Keysight M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16-Bit, 0-30 V, 0

Keysight M9188A
PXI D/A Converter 16-Bit,
0-30 V, 0-20 mA
Startup
Guide
M9188A Startup Guide
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Notices
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Manual Part Number
M9188-90001
Edition
Edition 1, August 2014
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Safety Notices
CAUTION
A CAUTION notice denotes a hazard. It calls attention to an operating procedure, practice, or the like
that, if not correctly performed or
adhered to, could result in damage
to the product or loss of important
data. Do not proceed beyond a
CAUTION notice until the indicated
conditions are fully understood and
met.
WA R N I N G
A WARNING notice denotes a
hazard. It calls attention to an
operating procedure, practice, or
the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result
in personal injury or death. Do not
proceed beyond a WARNING
notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and
met.
The following safety precautions should be
observed before using this product and any
associated instrumentation.
This product is intended for use by qualified
personnel who recognize shock hazards and
are familiar with the safety precautions
required to avoid possible injury. Read and
follow all installation, operation, and maintenance information carefully before using
the product. Refer to the user documentation for complete product specifications.
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WA R N I N G
If this product is not used as specified, the protection provided by
the equipment could be impaired.
This product must be used in a
normal condition (in which all
means for protection are intact)
only.
The types of product users are:
• Responsible body is the individual or
group responsible for the use and maintenance of equipment, for ensuring that
the equipment is operated within its
specifications and operating limits, and
for ensuring that operators are adequately trained.
• Operators use the product for its
intended function. They must be trained
in electrical safety procedures and
proper use of the instrument. They must
be protected from electric shock and
contact with hazardous live circuits.
• Maintenance personnel perform routine procedures on the product to keep
it operating properly (for example, setting the line voltage or replacing consumable materials). Maintenance
procedures are described in the user
documentation. The procedures explicitly state if the operator may perform
them. Otherwise, they should be performed only by service personnel.
• Service personnel are trained to work
on live circuits, perform safe installations, and repair products. Only properly
trained service personnel may perform
installation and service procedures.
Exercise extreme caution when a shock
hazard is present. Lethal voltage may be
present on cable connector jacks or test fixtures. The American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) states that a shock hazard
exists when voltage levels greater than 30 V
RMS, 42.4 V peak, or 60 VDC are present.
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A good safety practice is to expect that hazardous voltage is present in any unknown
circuit before measuring.
Operators of this product must be protected
from electric shock at all times. The responsible body must ensure that operators are
prevented access and/or insulated from
every connection point. In some cases, connections must be exposed to potential
human contact. Product operators in these
circumstances must be trained to protect
themselves from the risk of electric shock.
Before operating an instrument, ensure that
the line cord is connected to a properly-grounded power receptacle. Inspect the
connecting cables, test leads, and jumpers
for possible wear, cracks, or breaks before
each use.
When installing equipment where access to
the main power cord is restricted, such as
rack mounting, a separate main input power
disconnect device must be provided in
closed proximity to the equipment and
within easy reach of the operator.
For maximum safety, do not touch the product, test cables, or any other instruments
while power is applied to the circuit under
test. ALWAYS remove power from the entire
test system and discharge any capacitors
before: connecting or disconnecting cables
or jumpers, installing or removing switching
cards, or making internal changes, such as
installing or removing jumpers.
Do not touch any object that could provide a
current path to the common side of the circuit under test or power line (earth) ground.
Always make measurements with dry hands
while standing on a dry, insulated surface
capable of withstanding the voltage being
measured.
The instrument and accessories must be
used in accordance with its specifications
and operating instructions, or the safety of
the equipment may be impaired.
CAUTION
•
•
•
•
Do not exceed the maximum signal
levels of the instruments and
accessories, as defined in the
specifications and operating
information, and as shown on the
instrument or test fixture panels, or
switching card.
Chassis connections must only be
used as shield connections for
measuring circuits, NOT as safety
earth ground connections.
If you are using a test fixture, keep
the lid closed while power is
applied to the device under test.
Safe operation requires the use of a
lid interlock.
Instrumentation and accessories
shall not be connected to humans.
To maintain protection from electric shock
and fire, replacement components in mains
circuits - including the power transformer,
test leads, and input jacks - must be purchased from Keysight. Standard fuses with
applicable national safety approvals may be
used if the rating and type are the same.
Other components that are not
safety-related may be purchased from other
suppliers as long as they are equivalent to
the original component (note that selected
parts should be purchased only through
Keysight to maintain accuracy and functionality of the product). If you are unsure about
the applicability of a replacement component, call an Keysight office for information.
WA R N I N G
No operator serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel. To prevent electrical
shock do not remove covers.
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Front and Rear Panels Symbols
The CE marking is the legal
required labeling for several EU
Directives of the European Union.
The CE marking shows that the product
complies with all relevant European Legal
Directives.
The RCM mark is a Compliance
Mark according to the ACMA
Labelling Requirement.
The KC mark shows that the product
complies with the relevant Korean
Compulsory Certification.
This symbol indicates
product compliance with
the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Standard
(ICES-001). It also identifies the product is
an Industrial Scientific and Medical Group 1
Class A product (CISPR 11, Clause 4).
Cleaning Precautions
WA R N I N G
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect the Keysight Technologies instrument from mains before
cleaning. Use a dry cloth or one
slightly dampened with water to
clean the external case parts. Do
not attempt to clean internally. To
clean the connectors, use alcohol
in a well-ventilated area. Allow
all residual alcohol moisture to
evaporate, and the fumes to dissipate prior to energizing the instrument.
This symbol indicates the time
period during which no hazardous or toxic substance elements
are expected to leak or deteriorate during normal use. Forty years is the
expected useful life of the product.
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End of Life: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
2002/96/EC
This instrument complies with the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) marking
requirement. This affixed product label indicates that you must not discard
this electrical or electronic product in domestic household waste.
Product Category:
With reference to the equipment types in the WEEE directive Annex 1, this
instrument is classified as a “Monitoring and Control Instrument” product.
The affixed product label is as shown below.
Do not dispose in domestic household waste.
To return this unwanted instrument, contact your nearest Keysight Service
Center, or visit
www.keysight.com/environment/product
for more information.
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Contents
Introduction 1
Related documentation 1
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Module 2
ESD precaution 2
Inspect the module for damage 3
Return the module for service 4
Step 2: Verify the Shipment Contents 5
Step 3: Install the Software 6
System requirements 6
Power up the controller 8
Install the softwares 8
Step 4: Install the Module 10
M9188A front panel 14
M9188A system connections 17
Step 5: Verify the Operation of the M9188A Module 18
Conduct performance verification (optional) 20
Specifications 23
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Keysight M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16-Bit, 0-30 V, 0-20 mA
Introduction
Introduction
The scope of this Startup Guide is to detail the processes of
receiving and setting up the Keysight M9188A PXI D/A
Converter 16- Bit, 0- 30 V, 0- 20 mA, installing the required
software(s), and verifying the basic module operation.
If you have any questions after reviewing this information,
please contact your local Keysight Technologies
representative or contact us through our website at
http://www.keysight.com/find/M9188A.
Related documentation
A softcopy of this Startup Guide, and the documentation
listed below, can be found on the CD- ROM that is shipped
with this product. You can also download them for free
through our webite at www.keysight.com/find/M9188A.
Check the manual revision on the second page of each
manual.
• Keysight M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16- Bit, 0- 30 V,
0- 20 mA Startup Guide. This manual. Printed copy for
outdoor use, included with shipment.
• Keysight M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16- Bit, 0- 30 V,
0- 20 mA Programming Guide. For IVI- COM console
applications.
• Keysight M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16- Bit, 0- 30 V,
0- 20 mA Soft Front Panel Software and Help.
Embedded in the Soft Front Panel software.
• Keysight M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16- Bit, 0- 30 V,
0- 20 mA Data Sheet.
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Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Module
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Module
CAUTION
The M9188A is shipped in materials which prevent damage from static.
The module should only be removed from the packaging in an
anti-static area after ensuring that correct anti-static precautions are
taken. Store all modules in anti-static envelopes when not in use.
ESD precaution
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage or destroy
electronic components. All work on electronic assemblies
should be performed at a static- safe work station. The
following figure shows an example of a static- safe work
station using two types of ESD protection.
Figure 1
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Static-safe work station example
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Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Module
Purchase acceptable ESD accessories from your local
supplier.
• Conductive table- mat and wrist- strap combination.
• Conductive floor- mat and heel- strap combination.
Both types, when used together, provide a significant level of
ESD protection. Of the two, only the table- mat and
wrist- strap combination provides adequate ESD protection
when used alone. To ensure user safety, the static- safe
accessories must provide at least 1 Ω of isolation from
ground.
WA R N I N G
These techniques for a static-safe work station should not be used
when working on circuitry with a voltage potential greater than
500 V.
Inspect the module for damage
After unpacking the M9188A, carefully inspect the unit for
any shipping damage. Report any damage to the shipping
agent immediately, as such damage is not covered by the
warranty. The warranty also does not cover:
• Damage from contamination
• Normal wear and tear of mechanical components
• Manuals or fuses
(Warranty information can be found at the beginning of this
manual.)
CAUTION
NOTE
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To avoid damage when handling a module, do not touch exposed
connector pins.
Information on preventing damage to your Keysight equipment can be
found at www.keysight.com/find/tips.
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Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Module
Return the module for service
Should it become necessary to return the M9188A for repair
or service, follow the steps below:
1 Review the warranty information shipped with your
product.
2 Contact Keysight to obtain a Return Material
Authorization (RMA) and return address. If you need
assistance finding Keysight’s contact information, go to
www.keysight.com/find/assist (worldwide contact
information for repair and service) or refer to the Support
information on the product web page at
www.keysight.com/find/M9188A.
3 Write the following information on a tag and attach it to
the malfunctioning equipment.
• Name and address of owner. A P.O. box is not
acceptable as a return address.
• Product model number (for example, M9188A).
• Product serial number (for example, MYXXXXXXXX).
The serial number label is located on the side panel of
the module. The serial number can also be read from
the Soft Front Panel interface, but only after the
software is installed.
• Description of failure or service required.
4 Carefully pack the module in its original ESD bag and
packing carton. If the original carton is not available, use
bubble wrap or packing peanuts and place the instrument
in a sealed container and mark the container “FRAGILE”.
5 On the shipping label, write “ATTENTION REPAIR
DEPARTMENT” and the RMA number.
NOTE
4
If any correspondence is required, refer to the product by its serial number
and model number.
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Step 2: Verify the Shipment Contents
Step 2: Verify the Shipment Contents
The following items are included in the M9188A shipment:
• M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16- Bit, 0- 30 V, 0- 20 mA
Software and Product Information CD- ROM (P/N:
M9188- 10001) - contains software, drivers, and all
product documentation in PDF format.
• Printed copy of this document, M9188A PXI D/A Converter
16- Bit, 0- 30 V, 0- 20 mA Startup Guide (P/N: M9188- 90001)
• Calibration certificate
NOTE
Every PXI module is shipped with a Software and Product Information
CD-ROM. The M9188A-CD1 option provides the M9188A Software and
Product Information CD-ROM (M9188-10001).
All files contained in the CD-ROM are available for free download at
www.keysight.com/find/M9188A.
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Step 3: Install the Software
Step 3: Install the Software
System requirements
The following table lists the minimum system requirements
for Keysight IO Libraries Suite. In general, any x86 or x64
(except Itanium) architecture should work but there may be
a significant decrease in performance.
Table 1
Minimum system requirements
Operating systems
Windows ® XP SP3 or later
(32-bit) Home or
Professional
Windows Vista® SP1 and
SP2 or later (32-bit and
64-bit) Home Basic, Home
Premium, Business,
Ultimate, or Enterprise
Windows ® 7 (32-bit and
64-bit) Starter, Home Basic,
Home Premium,
Professional, Ultimate, or
Enterprise
Processor speed
600 MHz or higher required
800 MHz recommended
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or
1 GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium 64 is not supported
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or
1 GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium 64 is not supported
Available memory
256 MB minimum (1 GB or
more recommended)
1 GB minimum
1 GB minimum
Available disk space[1]
1.5 GB available hard disk
space, includes:
1.5 GB available hard disk
space, includes:
1.5 GB available hard disk
space, includes:
• 1 GB for Microsoft® .NET
Framework 3.5 SP1[2]
• 100 MB for Keysight IO
Libraries Suite
• 1 GB for Microsoft® .NET
Framework 3.5 SP1[2]
• 100 MB for Keysight IO
Libraries Suite
• 1 GB for Microsoft® .NET
Framework 3.5 SP1[2]
• 100 MB for Keysight IO
Libraries Suite
Video
Super VGA (800 × 600) 256
colors or more
Support for DirectX 9
graphics with 128 MB
graphics memory
recommended (Super VGA
graphics is supported)
Support for DirectX 9
graphics with 128 MB
graphics memory
recommended (Super VGA
graphics is supported)
Browser
Microsoft® Internet
Explorer 6.0 or greater
Microsoft® Internet
Explorer 7 or greater
Microsoft® Internet
Explorer 7 or greater
Chassis
A cPCI, PXI-1, or PXIh chassis peripheral slot. The Keysight M9018A chassis is
recommended.
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Table 1
Minimum system requirements
Interface controller
A PXI or PXIe remote or embedded controller.
Remote controller
A Keysight M9045A ExpressCard interface (for portable laptops) or Keysight M9047A PCIe
interface (for desktop PCs) or equivalent PXI or PXIe remote controllers running one of the
above operating systems.
Embedded controller
A Keysight M9021A System Interface Card, or equivalent embedded controller running one
of the above operating systems.
Note: The embedded controller must be compatible with the Keysight M9018A chassis.
[1] Because of the installation procedures, less memory may be required for the operation than is required for the installation.
[2] .NET Framework Runtime Components are installed by default with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Therefore, you may not
need this amount of available disk space.
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Step 3: Install the Software
Power up the controller
If you are using a remote controller, power up the host
computer.
If you are using an embedded controller, complete the
following steps:
1 Install the embedded controller module into a compatible
chassis.
Recommended: Keysight M9018A 18 slot PXIe Chassis
2 Connect your I/O peripherals (mouse, keyboard, and
monitor).
3 Power up the chassis.
Install the softwares
The M9188A softwares are located on the bundled CD
(M9188- 10001). The same softwares are also available for
free download at the Keysight website:
www.keysight.com/find/M9188A.
This installation includes the following:
• Keysight IO Library Suite (IOLS), which includes the
Keysight Connection Expert.
• Soft Front Panel (SFP), device drivers (IVI- C and
IVI- COM, and LabVIEW G), and related user
documentation for the M9188A.
NOTE
Each PXI module has its own device driver (IVI-C and IVI-COM, and
LabVIEW G) and soft front panel (SFP) software.
1 From the CD browser, launch the installer.
2 Follow the installer prompts to install all software and
documentation for the M9188A PXI D/A Converter 16- Bit,
0- 30 V, 0- 20 mA.
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Step 3: Install the Software
Figure 2
InstallShield Wizard for Keysight M9188A
3 After installation is complete, power down the chassis
(and the host PC if using the remote controller).
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Step 4: Install the Module
Step 4: Install the Module
CAUTION
• The PXI hardware does not support “hot-swapping” capabilities
(changing modules while power is applied to the chassis).
• Before installing the M9188A into the chassis, ensure that the
chassis is powered off and unplugged to prevent damage to the
module.
NOTE
The M9188A module can be used in a chassis with a cPCI, PXI-1, or PXIh
chassis peripheral slot.
The module can be installed in any standard PXI slot marked with a peripheral
slot compatibility image (a circle containing the slot number).
The module can also be installed in any hybrid PXI slot marked with a peripheral
slot compatibility image (the letter “H” and a solid circle containing the slot
number).
1 Ensure that the chassis power switch is at the Off
(Standby) position before you unplug the PXI chassis.
2 If the chassis has multiple fan speed settings, ensure that
the fans are set to automatic. Do not set the fan speed to
low or turn it off.
3 Position the chassis so that there is ample space between
the chassis fan intake and exhaust vents. Blockage by
walls or obstructions affects the air flow needed for
cooling. (Refer to the chassis documentation for more
information about cooling).
4 If you are using an embedded controller, proceed to
step 5. If you using a remote controller, skip to step 6.
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Step 4: Install the Module
Figure 3
Installing the module to the chassis
5 Hold the module by the injector/ejector handle, and slide
it into an available PXI (or hybrid) slot, as shown in
Figure 3.
• Install the module into the PXI slot of the chassis by
placing the module card edges into the front module
guides (top and bottom).
• Slide the module to the rear of the chassis and assure
that the injector/ejector handle is pushed down in the
unlatched (downward) position.
• Slide the module completely into the chassis.
• When you begin to feel resistance, push up on the
injector/ejector handle to fully inject the module into
the chassis.
6 If you are using a remote controller, install the System
Interface Card in the chassis.
7 Latch the module by pulling up on the injector/ejector
handle and secure the front panel to the chassis using the
module front- panel mounting screws.
8 Tighten the screws on the module (or remote controller)
front panel. Performance may suffer if the screws are not
tightened properly.
9 Verify that the PXI chassis fans are operable and free of
dust and other contaminants that may restrict airflow.
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10 Install all chassis covers and filler panels after installing
the module. Missing filler panels may disrupt necessary
air circulation in the chassis.
11 If you are using a remote controller, connect the System
Interface Card in the chassis to host computer.
12 Plug in and power up the PXI chassis.
13 If you are using a remote controller, reboot the host PC.
WA R N I N G
12
Tighten the screws on the module front panel. Protection provided by
the equipment could be impaired if the screws are not tightened
properly.
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Step 4: Install the Module
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3
1
Module installation procedures
1 Press down the ejector.
2 Slide the M9188A module into any slot until
4
the backplane connectors touch.
3 Seat the M9188A module into the
mainframe by pulling up the ejector.
4 Tighten the top and bottom screws to secure
the M9188A module to the mainframe.
Figure 4
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Module installation procedures
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M9188A front panel
Figure 5
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M9188A PXI D/A converter front panel
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Pin 30
Pin 16
Figure 6
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M9188A output connector pinout
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Table 2
M9188A output DSUB pinout assignment
1
CH1+
16
CH2+
31
CH3+
2
CH1–
17
CH2–
32
CH3–
3
CH4+
18
CH5+
33
CH6+
4
CH4–
19
CH5–
34
CH6–
5
CH7+
20
CH8+
35
CH9+
6
CH7–
21
CH8–
36
CH9–
7
CH10+
22
CH11+
37
CH12+
8
CH10–
23
CH11–
38
CH12–
9
CH13+
24
CH14+
39
CH15+
10
CH13–
25
CH14–
40
CH15–
11
CH16+
26
DI0
41
SELFTEST-IN
12
CH16–
27
DI1
42
+5V-PXI
13
DI2
28
DI3
43
+12V-PXI
14
DO0
29
DO1
44
GND-PXI
15
DO2
30
DO3
NOTE
16
PIN 41 should be used by qualified service personnel only.
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M9188A system connections
Figure 7
M9188A functional block diagram
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Step 5: Verify the Operation of the M9188A Module
Step 5: Verify the Operation of the M9188A Module
The intention of this step is to verify the basic operations of
the newly installed module.
Run the Keysight Connection Expert (KCE) by clicking its
desktop shortcut icon, or by clicking Start > All Programs >
Keysight IO Library Suite > Keysight Connection Expert.
The KCE will display all modules that are connected and
installed. Review the configuration data and launch the
M9188A Soft Front Panel (SFP). The M9188A SFP will
provide control over the module for operational verification
procedures.
This is a screen capture of the SFP interface:
Figure 8
SFP interface
You may use the SFP as a learning tool to help you
experience the module's capability and behavior through a
user- friendly graphic interface.
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Step 5: Verify the Operation of the M9188A Module
In this example, we will configure the SFP to output DC
voltage from Channel 4 the moment we click Output.
1 First, ensure that the 10 MHz Referecence Clock Source
and Trigger and Event is set to Internal Clock and
Immediate respectively.
2 Next select the following Waveform Settings in the SFP.
• Channel: Channel 4
• Ouput Mode: Voltage
• Function: DC
• Amplitude: 25 V
3 Click Update to configure Channel 4 to the selected
settings.
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4 Toggle the Output Relay, Single Channel: CH4 button to
ON. Click on the Output button to output the signal.
5 To stop the DC voltage output from Channel 4, toggle the
Output Relay, Single Channel: CH4 button to OFF. This will
turn off the signal and disconnect the output relay.
You may refer to Keysight M9188A Soft Front Panel Help for
details on how to use the SFP.
Conduct performance verification (optional)
Requirements for verification
Measurements within the following sections have to be
performed for all available channels. Ensure that the output
LOW connected to PE (protected earth) is verified.
Required hardware
Verifying the functionality of the module requires external
equipment. Refer to Table 3 for the recommended
functionality verification hardware.
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Table 3
Required functionality verification hardware
Hardware
Description
Keysight 34411A
6.5-Digit Digital Multimeter
M9188A voltage mode verification procedure
1 Run the M9188A Soft Front Panel (SFP).
2 Connect the channel +ve pin to the HI input of the
voltmeter.
3 Connect the channel –ve pin to the LO input of the
voltmeter.
4 Disable the output generation of all output channels and
set the output function to “DC” and mode to “Voltage”.
5 Configure the M9188A to output the current listed under
the DC Voltage (V) column in Table 4, starting from Test
Number 1.
6 Connect and start the output generation.
7 Read the voltmeter. It should display the value as set with
the accuracy as specified in the specifications.
8 Repeat step 2 through step 8 for each Test Number in
Table 4.
9 Repeat step 2 through step 9 for every channel for a
complete module verification.
Table 4
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Instrument parameters for voltage mode verification
Test Number
Mode
DC Voltage (V)
1
Voltage
0.0
2
Voltage
7.5
3
Voltage
15.0
4
Voltage
22.5
5
Voltage
30.0
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M9188A current mode verification procedure
1 Run the M9188A Soft Front Panel (SFP).
2 Connect the channel +ve pin to the I input of the
ammeter.
3 Connect the channel –ve pin to the LO input of the
ammeter.
4 Disable the output generation of all output channels and
set the output function to “DC” and mode to “Current”.
5 Configure the M9188A to output the current listed under
the DC Current (mA) column in Table 5, starting from
Test Number 1.
6 Connect and start the output generation.
7 Read the ammeter. It should display the value as set with
the accuracy as specified in the specifications.
8 Repeat step 2 through step 7 for each Test Number
Table 5
9 Repeat step 2 through step 8 for every channel for a
complete module verification.
Table 5
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Instrument parameters for current mode verification
Test Number
Mode
DC Current (mA)
1
Current
1.0
2
Current
5.0
3
Current
10.0
4
Current
15.0
5
Current
20.0
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HI
LO
Figure 9
CHx +
CHx –
Connections For M9188A verification
If a problem is found
If a problem is found, perform the following checks:
1 Verify that all relevant hardware is turned on.
2 Verify that the M9188A paths are correctly set from the
SFP and that the multimeter is set to the proper voltage
measurement range and that cable is properly connected.
3 If the problem persists, refer to “Return the module for
service” on page 4 for details on sending the module to
Keysight Technologies for service.
NOTE
For current measurement, change the HI connection to that of the
ammeter.
Specifications
Complete specifications for the M9188A (M9188A Data Sheet,
5991- 4943EN) are included on the Keysight M9188A Software
and Product Information CD- ROM that came with your
module. Please check the Keysight Web site at
www.keysight.com/find/M9188A for the latest updates to
these specifications.
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Contact us
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Or visit Keysight World Wide Web at:
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Product specifications and descriptions in this
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Always refer to the Keysight website for the latest revision.
This information is subject to change without notice.
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