RFmx Demod 21.8.2 Readme

May 2022

This file contains important information about the RFmx Demod, including system requirements, and installation instructions.


Overview

New Features

Supported Hardware

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Installed Software

File Locations

Executable

Accessing the API

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Product Security and Critical Updates

Behavior Changes

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Legal Information


Overview

RFmx Demod provides a highly optimized RF measurement experience. Use RFmx Demod to perform demodulation measurements on analog and digital modulation signal formats, including QAM and ASK.

New Features

RFmx Demod 21.3 includes the following new features:

  • Support for LabVIEW 2021 (32-bit and 64-bit)

RFmx Demod 20.6 includes the following new features:

  • Support for PXIe-5832

RFmx Demod 20.0 includes the following new features:

  • Support for LabVIEW 2020 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Support for Start trigger, Advance trigger, and Events in RFInstr
  • Support to configure RFInstr properties in the context of a signal configuration
  • Support for PXIe-5841 with PXIe-5655

Supported Hardware

Visit NI Hardware and Operating System Compatibility to view driver, desktop operating system, and real-time operating system support for individual hardware devices.

To view information for your device:

  • Select your hardware model in the dropdown list on the page to view compatibility information for your device.
  • Type your hardware model number in the dropdown list on the web page to filter the list of available devices.

Note: Some compatibility information may only be available in the archive attached to the NI Hardware and Operating System Compatibility page. For historic driver and OS support information, refer to the readme for the relevant driver version.

System Requirements

RFmx Demod has the following requirements:

  • Processor—1 GHz 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 4 GB RAM *
  • A screen resolution of 1,024 x 768
  • Windows 10, with all available critical updates and service packs

* Depending on the amount of data acquired and/or processed, a larger amount of memory may be required.

Supported Operating Systems

RFmx Demod 21.8.2 supports the following 64-bit operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016

Note    RFmx Demod no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.1, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. RFmx Demod 21.8.2 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use RFmx Demod 21.8.2 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing RFmx Demod 21.8.2, 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 detailed information about NI operating system support, visit http://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.

Application Software Support

RFmx Demod supports the following application software versions, including service packs. You should install application software, such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI or Microsoft Visual Studio®, before installing RFmx Demod. To add support for application software installed after installing RFmx Demod modify your RFmx Demod installation or launch the RFmx Demod installer again. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.

Application Software Versions Supported by RFmx Demod
LabVIEW 2018 SP1 f4 patch, 2019 SP1 f3 patch, 2020 SP1, or 2021
LabWindows™/CVI™ 2017 or later

Required Software

  • NI-RFSA 14.1 or later
  • NI-RFSG 14.0.1 or later

Microsoft Visual Studio Support

If you are using the RFmx Demod .NET Class Library, .NET Framework 4.0 (minimum) is required. The RFmx Demod .NET Class Library can be used with Visual C# or Visual Basic .NET in any Visual Studio version that can target .NET Framework 4.0.

Installation Instructions

NI installs RFmx Demod using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, RFmx Demod installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code 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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • RFmx Demod installs the following licensed products
    • Analog Modulation: This will enable demodulation support of Analog Modulation (AM), Frequency Modulation (FM), and Phase Modulation (PM).
    • Digital Modulation: This will enable demodulation support of Amplitude-Shift Keying (ASK), Frequency-Shift Keying (FSK), Minimum-Shift Keying (MSK), Phase-Shift Keying (PSK), and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM).

Notes

  • 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.
  • Use the serial number that is included with your software to activate RFmx Demod. For more information on RFmx Demod activation, refer to National Instruments Software Activation.

Installed Software

  • <MSTUDIOVS2010DIR> is an alias for the following National Instruments file folder location:
    • Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\MeasurementStudioVS2010
  • <NIDir> is an alias for the following National Instruments file folder location:
    • Program Files (x86)\National Instruments
  • <SYSDIR> is an alias for the following file folder location:
    • Windows\SysWOW64 for 32-bit programs and windows\system32 for 64-bit programs

File Locations

Item Installed Location
Version Compatibility Checker <NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxCompatibility_Checker.exe
Debug Configuration Utility <NIDir>\RFmx\niRFmxDebugConfigurationUtility.exe
DLLs <SYSDIR>
Header files

<NIDir> \Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\include

Import Library files (64-bit)
  • 32-bit: <NIDir> \Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\lib32\msvc
  • 64-bit: <NIDir> \Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\lib64\msvc
.NET Class Libraries
Assemblies <MSTUDIOVS2010DIR>\DotNET\Assemblies\Current\NationalInstruments.RFmx.DemodMx.Fx40.dll
<MSTUDIOVS2010DIR>\DotNET\Assemblies\Current\NationalInstruments.RFmx.InstrMX.Fx40.dll
<MSTUDIOVS2010DIR>\DotNET\Assemblies\Current\NationalInstruments.Common.dll

Executable

Select Start » National Instruments» RFmx Demod Measurement Interactive Panel to launch the RFmx Demod Measurement Interactive Panel.

Accessing the API

RFmx Demod palette VIs are available from the Functions » Measurement I/O » RFmx » Demod palette.

Accessing the Help

Documentation for RFmx Demod is located at Start » National Instruments » RFmx Demod » RFmx Demod Documentation. The documentation set is composed of the following documents.

Document Format Description
RFmx Demod Help HTML/Windows Help Contains primary help content for RFmx Demod. This help file is an HTML version of a traditional user manual that includes the following information:
  • An introduction to RFmx Demod
  • How to get started with application development
  • A complete reference for all RFmx Demod programming functions and VIs
RFmx Demod 21.8.2 Readme HTML (this document) Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.

Finding Examples

You can access all the installed RFmx Demod examples at Start » National Instruments » RFmx Demod » RFmx Demod Examples.

For the most recent revisions of documentation and for newly released documentation, visit ni.com/manuals.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. For information about critical updates from NI, refer to Available Critical and Security Updates for NI Software.

Behavior Changes

The following items are behavior changes in RFmx Demod 20.7 from RFmx Demod 20.6.

  • Obsoleted RFmxInstr Configure Automatic SG SA Shared LO API and RFmxInstr Automatic SG SA Shared LO property. Use RFmxInstr LO Source property with Automatic_SG_SA_Shared value instead.

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

For more information about NI support for Windows 10, refer to NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.


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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