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Product Line: NI FlexRIO

Version: 15.1

Release date: 09-25-2015

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows


New Features

FlexRIO Support 15.1 includes the following new features.

  • LabVIEW 2015 support for the following hardware devices:
    • NI-7931R
    • NI-7932R
    • NI-7935R
  • Instrument Design Libraries compatible with FlexRIO devices are now added to the functions palette
  • Updated DRAM FIFO to include support for K7 targets
  • New External Memory examples
  • New NI 793xR examples

FlexRIO Support 15.0 includes the following new features.

  • Support for LabVIEW 2015

FlexRIO Support 14.5 includes minor bug fixes.

FlexRIO Support 14.1 includes minor bug fixes.

Supported Hardware

FlexRIO 15.1 software supports the following FlexRIO modules:

  • NI-7931R
  • NI-7932R
  • NI-7935R
  • NI PXI-7951R
  • NI PXI-7952R
  • NI PXI-7953R
  • NI PXI-7954R
  • NI PXIe-7961R
  • NI PXIe-7962R
  • NI PXIe-7965R
  • NI PXIe-7966R
  • NI PXIe-7971R
  • NI PXIe-7972R
  • NI PXIe-7975R
  • NI PXIe-7976R

Device-specific information about these modules in included in the FlexRIO Help.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

FlexRIO 15.1 supports the following operating systems:


Operating System 64-bit 32-bit
Windows 8.1/8.0

Windows 7 Professional

Windows Vista Business

Windows XP Professional SP2 or higher

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2003 R21

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

Scientific Linux 6.x

CentOS 7

1 Support for Windows Server 2003 R2 may require disabling physical address extensions.

Note: FlexRIO 15.1 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.

NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.

Supported Real-Time Operating Environments

FlexRIO 15.1 supports the following real-time operating environments:

  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor—Pentium III/Celeron 600 MHz or equivalent
  • RAM—
    • Windows XP: 128 MB
    • Windows 8.1/8.0/7/Vista: 512 MB
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
  • A screen resolution of 800 x 600 with 256 colors
  • Windows 8.1/8.0/7/Vista/XP, with all available critical updates and service packs

Recommended System

  • Processor—Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • RAM—
    • Windows XP: 256 MB
    • Windows 8.1/8.0/7/Vista: 1 GB
  • A screen resolution of 1,024 x 768
  • Windows 8.1/8.0/7/Vista/XP, with all available critical updates and service packs

Supported Software

  • LabVIEW 2015 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • LabVIEW 2014 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • LabVIEW 2013 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • LabVIEW 2012 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Application Development Environments (ADEs)

Note: You should install ADEs before installing FlexRIO Support 15.1. To add support for ADEs installed after installing FlexRIO Support 15.1, modify your FlexRIO 15.1 installation or launch the FlexRIO 15.1 installer again.

  • LabVIEW 2012 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit), 2013 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit), 2014 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit), and 2015 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2012 SP1, 2013 SP1, 2014 SP1, and 2015
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module 2012 SP1, 2013 SP1, 2014 SP1, and 2015

Product Security and Critical Updates

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Driver Version Naming Changes

FlexRIO Support versions are aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the driver was released and the most recent software version the driver was designed to work with. Driver versions start with a two-digit year indicator: <ProductName><Year-BasedVersion>. For example, FlexRIO 15.0 is the version released with LabVIEW 2015.

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