Device Tab

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

Features

  • Option and upgrade management

  • 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

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Provides instrument specific settings.

The Device tab is divided into five sections: general instrument information, configuration, communication parameters, statistics, 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 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.

Packet loss on data streaming over UDP, TCP 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 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

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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.

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.

ZSync

ZSync clock is actually used as the frequency and time base reference.

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.

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.

Interface

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