This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for Battery Test System Software Toolkit 2.0.
Refer to the Battery Test System Software Toolkit Release Notes for additional information about this release, such as known issues and bugs fixed since the last release.
The Battery Test System Software Toolkit is a software add-on that extends the NI platform to test electric vehicle (EV) battery packs and modules. The Battery Test System Software Toolkit helps you optimize your battery test workflow.
Battery Test System Software Toolkit 2.0 includes the following new features:
Battery Test System Software Toolkit 2.0 includes the following major components:
Battery Test System Software Toolkit has the following minimum requirements:
Battery Test System Software Toolkit supports Windows 10 (64-bit).
The Battery Test System Software Toolkit installs automatically when you install the Battery Test System Software Suite with default settings. You can also download the Battery Test System Software Toolkit separately 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.
Use the serial number that is listed on the Certificate of Ownership that shipped with your system to activate Battery Test System Software Toolkit. For more information on Battery Test System Software Toolkit activation, refer to Activating a Product.
The Battery Test System Software Toolkit installation does not include the scripting APIs for the Instrument Addon and Scan Engine and EtherCAT custom devices. You must download the files for the scripting APIs and associated examples from the following GitHub pages. NI Package Manager handles installation after you download the files.
Refer to the following documents to learn more about the Battery Test System, Battery Test System Software, and measurement rack. You can find this documentation on your host computer at: %Public%\Documents\National Instruments\Battery Test System Toolkit\Documentation.
|BTS-16101 Battery Test System Measurement Rack Specifications||Lists the technical specifications for the Battery Test System.|
|BTS-16101 Battery Test System Measurement Rack Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information||Details important compliance precautions and connection information for your measurement rack.|
|Battery Test System Software Suite 2.0 Readme||Provides installation instructions, system requirements, and other information for the Battery Test System Software Suite.|
|Battery Test System User Manual||Contains primary help information for the Battery Test System, including: |
You can extend your system capabilities, including prototyping and debugging test execution, using simulated DUTs and instrumentation. Example files demonstrate the capabilities of the Battery Test System Software Toolkit. You can find these examples on your host computer at: %Public%\Documents\National Instruments\Battery Test System Toolkit\Examples.
The Battery Test System Software Toolkit provides several custom devices for you to design and implement applications.
To access the Battery Test System Software Toolkit Custom Devices for VeriStand in your project, open the System Explorer window from VeriStand Editor, navigate to Targets»Controller»Custom Devices, and right-click Custom Devices. Select one of the following custom devices from the shortcut menu:
For general information about each custom device, select the appropriate custom device from the System Explorer window in VeriStand Editor. For more information about how to use each custom device with the Battery Test System Software Toolkit, refer to the Battery Test System User Manual.
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For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
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.
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