This file contains important information about NI-mmWave, including installation instructions, new features, and a partial list of bugs fixed for NI-mmWave 15.3, and known issues.
This software installation provides support for customers using the mmWave Transceiver System and mmWave Radio Heads, as specified in the Supported Hardware section. To program your mmWave Transceiver System with or without the mmWave Radio Heads, use the NI-mmWave instrument driver.
The getting started guide for your device provides information about how to install, configure, test, and begin using the mmWave Transceiver System with or without radio heads.
NI-mmWave 15.3 includes the following new features:
NI-mmWave 15.1 includes the following new features:
The following hardware products are supported in all operating systems listed in the Supported Operating Systems section. Refer to the Application Software Support section for information regarding supported application software versions.
NI-mmWave has the following requirements:
NI-mmWave supports Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12 (64-bit).
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
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.
NI-mmWave supports the following application software versions, including service packs. You should install application software, such as LabVIEW, before installing NI-mmWave. To add support for application software installed after installing NI-mmWave, modify your NI-mmWave installation or launch the NI-mmWave installer again.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by NI-mmWave|
|NI-mmWave Examples||NI LabVIEW 2015||<NIDIR>\LabVIEW 2015\examples\instr\niMmWave\|
The documentation set for NI-mmWave is composed of the following documents.
|Getting Started Guide for your device||Printed and PDF||Contains software and hardware installation, signal connection, and information on how to get started with application development for your device.||Available at ni.com/manuals|
|Specifications for your device||Lists technical specifications for your device.||Available at ni.com/manuals|
|NI-mmWave 15.3 Manual||Online help||Contains information on how to use the reference project, as well as conceptual information about instrument driver features.||Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code mmwavemanual|
|NI-mmWave Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.||Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-mmWave»Documentation|
For the most recent revisions of documentation and for newly released documentation, visit ni.com/manuals.
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NI-mmWave palette VIs are available on the LabVIEW Functions palette at Functions»Instrument I/O»Instrument Drivers»NI mmWave.
NI-mmWave includes a reference project and several example applications for LabVIEW. You can access the installed NI mmWave Reference Project and examples at <NIDIR>\LabVIEW 2015\examples\instr\niMmWave.
Note The NI Example Finder does not include NI-mmWave examples.
Note Installed examples are not sample projects. You must copy the example to a new location before modifying any files. Otherwise, your changes may be overwritten.
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The following sections describe issues to be aware of when you upgrade to NI-mmWave 15.3.
The NI mmWave Reference Project reserves PXI_Trig4, PXI_Trig5, PXI_Trig6, and PXI_Trig7 for device synchronization. When using files copied from the NI mmWave Reference Project in projects created in NI-mmWave 15.1 or earlier, you must change the reservation settings for those PXI triggers in Measurement and Automation Explorer (NI MAX) at Start»All Programs»NI MAX by completing the following steps.
If you are using existing code that includes the FPGA VI and recompiling the FPGA bitfile, you must configure the clock configuration for the socketed CLIP on the FPGA target. NI recommends that you remove the JESD MGT Config loop from the FPGA VI. Refer to the NI mmWave Reference Project as a configuration example.
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 NI-mmWave 15.3.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in NI-mmWave 15.3. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of NI-mmWave 15.3. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
|600897||Fixed an issue that caused an installation error to occur when upgrading NI Linux Real-Time Support for NI-mmWave devices.|
|583667||Fixed an issue that caused NI-mmWave to incorrectly report the coerced value for out-of-bounds frequencies when using external LO.|
|582873||Fixed an issue that caused the PXIe-3620 session to be invalid after aborting the session.|
|580686||Fixed an issue that caused NI MAX to expose unsupported features for the PXIe-7902 module.|
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