Update the Firmware on a SLSC Chassis

Updated Feb 11, 2021



  • SLSC-12001



After upgrading the NI-SLSC driver version being used, you'll need to update the firmware on the SLSC.
This can be done by running the LabVIEW example program based on the NI System Configuration API. 

For those without LabVIEW, the .exe has been attached to this article.

Locate Configuration.vi from Example Finder in LabVIEW or use SLSCFWUpdate.exe (requires installation of LabVIEW Runtime engine 2020).
Configuration.vi is a shipping example found in Example Finder>>Hardware Input and Output>>SLSC>>Basic Usage
  1. Run the SLSCFwUpdate.exe or Configuration.vi
  2. Select the SLSC you wish to update from the table on the left of the front panel.
  3. If the SLSC is present skip to point 5, otherwise select Refresh.
  4. If the SLSC is still not present, select Add, to manually add via IP address.
  5. Select Update FW button to update the firmware.
This will open a pop-up window asking for the .cfg file, which will be stored at C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\Firmware\SLSC
  1. Browse for the .cfg file you need.
  2. Enter the login information for the device you're updating.
  3. Select OK.
This will now update the firmware of the device.