NI-VISA and Operating System Compatibility

Overview

This page shows supported versions of the NI-VISA hardware driver with the Linux, MacOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when upgrading or updating your operating system, or when migrating or porting code to a new system. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability for Windows to recognize or detect and then find a driver for your device, or missing devices in Windows Device Manager or NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).

Contents

VISA and Microsoft Windows Operating System Compatibility Table

You should consider the compatibility of the application with which you intend to utilize the VISA drivers, not just the operating system. See the Related Links section for more information, and the VISA readme for compatibility information related to specific devices.

In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of this table, which may include older software versions.

Use this table to compare versions of NI-VISA to compatible editions of Windows operating systems
NI‑VISA Microsoft Windows Versions
20001 XP SP3 Vista 7 8 8.1 10 Server 2003 R21 Server 2008 R22 Server 2012 R22
4.0                
4.1              
4.2              
4.3              
4.4              
4.5              
4.6              
5.0          
5.1          
5.2          
5.3        
5.4        
14.0      
15.0  
15.5  
16.0          
17.0          
17.5          
18.0          
18.5          
19.0          
19.5          
1 32-bit only
2 64-bit only

 

Compatible Version

 

NI-VISA and OS X Compatibility Table

In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of this table, which may include older software versions.

Use this table to compare versions of NI-VISA to compatible editions of OS X Operating Systems
NI-VISA OS X Versions
OS X 10.33 OS X 10.43 OS X 10.53 OS X 10.6 OS X 10.7 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.9 OS X 10.10 OS X 10.11 macOS 10.12 macOS 10.13 macOS 10.14
4.0.0                    
4.0.1                    
4.1.0                    
4.2.0                    
4.3.0                    
5.0.0                    
5.1.2                    
5.3.0                    
5.4.0                    
5.4.1                    
14.0.0                    
14.0.2                  
15.0.0                  
15.5.0                    
16.0.0                    
17.0.0                    
17.5.0                  
18.0.0                  
19.0.0                    
1 32-bit only
2 Limited support for 64-bit applications
3Support is limited to certain processor architectures. Please refer to the ReadMe file for more details.

 

Compatible Version

 

NI-VISA and Linux OS Compatibility Table

In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of this table, which may include older software versions.

Use this table to compare versions of NI-VISA to compatible editions of Linux operating systems
Linux OS NI-VISA Version
5.1 5.4 14.0 15.0 15.5 17.0 18.2 19.2
Scientific Linux 5            
Scientific Linux 6      
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Desktop + Workstation 5
           
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Desktop + Workstation 6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Desktop + Workstation 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Desktop + Workstation 8
             
OpenSUSE 11.2              
OpenSUSE 11.3              
OpenSUSE 12.1              
OpenSUSE 12.2              
OpenSUSE 12.3                
OpenSUSE 13.1          
OpenSUSE 13.2            
OpenSUSE LEAP 42.1            
OpenSUSE LEAP 42.2            
OpenSUSE LEAP 42.3              
OpenSUSE LEAP 15.0              
CentOS 7      
CentOS 8              

 

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