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LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Real-Time Module Readme

September 2018

This file contains important information about the LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Real-Time Module, including system requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.

Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

New and Changed Features

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

The LabVIEW Real-Time Module is a complete solution for creating reliable, stand-alone embedded systems with a graphical programming approach. As an add-on to the LabVIEW development environment, the LabVIEW Real-Time Module helps you develop and debug graphical, deterministic real-time applications that can be downloaded to and executed on embedded hardware devices such as CompactRIO Controllers, CompactDAQ Controllers, CompactRIO Single-Board Controllers, PXI Controllers, vision systems, or even third-party PCs.

System Requirements

The LabVIEW Real-Time Module has the following requirements:

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2018 SP1.

Note

Supported Operating Systems

The Real-Time Module supports the following operating systems for application development:

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  In 2016 the LabVIEW Real-Time Module dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. The LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Real-Time Module will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Real-Time Module to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Real-Time Module, 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 NI ADE Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003?.

Note  Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.

The Real-Time Module installs the following real-time operating systems (RTOSes). Refer to the specific RT target hardware documentation for information about which RTOS your target uses.

Note  Each RTOS supports only a subset of LabVIEW features. Refer to the Real-Time Module»Real-Time Operating Systems book on the Contents tab of the LabVIEW Help for a list of unsupported LabVIEW features and special considerations for each RTOS.

Application Software Support

The LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Real-Time Module supports the following application software versions, including service packs.

Application Software Versions Supported by the LabVIEW Real-Time Module
LabVIEW 2018 SP1 (32-bit only)

Installation Instructions

You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the Real-Time Module—using the LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Platform media.

To request additional LabVIEW Platform media, refer to the NI website.

Note  If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.

Installing and Using Japanese and Simplified Chinese Languages on an RT Target

After you install the Real-Time Module on your development computer, you can complete the following steps to install and use Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages on an RT target:

  1. Use the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX) to install the Language Support for Japanese or Language Support for Simplified Chinese software component on the RT target. Refer to the Measurement & Automation Explorer Help for information about the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard.
  2. Open the System Settings tab and select Japanese or Simplified Chinese as the Locale.

Note  You cannot use Japanese or Simplified Chinese characters in directory names or filenames on the RT target.

Configuring RT Targets

Use NI MAX to configure RT targets and to install software and drivers on targets. You can install NI MAX from the LabVIEW Platform media.

Note  If you install NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring on an RT target, you can use a web browser to perform common monitoring and configuration tasks on the target. On the Contents tab in the LabVIEW Help, select Fundamentals»Working with Projects and Targets»How-To»Monitoring and Configuring a Remote Device from a Web Browser for information about NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring.

Product Security and Critical Updates

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

New and Changed Features

For VeriStand, added support for PXI controllers with NI Linux Real-Time—PXIe-8840 Quad-Core and PXIe-8880.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the Real-Time Module.

Bug Fixes

There are no major bug fixes in the 2018 SP1 release. Refer to the LabVIEW 2018 Real-Time Module Readme for bug fixes in the 2018 release.

Accessing the Help

Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about the Real-Time Module.

Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the Real-Time Module are located in the labview\examples\Real-Time Module directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.

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.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, 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 4.6.2 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 NI 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.


Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

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Patents

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