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Device Tab

The Device tab is the main settings tab for the connected instrument and is available on all SHFLI 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 Provides instrument specific settings.

The Device tab (see LabOne UI: Device tab) is divided into five sections: general instrument information, configuration, communication parameters, device presets, 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 / 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 a frequency of 10 or 100 MHz of the reference clock output, which is generated at the Clock Output on the instrument back panel.

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

The Statistics section gives an overview on communication statistics.

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
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.
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.
Input Reference Clock Source Selects Internal, External or the ZSync clock source as reference. Instruments will be disconnected from ZSync if clock source is changed to Internal or External.
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.
Actual Input Reference Clock Source Currently active clock source. This might differ from the Set Source choice if the set clock is not available.
Internal Internal 100MHz clock is actually used as the frequency and time base reference.
External An external clock is actually used as the frequency and time base reference.
ZSync ZSync clock is actually used as the frequency and time base reference.
Input Reference Clock Frequency Indicates the frequency of the input reference clock.
Indicates the status of the input reference clock. Green: locked. Yellow: the device is busy trying to lock onto the input reference clock signal. Red: there was an error locking onto the input reference clock signal. The instrument is currently not operational.
Output Reference Clock Enable Enable clock signal on the reference clock output.
Output Reference Clock Frequency Selects the frequency of the output reference clock to be 10MHz or 100MHz.
Synchronization Source Selects the source for synchronization of channels: internal (default) or external
Internal Synchronization of all channels of a device that have the corresponding synchronization setting enabled.
External Same as internal plus synchronization to other devices via ZSync.
Load Factory Default 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.
Interface Active interface between device and data server. In case multiple options are available, the priority as indicated on the left applies.
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).
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 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.