Use SignalExpress With The NI RIO Platforms

Updated Oct 30, 2018

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  • SignalExpress

Issue Details

Can I use a NI RIO device(CompactRIO, sbRIO, roboRIO, myRIO, etc.) with SignalExpress?


The NI RIO Platforms do not work with SignalExpress because they use the on-board FPGA to acquire the signals through the modules, and therefore do not use NI-DAQmx.

Additional Information

To use the NI RIO devices, please refer to their user manuals and work with LabVIEW Real-Time and FPGA modules. Additionally, you can review: Generate and Acquire Signals in a NI CompactRIO.

Note: The CompactRIO with DAQmx option will not work with SignalExpress wither because it is an embedded device.


Another option available to use C series modules with Signal Express is using a USB CompactDAQ chassis. Please note that for new data acquisition applications, National Instruments recommends using DAQExpress or FlexLogger.


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