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waveform array from multichannel DAQ


I was using multiple channels of a DAQ device (NI-6002), and trying to get multiple waveforms from multiple channels.

Following instruction, I can select multiple physical channels in DAQmx, and read by using "Analog 1D Wfm NChan NSamp". After that I used index array to get waveform from different channels out. However, this did not work.

If I select only one channel, then it works perfectly. But it just refused to work with multiple channels.

A screen shot is attached, any suggestion will be very helpful.



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What exactly do you mean by "this did not work"?  Did you get an error?  Did you just not see the data from all of the channels?

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I got all zeros with length of 100 - although in the DAQmx setting I have set to collect 50K data points.

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Judging from the attached picture, you should connect the task out from the configure timing VI to the task in in your Start Task VI.


It may help a little bit more to use an example code to ensure that your code functions as intended. These can be found by going to Help >> Find Examples.


Then Navigate to Hardware Input & Output >> DAQmx >> Analog Input >> whichever VI seems to work best for you.


I would recommend starting with an example code, and then modifying it as needed.




Shamik C

Applications Engineer 

National Instruments 

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It turns out to be a data rate issue. I was running the DAQ board at full speed, this works fine for single channel; however, with more channels selected, data rate for each channel should be reduced proportionally. And this is why the code failed for multi channel.

Guess reading error message helps 🙂

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