LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 Readme

June 2021

This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High Speed Serial Instruments 21.0, including installation instructions, new features, and application software.

You can find more release information on ni.com.


Overview

System Requirements

Supported Hardware

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features

Accessing the Help

Finding examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Legal Information


Overview

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 allows you to develop high-speed serial applications for use with the PXIe-6591R, PXIe-6592R, and PXIe-7902 high-speed serial modules.

System Requirements

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 has the following requirements:

  • Processor—Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • RAM—2 GB
  • A screen resolution of 800 x 600 with 256 colors
  • Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 and above with all available critical updates and service packs

Supported Hardware

The following list details the hardware models supported in LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High Speed Serial Instruments 21.0.

  • PXIe-6591R
  • PXIe-6592R
  • PXIe-7902

Supported Operating Systems

Note The following system requirements apply to LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 software only. LabVIEW FPGA has separate system requirements. For the LabVIEW FPGA requirements, refer to the LabVIEW Readme.

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
Note  
  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.1, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.

    For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit http://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.

  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.

Application Software Support

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.

Application SoftwareVersions Supported by NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0
LabVIEW LabVIEW 2019, LabVIEW 2020, LabVIEW 2021
LabVIEW FPGALabVIEW FPGA Module 2020, LabVIEW FPGA Module 2021
LabVIEW Real-TimeLabVIEW Real-Time 2020, LabVIEW Real-Time 2021

Installation Instructions

Download the LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 installer from ni.com/downloads. NI software includes NI Package Manager to handle the installation. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.

  • If Windows Update is enabled, the installation process might hang if Windows Update interferes with the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Run-Time. Visit ni.com/r/exjq43 for more information and steps to resolve this issue.
  • If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
  • The niSi53xxClockConfig.dll file included as part of the LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments software may be used only in the use of the LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments software with the Silicon Labs device in the PXIe-6591R, PXIe-6592R, and PXIe-7902 products.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. For information about critical updates from NI, refer to Available Critical and Security Updates for NI Software.

New Features

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 includes the following new features:

  • Support for NI Linux® Real-Time

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 20.0 includes the following new features:

  • Support for LabVIEW 2020

LabVIEW 2019 Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 19.0 included the following new features:

  • Support for LabVIEW 2019
  • Support for PXIe-6591R, PXIe-6592R and PXIe-7902 to utilize additional cooling provided by chassis with ≥ 58 W slot cooling capacity

Accessing the Help

Refer to the LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High Speed Serial Instruments 21.0 Help, accessible from Start»All Programs»National Instruments»High Speed Serial Instruments»High Speed Serial Instruments Help, for information about LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High Speed Serial Instruments 21.0.

Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. The NI Example Finder offers two ways to access all installed LabVIEW example VIs and their descriptions:

  • Click the Browse tab to locate modulation examples by task.
  • Click the Search tab to search all installed examples by keyword.

The NI Example Finder is also available in LabWindows/CVI by selecting Help»Find Examples.

You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.

Examples that demonstrate applications using high-speed serial instruments are also available online . To access these examples, refer to ni.com/examples.

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.


Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

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Patents

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