This file contains important information about the NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 and is organized into the following sections:
NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 includes the following new features:
NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 16.0 includes the following new features:
NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 15.0 includes the following new features:
Note Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI Digital Waveform Generator/Analyzer Help.
NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 supports the following operating systems:
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.
Note NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
Note You should install ADEs, such as NI LabVIEW or NI LabWindows™/CVI™, before installing NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0. To add support for ADEs installed after installing NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0, modify your NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 installation or launch the NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 installer again.
|Generation Interactive Example||<NIDIR>\Bluetooth Toolkit\niBTG_Interactive_Example.exe|
|DLL (32-bit OS/64-bit OS , 64-bit support)||<windows>\system32\|
|DLL (64-bit OS , 32-bit support)||<windows>\systemWOW64\|
Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-BT Generation Toolkit»Bluetooth Generation Interactive Example to launch the Generation Interactive Example.
Documentation for NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit»Bluetooth Generation Toolkit Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit Help||HTML/Windows Help||Information about NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit. The help is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit Readme||HTML (this document)||Information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
For the most recent revisions of documentation and for newly released documentation, visit ni.com/manuals.
NI Bluetooth Generation palette VIs are available from the Functions»RF Communications»Bluetooth»Generation palette.
NI Bluetooth Generation functions are available in LabWindows/CVI from the Instrument menu.
You can access all the installed NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit examples for LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit»Bluetooth Generation Toolkit Examples.
Examples also are available online that demonstrate integrating NI RF signal generators with NI RF signal analyzers and NI toolkit software including the Modulation Toolkit. Refer to ni.com/examples for these examples and for more information.
With this release, NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0, 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?.
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NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit versions are now aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the toolkit was released and the most recent software version the toolkit was designed to work with. Toolkit versions now start with a two-digit year indicator: <ProductName><Year-BasedVersion>. For example, NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 15.0 is the version released with LabVIEW 2015. The last version released under the old numbering scheme is NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 15.0. The first version released under the new numbering scheme is NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 14.0.
For Windows 7, complete the following steps:
For Windows 10/8.1, complete the following steps:
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 Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0 Known Issues at ni.com for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI Bluetooth Generation Toolkit 17.0.
The following items are changes in Bluetooth Toolkit 16.0 from Bluetooth Toolkit 15.0.
|Bug ID||Fixed Issue|
|557693||Fixed an issue where the LE Preamble was not generated based on the LSB of LE access address.|
|370079||Fixed an issue where settling time and ramp time of the waveforms did not match the Bluetooth Radio Frequency TSS and TP Specification 1.2/2.0/2.0 + EDR/2.1/2.1+EDR/3.0/3.0+HS and Bluetooth Test Specification 4.0/4.2.0/4.2.2.|
|549638||Fixed an issue where the AWGN applied on the generated signal was wrong.|
|584734||Fixed an issue where the packet interval for LE-TP-EXT, LE-Enhanced packets did not match the Bluetooth Core Specification v4.0/4.2 and the Bluetooth LE 2 Mbps Standard (draft version).|
|601300||Fixed an issue where the seed for LE PN9 sequence was not reset between different runs.|
|607860||Fixed an issue where the dirty transmitter modulating signal was not synchronized with the packets.|
The following items are changes in Bluetooth Toolkit 1.2 from Bluetooth Toolkit 1.1.
|Bug ID||Fixed Issue|
|436419||Fixed an issue where the settings were incorrect when the carrier mode was set to Continuous.|
|379019||Fixed an issue where there was no option in LabVIEW examples to send a finite number of packets from the generator.|
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