This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for mmWave OTA Validation Test Software.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
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, 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 Test Software 21.0 adds the following new features:
mmWave OTA Validation Test Software 21.0 requires the following software versions.
|Software||Required for LabVIEW Support||Required for TestStand Support||Required for C# .NET Support||Required for MATLAB Support||Required for Python Support|
|LabVIEW 2019 (64-bit)||√||√||—||—||—|
|LabVIEW 2019 Runtime Engine (64-bit)||—||—||√||√||√|
|TestStand 2019 (64-bit)||—||√||—||—||—|
|Microsoft Visual Studio† 2017||—||—||√||—||—|
|RFmx NR 20.6||√||√||√||√||√|
|RFmx SpecAn 20.6||√||√||√||√||√|
|NI-RFSG Playback Library 20.6||√||√||√||√||√|
† If you are using the mmWave OTA Validation Test C# .NET API, MATLAB examples, and Python examples, .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.
Download the mmWave OTA Validation Test Software installer from ni.com/downloads. NI software includes NI Package Manager to handle the installation. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
Refer to the mmWave OTA Validation Test Reference Architecture Manual, accessible from ni.com/r/otahelp, for information about mmWave OTA Validation Test Software. The mmWave OTA Validation Test Reference Architecture documentation is also accessible from Start»National Instruments»OTA Documentation.
|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, MATLAB, and Python||<NIDocDir>\OTA Test\Examples|
|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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