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Device Tab

The Device tab is the main settings tab for the connected instrument and is available on all HF2 Series instruments.


  • Option and upgrade management
  • External clock referencing (10 MHz)
  • Instrument connectivity parameters
  • Device monitor


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 Provides instrument specific settings.

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

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 MHz reference. The reference is to be connected to the Clock Input on the instrument back panel.

The Communication section serves to display the current data transfer rate over the USB interface.


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
Serial 1-4 digit number Device serial number
Type string Device type
Hardware integer number Hardware revision of the instrument
Installed Options short names for each option Options that are installed on this device.
Install 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.
Clock Source 10MHz reference clock source.
Internal The internal 10MHz clock is used as the frequency and time base reference.
Clk 10MHz An external 10MHz clock is intended to be used as the frequency and time base reference. Provide a clean and stable 10MHz reference to the appropriate back panel connector.
Power Alert Check 115 V/230 V settings if active. Active if 5 V supply drops below 4.8 V.
Interface Active interface between device and data server. In case multiple options are available, the priority as indicated on the left applies.
Data received (MB/s) USB data rate: Current USB data rate from the device to the host PC
USB FIFO Level (%) USB FIFO level: Indicates the USB FIFO fill level inside the device. When 100%, data is lost