This file contains important information about the RFmx SpecAn, including system requirements, and installation instructions.
RFmx SpecAn offers simple access to the most advanced optimization techniques such as multi-measurement parallelism, multi-DUT measurements, and high dynamic range noise correction. The result is extremely fast and high-quality measurements with the minimal software development effort.
RFmx SpecAn 20.7 includes the following new features:
RFmx SpecAn 20.6 includes the following new features:
RFmx SpecAn 20.0 includes the following new features:
The following hardware products are supported in all operating systems listed in the Supported Operating Systems section.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Analyzers Help.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Transceivers Help.
RFmx SpecAn has the following requirements:
* Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.
RFmx SpecAn 20.7.1 supports the following 64-bit operating systems:
Note RFmx SpecAn no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.1, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. RFmx SpecAn 20.7.1 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use RFmx SpecAn 20.7.1 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing RFmx SpecAn 20.7.1, 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.
RFmx SpecAn supports the following application software versions, including service packs. You should install application software, such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI or Microsoft Visual Studio®, before installing RFmx SpecAn. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by RFmx SpecAn|
|LabVIEW||2017, 2018 SP1 f4 patch, 2019 SP1 f3 patch, or 2020 SP1|
|LabWindows™/CVI™||2015 or later|
If you are using the RFmx SpecAn .NET Class Library, .NET Framework 4.0 (minimum) is required. The RFmx SpecAn .NET Class Library can be used with Visual C# or Visual Basic .NET in any Visual Studio version that can target .NET Framework 4.0.
Download the RFmx SpecAn 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.
|Version Compatibility Checker||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxCompatibility_Checker.exe|
|Debug Configuration Utility||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxDebugConfigurationUtility.exe|
|Header files|| |
|Import Library files (64-bit)|| |
|.NET Class Libraries|
|Assemblies|| <MSTUDIOVS2010DIR>\DotNET\Assemblies\Current\NationalInstruments.RFmx.SpecAnMX.Fx40.dll |
Select Start » All Programs » National Instruments » RFmx SpecAn » RFmx Soft Front Panel to launch the RFmx Soft Front Panel (64-bit).
RFmx SpecAn palette VIs are available from the Functions » Measurement I/O » NI-RFmx » SpecAn palette.
Documentation for RFmx SpecAn is located at Start » All Programs » National Instruments » RFmx SpecAn » RFmx SpecAn Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|RFmx SpecAn Help||HTML/Windows Help|| Contains primary help content for RFmx SpecAn. This help file is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|RFmx SpecAn 20.7.1 Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
Select Help » Find Examples from LabVIEW or LabWindows/CVI to launch the NI Example Finder and navigate to Hardware Input and Output » Modular Instruments » NI-RFmx » SpecAn. You can also select the Search tab to search all installed examples by keyword.
You can access all the installed RFmx SpecAn examples at Start » All Programs » National Instruments » RFmx SpecAn » RFmx SpecAn Examples.
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The following are the behavior changes in RFmx SpecAn 20.7 from RFmx SpecAn 20.6.
The following are the behavior changes in RFmx SpecAn 20.0 from RFmx SpecAn 19.1.
The following are the behavior changes in RFmx SpecAn 19.1 from RFmx SpecAn 19.0.
You can access the RFmx SpecAn known issues online at RFmx SpecAn 20.7 Known Issues.
You can access the RFmx SpecAn bug fix list online at RFmx SpecAn 20.7 Bug Fixes. This list describes a subset of issues fixed in the RFmx SpecAn. If you have a Bug ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
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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.
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