This file contains important information about the Modulation Toolkit, including installation instructions, new features, bug fixes, and known issues.
Modulation Toolkit provides signal generation and analysis capabilities for analog and digital modulation schemes.
Note Modulation Toolkit 20.0 drops support for LabVIEW 2016 (32- and 64-bit).
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Signal Generators Help.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Analyzers Help.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Transceivers Help.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI High-Speed Digitizers Help.
Modulation Toolkit has the following system requirements:
Modulation Toolkit 20.0 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 for more information about how to install this security update.
Note Refer to Modulation Toolkit Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.
Note In 2016, Modulation Toolkit dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. Modulation Toolkit 20.0 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use Modulation Toolkit 20.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing Modulation Toolkit 20.0, 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, 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.
Modulation Toolkit 20.0 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.
NI installs Modulation Toolkit using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, Modulation 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.
Modulation Toolkit is available for download from http://www.ni.com/en-us/support/downloads/software-products
Note If Windows Update is enabled, the installation process might hang if Windows Update interferes with the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Run-Time. Visit ni.com/r/exjq43 for more information and steps to resolve this issue.
Refer to the Modulation Toolkit Help, accessible from Start»National Instruments»Modulation Toolkit»Modulation Toolkit Documentation, for information about the Modulation Toolkit Help.
In LabVIEW, you can use the NI Example Finder to search or browse examples. Modulation Toolkit examples are classified by keyword, so you can search for a particular device or measurement function. In LabVIEW, select Help»Find Examples to launch the NI Example Finder. The NI Example Finder offers two ways to access all installed LabVIEW example VIs (including NI–RFSG and Modulation Toolkit examples) and their descriptions:
You can also access all the installed Modulation Toolkit examples for LabVIEW at Start»National Instruments»Modulation Toolkit»Modulation 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.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the Modulation Toolkit are located in the labview\examples\Modulation directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
No known issues in Modulation Toolkit 20.0.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in the Modulation Toolkit. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the Modulation Toolkit. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
The following items are changes in Modulation Toolkit 15.0 from Modulation Toolkit 4.4.
|521869||Fixed an issue where the MT examples for NI-Scope had an NI-RFSA dependency.|
|525695||Fixed an issue where OQPSK intermittently reported NaN as the result for the I/Q Gain Imbalance and the Quadrature Skew measurements.|
|508707||Fixed an issue where intermittent loss of samples occurred during continuous digital demodulation.|
The following items are changes in Modulation Toolkit 4.4 from Modulation Toolkit 4.3.4.
|389508||Fixed DWarn 0x262C7578.|
|402017||Fixed an issue where MSK demodulation returned a high EVM.|
|462305||Fixed an issue where MSK recovered an incorrect constellation when the pulse shaping filter was set to None.|
|362507||Fixed an issue where installing MT 4.3.3 did not install the digital modulation related files on LabVIEW 2012.|
|404991||Fixed an issue where controls could not be created for the Modulation Toolkit classes.|
|415930||Fixed an issue where the OQPSK demodulation did not lock to the constellation consistently.|
|426459||Fixed an issue where EVM variations were observed in 8-PSK and 16-PSK demodulation.|
The following items are changes in Modulation Toolkit 4.3.4 from Modulation Toolkit 4.3.3.
|362507||Fixed an issue where installing Modulation Toolkit 4.3.3 did not install Digital Modulation Toolkit VIs on LabVIEW 2012.|
|374121||Fixed an issue where Modulation Toolkit did not install on LabVIEW 2012.|
|404822||Fixed an issue where multiple shortcuts to documents were present in the Start Menu folder for the Modulation Toolkit.|
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Modulation 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.
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