This file contains important information about the mmWave OTA Validation Test Software, including installation instructions, new features, bug fixes, and known issues.
This software installation provides support for the mmWave OTA Validation Test Reference Architecture and helps you configure, run, visualize, and report the over-the-air (OTA) radiated performance of 5G mmWave antenna-in-package (AiP) integrated circuits.
mmWave OTA Validation Test Software can perform system calibration to measure the path losses of every signal path, compensating for test instruments, cables, antennas, and air interface. Additionally, the mmWave OTA Validation Test Software simplifies the process of configuring and running 3D spatial sweeps according to 3GPP test specifications. You can use templates to customize test sequences to automate data collection, results reporting, and storage. The software also includes a collection of visualization tools for antenna pattern cuts, 3D and polar plots, beamwidth, heat map, and more.
mmWave OTA Validation Software 20.0 includes the following new features:
mmWave OTA Validation Test Software 20.0 requires the following software versions.
|Software||Required for LabVIEW Support||Required for C# .NET Support|
|LabVIEW 2019 (64-bit)||√||—|
|LabVIEW 2019 Runtime Engine (64-bit)||—||√|
|TestStand 2019 (64-bit)||√||—|
|Microsoft Visual Studio† 2017||—||√|
|RFmx NR 20.0||√||√|
|RFmx SpecAn 20.0||√||√|
|NI-RFSG Playback Library 20.0||√||√|
† If you are using the mmWave OTA Validation Test C# .NET API, .NET Framework 4.0 (minimum) is required. To use the .NET API, you must also install .NET support for the required drivers.
Refer to the documentation of each software product for specific system requirements.
mmWave OTA Validation Test Software supports Windows 10 (64-bit).
mmWave OTA Validation Test Software supports the mmWave OTA Validation Anechoic Chamber and all instruments used with the mmWave OTA Validation Test Reference Architecture. Refer to the mmWave OTA Validation Test Reference Architecture Manual at ni.com/r/otahelp for a full list of supported instruments.
You should install application software and required software products before installing mmWave OTA Validation Test Software.
NI installs mmWave OTA Validation Test Software using NI Package Manager. 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 access the software and documentation known issues list online. Visit mmWave OTA Validation Test Software Known Issues for an up-to-date list of known issues.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed between software revisions. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version.
mmWave OTA Validation Software 20.0
|903811||Fixed an issue in which an error occurred when executing the simulation sequence in TestStand.|
|903817||Fixed an issue in which long test sequences in TestStand caused Windows to crash due to increased memory consumption.|
|938051||Fixed an issue in which the cut plane setting was not applied to the cut analysis (all beams) graphs in the mmWave OTA Test Visualizer.|
Refer to the mmWave OTA Validation Test Reference Architecture Manual, accessible from ni.com/r/otahelp, for information about the mmWave OTA Validation Test Software.
|mmWave OTA TestStand Examples||<NIDocDir>\TestStand 2019 (64-bit)\Examples\OTA Test|
|mmWave OTA Validation Configurator||<NIDir>\OTA Test\Configurator|
|mmWave OTA Validation Positioner Control Panel||<NIDir>\OTA Test\Positioner|
|mmWave OTA Support for LabVIEW||<NIDir>\LabVIEW 2019\user.lib\OTA Test|
|mmWave OTA Support for .NET||<NIDocDir>\OTA Test|
|mmWave OTA Validation Visualizer||<NIDir>\OTA Test\Visualizer|
|mmWave OTA Validation Antenna Alignment Helper||<NIDir>\OTA Test\Antenna Alignment|
|RF System Calibration Assistant||<NIDir>\RF System Calibration|
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