This file contains important information about the RFmx Noise Figure, including system requirements, and installation instructions.
RFmx Noise Figure installer contains license files only. The RFmx Noise Figure measurement software is included in RFmx SpecAn. Install RFmx SpecAn 20.6 or later before installing the RFmx Noise Figure. Please refer to the RFmx SpecAn documentation for more information.
RFmx Noise Figure has the following requirements:
* Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.
RFmx Noise Figure 20.6 supports the following 64-bit operating systems:
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 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 and KB3125574 for more information about how to install these updates.
Note In 2019, RFmx Noise Figure dropped support for all 32-bit Windows operating systems. RFmx Noise Figure will not install or run on an unsupported OS. Refer to RFmx Noise Figure Drops Support for Windows 7 (64-Bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021 for information about future OS support.
Note In 2016, RFmx Noise Figure dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use RFmx Noise Figure 20.6 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing RFmx Noise Figure 20.6, 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 2016, visit ni.com/r/OSSupport2016.
NI installs RFmx Noise Figure using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, RFmx Noise Figure installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code 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.
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RFmx Noise Figure will drop support for Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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