System Requirements for LabVIEW Development Systems and Modules

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LabVIEW Development Systems

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for more information on system requirements.

Windows    
  Run-Time Engine Development Environment
Processor

Pentium III/Celeron 866 MHz (or equivalent) or later (32-bit)

Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later (64-bit)

Pentium 4M (or equivalent) or later (32-bit)

Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later (64-bit)

RAM 256 MB 1 GB
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
OS

Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)

Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)

Disk Space 620 MB 5 GB (includes default drivers
from NI Device Drivers DVD)
Mac OS X    
  Run-Time Engine Development Environment
Processor Intel-based processor Intel-based processor
RAM 256 MB 2 GB
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
OS OS X 10.9 or 10.10 OS X 10.9 or 10.10
Disk Space 257 MB 1.4 GB for the complete installation (excluding drivers)
Linux    
  Run-Time Engine Development Environment
Processor Pentium III/Celeron 866 MHz or equivalent

Pentium 4M (or equivalent) or later (32-bit)

Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later (64-bit)

RAM 256 MB 1 GB
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
OS

Linux kernel 2.6x or 3.x and GNU C Library (glibc) Version 2.11 for the Intel x86 architecture (32-bit)

Linux kernel 2.6x or 3.x and GNU C Library (glibc) Version 2.11 for the Intel x86_64 architecture (64-bit)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 6.5 or later, open SUSE 12.3 or 13.1, or Scientific Linux 6.5 or later
Disk Space

108 MB (32-bit)

98 MB (64-bit)

1.1 GB for the complete installation of each bitness

2.2 GB for the complete installation of both 32- and 64-bit LabVIEW

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SignalExpress

  • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP SP3/Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)/Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB additional disk space
  • Pentium 4 processor or equivalent
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LabVIEW Real-Time Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 200 MB additional disk space
    • Real-time target hardware and driver software
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LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 2.5 GB additional  disk space
    • 512 MB of RAM. National Instruments recommends 1 GB of  RAM
    • Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or later
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LabVIEW FPGA Module

  • Note: The LabVIEW 2015 FPGA Module does not support Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.0, or Windows 8.1.
  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows
  • 11 GB additional disk space for a complete installation
  • 1.2 GHz Pentium processor or a compatible processor of equal or higher speed 
  • Memory:

    • At least 3 GB of RAM for Virtex-5 and earlier FPGA targets
    • At least 4 GB of RAM for Virtex-6 and later FPGA targets
  • FPGA device
  • Device driver software specified by hardware documentation
  • NI recommends a 64-bit OS for the computer on which you install the Xilinx compilation tools
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LabVIEW MathScript RT Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) plus the following:
    • 500 MB additional available disk space
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LabVIEW Touch Panel Module - No longer available for purchase

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 250 MB additional available disk space
    • (Windows CE) Touch panel device, such as the NI TPC-2006, running Windows CE 4.2 or 5.0
    • (Windows Embedded Standard) Touch panel device, such as the NI TPC-2512, running Windows Embedded Standard
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LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) plus the following:
    • 800 MB additional disk space for LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation support

    • (Optional) LabVIEW MathScript RT Module
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Vision Development Module for LabVIEW

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32- and 64-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • Minimum processor: 233 MHz Pentium or equivalent
    • Display: 1,024 x 768 resolution video adapter with a 16-bit display
    • At least 3.2 GB additional disk space for Vision Development Module for LabVIEW
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LabVIEW Statechart Module

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 250 MB additional available disk space
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LabVIEW NI SoftMotion Module

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 250 MB additional available disk space
    • 2 GB RAM recommended if using NI SoftMotion for SolidWorks
    • (Optional) LabVIEW Real-Time Module required if using a PXI target
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LabVIEW Robotics Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • At least 700 MB of disk space

 

 

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