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I am looking into the possibility of utilizing the USB-4065 as the reference device in a calibration system which is under development.  The client which will interface with the USB-4065 runs a Linux OS. Does a version of the NI-DMM linux driver exist or are any linux compatible libraries which supports the USB-4065? 

 

 

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benwjj42,

 

NI-DMM 2.5 is available for Linux. However, this driver is pretty old - it does not support the USB 4065, and most of the Linux distributions it supports are pretty outdated.

 

Your best bet will likely be to either use a card that is supported by NI-DMM 2.5 such as the PCI-4070, or look into the possibility of bringing Windows into the equation somehow - this would give you the most options.

 

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Thank you, it looks like we will have to look into other DVMs.

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Are you on PXI?

Will a PCI / PCIe device do?

Or must it be USB?

Marcos Kirsch
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NI Driver Software
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Has anything changed over the last couple of years?  The readme files for the linux drivers seem to indicate support for the USB-4065, but I think I have installed all the drivers (on Ubuntu 21.04) and the NI hardware configuration utility is telling me the USB devices are "unsupported".  Any help would be appreciated.

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>The readme files for the linux drivers seem to indicate support for the USB-4065,

 

This is the NI-DMM for Linux/x86 64-bit Architecture Readme, Version 21.3. It supports modern 64-bit Linux distributions.

Unfortunately, USB-4065 is not supported, and it is not listed in the document. Where did you see it listed?

 

 

Marcos Kirsch
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NI Driver Software
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Ah, thanks for the link.  I had just gone to the NI-DMM downloads page, selected Linux, and clicked the readme link but missed there were two different readme's available (one for non-Linux and one for Linux).

 

Are there any plans to support these devices in Linux?  Or is there any other way to communicated with the USB-4065's using a Linux OS / Python?  

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Unfortunately there are no plans at the moment to add support for USB-4065 to Linux.

Marcos Kirsch
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NI Driver Software
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