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beginners question - Connecting a PXIe 8100 RT and reading values from a PXI-4065

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guys i really hope you can help me here and please have mercy im really new to the whole technical stuff but i got a pxie 8100 RT module with 2 pxi 4065 modules in a pxie 1071 standing on my desk and now im supposed to get the voltage and current values into my vi's. so i connected it via ethernet to my pc and hooked up a powersupply at 12V. 

 

now. when i open ni max it recognizes the hardware as "NI-PXIe8100-2F15DF47" but under devices the two 4065s message an error with the driverversions not being the same. how can i make sure the drivers are right and further down the road how do i get those values into a labview vi?

 

to anyone helping a big thanks its greatly appreciated as im kinda desperate and clueless. 

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Hi,

that's no problem, everyone has to start somewhere.
I think you only need to install the right drivers on your PXI-Device.
The PXI System is a stand-alone system, so the right drivers have to be installed on the system.  You can install the drivers, when you select the RT controller in the configuration tree.
Then right-click the software tree and select Add/Remove Software. There you can choose the software to be installed on your RT-System.
You have to make sure to install the driver first on you Host System (PC), than you can install it on your RT System.


The right driver for your device is the NI-DMM driver.You can download the latest driver under following Link:
http://www.ni.com/download/ni-dmm-14.0/4820/en/

If the driver doesn't work it could be possible that the driver is not compatible with you LabVIEW Version.
You can check the compatibility under following link:
http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/1FC541429326607B8625781100713E64


I found a whitepaper about the set up of a PXI system:
http://www.ni.com/white-paper/12871/en/#toc2


I think a good way to understand the use of NI-DMM under LabVIEW is to use the examples.
You can find the examples in LabVIEW under "Help" -> "Find Examples".
Then go to Search and Search for "DMM" then you will get a list of DMM Examples, but the DMM driver has to be installed.


If you only want to check if the input works, you can use the "DMM Soft Front Panel".
DMM SFP is included in the NI-DMM driver.


For a beginner i think it's helpful to have some links where can get more informations:


Finding Examples for LabVIEW
http://www.ni.com/getting-started/labview-basics/examples

Getting started with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module
http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/371375d.pdf

NI Digital Multimeter Getting Started Guide
http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/323120b.pdf

Programming with NI-DMM
http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/370384N-01/dmm/programming/

Hope this will help you.

Regards,

swirl

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thank you that is really helpful. and i really appreciate that someone took the time to give such a well rounded answer. ill mark it as solution when the driver works.

 

 

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so i tried to update all the drivers but even though i got the newest DMM driver the system tells me there is no newer driver installed on the system when i try to install it on the hardware. also the 4065 modules tell me there is someething wrong with my NI-DAQmx drivers. even though i now got the 14.1 version of it it still says incompatible driver: 9.7.0f0

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Hi,

 

i see. The problem is that you don't have the same NI-DAQmx driver on your Host PC and your RT Target.

You have to install the same driver Version, e.g. if you have installeld NI-DAQmx 14.1 on your Host PC, the NI-DAQmx driver on your RT Target has to be Version 14.1 too.

 

There is a KB to the problem:

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/160FCCC3AFDE55F8862572B1005B03A7?OpenDocument

 

Regards,

 

swirl

 

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well here is an image of the software on the hardware. there is really no option for me to update any drivers on it anymore. do i need to do an bios update? version 13.1 is installed currently. NIDAQ is nowhere to be found at the moment.

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Have you installed the NI-DAQmx driver? I didn't considered that it could be that you don't installed the DAQmx driver.

If not download the latest NI-DAQmx driver, then install it on your PC. Then you should be able to install the NI-DAQmx driver on your RT Target.

 

Downloadlink NI-DAQmx 14.1:

http://www.ni.com/download/ni-daqmx-14.1/4953/en/

 

Furthermore it would be helpful if you can send me the MAX-Report of your Host PC and your RT Target.

In the following Link is an explanation how to create the MAX Report:

 

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/271F252B4EF0A2E0862570E70056A1E4?OpenDocument

 

Regards,

swirl

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yes i did insall that already. here are the reports.

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You have to make sure, that the Real Time Support for your DAQmx driver is installed.

See this KB:

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/79CB44F7E228AED88625756E00445151

 

After that you should be able to deploy the DAQmx driver on your Real Time Target

 

Regards,

swirl

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ok so that seems to work now i have the option to update the driver to 14 but when i proceed, it tells me network variable engine 1.0 is missing  and also variable client support 1.0 and also DAQmxRF 9.7.0 and DAQmxEF 9.7.0. a screenshot of the message is in the post

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