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Hardware Discovery and Setup

Set up a DataAcquisition interface, find and connect to specified devices, configure data

Toolbox functions allow you to list supported vendors, discover connected hardware, and create an interface object to communicate with your devices.


daqvendorlistList vendors available to toolbox
daqlistList data acquisition devices available to toolbox
daqCreate DataAcquisition device interface for specific vendor
daqresetReset Data Acquisition Toolbox
daqhelpHelp for toolbox interface


DataAcquisitionInterface to data acquisition device


Set up Your System for Device Detection

Make sure your system has the necessary add-ons and drivers for interfacing with your device.

The DataAcquisition Object

Overview of DataAcquisition components and supported vendors.

Discover Hardware Devices

Discover the supported data acquisition devices on your system.

Create a DataAcquisition Interface

Create a DataAcquisition interface and add channels for acquiring and generating data.

Limitations by Vendor

Limitations in toolbox support for specific vendors.

Transition Your Code from Session to DataAcquisition Interface

Upgrade session applications to the DataAcquisition interface.

Featured Examples