USB DAQ Devices Support For Linux

Updated May 2, 2019

Reported In


  • NI-DAQmx

Operating System

  • Linux

Issue Details

I purchased a USB data acquisition (DAQ) device and I would like to use it on Linux operating system. Are USB devices supported on Linux? Which driver should I install?


Only some USB data acquisition devices be used on Linux operating systems. This is because USB bus support is not available using NI-DAQmx for Linux. Alternatively, NI-DAQmx Base does support some USB DAQ devices, but it does not support X-Series devices.

For a list of USB DAQ devices supported by the latest version of DAQmx-Base, see the "Supported Hardware" section of the DAQmx Base 15.0 download page. Note: If you are using this driver to interface your device with LabVIEW, please note that this driver only works with LabVIEW versions 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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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