Not Able to Detect CAN Module Using Hardware Discovery Wizard in NI VeriStand

Updated Dec 9, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • PXI-8461

Software

  • VeriStand 2018

Driver

  • NI-CAN
  • NI-XNET

Issue Details

  • Why am I not able to detect my PXI-8461 module automatically in NI VeriStand System Definition File automatically?
  • Why does my CAN module not show up in the Hardware list while using Hardware Discovery Wizard in NI VeriStand 2018?

Solution

NI VeriStand has native support for NI-XNET drivers in the newer versions. NI VeriStand has a number of native features for communicating with the CAN, LIN, and FlexRay buses using the NI-XNET products. However, that is not the case with NI-CAN drivers, and hence you will not be able to add the modules supported by NI-CAN drivers, using Hardware Discovery Wizard in the newer versions of NI VeriStand.

Additional Information

To get detailed information on adding the CAN port for PXI-8461 in NI VeriStand, refer How to Add PXI-8461 Module in NI VeriStand System Definition File?