InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2 Readme

January 2019

This file contains important information about InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2, including supported hardware and operating systems, a partial list of bugs fixed, and known issues.


Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features

Supported Hardware

Known Issues

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

InstrumentStudio allows you to generate and acquire measurements from multiple devices within a single application. You can also use InstrumentStudio to monitor and control devices being used in external applications, capture data files, export device configuration to other applications, and more.

System Requirements

InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2 has the following requirements:

  • Pentium 4 G1 equivalent or later (Intel i5 equivalent or higher recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 GB disk space
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution (1366 x 768 or higher recommended)

Supported Operating Systems

InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2 supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12 (64-bit only)

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.

Application Software Support

InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2 supports the creation of soft front panels with the following device drivers:

Device DriverFirst Available Version Supported by InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2
NI-SCOPE18.6
NI-FGEN18.1
NI-DMM18.1
NI-DCPOWER18.1

Installing InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2 with NI Package Manager

NI automates installation of NI software using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.

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 Features

InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2

  • Added support for the PXIe-5163 oscilloscope, newly supported in NI-SCOPE 18.7.
  • Added CSV file format for data capture.
  • Added support for exporting instrument events to PXI chassis trigger lines.
  • Added support for arbitrary waveform generation mode to the Waveform Generator panels.
  • Added support for frequency list and sweep modes to the Waveform Generator panels.
  • Added FFT channels, frequency markers, and FFT channel measurements to the Oscilloscope panels.
  • Added additional 2-channel measurements to the Oscilloscope panels.

InstrumentStudio 2018 SP1

Added support for the PXIe-5110, PXIe-5111, and PXIe-5113 oscilloscopes, newly supported in NI-SCOPE 18.6

Supported Hardware

The following hardware models are supported in InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2:

NI-DCPOWER Devices

  • PXIe-4112
  • PXIe-4113
  • PXIe-4135
  • PXIe-4136
  • PXIe-4137
  • PXIe-4138
  • PXIe-4139
  • PXIe-4140
  • PXIe-4141
  • PXIe-4142
  • PXIe-4143
  • PXIe-4144
  • PXIe-4145
  • PXIe-4154
  • PXIe-4162
  • PXIe-4163
  • PXI-4110
  • PXI-4130
  • PXI-4132

NI-DMM Devices

  • PXIe-4080
  • PXIe-4081
  • PXIe-4082
  • PXI-4065
  • PXI-4070
  • PXI-4071
  • PXI-4072
  • PCI-4065
  • PCIe-4065
  • USB-4065
  • PCI-4070

NI-FGEN Devices

  • PXIe-5413 (1-channel)
  • PXIe-5413 (2-channel)
  • PXIe-5423 (1-channel)
  • PXIe-5423 (2-channel)
  • PXIe-5433 (1-channel)
  • PXIe-5433 (2-channel)
  • PXIe-5442
  • PXIe-5450
  • PXIe-5451
  • PXI-5402
  • PXI-5404
  • PXI-5406
  • PXI-5412
  • PXI-5421
  • PXI-5422
  • PXI-5441
  • PCI-5402
  • PCI-5406
  • PCI-5412
  • PCI-5421

NI-SCOPE Devices

  • PXIe-5105
  • PXIe-5110
  • PXIe-5111
  • PXIe-5113
  • PXIe-5114
  • PXIe-5122
  • PXIe-5160 (2-channel)
  • PXIe-5160 (4-channel)
  • PXIe-5162 (2-channel)
  • PXIe-5162 (4-channel)
  • PXIe-5163
  • PXIe-5164
  • PXIe-5170 (4-channel)
  • PXIe-5170 (8-channel)
  • PXIe-5171 (8-channel)
  • PXIe-5172 (4-channel)
  • PXIe-5172 (8-channel, 325T)
  • PXIe-5172 (8-channel, 410T)
  • PXIe-5185
  • PXIe-5185 (1MΩ)
  • PXIe-5186
  • PXIe-5186 (1MΩ)
  • PXIe-5622
  • PXIe-5622 (DD)
  • PXI-5105
  • PXI-5114
  • PXI-5122
  • PXI-5124
  • PXI-5142
  • PXI-5152
  • PXI-5153
  • PXI-5154
  • PXI-5922
  • PCI-5105
  • PCI-5114
  • PCI-5122
  • PCI-5124
  • PCI-5142
  • PCI-5152
  • PCI-5153
  • PCI-5154
  • PCI-5922
  • PCIe-5155
  • USB-5132
  • USB-5133

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to InstrumentStudio 2018 Known Issues on ni.com for an up-to-date list of known issues in InstrumentStudio 2018 SP2.

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 4.0, 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 4.0 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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