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Product Line: RF

Version: 1.7

Release date: 09-20-2013

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP 32-bit


This software installation provides support for NI PCI-5640R and NI PXIe-5641R customers using either the NI-5640R API or the LabVIEW FPGA Module to develop custom FPGA and host VIs. The NI IF Transceiver Getting Started Guideprovides information about how to install, configure, and begin using the NI PCI-5640R and the NI-PXIe-5641R.

New Features

NI-5640R 1.7 includes the following new features:

  • NI-5640R 1.7 adds support for LabVIEW 2012 (32-bit) and LabVIEW 2013 (32-bit).

NI-5640R 1.6 includes the following new features:

  • NI-5640R 1.6 adds support for LabVIEW 2011 (32-bit).

NI-5640R 1.5 includes the following new features:

  • NI-5640R 1.5 adds support for using LabVIEW memory primitives with DRAM (CLIP-based DRAM use is still supported).
  • NI-5640R 1.5 adds support for LabVIEW FPGA Dynamic Host Interface Mode.
  • NI-5640R 1.5 adds support for individually configuring DDC channels on the ADCs.
  • NI-5640R 1.5 adds support for LabVIEW 2010 (32-bit).


Supported Hardware

  • NI PCI-5640R
  • NI PXIe-5641R

Windows 7/Vista (64-bit) runs within the 32-bit emulation layer, Windows on Windows (WOW64).

Application Development Environments (ADEs)

NOTE: You should install Application Development Environments, such as NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows/CVI or Microsoft Visual Studio®, before installing NI-5640R. To add support for Application Development Environments installed after installing NI-5640R, modify your NI-5640R installation or launch the NI-5640R installer again.

  • LabVIEW 8.6.1, 2009 (32-bit), 2010 (32-bit), 2011 (32-bit), 2012 (32-bit), or 2013 (32-bit) installed
  • (LabVIEW FPGA Module users only) LabVIEW FPGA Module 8.6.1, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013 installed


Installation Instructions

Perform the following steps to install NI-5640R:

  1. Create a temporary folder on your local hard drive and name it NI5640R160
  2. Download and extract the file into the folder you created in step 1.
  3. To launch the NI-5640R installer, open the NI5640R160 folder and double-click the autorun.exe program
    or run the command <temporary folder path>\autorun.exe.

To conserve disk space you can delete the downloaded .zip file, however it is recommended that you keep the extracted installation files in case you need to add features from the NI-5640R distribution in the future, or plan to create your own installers using National Instruments development environments.

Note: Installing NI-5640R on Windows XP systems requires Windows XP Service Pack 2 (32-bit) or later.

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