FAQ: System requirements for VisualDSP++ and supported operating systems

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What are the minimum system requirements for VisualDSP++ and what operating systems are supported?





For the latest version of VisualDSP++, 5.1.1, the system requirements are:

  • 2 GHz single core processor; 3.3GHz dual core or better recommended
  • 1 GB RAM; 4GB or more recommended
  • 2 GB available disk space
  • One open USB port


Also, a faster disk drive will decrease the build time, especially for a large amount of source files.


VisualDSP++ 5.1.1 is supported on the following Windows Operating systems:

  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit only)
  • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate SP2 (32-bit only)
  • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise (32 and 64-bit)


You can find detailed information about Windows 7 support here:

FAQ: Windows 7 Compatibility in VisualDSP++ Development Tools


If you’re working with an earlier version of VisualDSP++ it’s recommended you check the Release Notes associated with your version for details of OS support.