Programming with NI-DMM

NI Digital Multimeters Help (NI-DMM 18.1)

Edition Date: March 2018

Part Number: 370384V-01

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You can control your NI digital multimeter using the NI-DMM instrument driver.


NI-DMM, an Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI)–compliant instrument driver, is included with your kit and communicates with all NI digital multimeters. NI-DMM features a set of operations and properties that exercise the functionality of the DMM hardware, including configuration, measuring, and scanning. In addition, NI-DMM comes with an interactive Soft Front Panel. NI-DMM eliminates the need to understand complex register programming and interrupt handling in the Microsoft operating systems, and frees you to focus on creating a test system.

Making Signal Connections

To acquire data, you need to connect the signals you want to measure to the DMM. For more information, click the link for your device.

NI PCMCIA-4050 Front Panel Connections

NI 4065 Front Panel Connections

NI 4060 Front Panel Connections

NI 4070 Front Panel Connections

NI 4071 Front Panel Connections

NI 4072 Front Panel Connections


Refer to Getting Started to begin controlling your DMM with NI-DMM. Refer to Programming»Examples for examples in NI LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Visual C++, and Visual Basic.


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