This file contains important information about NI-Embedded CAN for RIO, including software requirements, new features, supported hardware, and known issues.
The NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software provides support for the embedded CAN ports on RIO to transmit and receive CAN frames.
The NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software supports the following development environments:
With this release, NI-Embedded CAN for RIO drops support for Microsoft Windows 8.0, Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. NI-Embedded CAN for RIO 16.0 and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI-Embedded CAN for RIO 16.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI-Embedded CAN for RIO 16.0, 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?.
Refer to Supported Hardware for NI-Embedded CAN for RIO for the latest information about the hardware that each version of the NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software supports.
The NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software versions are now aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the driver was released and the most recent software version the driver was designed to work with. Driver versions now start with a two-digit year indicator: <ProductName><Year-BasedVersion>. For example, NI-Embedded CAN for RIO 16.0 is the version released with LabVIEW 2016. The last version released under the old numbering scheme is NI-Embedded CAN for sbRIO 1.0.2. The first version released under the new numbering scheme is NI-Embedded CAN for RIO 14.0.
If you use the single-board RIO hardware, the CAN Stop VI stops communication and discards CAN frames in the transmit and receive queues. If you use the CompactRIO with the built-in CAN port hardware, the CAN Stop VI stops communication and saves the CAN frames. After you restart communication by using the CAN Start VI, the NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software sends or receives the CAN frames in the transmit and receive queues.
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 NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software.
Refer to the NI-Embedded CAN for RIO Help, accessible by selecting Help»NI-Embedded CAN for RIO Help from LabVIEW, for information about the NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the NI-Embedded CAN for RIO software are in the labview\examples\NI-Embedded CAN for RIO folder. You can modify an example VI to fit an application or copy an example and paste the example to a VI you create.
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