System Requirements for LabVIEW Development Systems and Modules

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LabVIEW Development Systems

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for more information about system requirements.

Windows

Run-Time Engine

Development Environment

Processor

Pentium 4M/Celeron 866 MHz (or equivalent) or later (32-bit)

Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later (64-bit)

Pentium 4M (or equivalent) or later (32-bit)

Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later (64-bit)

RAM

256 MB

1 GB

Screen Resolution

1024 x 768 pixels

1024 x 768 pixels

OS

Windows 10/8.1/8/7 SP1 (32- and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)

Windows 10/8.1/8/7 SP1 (32- and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)

Disk Space

620 MB

5 GB (includes default drivers
from NI Device Drivers DVD)

 

Mac OS X

Run-Time Engine

Development Environment

Processor

Intel-based processor

Intel-based processor

RAM

256 MB

2 GB

Screen Resolution

1024 x 768 pixels

1024 x 768 pixels

OS

OS X 10.11 or 10.12

OS X 10.11 or 10.12

Disk Space

257 MB

1.4 GB for the complete installation (excluding drivers)

 

Linux

Run-Time Engine

Development Environment

Processor

Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later*

Pentium 4M (or equivalent) or later (32-bit)

Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later (64-bit)

RAM

256 MB

1 GB

Screen Resolution

1024 x 768 pixels

1024 x 768 pixels

OS

Linux kernel 2.6x or 3.x and GNU C Library (glibc) Version 2.11 for the Intel x86_64 architecture (64-bit)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 6.5 or later, open SUSE LEAP 42.1, open SUSE Leap 42.2, Scientific Linux 6.5 or later, CentOS 7

Disk Space

108 MB (32-bit)

98 MB (64-bit)

1.1 GB for the complete installation of each bitness

2.2 GB for the complete installation of both 32- and 64-bit LabVIEW

LabVIEW NXG

  • Pentium 4 G1 equivalent or later (Intel i5 equivalent or higher recommended)
  • 64-bit version of Windows 10/8.1/7 SP1 with .NET Framework 4.6.2
  • 4 GB of RAM and 4 GB of disk space
  • Screen resolution 1024 x 768 pixels (1366 x 768 or higher recommended)

SignalExpress

  • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP SP3/Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)/Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB additional disk space
  • Pentium 4 processor or equivalent

LabVIEW Real-Time Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 200 MB additional disk space
    • Real-time target hardware and driver software

LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 2.5 GB additional disk space
    • 512 MB of RAM; NI recommends 1 GB of RAM
    • Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or later

LabVIEW FPGA Module

  • Note: The LabVIEW 2017 FPGA Module does not support Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.0, or Windows 8.1. Learn more about Windows 10 compatibility with NI software.
  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows
  • 11 GB additional disk space for Vivado 2015.4
  • 11 GB additional disk space for ISE 14.7
  • Pentium 4M (or equivalent) or later
  • Memory:
    • At least 3 GB of RAM for Virtex-5 and earlier FPGA targets
    • At least 4 GB of RAM for Virtex-6 and later FPGA targets
  • FPGA device
  • Device driver software specified by hardware documentation
  • NI recommends a 64-bit OS for the computer on which you install the Xilinx compilation tools

LabVIEW MathScript RT Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32- and 64-bit) plus the following:
    • 500 MB additional available disk space

LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32- and 64-bit) plus the following:
    • 800 MB additional disk space for LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation support
    • (Optional) LabVIEW MathScript RT Module

Vision Development Module

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32- and 64-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • Minimum processor: 233 MHz Pentium or equivalent
    • Display (Vision Assistant): 1,152 x 864 resolution video adapter with a 16-bit display
    • Display (other environments): 1,024 x 768 resolution video adapter with a 16-bit display
    • At least 3.2 GB additional disk space for the Vision Development Module for LabVIEW

LabVIEW Statechart Module

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 250 MB additional available disk space

LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • 500 MB additional available disk space
    • 2 GB RAM recommended if using SoftMotion for SOLIDWORKS
    • (Optional) LabVIEW Real-Time Module required if using a real-time target
    • (Optional) LabVIEW FPGA Module required for certain hardware modules

LabVIEW Robotics Module

  • LabVIEW Full or Professional development system (32-bit) for Windows plus the following:
    • At least 700 MB of disk space

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