EX2500A - VTI Instruments

EX2500A - VTI Instruments
EX2500A
LXI-VXI SLOT 0 INTERFACE
QUICK START GUIDE
P/N: 82-0115-001
Released April 22, 2009
VTI Instruments Corp.
2031 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614-6509
(949) 955-1894
VTI Instruments Corp.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Certification ..........................................................................................................................................................3
Warranty ...............................................................................................................................................................3
Limitation of Warranty .........................................................................................................................................3
Restricted Rights Legend......................................................................................................................................3
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ...............................................................................................................................4
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................................................5
Terms and Symbols ..............................................................................................................................................5
Warnings...............................................................................................................................................................6
SUPPORT RESOURCES ...............................................................................................................................................7
SECTION 1....................................................................................................................................................................9
OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................................................................9
Introduction ..........................................................................................................................................................9
VISA Requirements..............................................................................................................................................9
Agilent VISA as Primary VISA Installation Path ...........................................................................................9
Agilent VISA as Secondary VISA Installation Path .......................................................................................9
AGILENT VISA AS PRIMARY VISA ........................................................................................................................10
VISA Installation................................................................................................................................................10
EX2500A Driver Installation..............................................................................................................................14
VXI Plug&Play Driver..................................................................................................................................14
IVI Driver......................................................................................................................................................16
Add the EX2500A Interface to Agilent VISA ....................................................................................................18
AGILENT VISA AS SECONDARY VISA ...................................................................................................................23
VISA Installation................................................................................................................................................23
EX2500A Driver Installation..............................................................................................................................27
VXI Plug&Play Driver..................................................................................................................................27
IVI Driver......................................................................................................................................................29
Configure NI-VISA for Use with Agilent VISA ................................................................................................31
Add the EX2500A Interface to Agilent VISA ....................................................................................................33
Web Interface .....................................................................................................................................................38
Front Panel Details .............................................................................................................................................39
LEDs .............................................................................................................................................................39
Connectors.....................................................................................................................................................40
VXI RST / LAN RST Button ........................................................................................................................40
Gigabit Ethernet Functionality............................................................................................................................40
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CERTIFICATION
VTI Instruments Corp. (VTI) certifies that this product met its published specifications at the time of shipment from
the factory. VTI further certifies that its calibration measurements are traceable to the United States National
Institute of Standards and Technology (formerly National Bureau of Standards), to the extent allowed by that
organization’s calibration facility, and to the calibration facilities of other International Standards Organization
members.
WARRANTY
The product referred to herein is warranted against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year
from the receipt date of the product at customer’s facility. The sole and exclusive remedy for breach of any warranty
concerning these goods shall be repair or replacement of defective parts, or a refund of the purchase price, to be
determined at the option of VTI.
For warranty service or repair, this product must be returned to a VTI Instruments authorized service center. The
product shall be shipped prepaid to VTI and VTI shall prepay all returns of the product to the buyer. However, the
buyer shall pay all shipping charges, duties, and taxes for products returned to VTI from another country.
VTI warrants that its software and firmware designated by VTI for use with a product will execute its programming
when properly installed on that product. VTI does not however warrant that the operation of the product, or
software, or firmware will be uninterrupted or error free.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTY
The warranty shall not apply to defects resulting from improper or inadequate maintenance by the buyer, buyersupplied products or interfacing, unauthorized modification or misuse, operation outside the environmental
specifications for the product, or improper site preparation or maintenance.
VTI Instruments Corp. shall not be liable for injury to property other than the goods themselves. Other than the
limited warranty stated above, VTI Instruments Corp. makes no other warranties, express or implied, with respect to
the quality of product beyond the description of the goods on the face of the contract. VTI specifically disclaims the
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subdivision (b)(3)(ii) of the
Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause in DFARS 252.227-7013.
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Declaration of Conformity According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
MANUFACTURER’S NAME
VTI Instruments Corp.
MANUFACTURER’S ADDRESS
2031 Main Street
Irvine, California 92614-6509
PRODUCT NAME
LXI-VXI Slot 0
MODEL NUMBER(S)
EX2500A
PRODUCT OPTIONS
All
PRODUCT CONFIGURATIONS
All
VTI Instruments Corp. declares that the aforementioned product conforms to the requirements of
the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the EMC Directive 89/366/EEC (inclusive 93/68/EEC)
and carries the “CE” mark accordingly. The product has been designed and manufactured
according to the following specifications:
SAFETY
EN 61010-1:2001 (2nd Edition)
EMC
EN 61326:1997 (w/A 1:1998 and A 2:2001) Class A
CISPR 22 (1997) Class A
VCCI (April 2000) Class A
ICES-003 Class A (ANSI C63.4 1992)
AS/NZS 3548 (w/A1 & A2:97) Class A
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A
I hereby declare that the aforementioned product has been designed to be in compliance with the relevant sections
of the specifications listed above as well as complying with all essential requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
February 2007
Steve Mauga, QA Manager
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GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Review the following safety precautions to avoid bodily injury and/or damage to the product.
These precautions must be observed during all phases of operation or service of this product.
Failure to comply with these precautions, or with specific warnings elsewhere in this manual,
violates safety standards of design, manufacture, and intended use of the product.
Service should only be performed by qualified personnel.
TERMS AND SYMBOLS
These terms may appear in this manual:
WARNING
Indicates that a procedure or condition may cause bodily injury or death.
CAUTION
Indicates that a procedure or condition could possibly cause damage to
equipment or loss of data.
These symbols may appear on the product:
ATTENTION - Important safety instructions
Frame or chassis ground
Indicates that the product was manufactured after August 13, 2005. This mark is
placed in accordance with EN 50419, Marking of electrical and electronic
equipment in accordance with Article 11(2) of Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE).
End-of-life product can be returned to VTI by obtaining an RMA number. Fees
for take-back and recycling will apply if not prohibited by national law.
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WARNINGS
Follow these precautions to avoid injury or damage to the product:
Connect Cables Properly
To avoid damage and potential loss of phone service, ensure that
the RJ-45 connector on the front panel of the EX2500A is not
connected to a standard telephone jack. This should only be
connected to a network interface card, network router, or network
hub.
Avoid Electric Shock
To avoid electric shock or fire hazard, do not operate this product
with the covers removed. Do not connect or disconnect any cable,
probes, test leads, etc. while they are connected to a voltage source.
Remove all power and unplug unit before performing any service.
Service should only be performed by qualified personnel.
Ground the Product
This product is grounded through the grounding conductor of the
power cord. To avoid electric shock, the grounding conductor must
be connected to earth ground.
Operating Conditions
To avoid injury, electric shock or fire hazard:
Do not operate in wet or damp conditions.
Do not operate in an explosive atmosphere.
Operate or store only in specified temperature range.
Provide proper clearance for product ventilation to prevent
overheating.
DO NOT operate if any damage to this product is suspected.
Product should be inspected or serviced only by qualified
personnel.
Class 1 Laser Product
The SFP module in this instrument is a Class 1 Laser device. Do not
attempt to disassemble this module. In the interest of safety, this
equipment should only be serviced by an authorized
VTI Instruments representative. Please observe the following safety
precautions:
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Do not open the unit
If the unit requires service, contact VTI Instruments
Ensure proper use by reading and following the
instructions carefully
Do not attempt to make any adjustments to the unit
The operator of this instrument is advised that if the equipment is
used in a manner not specified in this manual, the protection
provided by the equipment may be impaired.
Conformity is checked by inspection.
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SUPPORT RESOURCES
Support resources for this product are available on the Internet and at VTI Instruments customer
support centers.
VTI Instruments Corp.
World Headquarters
VTI Instruments Corp.
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Irvine, CA 92614-6509
Phone: (949) 955-1894
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Visit http://www.vtiinstruments.com for worldwide support sites and service plan information.
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SECTION 1
OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION
The EX2500A driver was written to be used with Agilent®VISA and, therefore, requires this
software to be installed to function properly. Two software installation paths should be considered
by users when installing the required EX2500A software:
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NOTE
Use with Agilent VISA software, where Agilent VISA is installed as the primary VISA.
Use with existing National Instruments©VISA (NI-VISA) software, which requires Agilent
VISA to be installed as the secondary VISA and NI-VISA to be configured properly to
support Agilent VISA.
The screenshots provided in this section were captured on a Windows®XP® system using specific
VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) installations. As such, it is possible that the
images provided in this guide may not be identical to the images seen during a specific
installation.
VISA REQUIREMENTS
In order to work properly in a test system, the EX2500A requires Agilent VISA to be installed on
the host PC. Agilent VISA may be installed as either the primary VISA, or may be installed
secondary to NI-VISA. The EX2500A is compatible with the following VISA software revisions:
1) Agilent VISA Revision 14.2 or later
2) NI-VISA Revision 2.6 or later for guaranteed operation (VTI Instruments Corp., however,
recommends using revision 3.4 or later)
Agilent VISA as Primary VISA Installation Path
If Agilent VISA revision 14.2 or later is installed on the PC that will be connected to the
EX2500A, go to page 14. If a different version of Agilent VISA is installed on the host PC, go to
page 10 to install revision 14.2. It is recommended that previous versions of Agilent VISA be
removed before installing revision 14.2.
Agilent VISA as Secondary VISA Installation Path
If NI-VISA revision 2.6 or later is installed on the host PC, go to page 23. If the version of
NI-VISA installed on the host PC is lower than revision 2.6, please install an appropriate version
of NI-VISA and then go to page 23.
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AGILENT VISA AS PRIMARY VISA
VISA INSTALLATION
1) Start installation of Agilent VISA. From the Agilent IO Library Distribution CD, run the
program iolibs_suite_14_2_8931_1_multimedia.exe (or later). At the Welcome screen, click
the Next button.
2) At the License Agreement dialog box, click on the “I accept” radio button to accept the
license agreement, and then click Next to continue. If this is not done, installation will cease.
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3) At the Setup Type dialog box, select the Custom radio button, then click the Next button.
4) At the Install Agilent VISA dialog box, a prompt appears asking if Agilent VISA will be
installed as the primary VISA. Ensure that Install Agilent VISA as primary VISA is
selected, and then click the Next button.
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5) No changes are required at the Choose Destination Location dialog box. Click the Next
button to continue.
6) At the Select Features dialog box, a summary of features that will be installed is provided.
Make certain that the Agilent VISA as primary VISA check box is selected. Once this has
been verified, click the Next button to continue.
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7) Next, the Start Copying Files dialog box will appear. To begin software installation, click the
Install button.
8) Once Agilent VISA installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete dialog box
will appear. As the EX2500A driver must be installed before the Agilent Connection Expert
can be used, ensure that both check boxes on this dialog box are not selected. Click the Finish
button to complete VISA installation.
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EX2500A DRIVER INSTALLATION
VXI Plug&Play Driver
1) From the VTI Instruments Corp. Drivers and Product Manuals CD, run the program
Drvr_EX2500A_R2p1p0.msi (or later). At the Welcome dialog box, click the Next button.
2) From the Select Installation Folder dialog box, select an appropriate radio button according
to host PC demands. No changes are required in the Folder field. Click the Next button to
proceed.
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3) At the Confirm Installation dialog box, click the Next button.
4) Click the close button and continue to Add the EX2500A Interface to Agilent VISA.
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IVI Driver
1) From the VTI Instruments Corp. Drivers and Product Manuals CD, run the program
VTEX2500A_R2p0p0p0.msi (or later). At the Welcome dialog box, click the Next button.
2) At the End-User License Agreement dialog box, select the “I accept” radio button, then
click Next to continue.
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3) At the Choose Setup Type dialog box, select Typical, then click Next.
4) After selecting the Typical setup, click on the Install button to begin driver installation.
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5) Once installation of the driver is complete, click the Finish button on the Completing Setup
dialog box.
ADD THE EX2500A INTERFACE TO AGILENT VISA
1) Open Agilent’s Connection Expert© from the Start Menu via the path Start > All Programs >
Agilent IO Libraries Suite > Agilent Connection Expert.
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2) From the Connection Expert main window, click the Add an interface link in the Task
Guide field.
3) From the Manually Add an Interface dialog box, select VTI Instruments LXI-VXI Slot 0
Interface from the list and then click Add.
4) A configuration window will appear where a module is assigned a VISA interface ID which is
then mapped to the device’s IP address. There must be a unique VISA interface ID for each
interface defined in a system. NOTE: if NI-VISA is installed, a VISA Interface ID other than
VXI0 must be assigned, as NI-VISA reserves VXI0 for MXI-2 devices (whether a MXI-2
device is installed or not). To automatically search for the module, click on Search Local
Network on the configuration window. This software utility will search for EX2500As. If the
EX2500A is connected directly to the Network Interface Card (NIC) in the host system, the
EX2500A software will automatically assign a link-local IP address based on the MAC
address of the module. If the module is connected to a LAN that is DHCP enabled, the DHCP
server will assign an IP address to the module. To determine if a LAN is DHCP enabled,
please contact your Network Administrator.
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From here, the user can also choose to have connection errors added to the Windows Event
Log by clicking on the Log LAN connection errors checkbox. The user can also set the time
that the Connection Expert will wait before timing out. This is done by entering a value in the
Connect timeout text field. It should be noted that the LAN maximum timeout and Client
delta timeout fields are not currently supported by the EX2500A.
NOTE
On PCs running Windows XP, the Windows Firewall utility may try to block Connection
Expert from connecting to the EX2500A. To avoid blocking multiple connections, it may be
desirable to turn off Windows Firewall. Refer to Windows Help for more information.
5) Connection Expert will display the IP address of all EX2500As discovered on the network.
Clicking LEDs runs a test on the LEDs of the highlighted EX2500A causing the Link Status
LEDs to blink in a “leap-frog” pattern. An additional dialog box will appear asking if this is
the correct module. It this is the module of interest, click OK to establish the highlighted
EX2500A as the target module.
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The IP address field will now contain the IP of the target EX2500A. Clicking OK assigns the
VISA interface ID shown to the target EX2500A.
NOTE
This process should be repeated for each EX2500A included in a test system. It is imperative that
each EX2500A module have a unique VISA interface ID.
If a MXI-2 interface will be installed into a mainframe after an EX2500A has been installed, the
EX2500A should have its VISA interface ID reassigned if its ID is VXI0. If this is not done, it will
cause the I/O software to perform improperly and make accessing the EX2500A impossible.
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6) The Slot 0 interface to the EX2500A should now appear in the Instrument I/O on this PC
field. The adjacent field contains buttons that allow for EX2500A properties to be changed
and provide access to the built-in web interface.
The EX2500A soft front panel and other programs should now be accessible.
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AGILENT VISA AS SECONDARY VISA
VISA INSTALLATION
1) Start installation of Agilent VISA. From the Agilent IO Library Distribution CD, run the
program iolibs_suite_14_2_8931_1_multimedia.exe (or later). At the Welcome screen, click
the Next button.
2) At the License Agreement dialog box, click on the “I accept” radio button to accept the
license agreement, and then click Next to continue. If this is not done, installation will cease.
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3) At the Setup Type dialog box, select the Custom radio button, then click the Next button.
4) At the Install Agilent VISA dialog box, a prompt appears asking if Agilent VISA will be
installed as the primary VISA. Ensure that Install Agilent VISA as primary VISA is not
selected, and the click the Next button. The screenshot below is from a system with NI-VISA
already installed.
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5) No changes are required at the Choose Destination Location dialog box. Click the Next
button to continue.
6) At the Select Features dialog box, a summary of features that will be installed is provided.
Ensure that the Agilent VISA as primary VISA checkbox is not selected.
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7) Next, the Start Copying Files dialog box will appear. To begin software installation, click the
Install button.
8) Once Agilent VISA installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete dialog box
will appear. As the EX2500A driver must be installed before the Agilent Connection Expert
can be used, ensure that both check boxes on this dialog box are no selected. Click the Finish
button to complete VISA installation.
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EX2500A DRIVER INSTALLATION
VXI Plug&Play Driver
1) From the VTI Instruments Corp. Drivers and Product Manuals CD, run the program
Drvr_EX2500A_R2p1p0.msi (or later). At the Welcome dialog box, click the Next button.
2) From the Select Installation Folder dialog box, select an appropriate radio button according
to host PC demands. No changes are required in the Folder field. Click the Next button to
proceed.
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3) At the Confirm Installation dialog box, click the Next button.
4) Click the close button and go to Configure NI-VISA for Use with Agilent VISA.
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IVI Driver
1) From the VTI Instruments Corp. Drivers and Product Manuals CD, run the program
VTEX2500A_R2p0p0p0.msi (or later). At the Welcome dialog box, click the Next button.
2) At the End-User License Agreement dialog box, select the “I accept” radio button, then
click Next to continue.
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3) At the Choose Setup Type dialog box, select Typical, then click Next.
4) After selecting the Typical setup, click on the Install button to begin driver installation.
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5) Once installation of the driver is complete, click the Finish button on the Completing Setup
dialog box.
CONFIGURE NI-VISA FOR USE WITH AGILENT VISA
1) Open NI’s MAX® (Measurement and Automation Explorer) software and go to Tools>NIVISA>Passport Editor. Note that in other versions of NI_VISA, Passport Editor may be
found in another location. Please refer to the software’s Help file for additional assistance.
2) When the NI Passport Registry Editor dialog box appears, ensure that the NiVisaTulip.dll
check box is selected. Click Apply, and then click OK.
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3) A warning will appear, indicating that MAX must be restarted for changes to take effect.
Click OK, then close MAX.
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ADD THE EX2500A INTERFACE TO AGILENT VISA
1) Open Agilent’s Connection Expert© from the Start Menu via the path Start > All Programs >
Agilent IO Libraries Suite > Agilent Connection Expert.
2) From the Connection Expert main window, click the Add an interface link in the Task
Guide field.
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3) From the Manually Add an Interface dialog box, select VTI Instruments LXI-VXI Slot 0
Interface from the list and then click Add.
4) A configuration window will appear. In VXI systems, the VISA interface ID cannot conflict
with any other existing VXI interface IDs (in multi-mainframe systems). To ensure that this
does not occur, click on Search Local Network on the configuration window. This software
utility will search for EX2500As. If the EX2500A is connected directly to the NIC in the host
controller, the EX2500A software will automatically assign an IP address based on the MAC
address of the module. If the module is connected to a LAN that is DHCP enabled, the DHCP
server will assign an IP address to the module. To determine if a LAN is DHCP enabled,
please contact your Network Administrator.
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From here, the user can also choose to have connection errors added to the Windows Event
Log by clicking on the Log LAN connection errors checkbox. The user can also set the time
that the Connection Expert will wait before timing out. This is done by entering a value in the
Connect timeout text field. It should be noted that the LAN maximum timeout and Client
delta timeout fields are not currently supported by the EX2500A.
NOTE
On PCs running Windows XP, the Windows Firewall utility may try to block Connection
Expert from connecting to the EX2500A. To avoid blocking multiple connections, it may be
desirable to turn off Windows Firewall. Refer to Windows Help for more information.
5) Connection Expert will display the IP address of all EX2500As discovered on the network.
Clicking LEDs runs a test on the LEDs of the highlighted EX2500A causing the MODE
LEDs to blink in a “leap-frog” pattern. An additional dialog box will appear asking if this is
the correct module. It this is the module of interest, click OK to establish the highlighted
EX2500A as the target module
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The IP address field will now contain the IP of the target EX2500A. Clicking OK assigns the
VISA interface ID shown to the target EX2500A.
NOTE
This process should be repeated for each EX2500A included in a test system. It is imperative that
each EX2500A module have a unique VISA interface ID.
If a MXI-2 interface will be installed into a mainframe after an EX2500A has been installed, the
EX2500A should have its VISA interface ID reassigned if its ID is VXI0. If this is not done, it will
cause the I/O software to perform improperly and make accessing the EX2500A impossible.
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6) The Slot 0 interface to the EX2500A should now appear in the Instrument I/O on this PC
field. The adjacent field contains buttons that allow for EX2500A properties to be changed
and provide access to the EX2500A’s web interface.
The EX2500A soft front panel and other programs should now be accessible.
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WEB INTERFACE
To open this the embedded web page, open Internet Explorer and double click on the instrument
EX2500A in the Bonjour toolbar. If the toolbar on the left does appear when Internet Explorer is
opened, click on the Bonjour icon located in the IE command bar (see Figure 1).
Bonjour icon
FIGURE 1: BONJOUR TOOLBAR (LEFT) WITH EX2500A SELECTED
Alternatively, the IP address of the EX2500A can be entered into the address bar of any Internet
browser to view the embedded web page.
NOTE
The web interface currently supports network configuration of the EX2500A along with trigger
setup, interrupt setup, and other functions. Because the EX2500A includes RESMAN in the
module, the modules in the rack can be identified, peeked and poked, or sent word serial
commands.
FIGURE 2: EX2500A WEB INTERFACE
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FRONT PANEL DETAILS
This section details each element found on the EX2500A front panel and describes the intended
use of these elements. See Figure 3 as a reference while the EX2500A front panel is discussed.
LEDs
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VXI ACC: the VXI access indicator, this LED will blink green for backplane accesses that
terminate properly. It will blink orange for accesses that terminate in retry or bus error.
SYSFAIL: indicates EX2500A SYSFAIL status (does not indicate backplane SYSFAIL
status). Note that the center LED is not used by the EX2500A.
PWR: indicates that the power supply voltages lines are at the correct voltage. This LED will
temporarily glow red when the EX2500A is initially powered up and when the VXI/LAN
RST button is pushed.
LAN: indicates the LAN status of the EX2500A.
o A solid green LAN LED indicates normal operation.
o A flashing green, LAN LED indicates that the EX2500A has received a device
identification command. The LAN LED will continue to flash until it is turned off via the
web page.
o A solid red LAN LED indicates that a LAN fault has been detected. This may be a failure
to acquire a valid IP address, to renew a DHCP IP lease, detection of a duplicate IP
address, or that the LAN cable has been disconnected.
1588: indicates the EX2500A’s IEEE 1588 synchronization status.
o A solid green 1588 LED indicates that the EX2500A’s device clock is an IEEE 1588
slave.
o A 1588 LED flashing green once per second indicates that its clock is the IEEE 1588
master.
o A 1588 LED flashing green once every two seconds indicates that the EX2500 is the
IEEE 1588 Grand Master.
o If the LED is solid red, an IEEE 1588 fault has occurred. If this LED is not illuminated, it
the EX2500A is not synchronized with the IEEE 1588 clock.
Ethernet Link Status Indicators
o A/B/C: provides link status for the established “GIGABIT ETHERNET” connection and
indicates the following:
LED A
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
NOTE
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LED C
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
Mode
1000 Mb/s Fiber, Link-up
1000 Mb/s Cat 5 Master, Link-up
1000 Mb/s Cat 5 Slave, Link-up
100 Mb/s Cat 5, Link-up
10 Mb/s Cat 5, Link-up
Link Down
Ensure that LED control is returned to “Normal” when exiting the LED test or Device
Identification section of the web interface.
bus
FIGURE 3:
EX2500A FRONT
PANEL
LED B
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
Tx/Rx/DUPLEX: provides transmit (Tx), receive (Rx), and duplex status for the
established “GIGABIT ETHERNET” connection. When the “DUPLEX” LED is
illuminated, this indicates that a full-duplex connection has been established. A halfduplex connection is indicated otherwise.
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Connectors
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CLK IN/OUT: SMB connectors that provide external clocking options for the EX2500A.
SFP FIBER OPTIC: a fiber optic gigabit Ethernet connector that accommodates an SX or
LX Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) module.
CAT5e: an RJ-45 connector that accommodates Category 5e (Cat 5e) twisted pair.
LXI TRIGGER BUS: an 8-channel LXI-compliant trigger mechanism that can be used to
route all VXI TTL triggers rack-to-rack or rack-to-LXI module.
TRIG IN/OUT: SMB connectors used to route VXI TTL triggers and trigger bus signals.
VXI RST / LAN RST Button
LXI LAN Configuration Initialize (LCI) Mechanism
The VXI RST / LAN RST button, implemented according to the LXI LAN Configuration
Initialize (LCI) Mechanism specification, on the EX2500A front panel provides a mechanism for
recovery from an unknown or incorrect network configuration. If, for example, the EX2500A was
statically configured for test or demonstration purposes and was not returned to “DHCP/AUTO
IP” mode, the module may not be found by the original network setup. Following the procedure
below will place the EX2500A’s IP configuration mode into “DHCP/AUTO IP” as well as
ensuring that mDNS discovery is enabled:
1) Press and hold the reset button until the LXI PWR LED changes from red to green
(approximately 5 s).
2) Release the reset button.
NOTE
Resetting the EX2500A will also reset the web page interface password to “ex2500”.
VXI-11 Device Discovery (supported by the VISA IO-Libraries) is also supported by the
EX2500A. This allows all EX2500A on a local network to be found without knowledge of their
MAC address or IP address with the use of a broadcast message.
GIGABIT ETHERNET FUNCTIONALITY
The EX2500A automatically detects whether the twisted pair (RJ-45) or fiber optic (SFP)
connection is active and switches without user intervention. For Cat 5e connections, the EX2500A
provides auto-MDIX functionality that automatically handles crossover in point-to-point
connections. The unit will also detect and correct pairs that are wired backwards. Therefore,
crossover cables can be used, but are not required.
NOTE
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If Cat 5e (RJ-45) and fiber (SFP) media are both connected at power up, the port that first achieves
link (typically the SFP) will be used. Also, if a link is established on one media type, and the other
media is connected, the established link is maintained.
EX2500A Quick Start Guide
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