Internal Loopback Test of E, M, and X Series

Updated Jan 28, 2023



  • PCI-6222
  • PCI-6233
  • PCI-6280
  • PCI-6224
  • PCI-6221
  • PCI-6225
  • PCI-6229
  • PCI-6255
  • PCI-6133
  • PXI-6133
  • PXI-6723
  • PCI-6723
  • PCI-6010


  • LabVIEW
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional
  • LabVIEW Full


  • NI-DAQmx

How can I tell if my E Series, M Series, or X Series device inputs and outputs are the expected values using internal lines?

Create a known voltage output in Measurement & Automation Explorer through Test Panels and read the corresponding input value as shown below.

Expand NI-DAQmx Devices from the configuration tree. Select your device and click Test Panels on the toolbar, as shown in figure below.

From the test panel of your device, click the Analog Output tab. In Channel Name select a device supported analog output channel, enter an Output Value, and click Update. The step is shown in figure below.

Without closing the test panel window, select Analog Input. In Channel Name select the same analog output channel and its corresponding ground. Click Start and the chart should begin updating with the value entered from the Analog Output tab. The step is shown in figure below.

Additional Information

If a more sophisticated loopback test is required you can also use these internal channels in LabVIEW, as shown in figure below.

In order to see this channel, you must change the I/O filtering of this control. For instructions on how to do this, see How do I Access Internal Channels on my DAQ Device using DAQmx?