Installation Order for NI RF Software - RFSA/ RFSG/ RF Toolkits

Updated Apr 17, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • Modulation Toolkit 4.3.3
  • Spectral Measurements Toolkit 2.6

Driver

  • NI-RFSA
  • NI-RFSG

Issue Details

Is there an order I must follow when installing RF software, including NI-RFSG, NI-RFSA, and the RF toolkits? After installation, where are the examples located for each driver and toolkit?

Solution

The current recommended order of installation is:  
  1. LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Visual Studio, and other supported ADEs
  2. NI-RFSG, NI-RFSA, Modulation Toolkit, & Spectral Measurements Toolkit (in no particular order)
  3. RF Standard-specific Toolkits 

Additional Information

National Instruments does recommend a specific installation order for NI RF software. The NI-RFSA and NI-RFSG drivers should be installed after all supported application development environments (ADEs) have been installed on the system. This includes LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Visual Studio, etc. The driver checks to determine which ADEs are on the system to determine which examples and other modules need to be installed.

RF Standard Toolkits must be installed after Modulation Toolkit, and Spectral Measurements Toolkit. Modulation Toolkit (as of version 4.3.3) and Spectral Measurements Toolkit (as of version 2.6.7) don't have to be installed after the NI drivers.

You may go to Start»All Programs»National Instruments and then find the folder for the analysis or generation portions of each toolkit which will have a link to the same example locations.

Examples can also be found in LabVIEW by clicking Help -> Find Examples and then searching for desired RF examples.

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