Where Can I Find the Firmware File for an EtherCAT CompactRIO Chassis?

Updated Mar 3, 2021



  • NI-9145
  • NI-9144


  • NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT

We plan to use the NI-9145 in our medical products and therefore we have to ensure only certain firmware versions get used. Can you please provide us the Firmware (.FOE file) for the NI-9145?

The firmware files are publicly available in the downloadable driver packages. Follow these steps to access them:
  1. Find the correct NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT Driver on our Download page
  2. Download it
  3. Execute the file to extract its contents. Note the path it is being extracted to (normally C:\National Instruments Downloads\NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT\).
  1. Cancel the Setup itself if you don't want to install the driver.

  1. Locate the extracted folder (normally in C:\National Instruments Downloads\NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT\). There you find the desired FoE firmware files:

Additional Information

Firmware FoE files are firmware files that can be transferred to the device via EtherCAT (File transfer over EtherCAT).