Developer Suite Migration Guide

Publish Date: Jun 05, 2017 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 | Print

Overview

National Instruments has introduced new NI software suites to improve your experience with combinations of NI software. This document provides information to help you decide which software to use in place of the older Developer Suite packages.

Compare the software included in each software suite by viewing the Compare NI Software Suites white paper.

 

NI Software Suites Overview

NI offers three suites designed to provide the tools you need for specific application areas. You can learn more about these suites at ni.com/labview/suites.

Automated Test Software Suite—A complete set of automated test tools including TestStand for rapid test management and LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI, and Measurement Studio to support test development in any language.

Embedded and Control Monitoring Software Suite—A complete set of tools for developing real-time and FPGA applications. 

HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite—Tools for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test and for real-time test development including VeriStand. 

 

NI also provides two packages that give you simplified access to software tools. 

Multi-IDE Bundle—A complete set of NI development environments including LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Measurement Studio. 

Software Platform Bundle—A large set of NI software including LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, and NI toolkits and modules. This complete set of software is the best option if you need several software tools in one set of USB media with one price.

 

Migration Options

NI recommends that you migrate from your Developer Suite licenses to the NI software suites. This will improve your installation experience with new USB media and provide a better application-focused experience. Your recommended migration path depends on the packages that you own. 

The Developer Suite packaging was an à la carte approach for mixing and matching various software packages. The NI softwar suite you choose depends on the Developer Suite options that you purchased in the past. Some of the Developer Suite configurations have direct NI software suite matches:

If you own...

Then consider migrating to...

Because...

Developer Suite Core

Multi-IDE Bundle

The Multi-IDE Bundle includes the same software as Developer Suite Core at the same price.

Developer Suite Core + Automated Test Option

Automated Test Software Suite

The Automated Test Software Suite includes nearly the same software as Developer Suite Core + Automated Test except for the LabVIEW DataFinder Toolkit, but you may request to migrate this at no additional cost. This suite includes Requirements Gateway. Its price is comparable to that of the Developer Suite Core + Automated Test option.

Developer Suite Core + Automated Test Option + Requirements Management Option

Automated Test Software Suite

The Automated Test Software Suite includes nearly the same software as these three packages but at a lower price. It does not include the LabVIEW DataFinder Toolkit, but you may request to migrate this at no additional cost.

Developer Suite Core + Real-Time Deployment Option + FPGA Deployment Module (module use limited to only LabVIEW tools)

Embedded Control and Monitoring Software Suite

The ECM Software Suite includes LabVIEW, LabVIEW Real-Time, and LabVIEW FPGA tools at a lower price. It does not include LabWindows/CVI or Measurement Studio.

Developer Suite Core + Real- Time Deployment Option + FPGA Deployment Module (module use includes LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Measurement Studio)

Multi-IDE Bundle + LabVIEW Real-Time + LabVIEW FPGA

The Multi-IDE Bundle provides all three IDEs. Adding the LabVIEW Real-Time and FPGA modules gives you the same functionality as the Developer Suite configuration at a similar price.

Developer Suite Core + Real- Time Deployment Option

LabVIEW Professional + LabVIEW Real-Time Module

If you use only LabVIEW and LabVIEW Real-Time, this is your most cost-effective replacement. If you use other IDEs, consider the Multi-IDE Bundle instead of LabVIEW Professional.

Developer Suite Core + FPGA Deployment Option

LabVIEW Professional + LabVIEW FPGA Module

If you use only LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA, this is your most cost-effective replacement. If you use other IDEs, consider the Multi-IDE Bundle instead of LabVIEW Professional.

Developer Suite Core + Real- Time Deployment Option + FPGA Deployment Module + Real-Time Test and HIL Simulation Option

HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite

The HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite provides all the software in this combination, including VeriStand, at a much lower price. This suite does not include LabWindows/CVI or Measurement Studio.

Developer Suite Core + Real-Time Deployment Option + Real-Time Test and HIL Simulation Option

HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite

The HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite provides all the software in this combination, including VeriStand, at a much lower price. This suite does not include LabWindows/CVI or Measurement Studio.

Developer Suite Core + FPGA Deployment Option + Real-Time Test and HIL Simulation Option

HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite

The HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite provides all the software in this combination, including VeriStand, at a much lower price. This suite does not include LabWindows/CVI or Measurement Studio.

Developer Suite Core + Several Developer Suite Options

Software Platform Bundle

The Software Platform Bundle includes all the software available in the Developer Suite packages for a fixed price. If you own several options, you can save money with this suite and gain access to other software packages to expand your capabilities.

 

In addition to these suite-to-suite mappings, you can choose how you migrate your software that is not included in the new suites:

If you own...

Then consider buying...

Because...

Sound and Vibration Option

Sound and Vibration Measurement Toolkit

This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

Image Acquisition and Machine Vision Option

Vision Development Module, Vision Builder for Automated Inspection, Vision Builder AI Development Kit

This option includes three software packages. Select the software you need (one, two, or all three packages) and add it to any software configuration. These packages are included in the Software Platform Bundle.

Industrial Monitoring Option

LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

Data Management Option

DIAdem Professional Edition

This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

Communications Option

The Modulation Toolkit is now included with the RF Device Drivers, which you can download. The Spectral Analysis Toolkit is obsolete. For new designs, NI recommends NI-RFmx SpecAn.

Control Design and Simulation Option

LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module

This software is included in the HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite and the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

Motion Control Option

Motion Assistant Software +  LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

You can choose one or both packages based on your motion needs. The LabVIEW SoftMotion Module is included in the ECM Software Suite and the Software Platform Bundle.

Statechart Option

LabVIEW Statechart Module

This software is included in the HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite and the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

Requirements Management Option

Requirements Gateway

This software is included in the Automated Test Software Suite and the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

MathScript Development Option

LabVIEW MathScript Real-Time Module

This software is included in the ECM Software Suite and the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

Circuit Prototyping Option

Circuit Design Suite Power Pro

or Multisim Power Pro + Ultiboard Power Pro

You can choose between Multisim and Ultiboard or purchase both in the Circuit Design Suite. 

This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. You can add it to any software configuration. It includes the same software as the Developer Suite option.

 

Use these tables to buy the new NI software equivalent of your past NI software purchases. If you have the Developer Suite packages, call us to discuss our migration policies, which include credit for your past purchases that you can use toward these new suites. 

 

Have questions? Contact your local sales office for information about the software, suites, or process of migrating your existing licenses to the new suites.

 

 

In addition to these suite-to-suite mappings, you have choices about how you migrate your software not included in the new suites:

If you own... Then consider buying... Because...
Sound & Vibration Option Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.
Image Acquisition and Machine Vision Option Vision Development Module, Vision Builder for Automated Inspection, Vision Builder AI Development Kit This option included three software packages. select the software you need (one, two, or all three) and add them to any software configuration. These are included in the Software Platform Bundle.
Industrial Monitoring Option LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.
Data Management Option DIAdem Professional Edition This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.
Communications Option

The Modulation toolkit is now included with the RF Device Drivers, available for download. 

The Spectral Analysis toolkit is obsolete. For new designs, NI recommends NI-RFmx SpecAn.

Control Design and Simulation Option Control Design and Simulation Module This software is included in the HIL & RTT Suite and Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.
Motion Control Option NI Motion Assistant + Softmotion Development Module for LabVIEW Choose one or both of these packages based on your motion needs. Softmotion is included in the NI ECM Suite and Software Platform Bundle.
Statechart Option LabVIEW Statechart Module This software is included in the HIL & RTT Suite and Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.
Requirements Management Option NI Requirements Gateway This software is included in the Automated Test Suite and Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.
MathScript Development Option LabVIEW MathScript RT Module This software is included in the ECM Suite and Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.
Circuit Prototyping Option

Circuit Design Suite Power Pro

or MultiSim Power Pro + Ultiboard Power Pro

Select between Multism and Ultiboard, or purchase both in the Circuit Design Suite. 

This software is included only in the Software Platform Bundle. It can be added to any software configuration and includes the same software as the Developer Suite Option.

 

Use these tables to buy software equivalent to past purchases of NI software. If you have Developer Suites today, Call us to discuss our migration policies which include credit for your past purchases that you can use toward these new suites. 

 

Have questions? Contact your local sales office for information about the software, suites, or the process of migrating your existing licenses to the new suites.

 

 

 

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