Software Product Lifecycle Policies

NI software products have standard lifecycle policies that define release frequency and support. There are three lifecycle phases for our software products.

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02.01.2023

Support Available in Software Lifecycle Phases

 

Support TypeLifecycle Phase
Current ReleaseMainstream SupportExtended Support
Online technical support, including KnowledgeBase online forums, documentation, and more   
Access to paid technical support programs, including service benefits from active subscription software licenses, the NI Support-Only Service Program, and Standard Service Program  2
Paid upgrade assistance   
Hardware Support1: Current device driver distributions continue to install support  2
Software service packs/maintenance releases (scheduled updates and fixes) 
Software patches at NI discretion (off-cycle fixes)3   
Product available for purchase Upon request2

 

 

1For more information about supported hardware and drivers, refer to the product readme, available on the download page. Device driver distributions are tested on the most current version of the specific LabVIEW release. 

 

2Available only through long-term service contract.

 

3Contact your local field representative for availability.

 

Phone and Web Support

 

LabVIEW

VersionCurrent Release Support (Release Date)Mainstream Support1 (End Date)Extended Support (End date)

LabVIEW 2023 Q1

February 2023

February 2027

Ongoing 

LabVIEW 2022 Q3

July 2022

July 2026

Ongoing 

LabVIEW 2021

August 2021

August 2025

Ongoing 

LabVIEW 2020

May 2020

May 2024

Ongoing 

1With the LabVIEW 2022 Q3 release, NI released select NI drivers and toolkits that are version-independent of LabVIEW. Upgrades starting with LabVIEW 2023 Q1 no longer require updating these NI drivers and add-on software.

LabVIEW versions not on this list are in Extended Support. Please contact us for more details.

All LabVIEW NXG Support ended July 2022.

LabWindows™/CVI

VersionCurrent Release Support (Release Date)Mainstream Support (End Date)Extended Support (End date)
LabWindows/CVI 2020September 2020September 2025Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2019July 2019July 2024Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2017May 2017August 2022Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2015August 2015August 2020Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2013August 2013August 2018Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2012August 2012August 2016Ongoing
LabWindows/CVI 2010December 2010December 2014Ongoing

 

TestStand

VersionCurrent Release Support (Release Date)Mainstream Support (End Date)Extended Support (End date)

TestStand 2022 Q4

October 2022

October 2026

Ongoing 

TestStand 2021

August 2021

August 2025

Ongoing 

TestStand 2020

November 2020

November 2024

Ongoing 

 

Note: TestStand versions not on this list are in Extended Support. Please contact us for more details.

DIAdem

VersionCurrent Release Support (Release Date)Mainstream Support (End Date)Extended Support (End date)
DIAdem 2023 Q2April 2023April 2027Ongoing
DIAdem 2022 Q4October 2022October 2026Ongoing

DIAdem 2022 Q2

April 2022

April 2026

Ongoing 

DIAdem 2021

April 2021

April 2025

Ongoing 

DIAdem 2020

May 2020

May 2024

Ongoing 

DIAdem 2019

July 2019

July 2023

Ongoing 

VeriStand

VersionCurrent Release Support (Release Date)Mainstream Support (End Date)Extended Support (End date)

VeriStand 2023 Q1

February 2023

February 2027

Ongoing 

VeriStand 2021

February 2021

February 2024

Ongoing 

VeriStand 2020

May 2020

May 2023

Ongoing 

VeriStand 2019

July 2019

July 2022

Ongoing 

Measurement Studio

VersionCurrent Release Support (Release Date)Mainstream Support (End Date)Extended Support (End date)
Measurement Studio 2019May 2019May 2024Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2015May 2015May 2019
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2013April 2013
April 2017Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2012August 2012August 2016
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2010December 2010December 2014
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 2009December 2009
December 2013
Ongoing
Measurement Studio 8.6December 2008October 2012 Ongoing

Measurement Studio Support for Visual Studio and Languages

Measurement Studio is dedicated to providing support for the most up-to-date Microsoft development platforms and languages. Measurement Studio provides support for Visual C# and Visual Basic .NET within the most recent three versions of Visual Studio. Currently, Measurement Studio provides feature support for Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio 2019.

 

For more information about version compatibility for Measurement Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio, refer to Measurement Studio and Visual Studio Compatibility

Additional Products

ProductVersions Supported
Requirements GatewayVersion 1.0 and later
Switch executiveVersion 3.25 and later
Calibration ExecutiveVersion 3.3.2 and later
Modules, Toolkits, and DriversRefer to the lifecycle policies for relevant products shown above.

 

1Lookout support is not offered over the phone.

Lifecycle Assistance

If you have questions about NI product lifecycle policies or have specific questions about a product’s lifecycle status, contact us. NI is committed to providing the right level of life cycle support for your needs.

 

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