NI LabVIEW 2016 Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1 Readme

January 2017


This file contains important information about NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes, including installation information, new features, a partial list of bugs fixed, and known issues.


New Features

Supported Hardware

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Installation Information

NI Software Support for Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

Product Security and Critical Updates

Known Issues

Accessing the Help

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


New Features

  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1 includes the following new features:
    • Support for the PXIe-5164 reconfigurable oscilloscope
  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.0 includes the following new features:
    • Support for LabVIEW 2016 (32-bit)
  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 15.0 includes the following new features:
    • Support for LabVIEW 2015 (32-bit)
  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 14.0 includes the following new features:
    • Support for LabVIEW 2014 (32-bit)
    • Support for the NI PXIe-5170R and NI PXIe-5171R reconfigurable oscilloscopes

Supported Hardware

  • PXIe-5164
  • NI PXIe-5171R
  • NI PXIe-5170R (4 CH)
  • NI PXIe-5170R (8 CH)

System Requirements

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1 has the following requirements:


  • Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
  • A screen resolution of 1,024 x 768
Note  To compile LabVIEW FPGA VIs, your computer must be running a 64-bit operating system. To compile VIs for reconfigurable oscilloscope FPGA targets, your computer must have at least 4 GB of RAM. The minimum system requirements support only the reconfigurable oscilloscopes runtime and compiled projects.

Supported Operating Systems

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes supports the following operating systems:


  • Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP12
  • Windows Server 2012 R21
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP12
Note  FPGA VIs cannot be compiled on a computer running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Refer to Cannot Compile FPGA VIs on a Windows 8 Computer for more information.
Note  Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.

1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.


2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.


Supported Real-Time Operating Environments

LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes does not support LabVIEW Real-Time Module or LabWindows™/CVI™ Real-Time Module.


Application Software Support

The following table lists the application software versions, including service packs, supported by LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1.


Application SoftwareVersions Supported by LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1
LabVIEW (32-bit)2016 or later
LabVIEW FPGA Module (recommended)2016 or later
Note  Support for LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes was first available in LabVIEW 2014 (32-bit).

Installation Information

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.


As part of the instrument design libraries installation, the following software is installed. To completely remove the instrument design libraries installation from your system, you must also remove all of the following packages:


  • NI PXI Platform Services 16.0.0
  • NI System Configuration Runtime 16.0.0
  • NI-RIO 16.0
  • NI Measurement & Automation Explorer 16.0
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.

NI Software Support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

With this release, LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1 drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1 and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1, 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 more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.


Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.


Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1.


Accessing the Help

Refer to the NI Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes Help, accessible from Start»All Programs» National Instruments»Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes»Reconfigurable Oscilloscope Documentation, for information about the instrument design libraries.


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. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.


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.


Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.



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.

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Patents


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