NI-845x Driver Software 21.3 Readme

October 2021

This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for NI-845x Driver Software 21.3.

You can find more release information on ni.com.


Overview

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features

Supported Hardware

Accessing the Help

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Unsupported Windows Operating Systems

Legal Information


Overview

NI-845x Driver Software is required to use the NI USB-8451 and NI USB-8452 I2C and SPI interfaces.

Supported Operating Systems

NI-845x Driver Software 21.3 supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016

Note  Refer to Unsupported Windows Operating Systems for more information about support for Microsoft Windows OSes.

Note  NI-845x Driver Software no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. NI-845x Driver Software 21.3 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI-845x Driver Software 21.3 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI-845x Driver Software 21.3, 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.

Application Software Support

NI-845x Driver Software 21.3 supports the following application software versions, including service packs. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.

Application SoftwareVersions Supported by NI-845x 21.3
LabVIEW 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
LabWindows™/CVI™2015 and later

Microsoft Visual Studio Support

NI-845x supports the following Microsoft Visual Studio versions and associated programming languages.

Programming Languages Versions Supported by NI-845x
Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (or later)

Installation Instructions

Download the NI-845x Driver Software installer from 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 Package Manager.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. For information about critical updates from NI, refer to Available Critical and Security Updates for NI Software.

New Features

  • Added support for LabVIEW 2021.

Supported Hardware

The following list details the hardware models supported in NI-845x Driver Software 21.3.

  • USB-8451 I2C/SPI Interface
  • USB-8451 (OEM) I2C/SPI Interface
  • USB-8452 I2C/SPI Interface
  • USB-8452 (OEM) I2C/SPI Interface

Accessing the Help

Refer to the NI-845x Hardware and Software Help, accessible from National Instruments»NI-845x»NI-845x Documentation»845xAPI.chm, for information about the NI-845x Driver Software.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

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.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

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.

Unsupported Windows Operating Systems

NI-845x Driver Software no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. 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 https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.


Legal Information

Copyright

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

If you are an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government ("Government"), the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the technical data included in this manual is governed by the Restricted Rights provisions under Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14 for civilian agencies and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Section 252.227-7014 and 252.227-7015 for military agencies.

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Patents

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