This file contains important information about the Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit software for Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time (RT), including installation instructions, new features, and known issues.
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit helps you design and implement automotive diagnostic applications for ECU production test.
Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 20.6 supports the following operating systems:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. 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 and KB3125574 for more information about how to install these updates.
Note In 2016, NI dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing this version of Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit, 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, visit ni.com/r/OSSupport2016.
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/r/PAESupport.
Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 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, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
This version of Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit software supports the following development environments, including service packs.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 20.0|
|LabVIEW||2017 SP1, 2018 SP1, 2019 SP1, 2020 SP1|
|LabVIEW Real-Time Module||2017, 2018 SP1, 2019, and 2020|
|LabWindows™/CVI™||2015 and later|
|Microsoft Visual C/C++||2008 and later|
Note Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit software does not support LabWindows™/CVI™ Real-Time Module.
NI installs Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 20.6 release adds the following features:
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 20.0 release adds the following features:
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 19.0 release adds the following features:
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 18.5 release adds the following features:
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 18.0 release adds the following features:
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 15.0 release adds the following features:
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 14.0 release adds the following features:
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit software supports the following software and hardware:
3 You can address NI-XNET Automotive Ethernet devices using their assigned IP addresses. To use a specific interface name (e.g., ENET1) together with a custom IP configuration, you can use an XNET IP Stack from ADCS. The IP Stack feature requires NI-XNET 20.1 or later.
Note Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit software supports only NI Automotive Ethernet, CAN, and LIN hardware products. For information about software for Automotive Ethernet, CAN, and LIN hardware products from other vendors, refer to the documentation you received with those products.
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit software provides an ECU simulation for CAN and LIN. All examples of the Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit are preconfigured to communicate with the ECU simulation.
LabVIEW users can find the ECU simulator under <National Instruments>\<LabVIEW xxxx>\examples\Automotive Diagnostic Command Set\ADCS Demo ECUs.llb.
Microsoft Visual C/C++ and LabWindows/CVI users can find the ECU simulators at
If you are using NI hardware that is supported by NI-XNET, it is recommended that you use NI-XNET 19.0 or later with this version of Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit.
CAN FD features are only supported with NI-XNET version 17.0.1 or later.
NI recommends the following maximum message length for CAN FD based on the system RAM size.
|System RAM Size||Maximum Message Length|
|≤512 MB||8 MB|
|512 MB – 3.5 GB||64 MB|
|>3.5 GB||256 MB|
The Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit software installs the necessary C/C++ support files in the following locations:
Using the VW Transport protocol with NI-XNET:
Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 20.0 has fixed parameter lists and calling conventions of a subset of functions introduced with Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 19.0. Requires recompiling all C/C++/CVI applications built with Automotive Diagnostic Command Set 19.0 and using one of the following functions:
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Visit ADCS Known Issues for an up-to-date list of known issues.
You can access the Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 20.6 bug fix list online at ADCS 20.6 Bug Fixes. This list describes a subset of issues fixed in this release. If you have a Bug ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
Refer to the Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit Help, accessible from \Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\Automotive Diagnostic Command Set\Documentation, for information about the Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit.
The help includes an introduction to diagnostic protocols. It also explains how to get started with application development and includes a complete reference for all Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit functions.
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.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, 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 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
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.
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.
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