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I/O Monitor

Interactively set output values and monitor input values on the Academic RIO Device MXP and MSP connector signals to quickly test your connected peripheral devices without creating a VI. Note: The NI ELVIS III does not have an I/O Monitor at this time.

https://youtu.be/60aA0n7Y0PM (2:24)


  1. Connect the Academic RIO Device by its USB cable to establish the “USBLAN” network
  2. Start LabVIEW
  3. Click “Set Up and Explore” and then click “Launch the I/O Monitor”
  4. Alternatively, right-click the Device target in the LabVIEW Project Explorer and select “Launch IO Monitor”
  5. Select your Device
  6. Digital I/O:
    • Connect a wire between DIO0 and DIO1 (see the map for MXP connector pinout)
    • Select DIO0 and DIO1
    • Change DIO0 to “Write” mode
    • Toggle the DIO0 switch and observe that DIO1 input properly senses DIO0
  7. Analog I/O:
    • Connect a wire between AI0 and AO0 (see the map for MXP connector pinout)
    • Select AI0 and AO0
    • Change the AO0 output type and amplitude


For more information

  1. What's New for NI myRIO (http://www.ni.com/white-paper/52419/en/)
    Includes a description of the "myRIO I/O Monitor" introduced with the LabVIEW 2014 myRIO Toolkit.