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conex-cc - Newport Corporation
CONEX-CC
Single-Axis DC Motion
with Controller/Driver
Part 2:
Getting Started
Firmware V1.0.x
CONEX-CC
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Table of Contents
1.0 Overview and Setup .................................................................................. 1
1.1
CONEX-CC Controller and Stage Assembly ..............................................................................1
1.2
USB Cable .....................................................................................................................................1
1.3
Power Cable ...................................................................................................................................2
1.4
CD-ROM........................................................................................................................................2
1.5
Mechanical Installation .................................................................................................................2
1.5.1
Mounting CONEX-CC Controller.................................................................................2
2.0 Initial Setup ............................................................................................... 3
2.1
2.2
CONEX Suite Installation.............................................................................................................3
2.1.1
PC Computer Requirements ..........................................................................................3
2.1.2
Software Installation.......................................................................................................4
Electrical Installation.....................................................................................................................5
2.2.1
Power Supply ..................................................................................................................5
2.2.2
USB Cable to CONEX-CC Module ..............................................................................5
2.2.3
USB Cable to PC ............................................................................................................5
3.0 CONEX-CC First Connection .................................................................. 6
3.1
Installing CONEX-CC USB Virtual Serial Converter ................................................................6
3.1.1
First step: USB Virtual Serial Converter installation ..................................................6
3.1.2
Second step: USB Serial Port Driver installation ........................................................8
4.0 CONEX-CC Installation Verification..................................................... 10
5.0 Disconnecting CONEX-CC..................................................................... 10
5.1
Disconnecting CONEX-CC Module ..........................................................................................10
5.2
Closing Newport Communication Interface ..............................................................................10
6.0 Troubleshooting ...................................................................................... 11
6.1
Device Not Found........................................................................................................................11
6.2
Device Not Communicating .......................................................................................................12
6.2.1
Launching Windows HyperTerminal..........................................................................12
6.2.2
Using Windows HyperTerminal..................................................................................14
6.2.3
Closing Windows HyperTerminal...............................................................................14
Service Form .................................................................................................... 15
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1.0
Overview and Setup
CONEX-CC includes 4 parts:
• A controller and stage assembly.
• A USB cable.
• A power cable.
• A CD-ROM.
1.1
CONEX-CC Controller and Stage Assembly
NOTE
Example: CONEX-TRACC
1.2
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1.3
Power Cable
NOTE
This cable allows “chaining” 2 CONEX-CC modules. A CONEX-PS power supply
is required for the first module.
1.4
CD-ROM
The CONEX CD-ROM includes:
• CONEX softwares.
• LabVIEW drivers.
• Documentations.
1.5
Mechanical Installation
1.5.1
Mounting CONEX-CC Controller
CONEX-CC controller can be mounted on Newport CONEX-BP base plate.
2 screws M3 (Provided)
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Initial Setup
This chapter describes the necessary steps to be performed prior to use any Newport
CONEX component for the first time.
2.1
CONEX Suite Installation
CAUTION
Before any software installation, contact your I.T. manager to verify
if you have the appropriate rights.
CONEX software suite is provided in a CD-ROM and includes:
Component
Description
USB Driver
Composed of two parts:
USB Bus
Requires by Windows to allow USB communication with any
CONEX component.
USB VCP (Virtual COM Port)
Requires by Windows to allow serial port communication with
any CONEX component.
CONEX
Communication
Interface
Allows several applications to communicate with one or several
CONEX components.
Graphical User
Interface
This user’s interface allowing full control of CONEX-CC. It’s a
virtual front panel
LabVIEW Library
CONEX-CC commands library to be used by user application
developed with LabVIEW 8.2 (or later)
User’s Manuals
User’s manuals for CONEX-CC device.
2.1.1
PC Computer Requirements
2.1.1.1
Hardware
• CD-ROM drive.
• At least one USB 2.0 port
(Full speed, Full power, CONEX-CC consumption < 0.5A).
2.1.1.2
Software
• Windows operating system.
• “.NET Framework 2.00”.
• LabVIEW 8.2 Runtime (or later).
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2.1.2
2.1.2.1
Software Installation
1.
Install “CONEX Communication Interface”.
2.
Copy “USB driver” directory.
3.
Install “Graphical User Interface”.
Install CONEX communication interface
• In the “\CONEX Communication Interface” directory, launch “setup.exe”.
• A window opens up showing installation progress. Wait for completion…
• Click on “Close”.
The CONEX Communication Interface will be installed in the
“C:\Program Files\Newport\CONEX\CONEX Communication Interface” folder.
2.1.2.2
Copy USB driver
Copy the “\USB drivers” directory onto PC hard-disk at the following location
“C:\Program Files\Newport\CONEX”.
After the copy, the folder must be existed:
“C:\Program Files\Newport\CONEX\USB drivers”
NOTE
This step must be done before the first connection of the CONEX-CC device.
2.1.2.3
Install graphical user interface
The graphical user interface is an applet that represents a virtual front panel for the
CONEX-CC device.
To install this tool, select and launch “setup.exe” from the
“\Graphical User Interface\CONEX-CC” directory.
The “CONEX-CC Virtual Front Panel” will be installed in the
“C:\Program Files\Newport\CONEX\CONEX-CC” folder.
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2.2
Electrical Installation
2.2.1
Power Supply
NOTE
The first CONEX-CC module must be connected to a Conex-PS power supply.
2.2.1.1
First CONEX-CC module
2.2.1.2
Additional CONEX-CC module
Up to 5 CONEX-CC modules can be powered by only one CONEX-PS power supply.
To power an additional module, use the cable provided and connect it between the
“OUT” socket of the first module and the “IN” socket of the additional one.
2.2.2
USB Cable to CONEX-CC Module
• Connect the cable mini-USB side to the CONEX-CC module.
NOTE
One USB cable is required per module.
2.2.3
USB Cable to PC
• Connect the cable standard USB side to an available port of the PC.
NOTE
One USB cable is required per module.
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CONEX-CC First Connection
This chapter describes the necessary steps to be performed when connecting a Newport
CONEX-CC to a PC computer for the first time.
3.1
Installing CONEX-CC USB Virtual Serial Converter
1. The “\USB drivers” directory must be copied onto PC hard-disk at the following
location “C:\Program Files\Newport\CONEX\USB Drivers”.
2. Connect the CONEX-CC to a USB port with the provided USB cable.
3. The detection of this new connected device (the first time) is signaled by a message
in the bottom-right of the screen.
4. The USB driver installation is automatically activated: Two steps
3.1.1
First step: USB Virtual Serial Converter installation
This first step of the USB driver installation is signaled by a new message in the
bottom-right of the screen.
Then a first window opens up proposing to go over the Internet to download the
necessary driver. Select “NO” and click “Next”, a second window opens up allowing
driver location selection.
Select “Install from a list of specific location” and click “Next”.
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Another window opens up allowing file location selection. Click “Browse” and select
the following directory:
“C:\Program Files\Newport\CONEX\USB Drivers\CDM 2.04.06 CONEX”
Click “OK” to return to the selection window. The file path is displayed. Click “Next”.
A windows warning windows opens up. Click “Continue Anyway”.
Installation starts, wait for completion.
Click on “Finish” to finalize the first component installation.
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3.1.2
Second step: USB Serial Port Driver installation
This second step of the USB driver installation is signaled by a new message in the
bottom-right of the screen.
Then a new window opens up proposing to go over the Internet to download the
necessary driver. Select “NO” and click “Next”.
In the following window, select the “Install from a list of specific location” option and
click “Next”.
Next, select the directory of the provided USB driver for CONEX:
“C:\Program Files\Newport\CONEX\USB Drivers\CDM 2.04.06 CONEX”
Click “Next” to valid.
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A windows warning windows opens up. Click “Continue Anyway” in the next window.
Installation starts, wait for completion.
Click on “Finish” to finalize the first component installation
Now, your new device is installed and ready to use.
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CONEX-CC Installation Verification
Open the window “System manager” and select the “Device” tab to check your
configuration. Click on “Device Manager” and in the display menu select “view devices
by type”:
Expand “USB Bus controllers” line and check the new line Newport CONEX-CC
Virtual Serial Converter:
Expand “Ports (COM and LPT)” line and check the new line Newport CONEX-CC
USB Serial Port (COMx):
NOTES
• One serial port (COM x) will be assigned to each Newport CONEX Device.
• Note the COM port number (x) affected to the device. It’ll be required in case
of troubleshooting.
CONEX-CC is now ready to be used. Refer to CONEX-CC documentation part 3 for
software information
5.0
Disconnecting CONEX-CC
5.1
Disconnecting CONEX-CC Module
It is recommended to close the virtual front panel before disconnecting the device.
CONEX-CC device cable can be simply disconnected from the PS USB socket.
5.2
Closing Newport Communication Interface
It is recommended to close the Newport Communication Interface when it is not used
anymore. Just right click on the Newport Icon (right side of the Windows task bar) and
click on “EXIT”.
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Troubleshooting
This section provides help on troubleshooting CONEX-CC device malfunction.
Problems can be classified in 2 types:
• Device is not found.
• Device does not communicate properly.
Whenever having any problem controlling CONEX-CC device, close the current
application and launch the Newport “CONEX-CC Virtual Front panel”
(see CONEX-CC Manual Part 3: Software manual).
6.1
Device Not Found
The connected device must be found in the list of devices:

If the device is listed, click “OK” and control it through the Virtual Front panel.

If the device is not listed, proceed as described in chapter 4 to verify its correct
installation (note the COM port number assigned to the device).
•
If the selected device does not work properly from the virtual front panel, contact
the provider of your application software.
• If one of these drivers is not present, install it (see chapter 3).
• If one of these drivers is not working properly, uninstall and reinstall it (see chapter
3).
• If the problem Persists, please contact Newport technical support (see CONEX-CC
Manual Part 1: Introduction, Safety & Service).
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6.2
Device Not Communicating
If the device is listed, but still not communicating properly, proceed as follow:
• Close the Virtual Front Panel.
• Close the Newport Communication Interface (see chapter 5.3).
• Use Windows “HyperTerminal” as describe below.
6.2.1
Launching Windows HyperTerminal
NOTE
If you previously have used HyperTerminal for this device and memorized the
connection, select it from Windows “START” menu: (I.e.:
“ALL Programs\Accessories\Communication\Hyperterminal\CONEX-CC.ht”)
• Got to chapter 6.2.2.
• From Windows “START” menu, select:
“ALL Programs\Accessories\Communication\HyperTerminal”
• Enter a connection name (i.e. CONEX-CC) in the newly opened window, click OK,
then select the connection mode (COM x) in the next window and click OK again.
NOTE
The COM port number must be the one affected to the device (see chapter 4.0).
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• Set the communication parameters:
• Click “OK” and Access the Terminal display options by selecting “properties” of
the “File” menu and clicking on “ASCII Setup” button of the “Settings” tab.
• Set the properties as follow:
• Click OK.
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6.2.2
Using Windows HyperTerminal
Windows HyperTerminal allows sending commands to the CONEX-CC device.
• Type : “1VE?”.
Device should reply: “ 1VE CONEX-CC A.B.C (with A.B.C = firmware version).
• Type : “1TP?”.
Device should reply: “ 1TP X” (with X = Actuator position).
If the device works properly from the Windows “HyperTerminal”, contact the provider
of your application software.
If the device does not works properly, please contact Newport technical support (see
CONEX-CC Manual Part 1: Introduction, Safety & Service).
6.2.3
Closing Windows HyperTerminal
Windows asks you to reconfirm the disconnection, click “OK” and also if you want to
memorize it. We recommend you to click “Yes” for future use.
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Service Form
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Visit Newport Online at:
www.newport.com
North America & Asia
Newport Corporation
1791 Deere Ave.
Irvine, CA 92606, USA
Sales
Tel.: (949) 863 3144 or
(800) 222-6440 x253 1461
e-mail: sales@newport.com
Technical Support
Tel.: (949) 253-1406 or
(800) 222-6440 x253 1406
e-mail: tech@newport.com
Service, RMAs & Returns
Tel.: (949) 253-1694 or
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e-mail: rma.service@newport.com
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Tel.: +33 (0)2.38.40.51.55
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