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Software Installation Compatibility for FieldPoint Real-Time Controllers

Hardware: Compact FieldPoint>>Controllers

Problem:
Is there an easy way to determine the software installation compatibility associated with FieldPoint Real-Time (RT) Controllers other than reviewing the ReadMe associated with each controller and piece of software?

Solution:
In order for the FieldPoint RT controller to function properly with the host machine, the versions of LabVIEW Real-Time module must be the same on the controller and the host machine.  See KnowledgeBase 4KMFG8AM: Recommended LabVIEW Real-Time Versions for Real-Time [c]FieldPoint Controllers for which controllers are supported by which versions of the LabVIEW Real-Time module. 

Use the tables below to verify that the versions of the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and FieldPoint software components on the FieldPoint RT controller are compatible with each other.

LabVIEW
Real-Time
2013 2012 2011 2010
FieldPoint
Drivers
6.1.0+ 6.0.11+ 6.0.9+ 6.0.7+
FP VI
Manager
6.1.0 6.0.11 6.0.9 6.0.7
NI-VISA 5.4.0 5.2.0 5.1.0 5.0.0
NI-Serial 4.0.0 3.8.1 3.8.0 3.6.0
NI-
Watchdog
5.3.0 5.2.0 5.1.0 4.1.0
NI- IRDA
DataSocket 5.1.0 5.0.0 4.9.0 4.7.0
PID Toolkit 13.0.0 12.0.0 11.0.0 10.0.0
Modbus I/O
Server
13.0.0 12.0.0 1.8.0 1.7.0
Variable Client
Support
13.0.0 12.0.0 1.8.0 1.7.0

Legacy Versions:
LabVIEW
Real-Time
2009 8.6.1 8.6 8.5.1 8.5 8.2 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.1.3 6.1.1
FieldPoint
Drivers
6.0.5-
6.0.12
6.0.4-
6.0.10
6.0.3-
6.0.10
6.0.1-
6.0.8
6.0.0-
6.0.8
5.0.1-
6.0.6
5.1.1- 
6.0.1
5.0.2- 
6.0.4
4.1.7 4.1.6 4.1.6
FP VI 
Manager
6.0.5 6.0.4 6.0.3 6.0.0 6.0.0 4.1.0 4.0.0 3.0.0 2.0.1 1.0.28 1.0.28
NI-VISA 4.5.1 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.4.1 3.1 3.0.1
NI-Serial 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.3.2 3.3.1 3.3.0 3.1 2.5.6 2.5.3 2.5.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
NI-
Watchdog
4.0.0 3.0.1 3.0 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.4 2.1.0 2.0 1.0.28 1.0.28
NI- IRDA 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1
DataSocket 4.7.0 4.5.5 4.5.5 4.5.4 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2
PID Toolkit 9.0.0 8.6.1 8.6 8.5.1 8.5 8.2
Modbus I/O
Server
1.6.0 1.5.1 1.5 1.4.1 1.4.0  1.2.2

Variable Client 
Support
1.6.0 1.5.1 1.5 1.4.1 1.4.0 1.2.2 1.0.0

If you have LabVIEW Real-Time 6.0 or 6.1 installed on the controller, NI recommends that you upgrade to version 6.1.3 or later.  Versions 6.1.3 and later are available on the FieldPoint 4.1 CD. For version 6.1.1 and earlier, contact NI.

LabVIEW Real-Time 7.1 or later requires MAX 3.1or later and must be installed using MAX.  Refer to the Using the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard topic in the Remote Systems help.  To begin this Wizard, click the + next to the controller you wish to use under Remote Systems.  Then right-click Software and select Add/Remove Software.  This will initialize the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard.



Related Links:
Drivers and Updates: NI-FieldPoint
KnowledgeBase 4KMFG8AM: Recommended LabVIEW Real-Time Versions for Real-Time [c]FieldPoint Controllers
KnowledgeBase 3JHCMAHL: Which Versions of Software Drivers Can Be Installed With My FieldPoint CD?
KnowledgeBase 3N7A7A8M: Where Can I Find the Real-Time Serial Drivers For My FieldPoint Controller?

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Report Date: 03/16/2004
Last Updated: 01/08/2014
Document ID: 37F9DEXD

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