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LabVIEW - MyRIO connection...

First I should say I am getting started here,

I have designed a Labview code to measure temperature with thermocouples, the LabView uses the "DAQmx Physical channel" item but I can't find the MyRio "AI0" on the physical channel, I only get the option to choose between the SimDem1/AI0 - AI7 but for what I have learn does are simulations.


Do I have to install something so the computer reads the MyRIO output/inputs???


Many thanks,



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The best (and recommended) way to work with the myRIO, particularly if you are new to LabVIEW, is to install the following:

  • Install a LabVIEW 2019 (not LabVIEW 2020 or LabVIEW 2021) system.
  • I recommend installing in the following order:
    • LabVIEW 2019 32-bit on 64-bit Windows 10.  Nothing else at this time.  Reboot.
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module, LabVIEW FPGA Module, NI CompactRIO, Vivado FPGA Compilation Tool 2017.2.  Reboot.
    • Drivers last (this might not work -- NIPM is aggressive in installing drivers earlier.  You will probably never use the NI 488.2 driver (and can safely uncheck it.
    • Look at the AddOns, and only install them if they seem applicable.  If you are just getting started, avoid .NET, C, etc. addons (you can always add them later).  Reboot.
  • At this point, you want to locate and install the LabVIEW myRIO Software Toolkit 2019 (this is the most recent released Toolkit, which will not work with more recent versions of LabVIEW).  If you do a Web search for myRIO Software Toolkit, you will probably find the download for the 2019 Toolkit.

Good luck.  If you have problems, reply here -- I've successfully built several LabVIEW 2019 systems for the myRIO in the last few months.


Bob Schor

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