Thank you for using NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries (instrument design libraries). This file contains important information about the instrument design libraries and is organized into the following sections:
NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries 14.0 adds support for LabVIEW 2014.
NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries 13.5 adds support for the NI PXIe-5646R RF vector signal transceiver.
NI PXIe-5644R/5645R Instrument Design Libraries 13.0 adds support for LabVIEW 2013.
The instrument design libraries support the NI PXIe-5644R, NI PXIe-5645R, and NI PXIe-5646R RF vector signal transceivers (VSTs).
The instrument design libraries support the following operating systems:
* For VST devices, LabVIEW FPGA compilation tools cannot be executed on a machine running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8. Refer to Cannot Compile FPGA VIs on a Windows 8 Computer for more information.
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
Note You must have a 64-bit OS to compile LabVIEW FPGA code.
The instrument design libraries support the LabVIEW 2014 Real-Time Module real-time operating environment.
Note You must have a 64-bit OS to compile LabVIEW FPGA code.
Tip NI recommends that you have 8 GB or more of system memory for compiling LabVIEW FPGA code.
Note You should install ADEs, such as NI LabVIEW, before installing the instrument design libraries. To add support for ADEs installed after installing the instrument design libraries, modify your instrument design libraries installation or launch the instrument design libraries installer again.
|Item||Installed Location on Windows 8.1 (32-bit)/8 (32-bit)/7 (32-bit)/Vista (32-bit)/XP|
|Instrument design libraries||\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2014\instr.lib\RF-RIO\|
|Self-calibration executable||\Program Files\National Instruments\NI VST\Self Calibration\|
|Calibration support for LabVIEW||\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2014\instr.lib\niVST\Calibration\|
|Item||Installed Location on Windows 8.1 (64-bit)/8 (64-bit)/7 (64-bit)/Vista (64-bit)|
|Instrument design libraries||\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2014\instr.lib\RF-RIO\|
|Self-calibration executable||\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\NI VST\Self Calibration\|
|Calibration support for LabVIEW||\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2014\instr.lib\niVST\Calibration\|
Note $(NIEXTCCOMPILERSUPP) is configured as an environment variable on the target system. The variable evaluates by default to \Program Files\National Instruments\shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C on a 32-bit system.
|Item||Installed Location on Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)/8 (32-bit and 64-bit)/ |
7 (32-bit and 64-bit)/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)/XP
|Calibration header files||<$(NIEXTCCOMPILERSUPP)>\include|
|Calibration import libraries||<$(NIEXTCCOMPILERSUPP)>\lib32\msvc|
Documentation for the instrument design libraries is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»Vector Signal Transceivers»LabVIEW. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|NI RF Vector Signal Transceivers Help||HTML/Windows Help||Contains primary help content for NI RF VSTs. The help is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|Getting Started Guide for your device||Printed and PDF||Contains instructions for installing software and hardware, making first measurements, and troubleshooting information.|
|Specifications for your device||Lists technical specifications for your device.|
|Calibration Procedures for your device||Contains calibration instructions for your device.|
|NI RF Vector Signal Transceivers Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
For the most recent revisions of documentation and for newly released documentation, visit ni.com/manuals.
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To access the LabVIEW sample projects and templates from the New Project dialog box, select Sample Projects in the left pane and navigate to the project that best matches your application requirements.
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NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries versions are now aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the driver was released and the most recent software version the driver was designed to work with. Driver versions now start with a two-digit year indicator: <ProductName><Year-BasedVersion>. For example, NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries 14.0 is the version released with LabVIEW 2014. The last version released under the old numbering scheme is NI PXIe-5644R/5645R Instrument Design Libraries 2012.1. The first version released under the new numbering scheme is NI PXIe-5644R/5645R Instrument Design Libraries 13.0.
Perform the following procedure to uninstall the instrument design libraries:
For Windows XP, complete the following steps:
For Windows 7/Vista, complete the following steps:
For Windows 8.1/8, complete the following steps:
As part of the instrument design libraries installation, the following software is installed. To completely remove the instrument design libraries from your system, you must also remove all of the following packages:
Caution Several of the software packages listed above are shared with other NI software packages. If you attempt to remove a piece of software that something else is dependent on, a message launches to warn you about the software dependencies. You can choose to either uninstall all of the software or to leave the shared software installed. If you choose to uninstall the shared software, some of your other NI software may no longer function correctly.
Note Do not attempt to uninstall by manually deleting files.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries 14.0 Known Issues at ni.com for an up-to-date list of known issues in the instrument design libraries.
The following items are changes in NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries 14.0 from NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries 13.5.
|467086||Fixed an issue in which the fractional decimator spurious free dynamic range specification is out of specification at certain output sample rates.|
|461909||Fixed an issue in which the output valid and output calculated boolean indicators in the Fractional Decimator VI have inconsistent timing between assertions.|
The following items are changes in NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries 13.5 from NI PXIe-5644R/5645R Instrument Design Libraries 13.0.
|438745||Fixed an issue in which LabVIEW crashes when the niRFSA Initialize VI or the niRFSA_init function is called with an invalid RIO alias name.|
|437169||Fixed an issue in which the VST Streaming Sample Project provides poor streaming throughput.|
|417655||Fixed an issue in which interacting with a VST resource control causes the program to pause for several seconds.|
|431606||Fixed an issue in which the fixed point representation of the data overflowed on the FPGA while configuring the IQ Out Digital Correction.|
|366548||Fixed an issue in which the amplitude settling parameters are not present in the niRFRIO RF In Create Settling Settings VI and the niRFRIO RF Out Create Settling Settings VI.|
|404057||Fixed an issue in which you cannot create a new VST Streaming sample project with a file name prefix.|
|401346||Fixed an issue in which fetch requests can start past the end of a completed record.|
|395781||Fixed an issue in which you cannot rewrite a waveform.|
|387196||Fixed an issue in which NI PXIe-5644R and NI PXIe-5645R devices do not appear in the resource controls when using NI-RFSA or NI-RFSG.|
|356334||Fixed an issue in which not closing an external calibration session causes the device to lock.|
|365006||Fixed an issue in which uninstalling the NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries does not remove files from <Program Files>\National Instruments\RT Images\NI VST\.|
|385412||Fixed an issue in which PXI backplane triggers are invalid digital Start Triggers in the Simple VSA/VSG Sample Project.|
|420800||Fixed an issue in which the documentation for NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R devices is not installed in document specific sub-folders at <Program Files>\National Instruments\NI VST\documentation\.|
|385746||Fixed an issue in which the Help button in the VST Self Calibrate application opens an invalid webpage.|
|386784||Fixed an issue in which fetching a record not configured in the Simple VSA/VSG sample project is allowed.|
The following items are changes in NI PXIe-5644R/5645R Instrument Design Libraries 2012.1 from LabVIEW 2012 Support for NI PXIe-5644R.
|386326||Fixed an issue in which calling Configure Clocks more than once could cause the DAC outputs of the VST to load in unexpected phases.|
|372623||Fixed an issue in which the DIO can fail to enable if a Boolean TRUE is wired to an Output Enable line.|
|372033||Fixed an issue in which the NI RF Vector Signal Transceivers Readme version 1.0.0 does not state that local compilations require a 64-bit operating system.|
|365866||Fixed an issue in which the NI PXIe-5644R Specifications includes an incorrect footnote in the Absolute Amplitude Accuracy table.|
|365671||Fixed an issue in which the Open Session VI from the ECB instrument design library does not clear the ECB port memory when the clear memory parameter is set to TRUE.|
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|Current Application||Icon Location||Pin to Action|
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National Instruments PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries will drop support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of instrument design libraries that ship after July 1, 2016 will not install or run on Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes.
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