Compare LabVIEW 2019 and LabVIEW NXG

                      LabVIEW NXG is the next generation of LabVIEW and contains only a subset of features and hardware support currently available in LabVIEW 2019. Take the guided assessment to determine which version is right for your next project.

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                      System Requirements for LabVIEW 2019

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                      • Pentium 4M (or equivalent) or later (32-bit), Pentium 4 G1 (or equivalent) or later (64-bit)
                      • Windows 10 (version 1809)/ 8.1 Update 1/ 7 SP1, Windows Server 2016 (version 1607)/ 2012 R2 / 2008 R2 SP1
                      • 1 GB of RAM and 5 GB of disk space
                      • Screen resolution 1,024 x 768 pixels (NI recommends 1,366 x 768 and higher)
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                      System Requirements for LabVIEW NXG

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                      • Pentium 4 G1 (minimum) (NI recommends Intel i5 equivalent or higher) (only 64-bit)
                      • Windows 10 (version 1809)/8.1 Update 1/7 SP1 (64-bit)/ Server 2012 R2 Update/ Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2
                      • 1 GB of RAM and 10 GB of disk space
                      • 1,024 x 768 resolution (NI recommends 1,366 x 768 or higher)

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                      Hardware Compatibility

                      The LabVIEW 2019 column represents all the functionality in the LabVIEW Professional edition plus all other NI modules and toolkits. This table lists compatibility through LabVIEW NXG 4.0. Each LabVIEW NXG release, including future versions beyond 4.0, will include more hardware support. View the product roadmap to learn more about future releases.

                      ? LabVIEW 2019 LabVIEW NXG 4.0
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                      Hardware Support Summary
                      Acquiring data from third-party hardware (NI-VISA, NI-Serial, NI-488.2) ? ?
                      NI and third-party hardware auto-discovery and driver install ?
                      In-product hardware configuration and documentation ?
                      Visual system representation and configuration ?
                      Deploying to NI real-time hardware (LabVIEW Real-Time Module) ? LabVIEW Communications Only
                      Deploying to NI FPGA-based hardware (LabVIEW FPGA Module) ? Partial
                      CompactRIO platform ?
                      Software defined radios ? ?
                      Engineering education hardware ? Partial
                      PXI platform ? Partial
                      CompactDAQ platform ? Partial
                      NI data acquisition hardware ? ?
                      Data Acquisition and Control Hardware Detailed Support List
                      Multifunction I/O Devices (600x) ? ?
                      PXI Multifunction I/O Modules and Multifunction I/O Devices (601x/602x/603x/604x/605x/607x, E and B Series) ?
                      PXI Multifunction I/O Modules and Multifunction I/O Devices (61xx/62xx/63xx/67xx) ? ?
                      PXI Analog Input Modules
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                      PXI Temperature Input Modules and Temperature Input Device ? ?
                      PXI Strain/Bridge Input Modules ? ?
                      PXI Sound and Vibration Modules and Sound and Vibration Devices ? ?

                      PXI Analog Output Modules and Analog Output Devices

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                      PXI Digital I/O Modules and Digital I/O Devices ? ?
                      PXI Counter/Timer Modules and Counter/Timer Devices ? ?
                      PXI Position Displacement Module ? ?
                      PXI Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O Modules and Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O Devices (R Series) ?
                      CompactDAQ Chassis (USB, Ethernet, Wireless) ? ?
                      CompactDAQ Controllers ?
                      C Series Modules (NI-DAQmx driver support) ? ?
                      C Series Modules (NI-XNET driver support) ? ?
                      CompactRIO Controllers ?
                      CompactRIO Single-Board Controllers ?
                      C Series Modules (NI-RIO driver support) ?
                      Digital I/O Devices ? ?
                      SC Express ? ?
                      Vehicle Communication Buses—CAN/LIN/FlexRay (PCI/PCI Express/PXI/PXI Express/USB) ? ?
                      PXI PROFIBUS Interface Module ?
                      PXI CANopen Interface Module and PXI DeviceNet Interface Module ?
                      I2C/SPI Interface Device ?
                      Industrial Controllers ?
                      Smart Cameras ?
                      Compact Vision Systems ?
                      PXI Frame Grabber Modules (Camera Link and Gigabit Ethernet) ? ?
                      Reconfigurable Frame Grabbers (Camera Link and Gigabit Ethernet) ?
                      PXI Motion Control Module ?
                      Electronic Test and Instrumentation Hardware Detailed Support List
                      Digital Multimeters ? ?
                      Switches ? ?
                      PXI Programmable Resistor Modules (PXI-272x) ?
                      Oscilloscopes ? ?
                      Power Supplies and Source Measure Units ? ?
                      Waveform Generators ? ?
                      PXI Digital Waveform Instruments ? ?
                      PXI Digital Pattern Instruments ? ?
                      FlexRIO PXIe-797xR (Kintex 7) + all FAMs ? LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module
                      FlexRIO PXie 576x, 791x (Ultrascale) ?
                      PXI High-Speed Serial Instruments ?
                      VirtualBench All-in-One Instrument ?
                      Wireless Design and Test Hardware Detailed Support List
                      PXI Vector Signal Analyzers ?
                      PXI Vector Signal Generators ?
                      PXI RF Analog Signal Generators ?
                      PXI Vector Signal Transceivers (NI-RFSA/RFSG support) ?
                      PXI Vector Signal Transceivers (FPGA extensions) ?
                      RF Power Meters ?
                      PXI RF Amplifiers/Attenuators? ?
                      PXI Vector Network Analyzers? ?
                      USRP-RIO 29x5 (TwinRX) ?
                      USRP (host-only) ? ?
                      USRP-RIO 2940, 2942, 2943, 2944, 2950, 2952, 2953, 2954 ? LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module
                      USRP-RIO 2974 LabVIEW Communications Only
                      Ettus Research B2x0, N210 ? ?
                      Ettus Research X310 ? LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module
                      FlexRIO PXIe-797xR (Kintex 7) + all FAMs ? LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module
                      FlexRIO PXIe 576x, 791x (Ultrascale) ?
                      ATCA-3671 ?
                      Engineering Education Hardware Detailed Support List
                      myDAQ Student Data Acquisition Device ? ?
                      myRIO Student Embedded Device ?
                      NI ELVIS Engineering Lab Workstation ?
                      Digilent Analog Discovery ?

                      Software Compatibility

                      The LabVIEW 2019 column represents all the functionality in the LabVIEW Professional edition plus all other NI modules and toolkits. This table lists compatibility through LabVIEW NXG 4.0. Each LabVIEW NXG release, including future versions beyond 4.0, will include more hardware support. View the product roadmap to learn more about future releases.

                      ? LabVIEW 2019 LabVIEW NXG 4.0
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                      LabVIEW Module and Toolkit Summary
                      LabVIEW Real-Time Module ? LabVIEW Communications
                      LabVIEW FPGA Module ? Partial
                      Vision Development Module ? Windows Only
                      LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module ?
                      LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit ? Partial
                      LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit ? ?
                      LabVIEW Application Builder Module ? ?
                      LabVIEW MathScript Module ? Replaced by Interface for MATLAB?
                      LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit ?
                      LabVIEW SoftMotion Module ?
                      LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module ?
                      LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Toolkit ?
                      LabVIEW NXG Web Module ?
                      Programming Environment Details
                      Native graphical programming ? ?
                      Event-driven programming ? ?
                      Object-oriented programming ? ?
                      Ability to view signals and configure hardware with measurement panel ?
                      Data capture, viewing, and storage ?
                      Ability to analyze data sets and visually adjust parameters with interactive panels ?
                      Configuration-based VIs (Express VI) ?
                      Code debugging ? ?
                      Multithreaded code execution ? ?
                      Type definitions ? ?
                      Dynamic control of UI elements, VIs, and the environment (VI server) ? Partial
                      Color editing of UI control appearance
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                      Custom editing of UI control appearance ?
                      Custom editing of UI control behavior (Xcontrols) ?
                      Ability to develop web-based applications LabVIEW NXG Web Module
                      Ability to control programs remotely using remote front panels ?
                      In-product interactive learning and help ?
                      Unified search for quick access to relevant examples and learning ?
                      Floating Point-to-Fixed Point Conversion Tool LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module
                      NI Software Interoperability
                      TestStand integration ? Partial
                      Switch Executive API ? ?
                      Requirements Gateway ?
                      VeriStand integration ?
                      Vision Builder for Automated Inspection integration ?
                      Ability to open DAQExpress? project files ?
                      Third-Party Software Interoperability and Code Integration
                      Call MATLAB code ? ?
                      Call DLLs ? ?
                      Call .NET assemblies ? Partial
                      Integrate in-line C source code ?
                      Call Python scripts ?
                      Call JavaScript Libraries within a WebVI
                      LabVIEW NXG Web Module
                      Integrate VHDL ? Partial
                      Software Engineering Tools
                      Graphical compare of VIs ? ?
                      Textual compare of project files
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                      Graphical merge
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                      Dynamic code analysis (LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit) ?
                      Static code analysis (LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit) ?
                      LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit ? NI Tools Network
                      Command line interface ? Partial
                      Desktop UI Controls
                      Datagrids with multi-data type support
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                      Basic table ? ?
                      ActiveX and .NET containers ?
                      Simple UI elements—numerics, buttons, sliders, knobs, dials, string, paths, gauges, tanks ? ?
                      Graphs and charts ? ?
                      3D graph and picture ?
                      Mixed signal graphs ?
                      List box ? ?
                      Rings/Enums/Combo boxes ? ?
                      Picture ring ?
                      Arrays, clusters ? ?
                      Tree ? Partial
                      Subpanel/Panel Container ? ?
                      Tab control ? ?
                      Picture control ?
                      Industrial automation controls (LabVIEW DSC Module) ?
                      HTML UI Controls
                      Simple UI elements—numerics, buttons, sliders, knobs, dials, string, paths LabVIEW NXG Web Module
                      Graphs and charts LabVIEW NXG Web Module
                      Rings/Enums
                      LabVIEW NXG Web Module
                      Combo Boxes
                      Datagrids with multi-data type support LabVIEW NXG Web Module
                      Access to customize front panel HTML/JavaScript source LabVIEW NXG Web Module
                      Code Deployment and Distribution
                      Build application (.exe) ? ?
                      Create source libraries (.llb, .lvlib equivalent) ? ?
                      Build source distribution ?
                      Build binary libraries ? ?
                      Build packages containing source libraries ?
                      Build DLL ?
                      Build .NET assembly ?
                      Build installers ? ?
                      Package-based software distribution ? ?
                      Mathematics
                      Standard math functions ? ?
                      Probability and statistics ? ?
                      Linear algebra ? ?
                      Curve fitting ? ?
                      Differential equations ? ?
                      Interpolation and extrapolation ? ?
                      Calculus ? ?
                      Signal Processing and Control
                      Signal measurements ? ?
                      Signal generation ? ?
                      PID control
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                      Fuzzy logic
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                      Signal conditioning and filtering ? ?
                      Windowing ? ?
                      Signal operations ? ?
                      Transforms ? ?
                      Wavelet analysis (LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit) ?
                      Time series analysis (LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit) ?
                      Digital filter design ? LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module
                      Vision analysis (Vision Development Module) ? Windows only
                      Motion control libraries (LabVIEW SoftMotion Module) ?
                      Model-based control and simulation (LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module) ?
                      Modulation Toolkit for Software Defined Radio ? ?
                      Modulation Toolkit for PXI RF Instruments (VST, VSA, VSG) ?
                      Spectral Measurements Toolkit ?
                      NI-RFmx (SpecAn, Demod, LTE, LTE-A, WCDMA, GSM, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2K, EV-DO) ?
                      WLAN Test Toolkit ?
                      Bluetooth Test Toolkit ?
                      GNSS Test Toolkit ?
                      FM/RDS Test Toolkit ?
                      LabVIEW Communications LTE Application Framework LabVIEW Communications only
                      LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework LabVIEW Communications only
                      LabVIEW Communications MIMO Application Framework LabVIEW Communications only
                      Read, Write, Share Data
                      Read and write to file ? ?
                      Visualize and analyze image files (Vision Development Module) ? Windows only
                      Create reports in Microsoft Excel ? ?
                      Create reports in Microsoft Word ?
                      LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit ? ?
                      DataFinder Connectivity VIs ?
                      FTP API ?
                      Data Communication
                      TCP/IP, UDP APIs ? ?
                      Network Streams API ? ?
                      Queues ? ?
                      Static Shared Variable?migration ?
                      Programmatic Shared Variable API migration ? ?
                      Creating LabVIEW-based web services ?
                      HTTP API ? ?
                      SystemLink data services and APIs—tag, message
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                      OPC UA Toolkit ?
                      Modbus (LabVIEW Real-Time or DSC module) ?
                      EtherNet/IP ?
                      EtherCAT ?
                      Power utility protocols (IEC 61850, DNP3, IEC 60870-5) ?
                      Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit ?
                      ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit ?
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