Device Tab

The Device tab is the main settings tab for the connected instrument and is available on all HDAWG instruments.

Features

  • Option and upgrade management

  • External clock referencing (10/100 MHz)

  • Instrument connectivity parameters

  • Device monitor

Description

The Device tab serves mainly as a control panel for all settings specific to the instrument that is controlled by LabOne in this particular session. Whenever the tab is closed or an additional one of the same type is needed, clicking the following icon will open a new instance of the tab.

Table 1. App icon and short description
Control/Tool Option/Range Description

Device

btn mnu device um

Provides instrument specific settings.

The Device tab (see Figure 1) is divided into five sections: general instrument information, configuration, communication parameters, device presets, and a device monitor.

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Figure 1. LabOne UI: Device tab

The Information section provides details about the instrument hardware and indicates the installed upgrade options. This is also the place where new options can be added by entering the provided option key.

The Configuration section allows one to change the reference from the internal clock to an external 10 / 100 MHz reference. The reference is to be connected to the Clock Input on the instrument back panel. The section also allows one to select the sample clock frequency

The Communication section offers access to the instruments TCP/IP settings.

The Statistics section gives an overview on communication statistics.

Packet loss on command streaming over TCP or USB: command packets should never be lost as it creates an invalid state.

The Device Monitor section is collapsed by default and generally only needed for servicing. It displays vitality signals of some of the instrument’s hardware components.

Functional Elements

Table 2. Device tab
Control/Tool Option/Range Description

Controller FPGA

integer number

HDL firmware revision of the controller FPGA.

Processing FPGA

integer number

HDL firmware revision of the processing FPGA.

Digital Board

version number

Hardware revision of the FPGA base board.

Firmware

integer number

Revision of the device internal controller software.

FX3 USB

version number

USB firmware revision.

Serial

1-4 digit number

Device serial number

Type

string

Device type

Installed Options

short names for each option

Options that are installed on this device.

Install

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Click to install options on this device. Requires a unique feature code and a power cycle after entry.

More Information

Display additional device information in a separate browser tab.

Upgrade Device Options

Display available upgrade options.

Reference Clock Source

Selects the reference clock source.

Internal

The internal 100MHz clock is used as the frequency and time base reference.

External

An external clock is intended to be used as the frequency and time base reference. Provide a clean and stable 10MHz or 100MHz reference to the appropriate back panel connector.

ZSync

A ZSync clock is intended to be used as the frequency and time base reference.

Reference Clock Frequency

Indicates the frequency of the reference clock.

Reference Clock Status

Indicates the status of the reference clock. Green: locked. Yellow: the device is busy trying to lock onto the reference clock signal. Red: there was an error locking onto the reference clock signal. After an error the source is automatically switched back to internal reference clock.

Sample Clock Frequency

Indicates the frequency of the sample clock.

Sample Clock Status

Indicates the status of the sample clock. Green: locked on. Yellow: the device is busy trying to adjust the sample clock. Red: there was an error adjusting the sample clock.

Load Factory Default

btn uielements load um

Load the factory default settings.

Busy

grey/green

Indicates that the device is busy with either loading, saving or erasing a preset.

Error

Returns a 0 if the last preset operation was successfully completed or 1 if the last preset operation was illegal.

0

Last preset operation was successfully completed.

1

Last preset operation was illegal.

Error LED

grey/red

Turns red if the last operation was illegal.

MAC Address

80:2F:DE:xx:xx:xx

MAC address of the device. The MAC address is defined statically, cannot be changed and is unique for each device.

IPv4 Address

default 192.168.1.10

Current IP address of the device. This IP address is assigned dynamically by a DHCP server, defined statically, or is a fall-back IP address if the DHCP server could not be found (for point to point connections).

Jumbo Frames

ON / OFF

Enable jumbo frames for this device and interface as default.

Static IP

ON / OFF

Enable this flag if the device is used in a network with fixed IP assignment without a DHCP server.

IPv4 Address

default 192.168.1.10

Static IP address to be written to the device.

IPv4 Mask

default 255.255.255.0

Static IP mask to be written to the device.

Gateway

default 192.168.1.1

Static IP gateway

Program

btn uielements program um

Click to program the specified IPv4 address, IPv4 Mask and Gateway to the device.

Pending

integer value

Number of buffers ready for receiving command packets from the device.

Processing

integer value

Number of buffers being processed for command packets. Small values indicate proper performance. For a TCP/IP interface, command packets are sent using the TCP protocol.

Packet Loss

integer value

Number of command packets lost since device start. Command packets contain device settings that are sent to and received from the device.

Bandwidth

numeric value

Command streaming bandwidth usage on the physical network connection between device and data server.

Pending

integer value

Number of buffers ready for receiving data packets from the device.

Processing

integer value

Number of buffers being processed for data packets. Small values indicate proper performance. For a TCP/IP interface, data packets are sent using the UDP protocol.

Packet Loss

integer value

Number of data packets lost since device start. Data packets contain measurement data.

Bandwidth

numeric value

Data streaming bandwidth usage on the physical network connection between device and data server.

Interface

Active interface between device and data server. In case multiple options are available, the priority as indicated on the left applies.