This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite, including system requirements, known issues, and a partial list of bugs fixed for LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.1.
LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite is a design environment closely integrated with NI software-defined radio hardware for prototyping communications systems.
To use code that you created with LabVIEW 2009 or later with LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.1, use the NI Code Conversion Utility for LabVIEW Communications 2.1 to convert VIs, projects, and libraries into files that are compatible with the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite.
If you are using LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.0 or earlier, refer to the NI website for a guide to migrating code to the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.1.
LabVIEW Communications has the following minimum system requirements:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 requires 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.
The RT controller you purchase with LabVIEW Communications 2.1 comes with a compatible version of NI Linux Real-Time.
To use an RT controller that you did not receive with LabVIEW Communications 2.1, update the real-time controller to a compatible version of NI Linux Real-Time. Refer to the NI website for a guide to updating your real-time controller for use with LabVIEW Communications 2.1.
You can access the software known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite.
Online Node Reference Topics Don't Reflect Real-Time Compatibility—The Compatibility tab for nodes that run on a real-time Linux operating system do not reflect that compatibility. However, when you target a VI to a real-time controller in SystemDesigner, you only have access to nodes that can run on the real-time controller.
You can Access the software bug fixes list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of bug fixes in the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite.
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