Using NI myDAQ on Mac OS X


  1. You first need to install LabVIEW for Mac OS. You will need to create an NI User Account. When creating the account it requires you to specify the version that you are currently using. Specify LabVIEW 2013.
  2. For the Mac OS version you will need to expand the Additional Operating System and Language Downloads of LabVIEW and then select LabVIEW for Mac OS X.
  3. Install LabVIEW
  4. Download an install the NI-DAQmx for myDAQ driver.
  5. Plug in the myDAQ hardware to a USB port.
  6. Test the installation using one of the Virtual instruments below. I like to use the Digital Writer with an LED connected between DIO7 and DGND. Or if you don’t have an LED to hand, use the Digital Reader and wire one of the DIO to 5V.

Virtual Instruments

The following virtual instruments for Mac OS can be downloaded. Note these applications are unsigned so you will need to right click and then select open to run them for first time.

Digital Multimeter (DMM)
Function Generator
Spectrum Analyzer
Digital Reader
Digital Writer
Bode Analyzer

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