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LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 5.0 Readme

May 2020

This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite, including installation instructions, new features, a partial list of bugs fixed for LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 5.0, and known issues.


Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 (32- and 64-Bit), and All 32-Bit Operating Systems in 2021

Legal Information


Overview

LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite combines LabVIEW NXG with tools that are specifically created to help you rapidly prototype wireless communications systems. LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite helps you design, develop, and deploy wireless communications systems to multiple hardware targets, such as general-purpose processors, NI Linux Real-Time operating systems, and FPGAs all in the same environment.

System Requirements

LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 5.0 has the following requirements:

  • Pentium 4 G1 equivalent (Intel i5 equivalent or higher recommended)
  • 64-bit version of Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12/Server 2012
  • 10 GB disk space (20 GB or higher recommended)
  • To improve performance, installing LabVIEW NXG on a solid state drive (SSD) is recommended
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB or higher recommended)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.2
  • 1024 x 768 resolution (1366 x 768 or higher recommended)

Supported Operating Systems

LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 (version 1909)/8.1 Update 11/7 SP12
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP12
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP12

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  On Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2/Server 2008 R2 SP1, some features, such as local compile, Optimized FPGA VIs, simulation of FPGA code that includes Xilinx IP or HDL code, are not supported because these features require the Xilinx compilation tools which do not support these OSes. Using these features on these OSes may result in unpredictable results.

Note  Refer to LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 5.0 Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 (32- and 64-Bit), and All 32-Bit Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.

Installation Instructions

NI installs LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
  • Use the serial number that is included with your software to activate LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite. For more information on LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite activation, refer to National Instruments Software Activation.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Visit LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite Known Issues for an up-to-date list of known issues.

Bug Fixes

You can access the issues fixed online. Visit LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite Bug Fixes for an up-to-date list of issues fixed.

Accessing the Help

Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite window.

View context help in LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object. Refer to the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite Manual, accessible from Help»Online Manual, for more information about LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite.

To learn the theory behind the code, use interactive lessons in the Learning tab that contain example code within the environment.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.

LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 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, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.

Legal Information

Copyright

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

If you are an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government ("Government"), the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the technical data included in this manual is governed by the Restricted Rights provisions under Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14 for civilian agencies and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Section 252.227-7014 and 252.227-7015 for military agencies.

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Patents

For patents covering the NI products/technology, refer to the appropriate location: Help»Patents in your software, the patents.txt file on your media, or the NI Patent Notice at ni.com/patents.

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