How Many Tasks Can I Run on a PXIe-6536

Updated Apr 17, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • PXIe-6536

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I have a PXIe-6536. How many different tasks can I run on the device simultaneously?

Solution

The number of tasks which are possible to run in parallel depends on the number of timing engines of the device.
The PXIe-6536 has one timing engine for digital input and one for digital output.
Every task which needs precise hardware timing (e.g. change detection, continuous I/O) consumes one of the timing engines.
Therefore, you will only be able to run maximal one hardware timed input and one output task in parallel.

You can use additional software timed tasks, which are only limited by the number of inputs/outputs available.

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