Measure Voltage and Current Simultaneously on a NI DMM

Updated May 8, 2024

Reported In


  • PXI Digital Multimeter
  • Digital Multimeter Device


  • NI-DMM

Issue Details

How can I measure voltage and current, or any combination of two different digital multimeter (DMM) measurements, at the same time?


Due to certain parts of the circuitry for each task being shared, DMMs can not perform two different measurement tasks simultaneously. 

Additional Information

To accomplish multiple measurement types together, the switching of tasks can be automated in software. Additionally, a DMM and a switch can be combined to allow a DMM to measure many devices simultaneously.