Using NI MAX Test Panel for Data Acquisition (DAQ) Modules in Real-Time System

Updated Dec 28, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module


  • NI-DAQmx

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I have a Real Time PXI System with data acquisition modules and a Windows deployment PC. In my deployment PC I have the following software installed:

  • LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 
  • PXI Platform Services Run Time
  • DAQmx Run Time

Before delivering the system, I would like to test the data acquisition through NI-MAX test panel. The PXI modules are recognized in NI-MAX but I do not see the test panel option. How can I use the test panel? 


You have the following options to access the DAQ modules on your Real Time System through the test panel.

  • Use your development PC, which should include the DAQmx driver
  • Install the full DAQmx driver  on your deployment PC. Or you can install the DAQmx Run-Time with Configuration Support through installers mentioned in this KnowledgeBase


Additional Information

  • The NI-MAX test panel is intended for use during development and/or for troubleshooting issues without programming. Therefore, DAQmx Run Time driver will not have this capability.
  • If you have XNET modules in your PXI Real Time System, you also need the full XNET driver to access the Bus Monitor.