This file contains important information about InstrumentStudio 2018, including supported hardware and operating systems, a partial list of bugs fixed, and known issues.
InstrumentStudio 2018 allows you to generate and acquire measurements from multiple devices within a single application. You can also use InstrumentStudio 2018 to monitor and control devices being used in external applications, capture data files, export device configuration to other applications, and more.
InstrumentStudio 2018 has the following requirements:
InstrumentStudio 2018 supports the following 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, 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.
InstrumentStudio 2018 supports the creation of soft front panels with the following device drivers:
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The following hardware models are supported in InstrumentStudio 2018:
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You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in InstrumentStudio 2018. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code InstrumentStudio2018KnownIssues for more information.
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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.
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