This file contains important information about RFmx Waveform Creator, including installation instructions, new features, bugs fixes, and known issues.
RFmx Waveform Creator provides a unified interface for creating and generating waveforms for multiple wireless standards. You can create unencrypted, unlocked IQ waveform files for playback on NI PXI RF instrumentation.Supported standards include LTE/LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE+, TD-SCDMA, and more.
RFmx Waveform Creator 19.0 includes the following new features:
RFmx Waveform Creator 3.0 includes the following new features:
RFmx Waveform Creator 2.5 includes the following new features:
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Generators Help.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Transceivers Help.
RFmx Waveform Creator has the following requirements:
*Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.
RFmx Waveform Creator 19.0 supports the following 64-bit operating systems:
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Note In 2019, RFmx Waveform Creator dropped support for all 32-bit Windows operating systems. RFmx Waveform Creator will not install or run on an unsupported OS. Refer to RFmx Waveform Creator Drops Support for Windows 7 (64-Bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021 for information about future OS support.
NI installs RFmx Waveform Creator using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, RFmx Waveform Creator 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.
Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx Waveform Creator»RFmx Waveform Creator Examples to launch the RFmx Waveform Creator.
You can access all the installed RFmx Waveform Creator examples at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx Waveform Creator»RFmx Waveform Creator Examples.
Documentation for RFmx Waveform Creator is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx Waveform Creator»RFmx Waveform Creator Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|RFmx Waveform Creator Help||HTML/Windows Help|| Information about the RFmx Waveform Creator. This help file is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|RFmx Waveform Creator 19.0 Readme||HTML (this document)||Information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
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The following items are the behavior changes in RFmx Waveform Creator 19.0 from RFmx Waveform Creator 3.0.
The following items are the behavior changes in RFmx Waveform Creator 3.0 from RFmx Waveform Creator 2.5.
The following items are the behavior changes in RFmx Waveform Creator 2.5 from RFmx Waveform Creator 2.4.
The following item is a known issue in RFmx Waveform Creator 19.0.
|711673||PAPR displayed on CCDF graph does not match with PAPR stored in the tdms file in User plugin.|
|736118||When Waveform Creator aggregates multiple carriers, it may adjust the carrier offsets to ensure resultant signal is phase continuous. To avoid coercions of the carrier offsets, set offsets to be an integer multiple of (1/signal duration). In case you are setting NR spacing type to Nominal, set Reference CC Index to a valid CC Index, instead of -1.|
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in RFmx Waveform Creator. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the RFmx Waveform Creator. 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 Waveform Creator 19.0 from RFmx Waveform Creator 3.0
|734588||Fixed an issue where the error message was getting cleared in Download and Play window when switching between windows|
|732228||Fixed an issue where the speed degradation in CFR operations for waveform size was less than 20M samples.|
|724892||Fixed an issue where the Graphics tab IQ FFT view was not scaling correctly in corner case when the bandwidth was increased.|
|695883||Fixed the issue of WFC precision being low, 14 bits.|
The following items are changes in RFmx Waveform Creator 3.0 from RFmx Waveform Creator 2.5
|704721||Fixed the phase discontinuity issue on configuring GSM on first slot and EDGE on last slot.|
|698120||Fixed the issue where CCDF graph was reporting negative results for some configurations.|
|701478||Fixed the issue of not reporting burst start and stop locations for NB-IoT and eMTC FDD.|
|705738 and 701490||Fixed the issue of reporting incorrect burst PAPR for impaired bursty signal in Multi-Carrier and User plugins.|
|712524||Fixed the issue where IQ impairments per carrier set were incorrect, when multiple carrier sets are configured.|
The following items are changes in RFmx Waveform Creator 2.5 from RFmx Waveform Creator 2.4
|685187||Fixed issue where an overflow error was reported on generating LTE.|
|700390||Fixed issue where the PAPR calculation for bursty signals with user plugin was incorrect.|
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RFmx Waveform Creator 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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