Does my Real-Time Controller Include a Real-Time Module License?

Updated Feb 21, 2018

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  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Issue Details

I'll be acquiring a PXI Controller with a Real-Time installed, does this include the license for developing Real-Time applications in my development system?


No, the license that comes with the RT PXI controllers is a LabVIEW Real-Time Deployment License which is required to use a system as a Real-Time target with LabVIEW, to develop Real-Time applications with LabVIEW it is necessary to have a license for the LabVIEW Real-Time Module in the development computer, these two licenses are different and not interchangeable in any way. 

Additional Information

For development purposes with any NI RT targets, the development system would require a license for the Real-Time Module for either LabVIEW or LabWindows/CVI. This is not necessarily the case for deployment systems, for any doubts related to this please contact National Instruments.


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