National Instruments Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows Vista

Publish Date: Oct 31, 2013 | 26 Ratings | 3.42 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

The following document outlines National Instruments Product Support for Windows Vista, The table lists the minimum version required to operate on the specific operating system: XP, Vista x86 (32-bit) and Vista x64.

Table of Contents

  1. What is the difference between Vista x86 and x64?
  2. Can I run 32-bit applications on Vista x64?
  3. Software
  4. Hardware Drivers
  5. Add-ons and Toolkits

1. What is the difference between Vista x86 and x64?

Vista x86 refers to the 32-bit version of the operating system, which can run on either 32-bit or 64-bit hardware.  This version of the operating system, like XP x86, provides access to 32-bit addresses and cannot take  advantage of larger, 64-bit hardware or data busses.  Vista x86 cannot run 64-bit versions of drivers or software.

Vista x64 can only be installed on 64-bit hardware.  This version of the operating system allows software to use 64-bit addresses; therefore providing access to much larger memory spaces and allowing a larger amount of information to be passed on the system's bus.  All applications and drivers must be 64-bit to run, with the exception of 32-bit software that can run within an emulation layer.

 

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2. Can I run 32-bit applications on Vista x64?

Windows Vista x64 provides an emulation layer referred to as Windows on Windows (WOW) in order to enable users to run 32-bit applications.  This emulation is not available for drivers.

 

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3. Software

The following National Instruments Software Packages are compatible with the listed versions of XP 32-bit, Vista 32-bit (x86) and Vista 64-bit (x64):

* indicates that this software will run within the 32-bit emulation layer, Windows on Windows.

National Instruments Products XP x86 (32-bit) Vista x86 (32-bit) Vista x64
Analog Waveform Editor   1.2.1 1.2.1*
ComponentWorks      
DAQ Diagnostic Utility 1    
DASYLab Development System 7    
DIAdem 8 10.2 10.2*
Digital Waveform Editor   N/A N/A
FieldPoint Explorer 3.0.2    
FP-1300 Software 1.0.1    
GPIB Serial Convertor Software 1    
Industrial Automation OPC Servers 5.1 N/A N/A
IVI Engine Package 2.0.46    
LabVIEW 6.1 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabWindows/CVI 6 8.1.1 8.1.1*
LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine 6 8.1.1 8.1.1*


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4. Hardware Drivers

The following National Instruments Hardware Drivers are compatible with the listed versions of XP 32-bit, Vista 32-bit (x86) and Vista 64-bit (x64):

 

National Instruments Products XP x86 (32-bit) Vista x86 (32-bit) Vista x64
GPIB-ENET firmware A.5    
MXI Express   yes yes
MXI-4 MXI-3, 1.15 yes yes
NI-435x 2.1 N/A N/A
NI-488.2 1.1 2.5 2.5
NI-5640R 1.1    
NI-5690   1.0.5 1.0.5
NI-6653      
NI-845x 1 1.1.1 1.1.1
NI-985x 1 1.3 1.3
NI-CAN 1.6 2.5 2.5
NI-DAQ 6.9.2    
NI-DAQmx 7 8.5 8.5
NI-DAQmx Base 1.3 2.2 2.2
NI-DCPower 1 1.1.1 1.1.1
NI-DMM 2 2.7.2 2.7.2
NI-DNET 1.4 1.6 1.6
NI-DSA      
NI-ELVIS 2    
NI-FBUS Configurator 3.1.1 3.2.1  
NI-FBUS Monitor 3.0.1 3.0.1  
NI-FGEN 2.1 2.4.5 2.4.5
NI-FieldPoint 4 5.0.1 5.01 (see notes)
NI-HSDIO 1 1.5.1 1.5.1
NI-IMAQ 2.5.3 3.7.1 3.7.1
NI-IMAQ for IEEE1394 1.5.3 2.0.5 NO
NI-IMAQ for USB 1 NO NO
NI-IMAQ I/O 1 2.0.2 NO
NI-IMAQdx 3.0.0 3.0.1 3.0.1
NI-Motion 5.2 7.5 7.5
NI-PAL      
NI-RFSA   2.0.5 2.0.5
NI-RFSG   1.3 1.3
NI-RIO   2.3 2.3
NI-RPC      
NI-Scope 2.5 3.3 3.3
NI-Serial   3.3 3.3
NI-Switch 2 3.5 3.5
NI-Sync 1 3 3
NI-VISA 2.6.1 4.1 4.1
NI-VISA Run-time engine 2.6 4.1 4.1
NI-VXI      
Vision Acquisition Software 8 8.2.3 8.2.3*


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5. Add-ons and Toolkits

The following National Instruments Add-ons and Toolkits are compatible with the listed versions of XP 32-bit, Vista 32-bit (x86) and Vista 64-bit (x64):

National Instruments S/W & H/W Drivers XP x86 (32-bit) Vista x86 (32-bit) Vista x64
Automotive Diagnostic Command Set for NI-CAN 1 1.0.1 1.0.1*
BIOBench   N/A N/A
CAN Frame Channel Conversion Library 1 1 N/A
CANopen LabVIEW Library 1.1 1.1.1 1.1.1*
CompactRIO Module SW   2.1.4 2.1.4*
ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit 2.1 2.1 2.1*
FlexRay Library for LabVIEW 1    
IMAQ Vision Runtime 6.0.4 8.2.1 8.2.1*
IVI Compliance Package 2.1 3 3*
LabVIEW Advanced Signal Process Toolki 7.5    
LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module 8.5 8.5 8.5*
LabVIEW Control Design Toolkit 2 2.1.2 2.1.2*
LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module 6 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabVIEW DIAdem Connectivity VIs Toolkit 2.1    
LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit 7.5    
LabVIEW DSP Module 1 2.5  
LabVIEW Embedded Development Module (MPC566)   2  
LabVIEW Embedded Module for Blackfin Processors 2.5 2.5 2.5*
LabVIEW FPGA Module 8.2.1 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabVIEW PDA Module 7 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabVIEW PID Control Toolkit 8.2.1 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabVIEW RT 7.1 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabVIEW RunTime Engine 6.1 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit 1 3.0.3 3.0.3*
LabVIEW Simulation Module 2 8.2.1 8.2.1*
LabVIEW StateChart module 1 1 1*
LabVIEW System Identification Toolkit 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1*
LabVIEW TouchPanel Module 8.2 8.2 8.2*
Measurement Studio Motion Control Module      
Modbus      
Soft Motion Development Module   2 2
Vision Development Module 6.0.5 8.2.1 8.2.1*


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