Keysight PXIe Chassis Family

Keysight PXIe Chassis Family
Startup Guide
M9019A
Keysight PXIe Chassis
Family
Notices
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Manual Part Number
M9019-90001
Edition
Edition 1, July 2016
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Consortium.
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Systems Alliance.
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chassis, controllers, modules, etc.) performance, safety, or regulatory compliance unless specifically stated.
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Safety Information
The following general safety precautions must be observed during all
phases of operation of this instrument.
Failure to comply with these precautions or with specific warnings or operating instructions in the product
manuals violates safety standards of
design, manufacture, and intended use
of the instrument. Keysight Technologies assumes no liability for the customer's failure to comply with these
requirements.
General
Do not use this product in any manner not
specified by the manufacturer. The protective features of this product must not be
impaired if it is used in a manner specified in
the operation instructions.
Before Applying Power
Verify that all safety precautions are taken.
Make all connections to the unit before
applying power. Note the external markings
described under “Safety Symbols”.
Ground the Instrument
Keysight chassis’ are provided with a
grounding-type power plug. The
instrument chassis and cover must be
connected to an electrical ground to
minimize shock hazard. The ground pin
must be firmly connected to an electrical ground (safety ground) terminal at
the power outlet. Any interruption of
the protective (grounding) conductor
or disconnection of the protective
earth terminal will cause a potential
shock hazard that could result in personal injury.
Do Not Operate in an Explosive
Atmosphere
Do not operate the module/chassis in
the presence of flammable gases or
fumes.
Do Not Operate Near Flammable
Liquids
Do not operate the module/chassis in
the presence of flammable liquids or
near containers of such liquids.
Cleaning
Clean the outside of the Keysight module/chassis with a soft, lint-free,
slightly dampened cloth. Do not use
detergent or chemical solvents.
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Do Not Remove Instrument Cover
Only qualified, service-trained personnel who are aware of the hazards
involved should remove instrument
covers. Always disconnect the power
cable and any external circuits before
removing the instrument cover.
Keep away from live circuits
Operating personnel must not remove
equipment covers or shields. Procedures involving the removal of covers
and shields are for use by servicetrained personnel only. Under certain
conditions, dangerous voltages may
exist even with the equipment
switched off. To avoid dangerous electrical shock, DO NOT perform procedures involving cover or shield removal
unless you are qualified to do so.
DO NOT operate damaged
equipment
Whenever it is possible that the safety
protection features built into this product have been impaired, either through
physical damage, excessive moisture,
or any other reason, REMOVE POWER
and do not use the product until safe
operation can be verified by servicetrained personnel. If necessary, return
the product to an Keysight Technologies Sales and Service Office for service and repair to ensure the safety
features are maintained.
DO NOT block the primary
disconnect
The primary disconnect device is the
appliance connector/power cord when
a chassis used by itself, but when
installed into a rack or system the disconnect may be impaired and must be
considered part of the installation.
Do Not Modify the Instrument
Do not install substitute parts or perform any unauthorized modification to
the product. Return the product to an
Keysight Sales and Service Office to
ensure that safety features are maintained.
In Case of Damage
Instruments that appear damaged or
defective should be made inoperative
and secured against unintended operation until they can be repaired by
qualified service personnel.
Do NOT block vents and fan exhaust:
To ensure adequate cooling and ventilation, leave a gap of at least 50mm
(2") around vent holes on both sides of
the chassis.
Do NOT operate with empty slots: To
ensure proper cooling and avoid damaging equipment, fill each empty slot
with an AXIe filler panel module.
Do NOT stack free-standing chassis:
Stacked chassis should be rackmounted.
All modules are grounded through the
chassis: During installation, tighten
each module's retaining screws to
secure the module to the chassis and
to make the ground connection.
Operator is responsible to maintain
safe operating conditions. To ensure
safe operating conditions, modules
should not be operated beyond the full
temperature range specified in the
Environmental and physical specification. Exceeding safe operating conditions can result in shorter lifespan,
improper module performance and
user safety issues. When the modules
are in use and operation within the
specified full temperature range is not
maintained, module surface temperatures may exceed safe handling conditions which can cause discomfort or
burns if touched. In the event of a
module exceeding the full temperature
range, always allow the module to cool
before touching or removing modules
from the chassis.
Safety Symbols
A CAUTION denotes a hazard. It
calls attention to an operating procedure or practice that, if not correctly performed or adhered to,
could result in damage to the
product or loss of important data.
Do not proceed beyond a CAUTION
notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
A WARNING denotes a hazard. It
calls attention to an operating procedure or practice, that, if not correctly performed or adhered to,
could result in personal injury or
death. Do not proceed beyond a
WARNING notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
Products display the following symbols:
Refer to manual for
additional safety
information.
The CSA mark is a registered trademark of the Canadian Standards Association and indicates compliance to
the standards laid out by them. Refer
to the product Declaration of Conformity for details.
Notice for European Community: This
product complies with the relevant
European legal Directives: EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and Low Voltage
Directive (2006/95/EC).
The Regulatory Compliance Mark
(RCM) mark is a registered trademark.
This signifies compliance with the Australia EMC Framework regulations
under the terms of the Radio Communication Act of 1992.
Earth Ground.
Chassis Ground.
ICES/NMB-001 indicates that this ISM
device complies with the Canadian
ICES-001.
Standby Power. Unit is not
completely disconnected
from AC mains when
power switch is in standby
position
Waste Electrical and
Electronic
Equipment (WEEE)
Directive
2002/96/EC
This product complies with the WEEE
Directive (2002/96/EC) marking
requirement. The affixed product label
(see below) indicates that you must not
discard this electrical/electronic product in domestic household waste.
Product Category: With reference to
the equipment types in the WEEE
directive Annex 1, this product is classified as a “Monitoring and Control
instrumentation” product.
Do not dispose in domestic household
waste.
Alternating Current (AC).
Direct Current (DC).
South Korean Class A EMC Declaration. this equipment is Class A suitable
for professional use and is for use in
electromagnetic environments outside
of the home.
This symbol represents the time period
during which no hazardous or toxic
substance elements are expected to
leak or deteriorate during normal use.
Forty years is the expected useful life
of this product.
To return unwanted products, contact
your local Keysight office, or see
www.keysight.com/environment/product for more information.
Indicates that antistatic
precautions should be
taken.
Operate the PXIe chassis
in the horizontal
orientation. Do NOT
operate this chassis in the
vertical orientation.
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Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Terminologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
M9019A key features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Interactive Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Static-safe handling procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Related documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2. Step1: Verify the Shipment Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
M9019A chassis shipment verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3. Step 2: Prepare the hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Host controller hardware and software requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting up the chassis on a bench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Removing and installing filler panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a remote controller PC to the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 1. Install a PXIe system module in the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 2. Install a PCIe host adapter in the remote controller PC . . . . . . . 19
Step 3. Connect a PCIe cable between the remote controller PC and the
chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing an embedded controller in the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing software on the host controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing the PXIe chassis software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing the chassis software from M9019A Software and Product
Information CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing the chassis software online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
4. STEP 3: Turn On Chassis and Verify Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Power sequencing of the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Methods of powering up the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Chassis front panel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
PC startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using Connection Expert to connect to the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Starting the SFP and selecting Hardware Mode or Simulation Mode . . . 29
Using the SFP to monitor the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
5. STEP 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying Keysight Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Installing modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Installing the module software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Verifying your module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
6. Chassis and Accessory Model Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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1. Introduction
The PXIe chassis is the backbone of a PXIe system. It contains a high performance
backplane giving the cards in the system the ability to communicate rapidly with
one another. It also provides power and cooling.
Keysight provides two 18-slot PXIe chassis:
M9018A
M9019A
For more information on M9018A, refer to the M9018A user documentation
available at www.keysight.com/find/M9018A. This guide provides detailed
information on using the M9019A.
About this guide
The Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide describes how to connect the
chassis to a host PC, power-up the chassis and verify basic operation, including the
following:
The features and capabilities of PXIe chassis
How a chassis system is shipped and what is included with the chassis itself
Computer hardware and software requirements, installation of an embedded
controller, connection of a remote controller, and software installation on
the controller
How to use Connection Expert and the chassis soft front panel (SFP) to
verify operation of the chassis
Overview of installing and verifying Keysight modules in the chassis, and is
intended to supplement your module documentation
Terminologies
Before continuing, some important terminology is presented. The computer that
controls the chassis is known as the host controller or system controller, and is
shown at the top of the hierarchy in the following figure.
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Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
The host controller can either be a remote controller or an embedded controller. A
remote controller is a Windows-based PC, and can be a desktop PC, or a rack
mounted PC. The remote controller interfaces to the chassis through a PCIe cable.
An embedded controller, such as the Keysight M9037A Embedded Controller, is a
small form factor, Windows-based PC that is designed for installation in the system
controller slot (slot 1) of the chassis. An embedded controller also consumes two or
three expansion slots to the left of slot 1.
The combination of the chassis, the host controller (and a PCIe cable if the host
controller is a remote controller), and the chassis I/O software running on the host
controller is referred to as a chassis system.
In order for a PC to serve as a remote controller, its BIOS must support
enumeration of the PCIe slots in the chassis; many computers are not capable
of enumerating a sufficient number of PCIe slots to ensure that slots in an
external chassis are enumerated.
Keysight provides the document PC Tested Configurations with PXI/AXIe
Chassis - Technical Overview, which lists the embedded, desktop, laptop, and
rack-mounted PCs that have been verified to enumerate the PCIe slots in the
PXIe chassis. Use this document, available under the Document Library tab at
www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis, to guide your selection of remote
controller PCs.
M9019A key features
The Keysight Technologies M9019A PXIe chassis is designed for easy integration
into large systems containing multiple PXIe chassis and other non-PXI
instrumentation. It has 16 PXIe hybrid slots, which allows the system designer to
mix and match the number and location of PXIe and hybrid-compatible modules.
Its ultra-high performing PCIe switch fabric can operate up to Gen 3 providing up
to 24 GB/s of system data bandwidth. The innovative cooling design allows the
chassis to fit into 4U of rack space, in most cases.
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The Keysight M9019A PXIe chassis has these key features:
16 PXIe hybrid slots, 1 PXIe timing slot, and 1 PXIe system slot
4U chassis with innovative cooling design
Ultra-high performance Gen 3 PCIe switching with a two-link (x8, x16)
system slot and x8 links to the hybrid/timing slots
High data bandwidth (maximum 24 GB/s system and 8 GB/s slot-to-slot)
Multi-chassis power-sequencing and front panel external trigger inputs
/outputs
Specified up to 55 oC and 10,000 ft operating conditions
The following image shows a front view of the M9019A chassis.
Interactive Block Diagram
View the complete interactive block diagram from the Windows Start button:
Start > All Programs > Keysight > PXIe Chassis Family > Interactive Block
Diagram
You can also download the block diagram from www.keysight.com/find/M9019A.
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Static-safe handling procedures
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage or destroy electronic components. Use a
static-safe work station to perform all work on electronic assemblies. The figure
(left) shows a static-safe work station using two types of ESD protection:
Conductive table-mat and wrist-strap combination
Conductive floor-mat and heel-strap combination
Both types, when used together, provide a significant level of ESD protection. Of
the two, only the table-mat and wrist-strap combination provides adequate ESD
protection when used alone. To ensure user safety, the static-safe accessories must
provide at least 1 MΩ of isolation from ground.
DO NOT use these techniques for a static-safe work station when working on
circuitry with a voltage potential greater than 500 volts.
Related documentation
The documentation listed below can be found on the Software and Product
Information CD (M9019-10001) that came with your chassis.
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
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For the latest versions of the above documents, visit the Keysight website at www.
keysight.com/find/M9019A. The following documents are also available on this
website:
Keysight M9019A PXIe Chassis Data Sheet
Keysight M9022A/ M9023A/ M9024A PXIe system module Data Sheet
PC Tested Configuration with PXI/AXIe Chassis Technical Overview — This
document lists the PCs that have been verified to work with the M9019A
chassis.
Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis System Configuration Tool
To assist you in locating the documentation that will best meet your needs, the
following table lists the recommended chassis documents by audience. Also listed
are the key topics covered in each group of documents.
Product specifications, available accessories, firmware and software may change
over time. Check the Keysight website at www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis for
the latest updates to the product software, guides, help files and data sheets.
For more information on Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis System Configuration
Tool, check the Keysight website at www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis.
Audience
First-time
users of
the PXIe
chassis
Recommended Documents
Key Topics
PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
M9019A Data Sheet
M9022A/ M9023A/ M9024A/ M9048B/
M9049A Data Sheet
PC Tested Configuration with PXIe/AXIe
Chassis Technical Overview
Documentation for each module
SFP Help
Interactive Block diagram
Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis System
Configuration Tool
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- PXIe chassis architecture
and capabilities
- Selection of the host
controller PC
- Connecting the chassis to a
computer and powering up
the system
- Using Connection Expert
and the soft front panel (SFP)
to verify chassis operation
- Installing Keysight modules
in the chassis
- Using the SFP to configure
the chassis
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
2. Step1: Verify the Shipment
Contents
Depending on your order, your shipment may arrive in separate boxes. For
example, if you order the M9019A chassis, the M9022A PXIe system module, and
the Y1202A cable, your order will arrive in three separate boxes.
Carefully inspect your shipment for any shipping damage. Report any damage to
the shipping agent immediately, as such damage is not covered by warranty.
Keysight suggests that you save the chassis shipping container in case it ever
becomes necessary to return the chassis to Keysight for service. See the How
to Return the Chassis to Keysight section in the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family
Service Guide describes how to return the chassis to Keysight for service.
M9019A chassis shipment verification
Verify that your chassis shipment contains the following items:
Keysight M9019A PXIe Chassis
Power cord
This document in hard copy
Software and Product Information CD (M9019-10001) — This CD contains
software and product documentation in PDF format for the M9019A chassis.
The weight of an empty M9019A PXIe chassis (no modules installed in the
chassis) is approximately 29.8 lbs lbs (13.5 kg). Lift the chassis using a single
side handle only when the total chassis weight (chassis plus installed modules)
does not exceed 75 lbs (34.0 kg). Otherwise use both side handles to lift the
chassis.
Installing modules in the chassis may increase its weight to a point where two
people are required to lift the chassis. If two people are not available, use a
mechanical lift to lift the chassis. The chassis should be transported using a
rolling cart.
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3. Step 2: Prepare the hardware
The following procedures should be followed to ensure safety and to minimize
the possibility of damaging electrical components:
This product is designed for use in Installation Category II and
Pollution Degree 2, per IEC 61010 Second Edition and 664
respectively.
Mains wiring and connectors shall be compatible with the
connector used in the premise electrical system. Failure to
ensure adequate earth grounding by not using correct
components may cause product damage and serious injury.
Use only the power cord supplied with the chassis. Keysight
power cords ensure continuity between the chassis groundingtype power plug and the safety ground terminal at the power
outlet.
Install the chassis so that the detachable power cord is readily
identifiable and is easily reached by the operator. The detachable
power cord is the chassis disconnecting device. It disconnects
the mains circuits from the mains supply to the chassis before
other parts of the chassis. The front panel switch is only a
standby switch and is not a LINE switch. Alternatively, an
externally installed switch or circuit breaker (which is readily
identifiable and is easily reached by the operator) may be used as
a disconnecting device.
The chassis does not support hot-swapping of modules; i.e.,
inserting and removing modules with the chassis powered up.
Before installing modules in the chassis, powered down the
chassis and disconnected from AC power.
To minimize the possibility of electrostatic discharge (ESD)
damage to a module while installing it, follow the handling
procedures described in Static-safe handling procedures on page
11.
Host controller hardware and software requirements
The Keysight IO Libraries Suite is the largest software component in the chassis
software installation, and its performance is the biggest contributor to system
performance. Therefore, the host controller requirements in the following are based
on optimizing the installation and performance of the IO Libraries Suite.
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Operating System
Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8.1 Update 1
Windows 10
OS versions
32-bit1 and 64-bit.
32-bit1 and 64-bit.
32-bit1 and 64-bit.
Processor Speed
1Ghz 32-bit (x86),
1GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium64 not supported
1Ghz 32-bit (x86),
1GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium64 not supported
1Ghz 32-bit (x86),
1GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium64 not supported
Available computer
memory
1 GB minimum
1 GB minimum
1 GB minimum
Available hard disk
1.5 GB available hard disk
space,
includes:
1.5 GB available hard disk
space,
includes:
1.5 GB available hard disk
space,
includes:
space2
1GB available
for Microsoft .
NET
1GB available
for Microsoft .
NET
1GB available
for Microsoft .
NET
Framework 3.5
SP1
Framework 3.5
SP1
Framework 3.5
SP1
100 MB for
Keysight IO
Libraries Suite
100 MB for
Keysight IO
Libraries Suite
100 MB for
Keysight IO
Libraries Suite
Video
Support for DirectX 9
graphics with
128 MB graphics memory
recommended (Super VGA
graphics is
supported)
Support for DirectX 9
graphics with
128 MB graphics memory
recommended (Super VGA
graphics is
supported)
Support for DirectX 9
graphics with
128 MB graphics memory
recommended (Super VGA
graphics is
supported)
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer
7 or
greater
Microsoft Internet Explorer
7 or
greater
Microsoft Internet Explorer
7 or
greater
1
32-bit operating systems do not support large multi-chassis systems. For details, refer to Keysight's Multiple PXIe and AXIe
Chassis Configuration tool. This tool is available online at: www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis. [ a b c ]
2
Because of the installation procedure, less memory may be required for operation than is required for installation.
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Refer to the Keysight M9037A PXIe Embedded Controller User Guide for supported
operating systems on the M9037A.
Setting up the chassis on a bench
This guide assumes that chassis preparation, turn-on and verification are
performed on the bench prior to installing the chassis in a rack. If you prefer to
install the chassis in a rack first, see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User
Guide on the Software and Product Information CD for rack mounting
instructions.
The primary consideration in using the chassis on a bench is ensuring adequate
ventilation for cooling. Cooling air enters through the vent holes on the bottom,
sides, and front of the chassis, and exits through the rear of the chassis. For bench
use, ensure that the feet are installed on the chassis so that air can enter through
the bottom of the chassis. Also ensure that there is at least 50 mm (2 inches) of
clearance on the sides, front, and rear of the chassis.
Removing and installing filler panels
The chassis is shipped from the factory with all filler panels installed. For the 18
slots, the filler panels are 20.32 mm (.8 inches) wide; these are referred to as
narrow filler panels. The expansion slot to the left of slot 1 is three slots wide;
hence, the filler panel for the expansion slot is 60.96 mm (2.4 inches) wide and is
referred to as a wide filler panel.
The filler panels are held in place by captive screws (two screws for narrow filler
panels and four screws for wide filler panels). When installing a filler panel, the
captive screws should be tightened securely to ensure the filler panel is wellgrounded to the chassis.
Ensure that filler panels are installed in all empty slots. Missing filler panels will
impact cooling of the chassis and may cause RFI (radio frequency interference) with
other devices.
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In addition to installing modules and filler panels in chassis slots,
air inlet modules can also be installed in chassis slots. These
modules contain holes in their face plates, and can be placed
adjacent to high power modules for additional cooling. Keysight
provides an air inlet module kit as listed in Keysight PXIe Chassis
Family Specification Guide . For information on using air inlet
modules, see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
Do not install modules in the peripheral slots yet. In this step,
only slot 1, the system controller slot, will have a module
installed. Deferring the installation of other modules until later
will allow the chassis to be turned on and verified in its simplest
configuration.
To prepare the hardware, either an embedded controller or a PXIe system
module will be installed in slot 1, depending on your configuration. Both of
these installations are described in this step.
Connecting a remote controller PC to the chassis
A remote controller is an external, Windows-based PC that connects to the chassis
through a PCIe cable. The remote controller can be a desktop PC, a laptop PC, or a
rack-mounted PC.
In order for a PC to serve as a remote controller, its BIOS must support
enumeration of the PCIe slots in the chassis; many computers are not capable
of enumerating a sufficient number of PCIe slots to ensure that slots in an
external chassis are enumerated.
Keysight provides the document PC Tested Configurations with PXI/AXIe
Chassis Technical Overview which lists the embedded, desktop, laptop, and
rack-mounted PCs that have been verified to enumerate the PCIe slots in the
PXIe chassis. Use this document, available under the Document Library tab at
www.keysight.com/find/M9019A, to guide your selection of remote controller
PCs. For general controller requirements, such as RAM and hard disk
requirements, see the Host controller hardware and software requirements on
page 14 section.
To connect a remote controller PC to the chassis, perform the three steps listed
below. When handling PC adapter cards and chassis modules, be sure to follow the
static-safe procedures described in Static-safe handling procedures on page 11.
Step 1. Install a PXIe system module in the chassis
The first step is to install a PXIe system module, such as the Keysight M9022A/
M9023A/M9024A PXIe system module, in the chassis system controller slot (slot 1).
PXIe system modules contain a PCIe cable connector that permits a PCIe cable to
be connected between the module and the remote controller. To install the PXIe
system module in slot 1, follow the instructions provided with the module as you
perform the following steps:
1.
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1. Turn the chassis off and unplug the chassis from AC power.
Before inserting the module, inspect the chassis slot to ensure there are no
bent pins on the slot connectors.
2. Insert the module in the chassis slot by placing the module card edges into
the top and bottom module guides.
To avoid damaging the module, do not touch exposed connectors
or components on the printed circuit board as you install the
module.
Modules are usually shipped with thread protectors on the
mounting screw threads. These protectors must be removed
before installing modules in the chassis.
Take care to ensure that the module is aligned perpendicularly to
the chassis as you begin sliding it in. Otherwise, it is possible for
components on the module (or on adjacent modules) to be
damaged by contact between modules.
3. With the injector/ejector handle in the down position, carefully slide the
module to the rear of the chassis. When you begin to feel resistance from the
backplane connectors, push up on the injector/ejector handle to complete
insertion of the module and latch it into place.
4. Secure the module front panel to the chassis using the captive front panel
mounting screws. All modules have two captive mounting screws. Tighten
the screws for both mechanical security and to ensure proper grounding of
the front panel.
Ensure that all empty chassis slots are covered by filler panels or air inlet
modules.
1.
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5. Plug in and power up the chassis. Verify that the chassis fans are operating
and free of obstructions that may restrict airflow.
Step 2. Install a PCIe host adapter in the remote controller PC
Keysight offers the M9048B (x8)/ M9049A (x16). PCIe host adapter for desktop and
rack-mounted PCs. To install an adapter in your remote controller PC, follow the
instructions provided with your adapter.
Step 3. Connect a PCIe cable between the remote controller PC and the
chassis
Connect the appropriate PCIe cable between the remote controller PCIe host
adapter and the chassis PXIe system module.
All PCIe cable connector components, including the connectors on the cables
and the receptacles on the M9022A/ M9023A/ M9024A/ M9048B/ M9049A
interface products, are limited to 250 mating cycles. Beyond this, signal
integrity will be impaired. Therefore, the chassis and its accessories should not
be used in applications where the number of connector mating cycles will
exceed 250 cycles.
Installing an embedded controller in the chassis
An embedded controller, such as the Keysight M9037A Embedded Controller, is a
small form factor, Windows-based PC that is designed to be installed in the system
controller slot (slot 1) of the chassis. The embedded controller also occupies the
two or three expansion slots to the left of slot 1; the expansion slot does not
contain a connector.
Before installing an embedded controller, turn the chassis off and unplug it
from AC power.
To install an embedded controller in the chassis, remove the filler panel in slot 1
and the three-wide filler panel to the left of slot 1. Keysight recommends that you
retain these filler panels for future use—for example, if you later replace the
embedded controller with a PXIe system module to interface to a remote controller.
Because the PXIe system module only consumes one slot, the expansion slot must
be covered with the three-wide filler panel to maintain proper airflow and RFI
shielding.
To avoid damaging the embedded controller during installation, do not touch
exposed connector pins or components on the printed circuit boards.
To install your embedded controller, follow the instructions provided earlier for the
PXIe system module as well as the instructions provided with your controller.
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Once the embedded controller is installed in the chassis, you can interface to the
controller by connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to it; alternatively, you
can interface to the controller through its network port using software such as
Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Keysight IO Libraries Suite and the PXIe chassis drivers are pre-installed on the
M9037A Embedded Controller. If you are using this embedded controller, you
can skip the remainder of this step, and proceed to STEP 3: Turn On Chassis
and Verify Operation on page 23.
Installation of Keysight software on the embedded controller is described in the
next section. However, because the software is provided on CDs and because
embedded controllers typically do not have optical drives, you should determine
which software installation option will work best for you. The installation options
include:
Obtain a USB interface optical drive and connect it to one of the embedded
controller USB ports.
Copy the CD software to the embedded controller hard drive, and then
execute the installation process from the hard drive. To do this, the CD
software can be read on a PC optical drive, and then copied to the
embedded controller over the network or by using a USB flash drive.
If the embedded controller is connected to the network, you can download
the required software from www.keysight.com/find/M9019A, and not use
the CDs supplied with the chassis.
Installing software on the host controller
This section describes how to install the host controller software, and applies to
both remote controllers and embedded controllers. To install the software, you
must have administrator privileges on the host controller, and the software must be
installed in the following order:
1. Keysight IO Libraries Suite - This is a collection of libraries and utilities that
enable you to connect your chassis to the host controller and run programs
on the host controller that interact with the chassis. The IO Libraries Suite is
used with all Keysight instruments, and is not specific to the PXIe chassis.
Keysight recommends using the latest version of IO Libraries Suite available.
2. PXIe chassis drivers - This software consists of the chassis soft front panel
(SFP) and the IVI.NET, IVI-C, LabVIEW, and MATLAB drivers for the PXIe
chassis. These drivers each provide an API (application programming
interface) that can be used to develop programs that interface to the chassis.
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The software installation process is based on using the CDs that
are shipped with the chassis. However, as noted in the previous
section, you will need to adapt the installation process if you
have an embedded controller.
It is recommended to use the latest version of Keysight IO
Libraries Suite.
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite
This section describes installation of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite. Note that it is
recommended to use the latest version of the IO Libraries Suite .
Only one installation of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite is required
on the host controller PC. This installation is used by both the
PXIe Chassis drivers that are installed in the next section and the
drivers associated with each module that you install in the
chassis.
Two libraries, IVI Shared Components and VISA Shared
Components, are required by the IO Libraries Suite. If these
libraries are not already installed on your controller, the IO
Libraries Suite installer will install them. If IVI Shared
Components and VISA Shared Components are already installed,
the IO Libraries Suite installer will upgrade these libraries to the
latest version, if necessary, using the same installation location
used by the previous version.
For information on Keysight IO Libraries Suite and to get the latest version, go to
www.keysight.com/find/iosuite.
Installing the PXIe chassis software
The PXIe chassis software consist of the chassis soft front panel (SFP) and the IVIC, IVI.NET, LabVIEW, and MATLAB drivers for the PXIe chassis.
You can install the software from the M9019A Software and Product Information
CD. Alternatively, you can download and install the software.The software is
available online at www.keysight.com/M9019A.
Installing the chassis software from M9019A Software and Product Information
CD
To install the M9019A software, perform the following steps:
1. Insert the M9019A Software and Product Information CD into your optical
drive. This should automatically display a browser window. If this window is
not displayed, use Windows Explorer to locate autorun.exe at the root level
of the CD and then execute that program.
2. Click the Install M9019 Software link, which will bring up the Keysight
M9019A InstallShield Wizard.
3. Click Next and follow the prompts to install the M9019A software. The final
dialog prompts you to restart your computer to complete the installation.
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Installing the chassis software online
To install the M9019A software, perform the following steps:
1. Browse to www.keysight.com/M9019A .
2. Click on Visit Technical Support.
3. Click the Drivers, Firmware & Software tab.
4. Select Keysight PXIe Chassis Software.
5. Click the Download button.
6. Select the appropriate executable file.
7. Choose Run.
Using the SFP is described in Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis on
page 29. The PXIe chassis drivers are used to develop host controller programs to
interface to the chassis, and are described in the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User
Guide .
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4. STEP 3: Turn On Chassis and
Verify Operation
Do not install modules in the peripheral slots yet—this is done in
STEP 4. The only module that should be installed in the chassis
at this time is either an embedded controller or a PXIe system
module in slot 1 as described in STEP 2 on page 14.
This guide assumes that chassis preparation, turn-on and
verification are performed on the bench prior to installing the
chassis in a rack. If you prefer to install the chassis in a rack first,
see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide on the Software
and Product Information CD for rack mounting information.
If you encounter difficulty in turning on the chassis system, see
the troubleshooting information in the Keysight PXIe Chassis
Family User Guide.
This instrument has auto-ranging power supplies, meaning that the chassis
does not have a voltage selector switch. Ensure that the AC supply line voltage
is within the range of 100-120 VAC or 220-240 VAC, and 50/60 Hz frequency.
If this product is not used as specified, the protection provided by the
equipment could be impaired. This product must be used in a normal condition
(in which all means for protection are intact) only.
When you press the chassis power-on button, if the chassis does not power up
and the front panel LEDs do not light, it is possible for the chassis to be in a
safety shutdown state. Remove the chassis AC power cord from the chassis for
one minute. Reconnect the power cord and turn on the chassis again. If it still
does not power on, refer to the troubleshooting information in the Keysight
PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
Power sequencing of the chassis
When powering up the system, the chassis should be powered up first. After
powering up the chassis, you should wait at least three seconds before turning on
the PC. The chassis front panel temperature LED, which is on for three seconds
after the chassis is powered up, provides a convenient way to measure this delay,
as shown below.
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The PC should be shut down before the chassis is powered down. This will prevent
the chassis, as it is being powered down, from disrupting operation of the PC.
In brief, the PC should be off whenever the chassis is powered up or down. Because
chassis modules are not hot-swappable, chassis modules should only be added or
removed when the chassis is powered down.
The above power sequence does not apply to an embedded controller installed in
the chassis because the embedded controller and chassis are powered together.
Methods of powering up the chassis
The method of powering up the chassis depends on the position of the INHIBIT rear
panel switch, which can be set to the DEF (default) position or to the MAN (manual)
position). These two methods are shown on the interactive block diagram and work
as follows:
INHIBIT switch in the DEF position — In this position, the front panel power
push button is used to switch the chassis between ON and Standby—hence,
this push button is known as the ON/Standby push button. Using this push
button requires that a module is installed in the system controller slot (slot
1). This can be a module such as the Keysight M9022A/ M9023A/ M9024A
PXIe system module or an embedded controller.
INHIBIT switch in the MAN position — In this position, the Inhibit signal on
the rear panel DB-9 connector controls chassis power. The chassis is
powered up by applying a logic high signal to the Inhibit signal. When the
Inhibit signal is low, the chassis is in Standby (off except for 5Vaux, an
auxiliary power supply).
Keysight recommends leaving the INHIBIT switch in the DEF position when
connecting the AC power cord to the chassis. After inserting the power AC power
cord, then move the INHIBIT switch to the MAN position.
Use of the ON/Standby push button to power up the chassis is assumed unless
otherwise noted.
For information on using the Inhibit signal on the rear panel DB-9 connector to
power the chassis up and down, see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
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Chassis front panel LEDs
The chassis contains three LEDs on its front panel to the left of the ON/Standby
(power) push button, as shown in in the following figure.
The front panel LEDs, depending on whether they are off, on continuously, or
flashing, provide important information on the status of the chassis, and should be
monitored regularly. The following table lists each LED and describes the
information it provides.
LED
Off
On continuously
Flashing
All three LEDs
on for 10
seconds and off
for 1 second
Power LED
(blue)
Indicates that the
chassis is turned
off. If you attempt
to turn the
chassis on but
the Power LED
remains off, this
can indicate
several possible
problems
Indicates that the four main supply
voltages (3.3V, 5V, 12V, and -12V)
plus 5Vaux are within their respective
limits. The factory default limits are
plus and minus 10% for 3.3V and
plus and minus 5% around the
nominal values for the other power
supply voltages.
Indicates that one or more of
the four supply voltages are
outside of their limits, either the
5% factory default limits or, if
changed, the user set limits.
Refer to the Keysight PXIe
Chassis Family Service Guide
for troubleshooting
suggestions.
This indicates
that the Monitor
Processor, which
controls flashing
of the LEDs, has
been unable to
communicate to
the Chassis
Manager.
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LED
Fan LED
(green)
Off
On continuously
Flashing
See the Keysight
PXIe Chassis
Family Service
Guide for details.
The 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and -12V plus
5Vaux limits can be individually
changed for each supply using the
SFP and programmatically
changing the limits. The limits, if
changed, are reset to 5% at the
next chassis power cycle.
If the power supply condition
causing the flashing to occur is
no longer present, the Power
LED will return to on
continuously, i.e. the flashing
state is not latched.
Typically
indicates that the
chassis is turned
off.
This could also
indicate a failed
LED or a failure of
the LED drive
circuitry.
Indicates that all three fans are
operating above 1200 RPM, the
factory default lower limit.
Indicates that one or more of
the three fans are operating
below the limit, either the 1200
RPM factory default limit or, if
changed, the user set limit.
The fan speed limit can be changed
using the SFP or programmatically.
The limit, if changed, is reset back
to 1200 RPM at the next chassis
power cycle.
If the fan speed condition
causing the flashing to occur is
no longer present, the Fan LED
will return to on continuously, i.
e. the flashing state is not
latched.
See the Keysight
PXIe Chassis
Family Service
Guide for details.
Temp
To avoid this
(Temperature) amber LED being
LED (amber) interpreted as
indicating a
temperature
problem in the on
state, this LED is
off if the chassis
temperatures are
OK. To allow you
to validate that
this LED is
working, the LED
is turned on for
the first three
seconds after the
chassis is
powered up
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All three LEDs
on for 10
seconds and off
for 1 second
This LED is never on continuously. It
will either be off if the temperatures
reported by the air flow exit
temperature sensors are all below
the limit (see left column), or it will be
flashing if one or more of the
temperature sensors are reporting a
temperature above the limit (see
right column).
Indicates that at least one of the
air flow exit temperature
sensors is reporting a
temperature above the limit,
either the 70°C factory default
limit or, if changed, the user set
limit.The limit, if changed, is
reset back to 70°C at the next
chassis power cycle.
If the temperature condition
causing the flashing to occur is
no longer present, the
Temperature LED will turn off,
indicating that the chassis
temperatures are OK.
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The chassis will not intentionally modify its operation because of conditions that
cause one or more LEDs to flash. In other words, the chassis will attempt to
continue normal operation despite flashing LED(s). However, a flashing LED may
indicate a condition that will prevent the chassis from operating correctly. For
example, a flashing Fan LED indicates that one or more rear panel fans are under
speed, which may cause the temperature of the chassis to rise and exceed
specifications. This, in turn, may cause a thermal shutdown of the power supply.
Therefore, flashing LEDs should be tended to promptly. See the Keysight PXIe
Chassis Family Service Guide for further information.
PC startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite
This section describes the PC startup events for Keysight IO Libraries Suite.
Improvements have been made in Keysight IO Libraries Suite that considerably
simplify the PC startup process. Keysight recommends use of latest version
Keysight IO Libraries Suit.
Before describing the PC startup events for each version, two situations are
described where Connection Expert, which is part of Keysight IO Libraries Suite, will
not display a PCIe device, be it the chassis or a module in the chassis.
1. If Windows can not find a driver for a device, Windows will not be able to
identify the device and therefore Connection Expert will not be able to
display it. If this occurs, you will typically be presented with the Windows
New Hardware Found Wizard, which will give you the opportunity to assist
Windows in finding a driver. If a driver is found, you should restart the PC
and verify that Windows identifies the device (which will be evident by the
lack of the New Hardware Found Wizard for that device).
2. The other situation where Connection Expert will not display a PCIe device is
in the event that, when Connection Expert is started, Windows has not yet
completed assigning drivers to the devices (the chassis or modules in the
chassis) found during enumeration. Connection Expert will not display
modules that it cannot identify. In this situation, however, the driver exists
but it has not yet been assigned to the device by the time Connection Expert
is started.
This situation should be very rare; if it occurs, it would be expected to occur with
slower PCs. The solution for this situation depends on which version of IO Libraries
Suite you have installed and is described below. For the first-ever connection of the
chassis to the PC, or after changing the chassis configuration, only a single boot of
the PC is needed. However, sufficient time needs to be allowed between when
Windows is up and when Keysight Connection is started in the following figure.
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The two cases described above where Connection Expert does not display the
chassis or a module in the chassis can occur with Connection Expert. If the New
Hardware Found Wizard is displayed, follow the steps in the Using Connection
Expert to connect to the chassis section in the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family
Startup Guide to associate a driver with the device. If Connection Expert, does not
display a particular device, click the Rescan button to see if Windows has now
assigned a driver to the device, which will allow Connection Expert to display the
device.
In general, if it ever appears that your chassis configuration as displayed by
Connection Expert differs from your actual configuration, click the Rescan button.
This should align the displayed configuration to the actual configuration.
Even with the latest version of IO Libraries, it is always advisable to boot the PC
a second time to ensure that the PC properly enumerates all of the modules
within the chassis.
Using Connection Expert to connect to the chassis
Use Connection Expert to confirm that the host controller can connect to the
chassis.
1. Start Connection Expert on the host controller.
2. Click the PXI/AXIe Chassis tab.
3. Click the Chassis Content tab.
The list of connected chassis appears on the right hand pane as shown in the
following image. The chassis indicator is Chassis 2. When you click on Chassis 2,
the contents of each slot in the PXIe chassis are displayed in the right pane.
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If Connection Expert successfully displays the chassis slots, continue to the next
section, and verify that the soft front panel can interface to the chassis. If
Connection Expert fails to display the chassis slots, see the Keysight PXIe Chassis
Family Service Guide for troubleshooting suggestions.
Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis
PXIe chassis soft front panel (SFP) can be used both to monitor the status of the
chassis as well as configure various chassis parameters, such as the maximum
temperature threshold for the temperature alarm. This section describes how to
use the SFP to monitor the status of the chassis; configuring chassis parameters is
described in the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
Starting the SFP and selecting Hardware Mode or Simulation Mode
The SFP runs in two modes, hardware mode and simulation mode. In hardware
mode, the SFP interacts with the chassis itself. The SFP displays chassis
information and allow you to set chassis parameters such as temperature
thresholds and voltage alarms.
In simulation mode, the SFP simulates chassis operation and does not
communicate with the chassis. Simulation mode is useful to learn the capabilities
of the SFP and the chassis. In simulation mode, the alarms are not active.
Independent of whether you plan to run the SFP in hardware mode or simulation
mode, the SFP is started from the Start menu as follows:
Start > All Programs > Keysight > PXIe Chassis Family > Chassis Family SFP
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If no chassis has been detected by Connection Expert, the SFP startup dialog
appears as shown in the following image. The absence of a chassis listed under
Modules indicates that no chassis has been detected; therefore, the SFP can only
be run in simulation mode.
To run in simulation mode, select the Simulation Mode check box in the above
image. This displays M9019A in the Modules list. Then click M9019A in the Modules
list to select it, which displays M9019A in the Selected Instrument field. Click
Connect to start the SFP in simulation mode.
If a chassis has been detected, M9019A and the address of the chassis is listed
under Modules, as shown in the following image.
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Click the chassis entry under Modules to select it, which will display the chassis
entry in the Selected Instrument field. Click Connect to start the SFP in hardware
mode.
Note that multiple instance of the SFP can be run at one time on the host controller
PC.
Using the SFP to monitor the chassis
This section describes how to use the SFP to monitor the chassis in Hardware
Mode.
To prevent inadvertently changing parameters such as the chassis temperature
alarm, the SFP includes an Allow Control check box that is unchecked by
default as shown below. The unchecked box prevents any configuration change
from being made. In the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide, which
describes how to use the SFP to configure the chassis, this check box will be
checked.
The image below shows the Monitor screen of the SFP. This screen has five tabs:
Fan speed
Temperature
Voltage
Reference clock
PCIe link
These tabs display the speed of the three fans, the temperatures reported by the
eight backplane temperature sensors, and the four main power supply voltages
respectively. This screen also displays the source of the 10 MHz reference clock
and the current PCIe link configuration. For more information, see the Keysight
PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
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As you can see, there are Alarm Occurred indicators on the right side of the
Monitor screen. These alarms are enabled by default and operate as described in
the following table. If the chassis is operating normally and is using the default
alarm thresholds, none of the alarms should be set. For information on configuring
these alarms to other than their default thresholds, see the Keysight PXIe Chassis
Family User Guide.
Tab
Alarm
Description
Fan speed
tab
Fan speed
alarm
The fan speed alarm is illuminated if the speed of any of the three fans drops below 1200 RPM.
The alarm is latched and will persist even if all fans resume operation above 1200 RPM. The fan
speed alarm can be cleared using its Clear button; however, if any of the three fans are still
operating below 1200 RPM when the Clear button is clicked, the fan speed alarm will remain
illuminated.
Temperature
tab
Temperature
alarm
The temperature alarm is illuminated if the temperature reported by any of the eight temperature
sensors is above 70 °C. The alarm is latched and will persist even if all temperature sensors
subsequently report temperatures below 70 °C. The temperature alarm can be cleared using its
Clear button; however, if any of the temperature sensors are still reporting a temperature above 70
°C when the Clear button is clicked, the temperature alarm will remain illuminated.
Voltage tab
3.3V alarm
For 3.3V alarm, the factory default limits are plus and minus 10% around the nominal values. Each
of the other four voltage alarms has upper and lower voltage limits of 5% about the nominal
voltage.
5V alarm
For example, the 12V alarm has an upper voltage limit of 12.6V and a lower voltage limit of 11.4V.
5Vaux alarm
12V alarm
12V alarm
Reference
clock tab
10 MHz
reference
clock
source
changed
alarm
A particular voltage alarm is illuminated if that voltage falls outside of the range specified by the
upper and lower voltage limits. The alarm signal is latched and will persist even if the voltage
subsequently returns to within the specified range. The voltage alarm can be cleared using the
Clear button; however, if the voltage is still outside of the specified range when the Clear button is
clicked, the voltage alarm will remain illuminated.
This alarm is illuminated if the 10 MHz reference clock source changes. The chassis reference
clock can originate in three different places:
- Internal: Electronics within the chassis source the clock.
- External: The clock arrives from outside the chassis at the rear panel.
- System Time Slot: The reference clock is sourced by a timing module within the chassis.
The Alarm indicator on this screen indicates whether or not a change in clock source has occurred
since the last time the chassis was booted up, or the alarm condition was cleared.
This alarm, like the other alarms, is latched and can be cleared using its Clear button.
PCIe Link tab
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The PCIe link configuration can be viewed from the Monitor tab of the SFP. The PCIe link
configuration can be viewed from the Monitor tab of the SFP.
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5. STEP 4: Overview of Installing
and Verifying Keysight Modules
Installation of Keysight modules should only be performed if you have been
able to successfully view the chassis slots with Keysight Connection Expert as
described in the Using Connection Expert to connect to the chassis on page 27
section. Preferably you have also been able to use the PXIe chassis soft front
panel with the chassis as well.
This sequencing is important both when powering up the chassis and powering
down the chassis.
Installing modules
If you plan to install multiple high power Keysight modules in the chassis, see the
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide for information on power planning and
chassis cooling. Prior to installing your modules, review the installation instructions
for the PXIe system module in the Step 1. Install a PXIe system module in the
chassis on page 17 section. The instructions for this module are applicable to all
modules installed in the chassis.
Installing the module software
The PXIe chassis drivers that you installed in the Installing the PXIe chassis
software on page 21 section are completely separate from your module
software. The chassis drivers permit interfacing to chassis functionality such as
temperature sensors and fan speeds, while your module software is required to
interface to your particular module.
The documentation for your Keysight module will indicate that Keysight IO Library
Suite should be installed. However, only one installation of IO Library Suite is
required on the host controller PC. Presuming that you installed IO Libraries Suite
as described in the Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite on page 21 section, it
does not need to be installed again when installing software for Keysight modules.
If you did not install IO Libraries Suite earlier, it must be installed before you install
your module-specific software.
After ensuring that IO Libraries Suite is installed, follow the instructions provided
with your module to install its software.
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Verifying your module
Follow the instructions provided with your Keysight module to verify its operation.
Module verification typically includes the following steps:
1. Verify that your module is displayed within the chassis in Keysight
Connection Expert as described in the Using Connection Expert to connect to
the chassis on page 28 section, and as described in your module
documentation.
2. Bring up the soft front panel (SFP) for your module, if available, and verify
that the SFP can interface correctly to the module.
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6. Chassis and Accessory Model
Numbers
The following table lists the model number of the chassis,its accessories, and
related products. Information on these parts can be found by starting at www.
keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis .
M9019A
Related
Products
Accessories
PXIe Chassis: 18 slot, 3U, 24 GB/s
M9037A
PXIe embedded controller: Intel i7, 4 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD
M9048B
PCIe host adapter: single port (x8), Gen 3
M9049A
PCIe host adapter: dual port (16), Gen 3
M9022A
PXIe system module: single port (x8), Gen 3
M9023A
PXIe high performance system module: dual port (x16) Gen 3
M9024A
PXIe high performance system module with connectivity expansion: two gigabit LAN,
two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, GPIB
Y1212A
Slot Blocker Kit
Y1213A
PXI EMI Filler Panel Kit: 5 single-slot
Y1214A
Air Inlet Module Kit
Y1215C
Flush mount rack kit
Y1216B
Recess mount rack kit
Y1217B
Rack mount rail kit
Y1218A
Cable tray kit
Y1270A
Front panel interfacing kit for 18-slot PXIe chassis
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This information is subject to change
without notice.
© Keysight Technologies 2016
Edition 1, July 2016
Printed In Malaysia
M9019-90001
www.keysight.com
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