Communicating with an LVDS Device Using NI Hardware

Updated Oct 14, 2022

Reported In


  • NI-6585
  • PXIe-6570
  • NI-6583
  • PXIe-6555
  • PXI-6551
  • PXI-6552
  • PXI-6562
  • PCI-6561

Issue Details

I need to communicate with a device that uses the LVDS protocol. Does National Instruments have any product that can do this?


Most National Instruments products that could communicate via LVDS are obsolete. Our current products that may have the ability to communicate with LVDS are the NI-6585 with a FlexRIO and the PXIe 6570.

Be aware that using the 6570 will require you to manually receive and interpret the protocol using Digital Pattern Editor, and will be very high level of effort. The 6570 can also transmit or receive at 100 Mvectors/S.

Additional Information

The 656x series was made for LVDS, but this line is now obsolete and cannot be purchased.
The 655x series could be configured in LabVIEW to do LVDS, but it is also obsolete.