This file contains important information about the Software Platform Bundle (SPB), including installation instructions, compatibility issues, and a list of included products.
NI installs the NI SPB using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, the NI SPB installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/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.
You can also install products using the NI SPB USB drive. The NI SPB USB drive includes the majority of the NI software portfolio for building any application. Develop applications in multiple environments, including LabVIEW Professional, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, and Measurement Studio™. The NI SPB contains all of the products included in the NI Alliance Partner Software (APS) and the NI Academic Site License (ASL). The products that you can activate are determined by the type of license you purchased, and you can download additional products that you are entitled to from ni.com.
Complete the following steps to install products using the NI SPB media:
Save the media to modify or repair your installation or to distribute NI software with your custom-built installers.
All NI ASL software is installed using the NI SPB. You have full access to any software included in your purchased license.
The following links contain useful information for using and activating ASL.
Installing modules and toolkits from the NI SPB media ensures compatibility. Some versions of LabVIEW toolkits that are not found on the NI SPB media may not work with the version of LabVIEW included in this release. Installing an incompatible toolkit might cause some features in the toolkit or LabVIEW to behave incorrectly.
The following products are included on the NI SPB media. Refer to the readme of each product for information including system requirements, installation, activation, known issues, and bug fixes.
|Circuit Design Suite Professional||14.2||32-bit and 64-bit|
|DIAdem Professional||2019 SP1||64-bit|
|LabVIEW Professional Development System||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabWindows/CVI Full Development System||2019||32-bit and 64-bit|
|Measurement Studio||19.0.3||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection||2019||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI Switch Executive||20.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|Requirements Gateway||2018||32-bit and 64-bit|
|TestStand||2019||32-bit and 64-bit|
|VeriStand||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|Automotive Diagnostic Command Set||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module||2020||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Run-Time System||2020||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm Toolkit||20.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA ISE Compilation Tool 14.7||20.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Module||20.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Vivado Compilation Tool 2019.1||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit||2020||32-bit|
|LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module||5.0||64-bit|
|LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module||5.0||64-bit|
|LabVIEW NXG Web Module||5.0||64-bit|
|LabVIEW Real-Time Module||2020||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Toolkit||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler||1.1.1||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit||2.2||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module||2019||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit||2.4||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI Vision Development Module||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|JKI VI Package Manager||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|VeriStand Model Generation Support for LabVIEW||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|VeriStand Model Framework||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|FlexRIO with Modular I/O||20.0|
|FlexRIO with Integrated I/O||20.0|
|IVI Compliance Package||20.0|
|NI CompactRIO Device Drivers||20.0|
|NI PXI Platform Services||20.0|
|NI R Series Multifunction RIO||20.0|
|NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT||20.0|
Note The LabVIEW Professional Development System installs the LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit and the LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit. You can locate the readmes for these products in the labview\readme directory.
To compare the products included in NI Software Suites, including the NI SPB, refer to Compare NI Software Suites.
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.
NI SPB will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems 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.
If you are an NI ASL user and want to request a version of the LabVIEW MathScript Module that runs on macOS or Linux, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code ASLMathScript.
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