This file contains release notes, patent information, and last-minute information for NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 16.0. Some information in this file may be too recent to be included in the official documentation set.
This readme contains the following main sections:
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 16.0, supports the following GPIB interfaces:
This driver version is recommended for use with the following National Instruments software:
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 16.0, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 2016.
Issues resolved in NI-488.2 15.0.1 were ported to the NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 15.5 release.
547340: GPIB ports may not be reported in NI MAX, Web Configuration, and System Configuration API with NI-488.2 15.0.0.
The configuration experience in MAX has been updated to improve consistency with other NI products. Self-Test has also been added for GPIB interfaces.
GPIB interfaces are now fully configurable through the NI Web Configuration interface. Self-Test has also been added.
121091: Calling ibonl when a board level ibwait is in progress could result in application crash.
121181: A deadlock might occur when attempting to use a board handle with pending ibonl call on another thread.
122997: The EOIP status bit could remain set incorrectly if an ibwrta or ibrda call returned an EDVR error.
205182: Asynchronous transfers could sometimes report EABO even though the transfer completed successfully.
405414: In some cases the DCAS bit was not correctly cleared after being reported, causing it to be reported with subsequent calls.
311091: In certain PXI Express chassis, the performance of GPIB writes through PXI-GPIB interfaces is very slow. This has been fixed.
GPIB interfaces supported by NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time will now be visible through the NI System Configuration API.
NI-488.2 version 2.8.0 for LabVIEW Real-Time contained a flaw which could cause the database used by Measurement & Automation Explorer to be backed up unnecessarily after every boot. The impact of this was increased boot time, along with the following error message on some systems:
Error! NIHWDBDD.dll not found! (dependency).
This has been fixed.
Changes were made to reduce jitter while performing some operations, such as serial polling.
A significant performance decrease may be encountered when performing I/O with DMA enabled. This issue impacted all PCI, PCI Express, PXI, and PMC interfaces, including the built-in GPIB ports on PXI and VXI controllers. This will happen with NI-488.2, Version 2.7.2, and older versions of NI-488.2 on systems where other NI software has been updated. This has been fixed.
182620: PCI type GPIB interfaces (PCI, PCI Express, PMC, PXI) were not waiting the recommended time of 1.5 ms for instruments to respond to ibln() and FindLstn() calls. This typically would affect only older instruments with significantly slow response time and does not affect most recent instruments. This has been fixed.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.7.1, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 2009.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.7.1, adds support for the NI-3100, NI-3110, and EVS-1460 controllers.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.7, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 8.6.1.
43477: On remote systems running LabVIEW Real-Time 7.1.1, GPIB devices could be missing when viewed from Measurement & Automation Explorer. This has been fixed.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.6, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 8.6.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.6, adds support in Measurement & Automation Explorer for the standard Export and Import wizard. This allows you to transfer the NI-488.2 configuration settings for supported GPIB interfaces.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.5.2, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 8.2.1.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.5.2, adds support for multi-core real-time targets, such as NI PXI-8106 and NI PXIe-8130, using LabVIEW Real-Time 8.5.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.5.2, adds support for configuring real-time GPIB interfaces via Measurement & Automation Explorer. On a host system with LabVIEW Real-Time and NI-488.2 for Windows, Version 2.5.2, installed, access the GPIB interfaces in Measurement & Automation Explorer by expanding Remote Systems and Devices and Interfaces.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.4.3, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 8.0.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.3, adds support for NI PXI-8184, NI PXI-8195, and NI PXI-8196 controllers.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.2, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 7.1.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.0.3, adds support for NI PXI-8186 and NI PXI-8187 controllers.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.0.3, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 7.0.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 2.0, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 6.1.
NI-488.2 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>. The last version released under the old numbering scheme was NI-488.2 3.1.2. The first version released under the new numbering scheme was NI-488.2 14.0.
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