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punamit
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NIDAQmx API's for MXI-2

Is it possible to use NIDAQmx API's instead of NI-VISA/NI-VXI API's to control a VXI system

Which standard PCI based cards are available for this purpose from NI with example programs

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Re: NIDAQmx API's for MXI-2

The only form factors available for the NI-DAQmx API are listed here:  http://www.ni.com/dataacquisition/.

 

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Re: NIDAQmx API's for MXI-2

Thanks tyler for the reply

I want to use PCI MXI-2 card on my PC. I want some sample program based on VC++ 6.0 to test NI PCI MXI-2 card. please let me know if you have come across this.

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Re: NIDAQmx API's for MXI-2

The NI PCI-MXI-2 is a MXI link and not a data acquisition device. You can use the NI PCI-MXI-2 with a NI VXI-MXI-2 within a VXI chassis -- then place VXI instruments in the chassis, power on the chassis and boot up the computer, and run RESMAN to find your instruments. Here is a slew of resources for you to familiarize yourself with.

 

NI VXI-MXI-2 for PCI:  http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/12833

 

PCI-MXI-2 User Manual:  http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/321032a.pdf

VXI-MXI-2 User Manual:  http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/371692a.pdf

VXI Technical Library:  http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/5011

Software for VXIL  http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/4118

 

The NI PCI-MXI-2 is not an instrument. So if you want to do data acquistion in your PC, you'll need to purchase a PCI DAQ from here:  http://www.ni.com/dataacquisition/. For more help with data acquisiton questions, you should post in the data acquistion forum. 

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