Does NI Offer NI Linux Real-Time for Desktop PCs?

Updated Jul 2, 2021

Reported In


  • LabWindows/CVI
  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • PharLap
  • NI Linux Real-Time

Issue Details

I would like to convert a desktop PC into a Real-Time Target running NI Linux Real-Time. My intention is to use current Linux drivers and create applications in C in order to deploy applications to that target.


NI is not currently planning on supporting the conversion of desktop PCs to NI Linux Real-Time targets. Conversion of desktop PCs to Phar Lap ETS targets is still available.

There are 2 different versions:
  • NI LabVIEW Real-Time Deployment License for Desktop PCs
  • LabWindows/CVI RT ETS Deployment License Bundle for Standard PC's 
Both of those Deployment licenses are based on Phar Lap.

For more information please see Requirements for Desktop PCs as LabVIEW Real-Time Targets.

Additional Information

Additionally, Vision Acquisition Software start supported on PXI controllers running Linux RT as of VAS 20.6. Choosing this option you need to make sure to install Linux RT Image 20.6 on the PXI controller to match the version of Vision Acquisition Software.