NI-Serial Supported Versions for Serial Devices and Modules

Overview

This page shows the supported versions of NI-Serial are required with NI Serial devices or modules. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct driver version when upgrading or updating your system, when migrating or porting code to a new system, or after the purchase and installation of new NI hardware. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability for your operating system to recognize or detect and then find a driver for your device, or missing devices in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).

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NI-Serial Supported Versions for NI-Serial PCI Devices and Modules

You should consider the compatibility of the application with which you intend to utilize the NI-Serial drivers, not just the module or device. See the Related Links section for more information, and the Serial readme for compatibility information related to specific devices and operating systems.

The table below shows NI-Serial compatibility with model numbers that can be purchased in the PCI formfactor. 

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Serial to compatible PCI Devices.
PCI
Devices
NI-Serial Version
3.9 4.0 4.1 14.0 15.0 17.0 17.5
8430/2
8430/4
8430/8
8430/16
8431/2
8431/4
8431/8
8432/2
8432/4
8433/2
8433/4
232/2    
232/4    
232/8    
232/16    
485/2    
485/4    
485/8    
232I/2    
232I/4    
485I/2    
485I/4    
485/2    
485/2    
485/2    
485/2    


Compatible Version


For information about older NI-Serial version or older module compatibility, see the Serial Device Compatibility Table attachment in the Downloads section of this document.

 

NI-Serial Supported Versions for NI-Serial PXI Devices and Modules

You should consider the compatibility of the application with which you intend to utilize the NI-Serial drivers, not just the module or device. See the Related Links section for more information, and the Serial readme for compatibility information related to specific devices and operating systems.

The table below shows NI-Serial compatibility with model numbers that can be purchased in the PXI formfactor. 

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Serial to compatible PXI Devices.
PXI
Devices
NI-Serial Version
3.9 4.0 4.1 14.0 15.0 17.0 17.5
8430/2
8430/4
8430/8
8430/16
8431/2
8431/4
8431/8
8432/2
8432/4
8433/2
8433/4
8420/2    
8420/4    
8420/8    
8420/16    
8421/2    
8421/4    
8421/8    
8422/2    
8422/4    
8423/2    
8423/4    


Compatible Version


For information about older NI-Serial version or older module compatibility, see the Serial Device Compatibility Table attachment in the Downloads section of this document.

 

NI-Serial Supported Versions for NI-Serial PCIe and PXIe Devices and Modules

You should consider the compatibility of the application with which you intend to utilize the NI-Serial drivers, not just the module or device. See the Related Links section for more information, and the Serial readme for compatibility information related to specific devices and operating systems.

The table below shows NI-Serial compatibility with model numbers that can be purchased in the PCIe and PXIe formfactor. 

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Serial to compatible PCIe and PXIe Devices.
PCIe and PXIe
Devices
NI-Serial Version
3.9 4.0 4.1 14.0 15.0 17.0 17.5
8430/8
8430/16
8431/8
8431/16


Compatible Version


For information about older NI-Serial version or older module compatibility, see the Serial Device Compatibility Table attachment in the Downloads section of this document.

 

NI-Serial Supported Versions for NI-Serial USB, ENET, ExpressCard, cDAQ and cRIO Devices and Modules

You should consider the compatibility of the application with which you intend to utilize the NI-Serial drivers, not just the module or device. See the Related Links section for more information, and the Serial readme for compatibility information related to specific devices and operating systems.

The table below shows NI-Serial compatibility with model numbers that can be purchased in the USB, ENET, ExpressCard, cDAQ and cRIO formfactor. 

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Serial to compatible PCIe and PXIe Devices.
Devices and Controllers NI-Serial Version
3.9 4.0 4.1 14.0 15.0 17.0 17.5
USB-232
USB-232/2
USB-232/4
USB-485
USB-485/2
USB-485/4
ENET-232/2        
ENET-232/4        
ENET-485/2        
ENET-485/4        
ExpressCard-8420/2
ExpressCard-8421/2
cDAQ-913x
cRIO-907x
CVS-1458x        


Compatible Version


For information about older NI-Serial version or older module compatibility, see the Serial Device Compatibility Table attachment in the Downloads section of this document.