Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis
Startup Guide
Keysight M9018A
PXIe Chassis
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M9018-90001
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Earth Ground.
Chassis Ground.
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device complies with the Canadian
ICES-001.
Standby Power. Unit is not
completely disconnected
from AC mains when
power switch is in standby
position
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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
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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
Organization of the Startup Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chassis system documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
M9018A system overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
M9018A interactive block diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Static-safe handling procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2 STEP 1: Verify the Shipment Contents
M9018A chassis shipment verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3 STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
Host controller hardware and software requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting up the chassis on a bench
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Removing and installing filler panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Setting the M9021A power slide switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a remote controller PC to the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Installing an embedded controller PC in the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
M9018A PCIe Link Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing software on the host controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Compatibility of the M9018A Chassis Drivers with Keysight IO Libraries Suite22
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installing the M9018A chassis drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4 STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Power sequencing of the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Power sequence requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Methods of powering up the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Chassis front panel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
PC startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
PC startup events for Connection Expert 16.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
PC startup events for Connection Expert 16.1 or later . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using Connection Expert to connect to the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Starting the SFP and selecting Hardware Mode or Simulation Mode. . . . . 31
Using the SFP to monitor the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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5 STEP 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying Keysight Modules
Installing modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Installing the module software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Verifying your module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
6 Appendix A: Chassis and Accessory Model Numbers
7 Appendix B: Chassis Specifications
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M9018A PXIe 18-Slot Chassis
Start Guide
Introduction
The 18-slot Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis has these key features:
- Contains an advanced PCIe switch fabric that operates at PCI Express
Generation 2 (“Gen 2”) speeds.
- Provides a mix of x4 and x8 links to the module slots. At Gen 2 speeds, the x8
links can deliver data to modules at 4 GB/s when connected to an x8-capable
computer. Module-to-module communications are also supported at 4 GB/s
for modules installed in x8 capable slots.
- Supports multiple chassis. There are several possible ways to configure
multiple M9018A PXIe and M9502A 2-Slot and M9505A 5-Slot AXIe chassis
together; all of them controlled by a single host controller. The host controller
can be either a PXIe Embedded Controller (such as the Keysight M9036A) or a
desktop or rack-mounted computer. For detailed multiple PXIe and AXIe
chassis arrangement information, refer to Keysight's Multiple PXIe and AXIe
Chassis Configuration tool. This tool is available on the M9018A Product
information CD as well as on line at:
www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis.
- A system timing module can be installed in the chassis to provide advanced
trigger signals to all slots.
Figure 1 shows a front view of the M9018A chassis with filler panels removed.
Figure 1
Front view of the M9018A chassis showing the 18 slots
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Introduction
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 Figure 2:
Host Controller
(System Controller)
Remote Controller
(connects to chassis
through a PCIe cable)
Embedded Controller
(installs in slot 1
of chassis)
Desktop PC
Laptop PC
Rack-mounted PC
Figure 2 The host controller, remote controller, and embedded controller
hierarchy
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, a laptop
PC, or a rack mounted PC. The remote controller interfaces to the chassis
through a PCIe cable.
An embedded controller, such as the Keysight M9036A 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 “PCI and AXIe Modular Instrumentation Tested
Computer List Technical Note” which lists the embedded, desktop, laptop, and
rack-mounted PCs that have been verified to enumerate the PCIe slots in the
M9018A chassis. Please use this document, available under the Document Library
tab at www.keysight.com/find/M9018A, to guide your selection of remote
controller PCs..
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Organization of the Startup Guide
Introduction
Organization of the Startup Guide
This guide is organized as follows:
Introduction (this chapter)—The goal of the Introduction is to familiarize you
with the features and capabilities of the M9018A chassis. Central to this
presentation is an interactive block diagram which is available in the
electronic version of this guide on the Software and Product Information CD.
Keysight recommends that you check www.keysight.com/find/M9018A to see
if a later version of this guide is available.
“STEP 1: Verify the Shipment Contents”—This section describes how a chassis
system is shipped and what is included with the chassis itself.
“STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software”—This section
describes the computer hardware and software requirements, installation of
an embedded controller, connection of a remote controller, and software
installation on the controller.
“STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System”—This section
describes how to use Connection Expert and the chassis soft front panel (SFP)
to verify operation of the chassis.
“STEP 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying Keysight Modules”—This section
provides an overview of installing and verifying Keysight modules in the
chassis, and is intended to supplement your module documentation.
“Appendix A: Chassis and Accessory Model Numbers”—This appendix lists the
model numbers of the chassis and its accessories.
“Appendix B: Chassis Specifications”—This appendix provides several of the
chassis technical specifications.
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Introduction
Chassis system documentation
Chassis system documentation
The following Keysight documents can be found on the Software and Product
Information CD (M9018-10001) that came with your chassis:
- Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis Startup Guide (this document)
- Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis User Guide
- Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis Interactive Block Diagram
- Keysight Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis Configuration tool.
For the latest versions of the above documents, visit the Keysight website at
www.keysight.com/find/M9018A. The following documents are also available on
this website:
- Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis Data Sheet (“M9018A Data Sheet”)
- Keysight M9021A PCIe Cable Interface Data Sheet (“M9021A Data Sheet”)
- Keysight PXI and AXIe Modular Instrumentation Tested Computer List
Technical Note (“Tested Computer List”) — This document lists the PCs that
have been verified to work with the M9018A chassis.
- To assist you in locating the documentation that will best meet your needs,
Table 1 lists the recommended chassis documents by audience. Also listed are
the key topics covered in each group of documents.
Table 1
M9018A chassis documents by audience
Aud ience
Recommended Documents
Key Topics
First-time users of
the M9018A chassis
- M9018A Startup Guide (this document)
- M9018A Block Diagram
- M9018A Data Sheet
- M9021A Data Sheet
- Tested Computer List
- Documentation for each module
- M9018A 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
Experienced
users and system
integrators
The above documents plus the:
- M9018A User Guide
- For detailed multiple PXIe and AXIe chassis
information, refer to Keysight's Multiple PXIe
and AXIe Chassis Configuration tool. This tool
is available on the M9018A Product
information - CD as well as on line at:
- Rack mounting the chassis
- Using the SFP to configure the chassis
- Software programming overview
- Troubleshooting issues with the chassis
- Multiple Chassis Configurations
- The above documents plus the:
- IVI-C/COM help file
- LabVIEW help file
- Programming to the IVI-C and IVI-COM interfaces
- Programming to the LabVIEW interface
www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multich
assis.
Software developers
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M9018A system overview
Introduction
M9018A system overview
An M9018A system consists of the chassis, a computer operating as the host
controller, and software on the controller to manage the chassis. Figure 3 shows
the primary components of the M9018A system.
Figure 3
M9018A system components
The host controller can be a desktop PC, a laptop PC, a rack-mounted PC, or an
embedded controller. To interface to a remote controller, a cable interface
module such as the Keysight M9021A PCIe Cable Interface module is installed in
slot 1 of the chassis.
The Keysight M9045A/B PCIe ExpressCard Adapter is installed in a laptop PC in
order to interface to the chassis. The Keysight M9048A PCIe Desktop Adapter is
installed in a desktop PC or a rack-mounted PC to interface to the chassis.
Keysight provides a rich set of software to manage the chassis, including
Keysight IO Libraries Suite and the M9018A soft front panel (SFP). In addition,
IVI-C, IVI-COM, and LabVIEW chassis drivers are provided to support
development of custom chassis interface software.
Keysight M9018A PXIe 18-Slot Chassis Startup Guide
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Introduction
M9018A interactive block diagram
The IVI-C, IVI-COM, and LabVIEW chassis drivers are separate and distinct from
the drivers for the individual modules that plug into the chassis peripheral
slots. The chassis drivers allow interfacing to chassis-specific functionality such
as temperature sensors and fan speeds. An overview of the chassis drivers is
provided in the M9018A User Guide, while details are provided in the
IVI-C/COM and LabVIEW help files. For information on the functionality
provided by the module drivers, refer to the documentation for each of your
modules.
M9018A interactive block diagram
This section describes an interactive block diagram of the M9018A chassis.
Keysight suggests that you use the interactive features to familiarize yourself
with the architecture and capabilities of the M9018A chassis. View the complete
interactive block diagram from the Windows Start button:
Start > All Programs > Keysight > M9018 > M9018 Block Diagram
You can also view the block diagram on the Software and Product Information
CD or you can download the block diagram from
www.keysight.com/find/M9018A.
There are two types of interactive features on the block diagram:
- Mouse-over rounded rectangles—Placing your mouse over any rounded rectangle
will display an informational popup providing additional details.
- Check boxes—Clicking a check box will statically display additional information,
such as a particular PXIe switch configuration or a particular set of trigger
lines.
These features are described on the next two pages, followed by a static
(non-interactive) version of the block diagram.
Table 2 lists the primary mouse-over rounded rectangles and checkboxes in the
recommended order of viewing.
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M9018A interactive block diagram
Table 2
START HERE
Introduction
Recommended order of viewing block diagram features
Place your mouse over this rounded rectangle on the diagram to view
important information regarding using the diagram.
Please place your mouse
over this rounded rectangle
to view information
about this diagram.
Place your mouse over the Remote Controllers rounded rectangle to view
information on the PCIe adapters that are used with laptop PCs, desktop
PCs, and rack-mounted PCs to interface to the chassis. Information is
also provided on the cables that are used between the adapters and the
chassis.
Place your mouse over this rounded rectangle to view information on the
M9036A Embedded Controller. An embedded controller is a
self-contained, Windows-based PC that is installed in slot 1 of the
chassis and also consumes the two or three expansion slot to the left of
slot 1.
M9036A Embedded
Controller
This rounded rectangle can be used to view information about the
Keysight M9021A PCIe Cable Interface module (x8).
M9021A PCIe
Cable
Interface (x8)
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Introduction
M9018A interactive block diagram
Table 2
Recommended order of viewing block diagram features (continued)
Show Chassis Views
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Front
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Rear View
Show PCIe Link Configurations
Clear
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4x4
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by the Hybrid Slots
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Click Front View to view a labeled drawing of the front of the chassis, and
click Rear View to view a labeled drawing of the rear of the chassis.
Of particular importance in the front view is the M9021A power slide
switch, which must be positioned to the right to power the M9021A PCIe
Cable Interface module, and must be positioned to the left for all other
slot 1 modules.
The M9018A chassis currently implements three PCIe link configurations,
2-Link Configuration: 1x8, 2-Link Configuration: 2x8, and 4-Link
Configuration: 4x4. These configurations provide different PCIe
connections from the system controller slot to the hybrid slots and the
system timing slot. Click the check boxes on the diagram to view the
PCIe connections associated with each configuration.
The 1x8 configuration is the factory default configuration; see the
M9018A User Guide for information on selecting the other configurations.
Use the 1x8 configuration with laptop computer PCIe adapters such as
the M9045A/B.
Click this check box to view the type of boards supported by the chassis
hybrid slots.
These check boxes can be used to display the two key user interface
software components, Connection Expert and the chassis soft front panel,
that run on the host controller. The Development environments check box
can be checked to view the supported application development
environments.
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Because the interactive block diagram uses JavaScript, you may be prompted to
enable JavaScript—select Yes if asked. If you’re not prompted to enable
JavaScript and need to do so in order to make the diagram interactive, look for
the enable JavaScript check box as follows on Adobe Acrobat and Adobe
Reader:
Ed it > Preferences > JavaScript
If you print the block diagram, use a tabloid-capable printer (11”x17”, which is
the page size of the diagram). The diagram can also be printed on letter size
paper by selecting “Fit to Printable Area” or equivalent.
Features selected using the check boxes will print the same as viewed on your
monitor. However, mouse-over popups are not printable.
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PCIe 2-Link and 4-Link Configurations
Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis
Links used of the two x8 links available
Link 1 Link 2
Possible
PCIe 2-Link
Configurations
1x8
2x8
Total number of
x8 links used
Factory
default
Please place your mouse
over this rounded rectangle
to view information
about this diagram.
Clear
1x8
Lanes per link
PCIe Switch Fabric Configurator
This program can be used to set the
User Configuration to 2x8 or 4x4
(and point the virtual switch to the
User Configuration), or point the
switch to the Base Configuration.
2x8
Links used of the four x4 links available
Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4
4x4
1x4
Possible 2x4
PCIe 4-Link
Configurations 3x4
4x4
Total number of
x4 links used
START HERE
Show PCIe Link Configurations
Front panel
ON/Standby
pushbutton
Lanes per link
Factory
User Configuration
Base Configuration: 1x8 default,
read-only
User
Base
virtual switch
When the host controller PC boots, it asserts its PCIe
Reset signal which causes the User or Base Configuration
to be loaded into the PCIe Switch Fabric, depending on the
virtual switch position.
x8
x4
x4
x4
x8
x1
x1
x4
x4
Load Base
Configuration
Pushbutton
x4
Eight backplane
temperature sensors
PCIe Switch Fabric
x4
x8
x4
x1
x4
x4
x8
x4
x4
x4
Show Host Controller Software
Clear
Keysight Connection Expert
XP4
XP4
XP4
Soft Front Panel
XP3
XP3
PCIe
ExpressCard
Adapter (x1)
Y1200B
PCIe cable: x1 to x8
connectors, 2.0m
XP3
PXI_CLK10_IN
Development environments
XP2
TP2
XP1
TP1
XJ1
M9048A PCIe
Y1202A
Desktop
Adapter (x8) PCIe cable: x8,
2.0m
ON/Standby pushbutton power activation signal
M
M9021A
PCIe
C
Cable
Interface (x8)
In
Show Clocks
Show
SMBus
Slot 7
PXIe_CLK100
Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Slot 5 Slot 6
Hybrid Slots
Slot 1
System
Controller
Slot
Remote Controllers
Clear
PXIe_SYNC100
10 MHZ
OUTPUT
10
PLL
FEEDBACK
PXIe_SYNC100
Slot 10
10 MHZ
REF OUT
(rear panel
BNC)
PLL
10 MHZ
INPUT
x1
Chassis firmware
(customer upgradeable)
Chassis Manager
VCXO Chassis
Input 10 MHz
Select Correction
Signal
Slot 13 Slot 14 Slot 15 Slot 16 Slot 17 Slot 18
Hybrid Slots
Show Triggers
Show Boards Supported
by the Hybrid Slots
Clear
Show Hybrid Slot Pin Outs
PXI_TRIG[0:7]
PXI_STAR[0:16]
C20 power connector
(rear panel)
PXIe_DSTAR A/B/C[0:16]
PXI_CLK10_IN
Chassis
EPROM
Slot 11 Slot 12
System
Timing Slot
Clock
Generator
PXI_CLK10
PXIe_CLK100
Slot 9
PXI_CLK10
Sync
Generator
VCXO
Slot 8
10 MHZ REF IN
(rear panel BNC)
10 MHz
Input
Select
To module
slots and
chassis
electronics
5Vaux
5Vaux
3.3V
5V
12V
-12V
Primary
Power Module
(PPM) ON
Monitor
Processor
5Vstandby
Fan Monitor
and Control
Power
Supply
Embedded
Controller
INHIBIT/VOLTAGE MON
(rear panel)
INHIBIT
(rear panel)
DEF
Fan 12V
Show Chassis Views
(default)
MAN
(manual)
Clear
© Keysight Technologies, Inc. 2012-2014
Front
View
FAN
(rear panel)
HIGH
AUTO
Fan assembly
September 2014
ON/Standby
pushbutton
power activation
signal
Inhibit
(low = off)
DB-9 Connector
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Logic ground
+5 VDC
Reserved
+3.3 VDC
Inhibit (active low)
+12 VDC
Reserved
-12 VDC
Logic ground
M9018-90006
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Static-safe handling procedures
Static-safe handling procedures
In this guide, you’ll be handling electrostatic-sensitive chassis modules and PC
adapters. To avoid electrostatic discharge damage, please read and follow these
procedures.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage or destroy electronic components.
Keysight modules and interface cards are shipped in materials which prevent
static electricity damage. These items should only be unpacked and inspected
at a static-safe work station. The following figure shows an example of a
static-safe work station which uses the following two ESD protection methods:
- Conductive table-mat and wrist-strap
combination.
- Conductive floor-mat and heel-strap
combination.
ESD protection accessories can be
purchased from numerous electronics
suppliers.
Both ESD protection methods listed above, when used together, provide a
significant level of protection. Of the two methods, only the table-mat and
wrist-strap combination (method 1) provides adequate ESD protection when
used alone. To ensure user safety, the static-safe accessories must provide at
least 1 M of isolation from ground.
To avoid damaging components when unpacking or handling a module, do not
touch the module connector pins or the components on the printed circuit
board. Store all modules and interface cards in anti-static envelopes when not
in use.
Additional information on preventing damage to your Keysight equipment can
be found at www.keysight.com/find/tips.
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M9018A chassis shipment verification
STEP 1: Verify the Shipment Contents
STEP 1: Verify the Shipment
Contents
Depending on your order, your shipment may arrive in separate boxes. For
example, if you order the M9018A chassis, the M9021A PCIe Cable Interface
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. Appendix B in
the User Guide describes how to return the chassis to Keysight for service.
M9018A chassis shipment verification
Please verify that your chassis shipment contains the following items:
- Keysight M9018A PXIe Chassis
- Power cord
- This document in hard copy
- Software and Product Information CD (M9018-10001) — This CD contains
software, drivers, and all product documentation in PDF format for the
M9018A chassis.
- Automation-Ready CD with Keysight IO Libraries Suite (Check for a later
version at www.keysight.com/find/iosuite)
The weight of an empty M9018A PXIe chassis (no modules installed in the
chassis) is approximately 34 lbs (15.5 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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STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware
and Install the Software
This section provides the following information:
- Host controller hardware and software requirements
- Setting up the chassis on a bench
- Removing and installing filler panels
- Installing an embedded controller in the chassis
- Connecting a host controller PC to the chassis
- Installing software on the host controller PC
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 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 grounding-type 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.
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Host controller hardware and software requirements
STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
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 Table 3 are based on
optimizing the installation and performance of the IO Libraries Suite.
Table 3
Host controller hardware and software requirements
Operating
System
Windows 7 SP1
Windows 7 SP1
OS versions
32-bit** and 64-bit,
32-bit** and 64-bit,
Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium,
Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Processor
Speed
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
Available hard
disk space*
1.5 GB available hard disk space,
includes:
1GB available for Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5 SP1
100 MB for Keysight IO Libraries Suite
1.5 GB available hard disk space,
includes:
1GB available for Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5 SP1
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)
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or
greater
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or
greater
* Because of the installation procedure, less memory may be required for operation than is required for
installation.
** 32bit 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 on the M9018A Product information
CD as well as on line at: www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis.
Refer to the M9036A Embedded Controller User Guide for supported
operating systems on the M9036A.
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STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
Setting up the chassis on a bench
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, please see the M9018A 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
well-grounded 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.
In addition to installing modules and filler panels in chassis slots, air inlet
modules can also be installed in chassis slots. These modules can be placed
adjacent to high power modules for additional cooling. Keysight provides an air
inlet module kit as listed in “Appendix A: Chassis and Accessory Model
Numbers” on page 38.
Please 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 PCIe cable
interface module will be installed in slot 1, depending on your configuration.
Both of these installations are described in this step.
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Setting the M9021A power slide switch
STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
Setting the M9021A power slide switch
The chassis contains a slide switch that applies power to certain pins on the slot
1 connector in order to provide power to the M9021A Cable Interface module.
This switch is located on the backplane board and is accessible through the
3-wide expansion slot to the left of slot 1. For a description of this switch, see the
“Static-safe handling procedures” on page 11, and select the Front View check
box under Show Chassis Views. Alternatively, go to
www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis and select M9021A PCIe Cable Interface to
view its installation manual.
As shown on the block diagram and in the installation manual, this switch must
be positioned to the right prior to installation of the M9021A Cable Interface
module in slot 1, and must be positioned to the left prior to installation of any
other module, including an embedded controller, in slot 1.
The chassis power cord shall be removed prior to changing the position
of the M9021A power slide switch. Failure to remove the power cord
could result in accidental contact with the ad jacent high current and
energy source connector, resulting in potential burns.
To change the position of the slide switch, perform the following steps:
1 Turn off the chassis by first pressing the ON/Standby pushbutton and then
detach the chassis power cord from AC power.
2 Reach in through the three-wise expansion slot to the left of slot 1, and
position the M9021A power slide switch to the right in order to provide power
to the M9021 Cable Interface module. The slide switch can be moved either
with your fingertip or by using a tool such as a small screwdriver.
If you’re installing an embedded controller, position the slide switch to the left
in order to remove power from the pins intended to supply power to the M9021
Cable Interface module.
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STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
Connecting a remote controller PC to the chassis
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 “Tested Computer List Technical Note” which
lists the embedded, desktop, laptop, and rack-mounted PCs that have been
verified to enumerate the PCIe slots in the M9018A chassis. Please use this
document, available under the Document Library tab at”
www.keysight.com/find/M9018A, to guide your selection of remote controller
PCs.
For general controller requirements, such as RAM and hard disk requirements,
please see “Host controller hardware and software requirements” on page 14.
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.
1 Install a PCIe cable interface module in the chassis
The first step is to install a PCIe cable interface module, such as the Keysight
M9021A PCIe Cable Interface module, in the chassis system controller slot (slot
1). Cable interface modules contain a PCIe cable connector that permits a PCIe
cable to be connected between the module and the remote controller. To install
the cable interface module in slot 1, follow the instructions provided with the
module as you perform the following steps:
a Turn the chassis off and unplug the chassis from AC power.
b Before inserting the module, inspect the chassis slot to ensure there are no
bent pins on the slot connectors.
- 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.
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Connecting a remote controller PC to the chassis
STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
c Insert the module in the chassis slot by placing the module card edges into
the top and bottom module guides.
Take care to ensure that the module is aligned perpendicularly to the chassis as
you begin sliding it in. Otherwise, it’s possible for components on the module
(or on adjacent modules) to be damaged by contact between modules.
d 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.
e 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.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that all empty chassis slots are covered by filler panels
or air inlet modules.
f Plug in and power up the chassis. Verify that the chassis fans are operating
and free of obstructions that may restrict airflow.
2 Install a PCIe adapter in the remote controller PC
Keysight offers the M9045A/B PCIe ExpressCard Adapter (x1) for laptop PCs and
the M9048A PCIe Desktop Adapter (x8) for desktop and rack-mounted PCs. To
install an adapter in your remote controller PC, follow the instructions provided
with your adapter.
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STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
Installing an embedded controller PC in the chassis
3 Connect a PCIe cable between the remote controller PC and the chassis
Connect the appropriate PCIe cable between the remote controller PCIe
interface adapter and the chassis PCIe cable interface module.
All PCIe cable connector components, including the connectors on the cables
and the receptacles on the M9021A/M9045A/B/M9048A 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 PC in the chassis
An embedded controller, such as the Keysight M9036A 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 PCIe cable interface module to interface to a remote
controller. Because the PCIe cable interface 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.
Before installing the embedded controller, see “Setting the M9021A power slide
switch” on page 16. Set the slide switch to the left in order to remove power from
pins that are intended to be used by the M9021A Cable Interface module.
To install your embedded controller, follow the instructions provided earlier for
the PCIe cable interface module as well as the instructions provided with your
controller.
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Installing an embedded controller PC in the chassis
STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
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 M9018A chassis drivers are pre-installed on
the M9036A Embedded Controller. If you’re using this embedded controller, you
can skip the remainder of this step, and proceed to “STEP 3: Turn On and Verify
Operation of the Chassis System” on page 24.
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/M9018A, and not use the
CDs supplied with the chassis.
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STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
M9018A PCIe Link Configuration
M9018A PCIe Link Configuration
PCIe link configuration refers to how the PXIe chassis PCIe Switch Fabric is
configured to connect PCI Express signals between slot 1, the system controller
slot, and the other chassis slots. For a review of the supported PCIe link
configurations, please refer to the M9018A User Guide.
The M9018A chassis ships from the factory in “2-Link Configuration: 1x8”. This
configuration, referred to as 1x8, provides one x8 PCIe link from the system
controller slot to the PCIe Switch Fabric. Use the 1x8 configuration with laptop
computer PCIe adapters such as the M9045A/B. This link can be routed by the
PCIe Switch Fabric to the chassis slots as either x4 or x8 links.
The other supported PCIe link configurations are:
- 2-Link Configuration: 1x8 [Limited to PCIe Gen1 speed] — This fabric is
specifically for use in subordinate chassis in multi-chassis configurations. For
details, refer to Keysight's Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis Configuration tool.
This tool is available on the M9018A Product information CD as well as on line
at: www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis.
- 2-Link Configuration: 2x8 — Referred to as 2x8, this configuration provides two
x8 links from the system controller slot to the PCIe Switch Fabric. Link 2 can
be routed by the PCIe Switch Fabric to slots 2-9, while Link 1 can be routed to
slots 10-18.
- 4-Link Configuration: 4x4 — Referred to as 4x4, this configuration provides four
x4 links from the system controller slot to the PCIe Switch Fabric. Link 1 can
be routed by the PCIe Switch Fabric to slots 10-14, Link 2 can be routed to
slots 15-18, Link 3 can be routed to slots 2-5, and Link 4 can be routed to
slots 6-9.
If your system design requires another PCIe link configuration, such as 2x8, you’ll
need to use the chassis Configurator utility to change the PCIe Switch Fabric from
1x8 to 2x8.
The Configurator utility program is available from the Windows Start button; select
All Programs > Keysight > M9018 > PCIe Switch Fabric Configurator. Instructions for
using the Configurator program are provided in the M9018A Chassis User Guide.
For more detailed information, refer to the M9018A PXIe Chassis User Guide.
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Installing software on the host controller
STEP 2: Prepare the Hardware and Install the Software
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, version 16.2 or later—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 M9018A
chassis. Keysight recommends using the latest version of IO Libraries Suite
available.
2 M9018A chassis drivers—This software consists of the chassis soft front panel
(SFP) and the IVI-COM, IVI-C, LabVIEW, and MATLAB drivers for the M9018A
chassis. These drivers each provide an API (application programming
interface) that can be used to develop programs that interface to the chassis.
The software installation process is based on using the CDs that are shipped
with the chassis. However, as noted in the previous section, you’ll need to
adapt the installation process if you have an embedded controller.
Compatibility of the M9018A Chassis Drivers with Keysight IO Libraries
Suite
The table below shows the chassis driver releases and their compatibility with the
releases of Keysight IO Libraries Suite. The table is ordered by M9018A chassis
driver releases, with the most recent release lowest in the table.
Table 4
Chassis Drivers and IO Libraries Suite compatibility
M9018A Chassis Drivers Compatibility with Keysight IO Libraries Suite
M9018A Chassis
Drivers Version
IO Libraries Suite
Minimum Version
IO Libraries Suite
Version the Chassis Drivers
were Released With
1.0.1.3
16.0
16.0
1.2.1.x
16.2
16.2
1.3.x.1
16.2
16.3 Update 1
1.5.21
16.3 Update 1
16.3 Update 1
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Installing software on the host controller
Keysight recommends using the latest version of IO Libraries Suite available.
However, for those customers interested in using the version of IO Libraries Suite
that the M9018A chassis drivers were released with, that information is provided
in the above table.
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite
This section describes installation of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite. Note that IO
Libraries Suite version 16.0 or later is required, version 16.2 or later is
recommended.
Only one installation of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite is required on the host
controller PC. This installation is used by both the M9018A 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 M9018A chassis drivers
The M9018A chassis drivers consist of three primary components, the M9018A
soft front panel (SFP), the M9018A drivers, and the PCIe Switch Fabric
Configurator program. To install the M9018A software, perform the following
steps:
1 Insert the M9018A Software and Product Information CD into your optical
drive. This should automatically display a browser window. If this window isn’t
displayed, use Windows Explorer to locate autorun.exe at the root level of the
CD and then execute that program.
2 Click the Install M9018 Software link, which will bring up the Keysight M9018A
InstallShield Wizard.
3 Click Next and follow the prompts to install the M9018A software. The final
dialog will prompt you to restart your computer to complete the installation.
Using the SFP is described in “Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis”
on page 31. The M9018A chassis drivers are used to develop host controller
programs to interface to the chassis, and are described in the M9018A User
Guide. The PCIe Switch Fabric Configurator program is also described in the User
Guide.
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STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
STEP 3: Turn On and Verify
Operation of the Chassis System
This section provides the following information:
- Powering up the chassis
- Operation of the three LEDs mounted on the front of the chassis
- Using Connection Expert to connect to the M9018A chassis
- Using the chassis soft front panel (SFP) to verify operation of the chassis
- Please 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 PCIe cable interface module in slot 1 as described in
STEP 2.
- 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, please see the M9018A User Guide on the
Software and Product Information CD for rack mounting information.
- If you encounter difficulty in turning on the chassis system, please see the
troubleshooting information in the M9018A 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
cond ition (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 M9018A User
Guide.
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STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Power sequencing of the chassis
Power sequencing of the chassis
This section describes the power sequencing required for a remote controller PC
and the chassis. Also, the two methods of powering up the chassis are described.
Power sequence requirements
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.
Chassis power
((High
g = powered
p
up)
p)
Chassis front panel
temperature LED
The temperature LED, which is on for the first three seconds after
the chassis is powered up, can be used as an indicator of when to
turn on the PC – when the LED turns off, the PC can be turned on.
Remote Controller PC
(High = turned on)
The chassis must be
powered up before the
PC is turned on to
ensure that the PC
BIOS will enumerate
the chassis slots as
the PC boots.
It is recommended that the PC be shut
down before the chassis is powered
down because many PCs don’t have the
capability to safely remove (eject) PCIeconnected devices. Therefore, powering
poweringdown the chassis first can disrupt
operation of the PC.
Figure 4 Wait three seconds after powering up the chassis before turning on
the PC
The PC should be shut down before the chassis is powered down. This will
prevent the chassis, as it’s 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 doesn’t apply to an embedded controller installed in
the chassis because the embedded controller and chassis are powered together.
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Chassis front panel LEDs
STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
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 “M9018A interactive
block diagram” on page 6 and work as follows:
- INHIBIT switch in the DEF position — In this position, the front panel power
pushbutton is used to switch the chassis between ON and Standby—hence,
this pushbutton is known as the ON/Standby pushbutton. Using this
pushbutton requires that a module is installed in the system controller slot
(slot 1). This can be a module such as the Keysight M9021A PCIe Cable
Interface 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 pushbutton 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, please see the M9018A User
Guide.
Chassis front panel LEDs
The chassis contains three LEDs on its front panel to the left of the ON/Standby
(power) pushbutton, as shown in Figure 5.
Power LED
Fan LED
Temperature LED
Figure 5
ON/Standby
Pushbutton
The three front panel LEDs
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STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Chassis front panel LEDs
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. Table 5 lists each LED and describes the information it
provides.
Table 5
Information provided by the front panel LEDs
LED
Off
On continuously
Flashing
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 — please see
the M9018A User Guide
for details.
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
5% around the nominal values.
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 M9018A User Guide for
troubleshooting suggestions.
The 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and -12V limits
can be individually changed for
each supply using the SFP and
programmatically. 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.
See the M9018A User
Guide for details.
Indicates that all three fans are
operating above 1000 RPM, the
factory default limit.
Indicates that one or more of the three
fans are operating below the limit, either
the 1000 RPM factory- default limit or, if
changed, the user-set limit.
To avoid this amber LED
being 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.
This LED is never on continuously.
It will either be off if the
temperatures reported by the eight
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).
Fan LED
(green)
Temp
(Temperature)
LED (amber)
The fan speed limit can be
changed using the SFP or
programmatically. The limit, if
changed, is reset back to 1000
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.
Indicates that at least one of the eight
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.
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
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PC startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite
STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
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. Refer to the M9018A
User Guide for further information.
PC startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite
There are additional PC startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite over
and above the power sequence presented earlier. This section describes the PC
startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite, version 16.0 and version
16.1 (and later). Improvements have been made in Keysight IO Libraries Suite
16.1 that simplify the PC startup process, which is why Keysight recommends
use of version 16.1 or later.
The specific component of interest in Keysight IO Libraries Suite is Connection
Expert. The next two sections describe the PC startup requirements for
Connection Expert 16.0 and 16.1.
PC startup events for Connection Expert 16.0
In addition to following the power sequence described earlier, the PC must be
restarted after Windows comes up to ensure that the chassis is recognized by
Connection Expert 16.0 when it starts. Figure 6 shows the complete sequence
leading up to starting Connection Expert.
Boot
#1
Chassis power
(High = powered up)
Remote Controller PC
(High = turned on)
Remote Controller PC
Startup Event(s)
Boot
#2
If the chassis configuration has changed
since the last boot (or if this is the firstever boot), sufficient time needs to be
allowed between when Windows is up and
when the PC is restarted to ensure that
Windows is able to assign drivers to the
new modules that it finds. This is usually
completed within one minute, but can take
longer depending on the number of new
modules, the speed of your computer, and
other
th software
ft
bbeing
i executed
t d as the
th
computer boots up.
Presuming that the configuration hasn’t
changed since the restart, Connection Expert can be started
Restart
R
t t
immediately after Windows is up (the
the PC
Connection second time) because Windows has kept a
Expert 16.0 can be
copy of the drivers assigned following the
Windows is up as indicated started immediately first boot, and uses this information to
after Windows is up
up. quickly
by
b the
th presence off the
th
i kl assign
i drivers
di
following
f ll i the
h secondd
Windows splash screen.
boot.
Figure 6 Restarting of the Remote Controller PC after Windows starts for
Connection Expert 16.0
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STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
PC startup requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite
Restarting of the PC after Windows is up ensures that Connection Expert 16.0
will recognize the chassis. Note the need, before doing the restart, to wait a
sufficient length of time after Windows comes up if the chassis configuration has
changed. This wait time is also required on the first-ever boot of the PC with of
the chassis.
If Connection Expert 16.0 ever fails to recognize the chassis or appears to have
an incorrect view of the chassis modules, the PC should be restarted using the
sequence shown in Figure 6.
While Figure 6 depicts a system with a remote controller PC, the same
requirement applies to a chassis containing an embedded controller. After
powering up the chassis (which powers up the embedded controller), the
embedded controller should be restarted.
PC startup events for Connection Expert 16.1 or later
With IO Libraries Suite 16.1 or later, the need for the restart shown in Figure 6
has been reduced. However, there is still a need, before starting Connection
Expert, to wait a sufficient length of time after Windows comes up if the chassis
configuration has changed. This wait time is also required on the first-ever boot
of the PC with of the chassis. This sequence is shown in Figure 7.
Boot
#1
If the chassis configuration has changed since the last
boot, sufficient time needs to be allowed between
when Windows is up and when t Connection
Expert 16.1 is started to ensure that Windows is able to
assign drivers to the new modules that it finds
finds. This is
usually completed within one minute, but can take
longer depending on the number of new modules, the
speed of your computer, and other software being
executed as the computer boots up.
Chassis power
(High = powered up)
Remote Controller PC
(High = turned on)
Remote Controller PC
Startup Event(s)
Starting of Connection Expert 16.1
On subsequent boots and presuming that the
configuration hasn’t changed since the first boot,
onnection Expert can be started immediately
after Windows is up because Windows has kept a copy
off the
assigned
andd uses
h ddrivers
i
i d following
f ll i the
h first
fi boot,
b
this information to quickly assign drivers following
subsequent boots.
Windows is up as indicated
by the presence of the
Windows
splash
Wi d
l h screen.
Figure 7
Startup sequence for Connection Expert 16.1 or later
Even with IO Libraries 16.1 and later versions, it is always advisable to boot the
PC a second time to ensure that the PC properly enumerates the chassis.
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Using Connection Expert to connect to the chassis
STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Using Connection Expert to connect to the chassis
This section describes use of Connection Expert to confirm that the host
controller can connect to the chassis and applies to both versions, 16.0 and 16.1.
1 First, start Connection Expert on the host controller. Once Connection Expert
is running, a chassis indicator should appear under the PXIO label in the
Instrument I/O on this PC pane as shown in Figure 8—in this case, the chassis
indicator is “Chassis1”. Clicking “Chassis1” displays the contents of each slot
in the M9018A chassis in the right pane under the label Keysight model
M9018A PXI chassis.
2
Figure 8
Connection Expert display of the chassis contents
If Connection Expert successfully displays the chassis slots, please 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 M9018A User
Guide for troubleshooting suggestions.
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STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis
Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis
The M9018A 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 M9018A User Guide.
Starting the SFP and selecting Hardware Mode or Simulation Mode
The SFP has two modes, Hardware Mode and Simulation Mode. In Hardware
Mode, the SFP interacts with the chassis itself. The SFP will display 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 Startmenu as follows:
Start > All Programs > Keysight > M9018A > M9018 SFP
If no chassis has been detected by Connection Expert, the SFP startup dialog will
appear as shown in Figure 9. The absence of a chassis listed under M odules
indicates that no chassis has been detected; therefore, the SFP can only be run
in Simulation Mode.
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Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis
Figure 9
STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
SFP startup dialog when no chassis is detected.
To run in Simulation Mode, select the Sim ulation M ode check box in Figure 9. This
will display “M9018A” in the M odules list. Then click “M9018A” in the M odules list
to select it, which will display “M9018A” in the Selected Instrum entfield. Click
Connectto start the SFP in Simulation Mode.
If a chassis has been detected, “M9018A” and the PCI bus address of the chassis
will be listed under M odules, as shown in Figure 10.
Figure 10
SFP startup dialog when a chassis is detected by Connection Expert
Click the chassis entry under M odules to select it, which will display the chassis
entry in the Selected Instrum entfield. Click Connectto start the SFP in Hardware
Mode.
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STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis
If Connection Expert detects a chassis, the chassis will be listed in Connection
Expert. This provides another option for starting the SFP. To start the SFP from
Connection Expert, select the chassis in the Instruments I/O on this PC pane, select
the Installed Drivers tab in the right pane, and click Start SFP as shown in
Figure 11. This will automatically bring up the SFP in Hardware Mode because of
the presence of the chassis.
Figure 11
Starting the SFP from Connection Expert
Note that only a single 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 M9018A User Guide, which describes how to use the SFP to
configure the chassis, this check box will be checked.
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Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis
STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Figure 12 shows the Monitor screen of the SFP. This screen displays the speed of
the three fans, the temperatures reported by the eight backplane temperature
sensors, and the four main power supply voltages. This screen also displays the
source of the 10 MHz reference clock and the current PCIe link configuration.
Figure 12
The M onitorscreen of the M9018A soft front panel
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STEP 3: Turn On and Verify Operation of the Chassis System
Using the soft front panel to monitor the chassis
As you can see, there are seven Alarm Occurred indicators on the right side of
the M onitorscreen. These alarms are enabled by default and operate as
described in Table 6. 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, please see the
M9018A User Guide.
Table 6
SFP default alarm thresholds and operation
Alarm
Description
Fan speed alarm
The fan speed alarm is illuminated if the speed of any of the three fans drops below 1000
RPM. The alarm is latched and will persist even if all fans resume operation above 1000 RPM.
The fan speed alarm can be cleared using its Clear button; however, if any of the three fans
are still operating below 1000 RPM when the Clear button is clicked, the fan speed alarm will
remain illuminated.
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.
3.3V alarm
5V alarm
12V alarm
-12V alarm
10 MHz reference clock
source changed alarm
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Each of the four voltage alarms has upper and lower voltage limits of 5% about the nominal
voltage. For example, the 12V alarm has an upper voltage limit of 12.6V and a lower voltage
limit of 11.4V.
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. For example, if an
external 10 MHz reference clock source is being provided through the rear panel BNC
connector, that signal will be used as the chassis 10 MHz reference clock source. If this signal
is disconnected, the 10 MHz reference clock source will revert to the chassis internal 10 MHz
reference clock source, and this alarm will be illuminated.
This alarm, like the other alarms, is latched and can be cleared using its Clear button.
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STEP 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying Keysight Modules
STEP 4: Overview of Installing and
Verifying Keysight Modules
This section provides an overview of installing Keysight modules in the chassis
and verifying their operation. For detailed instructions, see the documentation
provided with your module.
Installation of Keysight modules should only be performed if you’ve been able to
successfully view the chassis slots with Connection Expert as described in “Using
Connection Expert to connect to the chassis” on page 30. Preferably you’ve also
been able to use the M9018A soft front panel with the chassis as well.
The following procedures should be followed to ensure safety and to minimize
the possibility of damaging electrical components:
- Before installing any module in the chassis, the chassis must be disconnected
from AC power.
- To minimize the possibility of ESD damage to a module while installing it,
follow the static-safe handling procedures described in “Static-safe handling
procedures” on page 11. Do not touch exposed module connector pins or
components on the printed circuit boards. When removing modules from the
chassis, store them in anti-static envelopes.
- Modules are usually shipped with thread protectors on the mounting screw
threads. These protectors must be removed before installing modules in the
chassis.
If you’re using a remote controller, ensure that you follow the power sequencing
requirements shown in “Power sequencing of the chassis” on page 25. This
sequencing is important both when powering up the chassis and powering down
the chassis.
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STEP 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying Keysight Modules
Installing modules
Installing modules
If you plan to install multiple high power Keysight modules in the chassis, see the
M9018A User Guide for information on power planning and chassis cooling. Prior
to installing your modules, please review the installation instructions for the PCIe
cable interface module in “Install a PCIe cable interface module in the chassis”
on page 17 — the instructions for this module are applicable to all modules
installed in the chassis.
Installing the module software
The M9018A chassis drivers that you installed in “Installing the M9018A chassis
drivers” on page 23 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 “Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite” on
page 23, 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.
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 Connection Expert
as described in “Using Connection Expert to connect to the chassis” on
page 30, 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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Appendix A: Chassis and Accessory Model Numbers
Appendix A: Chassis and
Accessory Model Numbers
Table 7 lists the model number of the chassis and its accessories. Information on
these parts can be found by starting at www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis.
Table 7
Chassis and accessory model numbers
Model Number
Description
M9018A
PXIe Chassis: 18 slot, 3U, 8 GB/s
opt 900-932
Power cord options
M9021A
PCIe Cable Interface module (x8)
M9045A/B
PCIe ExpressCard Adapter (x1)
M9048A
PCIe Desktop Adapter (x8)
Y1200A
PCIe cable: x4 to x8, 2.0m (for use with M9045A)
Y1200B
PCIe cable: x4 to x8, 2.0m (for use with M9045B)
Y1202A
PCIe cable: x8, 2.0m (for use with M9048A)
Y1212A
Slot Blocker Kit
Y1213A
PXI EMI Filler Panel Kit: 5 single-slot
Y1214A
Air Inlet Module Kit
Y1215A
Rack Mount kit for the M9018A
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Appendix B: Chassis Specifications
Appendix B: Chassis
Specifications
This appendix lists the key chassis specifications. For more detailed
specifications, please see the Keysight M9018A Data Sheet available at
www.keysight.com/find/M9018A.
Safety
Complies with European Low Voltage Directive
- IEC/EN 61010-1
- Canada: CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1-04
- USA: UL Std No. 61010-1
EMC
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001.
Cet appareil ISM est conforme a la norme NMB du Canada.
Operating conditions
Humid ity
Al titude*
Indoor/outdoor
Ambient
Temperature
For indoor use only
0 °C to 55 °C Maximum relative humidity 80% for
Up to 3,000 meters
temperatures up to 31 °C, decreasing
linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 °C
* This specification applies to Keysight M9018A chassis serial numbers TW52460101 and later. Chassis with prior serial numbers were limited
to 2000 meters.
This product is designed for use in INSTALLATION CATEGORY II and
POLLUTION DEGREE 2, per IEC 61010 and 664 respectively.
Chassis weight and size
Weight
Size
13.4 kg (29.5 lbs)
444.4mm W x 191.8mm H x 466mm D (with feet installed)
444.4mm W x 177.8mm H x 466mm D (with feet removed)
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Appendix B: Chassis Specifications
AC power supply - Category II
Vol tage
Power
Operating voltage/power (low line)
100-120V, 1000W
nom1
717.5 W DC Output
Power1
Operating voltage/power (high line)
220-240V, 1200W
nom
867.5 W DC Output
Power
Input frequency
50/60 Hz
Mains supply voltage fluctuations are not to exceed ±10% of the nominal
voltage
Transient overvoltages typically present on the Mains supply.
1 This specification applies to KeysightM 9018A chassis serialnum bers TW 52460101 and later.
Chassis w ith priorserialnum bers lim ited low -line pow erto 900W nom ,667.5 W DC OutputPow er.
DC supplies1
Vol tage
Maximum Current2
Load Regulation
Maximum ripple and noise
(20 MHz BW)
+3.3 V
60 A3
1%
1.5% (pk-pk)
+5 V
58.8 A
1%
1.5% (pk-pk)
3, 4
+12 V
51.3 A
1%
1.5% (pk-pk)
-12 V
4
A3
1%
1.5% (pk-pk)
+5 Vaux
1.5 A
1%
50 mV (pk-pk)
1
The maximum current from each supply is the same for both low-line and
high-line inputs. However, the total power
supplied for all rails (except 5 Vaux) must not exceed 710 W on low-line
(100-120 Vac input)
2 The total power supplied for all rails (except 5 Vaux) must not exceed 860 W.
3 The total power supplied for 3.3 V, 12 V, and -12 V rails must not exceed 616 W.
4 For Keysight M9018A chassis with serial numbers before TW52460101, the
maximum current allowed on the +12 V rail was 47.2 A.
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Appendix B: Chassis Specifications
PCIe cable connector and receptacle mating cycles
Connector on:
Maximum number of mating cycles:
Y1200A/B and Y1202A PCIe cables
250
M9021A Cable Interface module
250
M9045A/B ExpressCard Adapter
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M9048A Desktop Adapter
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Important safety information
To ensure comprehensive availability of chassis safety information, this section
lists important warning and caution safety notices from the M9018A User Guide.
- This is a Safety Class 1 Prod uct (provided with a protective earthing ground
incorporated in the power cord). The mains plug shall only be inserted in a
socket outlet provided with a protective earth contact. Any interruption of
the protective cond uctor inside or outside of the prod uct is likely to make
the product dangerous. Intentional interruption is prohibited. Inspect the
protective cond uctor period ically to ensure that it is uninterrupted.
- No operator serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
To prevent electrical shock, do not remove covers.
- To prevent electrical shock, d isconnect the chassis power cord before
cleaning. Use a dry cloth or one slightly dampened with water to clean the
external case parts. Do not attempt to clean internally.
- Cleaning connectors with alcohol shall only be done with the chassis power
cord removed and in a well-ventilated area. Allow all resid ual alcohol
moisture to evaporate, and the fumes to d issipate prior to energizing the
chassis.
Restoring the chassis PCIe switch fabric to its factory default
configuration requires pressing a pushbutton internal to the chassis
while the chassis is powered up. Only qualified, service-trained
personnel shall be allowed to remove the instrument cover and actuate
the pushbutton while the instrument is energized. High current and
high energy source connectors are proximate to the pushbutton which
could cause potential burns if short circuited.
To prevent injury d uring rack mounting, the chassis should be empty of
modules and two people should lift the chassis into the rack.
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Appendix B: Chassis Specifications
- Chassis should never be stacked on top of each other. To position chassis
vertically, they should be rack mounted as described in this chapter.
- In preparing the chassis for rack mounting, do not stand the chassis on its side;
the side handles can cause the chassis to tip over.
- Depending on the power consumed by the chassis, a 1U space may be required
below the chassis to ensure adequate ventilation for cooling. Be sure to provide
this space if required as described in this chapter.
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Appendix B: Chassis Specifications
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