This file contains important information about RFmx WLAN, including installation instructions, new features, a partial list of bugs fixed, and known issues.
RFmx WLAN supports the following features:
RFmx WLAN 19.0 includes the following new features:
RFmx WLAN 3.0 includes the following new features:
The following hardware products are supported in all operating systems listed in the Supported Operating Systems section.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Analyzers Help.
Device-specific information about these modules is included in the NI RF Vector Signal Transceivers Help.
*Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.
RFmx WLAN 19.0 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 for more information about how to install this security update.
Note In 2019, RFmx WLAN dropped support for all 32-bit Windows operating systems. RFmx WLAN will not install or run on an unsupported OS. Refer to RFmx WLAN Drops Support for Windows 7 (64-Bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021 for information about future OS support.
RFmx WLAN supports the following application software versions, including service packs. You should install application software, such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI or Microsoft Visual Studio®, before installing RFmx WLAN. To add support for application software installed after installing RFmx WLAN modify your RFmx WLAN installation or launch the RFmx WLAN installer again. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by RFmx WLAN|
|LabVIEW||2016, 2017, 2018 SP1 f4 patch, or 2019|
If you are using the RFmx WLAN .NET Class Library, .NET Framework 4.0 (minimum) is required. The RFmx WLAN .NET Class Library can be used with Visual C# or Visual Basic .NET in any Visual Studio version that can target .NET Framework 4.0.
To use the .NET API, you must install the .NET class libraries or the .NET wrapper in addition to the NI device driver. For information about versions of the .NET Framework and the drivers each supports, as well as the download location of the installer files, refer to National Instruments .NET Driver Support.
NI automates RFmx WLAN installation using NI Package Manager. 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.
RFmx WLAN is available for download from NI Software Product Downloads.
|Version Compatibility Checker||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxCompatibility_Checker.exe|
|Debug Configuration Utility||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxDebugConfigurationUtility.exe|
|Header files|| |
|Import Library files (64-bit)|| |
|.NET Class Libraries|
Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx WLAN»RFmx Soft Front Panel to launch the RFmx Soft Front Panel (64-bit).
You can access all the installed RFmx WLAN examples at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx WLAN»RFmx WLAN Examples.
Documentation for RFmx WLAN is located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»RFmx WLAN»RFmx WLAN Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.
|RFmx WLAN Help||HTML/Windows Help|| Contains primary help content for RFmx WLAN. This help file is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information: |
|RFmx WLAN 19.0 Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
For the most recent revisions of documentation and for newly released documentation, visit ni.com/manuals.
RFmx WLAN palette VIs are available from the Functions»Measurement I/O»NI-RFmx»WLAN palette.
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The following items are behavior changes in RFmx WLAN 19.0 from RFmx WLAN 3.0.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in RFmx WLAN. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the RFmx WLAN. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
The following item is the change in RFmx WLAN 19.0 from RFmx WLAN 3.0.
|738282||Fixed an issue where two DSSS ModAcc measurements returned different results for the same waveform when run in parallel.|
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RFmx WLAN 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, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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