This file contains important information about RFmx WCDMA, including installation instructions, new features, bugs fixes, and known issues.
RFmx WCDMA is an optimized API for performing physical layer measurements on WCDMA cellular standard signals. RFmx WCDMA is an application software that provides simple access to advanced optimization techniques such as multimeasurement parallelism and multi-DUT measurements.
RFmx WCDMA 19.0 includes the following new features:
RFmx WCDMA 3.0 includes the following new features:
RFmx WCDMA 2.5 includes the following new features:
The following hardware products are supported in all operating systems listed in the Supported Operating Systems section.
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.
*Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.
RFmx WCDMA 19.0 supports the following 64-bit operating systems:
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Note In 2019, RFmx WCDMA dropped support for all 32-bit Windows operating systems. RFmx WCDMA will not install or run on an unsupported OS. Refer to RFmx WCDMA Drops Support for Windows 7 (64-Bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021 for information about future OS support.
RFmx WCDMA supports the following application software versions, including service packs. You should install application software, such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI or Microsoft Visual Studio®, before installing RFmx WCDMA. To add support for application software installed after installing RFmx WCDMA modify your RFmx WCDMA installation or launch the RFmx WCDMA installer again. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by RFmx WCDMA|
|LabVIEW||2016, 2017, 2018 SP1 f4 patch, or 2019|
If you are using the RFmx WCDMA .NET Class Library, .NET Framework 4.0 (minimum) is required. The RFmx WCDMA .NET Class Library can be used with Visual C# or Visual Basic .NET in any Visual Studio version that can target .NET Framework 4.0.
To use the .NET API, you must install the .NET class libraries or the .NET wrapper in addition to the NI device driver. For information about versions of the .NET Framework and the drivers each supports, as well as the download location of the installer files, refer to National Instruments .NET Driver Support.
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|Version Compatibility Checker||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxCompatibility_Checker.exe|
|Debug Configuration Utility||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxDebugConfigurationUtility.exe|
|Header files|| |
|Import Library files (64-bit)|| |
|.NET Class Libraries|
Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx WCDMA»RFmx Soft Front Panel to launch the RFmx Soft Front Panel (64-bit).
You can access all the installed RFmx WCDMA examples at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx WCDMA»RFmx WCDMA Examples.
Documentation for RFmx WCDMA is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx WCDMA»RFmx WCDMA Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|RFmx WCDMA Help||HTML/Windows Help|| Contains primary help content for RFmx WCDMA. This help file is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|RFmx WCDMA 19.0 Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
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RFmx WCDMA palette VIs are available from the Functions»Measurement I/O»NI-RFmx»WCDMA palette.
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The following items are behavior changes in RFmx WCDMA 19.0 from RFmx WCDMA 3.0.
The following items are the behavior changes in RFmx WCDMA 2.3.1 from RFmx WCDMA 2.3.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in RFmx WCDMA. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the RFmx WCDMA. 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 RFmx WCDMA 19.0 from RFmx WCDMA 3.0.
|732660||Fixed an issue where the user-configured values for ModAcc IQ Gain Imbalance Removal Enabled and ModAcc IQ Quadrature Error Removal Enabled properties were not being considered in a few scenarios.|
The following items are changes in RFmx WCDMA 3.0 from RFmx WCDMA 2.5
|706047||Fixed an occasional crash which might occur on closing LabVIEW 2017 IDE or LabVIEW 2017 built applications that use RFmx.|
|719203||Fixed an issue where a timeout error was thrown when the digital trigger was configured when Using breakpoints in C/C++/.NET application was selected in the PXIe-5840.|
The following item is the change in RFmx WCDMA 2.4 from RFmx WCDMA 2.3.1
|640495||Fixed an issue where switching between measurements from an RFmx cellular personality to Demod resulted in higher EVM on 5668R.|
The following items are changes in RFmx WCDMA 2.3.1 from 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 RFmx WCDMA 2.3 from 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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