The new web interface offered when you install a system image to an RT target is very rudimentary, it offers almost none of the configuration options that we had in the Silverlight-based version. You cannot edit the network card settings, you cannot change the date and time etc. All it does is refer you to use NI Max, which kind of defeats the point of having access to basic config without the need for anything but the web browser.
Are there any plans of an update to the web interface any time soon?
I apologize if I repeat this topic, but I need help with a particular application. I have read a lot of discussions but it seems that I don't find the solution. I have a cRIO-9068 with 5 modules of analog inputs (NI9215), and I'm using the Labview '13. I have to read in real-time simultaneously 6 signals (3 voltages and 3 currents) and save them on the PC. The saving process works fine (I'm saving the data using TDMS functions), but I have an issue with data transfer from FPGA to RT VI. I don't know why, but no matter what I do, I don't read all the data, or I read them wrong. The FPGA reads all the 6 channels once at 50us (20kHz). The FIFO settings are: -Requested number of elements: 1023; -Data type: FXP, Signed, 26bits/5bits.
propose to integrate filter function when adding RT target with Scan Interface into project. disabled by default but can be enabled and configured (type, frequencies, method, etc) in edit mode or programmatically through DSC
There are 2 LabVIEW libraries available to create HDF5 files, the problem is, there is no version of the HDF5 library available for NI Linux RT systems, so everyone that wants to use this, and doesn't have enough experience to build the HDF5 library on their own can't use this.
Sorry if this is a duplicate idea I searched and couldn't believe it hasn't been posted.
This idea is to add Linux RT deployment support for desktop PCs. NI in the past has had a process for purchasing an Phar Lap RT license, then deploying it to a normal x86 based PC. Here are the System Requirements, and a manual.
This opened up the door for desktop PCs to become embedded PCs, controlling NI hardware, but allowing for an upgrade path where embedded cDAQ devices, and even PXI controllers don't have many options.
At the moment there are unofficial ways to get Linux RT on an x86 based desktop with limited success, but no support. These options are outlines in the comments of an idea to allow for a VM of the Linux RT environment. NI could go with a similar route to Phar Lap and sell a license with a list of supported hardware.
A recent forum post discussed possibilities for "Securing a cRIO": Securing CompactRIO, and identified that LabVIEW project access allows the project to upload new rtexes without a password.
You are then prompted for a password to reset the cRIO, but this can be somewhat similarly achieved with a screwdriver and the reset button... (of course, this assumes physical access to the cRIO, whereas project access does not - but I suspect in the forum users' case, the two were approximately equivalent).
Would it be possible to move the login prompt before the new rtexe and accompanying files are uploaded, rather than for the restart?
I can currently write code that uses the SysConfig Restart VI to run some cleanup operations and then shutdown a cRIO.
However, if I rebuild my startup application in LabVIEW, and then want to deploy it (or want to restart from MAX) then I have no easy way to call this code when restarting - the cRIO restarts and any handles are left open/half-open until the other end clears them up.
Could we have the ability to register a shutdown VI that is called whenever the target is programmatically restarted (e.g. by LabVIEW's Project Explorer or MAX)?
I understand that in the case of failure and a hard reset via the Reset button then probably this is impossible/implausible, but in the "normal" workflow, this would be a useful addition.
Currently, non default map constants (like the one shown below) are detected as fatal insanities when deploying to Real-Time targets and crash the LabVIEW development environment.
There is a workaround, which is to build the map from other data structure constants. The map constant above was built from the code below. However, it takes longer to execute, and it takes more code. That is okay in some cases, but it would be better if there was an option to simply use the map constant above.
Could we have SSL on by default in the standard software sets for RT targets? It is not like there is much security in the default setup anyway, so having SSL active as well as the web interface with default passwords is just more practical (if that is the rationale for not having it on...(?)).
Background: Whenever I have loaded a default software package onto an RT target using NI MAX, I run into this little snag; I try to log onto it using SFTP or PuttY - only to rediscover that this is disabled. So then I have to go to the web interface or NI MAX to enable it. Most of the time we use RAD to replicate PACs anyway, but this is still another little thing we have to remember every time when dealing with the very first setup.
cRIO with embedded UI enabled allows us RTEXE front panel interactivity, with the ability of front panel objects' properties being changed programmatically. However, when connected with PC via Remote Panel, only object values are updated, but not the objects property (for example: table headers string arrays). This could lead to miscommunication of information as the Front Panel from embedded UI differed from the Remote Panel.
I was informed though, if we looped the write property node continuously, the property can be updated from the Remote Panel end. This, however is counter-intuitive as we usually initialize the GUI objects programmatically once at the beginning (or if necessary due to change) and not continuously. Nevertheless, if Remote Panel can update the front panel objects during first launch and property change, similar to "Is Value Changed.vim", that would be great feature to have.
Based on the discussion in this thread I would like to propose the following:
My suggestion is to open support for execution of python nodes on Labview Real-Time targets. This is currently not supported by LabVIEW 2018 Current Gen, even though this version supports executing a python node using the new "Connectivity -> Python"-support.
This should be possible to do on the targets using NI Linux Realtime as the operating system, since Linux treats python as a native application language.
I understand that the execution of Python scripts are not deterministic, which will prevent an implementation in time critical code. That I can follow, but it should be possible to use the python node in lower priority threads or non real-time code, for communication with a REST-API, downloading/uploading files, connectivity to online services and so on.
Therefore I propose to simplify this implementation and open the support for Python3.
Some additional implementations are essential for the success:
Selection of Python runtime should be fixed to python3, since python 2 will be without further support or active development from 2020-01-01 going forward.
It would gain the best momentum if it was possible to deploy python from the Device Software installation as part of the build specification of the real-time application.
Python developers can specify their external requirements for additional code by defining a "requirements.txt" or "pipfile.lock" depending on the virtualization method and choice of development style. If the project manager or build specification could read/parse this for the starting point of the application to prevent manual labour and possible errors.
Support for this should be from LabVIEW 2018 and forward, since these have support for the python nodes.
I use "Set System Image" to set an image on freshly manufactured units. Every now and then, the imaging process fails for one reason or another (possibly a hardware/networking failure). I know that the image process in my case usually takes about 4 minutes. Unfortunately when the imaging process fails, there's no way for the application to gracefully stop "Set System Image". The only option is to wait a really long time or use the task manager to force-quit the application. The abort button on the VI doesn't work
So, I'd like one of two things. Either, an input so I can adjust the timeout based on my application or some way to let "Set System Image" know that the application would like to stop if possible (maybe nothing had been written yet). For example, it could take in a DVR and the application could feed it a "true".