This file contains important information about NI-488.2, including new features and a partial list of bugs fixed for NI-488.2 Version 18.5.
This readme contains the following main sections:
This driver version is recommended for use with the following National Instruments software:
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 18.5, supports the following GPIB interfaces:
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 18.5, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 2018.
670170: A hang might occur during an I/O operation if a Service Request is stuck when Autopolling is happening.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 17.0, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 2017.
NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 16.0, adds support for LabVIEW Real-Time 2016.
Issues resolved in NI-488.2 15.0.1 were ported to the NI-488.2 for LabVIEW Real-Time, Version 15.5 release.
547340: GPIB ports may not be reported in NI MAX, Web Configuration, and System Configuration API with NI-488.2 15.0.0.
The configuration experience in MAX has been updated to improve consistency with other NI products. Self-Test has also been added for GPIB interfaces.
GPIB interfaces are now fully configurable through the NI Web Configuration interface. Self-Test has also been added.
121091: Calling ibonl when a board level ibwait is in progress could result in application crash.
121181: A deadlock might occur when attempting to use a board handle with pending ibonl call on another thread.
122997: The EOIP status bit could remain set incorrectly if an ibwrta or ibrda call returned an EDVR error.
205182: Asynchronous transfers could sometimes report EABO even though the transfer completed successfully.
405414: In some cases the DCAS bit was not correctly cleared after being reported, causing it to be reported with subsequent calls.
NI-488.2 versions are now aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the driver was released and the most recent software version the driver was designed to work with. Driver versions now start with a two-digit year indicator: <ProductName><Year-BasedVersion>. The last version released under the old numbering scheme was NI-488.2 3.1.2. The first version released under the new numbering scheme was NI-488.2 14.0.
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