This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for FlexRIO.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
If you plan to use LabVIEW NXG, refer to LabVIEW NXG Support and Considerations.
FlexRIO 20.7 supports the following operating systems:
Note Refer to FlexRIO Drops Support for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, visit ni.com/r/OSSupport2016.
Note: FlexRIO 20.7 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
FlexRIO 20.7 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by FlexRIO 20.7|
|LabVIEW||2017 SP1, 2018, 2019, and 2020|
|LabVIEW Real-Time||2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020|
|LabVIEW FPGA||2017 SP1, 2018, 2019, and 2020|
|LabVIEW NXG FPGA||5.0|
Note: Applications that run on an RT target require 128 MB of memory or more.ni.com/downloads. NI software includes NI Package Manager to handle the installation. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
The tables below list the hardware supported by FlexRIO 20.7 and specify LabVIEW and LabVIEW NXG support for that hardware.
|FlexRIO with Integrated I/O||LabVIEW Version Requirements||Supported in LabVIEW NXG?|
|FlexRIO FPD-Link Interface Modules|
|FlexRIO GMSL Interface Modules|
|FlexRIO High-Speed Serial Modules|
|PXIe-6593||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|FlexRIO Coprocessor Modules|
|FlexRIO Digitizer Modules|
|PXIe-5775||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|PXIe-5774||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|PCIe-5774||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|PCIe-5763||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|PCIe-5764||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|PCIe-5775||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|FlexRIO Signal Generator Modules|
|PXIe-5745||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|FlexRIO IF Transceiver Modules|
|PXIe-5785||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|PCIe-5785||LabVIEW 2018, 2019, or 2020||No|
|FlexRIO with Modular I/O||LabVIEW Version Requisites||Supported in LabVIEW NXG?|
|Controllers for FlexRIO|
|FlexRIO FPGA Modules|
|FlexRIO Adapter Modules|
|NI 5731||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|NI 5732||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5733||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5734||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5741||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|NI 5742||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|NI 5751/5751B||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5752/5752B||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|NI 5753||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|NI 5761||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5762||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|NI 5771||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5772||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5781||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||No|
|NI 5782||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5783||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5791||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5792||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 5793||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 6581/6581B||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 6583||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 6584||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 6585/6585B||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 6587||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
|NI 6589||LabVIEW 2019 or 2020||Yes|
For detailed information about LabVIEW capabilities for FlexRIO hardware, access the FlexRIO Help from Start>>All Programs>>National Instruments>>FlexRIO Help.
In LabVIEW, select Help»Find Examples to launch the NI Example Finder. Use one of the following methods to locate FlexRIO examples:
Note:To access FlexRIO with Integrated I/O examples, open Hardware Input and Output»FlexRIO»Integrated IO»Getting Started»Getting Started FlexRIO Integrated IO.vi to view the FlexRIO with Integrated IO Project Creator.
Note: FlexRIO examples are classified by keyword, so you can also use the Search tab to search for a particular device or measurement function.
To access more FlexRIO examples and the join the FlexRIO community, visit ni.com/examples and search by category for "FlexRIO."
The following sections detail considerations for using LabVIEW NXG 5.0 with FlexRIO 20.7.
Software support for LabVIEW NXG differs in the following ways:
Refer to the Supported Hardware and Related LabVIEW and LabVIEW NXG Support section to determine which FlexRIO devices LabVIEW NXG supports.
View context help in LabVIEW by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object.
Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the LabVIEW window. You can also view context help for the search results.
Additional documentation is available online at ni.com/manuals.
Launch LabVIEW and click the Learning tab.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
FlexRIO will drop support for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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