NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite Spring 2019 Readme

June 2019


This file contains important information about the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite, including installation instructions, compatibility issues, and a list of products included on the media.


Installing and Activating the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite

Installing LabVIEW Add-Ons

Products Included on the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite Media

Product Security and Critical Updates

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

Legal Information


Installing and Activating the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite

NI automates software 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.


If you install software using the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite installation USB, complete the following steps to install products:


  1. Insert the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite installation USB.
  2. Follow the installer prompts, enter any required information, and activate when prompted, if necessary.

Save the media in order to modify or repair your installation or to distribute NI software with your custom-built installers.


Installing LabVIEW Add-Ons

Installing LabVIEW add-ons, such as modules and toolkits, from the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite media ensures compatibility. Some versions of LabVIEW add-ons that are not found on the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite media may not work with the version of LabVIEW included in this release. Installing an incompatible add-on might cause some features in the add-on or LabVIEW to behave incorrectly.


Products Included on the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite Media

The following products are included on the NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite media. The readmes for the NI software you have installed are located in the Readme directory.


Application Software

  • JKI VI Package Manager, Free Edition
  • LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module
  • LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit
  • LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm Toolkit
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW MathScript Module
  • LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit for VeriStand
  • LabVIEW Professional Development System
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit
  • LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit
  • NI System Configuration
  • Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows - ISE
  • Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows - Vivado
  • VeriStand

Device Drivers

  • FlexRIO with Modular I/O
  • FlexRIO with Integrated I/O
  • NI CompactRIO Device Drivers
  • NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers
  • NI-488.2
  • NI-DCPower
  • NI-DAQmx
  • NI-Serial
  • NI-SWITCH
  • NI-Sync
  • NI-VISA
  • NI-XNET
  • PXI Platform Services

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.


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Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.


Automating the Installation of NI Products

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 the following KnowledgeBase articles:


Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

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.


Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

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 HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

NI HIL and Real-Time Test Software Suite 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.


For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:


Product Info Code
LabVIEWlifecycle
LabWindows/CVIcvi_lifecycle
Measurement Studiomstudiolifecycle
TestStandtslcp
DIAdemddlcp
SignalExpressselcp
VeriStandnivslifecycle

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Legal Information

Copyright


© 2014–2019 National Instruments. All rights reserved.


Under the copyright laws, this publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, storing in an information retrieval system, or translating, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of National Instruments Corporation.


NI respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. NI software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Where NI software may be used to reproduce software or other materials belonging to others, you may use NI software only to reproduce materials that you may reproduce in accordance with the terms of any applicable license or other legal restriction.


End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices


You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:


  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights


If you are an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government ("Government"), the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the technical data included in this manual is governed by the Restricted Rights provisions under Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14 for civilian agencies and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Section 252.227-7014 and 252.227-7015 for military agencies.


IVI Foundation Copyright Notice


Content from the IVI specifications reproduced with permission from the IVI Foundation.


The IVI Foundation and its member companies make no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The IVI Foundation and its member companies shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.


Trademarks


Refer to the NI Trademarks and Logo Guidelines at ni.com/trademarks for information on NI trademarks. Other product and company names mentioned herein are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.


Patents


For patents covering the NI products/technology, refer to the appropriate location: Help»Patents in your software, the patents.txt file on your media, or the NI Patent Notice at ni.com/patents.


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