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NI-488.2 Version 21.5.0 for macOS Readme

January 2022

This file contains important information about NI-488.2 for macOS, including installation instructions and new features.

You can find more release information on

Supported Operating Systems

NI Application Software Support

Supported Hardware

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

List of Features not Supported in macOS

Accessing the Help

Legal Information

Supported Operating Systems

NI-488.2 supports the following operating systems:

  • macOS 12
  • macOS 11

NI Application Software Support

The following table lists the NI application software versions, including service packs, supported by NI-488.2.

NI Application Software Versions Supported by This Release
NI LabVIEW 2020, 2021
NI-VISA 21.0

Supported Hardware

The following list contains the NI hardware supported by NI-488.2 on macOS:

  • NI GPIB-ENET/1000

1Analyzer functionality is not supported.

Installation Instructions

Refer to the NI-488.2™ for macOS Getting Started Guide on the NI-488.2 for macOS install media for installation instructions and system requirements.


To uninstall NI-488.2 for macOS, refer to Uninstall.txt in the /Applications/National Instruments/NI-488.2 directory on the system.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit for security information about NI products. Visit for information about critical updates from NI.

List of Features not Supported in macOS

The following features of NI-488.2 supported on Windows are not supported on macOS:

  • GPIB analyzer support

Accessing the Help

Refer to the NI-488.2 Help, accessible from the GPIB Explorer by selecting Help»NI-488.2 Help from the menu bar.

Legal Information


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