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Product Line: RF

Version: 2.5

Release date: 07-03-2018

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows 10; Windows 8.1; Windows 7 (SP1) 32-bit; Windows 7 (SP1) 64-bit; Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64-bit

Description

NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 Readme

June 2018

This file contains important information about NI-RFSG Playback Library and is organized into the following sections:

New Features

Supported Hardware

System Requirements

Installed Software, Documentation, and Examples

Documentation

Accessing VIs and Functions

Finding Examples

Product Security and Critical Updates

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1


New Features

NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 adds support for LabVIEW 2018 (32- and 64-bit).

NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.4 includes addition of functions to retrieve the waveform file version.

NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.3 includes the following new features:

  • Addition of functions to store and retrieve PAPR (Peak Average Power Ratio), Runtime Scaling, and Waveform Size properties from the NI-RFSG waveform database
  • Addition of functions to read the PAPR, Runtime Scaling, and Waveform Size properties from a TDMS file
  • Addition of functions to read individual waveforms from a TDMS file by index
  • Support for LabVIEW 2017 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Support for TDMS waveform files created with NI-RFmx Waveform Creator 1.0
  • Support for waveforms file version 2.0, for which PAPR and Runtime Scaling properties are mandatory

Supported Hardware

Vector Signal Generators

  • NI PXIe-5673
  • NI PXIe-5673E

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

Vector Signal Transceivers

  • NI PXIe-5644R
  • NI PXIe-5645R
  • NI PXIe-5646R
  • NI PXIe-5840

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

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R21 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP12 (64-bit)

Note  In 2016, NI-RFSG Playback Library dropped support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.

For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.

1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.

2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.

Note  NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.

NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Processor—1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • RAM—4 GB*
  • A screen resolution of 1,024 x 768
  • Windows 10/8.1/7, with all available critical updates and service packs
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2

*Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.

Application Development Environments (ADEs)

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

  • NI LabVIEW 2015 SP1 f5 patch, 2016, 2017, or 2018
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 or later

Note  NI-RFSG Playback Library does not operate correctly without the service packs and patches previously mentioned installed.

Other Required Software

  • NI-RFSG 14.5 or later
  • NI-RFSG .NET Class Library 14.5*

* NI-RFSG .NET Class Library 14.5 is required only for .NET support.

Installed Software, Documentation, and Examples

  • <MSTUDIOVS2010DIR> is an alias for the following National Instruments file folder location:
    • (32-bit) Program Files\National Instruments\MeasurementStudioVS2010
    • (64-bit) Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\MeasurementStudioVS2010
  • <NIDir> is an alias for the following National Instruments file folder location:
    • (32-bit OS) Program Files\National Instruments
    • (64-bit OS) Program Files (x86)\National Instruments for 32-bit programs and Program Files\National Instruments for 64-bit programs
  • <NIDocDir> is an alias for the following National Instruments file folder location: Users\Public\Public Documents\National Instruments
  • <SYSDIR> is an alias for the following file folder location:
    • (32-bit) windows\system32
    • (64-bit) windows\SysWow64 for 32-bit programs and windows\system32 for 64-bit programs

File Locations

Item Installed Location
DLLs <SYSDIR>
Header files

<NIDir>\Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\include

Import Library files (32-bit) <NIDir>\Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\lib32\msvc
Import Library files (64-bit) <NIDir>\Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\lib64\msvc
C, .NET
Examples <NIDocDir>\NI-RFSG Playback Library\Examples
LabVIEW
Examples <NIDir>\LabVIEW <version>\examples\instr\niRFSGPlayback
.NET Class Libraries
Assemblies <MSTUDIOVS2010DIR>\DotNET\Assemblies\Current\NationalInstruments.RfsgPlayback.Fx40.dll
<MSTUDIOVS2010DIR>\DotNET\Assemblies\Current\NationalInstruments.Common.dll

Documentation

Documentation for NI-RFSG Playback Library is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-RFSG Playback Library»NI-RFSG Playback Library Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.

Document Format Description
NI-RFSG Playback Library Help HTML/Windows Help Information about NI-RFSG Playback Library. This help file is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information:
  • An introduction to NI-RFSG Playback Library
  • How to get started with application development
  • A complete reference for all NI-RFSG Playback Library programming functions
NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 Readme HTML (this document) Information about supported hardware, operating systems, and legal notices.

For the most recent revisions of documentation and for newly released documentation, visit ni.com/manuals.

Accessing VIs and Functions

NI-RFSG Playback Library palette VIs are available from the Functions»Measurement I/O»NI-RFSG Playback Library palette.

Finding Examples

You can also access all the installed NI-RFSG Playback Library examples at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-RFSG Playback Library»NI-RFSG Playback Library Examples.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about National Instruments products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from National Instruments.

Behavior Changes

The following are the behavior changes in NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.3 from NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.2:

  • If the burst start and stop locations are present in the TDMS file, the marker locations used for RF Blanking are calculated from the burst locations instead of the RF blanking marker locations.
  • Peak Power Adjustment property is obsoleted. It is now superseded by the PAPR and Runtime Scaling properties.
  • RF Blanking Marker Locations property is obsoleted. It is now superseded by Burst Start and Stop Locations properties.
  • Playback library resets the NI-RFSG Pre-filter Gain property when using the niRFSGPlayback Set Script to Generate VI call for waveforms file version 1.0.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 Known Issues at ni.com for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5.

Bug Fixes

The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in NI-RFSG Playback Library. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the NI-RFSG Playback Library. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.

The following items are changes in NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.5 from NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.4.

ID Fixed Issue
688176 Fixed an issue where an error was thrown when an empty waveform was given as an input to the niRFSGPlayback Download User Waveform (CDB) API.
697983 Fixed an issue where a memory leak was noticed when running the DPD example in a loop.
694678 Fixed an issue where niRFSGPlayback Download User Waveform API was returning errors for NR Waveforms when only 1 symbol was occupied in each of the slots.

The following items are changes in NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.3.1 from NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.3.

ID Fixed Issue
662178 Fixed an issue where the Set Script to Generate API crashed with Wait Marker Exports.

The following items are changes in NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.3 from NI-RFSG Playback Library 2.2.

ID Fixed Issue
631089 Fixed an issue with the niRFSGPlayback Read Waveforms From File VI, where this VI returned corrupted waveforms when the waveforms in the TDMS file were of different sizes. The niRFSGPlayback Read Waveforms From File VI now returns an error in this scenario.
640839 Fixed an issue where the niRFSGPlayback Download User Waveform VI was hanging for some user waveforms.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install National Instruments software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.

Installation Instructions

Perform the following step to install NI-RFSG Playback Library:

  1. Download and run the self-extracting executable NIRFSGPLIB250.exe.

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


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