This file contains important information about the LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module, including system requirements, new features, known issues, and bugs fixed for this release.
The LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module has the following requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW NXG Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW NXG.
The LabVIEW NXG 5.1 Real-Time Module supports the following 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, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 and KB3125574for more information about how to install this security update.
Note Refer to LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.
This release of LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module adds new functionality to the previous release. Refer to LabVIEW NXG 5.1 Real-Time Module New Features and Changes for a list of new features and behavior changes.
Refer to LabVIEW NXG 5.1 Real-Time Module Supported Hardware and Drivers for a list of supported hardware.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Visit LabVIEW NXG 5.1 Real-Time Module Known Issues for an up-to-date list of known issues.
Online Node Reference Topics Don't Reflect Real-Time Compatibility—The Compatibility tab for nodes that run on a real-time Linux operating system do not reflect that compatibility. However, when you target a VI to a real-time controller in SystemDesigner, you only have access to nodes that can run on the real-time controller.
You can access the software bug fixes list online. Visit LabVIEW NXG 5.1 Real-Time Module Bug Fixes for an up-to-date list of bug fixes.
Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the LabVIEW window.
View context help in LabVIEW NXG by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object. Refer to the LabVIEW NXG Manual, accessible from Help»Online Manual, for more information about LabVIEW NXG.
To learn the theory behind the code, use interactive lessons in the Learning tab that contain example code within the environment.
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.
LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module 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.
NI Software will drop support for Phar Lap ETS Real-Time Operating System starting in 2022. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2022, may not install or execute correctly on this operating system. For high-level information on the support roadmap for Phar Lap and its replacement, NI Linux Real-Time, please visit ni.com/r/xf35k1. To find out what hardware is supported on PXI controllers running NI Linux Real-Time, please visit ni.com/r/b7g5wi.
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