Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy)

  • Can be installed on the same machine as NI-DAQmx
  • Offered as a National Instruments legacy data acquisition driver
  • For Windows only
  • Most applicable devices also have NI-DAQmx drivers
  • Required for devices that do not have NI-DAQmx drivers

Use Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) data acquisition driver software if you have a device for which there is no NI-DAQmx driver (such as an AT E Series multifunction DAQ board); if you are using a version of National Instruments LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, or Measurement Studio earlier than Version 7.0; or if you are upgrading from NI-DAQ 6.9.x and have existing applications that you do not want to port to NI-DAQmx now.

The latest National Instruments measurement services and driver software is NI-DAQmx. Developers should use NI-DAQmx when developing applications for Microsoft Windows or applicable Linux® distributions. Developers creating applications for Mac OS X, RTX, or Pocket PC systems should use NI-DAQmx Base, the National Instruments multiplatform driver with a subset of NI-DAQmx functionality. Developers who need to create their own custom drivers should use the NI Measurement Hardware DDK (driver development kit).