Device Tab

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

Features

  • Option and upgrade management

  • External clock referencing (10 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 MHz reference. The reference is to be connected to the Clock Input on the instrument back panel.

The Presets section allows you to define a custom instrument start-up configuration different from the factory default. This configuration is stored in the instrument itself and are applied independently of the control PC. This saves time in cases where the control PC is not routinely needed, for instance when using only analog interfaces the instrument configuration is fixed.

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

The Statistics section gives an overview on communication statistics. In particular the current data rate (Bandwidth) that is consumed.

Packet loss on data streaming over UDP or USB: data packets may be lost if total bandwidth exceeds the available physical interface bandwidth. Data may also be lost if the host computer is not able to handle high-bandwidth data.

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

The Wireless Network section controls the wireless device access using the WiFi USB adapter delivered with the instrument. See wireless connection for instructions how to connect to the instrument via wireless network.

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

FPGA

integer number

HDL firmware revision.

Digital Board

version number

Hardware revision of the FPGA base board.

Firmware

integer number

Revision of the device internal controller software.

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

btn uielements install um

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.

Index

Select between factory preset or presets stored in internal flash memory.

Factory

Select factory preset.

Flash 1-6

Select one of the presets stored in internal flash memory 1-6.

Load

btn uielements load um

Load the selected preset.

Save

btn uielements save um

Save the actual setting as preset.

Erase

btn uielements erase um

Erase the selected preset.

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.

Valid LED

grey/green

Turns green if a valid preset is stored at the respective location.

Presets

Shows a list of available presets including factory preset.

0

Factory default preset. The name of the factory default preset is given and can not be edited.

1

Flash preset 1. The name of this preset can be edited.

2

Flash preset 2. The name of this preset can be edited.

3

Flash preset 3. The name of this preset can be edited.

4

Flash preset 4. The name of this preset can be edited.

5

Flash preset 5. The name of this preset can be edited.

6

Flash preset 6. The name of this preset can be edited.

Default

Indicates the preset which is used as default preset at start-up of the device.

Factory

Select factory preset as default preset.

Flash 1-6

Select one of the presets stored in internal flash memory 1-6 as default preset.

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.

WiFi Available LED

grey/green

Turns green if a supported WiFi USB adapter is connected to the device.

WiFi Mode

Select the WiFi operation mode

Disabled

WiFi operation is disabled.

Access Point

Create a new WiFi network and operate the device as an access point.

Client

Join an existing WiFi network as a client.

Advanced WiFi Settings

ON / OFF

Enables manual selection of WiFi settings.

WiFi SSID

default: device ID

Set the SSID of the network to create (in access point mode) or join (in client mode).

WiFi Password

default: password123

Set the password of the network to create (in access point mode) or join (in client mode). In access point mode the password must be between 8 and 63 characters long.

WiFi Channel

Select the WiFi channel of the network to create (in access point mode).

Channel 1

WiFi channel 1 (2.412 GHz)

Channel 6

WiFi channel 6 (2.437 GHz)

Channel 11

WiFi channel 11 (2.462 GHz)

Enable WiFi

ON / OFF

Enable/disable WiFi network with given settings. In access point mode, the device will be reachable via the IP address 192.168.20.1

Program

btn uielements program um

Program the specified WiFi settings to the device.

FW Load

numeric value

Indicates the CPU load on the processor where the firmware is running.

CPU Load

numeric value

Indicates the total CPU load on the machine where the data server is running.

CPU Temperature

numeric value

Indicates the temperature of the MF-internal CPU where the data server is running.

Memory Usage

numeric value

Indicates the total memory usage of the machine where the data server is running.

Interface

1. PCIe

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