PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 20.5 Readme

August 2020

This file contains important information about the PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 20.5 release, including installation instructions.

Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Supported Hardware

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

PXIe-7899 API and Design Files Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

Legal Information


Overview

The PXIe-7899 API and Design Files package includes the PXIe-7899 Socketed CLIP node for programming in LabVIEW FPGA and APIs that enable a host VI to control the PXIe-7899 I/O module.

System Requirements

PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 20.5 has the following requirements:

  • Processor—1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • RAM—1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • At least 6 GB of disk space
  • A screen resolution of 1,024 x 768
  • Windows 10/8.1/7, with all available critical updates and service packs

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for your version of LabVIEW.

Supported Operating Systems

PXIe-7899 API and Design Files supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP12
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R21
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP12

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 for more information about how to install this security update.

Note  Refer to PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 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.

Note  In 2016 NI dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. The PXIe-7899 API and Desgin Files 20.5 package will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use PXIe-7899 API and Design Files to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing PXIe-7899 API and Design Files, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.

For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, visit ni.com/r/OSSupport2016.

Note  Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/r/PAESupport.

Application Software Support

The PXIe-7899 API and Design Files support the following application software versions, including service packs.

Application SoftwareVersions Supported by the PXIe-7899 API and Design Files
LabVIEW 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
LabVIEW FPGA 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
LabVIEW FPGA Compilation Tool for Vivado 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Installation Instructions

Download the PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 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.

Note If Windows Update is enabled, the installation process might hang if Windows Update interferes with the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Run-Time. Visit ni.com/r/exjq43 for more information and steps to resolve this issue.

Note If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.

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.

Supported Hardware

The PXIe-7899 API and Design Files supports the PXIe-7899.

Known Issues

There are no known issues for PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 20.5. To access the applicable FlexRIO known issues list online, visit FlexRIO 20.1 Known Issues.

Bug Fixes

There are no bug fixes for PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 20.5. To access the applicable FlexRIO bug fix list online, visit FlexRIO 20.1 Bug Fixes. This list describes a subset of issues fixed in the FlexRIO 20.1 release. If you have a Bug ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.

Accessing the Help

For more information and guidance on the PXIe-7899 API and Design Files, refer to the PXIe-7899 Getting Started Guide at ni.com/manuals.

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 Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.

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.

PXIe-7899 API and Design Files Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 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, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.


Legal Information

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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.

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