Is NI-DCPower Supported in LabVIEW Real-Time and Are There Any Limitations?

Updated Apr 20, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-4139
  • PXI Source Measure Unit
  • PXI Programmable Power Supply


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module


  • NI-DCPower

Issue Details

I want to use an NI Power Supply or SMU on a Real-Time Target. Are these device supported in LabVIEW Real-Time and are there any limitations?


NI-DCPower supports all National Instruments power supplies and SMUs on RT targets. However, the following features that are not supported when using NI power supplies and SMUs with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module:
  • External calibration.
  • NI-DCPower Soft Front Panel (SFP).
  • Express VIs.

Additional Information

  • For configuration instructions for remote systems, refer to the MAX Remote Systems Help in
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) by selecting Help >> Help Topics >> Remote Systems.
  • Real-Time applications development with NI-DCPower require the same considerations used for developing any application in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, with the addition of using the NI-DCPower LabVIEW VIs. For more information about development of Real-Time applications, refer to the LabVIEW Real-Time Help.
  • Applications running NI-DCPower in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module on an RT target may be compromised and/or slow at 64 MB or less of available memory.


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