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How to Add a Powertrain Control C Series Module to a LabVIEW Project?

Updated Jan 4, 2019

Reported In


  • NI-9751
  • NI-9752
  • NI-9753
  • NI-9754
  • NI-9757
  • NI-9758
  • NI-9759
  • NI-9760


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have purchased a Powertrain Controls C Series module.  How do I add this hardware to my LabVIEW project?


In order to add a Powertrain Control C Series module to a LabVIEW project, follow the steps listed below:

1. Install the Powertrain Controls Device Drivers onto your development system using NI VI Package Manager (NI VIPM). Note: You do not install the device drivers onto the cRIO.
If you are experiencing any issues while installing this driver with VIPM, make sure you are running it with Administrator Privileges.

2. Reboot your development system and open your LabVIEW project.

3. Right-click on the FPGA target as shown in the image below.

4. Select New » C Series Modules… as shown in the image below.

- Powertrain Control modules are not supported in Scan Interface mode.
- Powertrain Control modules will not auto-populate in a LabVIEW project when a cRIO is added.
- Powertrain Control modules require an empty slot between them and non Powertrain Control modules.

5. When the Add Targets and Devices window opens, select the New target or device radio button and double-click C Series Module under Targets and Device Types as shown in the image below.

6. When the New C Series Module window opens, find your module from the list and select OK.


Additional Information

Powertrain Control modules are now referenced by module number instead of module description.  For example, the Direct Injector Driver is now listed as the NI 9751.


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