This file contains important information about the RFmx WLAN, including system requirements, and installation instructions.
RFmx WLAN supports the following features:
RFmx WLAN 20.0 includes the following new features:
RFmx WLAN 19.1 includes the following new features:
RFmx WLAN 19.0 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.
RFmx WLAN has the following requirements:
* Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.
RFmx WLAN 20.0 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 and KB3125574 for more information about how to install these updates.
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.
Note In 2016, RFmx WLAN 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 WLAN 20.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing RFmx WLAN 20.0, 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.
RFmx WLAN supports the following application software versions, including service packs. You should install application software, such as LabVIEW 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||2017, 2018 SP1 f4 patch, 2019 SP1 f3 patch, 2020|
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 or .NET Framework 4.5.
NI installs RFmx WLAN using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, RFmx WLAN 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.
|Version Compatibility Checker||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxCompatibility_Checker.exe|
|Debug Configuration Utility||<NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxDebugConfigurationUtility.exe|
|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).
RFmx WLAN palette VIs are available from the Functions » Measurement I/O » NI-RFmx » WLAN palette.
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 20.0 Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.|
You can access all the installed RFmx WLAN examples at Start » All Programs » National Instruments » RFmx WLAN » RFmx WLAN Examples.
For the most recent revisions of documentation and for newly released documentation, visit ni.com/manuals.
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The following items are behavior changes in RFmx WLAN 20.0 from RFmx WLAN 19.1.
The following items are behavior changes in RFmx WLAN 19.1 from RFmx WLAN 19.0.
The following items are behavior changes in RFmx WLAN 19.0 from RFmx WLAN 3.0.
You can access the RFmx WLAN known issues online at RFmx WLAN 20.0 Known Issues.
You can access the RFmx WLAN bug fix list online at RFmx WLAN 20.0 Bug Fixes. This list describes a subset of issues fixed in RFmx WLAN. If you have a Bug ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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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