NI CompactRIO Device Drivers May 2017 and R Series MultifunctionRIO May 2017 Known Issues

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This document contains the known issues with NI CompactRIO Device Drivers May 2017 and NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers May 2017 that were discovered before and after the release of NI CompactRIO Device Drivers August 2016 and NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers August 2016. New issues appear at the top of this document. This list includes only severe or the most common issues, and does not include every issue known to NI.

The workarounds described in this document are not always tested by NI and are not guaranteed to resolve the issue. If a workaround refers you to the NI KnowledgeBase, please visit www.ni.com/kb/ and enter that KB number in the search field. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail. If you would like more information on an issue, visit ni.com/contact and reference the issue ID. If you identify a workaround for an issue that is not listed in this document, please contact NI so that the workaround may be published.

ID Known Issue Affected LV Versions
660557 Host Memory Buffer read on FPGA can return FIFO data.  LabVIEW 2017 through LabVIEW 2018
704486 Cannot calibrate PXIe-7846R.  LabVIEW 2017 through LabVIEW 2018
614890 SD card LED on cRIO-903x and cDAQ-913x does not light up when SD card is inserted.  N/A
631360 Project & System Comparison utility fails to upload UDVs when a UDV is added with a channel index somewhere in the middle of existing indices. All Supported Version of LabVIEW
642073 When using Host Memory Buffer and FPGA Interactive mode, the Real-Time process can encounter an exception and restart. LabVIEW 2017
648418 Wifi cRIO-9032 and cRIO-9037 will not discover a 5GHz Wifi network operating on channel 60 in China.  N/A
651484 Self-calibration VI for PXIe-7867 and PXIe-7868 is less accurate for analog output channels.  N/A

 

Known Issues with NI CompactRIO Device Drivers May 2017 and NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers May 2017

ID Known Issues
660557

Host Memory Buffer read on FPGA can return FIFO data.

When using a Host Memory Buffer and a Host to Target DMA FIFO simultaneously, the Host Memory Buffer's Retrieve method on FPGA can incorrectly return data sent by the FIFO. This does not affect the FIFO's data in any way.

Workaround: Manually implement arbitration between Host-to-Target-FIFOs and the Host Memory Buffer's Request / Retrieve methods.  

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704486

Cannot calibrate PXIe-7846R.

When calibrating the PXIe-7846R, either programmatically or when using the NI 78xxR Calibration Utility, the calibration may fail with the message "The device type of the chassis or FPGA target in the LabVIEW project does not match the actual type of device".

Workaround: Use LabVIEW 2016 and R Series Multifunction RIO 16.0 (August 2016). NI anticipates fixing this in an upcoming release.  

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614890

SD Card LED on cRIO-903x and cDAQ-913x does not light up when SD card is inserted.

When SD card is inserted into cRIO-903x or cDAQ-913x "SD In Use" LED does not light up. The issue is purely visual and does not affect SD card operation. This issue does not affects devices with BIOS version 1.3.1f0 or higher.

Workaround: N/A

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631360

Project & System Comparison utility fails to upload UDVs when a UDV is added with a channel index somewhere in the middle of existing indices.

When a user deletes existing user-defined variables in LabVIEW project and remakes new UDVs, they will be assigned deleted indices. The newly created UDVs should be assigned new indices. This then causes a discrepancy when using Compare Project & System between newly created UDVs and previously deployed but now deleted UDVs.

Workaround:

Deploy LabVIEW Project again 

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642073

When using Host Memory Buffer and FPGA Interactive mode, the Real-Time process can encounter an exception and restart.

Applications using Host Memory Buffer (HMB) can encounter an exception and restart when running a Real-Time VI that accesses the Host Memory Buffer and a FPGA VI running in Interactive mode. This issue can present itself as a dialog box stating "Connection to the target...has been lost" followed by a notification on re-deploy that "(Hex 0x661) The LabVIEW Real-Time process encountered an unexpected error and restarted automatically." The issue can also present itself as a common error -63040 "A connection could not be established..." while trying to open an FPGA VI in Interactive mode.  

Workaround: 

Restart the controller and connect to it in your LabVIEW Project. Start the Real-Time VI first, then start Interactive mode with the FPGA VI. Restart the RIO controller after each FPGA Interactive mode session (otherwise, you may encounter error -63040 while opening FPGA Interactive mode).

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648418

Wifi cRIO-9032 and cRIO-9037 will not discover a 5GHz Wifi network operating on channel 60 in China.

Workaround: 

If possible select a different operating channel on your wifi source.

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651484

Self-calibration VI for PXIe-7867 and PXIe-7868 is less accurate for analog output channels.

Workaround: 

If possible do not run self-calibration or install R Series MultifunctionRIO July 2017.

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