Optical Test System
P/N: MAN-056-I .7ACE
IQ-200
User Guide
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Optical Test System
P/N: MAN-056-I .7ACE
IQ-200
User Guide
CORPORATE
HEADQUARTERS
400 Godin Avenue
Vanier (Quebec) G1M 2K2 CANADA
Tel.: 1 418 683-0211 · Fax: 1 418 683-2170
EXFO AMERICA
4275 Kellway Circle, Suite 122
Addison TX, 75001 USA
Tel.: 1 972 836-0100 · Fax: 1 972 836-0164
EXFO EUROPE
Le Dynasteur
10/12, rue Andras Beck
92366 Meudon la Forêt Cedex FRANCE
Tel.: +33.1.40.83.85.85 · Fax: +33.1.40.83.04.42
EXFO ASIAPACIFIC
151 Chin Swee Road
#03-29, Manhattan House
SINGAPORE 169876
Tel.: +65 6333 8241 · Fax: +65 6333 8242
TOLL-FREE
(USA and Canada)
1 800 663-3936
www.exfo.com · info@exfo.com
© 2004 EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in Canada.
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IQ-200
Optical Test System
Instruction Manual
Seventh Edition
P/N: MAN-056-I .7ACE
If the equipment described herein bears the
symbol, the said equipment complies with
the European Community Directive and Standards found in the Declaration of Conformity.
If the equipment described herein bears an FCC statement, the said equipment complies with
the relevant Federal Communications Commission standards.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in
a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, be it
electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the
prior written permission of EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (EXFO).
Information provided by EXFO is believed to be accurate and reliable.
However, no responsibility is assumed by EXFO for its use nor for any
infringements of patents or other rights of third parties that may result from
its use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent
rights of EXFO.
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Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is 0L8C3.
The information contained in this manual is subject to change without
notice.
© 2001 EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
Words which we consider as trademarks have been identified as such.
However, neither the presence nor absence of such identification affects
the legal status of any trademark.
March 2001
Contents
Contents
Certification Information..........................................................................................................v
1 IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview .......................................................... 1
IQ-203 Control Unit................................................................................................................. 1
IQ-206 Expansion Unit ............................................................................................................ 4
IQ-206 Expansion Card............................................................................................................ 6
Remote Control of the IQ-200 Optical Test System.................................................................. 8
2 Safety Information ....................................................................................... 9
Safety Conventions.................................................................................................................. 9
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................................... 9
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions ....................................................................................... 10
AC and Power Cable Requirements ....................................................................................... 11
3 Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware ...................................... 13
Setting Up the IQ-200 for Rack-Mount Use ........................................................................... 14
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-203 Control Unit............................................. 17
Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card .................................................................................... 19
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-206 Expansion Card ........................................ 25
4 Installing and Configuring the IQ-200 Software ...................................... 27
Installing the IQ-200 Software .............................................................................................. 27
Configuring the IQ-200 Drivers ............................................................................................. 31
Uninstalling the IQ-200 Software .......................................................................................... 33
5 Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System ........................................................ 35
Getting Started with the IQ-203 Control Unit ....................................................................... 35
Getting Started with the Expansion Card .............................................................................. 37
Inserting Modules in the IQ-203 or IQ-206............................................................................ 39
Removing Modules from the IQ-203 or IQ-206 ..................................................................... 40
Understanding the IQ-200 Software ..................................................................................... 41
Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System ......................................................................... 45
Starting and Using Module Applications ............................................................................... 52
Displaying the Module Monitor Window .............................................................................. 54
Controlling the IQ-200 Remotely........................................................................................... 56
Exploring Drive Contents and Running External Software ..................................................... 56
Getting Help in the IQ-200 Software..................................................................................... 57
Powering the IQ-200 Optical Test System Off ........................................................................ 58
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Contents
6 Maintenance and Troubleshooting ............................................................59
Cleaning the IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion Unit............................................... 59
Replacing the Fuses ............................................................................................................... 60
Defragmenting Drives and Files............................................................................................. 61
Scanning Hard Disks for Errors .............................................................................................. 61
Troubleshooting the IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion Unit................................... 62
Troubleshooting the IQ-206 Expansion Card ......................................................................... 63
Transportation and Storage................................................................................................... 64
Contacting the Customer Service Group ............................................................................... 64
7 Technical Specifications ..............................................................................65
Electrical Specifications ......................................................................................................... 65
Mechanical Specifications ..................................................................................................... 65
Environmental Specifications ................................................................................................ 66
8 Warranty ......................................................................................................67
General Information.............................................................................................................. 67
Liability.................................................................................................................................. 68
Exclusions.............................................................................................................................. 68
Certification .......................................................................................................................... 68
Service and Repairs ............................................................................................................... 68
A IQ Modules and Typical Applications .........................................................71
List of IQ Modules ................................................................................................................. 71
Typical Applications for IQ Modules ...................................................................................... 72
B Using the IQ-9600 Utility Module ...............................................................75
Exploded View of Single-Slot Utility Module ......................................................................... 76
Exploded View of Double-Slot Utility Module ....................................................................... 77
C Accessing a Remote CD-ROM Drive with the IQ-203 .................................79
Sharing the CD-ROM Drive from the PC ................................................................................ 79
Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from the IQ-203 Through a Network................................... 80
Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from a PC Connected Directly to the IQ-203........................ 81
Troubleshooting Direct Cable Connection ............................................................................. 85
Index..................................................................................................................87
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IQ-200
Certification Information
Certification Information
F.C.C. INFORMATION TO USER
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 (Subpart B) of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This unit generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this unit does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the unit off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
➤
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
➤
Increase the separation between the unit and receiver.
➤
Connect the unit into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
➤
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by EXFO
Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. could void the user’s authority to
operate the unit.
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Certification Information
➤
This unit is equipped with a shielded three-wire power cord and plug.
Use this power cord in conjunction with a properly grounded electrical
outlet to avoid electrical shock and to reduce radio frequency
interference that may emanate from the power cord.
➤
Use of shielded remote I/O cables, with properly grounded shields and
metal connectors, is recommended in order to reduce radio frequency
interference that may emanate from these cables.
➤
When the GPIB option is present, this unit is equipped with a shielded
GPIB cable.
INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TESTING
This product has undergone extensive certification testing both
internally, at EXFO, and externally, at an independent, qualified laboratory.
All pre-qualification tests were performed at EXFO while all final tests were
performed at UltraTech Engineering Labs Inc., a renowned test laboratory
from Mississauga, Canada. This guarantees the unerring objectivity and
authoritative compliance of all test results.
INFORMATION TO USER
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device. Please see the Declaration of Conformity.
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IQ-200
1
IQ-200 Optical Test System
Overview
The IQ-200 product line is a modular optical test system designed for
laboratory application. Thanks to the Windows compatible IQ-200
Software, the IQ-200 Optical Test System combines power, performance,
and flexibility with a user-friendly interface. The main components of the
system are the IQ-203 Control Unit, which can house up to three modules,
and the IQ-206 Expansion Unit, which can house up to six modules. It is
also possible to control IQ-206 Expansion Units with an IQ-206 Expansion
Card inserted in a PC.
IQ-203 Control Unit
The IQ-203 is the mainframe of the IQ-200 Optical Test System. The IQ-203
controls all the modules, whether they are inserted in the IQ-203 itself or in
an IQ-206 Expansion Unit. The standard IQ-203 integrates a Pentium MMX
microprocessor PC architecture. It can be equipped with a network
interface card (Ethernet or other), allowing you to connect to a Local Area
Network (LAN).
The Windows compatible IQ-200 Software simultaneously controls all
modules via the IQ-203 bus. Upon delivery, this software is already installed
on the IQ-203 Control Unit and ready to run. For more information about
the IQ-200 Software, see Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System on page 35.
All software commands can be controlled with the hardware keys and
mouse provided on the unit front panel. However, an external mouse and
an optional keyboard allow easier operation. Also, the addition of a VGA
monitor can enhance the visual aspect of the applications, just as a printer
can be useful for producing hard copies.
The IQ-203 has room for three single-slot interchangeable modules and
can control up to four IQ-206 Expansion Units: the total system capacity is
27 single-slot modules. For more information about a typical IQ-200 setup,
see Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware on page 13.
In addition to operating the IQ modules, any commercial software
(spreadsheets, word processors, etc.) can also be installed on the IQ-203,
although the warranty may be void in certain cases.
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IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview
IQ-203 Control Unit
IQ-203 Front Panel
3.5” high density
floppy disk drive
Integrated
VGA display
Loads or saves data on
floppy disk.
Front panel keys
Front panel mouse
Activate different software
commands (see Using the
Front Panel Keys on
page 43).
Activates software
commands, like a
conventional mouse.
OPTICAL TEST SYSTEM
IQ modules
B
A
IQ-203
C
Electro-Optical Engineering
HOLD
IN
IQ
OUT
ACTIVE
F
HDD
IQ-1100
POWER METER
2
Contrast buttons
Hard disk drive LED
Set the contrast of the
integrated VGA screen.
Illuminates when the hard
disk drive is in use.
IQ-2100
LIGHT SOURCE
IQ-3100
VARIABLE ATTENUATOR
ON/OFF button
Brightness buttons
Retractable legs
Powers the IQ-203
on and off.
Set the brightness of the
integrated VGA screen.
Facilitate the inclination of
the IQ-203.
IQ-200
IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview
IQ-203 Control Unit
IQ-203 Back Panel
Modem card
and ports
(optional)
Additional DB9 serial port (optional)
GPIB port (optional)
Certification and
warning label
Fan
Fan
Fuse
holder
Nameplate
AC socket
IQ-206 port
Monitor port
Printer port
DB9 serial port
Keyboard port
Mouse port (PS/2)
Note: Actual ports on your unit may differ from those depicted in the illustration.
This symbol, found at the back of the IQ-203 Control Unit,
indicates that you should refer to the instruction manual for fuse
replacement and power rating. The fuse replacement
procedure is given in Replacing the Fuses on page 60.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Part number
Serial number
P/N
IQ 203 -I1
B-1.0
S/N
21325-1A
JANUARY 2001
Made in Canada
Optical Test System
Product version
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Manufacturing
date
3
IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview
IQ-206 Expansion Unit
IQ-206 Expansion Unit
The IQ-206 is called the expansion unit of the IQ-200 Optical Test System
because it is usually used to expand the module capacity of an IQ-203
Control Unit. You can link up to four IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-200
Optical Test System. Each IQ-206 Expansion Unit can support up to six
modules, which are either controlled from an IQ-203 Control Unit or an
IQ-206 Expansion Card, via the Windows compatible IQ-200 Software.
You can find installation instructions for the IQ-206 Expansion Unit in
Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware on page 13, as well as help
with the software in Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System on page 35.
IQ-206 Front Panel
Sequential position display
Indicates the position of the unit within the
IQ-200 system. The unit closest to the IQ-203
Control Unit or IQ-206 Expansion Card is
numbered 1, the second closest is numbered
2, etc., up to four IQ-206 Expansion Units.
EXPANSION UNIT
IQ-206
A
B
C
D
E
F
Electro-Optical Engineering
IN
IN
OUT
RM
S1
S1
S2
S2
S3
OUT
ACTIVE
S4
C
C
IQ-1100
POWER METER
ON/OFF button
IQ-2100
LIGHT SOURCE
IQ-3100
IQ-3300
VARIABLE ATTENUATOR
VARIABLE REFLECTOR
IQ-9100
OPTICAL SWITCH
IQ-9100
OPTICAL SWITCH
IQ modules
Powers the IQ-206 on and off.
4
IQ-200
IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview
IQ-206 Expansion Unit
IQ-206 Back Panel
Fan
Certification and
warning label
Fuse
holder
Fan
Nameplate
IQ output port
IQ input port
Used to link the unit
to another IQ-206
Expansion Unit
Used to link the unit
to an IQ-203 Control
Unit, IQ-206 Expansion
Card, or IQ-206
Expansion Unit
This symbol, found at the back of the IQ-206 Expansion Unit,
indicates that the user should refer to the instruction manual for
fuse replacement and power rating. The fuse replacement
procedure is given in Replacing the Fuses on page 60.
Part number
Serial number
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
IQ 206 -I1
B-1.0
21325-1A
JANUARY 2001
Made in Canada
Optical Test System
Product version
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Manufacturing
date
5
IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview
IQ-206 Expansion Card
IQ-206 Expansion Card
The IQ-206 Expansion Card is designed to emulate an IQ-203 Control Unit.
Once installed in a PC, the IQ-206 Expansion Card allows you to control up
to four IQ-206 Expansion Units, which represent 24 single-slot IQ modules.
To operate the IQ-206 Expansion Card, you need to install the Windows
compatible IQ-200 Software on the host computer. The IQ-200 Software
used with the IQ-206 Expansion Card is identical to the software on the
IQ-203 Control Unit.
➤
For information about how to connect the IQ-206 Expansion Card to an
IQ-206 Expansion Unit, see Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card on
page 19.
➤
For details about installing the software on a PC, see Installing the
IQ-200 Software on page 27.
➤
For help with the use of the software, see Using the IQ-200 Optical Test
System on page 35.
Your IQ-206 Expansion Card will look different depending if it is an ISA or
PCI card and the installation method will be different. Use the following
illustrations to determine whether your card is ISA or PCI.
6
IQ-200
IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview
IQ-206 Expansion Card
PCI Expansion Card Diagram
ISA Expansion Card Diagram
DIP switches
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IQ-200 Optical Test System Overview
Remote Control of the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Remote Control of the IQ-200 Optical Test
System
In addition to stand-alone operation, the IQ-200 Optical Test System can be
remotely controlled through one of the following methods:
➤
GPIB interface
➤
RS-232 external interface
➤
Windows OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) automation
➤
Windows DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) communication channel
The GPIB and IQ-Application Development Guide, included with each
IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion Card, explains the different
integrated configuration options and describes in detail how to create
high-level integrated applications.
CAUTION
Devices that will allow the IQ-200 Optical Test System to be controlled
remotely must be installed at the factory. Attempting to install any
other device will void the product warranty.
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IQ-200
2
Safety Information
Safety Conventions
You should understand the following conventions before using the product
described in this manual:
WARNING
CAUTION
IMPORTANT
Refers to a potential personal hazard. It requires a
procedure which, if not correctly followed, may result
in bodily harm or injury. Do not proceed beyond a
WARNING unless you understand and meet the
required conditions.
Refers to a potential product hazard. It requires a
procedure which, if not correctly followed, may result
in component damage. Do not proceed beyond a
CAUTION unless you understand and meet the
required conditions.
Refers to any information regarding the operation of
the product which you should not overlook.
Safety Precautions
The following safety precautions must be observed while operating and
servicing the units. Failure to comply with these precautions or with
specific indications elsewhere in this manual violates safety standards of
intended use of the unit. EXFO assumes no liability for the user's failure to
comply with these requirements.
CAUTION
Use of controls, adjustments and procedures for operation and
maintenance other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
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Safety Information
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions
WARNING
The IQ-203 Control Unit was designed to be a test instrument that
should not be opened by users. EXFO is not responsible for any
personal injury incurred while attempting internal service of the
IQ-203 Control Unit or IQ-206 Expansion Unit.
➤
Unit covers cannot be removed during operation.
➤
Before powering on the unit, all grounding terminals, extension cords,
and devices connected to it should be connected to a protective
ground via a ground socket. Any interruption of the protective ground
will cause a potential shock hazard and possible personal injury.
➤
Whenever the ground protection is impaired, the unit must not be used
and be secured against any accidental or unintended operation.
➤
Only fuses with the required rated current and specified type (normal
blow, time delay, etc.) may be used for replacement. Do not use
repaired fuses or short-circuited fuse holders.
➤
Any adjustments, maintenance, and repair of opened units under
voltage should be carried out only by skilled personnel aware of the
hazard involved. Do not replace any components while power cable is
connected. EXFO is not responsible for any personal injury incurred
while manipulating the unit.
➤
Operation of any electrical instrument around flammable gases or
fumes constitutes a major safety hazard.
➤
Capacitors inside the unit may be charged even if the unit has been
disconnected from its electrical supply.
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions must be taken at all times while
handling the IQ-206 Expansion Card. Always work at an approved ESD
work station or use an ESD ground strap when handling the IQ-206
Expansion Card.
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IQ-200
Safety Information
AC and Power Cable Requirements
AC and Power Cable Requirements
The IQ-203 can operate from any single-phase AC power source between
100 V and 240 V (50/60 Hz). The maximum input current of the IQ-203 is
1.5 A.
The IQ-206 can operate from any single-phase AC power source between
100 V and 240 V (50/60 Hz). The maximum input current of the IQ-206 is
3.0 A.
This unit uses an international safety standard three-wire power cable. This
cable serves as a ground when connected to an appropriate AC power
receptacle. The type of power cable supplied with each unit is determined
according to the country of destination. The figure below illustrates the
different power cables available.
Europe
Australia
South Africa
Great Britain
United States
Only qualified electricians should connect a new plug if needed. The color
coding used in the electric cable depends on the cable. New plugs should
meet the local safety requirements and include the following features:
➤
adequate load-carrying capacity
➤
ground connection
➤
cable clamp
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Safety Information
AC and Power Cable Requirements
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock, do not operate the unit if there are signs of
damage to any part of the outer surface (covers, panels, etc.). To
avoid serious injury, the following precautions must be observed
before powering ON the unit.
12
➤
If the unit is to be powered via an auto transformer for voltage
reduction, connect the common terminal to the grounded power
source pole.
➤
Insert the power cable plug into a power outlet with a protective
ground contact. Do not use an extension cord without a protective
conductor.
➤
Before powering ON the unit, connect the protective ground terminal
of the unit to a protective conductor using the unit power cord.
➤
Do not tamper with the protective ground terminal.
IQ-200
3
Installing and Connecting the
IQ-200 Hardware
The IQ-200 Optical Test System can include up to four IQ-206 Expansion
Units connected in a daisy chain with an IQ-203, allowing 27 single-slot
linked modules. Mounting all these units into a standard 19-inch
equipment rack is an efficient setup, but units can easily and safely be
stacked one on top of the other in benchtop format, as shown below:
Whether you select the benchtop or rack-mount setup for your system, you
will always be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and expansion
characteristics of the IQ-200 Optical Test System.
For additional flexibility and ease of use, you can add an external color VGA
monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the IQ-203 Control Unit. The IQ modules
are linked together by the IQ-203 interface bus.
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Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Setting Up the IQ-200 for Rack-Mount Use
Setting Up the IQ-200 for Rack-Mount Use
Each IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion Unit has two rear cooling
fans. Mount or position the units so that air can circulate freely around
them. When operating the unit, choose a location that provides at least
➤
75 mm (3 inches) of rear clearance
➤
25 mm (1 inch) of side clearance (left and right)
➤
25 mm (1 inch) of top clearance
Failure to provide adequate cooling clearance may result in an excessive
internal temperature, thus reducing unit reliability.
Before being inserted into a rack, IQ-203 Control Units or IQ-206 Expansion
Units must first be installed into an optional rack-mount kit. To do so,
1. Assemble the rack-mount panels and handles using the screws and
lockwashers supplied with the kit.
Handle screw
Left panel
Lockwasher
Front panel
Right panel
Handle screws
Lockwashers
Handles
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IQ-200
Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Setting Up the IQ-200 for Rack-Mount Use
2. Power OFF the IQ-203/IQ-206 and remove the four bottom cover
screws under the IQ-203/IQ-206 as shown below.
3. Slide the IQ-203/IQ-206 inward through the rack-mount front panel,
with the front of the unit facing you. Be careful not to break the
warranty stickers on the IQ-203/IQ-206.
IQ-203/206 Front panel
Cover
screws
Cover
screws
Rack-mount front panel
Left flange
Left panel
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Flange
screws
Right flange
Right panel
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Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Setting Up the IQ-200 for Rack-Mount Use
4. Use the flange screws and flat washers supplied with the kit to secure
the IQ-203/IQ-206 onto the rack-mount flanges.
5. Insert the rack-mounted IQ-203/IQ-206 into the cabinet as shown
below and secure in place using the hardware supplied with the rack.
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IQ-200
Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-203 Control Unit
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an
IQ-203 Control Unit
Up to four IQ-206 Expansion Units can be connected to the IQ-203 Control
Unit, which represents a total of 27 single-slot modules. The necessary
interface cable to connect an IQ-206 Expansion Unit to another IQ-206
Expansion Unit or IQ-203 Control Unit is supplied with the IQ-206
Expansion Unit. Connections are shown on the next page.
Note: As the IQ-206 Expansion Units are daisy chained, the sequential position
is indicated by a number displayed on the unit front panel. The first unit
connected to the IQ-203 is numbered 1.
IMPORTANT
For proper connection, firmly push the IQ interface cable into the
appropriate port until it clicks twice. Improper connection may cause
operation problems.
IQ interface cables are offered in 2.5-, 5-, and 8-feet lengths. For
proper operation, the IQ interface cables used in a system should
not be more than 12 feet.
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Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-203 Control Unit
IQ-203 Control Unit
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100-240 V
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F3AL250 V
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P/N
Made in Canada
Use only with a 250V fuse
Employer uniquement avec
un fusible de 250V
!
QST-93
R
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Use only with a 250V fuse
Employer uniquement avec
un fusible de 250V
F3AL250 V
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LR107723
LISTED
L Test Equipment
XXXX E182628
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100-120/200-240 V
50/60 Hz
3.0/2.0 A
QST-99
!
115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
Use only with a 250V fuse
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un fusible de 250V
F3AL250 V
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XXXX E182628
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QST-99
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100-120/200-240 V
50/60 Hz
3.0/2.0 A
115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Use only with a 250V fuse
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un fusible de 250V
F3AL250 V
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LR107723
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XXXX E182628
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QST-99
!
100-120/200-240 V
50/60 Hz
3.0/2.0 A
115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Use only with a 250V fuse
Employer uniquement avec
un fusible de 250V
F3AL250 V
R
LR107723
LISTED
L Test Equipment
XXXX E182628
R
100-120/200-240 V
50/60 Hz
3.0/2.0 A
QST-99
!
115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Note: Actual ports on your unit may differ from those depicted in the illustration.
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IQ-200
Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card
Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card
The IQ-206 Expansion Card is available in two models: ISA and PCI. Both
cards provide the same functionality, but the installation procedure is not
exactly the same, as explained below. To determine the type of card you
have, see IQ-206 Expansion Card on page 6.
Minimum PC Requirements
The IQ-206 Expansion Card has a power consumption of less than 200 mA.
The computer that will host the IQ-206 Expansion Card must have the
following configuration:
➤
486 DX4/75 with 16 MB of RAM (minimum)
➤
one free ISA expansion slot (AT 98-pin bus) or one free PCI slot
➤
Microsoft Windows 95/98 (other versions may not be supported)
➤
CD-ROM drive (local or via network)
Installing an ISA or PCI Card
To install the IQ-206 Expansion Card in a computer,
1. If you have an ISA card, set the DIP switches on the card as explained
in Configuring DIP Switches on ISA Card on page 20.
Note: PCI cards are plug-and-play and require no DIP switch setting.
2. Power off the computer and unplug the AC cord.
3. Refer to the computer instruction manual to properly disassemble
the computer cover and access the expansion slots.
IMPORTANT
Handle the IQ-206 Expansion Card as explained in Electrostatic
Discharge Precautions on page 10.
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Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card
4. Firmly insert the IQ-206 Expansion Card into any appropriate expansion
slot with due care and secure the card in place.
5. Reassemble the computer cover and tightly replace every screw.
6. In the case of a PCI card, turn on the computer and ensure the card is
correctly detected and its driver installed as explained in Adding a PCI
Card in Microsoft Windows on page 23.
7. Install the IQ-200 Software (see Installing the IQ-200 Software on
page 27).
Configuring DIP Switches on ISA Card
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
8
2
3
4
5
6
O
N
1
0
1
O
N
1
0
Hardware configuration is accomplished through DIP switches on ISA
cards (see figures below). Use these DIP switches to set the I/O port
address and IRQ number of the card so they do not conflict with any other
card or component in your system.
I/O port address
(switches 1 to 5)
IRQ number
(switches 6 to 8)
These switches should always
be configured as shown
Take note of your DIP switch settings. You will be asked to enter these
settings at the end of the IQ-200 Software installation, so the IQ-200
Software can locate the IQ-206 Expansion Card within the system.
IMPORTANT
When setting DIP switches, the ON position is 0 and the OFF position
is 1.
IMPORTANT
The 6-switch bank must always be configured as shown.
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Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card
The I/O port address is a hexadecimal number and must be any multiple of
020h within the range of 060h to 03C0h. The hexadecimal address is then
converted into binary code so the DIP switches can be set to the “1”
position (OFF) or to the “0” position (ON). The most commonly used
I/O addresses are listed in the following table.
DIP Switch Setting
I/O Port Address
(hexadecimal)
5
4
3
2
1
0E0h
0
0
1
1
1
100h
0
1
0
0
0
120h
0
1
0
0
1
140h
0
1
0
1
0
160h
0
1
0
1
1
200h
1
0
0
0
0
2A0h
1
0
1
0
1
2C0h
1
0
1
1
0
300h
1
1
0
0
0
320h
1
1
0
0
1
340h
1
1
0
1
0
Note: The recommended I/O port address is 300h. Other I/O ports may be set on
the card. If you are unable to determine the DIP switch settings for the
desired I/O port, contact EXFO.
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Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card
The possible IRQ numbers and their corresponding DIP switch settings are
listed in the table below.
IRQ
Number
DIP Switch Setting
6
7
8
IRQ5
0
0
0
IRQ7
1
0
0
IRQ9
0
1
0
IRQ10
1
1
0
IRQ11
0
0
1
IRQ12
1
0
1
IRQ15
0
1
1
Note: The recommended IRQ number for the IQ-206 Expansion Card is IRQ9.
If the host computer is equipped with a PS/2 mouse port, do not set the
IQ-206 Expansion Card to IRQ12.
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IQ-200
Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card
Adding a PCI Card in Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows will detect a new PCI card when you reboot your
computer and automatically offer you to install new drivers. You will need
access to a CD-ROM drive for this installation.
IMPORTANT
If your PC is not equipped with a CD-ROM drive, you could use the
Direct Cable Connection or your network to access another PC. For
help with these methods, see Accessing a Remote CD-ROM Drive with
the IQ-203 on page 79.
Note: The illustrations provided in this section were made with Windows 98. The
Wizard may look slightly different if you are using Windows 95, but the
procedure is similar.
To make Microsoft Windows correctly detect the new PCI expansion card,
1. After inserting the PCI card into the computer, turn on the computer.
When Windows is loaded, the Add New Hardware wizard will guide
you through the steps of card detection.
2. Click on Next to start searching for drivers associated with the card.
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Installing the IQ-206 Expansion Card
3. Select the Search for the best driver option and click on Next.
4. Insert the CD-ROM that was included with your IQ-206 Expansion Card
in your CD drive and check only the Specify a location box. Use the
Browse... button to locate it and click on Next to start searching.
IMPORTANT
EXFO recommends that you do not use the Floppy disk drives or
CD-ROM drive options. The Wizard may not recognize your drives
using these options.
5. When the card driver is found, click on Next again to start installing it.
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IQ-200
Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-206 Expansion Card
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an
IQ-206 Expansion Card
Once installed into a PC, the IQ-206 Expansion Card can control up to four
IQ-206 Expansion Units, which represents a total of 24 single-slot modules.
The necessary interface cable to connect an IQ-206 Expansion Unit to
another IQ-206 Expansion Unit or IQ-203 Control Unit is supplied with the
IQ-206 Expansion Unit. Connections are shown on the next page.
Note: As the IQ-206 Expansion Units are daisy chained, the sequential position
is indicated by a number displayed on the unit front panel. The first unit
connected to the IQ-206 Expansion Card is numbered 1.
IMPORTANT
For proper connection, firmly push the IQ interface cable into the
appropriate port until it clicks twice. Improper connection may cause
operation problems.
IQ interface cables are offered in 2.5-, 5-, and 8-feet lengths. For
proper operation, the IQ interface cables used in a system should
not be more than 12 feet.
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Installing and Connecting the IQ-200 Hardware
Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-206 Expansion Card
IQ-206 Expansion Card
installed into a PC
110
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LR107723
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QST-99
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100-120/200-240 V
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115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
Use only with a 250V fuse
Employer uniquement avec
un fusible de 250V
F3AL250 V
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LR107723
LISTED
L Test Equipment
XXXX E182628
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QST-99
!
100-120/200-240 V
50/60 Hz
3.0/2.0 A
115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Use only with a 250V fuse
Employer uniquement avec
un fusible de 250V
F3AL250 V
R
LR107723
LISTED
L Test Equipment
XXXX E182628
R
100-120/200-240 V
50/60 Hz
3.0/2.0 A
QST-99
!
115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Use only with a 250V fuse
Employer uniquement avec
un fusible de 250V
F3AL250 V
R
LR107723
LISTED
L Test Equipment
XXXX E182628
R
100-120/200-240 V
50/60 Hz
3.0/2.0 A
QST-99
!
115
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
P/N
S/N
Made in Canada
Ver.
Mfg.
date
QST-94
Electro-Optical Engineering
465 Godin Ave.
Vanier, Que., Canada G1M 3G7
Note: Actual ports on your unit may differ from those depicted in the illustration.
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IQ-200
4
Installing and Configuring
the IQ-200 Software
Installing the IQ-200 Software
If you have purchased an IQ-203 Control Unit, the IQ-200 Software should
have been pre-installed at the factory. If you are to use the software with an
IQ-206 Expansion Card or if you ever need to reinstall it on your IQ-203
Control Unit, use the CD-ROM provided with your IQ-200 Optical Test
System. In either case, Microsoft Windows must already be installed in the
host unit.
IMPORTANT
If your PC is not equipped with a CD-ROM drive, you could use the
Direct Cable Connection or your network to access another PC. For
help with these methods, see Accessing a Remote CD-ROM Drive with
the IQ-203 on page 79.
To install the IQ-200 Software on an IQ-203 or on a PC,
1. Insert the installation CD in your CD-ROM drive.
2. Select Run... from the Windows Start menu.
3. Type d:\setup (your drive letter may differ) in the Open text field.
4. Click on OK to launch the installation. The installation procedure first
detects the type of platform (PC or IQ-203) on which you are installing
the IQ-200 Software.
5. Close all programs, read the license agreement, and enter your name
and company, clicking on Next > after each step.
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Installing the IQ-200 Software
6. In the Select Components step, choose the software components you
want to install on your IQ-203 or PC.
6a. Check the boxes corresponding to the components to install.
➤
Program Files: necessary files to use the IQ-200 Optical Test
System software. This option is mandatory.
➤
EXFO Screen Saver: a Microsoft Windows screen saver that
provides information about EXFO products and features.
➤
Manual and help files: instruction manuals of IQ modules
and the IQ-200 Optical Test System, in PDF format.
➤
Acrobat Reader: the Adobe Acrobat Reader software for
viewing the PDF instruction manuals.
IMPORTANT
Before installing Adobe Acrobat Reader, uninstall any previous version
from your PC or IQ-203. If you uninstall the older version of Acrobat
Reader after installing the new one, both versions will be uninstalled.
6b. Keep the default destination folder (C:\IQ) as is, unless you really
need to change it.
6c. Click on Next > to move to the next step.
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Installing and Configuring the IQ-200 Software
Installing the IQ-200 Software
7. In the Select GPIB Components step, choose the type of GPIB material
you will use with your system.
7a. Select the radio button corresponding to your GPIB setup.
Examples are given below:
➤
None: if you have no GPIB card in your system.
➤
GPIB Device Drivers: if you have a GPIB device card in your
system. This card allows your system to be remotely
controlled by another instrument.
➤
GPIB Controller Configuration: if you have a GPIB controller
card in your system. Use this card to remotely control other
instruments.
7b. Click on Next > to move to the next step.
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Installing the IQ-200 Software
8. Verify the installation parameters and click on Next > to start installing
files. During the installation, you will be asked to configure the IQ-200
Software to match your hardware. For details, see Configuring the
IQ-200 Drivers on page 31.
9. Read the information contained in the ReadMe.txt file. It provides
last-minute information about the software and module applications.
You can also find this file in the C:\IQ\Bin folder.
10. When the Adobe Acrobat Reader installation starts, you can choose to
skip it. If you need to install Acrobat Reader later, the installation files
are located on the IQ-200 Optical Test System installation media.
11. When the installation is completed, click on OK when you are asked to
reboot your IQ-203 or computer.
12. If a Service Pack has been included with your shipment, you should
install it now. Service Packs provide the latest software updates.
Note: For more information about using the IQ-200 Optical Test System and its
software, see Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System on page 35.
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IQ-200
Installing and Configuring the IQ-200 Software
Configuring the IQ-200 Drivers
Configuring the IQ-200 Drivers
When running on a PC, the IQ-200 Software must match the configuration
of the IQ-206 Expansion Card. The configuration utility allows you to set the
IQ-200 Software drivers to the correct IRQ and base I/O address (ISA
expansion card only) and to set the GPIB card parameters.
IMPORTANT
For the IQ-200 Optical Test System to function properly, it is important
that no other device use the same IRQ and base I/O address.
The IQ-200 Software is configured through a small utility automatically
accessed at the end of the IQ-200 Software installation. You can also access
this utility at any time after the installation.
To configure the IQ-200 drivers with the IQ Configuration Tool,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking on
the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. In the Hardware section, click on Config to display the IQ Configuration
Tool, as shown below.
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Installing and Configuring the IQ-200 Software
Configuring the IQ-200 Drivers
The hardware equipment (IQ-203 Control Unit or IQ-206 Expansion
Card) should be automatically detected.
IMPORTANT
When running on an IQ-203 Control Unit, the IQ-200 Software
automatically configures itself to the default settings. In this case,
you should not change the parameters in the IQ Configuration Tool.
3. If you are using an ISA expansion card, ensure that the parameters in
the ISA Expansion Card Settings group box match the I/O address
range and IRQ you have previously set on the card itself. The DIP switch
illustration adapts to your choices.
4. If you plan to use a GPIB device card, check the Use GPIB Interface box
and specify the I/O Adress Range and the IRQ to use.
5. Click on OK to accept the changes and exit the IQ Configuration Tool,
or click on Cancel to exit without applying the changes.
6. Restart your system to make the changes effective.
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IQ-200
Installing and Configuring the IQ-200 Software
Uninstalling the IQ-200 Software
Uninstalling the IQ-200 Software
To uninstall the IQ-200 Software,
1. In the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel.
2. Select the Add/Remove Programs icon to display a list of all the
software installed on your unit.
3. Select the one(s) you wish to remove and click on Remove. You may
be asked to reboot your computer after the operation.
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5
Using the IQ-200 Optical Test
System
Getting Started with the IQ-203 Control Unit
Before powering on the IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion Unit,
EXFO recommends that you carefully read the previous sections of this
instruction manual to ensure that
➤
you comply with the safety precautions, power requirements, and
other safety instructions given in Safety Information on page 9.
➤
you have connected the units together properly via the IQ interface
cable as specified in Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-203
Control Unit on page 17.
WARNING
Any failure to respect the safety and operation guidelines given in this
manual may void the product warranty and could result in product
damage or personal injury.
To power on the IQ-200 Optical Test System,
1. Make sure that all units are properly connected.
2. Insert the desired modules into the IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206
Expansion Units, as explained in Inserting Modules in the IQ-203 or
IQ-206 on page 39.
CAUTION
Never insert a module while the IQ-203 Control Unit or IQ-206
Expansion Unit is powered on. This will result in immediate and
irreparable damage to the module and the IQ-203 or IQ-206.
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Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Getting Started with the IQ-203 Control Unit
3. Power on the IQ-206 Expansion Unit(s) by pushing the ON/OFF button
located in the bottom left corner of each unit.
IMPORTANT
Modules inserted in IQ-206 Expansion Units must be electrically
powered for the IQ-200 Software to recognize them. Therefore,
always power on the IQ-206 Expansion Units before powering on the
IQ-203 Control Unit and loading the IQ-200 Software.
4. Power on the IQ-203 Control Unit by pushing the ON/OFF button
located in the bottom left corner of the unit.
While booting up, the IQ-203 Control Unit performs the following
operations in sequence:
➤
scans the hard disk for errors if the IQ-203 was not properly
powered off. See Scanning Hard Disks for Errors on page 61.
➤
loads the Microsoft Windows operating system;
➤
loads the IQ-200 Software and opens the IQ-200 Optical Test
System window;
➤
performs a self-test to demonstrate that communication has been
established. During this test, the LED push buttons of all IQ
modules light up in sequence.
For more information about the use of the IQ-200 Software, see
Understanding the IQ-200 Software on page 41. If you encounter any
problems, see Maintenance and Troubleshooting on page 59.
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IQ-200
Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Getting Started with the Expansion Card
Getting Started with the Expansion Card
Before powering on the PC with an IQ-206 Expansion Card and the
IQ-206 Expansion Units, EXFO recommends that you carefully read the
previous sections of this instruction manual to ensure that
➤
you comply with the safety precautions, power requirements, and
other safety instructions given in Safety Information on page 9.
➤
you have connected the units together properly via the IQ interface
cable as specified in Connecting IQ-206 Expansion Units to an IQ-206
Expansion Card on page 25.
WARNING
Any failure to respect the safety and operation guidelines given in this
manual may void the product warranty and could result in product
damage or personal injury.
Note: For information about using the PC hosting the IQ-206 Expansion Card,
refer to the instruction manual that came with the PC.
To power on the IQ-200 Optical Test SystemI,
1. Make sure that all units are properly connected.
2. Insert the desired modules into the IQ-206 Expansion Units, as
explained in Inserting Modules in the IQ-203 or IQ-206 on page 39.
CAUTION
Never insert a module while an IQ-206 Expansion Unit is powered on.
This will result in immediate and irreparable damage to the module
and the IQ-206.
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Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Getting Started with the Expansion Card
3. Power on the IQ-206 Expansion Unit(s) by pushing the ON/OFF button
located in the bottom left corner of each unit.
IMPORTANT
Modules inserted in IQ-206 Expansion Units must be electrically
powered for the IQ-200 Software to recognize them. Therefore,
always power on the IQ-206 Expansion Units before loading the
IQ-200 Software.
4. Power on the computer hosting the IQ-206 Expansion Card and load
Microsoft Windows (it is usually loaded automatically).
5. From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > EXFO > IQ Shell.
As the IQ-200 Software loads, it performs a self test to demonstrate that
communication has been established with IQ modules. During this
test, LED push buttons of all IQ modules light up in sequence.
For more information about the use of the IQ-200 Software, see
Understanding the IQ-200 Software on page 41. If you encounter any
problems, see Maintenance and Troubleshooting on page 59.
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IQ-200
Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Inserting Modules in the IQ-203 or IQ-206
Inserting Modules in the IQ-203 or IQ-206
CAUTION
Never insert a module while the IQ-203 Control Unit or IQ-206
Expansion Card is powered on. This will result in immediate and
irreparable damage to the module and the IQ-203 or IQ-206.
To insert an IQ module in the IQ-200 Optical Test System,
1. Exit the IQ-200 Software and power off the IQ-203 and IQ-206. If you are
controlling modules from a PC, you do not need to turn the PC off.
2. Remove the protective cover of any unused module slot, by pulling the
bottom of the cover and removing it completely.
Bottom of
protective cover
3. Insert the IQ module into the empty slot. The IQ-203 or IQ-206 will
automatically recognize which slot you selected.
IMPORTANT
Be sure to insert the module all the way to the back of the IQ-203 or
IQ-206 so that the backplane connectors are properly mated. The
module is correctly inserted when its front panel is flush with the
IQ-203 or IQ-206 front panel.
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Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Removing Modules from the IQ-203 or IQ-206
Removing Modules from the IQ-203 or IQ-206
CAUTION
Never remove a module while the IQ-203 Control Unit or the IQ-206
Expansion Unit is powered on. This will result in immediate and
irreparable damage to the module and the IQ-203 or IQ-206.
Depending on the locking system with which the module is designed,
there are two ways to remove an IQ module from the IQ-203 Control Unit
or IQ-206 Expansion Unit.
1. Exit the IQ-200 Software and power off the IQ-203 and IQ-206. If you are
controlling modules from a PC, you do not need to turn the PC off.
2. Place your fingers under the module front panel.
OR
Push up the locking mechanism under the module front panel,
as shown below.
2
Locking
mechanism
1
3. Firmly pull the module outward.
4. Put one of the supplied protective covers over the empty slot to prevent
dust from entering the module housing.
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Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Understanding the IQ-200 Software
Understanding the IQ-200 Software
The IQ-200 Software main window is illustrated below.
Menu
bar
Module
application
icons
IQ Settings
icon
Status
bar
Closed Application
Minimized Application
Red icon
with a frame.
Green icon
with no frame.
The IQ module icons represent the modules detected by the IQ-200 Optical
Test System at power up.
The module icon indicates the type of module and its position in the IQ-203
Control Unit or IQ-206 Expansion Unit. The position is represented by
➤
a number, telling in which unit the module is inserted (0 for the IQ-203
Control Unit and 1 to 4 for the IQ-206 Expansion Units).
➤
a letter, telling which slot the module occupies in the unit (A to C for
the IQ-203 Control Unit and A to F for the IQ-206 Expansion Units).
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Understanding the IQ-200 Software
Using the Front Panel Mouse
The front panel mouse operates as a standard computer mouse.
Hold Button
To initiate mouse dragging.
Arrow Buttons
To move the mouse pointer.
Right Button
To display contextual menus.
Left Button
To select elements.
To drag elements with the front panel mouse,
1. Using the arrow buttons, position the cursor on the selection.
2. Activate the mouse drag function by pressing the
button.
3. Drag the selection to the desired position using the arrow buttons.
4. Press on the left button to drop the selection and deactivate the
mouse drag.
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Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Understanding the IQ-200 Software
Using the Front Panel Keys
The IQ-203 front panel keys may be used as hardware keys, as described:
Key
Function
➤ When another Windows application runs, return to the IQ-200 Software.
➤ When an IQ application is open, display its monitor window.
➤ When several monitor windows are open, switch between them.
➤ When all IQ-200 front panel lights are turned off (see Activating and
Deactivating the Front Panel Lights on page 46), return to the normal LCD
and LED displays.
➤ Move between window items (as a tab).
➤ Scroll upwards in a list box.
➤ Select a check box option.
➤ Scroll downwards in a list box.
➤ Select an object or an option (as Enter or Return).
You may also use the keys to activate the software buttons aligned with
them on the left side of an IQ application main window, as shown below:
Use the
key to activate
or deactivate
the software
buttons.
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Using the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Understanding the IQ-200 Software
Typing Values with the Software Keypad
When an external keyboard is not available, you can use the numeric or
alphanumeric software keypad to enter data in the IQ-200 Software.
To enter values using the software keypad,
1. Double-click in the box or field where a value must be entered to
display the appropriate keypad window.
To switch between positive
and negative values
To erase a digit
To cancel data entry
To enter time values
To save the value and
return to previous window
To erase a character
To move to next line
in a multiline field
To cancel data entry
To save the text and
close the keypad
2. By clicking on the buttons, type the text or numbers you want. You may
use the special keys shown in the above illustration while typing.
3. Save the value you typed or leave the keypad without saving the value.
Keys are described in the above illustrations.
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Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Selecting an LCD or CRT Screen
You can select to have the software displayed on the built-in screen of the
IQ-203 Control Unit or on an external monitor.
To select the type of screen,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking on
the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. Select the screen type in the Display section.
➤
LCD: built-in screen of the IQ-203 Control Unit.
➤
CRT: external monitor, if one is connected.
3. Click on OK to accept the changes.
Note: You can also select the desired screen type from the Display menu.
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Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Activating and Deactivating the Front Panel Lights
You can switch off all lights on all screens and module lights on the IQ
components. This is useful when you need to use the IQ-200 Optical Test
System in a dark environment.
Note: Floppy disk access light and hard disk LED may sometimes illuminate.
To activate or deactivate the front panel lights,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking on
the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. Check the Turn Off All Lights box.
3. Click on OK to accept the changes.
Once screens and lights are deactivated, press the
re-activate them.
front panel key to
Note: You can also activate or deactivate the front panel lights directly from the
Display menu.
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Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Activating and Deactivating the Front Panel Keys
You can disable all front panel keys on your IQ-203 Control Unit to deny
user intervention while your system is running.
To activate or deactivate the front panel keys,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking on
the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. Check the Disable Front Panel Keys box.
3. Click on OK to accept the changes.
To activate the keys once they are deactivated, uncheck the box in the
IQ Settings dialog box.
Note: You can also activate or deactivate the front panel keys directly from the
Display menu.
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Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Changing Mouse Tracking Speed
You can set the delay for the first and second increase in tracking speed
on your front panel mouse.
Note: This feature is enabled in non-Pentium systems only.
To change the front panel mouse speed,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking
on the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. Move the scroll bars for Interval 1 or Interval 2.
3. Click on OK to accept the changes.
Selecting and Configuring a Printer
The printer selection procedure for the IQ-200 Optical Test System is the
same as for any Windows-compatible software. Refer to the Microsoft
Windows documentation for further details.
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Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Renaming Modules
You can customize the text appearing in the title bar of a module
application. This may be useful when you use several similar modules.
To modify the module name,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking on
the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. Click on the ID button in the Hardware section to display the Module
Identification dialog box (shown below).
3. Select a module slot in the Module list. When you do so, the module’s
current title appears on the right.
4. Change the current title using one of the following methods:
➤
Type a new name or change the current name in the title box.
➤
Click on Default to return to the factory-defined name.
5. Click on OK to accept the changes.
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Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Setting the Display Resolution for Module
Applications
You can set all module applications to automatically launch in
640 x 480 display resolution. Otherwise, applications will launch in the
default resolution of your PC.
To ensure that all module applications start in 640 x 480 resolution,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking on
the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. Check the Applications Always 640 x 480 box.
3. Click on OK to accept the changes.
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Customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System
Opening and Saving a Software Configuration
Configuration files allow you to store commonly used parameters to reuse
them later. Parameters that are saved include:
➤
position and size of monitor windows and module icons
➤
parameters defined in the IQ Settings dialog box
To open a previously saved configuration,
1. Select Open Config... from the File menu.
2. In the Open config dialog box, select a .CFG file.
3. Click on OK.
To save the current configuration at any time,
1. Select Save Config... from the File menu.
2. In the Save config dialog box, name your configuration (.CFG) file.
3. Click on OK.
To automatically save the current configuration when exiting the software,
1. Open the IQ Settings dialog box (shown below) by double-clicking on
the IQ Settings icon at the bottom of the main window.
2. Check the Save Configuration on Exit box.
3. Click on OK to accept the changes.
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Starting and Using Module Applications
Starting and Using Module Applications
The main window of a module application contains all module operation
commands. As an example, the main window of the IQ-1100 Power Meter
application is shown below:
The IQ-200 Software is based on the Microsoft Windows operating system,
so most module applications use standard Windows elements, such as:
Radio buttons
List boxes
Provide a choice between two
or more options, from which
you may select only one.
Single value with a pull-down
arrow. Contains many values,
from which you select one.
Edit boxes
Software buttons
to initiate an action or open
a secondary dialog box.
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Data display and entry box
that contains a value you
may modify.
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Starting and Using Module Applications
Note: For details about a particular module application, refer to the instruction
manual of the IQ module. A list of available IQ modules is given in IQ
Modules and Typical Applications on page 71.
Starting the Module Application
To open an IQ module application and display its main window,
➤
Double-click on the desired module icon along the bottom of the IQ
Software main window.
Module
icons
OR
➤
Press the LED button on the module front panel.
Note: Module applications may be set to automatically launch in 640 x 480
display resolution. For details, see Setting the Display Resolution for Module
Applications on page 50.
Exiting the Module Application
To exit a module application,
➤
Click on
in the top right corner of the application main window.
OR
➤
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in the top right corner of the module monitor window.
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Displaying the Module Monitor Window
Displaying the Module Monitor Window
The monitor window of a module is a small window containing basic
operation information for quick reference. It is ideal for use in tile format
on the screen (27 monitor windows can be viewed simultaneously).
The monitor window for the IQ-1100 Power Meter is shown below:
Note: Refer to the instruction manual that came with your particular module for
further information about its monitor window.
Opening a Monitor Window
To open the monitor window of a module, use one of the following ways:
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➤
In the main window of the module application, select Monitor from the
Display menu.
➤
Minimize the module application main window by clicking on
the upper right corner.
➤
While the main window of the module application is displayed,
press the LED button on the module front panel.
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Displaying the Module Monitor Window
Arranging Monitor Windows on the Screen
To arrange all open monitor applications on the screen in a standard
Windows cascade format, select Cascade from the Window menu.
To arrange all open monitor applications on the screen in a standard
Windows tile format, select Tile from the Window menu.
Showing or Hiding the Function Button Keypad
You can right-click on the required monitor window to access the function
button keypad as shown below. Clicking anywhere outside the function
button keypad will hide the latter.
Closing the Monitor Window
To close the monitor window and return to the module main window,
double-click anywhere in the monitor window.
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Controlling the IQ-200 Remotely
Controlling the IQ-200 Remotely
The status bar indicates the module control status as described in the
following table. For more information about remotely controlling the IQ-200
Optical Test System, refer to the GPIB and Application Development Guide.
Indication
Local
Meaning
The IQ-200 Optical Test System is controlled locally.
Remote
The IQ-200 Optical Test System is controlled remotely but
local commands can still be used.
Lockout
The IQ-200 Optical Test System is controlled remotely only.
To use the SCPI Manager utility, select SCPI Manager from the Run menu.
For details about this utility, refer to the GPIB and Application Development
Guide.
Exploring Drive Contents and Running
External Software
To explore the contents of your local or network drives and run external
software, use one of the following options from the Run menu:
Option
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Function
Explorer
Opens Windows Explorer.
Drive A:
Gives access to drive A: through Windows Explorer.
Drive C:
Gives access to drive C: through Windows Explorer.
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Getting Help in the IQ-200 Software
Getting Help in the IQ-200 Software
The following table describes the possible ways to obtain help or
information from the Help menu:
Option
Function
Online Manual Opens this instruction manual in PDF format. You
need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on
your IQ-200 Optical Test System.
Tip of the day
Displays the Tip of the Day dialog box.
About...
Displays a dialog box containing the following
information:
➤ IQ-200 Software version
➤ contact information for technical support
➤ available IQ-203 system memory (RAM)
➤ remaining disk space on current drive
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Powering the IQ-200 Optical Test System Off
Powering the IQ-200 Optical Test System Off
IMPORTANT
Before powering off the IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion
Units, you must exit the IQ-200 Software and shut down Microsoft
Windows.
To exit the IQ-200 Software and Microsoft Windows,
1. In the IQ-200 Optical Test System main window, select Exit from the
File menu.
OR
Click on
in the top right corner of the main window.
An information window will appear indicating a subsequent
deactivation of all module applications.
2. Choose OK to close all IQ module applications.
3. Shut down Microsoft Windows from the Windows Start menu.
To power off the IQ-203 Control Unit or IQ-206 Expansion Units, push the
ON/OFF button located in the bottom left corner of each unit.
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Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
The IQ-200 Optical Test System family components have been designed to
require a minimum of maintenance and provide reliable operation for
many years. In addition, the IQ-203 has the same characteristics as a
computer, therefore, similar care should be taken.
Cleaning the IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206
Expansion Unit
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation,
➤
keep the unit free of dust;
➤
be careful not to spill liquids into the unit. If the unit does get wet,
turn the power off immediately, and let the unit dry completely before
turning it on again; and
➤
clean the unit with a slightly damp (with water) cloth.
To prevent dirt and dust from entering the module housing, replace
the protective cover plate when a slot is not in use.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Replacing the Fuses
Replacing the Fuses
The IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion Unit each contain two 250 V,
3.15 A (0.197 x 0.787 inches / 5 x 20 mm) slow blow fuses. The fuse holder
is located on the unit back panel, just beside the socket.
To replace the fuses,
1. Unplug the power cord from the unit.
2. Pull the fuse holder out.
Use only with a 250V fuse
Employer uniquement avec
un fusible de 250V
3. Verify and replace the fuses if necessary.
4. Ensure that the fuses are firmly in the holder prior to reinsertion.
5. Firmly push the holder back into place.
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Defragmenting Drives and Files
Defragmenting Drives and Files
Over time, as applications read, write, and delete files, information stored
on the IQ-203 Control Unit hard disk may become fragmented. Basically,
fragmented files are longer to access and read than unfragmented files. To
reorganize the files on the disk and, thus, optimize disk performance, it is
recommended to perform a defragmentation at least weekly.
To initiate a defragmentation, from Windows Explorer go to C:\WINDOWS
and double-click on the file DEFRAG.EXE. For more information on
ScanDisk, refer to the Microsoft Windows documentation.
Scanning Hard Disks for Errors
Microsoft ScanDisk is a program used to detect errors on a computer drive.
Once found, the erroneous files are fixed and saved in the drive’s root
directory, under the name «FILE0000.CHK», «FILE0001.CHK»,
«FILE0002.CHK», etc.
In the Windows environment, a ScanDisk is automatically performed at
power up every time the IQ-200 Optical Test System has not been properly
shut down. It is recommended to verify the «.CHK» files from time to time
and delete the needless ones to free disk space.
Every time a ScanDisk is performed, the results of the disk analysis are
stored in the SCANDISK.LOG file. The SCANDISK.LOG is used to identify
any erroneous files detected at startup. It is recommended to occasionally
delete this file to prevent it from wasting disk space. For more information
on ScanDisk, refer to the Microsoft Windows documentation.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting the IQ-203 Control Unit and IQ-206 Expansion Unit
Troubleshooting the IQ-203 Control Unit and
IQ-206 Expansion Unit
Problem
Probable Cause
Recommended Action
AC power not applied.
Verify AC power cord connection,
then power on IQ-203 or IQ-206.
Fuse blown
Verify the fuses (see Replacing the
Fuses on page 60).
LCD/CRT display not
activated
Press the
front panel key, or
select an LCD/ CRT display in Display
menu when LCD/CRT lights up.
External display not on
Turn on external display.
No communication
between
keys/mouse/keyboard
and computer
Power OFF IQ-203 and IQ-206
Expansion Units and secure IQ
modules in place as well as verify
mouse, keyboard, and all cable
connections, then power on IQ-203.
LCD flickers
Improper color scheme
setting
Exit the IQ-200 Software and access
the Windows Control Panel.
Double-click on Display. In the
Display Properties window, choose
the Appearance tab. From the
Scheme list, select High Contrast
White.
IQ-206 Expansion
Unit sequential
position display
indicates "E".
IQ-206 Expansion Unit
not connected to IQ-203
or to IQ-206 Expansion
Card.
Power OFF IQ-203 and IQ-206;
properly connect interface cable;
then power on IQ-206, followed by
IQ-203.
IQ-203 or IQ-206 does
not power ON.
Blank LCD/CRT
display on IQ-203
Panel keys, mouse,
and/or keyboard do
not respond.
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Troubleshooting the IQ-206 Expansion Card
Troubleshooting the IQ-206 Expansion Card
Problem
Probable Cause
➤ The IQ-206 Expansion
Unit is not powered on.
➤ The modules are not
properly inserted into
their slot.
Recommended Action
1. Power off the PC running the IQ-200
Software and power off the
IQ-206 Expansion Unit.
2. Make sure the modules are properly
inserted into their slots.
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➤ The IQ interface cable 3. Make sure the IQ interface cable is
does not detect
properly connected.
is not properly
IQ modules
connected.
installed in an
4. Make sure the IQ-206 Expansion
IQ-206 Expansion
Card is properly installed.
➤ The card is not
Unit.
properly connected.
5. Make sure other cards installed in
the computer do not conflict with
➤ The IQ-206 Expansion
the IQ-206 Expansion Card.
Card conflicts with
another card installed
6. Power on the IQ-206 Expansion Unit
in the computer.
and load the IQ-200 Software.
PC hosting the
IQ-206 Expansion
Card does not
boot.
Mouse or
keyboard not
responding.
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IQ-206 Expansion Card is
not properly installed.
Remove the card from the host
computer, clean the edge connectors
of the card, then reinstall the card as
described in Installing the IQ-206
Expansion Card on page 19.
Address conflict
Verify that I/O ports address and IRQ of
other cards do not conflict with that of
IQ-206 Expansion Card (see Configuring
DIP Switches on ISA Card on page 20).
Address conflict
Verify that I/O ports address and IRQ do
not conflict with that of IQ-206
Expansion Card (see Configuring DIP
Switches on ISA Card on page 20).
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Transportation and Storage
Transportation and Storage
Maintain a temperature range within specifications when transporting or
storing the unit. Transportation damage can occur from improper handling.
The following steps are recommended to minimize the possibility of
damage:
➤
Pack the unit in the original packing material when shipping.
➤
Store unit at room temperature in a clean and dry area. Avoid high
humidity or large temperature fluctuations.
➤
Keep the unit out of direct sunlight.
➤
Avoid unnecessary shock and vibration.
Contacting the Customer Service Group
If you encounter any difficulty while using this product, please call EXFO at
one of the offices listed below. Our Customer Service Group is available in
North America from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday to
Friday.
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
(Corporate Headquarters)
465 Godin Avenue
Vanier (Quebec) G1M 3G7
CANADA
EXFO Europe
Centre d’Affaires Les Metz
100, rue Albert Calmette
78353 Jouy-en-Josas
FRANCE
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1 800 663-3936 (USA and Canada)
Tel.: (418) 683-0211
Fax: (418) 683-2170
support@exfo.com
www.exfo.com
Tel.: +33.1.34.63.00.20
Fax: +33.1.34.65.90.93
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Technical Specifications
Electrical Specifications
IQ-203
Control Unit
IQ-206
IQ-206
Expansion Unit Expansion Card
Supply voltage
100 to 240 VAC
100 to 240 VAC
—
Line frequency
50 to 60 Hz
50 to 60 Hz
—
1.5 A
3.0 A
—
250 V, 3.15 A
slow blow
250 V, 3.15 A
slow blow
—
Installation overvoltage category
II
II
—
Power
—
—
5 VDC <200 mA
Maximum input current
Fuse
Mechanical Specifications
Number of slots
Dimensions
LCD (VGA)
monitor
Weight
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Control Unit
IQ-206
Expansion Unit
IQ-206
Expansion Card
3
6
—
Width: 14.25”/36 cm
Width: 14.25”/36 cm Thickness: 0.8”/2.0 cm
Height: 5.75”/14.5 cm
Height: 5.75”/14.5 cm
Height: 4.8”/12.2 cm
Length: 12”/30.5 cm
Length: 12”/30.5 cm
Length: 6.5”/16.4 cm
Width: 5”/12.5 cm
—
—
Height: 3.5”/9 cm
—
—
11.7 lb/5.3 kg
7.7 lb/3.5 kg
—
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Environmental Specifications
Environmental Specifications
IQ-203
Control Unit
IQ-206
Expansion Unit
IQ-206
Expansion Card
32° to 122°F
(0° to +50°C)
32° to 131°F
(0° to +55°C)
32° to 131°F
(0° to +55°C)
-4° to 140°F
(-20° to +60°C)
-40° to 158°F
(-40° to +70°C)
-4° to 140°F
(-20° to +60°C)
Relative humidity
80%
(non-condensing)
95%
(non-condensing)
95%
(non-condensing)
Maximum altitude
6000 ft./2000 m
6000 ft./2000 m
2
2
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Pollution degree
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Warranty
General Information
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (EXFO) warrants this equipment
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two years
from the date of original shipment. EXFO also warrants that this equipment
will meet applicable specifications under normal use.
During the warranty period, EXFO will, at its discretion, repair, replace,
or issue credit for any defective product. This warranty also covers
recalibration during a two-year period if the equipment is repaired or if
the original calibration is erroneous.
IMPORTANT
The warranty can become null and void if
➤
the equipment has been tampered with, repaired, or worked upon by
unauthorized individuals or non-EXFO personnel.
➤
the warranty sticker has been removed.
➤
case screws, other than those specified in this manual, have been
removed.
➤
the case has been opened, other than as explained in this manual.
➤
the equipment serial number has been altered, erased, or removed.
➤
the equipment has been misused, neglected, or damaged by accident.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED,
IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL EXFO BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
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Warranty
Liability
Liability
EXFO shall not be liable for damages resulting from the use of the
purchased product, nor shall be responsible for any failure in the
performance of other items to which the purchased product is connected
or the operation of any system of which the purchased product may be a
part.
EXFO shall not be liable for damages resulting from improper usage or
unauthorized modification of the product, its accompanying accessories
and software.
Exclusions
EXFO reserves the right to make changes in the design or construction of
any of its products at any time without incurring obligation to make any
changes whatsoever on units purchased. Accessories, including but not
limited to fuses, pilot lamps, and batteries used with EXFO products are not
covered by this warranty.
Certification
EXFO certifies that this equipment met its published specifications at the
time of shipment from the factory.
Service and Repairs
EXFO commits to providing product service and repair for five years after
the date of purchase.
For service or repair of any equipment, follow the procedure below:
1. Call EXFO Customer Service Group. Support personnel will determine
if the equipment requires service, repair, or calibration.
2. If the equipment must be returned to EXFO or an authorized service
center, support personnel will issue a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) and an address for return.
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Warranty
Service and Repairs
IMPORTANT
Never send any unit or accessory back to EXFO without a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA).
3. If the unit has an internal storage device, do a backup of your data
before sending the unit for repairs.
4. Pack the equipment in its original shipping material. Be sure to include
a statement or report fully detailing the defect and the conditions under
which it was observed.
5. Return the equipment, prepaid, to the address given by the support
personnel. Be sure to write the RMA on the shipping slip. EXFO will
refuse and return any package that does not bear an RMA.
Note: A test setup fee will apply to any returned unit that, after test, is found to
meet the applicable specifications.
After repair, the equipment will be returned with a repair report. If the
equipment is not under warranty, the customer will be invoiced for the cost
appearing on this report. Return-to-customer shipping costs will be paid by
EXFO for equipment under warranty. Shipping insurance is at the
customer’s expense.
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IQ Modules and Typical
Applications
List of IQ Modules
The following table lists the IQ modules available when this instruction
manual was printed. To obtain the most recent information or for further
details, please contact EXFO.
Module
Number
Module
Descriptive Name
IQ-1100 Power Meter (single channel)
Module
Number
Module
Descriptive Name
IQ-5100B Polarization Controller
IQ-1200 4-Channel Power Meter
IQ-5240 Optical Spectrum Analyzer
IQ-1500 Calibration Power Meter
IQ-5310 Wavelength Meter
IQ-1600 High-Speed Power Meter Series
(1, 2, or 4 channels)
IQ-5320 Multi-Wavelength Meter
IQ-2100 Light Source
IQ-5500 PMD Analyzer
IQ-2300 ASE Broadband Source
IQ-6100 Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier
IQ-2400 WDM Laser Source
IQ-7200 Multimode OTDR Series
IQ-2600 Tunable Laser Source
IQ-7300B Singlemode OTDR Series
IQ-2600B Tunable Laser Source
IQ-7400B Singlemode OTDR Series
IQ-3100 Variable Attenuator
IQ-7500B Singlemode OTDR Series
IQ-3200 Return Loss Meter
IQ-9100 Fiber-Optic Switch
IQ-3300 Variable Reflector
IQ-9600 Utility Module
IQ-3400B PDL/OL Analyzer
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Typical Applications for IQ Modules
Typical Applications for IQ Modules
IQ-2600
IQ-2300
X
X
X
X
X
Optical return loss vs. wavelength
X
X
X
X
Polarization dependant loss
vs. wavelength
X
X
Isolation and crosstalk vs. wavelength
X
X
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PMD Emul.
IQ-9100
IQ-2600B
X
IQ-1100
X
Insertion loss vs. wavelength
DWDM Passive Component
Testing
X
X
X
X
IQ-1600
Polarization mode dispersion
X
IQ-9100
X
IQ-7000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
IQ-5100B
X
X
IQ-3400B
Isolation and crosstalk
X
IQ-5320
X
X
IQ-3200
Polarization dependant loss
X
X
IQ-9700
X
X
IQ-5240
Optical return loss
X
IQ-9700
X
IQ-5100B
X
IQ-3400B
X
IQ-5500
IQ-2100
X
IQ-3300
IQ-1100
X
IQ-3200
IQ-1200
Insertion loss
IQ-1500
Passive Component
Testing
IQ-1600
The following table gives some typical test applications and the necessary
IQ modules.
X
X
X
X
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Calibration
Fiber characterization
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IQ-9100
IQ-9600
IQ-6100
IQ-5320
IQ-5240
IQ-3300
IQ-3100
IQ-2100
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
IQ-9600
X
X
X
X
X
X
IQ-9600
X
X
IQ-9100
X
PMD Emul.
X
X
IQ-9100
X
IQ-6100
X
IQ-7000
IQ-9700
X
X
IQ-5100B
X
IQ-5500
IQ-3100
X
Other
Applications
IQ-5310
IQ-2400
X
IQ-5310
IQ-2600
X
X
IQ-5320
IQ-2600B
X
X
X
X
X
IQ-3100
X
X
X
X
IQ-2100
X
X
X
X
X
X
IQ-1500
Photodetector
Laser diode
IQ-1200
X
X
X
IQ-1100
EDFA
IQ-1500
Active
Component
Testing
IQ-1600
Bit error rate (BER)
X
IQ-3200
Tx-Rx
X
IQ-5240
X
IQ-3300
Noise simulation
IQ-2300
IQ-2400
IQ-1100
System
Testing
IQ-1200
IQ-1600
Typical Applications for IQ Modules
X
X
X
X
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B
Using the IQ-9600 Utility
Module
The IQ-9600 Utility Module provides a secure, standardized way of
integrating components such as couplers, isolators, filters, and Bragg
gratings into the IQ-200 Optical Test System. Without such a module, these
passive optical elements would end up loose on your workbench. This can
cause damage or affect their adjustment.
The IQ-9600 Utility Module consists of an empty IQ module casing that fit
into your IQ-203 Control Unit or IQ-206 Expansion Unit to house
non-electrical elements (no electrical connections are provided).
The IQ-9600 Utility Module comes in either single-slot size (IQ-9601) or
double-slot size (IQ-9602). The amount of material supplied with the utility
module depends on the configuration, but it usually includes
➤
adhesive tape
➤
tie wraps
➤
splice holder
➤
connectors
Use the exploded views presented in this section as a reference
for disassembling and reassembling the utility modules.
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Exploded View of Single-Slot Utility Module
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Using the IQ-9600 Utility Module
Exploded View of Double-Slot Utility Module
Exploded View of Double-Slot Utility Module
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C
Accessing a Remote CD-ROM
Drive with the IQ-203
To access an external CD-ROM drive with your IQ-203 Control Unit, you
may use either a PC accessed through a network or one connected directly
to your IQ-203. Using the network is easier if you have access to it from
your IQ-203, but both methods are explained in this section.
Note: You may also use a portable CD-ROM drive connected to your IQ-203.
In this case, refer to the drive documentation for help or instructions.
Sharing the CD-ROM Drive from the PC
The first thing you must do to access files and applications on the CD-ROM
from your IQ-203 is to share the CD-ROM drive on the PC, no matter which
method you use to connect the PC to your IQ-203.
To share the CD-ROM drive,
1. In Windows Explorer, select the CD-ROM drive letter (usually D:, but it
may differ on your PC).
2. Right-click on the drive icon (
drive properties dialog box.
) and select Sharing... to open the
3. Select the Share as option and give full access to all users. The
CD-ROM drive icon (
) should now contain a hand.
Note: For more information about file sharing, refer to the Microsoft Windows
documentation.
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Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from the IQ-203 Through a Network
Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from the
IQ-203 Through a Network
IMPORTANT
Some computers are protected from remote access by the network
security system, even if you shared drives or folders. If you are unable
to access a computer via the network, you should contact your
network administrator to verify your access rights.
To access the CD-ROM drive through a network,
1. Share the CD-ROM drive on the PC as explained in Sharing the CD-ROM
Drive from the PC on page 79.
2. Identify the network name of the PC where the CD-ROM drive you
want to use is located. You must do this from the PC itself.
2a. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel to start the Control Panel.
2b. Double-click on Network and select the Identification tab.
2c. Note the computer name for later use (circled in the illustration).
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Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from a PC Connected Directly to the IQ-203
3. Before accessing the files, make sure that both the PC and the IQ-203
are turned on (so that the PC is “visible” to the IQ-203).
4. Open the Network Neighborhood by double-clicking on the desktop
icon or selecting it in Windows Explorer. The complete list of
computers logged on the network should appear gradually.
5. In the list, find the network name of the computer with the CD-ROM
drive and double click on it. You will then have access to all the shared
drives on this computer. You can use files or programs on the CD-ROM
exactly as if it were a local drive.
Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from a PC
Connected Directly to the IQ-203
Using the Windows’ Direct Cable Connection utility, you can connect the
PC and the IQ-203 together using a parallel or serial cable. For this method
to work, you need to set-up both systems with the same communication
protocols.
Note: The direct method transfers data slower than a network connection.
Connecting the PC to the IQ-203
To connect a PC to your IQ-203,
1. Use a standard LapLink Parallel Cable or a LapLink Serial Cable
(EXFO’s GP-216). Both are illustrated below:
Serial connector
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Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from a PC Connected Directly to the IQ-203
2. Connect the parallel or serial cable between the IQ-203 and the PC, as
shown in the following illustration:
IQ-203
PC
Configuring a Direct Cable Connection Protocol
The Microsoft IPX/SPX-compatible protocol for Windows allows to transfer
files from the host computer (the PC with the CD-ROM drive) to the guest
computer (your IQ-203).
IMPORTANT
The Microsoft IPX/SPX-compatible protocol must be installed on both
systems for the connection to work.
To configure the network protocols,
1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel to start the Control Panel.
2. Double-click on Network and select the Configuration tab.
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3. Check if the IPX/SPX-compatible protocol is available in the upper list.
If not, add it as follows:
3a. Click on Add..., then double-click on Protocol.
3b. In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, select Microsoft in the
Manufacturer list, then IPX/SPX-compatible protocol.
3c. Click on OK to add the new protocol.
4. In the Network Properties dialog box, ensure that the Primary Network
Logon list box is set to Windows Logon. This setting determines who
validates your user name and password, processes login scripts, and
performs other tasks at start-up.
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Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from a PC Connected Directly to the IQ-203
Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from the IQ-203
Before accessing the CD-ROM from your IQ-203, you need to configure
each system either as a host or a guest. Typically, the host is the PC with the
CD-ROM drive and the guest is your IQ-203. You must also specify the
communication ports that match the physical connection.
To access the CD-ROM from your IQ-203,
1. Configure the host so that it becomes available to the guest.
1a. Select Start > Programs > Accessories > Direct Cable Connection.
If this option is not available, refer to the Windows documentation
for installation instructions.
1b. If it is not already done, set the to Host computer set up to listen by
clicking on Change... and going through the proposed steps.
When you are done, the host is ready to accept a connection.
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Troubleshooting Direct Cable Connection
2. Configure the guest using the same method as for the host. This time,
you must set the Direct Cable Connection utility to Guest computer set
up to connect to host. When you are done, the guest will try to establish
the connection with the host as shown below.
3. If everything is set up properly, the guest should ask you for the name
of the host computer. For details about how to find the host name, see
Accessing the Remote CD-ROM from the IQ-203 Through a Network on
page 80.
You will then have access to all the shared drives on this computer. You can
use files or programs on the CD-ROM exactly as if it was a local drive.
Troubleshooting Direct Cable Connection
The following table provides solutions to common connection problems
when using the Direct Cable Connection:
Problem
The connection fails
using the LPTx port.
Solution
➤ Try changing the port to a COMx port on
both systems.
The connection does not ➤ Swap the host and guest systems.
work using any of the
➤ Check the cable pinout.
ports.
The connection seems to Ensure that the CD-ROM drive is shared on the
host computer and that the files are not
be established, but I
protected from remote access.
cannot access my files.
If you are still experiencing connection problems, do not hesitate to
contact EXFO.
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Index
Index
!, at the back of the IQ-203....................... 3, 5
A
AC requirements.......................................... 11
applications, typical..................................... 72
B
back panel
of the IQ-203 ........................................... 3
of the IQ-206 ........................................... 5
backplane connectors.................................. 39
benchtop installation................................... 13
binary code.................................................. 21
black screen................................................. 46
blank module .............................................. 75
brightness buttons ........................................ 2
button
to adjust brightness ................................. 2
to adjust contrast..................................... 2
to power off the IQ-203........................... 2
to power off the IQ-206........................... 4
to power on the IQ-203 ........................... 2
to power on the IQ-206 ........................... 4
C
caution
of personal hazard ................................... 9
of product hazard.................................... 9
CD-ROM drive
accessing from the IQ-203 ..................... 80
sharing on the PC .................................. 79
certification
information.............................................. v
warranty ................................................ 68
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cleaning
IQ-203 Control Unit................................59
IQ-206 Expansion Unit ...........................59
configuration files........................................51
connecting
IQ components.......................................17
IQ-206 Expansion Units to IQ-203 ..........17
IQ-206 Expansion Units to IQ-206 Expansion
Card........................................25
contrast buttons ............................................2
control status
local .......................................................56
lockout...................................................56
remote ...................................................56
control, remote..............................................8
cooling the units..........................................14
CRT screen ...................................................45
customer service ....................................64, 68
customizing the IQ-200 Optical Test System 45
D
DDE (Dynamic Data Interchange)...................8
DEFRAG command.......................................61
defragmentation..........................................61
DIP switches.................................7, 19, 20, 32
disk space ....................................................57
display resolution.........................................50
dragging......................................................42
drive contents ..............................................56
drivers configuration ...................................31
E
edit boxes ....................................................52
electrical specifications ................................65
electrostatic discharge precautions..............10
entering numeric values...............................44
environmental specifications .......................66
equipment returns .......................................69
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Index
ESD.............................................................. 10
exclusions, warranty .................................... 68
expansion card
illustration of ISA ..................................... 7
illustration of PCI ..................................... 7
ISA ......................................................... 32
expansion unit, connection ......................... 25
extenal software.......................................... 56
F
flicker .......................................................... 62
floppy disk drive ............................................ 2
front panel
of the IQ-203 ........................................... 2
of the IQ-206 ........................................... 4
front panel keys
activating and deactivating.................... 47
functions ............................................... 43
location ................................................... 2
relation with software buttons .............. 43
front panel lights
activating and deactivating.................... 46
illustration ............................................... 2
front panel mouse
buttons description ............................... 42
dragging elements................................. 42
location ................................................... 2
function button keypad............................... 55
fuse holder
IQ-203 ..................................................... 3
IQ-206 ..................................................... 5
fuse replacement......................................... 60
G
GPIB communication ..................................... 8
GPIB port....................................................... 3
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H
hard disk drive
LED........................................................... 2
scanning ................................................ 61
space...................................................... 57
help ............................................................. 57
hexadecimal address.................................... 21
I
I/O
address ............................................ 21, 32
port setting ............................................ 20
IN................................................................... 5
input port ...................................................... 5
input/output port address ........................... 20
input/output, see I/O
inserting a module....................................... 39
installing
IQ-200 Optical Test System .................... 13
IQ-200 Software..................................... 27
IQ-206 Expansion Card........................... 19
ISA card.................................................. 19
PCI card.................................................. 19
interface cables, maximum length ............... 17
interrupt number setting ............................. 20
IQ Configuration Tool ............................ 31, 32
IQ modules
list of...................................................... 71
typical applications ................................ 72
IQ Settings window ......................... 31, 45–51
IQ software conventions
edit boxes .............................................. 52
list boxes ................................................ 52
radio buttons ......................................... 52
software buttons ................................... 52
IQ-200 drivers configuration........................ 31
IQ-200 Optical Test System
cables..................................................... 17
capacity.................................................... 1
components ............................................. 1
connecting ............................................. 17
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Index
customization ........................................ 45
description......................................... 1, 13
installation ............................................. 13
power on ......................................... 35, 37
product line ............................................. 1
turning off ............................................. 58
IQ-200 Software
About window....................................... 57
installation description........................... 27
installation procedure ............................ 27
main window description ...................... 41
uninstallation......................................... 33
version ................................................... 57
IQ-203 Control Unit
back panel ............................................... 3
brightness buttons................................... 2
cleaning ................................................. 59
computer configuration........................... 1
contrast buttons ...................................... 2
description............................................... 1
floppy disk drive ...................................... 2
front panel............................................... 2
front panel mouse ................................... 2
getting started....................................... 35
keys.......................................................... 2
LED .......................................................... 2
memory ................................................. 57
nameplate................................................ 3
ON/OFF button......................................... 2
power on ............................................... 36
technical specifications .......................... 65
troubleshooting ..................................... 62
turning off ............................................. 58
IQ-206 Expansion Card
description............................................... 6
DIP switches....................................... 7, 20
DIP switches configuration .................... 20
getting started....................................... 37
hardware settings .................................. 20
host computer configuration ................. 19
I/O port setting ...................................... 20
illustration (ISA and PCI) .......................... 6
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installation .............................................19
IRQ number setting ................................20
maintenance ..........................................59
models available.....................................19
power consumption ...............................19
requirements..........................................19
technical specifications ..........................65
troubleshooting .....................................63
IQ-206 Expansion Unit
back panel................................................5
cleaning .................................................59
description ...............................................4
front panel ...............................................4
fuse holder ...............................................5
maintenance ..........................................59
nameplate ................................................5
ON/OFF button .........................................4
power on .........................................36, 38
sequential position display .......................4
technical specifications ..........................65
troubleshooting .....................................62
turning off .............................................58
IQ-9600 Utility Module .......................... 75–77
IRQ
for ISA card ............................................32
number setting ................................20, 22
ISA card .......................................................32
diagram ...................................................7
installation .............................................19
K
keypad window ...........................................44
keys, activating and deactivating .................47
L
LCD screen ...................................................45
LED, of hard disk drive ...................................2
liability .........................................................68
lights, turning off ........................................46
list boxes......................................................52
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Index
local ............................................................ 56
location ......................................................... 2
lockout ........................................................ 56
M
maintenance
defragmenting files ............................... 61
IQ-203 Control Unit ............................... 59
IQ-206 Expansion Unit ........................... 59
replacing fuses....................................... 60
mechanical specifications ............................ 65
memory available ........................................ 57
module
insertion ................................................ 39
list of ..................................................... 71
maximum number of ............................. 13
position ................................................. 41
removal.................................................. 40
renaming ............................................... 49
starting and using.................................. 52
module application
exiting.................................................... 53
starting .................................................. 53
module monitor window
arranging ............................................... 55
closing ................................................... 55
description............................................. 54
opening the ........................................... 54
mouse
location ................................................... 2
tracking speed ....................................... 48
N
numeric keypad description ........................ 44
numeric values ............................................ 44
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O
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) ............ 8
ON/OFF button
of the IQ-203 ........................................... 2
of the IQ-206 ........................................... 4
online help................................................... 57
OUT ............................................................... 5
output port.................................................... 5
P
PCI card
adding in Microsoft Windows ................ 23
diagram ................................................... 7
installation ............................................. 19
plugs ........................................................... 11
positioning the units ................................... 14
power
cable supplied ........................................ 11
plug ....................................................... 11
requirements.......................................... 11
power consumption, IQ-206 Expansion Card19
powering on
the IQ-200 Optical Test System ........ 35, 37
the IQ-203 Control Unit ......................... 36
the IQ-206 Expansion Unit ............... 36, 38
precautions.................................................... 9
printer
configuration ......................................... 48
selection................................................. 48
R
rack-mount
kit .......................................................... 14
setup...................................................... 14
radio buttons............................................... 52
remote CD-ROM drive.................................. 79
IQ-200
Index
remote control
GPIB ......................................................... 8
of the IQ-200 Optical Test System............ 8
RS-232 ..................................................... 8
Windows DDE .......................................... 8
Windows OLE........................................... 8
remote, status bar ....................................... 56
removing the module .................................. 40
renaming modules ...................................... 49
requirements, IQ-206 Expansion Card ......... 19
return merchandise authorization ............... 69
RS-232 communication ................................. 8
S
safety
AC requirements .................................... 11
caution .................................................... 9
electrostatic discharge ........................... 10
power cable ........................................... 11
precautions .............................................. 9
warning ................................................... 9
ScanDisk ...................................................... 36
scanning errors............................................ 61
SCPI Manager .............................................. 56
screen selection, LCD or CRT........................ 45
sequential position display ............................ 4
service and repair ........................................ 68
service pack ................................................. 30
shipping to EXFO......................................... 69
software
buttons .................................................. 52
function button ..................................... 43
version ................................................... 57
software configuration
opening ................................................. 51
saving .................................................... 51
software keypad .......................................... 44
specifications
electrical ................................................ 65
environmental........................................ 66
IQ-203 Control Unit ............................... 65
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IQ-206 Expansion Card...........................65
IQ-206 Expansion Unit ...........................65
mechanical .............................................65
storage
space......................................................57
temperature ...........................................64
T
temperature for storage ..............................64
transportation requirements........................64
troubleshooting
IQ-203 Control Unit................................62
IQ-206 Expansion Card...........................63
IQ-206 Expansion Unit ...........................62
turn off all lights..........................................46
turning off
IQ-200 Optical Test System ....................58
IQ-203 Control Unit................................58
IQ-206 Expansion Unit ...........................58
U
UltraTech Engineering Labs Inc. .................... vi
uninstalling the IQ-200 Software .................33
utility module ..............................................75
W
warranty
certification ............................................68
exclusions...............................................68
general...................................................67
liability ...................................................68
null and void ..........................................67
Windows
DDE ..........................................................8
OLE ..........................................................8
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