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NI LabVIEW 2009 – New Feature, Compatibility, Bug Fix, and Upgrade Information

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Your purchase of NI LabVIEW software or the NI Developer Suite modular product offering includes one year of membership in the Standard Service Program (SSP) to help you make the most of your software investment. With an SSP membership, you can capitalize on the latest technology improvements through automatic software updates and maintenance releases and reduce your application development time with direct access to technical support from NI applications engineers via phone and e-mail. You also have access to special online, on-demand software training modules to learn more about features, application uses, and development best practices. Learn more about NI software maintenance and support programs here.

Compatible LabVIEW Software Versions

NI SoftwareUpdates or Changes?
LabVIEW Modules
LabVIEW 2009 Real-Time ModuleYes
LabVIEW 2009 FPGA ModuleYes
LabVIEW 2009 Datalogging and Supervisory Control ModuleYes
LabVIEW 2009 Mobile ModuleYes
LabVIEW 2009 MathScript RT ModuleNew
LabVIEW 2009 Touch Panel ModuleYes
LabVIEW 2009 Control Design and Simulation ModuleYes
LabVIEW 2009 Microprocessor SDKYes
NI LabVIEW 2009 Embedded Module for ADI Blackfin ProcessorsYes
LabVIEW 2009 Embedded Module for ARM MicrocontrollersYes
NI Vision Development Module 2009Yes
LabVIEW 2009 Statechart ModuleYes
LabVIEW 2009 NI SoftMotion ModuleYes
LabVIEW Toolkits
LabVIEW 2009 Adaptive Filter ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 Advanced Signal Processing ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 Database Connectivity ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 Digital Filter Design ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 Internet ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 Math Interface ToolkitNo
LabVIEW Modulation Toolkit Version 4.1No
LabVIEW 2009 PID and Fuzzy Logic ToolkitYes
NI Real-Time Execution Trace ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft OfficeYes
LabVIEW 2009 Simulation Interface ToolkitYes
NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite 2009Yes
NI Sound and Vibration Toolkit 2009Yes
LabVIEW 2009 Spectral Measurements ToolkitNo
LabVIEW 2009 System Identification ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 VI Analyzer ToolkitYes
LabVIEW 2009 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit for WindowsYes
LabVIEW 2009 Unit Test Framework ToolkitYes

Note: LabVIEW add-ons not updated for LabVIEW 2009 may require a mass compile of their directories to update VIs to the newest version of LabVIEW.


Compatible Driver Versions

  • NI-488. 2.7.1
  • NI-845x 1.1.3
  • NI-CAN 2.6.3
  • NI-DAQmx 8.9.5
  • NI-DAQ (Traditional) 7.4.4
  • NI-DCPower 1.3.1
  • NI-DMM 3.0
  • NI-DNET 1.6.4
  • NI-FGEN 2.6.3
  • NI-FieldPoint 6.0.5
  • NI-HSDIO 1.6.1
  • NI-IMAQ 4.2.5
  • NI-Motion 8.0
  • NI-RIO 3.2
  • NI-RFSA 2.1.1
  • NI-RFSG 1..5.1
  • NI-SCOPE 3.5.2
  • NI-Serial 3.4
  • NI-SWITCH 3.8.5
  • NI-VISA 4.5

Visit the download page for the latest versions of all NI hardware drivers.


LabVIEW Operating System Support Roadmap

For information on advance notice of upcoming changes to the list of desktop operating systems supported by the LabVIEW development system, visit the LabVIEW Operating System Support Roadmap page. Please note that this page does not include operating system support information for LabVIEW modules and toolkit software. All plans are subject to change without notice.


LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy

Through the LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy, you can access guidelines for better understanding and use of your NI product investment. In addition, the LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy helps you plan migrations and maximize your resources.


LabVIEW 2009 Platform DVDs and Activation

To help simplify installation and activation, LabVIEW and more than 25 add-on products are on two platform DVDs.. Visit the LabVIEW Platform DVDs page for information.

LabVIEW 2009 requires activation (Windows only). Only customers with active SSP memberships at the time of release (August 3, 2009) can activate LabVIEW 2009 and LabVIEW 2009 modules.

Activation Resources

Activation FAQs

Q: Where Do I Find My Serial Number for Activation?

A: You can find your serial number on the Certificate of Ownership included in your software kit. If your software kit does not include a Certificate of Ownership, you can find your serial number on the product packing slip or on the shipping label.

If you have installed a previous version using your serial number, you can find the serial number by selecting the Help"About menu item within the application or by selecting your product within NI License Manager (Start"All Programs"National Instruments"NI License Manager). You can also contact National Instruments. Refer to for branch office contact information.

Q: How Can I Find Out If I Have an SSP Membership?

A: Contact National Instruments if you have any questions involving your SSP membership. Refer to for branch office contact information.

Q: Why Has National Instruments Implemented Licensing and Activation?

A: NI has added product activation to some of its software products to improve software delivery and efficiency. It is now easier to deliver evaluation software, add-on features, online software downloads, and license management for large organizations.


List of Bug Fixes

Refer to the LabVIEW 2009 Bug Fixes page for a list of issues addressed in this version.


Download LabVIEW 2009

LabVIEW 2009 is available for download. This download offers a 30-day evaluation. You may activate the downloaded version at any time during those 30 days either by purchasing LabVIEW or applying your previous LabVIEW serial number.


Upgrade Documentation

For questions on upgrading your applications to LabVIEW 2009, read Upgrade to the Latest Version of LabVIEW.