Determine the Analog Input Configuration Options for NI-DAQmx Supported Hardware

Updated Apr 7, 2023



  • NI-DAQmx

I am interested in knowing what analog input configurations are available on certain National Instruments hardware modules. Where can I find this information?

You can view available analog input configuration options in NI Measurement and Automation Explorer by:
  1. Opening an NI MAX Test Panel. This is done by expanding My System > Devices and Interface and selecting your device, then clicking on Test Panels.
  2. Click on the Analog Input tab
  3. Click on the Input Configuration drop-down menu.
  4. Supported input configurations will be in black, while unsupported configurations will be greyed out.

Figure 1: USB-6001 Supports Differential and RSE Configurations

Figure 2: PCI-6211 Supports Differential, RSE, and NRSE Configurations

Additional Information

If want to know what configurations are available for hardware you do not have, you can simulate a device and follow the same steps listed above. Refer to the Simulated Devices tutorial for expanded details on creating simulated devices.