Archived:Using Third-Party Drivers in LabVIEW NXG

Updated Apr 4, 2023

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I have a third-party instrument driver written in LabVIEW, can I use this driver in LabVIEW NXG?


  • Instrument drivers must be written specifically for LabVIEW NXG to be compatible with LabVIEW NXG. Many third-party drivers have been migrated into NXG and can be found by searching in NI Package Manager. 
  • To Download and Install LabVIEW Plug and Play Instrument Drivers in LabVIEW NXG, follow these instructions .
  • If a driver has not been written for NXG, you can request from the third-party itself that they release an NXG driver or migrate the driver into NXG using the NXG Code Conversion Utility .
Note: LabVIEW NXG is not recommended for new applications.

Additional Information

LabVIEW drivers are basically LabVIEW VIs that are built using lower level calls such as VISA or NI-Serial. Version compatibility of LabVIEW drivers can be treated very similarly to compatibility of any VI.