Which Switches Support  the Scanning Functionality?

Updated Sep 6, 2018

Reported In


  • PXI Matrix Switch Module
  • PXI RF Matrix Switch Module
  • PXI Multiplexer Switch Module
  • PXI RF Multiplexer Switch Module
  • RF Multiplexer Switch Module for SCXI
  • Matrix/Multiplexer Switch Module for SCXI



Issue Details

I have or am interested in purchasing an NI Switch device and I want to use the scanning mode to take advantage of its synchronization capabilities.
  • Does my switch support scanning? How do I know?
  • Where can I find a list of switches that support scanning?


You can find information about a specific switch in the N-Switches Help in LabVIEW by clicking Help >> NI-Switches Help. Under Devices, you can click each model and see the available topologies and whether any supports scanning. For example, you can see that the NI PXI/PXIe-2527 supports scanning while the NI PXIe-2524 does not.

You can find a complete list of the devices that support scanning in the Scanning NI Switches with NI Digital Multimeters topic of the NI-Switches Help, under Scanning Capabilities, along with the available triggering options for each.


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