This article explains and walks you through how to create simulated NI-DAQmx devices in NI MAX.
Sometimes you will find yourself needing to understand the functionality and test hardware capabilities without the hardware being physically present next to you, in these situations a simulated device can replicate the general behavior of the real device.
Simulated devices are created using the NI-DAQmx Simulated Device option from the NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX).
Some important considerations while working with simulated devices:
- Some NI-DAQmx devices cannot be simulated in NI MAX. For these situations, you may try to find a similar device that can be simulated and still be a significant representative of your test.
- Only NI-DAQmx devices or Modular Instruments can be simulated.
- For those devices that can be simulated, there are some methods and properties specific to some devices that are not supported in simulation mode.
Follow the steps below to create your NI-DAQmx Simulated Device: