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.
LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1 has the following requirements:
|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.|
LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes supports the following operating systems:
|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.|
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LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes does not support LabVIEW Real-Time Module or LabWindows™/CVI™ Real-Time Module.
The following table lists the application software versions, including service packs, supported by LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.1.
|Application Software||Versions 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).|
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:
|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.|
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?.
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.
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.
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