PXI AIT MIL-STD-1553 Board Getting Started Instruction

Updated Apr 30, 2019

Reported In


  • AIT MIL-STD-1553
  • AIT ARINC 429


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

We have PXI AIT MIL-STD-1553, but we need to setup this hardware in a new PXI System.
What software do I need to install to program it in LabVIEW? Is there any getting started manual?


The following steps helps you to install required software, test the board and start LabVIEW example.
  1. Download and install the MIL-STD-1553 LabVIEW Instrument Driver from Avionics Interface Technologies website. Refer to Installation Instructions MIL-STD-1553 LabVIEW Plug & Play Instrument Driver for step-by-step instructions. Note that you need to have an account at Avionics Interface Technologies website to donwload the latest driver.
  2. Turn off your PXI system
  3. Insert the AIT Card in your PXI System
  4. Turn on your PXI system
  5. Update the firmware of the board. Refer to How To Update Firmware Of AIT Boards? for more information. Note that this is a required step before go forward.
  6. Verify that the board is correctly shown in Device Manager and NI MAX
  7. Perform Self-Test of the board in Soft Front Panel
  8. Run AIT LabVIEW example to test a functionality of the board