Frame Grabber Supported Versions for NI-IMAQ Devices and Modules
Updated Feb 4, 2020
This page shows the supported versions of Frame Grabber are required with NI-IMAQ Devices and Modules. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct driver version when upgrading or updating your system, when migrating or porting code to a new system, or after the purchase and installation of new NI hardware. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability for your operating system to recognize or detect and then find a driver for your device, or missing devices in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).
Note that this article replaces KnowledgeBase 4N0B2IGL: What Version of NI-IMAQ Does My Frame Grabber Support?. Some NI manuals may still reference the previous document. If you were redirected from the previous KnowledgeBase URL, please update your bookmarks accordingly.
Use this table to compare Frame Grabber and IMAQ versions earlier than 2.6.1
*-Versions of NI-IMAQ 3.5.1 and higher are now included with a driver bundle called Vision Acquisition Software. Vision Acquisition Software contains NI-IMAQ, NI-IMAQ I/O,and NI-IMAQdx. There are no individual installers for NI-IMAQ for versions 3.5.1 and later.
Note: Later revisions of a board may not work with earlier versions of the driver. For example, the latest revision of the PCI-1424 board may not work with the older versions of the driver. However, an old revision of a board should work with the latest driver that specifically supports the PCI-1424.