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Product Line: RF

Version: 14.0

Release date: 08-07-2014

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows 8 32-bit; Windows 8 64-bit; Windows 8.1 32-bit; Windows 8.1 64-bit; Windows 7 32-bit; Windows 7 64-bit; Windows Vista 32-bit; Windows Vista 64-bit; Windows XP (SP3) 32-bit; Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit; Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit


The software installation provides support for customers using NI RF signal analyzer hardware, as specified in the Supported Hardware section. To program your NI RF signal analyzer, use the NI–RFSA instrument driver or NI-RFSA Soft Front Panel (SFP) APIs.

The getting started guide for your device provides information about how to install, configure, test, and begin using an NI RF signal analyzer, as indicated in the Documentation section.

New Features

NI-RFSA 14.0 adds support for LabVIEW 2014 (32- and 64-bit)

NI-RFSA 2.9 includes the following new features:

  • Support for the NI 5646R vector signal transceiver
  • Support for SFP session access
  • Support for downloading custom bitstreams to VST devices
  • NI-RFSA Soft Front Panel 2.9, which includes the following new features:
    • Additional RBW filter types for zero span, transmit power, and CCDF measurements
    • Support for the preceding new features listed for NI-RFSA

NI-RFSA 2.7.5 adds support for LabVIEW 2013 (32- and 64-bit)

NI-RFSA 2.7 adds support for the NI PXIe-5644R/5645R vector signal transceivers

Supported Hardware

The following NI RF signal analyzer hardware products are supported in Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)/8 (32-bit and 64-bit)/7 (32-bit and 64-bit)/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)/Windows XP1:

Hardware Product NI-RFSA NI-RFSA Soft Front Panel
NI 5600
NI 5601
NI 5603
NI 5605
NI 5661
NI 5663/5663E
NI 5665
NI 5667
NI 5644R
NI 5645R
NI 5646R

1 MXI Express and MXI-4 are supported on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, but MXI-3 is supported on only Windows XP.

Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Analyzers Help.

Application Development Environments (ADEs)

Note  You should install ADEs, such as NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows/CVI or Microsoft Visual Studio®, before installing NI-RFSA. To add support for ADEs installed after installing NI-RFSA, modify your NI-RFSA installation or launch the NI-RFSA installer again.

  • LabVIEW 2011 SP1 (32- and 64-bit), 2012 SP1 (32- and 64-bit), 2013 SP1 (32- and 64-bit), or 2014 (32- and 64-bit)
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2011 SP1, 2012 SP1, 2013 SP1, or 2014
  • LabWindows/CVI 2010 or later
  • LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module 2010 or later
  • Any C compiler capable of calling a 32-bit or 64-bit DLL
  • If you are running your application on an RT target, 128 MB of memory or more is required.

Note  The NI Spectral Measurements Toolkit must be installed for proper operation of NI RF vector signal analyzers. Install the Spectral Measurements Toolkit after installing NI-RFSA. Refer to the getting started guide for your device for more information about software and hardware installation.

Note  MXI users must install the software included with the MXI hardware.

Note  When using NI-RFSA, the NI 5644R/5645R/5646R device does not support LabVIEW Real-Time Module or LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module.

Installation Instructions

Perform the following steps to install NI-RFSA:

  1. Create a temporary folder on your local hard drive and name it NIRFSA1400
  2. Download and extract the file into the folder you created in step 1.
  3. To launch the NI-RFSA installer, open the NIRFSA1400 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-RFSA distribution in the future, or plan to create your own installers using National Instruments development environments.

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