Vision Acquisition Software (VAS),NI-IMAQ,NI-IMAQdx,NI-IMAQI/O and OS Compatibility


This page shows supported versions of the Vision Acquisition Software (VAS), NI-IMAQ, NI-IMAQdx, NI-IMAQI/O driver with the operating system. 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 Microsoft 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).

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Vision Acquisition Software (VAS), NI-IMAQ, NI-IMAQdx, NI-IMAQI/O and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

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


Note: Please note that while an operating system may be shown as compatible with a given version of VAS, there may be OS-specific limitations. Refer to the Readme file for the VAS version for more information about limitations of VAS on a specific operating system.

Use this table to compare VAS and Microsoft Windows/NI Real-Time OS
Vision Acquisition Software Version Operating System
NI-IMAQ NI-IMAQdx NI-IMAQ I/O NI Real-Time OS Windows 10 Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (64-bit) Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows 7 Windows Embedded Standard 7
(64-bit) (32-bit) (64-bit) (32-bit) (64-bit) (32-bit)
20.0 20 20 20               SP1 SP1  
19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5               SP1 SP1  
19.0 19 19 19               SP1 SP1  
18.5.1 18.5 18.5 18.5               SP1 SP1  
18 18 18 18               SP1 SP1 SP1
17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5               SP1 SP1 SP1
17.1 17 17.1 17               SP1 SP1 SP1
2017.01 16 16.2 17               SP1 SP1 SP1
2016.08 16 16 16                    
2016.02 15.5 15.5 15.5