This file contains important information about the IVI Compliance Package (ICP), including installation instructions, new features, a list of bugs fixed for ICP 21.0, and known issues.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
If you plan to use LabVIEW NXG, refer to LabVIEW NXG Support and Considerations.
The IVI Compliance Package is a software package that contains the IVI class drivers and support libraries necessary to develop and use applications that leverage IVI instrument interchangeability. The IVI Compliance Package also is based on and is compliant with the latest version of the instrument programming specifications defined by the IVI Foundation. You can use the IVI class drivers in the IVI Compliance Package with IVI specific drivers.
IVI class drivers implement functions and attributes for controlling an instrument within a specified class, as defined by the IVI Foundation. The IVI Compliance Package provides IVI class drivers for the following specifications:
IVI specific drivers are drivers for the most popular instruments from all of the currently defined IVI Foundation classes and from the largest instrument manufacturers including National Instruments, Keysight Technologies, and Tektronix. You can create IVI specific drivers yourself, or download them from ni.com/idnet.
Depending on the software support you select when you install ICP 21.0, the installation includes one or more of the following components:
ICP supports the following operating systems:
Note ICP no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. ICP 21.0 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use ICP 21.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing ICP 21.0, 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.
ICP supports the following application software versions, including service packs. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by ICP|
|LabVIEW||2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and NXG 5.0, 5.1|
|NI LabWindows™/CVI™||2017, 2019, 2020|
Download the IVI Comliance Package 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 NI Package Manager.
To install the stand-alone, web-only version of ICP, complete the following steps:
You can install ICP at the same time that you install LabVIEW NXG. In Package Manager, select LabVIEW NXG and Drivers. Then select IVI Compliance Package from the list of drivers available to install.
After you uninstall ICP 21.0, the IVI Shared Components remain on the system. To remove the remaining components, right-click IVI Shared Components 2.6.1 and select Uninstall/Change.
If you installed ICP 21.0 as part of another distribution that depends on ICP 21.0, you cannot uninstall ICP 21.0 without uninstalling the dependent product.
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This release includes the following new features:
The following sections detail considerations for using LabVIEW NXG 5.0 with ICP 21.0.
Software support for LabVIEW NXG differs in the following ways:
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