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NI-DAQmx Base Software

  • Windows, Linux®, Mac OS X, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE support
  • Driver software for many popular NI data acquisition devices, including M Series
  • Multiplatform driver built using LabVIEW and Measurement Hardware DDK
  • High-level programming interfaces for LabVIEW and ANSI C
  • Subset of NI-DAQmx functionality

NI-DAQmx Base offers a subset of NI-DAQmx functionality on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE OSs. Application development is simple, using the clean, concise programming interface, programmatic channel and task creation, and tight integration with NI LabVIEW. This driver software includes ready-to-use LabVIEW VIs and C function examples similar to those included in the full-featured NI-DAQmx software.

National Instruments built NI-DAQmx Base driver software using the NI Measurement Hardware DDK (MHDDK) and developed the software almost entirely in the multiplatform LabVIEW graphical development environment. This lightweight and agile architecture makes it possible to quickly develop NI-DAQmx Base for additional OSs and devices in the future. The MHDDK is ideal for developing custom drivers using register-level programming.

Developers creating applications for Windows and Linux-based systems should consider using the latest in full-featured NI-DAQmx.

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