This file contains important information about NI-RFmx WCDMA and is organized into the following sections:
NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5 includes the following new features:
NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.3 includes the following new features:
Caution Before you install NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5, ensure that you have uninstalled all related NI-RFmx 1.0 products.
Caution If you are using only RFmx LabVIEW Runtime products, NI recommends uninstalling all the RFmx Runtime products before installing a newer version of RFmx Runtime products.
NI-RFmx drivers require that all the installed drivers have the same version for proper functionality because the NI-RFmx drivers use shared components that need to use the same version across all drivers. If driver incompatibilities exist, they are reported through a dialog box after installation. You can also use the Version Compatibility Checker utility to manually check for version incompatibilities. Refer to the Installed Software, Documentation, and Examples section for more information about the installed location of the Version Compatibility Checker utility.
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.
NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5 supports the following operating systems:
Note In 2016, NI-RFmx WCDMA dropped support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5, 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 2017, 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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Note NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
*Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.
Note You should install ADEs, such as NI LabVIEW or Microsoft Visual Studio®, before installing NI-RFmx WCDMA. To add support for ADEs installed after installing NI-RFmx WCDMA, modify your NI-RFmx WCDMA installation or launch the NI-RFmx WCDMA installer again.
Note NI-RFmx WCDMA will not operate correctly without the service packs and patches previously mentioned.
|Version Compatibility Checker||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxCompatibility_Checker.exe|
|Debug Configuration Utility||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxDebugConfigurationUtility.exe|
|Header files|| |
|Import Library files (32-bit)||<NIDir>\Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\include|
|Import Library files (64-bit)|| |
|.NET Class Libraries|
Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-RFmx WCDMA»NI-RFmx WCDMA Measurement Interactive Panel to launch the NI-RFmx WCDMA Measurement Interactive Panel.
Documentation for NI-RFmx WCDMA is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-RFmx WCDMA»NI-RFmx WCDMA Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|NI-RFmx WCDMA Help||HTML/Windows Help|| Information about NI-RFmx WCDMA. This help file is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5 Readme||HTML (this document)||Information about supported hardware, supported 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-RFmx WCDMA palette VIs are available from the Functions»Measurement I/O»NI-RFmx»WCDMA palette.
You can access all the installed NI-RFmx WCDMA examples at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-RFmx WCDMA»NI-RFmx WCDMA Examples.
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The following items are the behavior changes in NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.3.1 from NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.3.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5 Known Issues at ni.com for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.5.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in NI-RFmx WCDMA. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the NI-RFmx WCDMA. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
The following item is the change in NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.4 from NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.3.1
|640495||Fixed an issue where switching between measurements from an NI-RFmx cellular personality to Demod resulted in higher EVM on 5668R.|
The following items are changes in NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.3.1 from NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.3.
|650095||Fixed an issue where the RFmxInstr Close API did not abort a measurement in progress, but instead waited for the measurement to finish before closing.|
|650083||Fixed an issue with RFmxInstr Save All Configurations API to save the attribute configurations depending on the corresponding number of channels configured by user.|
|648703||Fixed an issue where passing NULL as selector string in a few C functions, caused the function to crash.|
The following items are changes in NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.3 from NI-RFmx WCDMA 2.2.
|631432||Fixed an issue where incorrect values were returned on reading RF Attenuation and Mechanical Attenuation properties.|
|641152||Fixed an issue with configuring User Defined Channel properties in ModAcc and SlotPhase measurements with a named signal.|
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For more information, refer to Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases on the Microsoft website.
|Note LabVIEW 8.5 and later are large address aware. For more information, refer to How Much Memory can LabVIEW 32-bit or 64-bit Use?.|
In TestStand 2013 and later, the Large Address Aware flag is enabled by default for the TestStand Sequence Editor and TestStand User Interfaces. For more information, refer to Using the Large Address Aware Flag With TestStand Applications.
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