NI Motion Controllers and Microsoft Windows Compatibility


This page shows supported versions of the NI Motion Controllers hardware driver with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when upgrading or updating your operating system, or when migrating or porting code to a new system. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability for to recognize or detect and then find a driver for your device, or missing devices in Windows Device Manager or NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) .

Note that this article replaces KnowledgeBase 4BHATRB4: On What Operating Systems are NI Motion Controllers Supported and With Which Drivers?. Some NI manuals may still reference the previous document. If you were redirected from the previous KnowledgeBase URL, please update your bookmarks accordingly.

NI Motion Controllers and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

Use this table to compare which NI Motion Controller Boards are supported by which driver and which OS they are available on.
NI Motion Controller Windows Operating System
95 98 NT ME 2000 XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
ValueMotion Driver                      
NI PCI-Step-xxx            
NI PCI-Servo-xxx            
NI PCI-7314            
NP PCI-7324            
NI-Motion Driver                      
NI PCI/PXI-733x              
NI PCI/PXI-734x              
NI PCI/PXI-735x              

  Last supported in NI-Motion 15.0
  Last supported in NI-Motion 6.1.x

The PCI-7334 NI-Motion Controller meets the need for a low-cost motion controller, thereby replacing the entire line of ValueMotion products. Please note that the ValueMotion products are no longer supported because of this.

Note: The 734x is no longer offered in the FireWire form factor.