I will really appreciate it if someone can tell me the steps to access NI PCI cards via MATLAB on Ubuntu, starting with the packages I will need to install. My requirements are very basic - like writing a 16-bit digital word.
Unfortunately the DAQmx drivers you would need for the PCI-6503 aren't compatible with Ubuntu.
It seems that there would be two options:
Depending on which route you take, googling "matlab daqmx" or "matlab comedi" should provide some insight about how to interact with the drivers from MATLAB.