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Working with PCIe 6535B

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I'm currently trying to get started using the NI PCIe 6535B in Linux RHEL7.

I was wondering if it's preferred to use C or LabVIEW and how to go about using either option. I've looked for C examples, as that's the preferred method, and have found very little. 


I also, due to my work situation, would require an offline installer for drivers if anyone knows where those may be.


I would appreciate any help that can be provided on this topic.

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You can use C to call DAQmx functions to control your device. If you do not want to use LabVIEW, you don’t have to. LabVIEW is a graphical environment and can be used without writing any traditional code, and it has prebuilt example programs that can get you going quickly and then be converted to C. The LabView route does have additional costs involved.


The following links and documents should help get you started:


NI Linux Device Drivers

Installing NI Products

DAQmx Programming

LabVIEW and Linux OS Compatibility

NI-DAQmx C Reference Help

Install .NET on Linux

C code generator for LabVIEW

C code generator help

Hope this helps!

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