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LabVIEW 2017 FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility Readme

March 2017

This file contains important information about the LabVIEW 2017 FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility, including installation instructions, supported hardware, and known issues.


Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Hardware

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Accessing the Help

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 FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility allows you to access the I/O from an FPGA bitfile to generate a custom device for NI Reconfigurable I/O (RIO) targets in IEC 61131-3 programming systems.

The FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility provides the following features and tools:

System Requirements

The FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility has the following system requirements for the host computer and the NI-RIO target.

Host Computer NI-RIO Target

The host computer must meet the following system requirements:

  • LabVIEW 2017 Professional Development System
  • LabVIEW 2017 Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW 2017 FPGA Module
  • FlexRIO Support 17.0 or NI CompactRIO Device Drivers May 2017
  • CODESYS V3.51
  • At least 1 GB of disk space
  • 4 GB RAM

1 NI recommends that you install CODESYS V3.5 SP10 Patch 1. If you install other versions of CODESYS, you must manually install NI PLC device descriptions before building and deploying a CODESYS application to an NI-RIO target. In CODESYS, select Tools»Device Repository and click Install to launch the Install Device Description window. Install the NI PLC device desciption files at C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017 FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility\Examples.

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2017.

The target must meet the following system requirements:

  • LabVIEW Real-Time 17.0.0
  • LabVIEW FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface1 17.0.0
  • NI-RIO 17.0

1 You must have an IEC 61131-3 deployment license in order to deploy applications developed with LabVIEW and the CODESYS IDE to an NI-RIO target. Visit ni.com and enter the Info Code IEC611313DEPLOY to purchase a deployment license.

Supported Operating Systems

The FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility supports the following operating systems:

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  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.

Supported Hardware

The FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility supports the following NI-RIO targets:

Installation Instructions

Download the FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility installer by visiting ni.com and entering the Info Code IEC611313INSTALL2017. Double-click the autorun.exe file in the root directory of the FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility installer and follow the instructions on the screen to install this product.

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.

Accessing the Help

Refer to the Getting Started with the LabVIEW FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility manual, available in the labview\manuals directory, for an introduction to the FPGA IEC 61131-3 Interface Utility and step-by-step instructions for programming NI-RIO targets in CODESYS.

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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