Microsoft has declared that support for the Windows XP operating system will end on April 8, 2014; no further security updates and technical support will be provided. As a result, many organizations are upgrading their infrastructure with new systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 operating systems. Organizations preparing system upgrades for PCs running Corelis ScanExpress software should review the information below.
Windows XP & Windows Vista
Corelis will continue to support ScanExpress tools installed on Windows XP and Windows Vista systems for the immediate future. Corelis software releases will be tested on Windows XP and Windows Vista systems using the latest service packs for installation and basic functionality to ensure compatibility.
Windows 7 & Windows 8
Corelis ScanExpress software and JTAG controllers have been supported under Windows 7 since the release of version 7.0 in 2010 and Windows 8 since the release of version 7.8 in 2013. Earlier ScanExpress software versions may not function correctly in Windows 7 and Windows 8 environments. Table 1 below lists individual ScanExpress application versions and their support status.
Table 1: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Supported Software Versions
|Application Name||First Version
with Windows 7 Support(CD 7.0, February 2010)
as of March 2014
(Windows 8 tested)
|ScanExpress Runner Gang Edition||4.50||4.52|
|ScanExpress Flash Generator||3.03||3.07|
|ScanExpress DFT Analyzer||2.03||2.06|
We strongly urge all customers to upgrade their client systems to the latest version of ScanExpress tools to ensure compatibility. The latest software can be downloaded by customers with a current maintenance contract. For more information about maintenance contracts, please contact the Direct Insight on 01295 768800 or, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
32-bit and 64-bit Compatibility
ScanExpress tools and controller SFLs are 32-bit application compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows. However, the APIs associated with these tools may not be linked by a 64-bit executable system such as LabVIEW 64-bit. For the latest information on 64-bit compatibility for APIs, please contact Direct Insight support at email@example.com
Current Corelis controllers can be used with both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 7 using the latest drivers (installed with the latest ScanExpress CD). Current controllers are listed in Table 2.
Table 2. Currently Supported Corelis Controllers
|Controller Name||Interface(s)||TAP Configuration(s)|
|CPXI-1149.1/Turbo||PXI, cPCI||4, 8, 32|
|PCI-1149.1/Turbo||PCI||4, 8, 32|
|PCIe-1149.1||PCIe||4, 8, 32|
|NetUSB-1149.1/E||Ethernet, USB||4, (32)|
Legacy Corelis controllers may work on 32-bit versions of Windows 7; however, they will no longer be supported and may be removed in future software updates. Replacement controllers should be selected from Table 2 above; or, contact Direct Insight at firstname.lastname@example.org for a recommendation.
Legacy controllers include: