Unable to Find Test Panels for NI R Series Multifunction RIO Module

Updated May 14, 2020

Reported In

Hardware

  • PXIe-7846

Driver

  • NI R Series Multifunction RIO

Issue Details

I have a PXI Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O module and I'm trying to test it with the help of NI MAX test panels, like I do with my PXI DAQ modules. But NI MAX does not provide an option to use test panels with these PXI Multifunction RIO modules. How can I test my module ?

Solution

PXI R series modules use NI R Series Multifunction RIO drivers. These drivers do not have test panel functionality in NI MAX. This is because the I/O operations on R Series devices must be programmed through the FPGA. So a convenient way to test these modules is to deploy and run a LabVIEW shipping example program. 

Additional Information

You can find relevant LabVIEW shipping examples from NI Example Finder. Search for examples specific to the hardware you are using by following the instructions given here