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I have a 1996 NI-DAQ 1200 card and software, anyway to get this to work?

The platform is Mac OS X. My programming abilities are limited and I am having difficulty with I/O recognition as a control in REALBasic. The NI-DAQ software bundle that came with the card contains Basic code for specifically adding this component but as it is from 1996 i have no way of converting the file and due to limited programming knowledge am unable to piecemeal add the controls. If you know of any REALBasic examples of code for the NI-DAQ cards it would be much appreciated. THANKS

 

p.s. Would Labview 7 Pro for Mac OSX be able to receive information from this card

 

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Hi Grimshaw,

 

Unfortunately, the NI PCI-1200 is not supported under Mac OSX, however, if you wish, you should be able to use this DAQ card with Windows. Below is a link to our driver support page.

 

NI-DAQ Driver Support: PCI/PXI Devices
S_Hong
National Instruments
Applications Engineer
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As of right now the only resources we have in our lab are Mac OSX computers and there is no budget for the purchase of an updated DAQ card. Is there anyway to use the Driver Development Kit to allow a computer running Mac OSX to utilize the NI-DAQ 1200 card either through programming with Labview Pro 2007 or REALBasic. The Mac's have OEM acceptors for the cable, is there anyway to make this work?
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Hi Grimshaw,

 

You may be able to use the Driver Development Kit (DDK) for your NI PCI-1200, however, this would have to be programmed in C and can be quite a time investment. The DDK is mainly there as an option for OEM vendors to develop their own drivers for unsupported operating systems and is not always an easy solution. If you would like to pursue this avenue, I have linked to the register-level programmer manual for the PCI-1200 as well as some information about the DDK.

 

PCI-1200 Register-Level Programmer Manual Multifunction I/O Board for PCI Bus Computers

Measurement Hardware Driver Development Kit Frequently Asked Questions

 

I hope this helps,

S_Hong
National Instruments
Applications Engineer
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