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 Pentium 4/M or equivalent
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 500 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 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9 OS X 10.8 or 10.9
Disk Space 656 MB - 1.2 GB 1.2 GB for the complete installation (excluding drivers)
Linux    
  Run-Time Engine Development Environment
Processor Pentium III/Celeron 866 MHz or equivalent Pentium 4/M or equivalent
RAM 256 MB 1 GB
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
OS

Linux kernel 2.4x, 2.6x, or 3.x and GNU C Library (glibc) Version 2.5.1 for the Intel x86_64 architecture.

The LabVIEW Installation Guide inaccurately omits Linux kernel 3.x from this list.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 6 or later, open SUSE 12.3 or 13.1, or Scientific Linux 6 or later.
Disk Space

115 MB (32-bit)

131 MB (64-bit)

1.2 GB for the complete installation of each bitness

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

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NI SignalExpress

  • Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/XP SP3/Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)/Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of free 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 available disk space
    • Real-time target hardware and driver software
  • You might need more memory than the recommended minimum for LabVIEW depending on the size of the application you design in LabVIEW on the host computer
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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 available 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 2014 FPGA Module does not support Windows 8.
  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • At least 11 GB additional available disk space for a complete installation
    • 1.2 GHz Pentium processor or a compatible processor of equal or higher speed
    • FPGA device
    • Device driver software, such as NI-RIO 4.0 or later
    • Installation of the included Xilinx FPGA Compilation Tools
  • Memory requirements vary by FPGA target; although 2 GB of memory is adequate for typical FPGA VIs, the unique characteristics of each FPGA design can affect the amount of memory needed:
    • Virtex-5 and earlier
      • Recommended: 3 to 4 GB of memory (32-bit OS)
    • Virtex-6 and later
      • Recommended: 4 GB or more of memory (64-bit OS)
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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

  • 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:
    • At least 500 MB additional disk space for LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation support
    • (Optional) LabVIEW MathScript RT Module
    • (Optional) LabVIEW SignalExpress – if you plan to install the LabVIEW Control Design Assistant, you first must install LabVIEW SignalExpress
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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
    • At least 1.4 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