This document applies to NI-DAQmx Base 2.2 and previous. For more information regarding NI-DAQmx Base 3.0 and later, refer to USB Device Firmware Incompatible with DAQmx Base 3.0 or Later
The USB-6008, USB-6009, and the USB-6501 ship with installed firmware that allows you to use NI-DAQmx Base 2.2 and earlier. The first time one of these devices is plugged into a Windows machine with NI-DAQmx 7.5 or later installed, the NI-DAQmx driver automatically installs the firmware necessary to use NI-DAQmx, which disables the NI-DAQmx Base firmware. However, you can re-enable the NI-DAQmx Base firmware, and then switch back and forth between the NI-DAQmx Base and the NI-DAQmx firmware versions when using these devices.
This article addresses the following:
- How do I know what firmware is installed on my USB device?
- How can I switch the firmware from NI-DAQmx to NI-DAQmx Base or vice-versa?
- My USB device does not show up in Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX). It does not show up in LabVIEW under the list of supported devices either.
- The NI-DAQmx USB Driver Selector Option is missing in Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX).