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LabVIEW 8.2.1 for Windows - Compatibility, Bug Fix and Upgrade Information

Accessing LabVIEW 8.2.1

LabVIEW 8.2.1 is a scheduled maintenance update to LabVIEW 8.20, and is available at no additional cost to members of the NI Standard Service Program (SSP).

Current SSP members may visit the NI Services Resource Center to download LabVIEW 8.2.1 immediately. For their convenience, SSP members were shipped the new software automatically.

LabVIEW users not on SSP may purchase LabVIEW 8.2.1 an upgrade through the online Upgrade Advisor.

Compatible Application Software

See NI software compatible with LabVIEW 8.2.1.

NI SoftwareUpdates or Changes?
LabVIEW Modules
LabVIEW Application Builder 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW Real-Time Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW FPGA Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW DSC Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW PDA Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW Touch Panel Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW Simulation Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW Embedded Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
LabVIEW DSP Module 2.0No
LabVIEW Vision Development Module 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
SoftMotion Development Module 2.0No
LabVIEW Toolkits
Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit 7.5No
Control Design Toolkit 2.1.2No1
Database Connectivity Toolkit 1.0.1No
Digital Filter Design Toolkit 8.2.1Yes (View Details)
Enterprise Connectivity Toolkit 3.1No
Execution Trace Toolkit 1.0No
Express VI Development Toolkit 1.0f2No
Internet Toolkit 6.0f1No
Math Interface Toolkit 1.0.2No
Modulation Toolkit 3.0No
Order Analysis Toolkit 2.1No
PID Control Toolkit 8.2.1No2
Report Generation Toolkit for Office 1.1.2Yes (View Details)
Simulation Interface Toolkit 3.0.3No1
Sound and Vibration Toolkit 4.0No
Spectral Measurements Toolkit 2.1No
State Diagram Toolkit 1.0No
System Identification Toolkit 3.0.1No1
VI Analyzer Toolkit 1.1No
Application Software
LabVIEW SignalExpress 2.0Yes (View Details)
TestStand 3.5No
Requirements Gateway 1.0No

1 The installer was updated for compatibility with Windows Vista, but the software has no other changes.

2 The installer was updated for compatibility with Windows Vista and the VIs were mass compiled against LabVIEW 8.2.1, but the software has no other changes.

Note: LabVIEW add-ons not updated for LabVIEW 8.2.1 may require a mass compile of their directories to update VIs to the newest version of LabVIEW.

Compatible Hardware Drivers

See NI hardware drivers compatible with LabVIEW 8.2.1.

32-Bit Drivers64-Bit Drivers
NI-488.2 2.5NI-488.2 2.5
NI-845x 1.1NI-845x 1.1
NI-CAN 2.5NI-CAN 2.5
NI-DAQmx 8.5NI-DAQmx 8.5
NI-DAQmx Base 2.2NI-DAQmx Base 2.2
NI-DAQ (Traditional) 7.4.3 
NI-DCPower 1.1.1NI-DCPower 1.1.1
NI-DMM 2.7NI-DMM 2.7
NI-FGEN 2.4.5NI-FGEN 2.4.5
NI-FieldPoint 5.0.1NI-FieldPoint 5.0.1
NI-ICP 3.0NI-ICP 3.0
NI-IMAQ 3.7.1NI-IMAQ 3.7.1
NI-Motion 7.5NI-Motion 7.5
NI-RIO 2.1.1 
NI-RFSA 2.0.5NI-RFSA 2.0.5
NI-RFSG 1.2.5NI-RFSG 1.2.5
NI-Scope 3.3NI-Scope 3.3
NI-Serial 3.2NI-Serial 3.2
NI-Switch 3.5NI-Switch 3.5

Visit the download page for all versions of National Instruments drivers, including non-current versions.

Fixed Bugs

View information on bugs and known issues addressed in LabVIEW 8.2.1.

LabVIEW 8.2.1 Bug Fixes

Release Notes

See LabVIEW system requirements, installation and uninstallation instructions, and activation instructions.

LabVIEW 8.2.1 Release Notes

Upgrade and Compatibility Issues

Refer to the following documentation for upgrade and compatibility issues specific to different versions of LabVIEW.

LabVIEW 8.2.1 Upgrade Notes

LabVIEW 8.2.1 Readme

LabVIEW 8.2.x Upgrade Issues

Additional LabVIEW Documentation

Learn LabVIEW concepts, functions, and programming techniques, you can use to engineering and scientific applications.

Getting Started with LabVIEW

LabVIEW Fundamentals Manual