Issue Details

I purchased a USB data acquisition device and I would like to use it on Linux operating system.
Is this device supported on Linux? Which driver should I install?


USB Data Acquisition devices are currently only supported by NI-DAQmx driver on Linux. This driver only supports a subset of USB DAQ devices. For example, USB-6251 is not supported by any versions of DAQmx under Linux.
For a complete list of devices supported by a specific DAQmx version, please refer to the readme document that you can find in the download page for the driver.


Additional Information

For a list of Linux distributions supported by National Instruments drivers, please refer to National Instruments Driver and Software Support for Linux Distributions.


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