Thank you for using NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers (the Instrument Design Libraries). This file contains important information about the Instrument Design Libraries and is organized into the following sections:
NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers 15.0 adds support for LabVIEW 2015 (32-bit).
The Instrument Design Libraries support the NI PXIe-5624R IF digitizer.
The following table lists operating system compatability for the Instrument Design Libraries.
|Operating System||Supports Host Software||Supports Viewing and Customizing FPGAs and Compiling on an External Farm1||Supports Compiling FPGAs Locally on the System|
|Windows 7 (64-bit)|| |
|Windows 7 (32-bit)|| |
|Windows Vista (64-bit)|| |
|Windows Vista (32-bit)|| |
|Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)|| |
|Windows 8.x (64-bit)|| |
|Windows 8.x (32-bit)|| |
1Refer to LabVIEW FPGA documentation for information about using external compile farms on Windows, Linux, or the cloud.
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
Note Memory requirements vary according to both the FPGA target and the FPGA VI you create for that target. Additional RAM beyond the recommended system requirements may be necessary to compile multiple FPGA images concurrently. Refer to the LabVIEW FPGA Module Readme for more information about determining your memory needs for FPGA VI compilation.
Note You should install LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA (recommended) 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 relaunch the Instrument Design Libraries installer.
Note LabVIEW 2015 (32-bit) is the only supported version of LabVIEW for NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers 15.0.
|Files||Installed Location on Windows 8.x (32- and 64-bit)/8 (32- and 64-bit)/7 (32- and 64-bit)/Vista (32- and 64-bit)/XP|
|IF Digitizer Instrument Design Libraries||<NIDIR>\LabVIEW 2015\instr.lib\niIFDig|
|Common Instrument Design Libraries||<NIDIR>\LabVIEW 2015\instr.lib\_nInstr|
|Calibration Support for LabVIEW||<NIDIR>\LabVIEW 2015\instr.lib\niIFDig\Calibration|
Documentation for the Instrument Design Libraries is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»IF Digitizers»IF Digitizers Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|NI IF Digitizers Help||HTML/Windows Help||Contains primary help content for NI IF digitizer products. The help is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|NI PXIe-5624R Getting Started Guide||Printed and PDF||Contains software and hardware installation, MAX configuration, signal connection, and troubleshooting information for your device.|
|NI PXIe-5624R Specifications||Lists technical specifications for your device.|
|NI PXIe-5624R Calibration Procedure||Contains calibration instructions for your device.|
|NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
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The Instrument Design Libraries palette VIs are available on the host from the Functions»FPGA Interface»Software-Designed Instruments»IF Digitizers palette. For FPGA VIs, palettes specific to the FPGA target are available from the Functions palette.
To access the LabVIEW sample projects and templates from the Create Project dialog box, select Sample Projects»IF Digitizers in the left pane and navigate to the project that best matches your application requirements.
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For Windows XP, complete the following steps:
For Windows 7/Vista, complete the following steps:
For Windows 8.x/8, complete the following steps:
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 remove all of the following packages:
Caution The software packages listed above are shared with other NI software packages. For example, NI-RFSA support for the NI 5668R vector signal analyzer requires the NI IF Digitizer Software-Designed Instrument Runtime. 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. Creating Instrument Design Library applications for the NI 5668R requires both of the listed packages.
Note Do not attempt to uninstall by manually deleting files.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers Known Issues at ni.com for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers.
There are no changes in NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers 15.0 from NI LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for IF Digitizers 14.0 other than the new features previously listed.
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|Current Application||Icon Location||Pin to Action|
|Windows 8.x Desktop||Desktop Taskbar||Right-click application and select Pin to Taskbar|
|Windows 8.x Desktop||Start screen||Right-click application and select Pin to Start|
|Windows 8.x Start screen||Desktop Taskbar||Right-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen|
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