Archived:Unable to See IMAQ RT in List of Software to Install with NI CVS 1454

Updated Jan 4, 2019

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Reported In


  • CVS-1454


  • Vision Development Module
  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module


  • Vision Acquisition Software

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am trying to setup a CVS 1454 system with my PC. Following the getting started guide, I tried to install the IMAQ RT drivers in Target using NI MAX. However, I could not see an entry for that in the list. How do I install IMAQ RT drivers on the CVS 1454?


This problem can be a result of wrong, incomplete or incompatible installation.
  • As mentioned in the getting started guide, you must install LabVIEW Real Time Module and the NI Vision Development Module before installing the NI Vision Acquisition Software on the host. If you have not installed in the correct order, please uninstall the corresponding out of order package and reinstall it.
  • You also need to make sure that the software packages are compatible with each other. This means making sure that the OS, LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT, Vision Development Module and Vision Acquisition Software are all compatible with each other. Using the link mentioned in the Related Links section, you can work out a compatible combination that works for your setup. An example installation sequence which works is as follows :
  1. OS : Windows 7
  2. LabVIEW  : 2012
  3. LabVIEW Real Time Module : 2012
  4. Vision Development Module : 2012
  5. Vision Acquisition Software : Feb 2013

Additional Information

This is not the only software combination that works. Another combination that meets compatibility requirements can be :
  1. OS : Windows 7
  2. LabVIEW  : 2010
  3. LabVIEW Real Time Module : 2010
  4. Vision Development Module : 2010
  5. Vision Acquisition Software : 2010


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