NI CompactRIO Device Drivers and R Series MultifunctionRIO (August 2016) Known Issues

Overview

This document contains the known issues with NI CompactRIO Device Drivers August 2016 and NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers August 2016 that were discovered before and after the release of NI CompactRIO Device Drivers February 2016 and NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers February 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
949318 Firmware Update when Bitfile Downloaded to Memory Can Cause Unrecoverable Error or Failed Software Installation 2016 to 2019
596997 The RIO Device Setup Utility reports an incompatible bitfile error when attempting to download a cRIO-9035 or cRIO-9039 bitfile.  2016
587451  sbRIO Clip Generator does not display a warning glyph for LVDS_25 if the ethernet peripheral is selected.  2016
568978  NI-MAX shows '1/1/0001 12:00:00AM' date for uploaded Wi-Fi certificates.  2015 SP1

 

 

Known Issues with NI CompactRIO Device Drivers August 2016 and NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers August 2016

ID Known Issues
949318

Firmware Update when Bitfile Downloaded to Memory Can Cause Unrecoverable Error or Failed Software Installation

An unrecoverable error due to Safe Mode corruption can occur when updating firmware on certain RIO targets if a large bitfile is currently in flash memory. In some cases, the firmware update is successful and there is no unrecoverable error, but software installation on the target will fail. This issue only occurs in RIO targets with a Xilinx Zynq FPGA chip that have a large bitfile downloaded to flash memory.

Note: This is not the only cause of an unrecoverable error on RIO targets with Xilinx Zynq FPGA chips.

Workaround:

  • Unrecoverable Error (continuously flashing status LED): Contact National Instruments Technical Support and reference this Known Issue to receive the recovery instructions.
  • Software installation failure:  Recover in one of the following ways:
    • Revert to the older firmware version
    • Enable SSHD and manually remove the lvbitx file that was downloaded to memory in the /boot partition

To prevent this issue in the future:

 

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596997

The RIO Device Setup Utility reports an incompatible bitfile error when attempting to download a cRIO-9035 or cRIO-9039 bitfile.

The RIO Device Setup Utility reports an incompatible bitfile error when attempting to download a cRIO-9035 or cRIO-9039 bitfile to a cRIO-9035 (Sync) or cRIO-9039 (Sync) controller, respectively.

Workaround:

Use Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) or the CompactRIO web configuration utility to download a bitfile to flash.  

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587451

The NI Single-Board RIO CLIP Generator application does not display a warning glyph for LVDS_25 if you select the Ethernet peripheral.

The NI sbRIO CLIP Generator does not warn a user that the LVDS_25 (2.5 V) signal is not allowed on the same bank as the Ethernet peripheral. The bank voltage for the Ethernet peripheral should remain at 1.8 V. Building a CLIP with this configuration causes a compilation error.   

Workaround: 

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568978

NI-MAX shows '1/1/0001 12:00:00AM' date for uploaded Wi-Fi certificates.

Wi-Fi certificates uploaded for cRIO-9032 or cRIO-9037 in NI-MAX show incorrect expiration date ‘1/1/0001 12:00:00AM’ causing Wi-Fi authentication to fail. This date can be observed in the “Not Valid After Date” field. This issue only affects PCs with LabVIEW 2015 SP1 and RIO 16.0.  

Workaround: 

Connect cRIO-9032 or cRIO-9037 to Wi-Fi networks that do not require Wi-Fi certificate. Alternatively, use an AP (Access Point) mode to connect host PC to cRIO. 
Alternatively, upgrade to LabVIEW 2016 and RIO 16.0 to eradicate the issue.

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Glossary of Terms

 

  • Bug ID - When an issue is reported to NI, you may be given this ID or find it on ni.com.  You may also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in KnowledgeBase articles.
  • Legacy ID – An older issue ID that refers to the same issue.  You may instead find this issue ID in older known issues documents.
  • Description - A few sentences which describe the problem. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail.
  • Workaround - Possible ways to work around the problem.
  • Reported Version - The earliest version in which the issue was reported.
  • Resolved Version - Version in which the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. "N/A" indicates that the issue has not been resolved.
  • Date Added - The date the issue was added to the document (not the reported date).