Advanced Trigger Modes and Frequency Lists for NI Function Generators

Updated Apr 20, 2023

Reported In


  • PXI-5401
  • PXI-5402
  • PXI-5406
  • PXI-5411
  • PXIe-5442
  • PXI-5441
  • PXI-5431
  • PXIe-5433

Issue Details

What are the various trigger modes that will allow me to output a sequence of waveforms?


The four main trigger modes you can use to trigger waveforms from a list are listed below:  
  • Single Trigger Mode
  • Continuous Trigger Mode
  • Stepped Trigger Mode
  • Burst Trigger Mode 
When you make a frequency list, you need to choose a sequence of waveforms and the length of each sequence. Most boards do support frequency lists; however, some like the NI 5404 do not. 

Use the niFgen Property node to access these features under triggers tab.