This file contains important information about 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 20.0 provides support for customers using the PXIe-5164, PXIe-5170, PXIe-5171, and PXIe-5172 reconfigurable oscilloscopes with LabVIEW 2020.
LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 20.0 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 (8 GB recommended). 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. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code exim4q for information on alternative methods of compiling FPGA VIs that have been developed on a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer.
Note In 2016, LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.2 dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.2 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 16.2 and later to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 16.2 and later, 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 and beyond, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does My NI ADE Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003?.
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 20.0.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 20.0|
|LabVIEW (32-bit and 64-bit)||2020|
|LabVIEW FPGA Module (recommended)||2020|
|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 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:
|Notice 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.|
You can access the LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes known issues online at LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 20.0 Known Issues.
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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LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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