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 21.5 supports the following operating systems:
Note Refer to Unsupported Windows Operating Systems for more information about support for Microsoft Windows OSes.
Note FlexRIO no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. FlexRIO will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use FlexRIO to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing FlexRIO, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support, visit https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
Note: FlexRIO 21.5 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
FlexRIO 21.5 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by FlexRIO 21.5|
|LabVIEW||2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021|
|LabVIEW Real-Time||2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021|
|LabVIEW FPGA||2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021|
|LabVIEW NXG FPGA||5.0|
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The tables below list the hardware supported by FlexRIO 21.5 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, 2020, or 2021||No|
|FlexRIO Coprocessor Modules|
|FlexRIO Digitizer Modules|
|PXIe-5775||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|PXIe-5774||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|PCIe-5774||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|PCIe-5763||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|PCIe-5764||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|PCIe-5775||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|FlexRIO Signal Generator Modules|
|PXIe-5745||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|FlexRIO IF Transceiver Modules|
|PXIe-5785||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||No|
|PCIe-5785||LabVIEW 2018, 2019,, 2020, or 2021||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, 2020, or 2021||No|
|NI 5732||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5733||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5734||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5741||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||No|
|NI 5742||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||No|
|NI 5751/5751B||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5752/5752B||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||No|
|NI 5753||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||No|
|NI 5761||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5762||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||No|
|NI 5771||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5772||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5781||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||No|
|NI 5782||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5783||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5791||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5792||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 5793||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 6581/6581B||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 6583||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 6584||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 6585/6585B||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 6587||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||Yes|
|NI 6589||LabVIEW 2019, 2020, or 2021||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 21.5.
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.
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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, refer to NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.
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