Install Software and Drivers

The first step to getting started with NI products is to install the proper software and drivers for your application. Choose from the hardware platforms below for detailed, step-by-step instructions for installing LabVIEW software and NI device drivers.

Select Your Platform


See the guide to installing LabVIEW and NI-DAQmx driver software, which includes support for all NI USB, CompactDAQ, PCI/PCI Express, PXI/PXI Express, Ethernet, and wireless DAQ devices.

Install DAQ


See the guide to installing LabVIEW, the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, the LabVIEW FPGA Module, and the NI-RIO driver to program CompactRIO, Single-Board RIO, R Series multifunction RIO, and FlexRIO devices.

Install CompactRIO

Instrument Control

See the guide to installing LabVIEW, NI-VISA, and NI-488.2 to enable communication with any instrument via GPIB, USB, Ethernet/LAN, or Serial bus.

Install Instrument Control