Keysight PXIe Chassis Family
Startup Guide
M9010A, M9018B, M9019A
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family
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Safety Information
The following general safety precautions must be observed during all
phases of operation of this instrument.
Failure to comply with these precautions or with specific warnings or operating instructions in the product
manuals violates safety standards of
design, manufacture, and intended use
of the instrument. Keysight Technologies assumes no liability for the customer's failure to comply with these
requirements.
General
Do not use this product in any manner not
specified by the manufacturer. The protective features of this product must not be
impaired if it is used in a manner specified in
the operation instructions.
Before Applying Power
Verify that all safety precautions are taken.
Make all connections to the unit before
applying power. Note the external markings
described under “Safety Symbols”.
Ground the Instrument
Keysight chassis’ are provided with a
grounding-type power plug. The
instrument chassis and cover must be
connected to an electrical ground to
minimize shock hazard. The ground pin
must be firmly connected to an electrical ground (safety ground) terminal at
the power outlet. Any interruption of
the protective (grounding) conductor
or disconnection of the protective
earth terminal will cause a potential
shock hazard that could result in personal injury.
PXIe Chassis are for indoor use only.
Mains supply voltage fluctuations must
not exceed ±10% of the nominal supply voltage.
Transient overvoltages typically present on the Mains supply (installation
CAT II)
Do Not Operate in an Explosive
Atmosphere
Do not operate 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.
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Cleaning
In Case of Damage
Clean the outside of the Keysight module/chassis with a soft, lint-free,
slightly dampened cloth. Do not use
detergent or chemical solvents.
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 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 a 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 a
Keysight Sales and Service Office to
ensure that safety features are maintained.
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 and Regulatory Symbols
A CAUTION denotes a hazard. It
calls attention to an operating procedure or practice that, if not correctly performed or adhered to,
could result in damage to the
product or loss of important data.
Do not proceed beyond a CAUTION
notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
A WARNING denotes a hazard. It
calls attention to an operating procedure or practice, that, if not correctly performed or adhered to,
could result in personal injury or
death. Do not proceed beyond a
WARNING notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
Products display the following symbols:
Refer to manual for
additional safety
information.
Earth Ground.
Chassis Ground.
The CSA mark is a registered trademark of the Canadian Standards Association and indicates compliance to
the standards laid out by them. Refer
to the product Declaration of Conformity for details.
Standby Power. Unit is not
completely disconnected
from AC mains when power
switch is in standby position
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.
Notice for European Community: This
product complies with the relevant
European legal Directives: EMC Directive and Low Voltage Directive
The Regulatory Compliance Mark
(RCM) mark is a registered trademark.
This signifies compliance with the Australia EMC Framework regulations
under the terms of the Radio Communication Act of 1992.
ICES/NMB-001 indicates that this ISM
device complies with the Canadian
ICES-001.
Cet appareil ISM est conforme a la
norme NMB-001 du Canada.
Waste Electrical and
Electronic
Equipment (WEEE)
Directive
2002/96/EC
This product complies with the WEEE
Directive (2002/96/EC) marking
requirement. The affixed product label
(see below) indicates that you must not
discard this electrical/electronic product in domestic household waste.
Product Category: With reference to
the equipment types in the WEEE
directive Annex 1, this product is classified as a “Monitoring and Control
instrumentation” product.
Do not dispose in domestic household
waste.
Alternating Current (AC).
Direct Current (DC).
MSIP-REM-Kst-xxxxxxx
This symbol represents the time period
during which no hazardous or toxic
substance elements are expected to
leak or deteriorate during normal use.
Forty years is the expected useful life
of this product.
To return unwanted products, contact
your local Keysight office for more
information.
Indicates that antistatic
precautions should be
taken.
Operate the PXIe chassis in
the horizontal orientation.
Do NOT operate this chassis
in the vertical orientation.
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Contents
1 Introduction
About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
About the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Front Panel Trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Interactive Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Terminology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Static-safe Handling Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step1: Verify Shipment Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Chassis Shipment Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Step 2: Prepare the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Host Controller Hardware and Software Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setting up the Chassis on a Bench. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Removing and Installing Filler Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting a Remote Host PC to the Chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing an Embedded Controller in the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Install Keysight IO Libraries Suite (Remote Host PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Install the PXIe Chassis Family Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Step 3: Turn On Chassis and Verify Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Chassis Power Sequencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chassis Front Panel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using Keysight Connection Expert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the Soft Front Panel (SFP) to Monitor the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Step 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying PXI/PXIe Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Installing Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Installing the Module Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Verifying your Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Chassis Related Products and Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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PXIe Chassis Family
Startup Guide
Introduction
A PXIe chassis is the backbone of a PXIe system. It contains a high performance
backplane giving the cards in the system the ability to communicate rapidly with
the host PC. It also provides power and cooling.
Keysight provides three PXIe chassis in the PXIe Chassis Family:
- M9010A – a 10-Slot PXI 24 GB/s, Gen 3 chassis
- M9018B – a 18-Slot PXI 8 GB/s, Gen 2 chassis
- M9019A – a 18-Slot PXI 24 GB/s, Gen 3 chassis
Unless specified, everything in this PXIe Chassis Family Startup
Guide pertains to all three PXI chassis. If there is anything that
uniquely pertains to one of the three chassis, it is noted.
This Startup Guide does not include information for the Keysight
M9018A 18-slot PXIe chassis. For more information on M9018A,
refer to the user documentation available at
www.keysight.com/find/M9018A.
About this guide
This Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide describes how to connect the
chassis to a host PC, power-up the chassis and verify basic operation, including:
– The features and capabilities of the PXIe chassis.
– How the chassis is shipped and what is included with the chassis.
– Computer hardware and software requirements, installation of an
embedded controller, connection of a remote controller, and software
installation on the controller.
– How to use Keysight Connection Expert and the chassis Soft Front Panel
(SFP) to verify operation of the chassis.
– Overview of installing and verifying Keysight modules in the chassis.
The new PXIe Chassis Family driver is backward compatible with
the M9018A chassis. The M9018B is a drop-in replacement for the
M9018A. Both the M9018A and the M9018B work with driver
versions 1.5.80.1 and 1.6.242.1. Refer to the PXIe Chassis Family
User Guide for details information.
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Introduction
About the Chassis
About the Chassis
The Keysight Chassis Family is designed for easy integration into large systems
containing multiple PXIe chassis and other, non-PXI instrumentation. The
Keysight PXIe chassis have these key features:
– Up to 16 PXIe hybrid slots (the M9010A has 8 hybrid slots), 1 PXIe timing
slot, and 1 PXIe system slot.
– 4U chassis with innovative cooling design.
– Ultra high performance PCIe interface
-- The M9010A has Gen 3 fixed fabric, with a two-link (x8, x16) system slot
and x8 links to the hybrid/timing slots.
-- The M918B provides configurable 2-Link (2x8) and 4-Link (4x4) plus
M9021A configuration (1x8).
-- The M9019A provides Gen 3 fixed fabric, with a two-link (x8, x16)
system slot and x8 links to the hybrid/timing slots.
– High data bandwidth (maximum 24 GB/s system and 8 GB/s slot-to-slot).
– Multi-chassis power-sequencing using rear panel RJ-45 connectors.
– Front panel external trigger input/output ports.
– One common driver supports IVI-C and IVI.NET for all three chassis (and
the M9018A PXIe chassis).
Figure 1 shows a front view of the M9019A chassis. The M9018B chassis is
similar; the M9010A chassis is similar but has ten slots.
Figure 1
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Keysight M9019A PXI Chassis (the other chassis are similar)
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
About the Chassis
Introduction
The following figure shows the M9019A chassis rear panel.The M9018B chassis
rear panel is similar; the M9010A chassis has two fans.
Figure 2
Keysight M9019A PXIe Chassis Rear and Side View
Front Panel Trigger
Two front panel SMB trigger connectors connect to the PXI [0:7] backplane
trigger bus in Trigger Bus Segment 1 in the M9010A chassis and Trigger Bus
Segment 2 in the M9018B and M9019A chassis. See the Chassis Family User
Guide for detailed information.
Figure 3
Chassis Front Panel Trigger Connectors (M9019A chassis shown)
Make certain that your test system application is not running when
you reconfigure these two trigger ports. Reconfiguring the ports
may cause an unexpected pulse on the trigger port lines.
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Introduction
Interactive Block Diagram
Interactive Block Diagram
An interactive Block Diagram exists for all three chassis. This Block Diagram is
usable for training and understanding how the chassis works. You can download
the block diagram from:
www.keysight.com/find/pxi-blockdiagram
The Block Diagram and other information is available on the individual the web
pages of the three PXIe chassis:
www.keysight.com/find/M9010A
www.keysight.com/find/M9018B
www.keysight.com/find/M9019A
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Terminology
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. The computer that controls the
chassis is known as the host controller or system controller, and is shown at the
top of the hierarchy in the following figure:
Figure 4
System Controller Types
The host controller can either be a remote controller or an embedded controller.
A remote controller can be a desktop or a rack mounted PC. The controller
interfaces to the chassis with an M9048B or M9049A Host Adapter PCIe
Interface modules (desktop adapter) installed in the PC, through a PCIe cable to
an M9022A, M9023A, or M9024A PXIe System Interface Module installed in slot
1 of the chassis. The M9048A and M9021A can be used with the M9018A and
M9018B chassis in Gen 2 mode.
An embedded controller, such as the Keysight M9037A Embedded Controller, is a
small form-factor, Windows-based PC that is designed for installation in the
system controller slot of the chassis (slot 1). An embedded controller consumes
two or three expansion slots to the left of slot 1.
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For a PC to serve as a remote controller, its BIOS must enumerate
all the PCIe slots in the chassis. Many computers cannot
enumerate a sufficient number of PCIe slots and may not work for
your configuration.
Keysight provides the document PC Tested Configurations with
PXI/AXIe Chassis - Technical Overview, which lists the embedded,
desktop and rack-mounted PCs that have been verified to
enumerate the PCIe slots in the PXIe chassis. Use this document,
available under the Document Library tab at
www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis, to guide your selection of
remote controller PCs.
Static-safe Handling Procedures
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can
damage or destroy electronic
components. Use a static-safe work
station to perform at work on electronic
assemblies. The figure shows a
static-safe work station using two types
of ESD protection:
-Conductive table-mat and wrist-strap
combination
-Conductive floor-mat and heel-strap
combination
Both types, when used together, provide a significant level of ESD protection. Of
the two, only the table-mat and wrist-strap combination provides adequate ESD
protection when used alone. To ensure user safety, the static-safe accessories
must provide at least 1 MΩ of isolation from ground.
DO NOT use these techniques for a static-safe work station when
working on circuitry with a voltage potential greater than 500
volts.
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Step1: Verify Shipment Contents
Step1: Verify Shipment Contents
Depending on your order, your shipment may arrive in separate boxes. For
example, if you order the M9019A chassis, the M9022A PXIe System Interface
Module, and a Y1202A cable, your order may 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. Return the Chassis to Keysight for service.
Chassis Shipment Verification
Verify that your chassis shipment contains the following items:
– Keysight PXIe Chassis (M9010A, M9018B, or M9019A).
– Appropriate power cord for your location.
– Printed Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide (this document).
The weight of an empty M9018B or M9019A PXIe chassis (no
modules installed in the chassis) is approximately 29.8 lbs (13.5
kg). Lift the chassis using a single side handle only when the
total chassis weight (chassis plus installed modules) does not
exceed 75 lbs (34.0 kg). Otherwise use both side handles to lift
the chassis.
The M9010A chassis weighs 30.91 lbs (14.02 kg).
Installing modules in any 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
Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
The following procedures should be followed to ensure safety and
to minimize the possibility of damaging electrical components:
- This product is designed for use in Installation Category II and
Pollution Degree 2, per IEC 61010 Second Edition and 664
respectively.
- These chassis are designed for indoor use only.
- 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, power down the chassis but
leave the power cord connected to the AC mains because it
serves as a ground and helps protect the chassis and modules
from electrostatic damage.
- 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.
Do not install modules in the peripheral slots yet. In this step, only
slot 1, the system controller slot, may 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.
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Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
Host Controller Hardware and Software Requirements
The Keysight IO Libraries Suite is the largest software component in the chassis
software installation, and its performance is the biggest contributor to system
performance. Therefore, the host controller requirements in the following are
based on optimizing the installation and performance of the IO Libraries Suite.
Table 1
Host Controller Hardware and Software Requirements
Operating System
Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8.1 Update 1
Windows 10
OS versions
32-bit1 and 64-bit.
32-bit1 and 64-bit.
32-bit1 and 64-bit.
Processor Speed
1Ghz 32-bit (x86),
1GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium64 not supported
1Ghz 32-bit (x86),
1GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium64 not supported
1Ghz 32-bit (x86),
1GHz 64-bit (x64),
Itanium64 not supported
Available computer
memory
1 GB minimum
1 GB minimum
1 GB minimum
Available hard disk
space2
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
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)
Support for DirectX 9 graphics
with 128 MB graphics memory
recommended (Super VGA
graphics is supported)
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
or greater
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or
greater
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or
greater
1. 32-bit operating systems do not support large, multi-chassis systems. For details, refer to Keysight's Multi-Chassis Designer tool. This
tool is available on-line at: www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis
2. Because of the installation procedure, less memory may be required for operation than is required for installation.
Refer to the Keysight M9037A PXIe Embedded Controller User Guide for
supported operating systems on the M9037A.
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Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
Setting up the Chassis on a Bench
This guide assumes that chassis preparation, turn-on and
verification are performed on the bench prior to installing the
chassis in a rack. If you prefer to install the chassis in a rack first,
see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide for rack mounting
instructions.
The primary consideration in using the chassis on a bench is ensuring adequate
ventilation for cooling. 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. If additional
filler panels are needed, a set of five may be ordered using the Keysight part
number: Y1213A. For more information, see: www.keysight.com/find/Y1213A.
For the PXI instrument module 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 3-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.
Air Inlet Modules (Keysight part Y1214B) contain holes in their
face plates, and can be placed adjacent to high power modules
for additional cooling. For information on using air inlet modules,
see: www.keysight.com/find/Y1214B. Air Inlet modules are not for
use the M9010A 10-Slot chassis.
Keysight also offers a slot blocker kit Y1212A. These can be
placed in empty slots to help improve airflow through PXI
modules. They require the use of blank Y1213A PXI filler panels.
See www.keysight.com/find/Y1212A.
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Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
Connecting a Remote Host PC to the Chassis
A remote host is an external, Windows-based PC that connects to the chassis
through a PCIe cable.
In order for a PC to serve as a remote host, 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
meet your system needs.
Keysight provides the document PC Tested Configurations with
PXI/AXIe Chassis - Technical Overview which lists the embedded,
desktop, and rack-mounted PCs that have been verified to
enumerate the PCIe slots in the PXIe chassis. Use this document
to guide your selection of remote controller PCs. For general
controller requirements, such as RAM and hard disk requirements,
see the Host Controller Hardware and Software Requirements
section in the PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
To connect a remote host PC to the chassis, perform the following installation
procedure below. When handling PC adapter cards and chassis modules, follow
the static-safe procedures described in “Static-safe Handling Procedures” on
page 14 of this guide.
1 Install a PCIe Host Adapter in the Host PC. Keysight offers the M9048B (x8)
and M9049A (x16) PCIe host adapters for desktop and rack-mounted PCs. To
install an adapter in your remote controller PC, follow the instructions
provided with your adapter.
2 Install a PXIe system module, such as the Keysight M9022A, M9023A, or
M9024A PXIe System Interface Modules, in the chassis system controller slot.
The M9021A System Controller Module may be used only with the M9018B.
Before installing a system module in the chassis, turn the chassis
off. Do not unplug it from AC power.
Do not touch exposed connectors or components on the printed
circuit board as you install the module.
- Modules are usually shipped with thread protectors on the
mounting screw threads. These protectors must be removed
before installing modules in the chassis.
- Take care to ensure that the module is aligned perpendicularly
to the chassis as you begin sliding it in. Otherwise, it is
possible for components on the module (or on adjacent
modules) to be damaged by contact between modules.
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Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
a Turn the chassis off. Ensure the AC power cord is connected, it provides the
grounding to prevent ESD.
Before inserting the module, inspect the chassis slot connectors to
ensure there are no bent pins in the connectors.
b Remove the filler panel in slot 1. Because the PXIe system module
consumes one slot, the expansion slot must be covered with the
three-wide filler panel to maintain proper airflow and RFI shielding.
c Insert the module in the chassis slot by placing the module card edges into
the top and bottom module guides.
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, lift up on the injector/ejector handle to
complete insertion of the module.
Figure 5
Inserting Module into the Chassis
e Secure the module front panel to the chassis using the captive front panel
mounting screws. Tighten the screws for both mechanical security and to
ensure proper grounding of the front panel.
Ensure that all empty chassis slots are covered by filler panels or
air inlet modules.
f Power up the chassis. Verify that the chassis fans are operating and free of
obstructions that may restrict airflow.
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Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
3 Connect the appropriate PCIe cable between the remote controller PCIe host
adapter and the chassis PXIe system module.
All PCIe cable connector components, including the connectors on
the cables and the receptacles on the M9021A (for M9018A/B),
M9022A, M9023A, M9024A, M9048A, M9048B, or M9049A
interface modules, 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.
4 Install the driver software for the PXIe System Module (required for the
Keysight M9022A, M9023A, or M9024A PXIe System Interface Modules; not
required for the M9021A).
5 Install the PXIe Chassis Family driver software. See “Install the PXIe Chassis
Family Driver” on page 23.
The latest driver software for the System Modules and the chassis
is available on-line. go to:
www.keysight.com/find/<model number>
Installing an Embedded Controller in the Chassis
An embedded controller, such as the Keysight M9037A Embedded Controller, is
a small form factor, Windows-based PC that is designed to be installed in the
system controller slot of the chassis (slot 1). An embedded controller also
occupies the expansion slots to the left of slot 1; the expansion slots do not
contain chassis backplane connectors.
Before installing an embedded controller, turn the chassis off. Do
not 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. Any empty expansion slots to
the left of the controller must be covered with a 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.
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Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
Once the embedded controller is installed in the chassis, connect a monitor and
a USB keyboard and mouse. Alternatively, you can interface to the controller
through its network port using software such as Microsoft Remote Desktop
Connection.
Install Keysight IO Libraries Suite (Remote Host PC)
IO Libraries Suite 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 and modules. The IO Libraries Suite is
used with all Keysight instruments, and is not specific to the PXIe chassis.
Download the latest version from: www.keysight.com/find/iosuite.
Always install IO Libraries Suite before installing any instrument driver
software.Use the latest version of the IO Libraries Suite.
Only one installation of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite is required
on the host controller PC. This installation is used by both the
PXIe Chassis drivers that are installed in the next section and the
drivers associated with each module that you install in the
chassis.
Two libraries, IVI Shared Components and VISA Shared
Components, are required by the IO Libraries Suite. If these
libraries are not already installed on your controller, the IO
Libraries Suite installer will install them. If IVI Shared Components
and VISA Shared Components are already installed, the IO
Libraries Suite installer will upgrade these libraries to the latest
version, if necessary, using the same installation location used by
the previous version.
At the time of shipment, the latest version of IO Libraries Suite was installed on
your Keysight Embedded PC.
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Step 2: Prepare the Hardware
Install the PXIe Chassis Family Driver
The PXI Chassis Family Driver consists of the chassis Soft Front Panel (SFP) and
the IVI.NET, IVI-C, LabVIEW, and MATLAB drivers for the PXIe chassis. The
KtMTrig IVI-C and IVI.NET drivers are installed as part of the PXI Chassis Family
driver. These drivers each provide an API (application programming interface)
that may be used to develop programs that interface to the chassis.
To install the latest version of PXI Chassis Family driver, perform the following
steps:
Prior to installing the PXIe Chassis Family driver, you should close
all application programs that might interfere with the driver
installation.
1 Browse to any one of the chassis web pages (the PXI Chassis Family driver is
the same of the three chassis):
www.keysight.com/find/M9010A
www.keysight.com/find/M9018B
www.keysight.com/find/M9019A.
2 Click Visit Technical Support.
3 Click the Drivers, Firmware & Software tab.
4 Select Keysight PXIe Chassis Software.
5 Click the Download button.
6 Select the appropriate executable file.
7 Choose Run.
Do not uninstall the KtMPxiChassis IVI.NET Driver 1.x.xxx,
KtMPxiChassis IVI-C Driver 1.x.xxx, KtMTrig IVI.NET Driver 1.x.xxx, or
KtMTrig IVI-C Driver 1.x.xxx files without also uninstalling the Keysight
PXIe Chassis Family driver.
The original M9018A PXIe chassis was provided with its own driver.
This is called the AgM9018 driver. This driver is also installed as
part of the PXI Chassis Family Driver. However, it may only be used
with the M9018A or M9018B chassis.
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Step 3: Turn On Chassis and Verify Operation
Do not install modules in the peripheral slots yet—this is done in
STEP 4. The only module that should be installed in the chassis at
this time is either an embedded controller or a PXIe System
Module or Cable Interface module (M9021A for the M9018A/B
chassis) 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,
see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide rack mounting
information.
The Keysight Chassis Family 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.
This product must be used in a normal cond ition (all means
for protection are intact).
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.
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Step 3: Turn On Chassis and Verify Operation
Chassis Power Sequencing
The following chassis power sequencing description assumes an external,
remoter host PC is connected to the chassis. An embedded PC handles the
power sequencing automatically.
When powering up the system, the chassis must 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.
Figure 6
PXIe Chassis Power-on Sequence
The PC should be shut down before the chassis is powered down. This will
prevent the chassis, as it is being powered down, from disrupting operation of
the PC.
In brief, the PC should be off whenever the chassis is powered up or down. Because
chassis modules are not hot-swappable, chassis modules should only be added or
removed when the chassis is powered down.
The above power sequence does not apply to an embedded controller installed
in the chassis because the embedded controller and chassis are powered
together.
Methods of powering up the chassis
The method of powering up the chassis depends on the position of the INHIBIT
rear panel switch, which can be set to the DEF (default) position or to the MAN
(manual) position. These two methods are shown on the interactive block
diagram and work as follows:
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- INHIBIT switch in the DEF position — In this position, the front panel power push
button is used to switch the chassis between ON and Standby—hence, this
push button is known as the ON/Standby push button. Using this push button
requires that a module is installed in the system controller slot (slot 1). This
can be a module such as the Keysight M9021A, M9022A, M9023A, M9024A
PXIe System 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 push button to power up the chassis is assumed unless
otherwise noted.
For information on using the Inhibit signal on the rear panel DB-9 connector to
power the chassis up and down, see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User
Guide.
Chassis Front Panel LEDs
The chassis contains three LEDs on its front panel to the left of the ON/Standby
(power) push button, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 7
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. The following table lists each LED and describes the
information it provides.
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Table 2
Chassis LEDs
LED
(color)
Off
On Continuously
Flashing
All three LEDs flash
Temp LED
(amber)
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.
Indicates one or more
temperature sensors is
reporting a temperature above
the limit, either the 70°C
default limit or the user set
limit.
All three LEDs on for 10
seconds and off for 1
second indicates that
the Monitor Processor,
which controls flashing
of the LEDs, has been
unable to communicate
with the Chassis
Manager. Refer to the
PXIe Chassis Family
User Guide for
troubleshooting
information.
Fan LED
(green)
Power LED
(blue)
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.
Indicates that the
chassis is turned
off.
Indicates all fans are
operating above 1200
RPM, the default limit.
See the Keysight
PXIe Chassis
Family Service
Guide for details.
The fan speed limits
can be changed in the
SFP or
programmatically. The
limit, if changed, is
reset back to 1200
RPM at the next
chassis power cycle.
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
See the Keysight
PXIe Chassis
Family User Guide
for details.
Indicates all supply
voltages are within
their limits. Factory
default limits are
±10% for 3.3V and
±5% for the other
power supply voltages.
The limits can be
changed in the SFP or
programmatically. The
limits, if changed, are
reset to factory default
at the next chassis
power cycle.
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Indicates that one or more of
the fans are operating below
the limit, either the 1200 RPM
default limit or, if changed, the
user set limit.
If the fan speed condition
causing the flashing to occur
is no longer present, the Fan
LED will return to on
continuously.
Indicates that one or more of
the four supply voltages are
outside of their limits, either
the factory default limits or, if
changed, the user-set limits.
Refer to the Keysight PXIe
Chassis Family User Guide for
troubleshooting suggestions.
The Soft Front Panel
Identify On feature
allows you to identify
which chassis is
connected to the SFP
application. For
example, if you have
multiple M9019A
chassis in a system with
an SFP application
running for each
chassis, you can easily
identify with chassis is
connected to the
application. When you
click the Identify On
check box, all three
front panel LEDs (Fan,
Temp, and Power) blink
at a 7 to 10 second rate
(50% duty cycle).
If the power supply condition
causing the flashing to occur
is no longer present, the
Power LED returns to
continuously on state.
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Flashing LEDs should be tended to promptly. See the Keysight PXIe Chassis
Family User Guide for further information.
The chassis does not intentionally modify its operation because of conditions
that cause one or more LEDs to flash. In other words, if possible, the chassis
attempts to continue normal operation despite flashing LED(s). However, a
flashing LED may indicate a condition that will prevent the chassis from
operating correctly. For example, a flashing Fan LED indicates that one or more
rear panel fans are under speed, which may cause the temperature of the chassis
to rise and exceed specifications. This, in turn, may cause a thermal shutdown of
the power supply.
Using Keysight Connection Expert
Use Connection Expert (one of the utilities in the Keysight IO Libraries Suite) to
confirm that the host controller can connect to the chassis.
1 Start Connection Expert on the host controller.
2 Click the PXI/AXIe Chassis tab.
3 Click the Chassis Content tab.
The list of connected chassis appears on the right hand pane as shown in the
following image. When you click on the chassis, the contents of each slot in the
PXIe chassis are displayed in the right pane.
Figure 8
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Connection Expert Instrument Tab shows the chassis contents
Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
Step 3: Turn On Chassis and Verify Operation
If Connection Expert successfully displays the chassis slots, continue to the next
section, and verify that the Soft Front Panel can interact with the chassis. If
Connection Expert fails to display the chassis slots, see the Keysight PXIe
Chassis Family User Guide for troubleshooting suggestions.
PC Startup Requirements for Keysight IO Libraries Suite
This section describes the PC startup events for Keysight Connection Expert (one
of the utilities in the Keysight IO Libraries Suite). Keysight recommends using the
latest version Keysight IO Libraries Suit.
Two situations exist where Connection Expert, which is part of Keysight IO
Libraries Suite, will not display a PCIe device, either the chassis or a module in
the chassis.
– If Windows cannot find a driver for a device, Windows will not be able to
identify the device and therefore Connection Expert will not be able to
display it. If this occurs, you will typically be presented with the Windows
New Hardware Found Wizard, which will give you the opportunity to assist
Windows in finding a driver. If a driver is found, restart the PC and verify
that Windows identifies the device (which will be evident by the lack of the
New Hardware Found Wizard for that device).
– The other situation where Connection Expert will not display a PCIe device
is in the event that, when Connection Expert is started, Windows has not
yet completed assigning drivers to the devices (the chassis or modules in
the chassis) found during enumeration. Connection Expert will not display
modules that it cannot identify. In this situation, however, the driver exists
but it has not yet been assigned to the device by the time Connection
Expert is started.
This second situation should be very rare. If it occurs, it generally occurs with
slower PCs. For the first-ever connection of the chassis to the PC, or after
changing the chassis configuration, only a single boot of the PC is needed.
However, sufficient time needs to be allowed between when Windows is up and
when Keysight Connection is started.
If the New Hardware Found Wizard is displayed, follow the steps in the Using
Connection Expert to connect to the chassis to associate a driver with the device.
If Connection Expert, does not display a particular device, click the Rescan icon
to see if Windows has now assigned a driver to the device, which will allow
Connection Expert to display the device.
In general, if it ever appears that your chassis configuration as displayed by
Connection Expert differs from your actual configuration, click the Rescan icon.
This should align the displayed configuration to the actual configuration.
It is always advisable to boot the PC a second time to ensure that
the PC properly enumerates all of the modules within the chassis.
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Step 3: Turn On Chassis and Verify Operation
Using the Soft Front Panel (SFP) to Monitor the Chassis
PXIe chassis Soft Front Panel (SFP) can be used both to monitor the status of the
chassis as well as configure various chassis parameters, such as the maximum
temperature threshold for the temperature alarm. This section describes how to
use the SFP to monitor the status of the chassis; configuring chassis parameters
is described in the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
Starting the SFP and Selecting Hardware Mode or Simulation Mode
The SFP runs in two modes, Hardware Mode or Simulation Mode. In hardware
mode, the SFP interacts with the chassis itself. The SFP displays chassis
information and allow you to set chassis parameters such as temperature
thresholds and voltage alarms.
In Simulation Mode, the SFP simulates chassis operation and does not
communicate with the chassis. Simulation mode is useful to learn the capabilities
of the SFP and the chassis. In Simulation Mode, the alarms are not active.
Independent of whether you plan to run the SFP in Hardware Mode or Simulation
Mode, the SFP is started from the Start menu as follows:
Start > All Programs > Keysight > PXIe Chassis Family > PXIe Chassis SFP
Simulation Mode If no chassis has been detected by Connection Expert, the
SFP startup dialog appears as shown in the following image. The absence of a
chassis listed under Modules indicates that no chassis has been detected;
therefore, the SFP can only be run in simulation mode.
Figure 9
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SFP startup dialog when no chassis is detected
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Step 3: Turn On Chassis and Verify Operation
To run in Simulation Mode, select the Simulation Mode check box in the above
image. Select a chassis then click Connect to start the SFP in simulation mode.
Hard ware Mode If one or chassis were detected, the chassis number and
address are listed as shown in the following image.
Figure 10 SFP Startup Dialog when Multiple Chassis are Detected
Click the chassis row to select the chassis, which will display the chassis address
in the Selected Instrument field. Click Connect to start the SFP in Hardware
Mode.
Note that multiple instance of the SFP can be run at one time on the host
controller PC.
Using the SFP to Monitor the Chassis
This section describes how to use the SFP to monitor the chassis in Hardware
Mode.
To prevent inadvertently changing parameters such as the chassis
temperature alarm, the SFP includes an Allow Control check box
that is unchecked by default. The unchecked box prevents any
configuration change from being made. In the Keysight PXIe
Chassis Family User Guide, which describes how to use the SFP to
configure the chassis, this check box will be checked.
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Figure 11 SFP with Allow Control Check Box
The image below shows the SFP screen. This screen has six tabs:
- Temperature
- Fan speed
- Voltage
- Reference clock
- Trigger Ports
- PCIe link
These tabs display the speed of the fans, the temperatures reported by the
backplane temperature sensors, and the four main power supply voltages
respectively. This screen also displays the source of the 10 MHz reference clock
and the current PCIe link configuration. For more information, see the Keysight
PXIe Chassis Family User Guide.
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Figure 12 The Temperature Screen of the PXIe Chassis Soft Front Panel
(M9019A chassis shown)
As you can see, the Alarm Occurred indicator on the right side of the screen. This
alarm is enabled by default and operate as described in the following table. If the
chassis is operating normally and is using the default alarm thresholds, none of
the alarms should be set. For information on configuring these alarms to other
than their default thresholds, see the Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide or
the PXIe Chassis Family Soft Front Panel Help file.
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Table 3
Chassis Alarms in the Soft Front Panel
Tab
Alarm
Description
Temperat
ure tab
Temperature
alarm
The temperature alarm is illuminated if the temperature reported by any of the
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.
Fan tab
Fan speed alarm
The fan speed alarm is illuminated if the speed of any of the fans drops below 1200 RPM.
The alarm is latched and will persist even if all fans resume operation above 1200 RPM.
The fan speed alarm can be cleared using its Clear button; however, if any of the three fans
are still operating below 1200 RPM when the Clear button is clicked, the fan speed alarm
will remain illuminated.
Voltage
tab
3.3V alarm
For 3.3V alarm, the factory default limits are plus and minus 10% around the nominal
values. Each of the other four voltage alarms has upper and lower voltage limits of 5%
about the nominal voltage.
5V alarm
+12V alarm
-12V alarm
+5.0V_STANDBY
Referenc
e Clock
tab
10 MHz
reference clock
source changed
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. The chassis
reference clock can originate in three different places:
- Internal: Electronics within the chassis source the clock.
- External: The clock arrives from outside the chassis at the rear panel.
- System Time Slot: The reference clock is sourced by a timing module within the
chassis.
The Alarm indicator on this screen indicates whether or not a change in clock source has
occurred since the last time the chassis was booted up, or the alarm condition was
cleared.
This alarm, like the other alarms, is latched and can be cleared using its Clear button.
On the M9010A, if you use a Reference Clock signal with an amplitude of
< 500mVpp, the Reference Clock alarm may repeatedly trigger even after
clearing it. The chassis PLL may be locked to the Reference Clock signal
but the signal may have excessive jitter. If this situation occurs, you need
to increase the clock signal amplitude.
Trigger
Ports tab
none
Allows you to configure the two front panel trigger post (TRIG 1 and TRIG 2) as either Input
(default) or Output ports and connect it to one PXI backplane trigger Line (PXI_TRIG[0:7])
PCIe Link
tab
none
The PCIe link configuration information can be viewed from the Monitor tab of the SFP.
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Step 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying PXI/PXIe Modules
Step 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying PXI/PXIe Modules
Installing Modules
a Turn the chassis off. Ensure the AC power cord is connected, it provides the
grounding to prevent ESD.
Before inserting the module, inspect the chassis slot to ensure
there are no bent pins on the slot connectors.
b Remove the filler panel(s) from the desired slot(s).
Do not touch exposed connectors or components on the printed
circuit board as you install the module.
- Modules are usually shipped with thread protectors on the
mounting screw threads. These protectors must be removed
before installing modules in the chassis.
- Take care to ensure that the module is aligned perpendicularly
to the chassis as you begin sliding it in. Otherwise, it is
possible for components on the module (or on adjacent
modules) to be damaged by contact between modules.
- inserting and removing modules with the chassis powered up.
Before installing modules in the chassis, power down the
chassis but leave the power cord connected to the AC mains
because it serves as a ground and helps protect the chassis
and modules from electrostatic damage.
c Insert the module in the chassis slot by placing the module card edges into
the top and bottom module guides.
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, lift up on the injector/ejector handle to
complete insertion of the module.
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Step 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying PXI/PXIe Modules
Figure 13 Inserting Module into the Chassis
e Secure the module front panel to the chassis using the captive front panel
mounting screws. Tighten the screws for both mechanical security and to
ensure proper grounding of the front panel.
Ensure that all empty chassis slots are covered by filler panels or
air inlet modules.
f Power up the chassis. Verify that the chassis fans are operating and free of
obstructions that may restrict airflow.
Installing the Module Software
Following the driver installation instructions, install the driver for each of the
PXI/PXIe modules that have been installed in the chassis. Always check with the
manufacturer to insure the driver is of the latest available version.
The PXIe chassis drivers that you installed in the “Install the PXIe
Chassis Family Driver” on page 23 section are completely
separate from your module driver software. The chassis drivers
permit interfacing to chassis functionality such as temperature
sensors and fan speeds, while your module driver software is
required to interface to your particular module.
The documentation for your Keysight module should indicate that Keysight IO
Library Suite should be installed. Only one installation of IO Library Suite is
required on the host controller PC. If you did not install IO Libraries Suite earlier,
it must be installed before you install your module-specific software.
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Step 4: Overview of Installing and Verifying PXI/PXIe Modules
After ensuring that IO Libraries Suite is installed, follow the instructions provided
with your module to install its driver and software.
Verifying your Module
Follow the instructions provided with your module to verify its operation. Module
verification typically includes the following steps:
- Verify that your module is displayed within the chassis in Keysight Connection
Expert as described in “Using Keysight Connection Expert” on page 28, and as
described in your module documentation.
- Bring up the Soft Front Panel (SFP) for your module, if available, and verify
that the SFP can interface correctly to the module.
If the module driver is installed, the module will be correctly
identified in Windows Device Manager.
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Related Documentation
Related Documentation
The documentation listed below can be found on the product web pages listed
below.
– Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Startup Guide
– Keysight PXIe Chassis Family User Guide
– Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Specification Guide
– Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Security Guide
– Keysight PXIe Chassis Family Data Sheets
For the latest versions of the above documents, visit the individual chassis
websites:
www.keysight.com/find/M9010A
www.keysight.com/find/M9018B
www.keysight.com/find/M9019A
The following documents are also available on the product website:
– Keysight M9022A, M9023A, M9024A PXIe system module Data Sheet
– PC Tested Configuration with PXIe/AXIe Chassis Technical Overview — This
document lists the PCs that have been verified to work with the M9019A
chassis. See literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/5990-7632EN.pdf
– PXIe Chassis Interactive Block Diagram (see
http://www.keysight.com/find/pxi-blockdiagram)
– Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis Design Tool (see
http://www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis)
Product specifications, available accessories, firmware and software may change
over time. Check the individual chassis web pages for the most current
documentation.
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Chassis Related Products and Accessories
Chassis Related Products and Accessories
The following table lists products related to the PXIe family of chassis and chassis
accessories. Information on these parts can be found by starting at
www.keysight.com/find/pxi-chassis.
Table 4
Chassis Accessories
Related
Products
Accessories
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Keysight Model
Number
Description
M9037A
PXIe Embedded Controller: Intel i7, 4 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD
M9048A
PCIe Desktop Adapter, single port (x8), Gen 2
M9048B
PCIe Host Adapter: single port (x8), Gen 3
M9049A
PCIe Host Adapter: dual port (x16), Gen 3
M9021A
PCIe Cable Interface Module, single port (x8), Gen 2
(use with M9018A or M9018B only)
M9022A
PXIe System Interface Module: single port (x8), Gen 3
M9023A
PXIe high performance System Interface Module: dual port
(x16) Gen 3
M9024A
PXIe high performance System Interface Module with
connectivity expansion: two gigabit LAN, two USB 3.0, four
USB 2.0, GPIB
Y1212A
Slot Blocker Kit (M9010A, M9018A/B, M9019A)
Y1213A
PXI EMI Filler Panel Kit: 5 single-slot panels
Y1214B
Air Inlet Module Kit
(not for use with M9010A 10-Slot chassis)
Y1215C
Flush mount rack kit (M9018A/B, M9019A)
Y1216B
Recess mount rack kit (M9018A/B, M9019A)
Y1217A
Rack mount rail kit (M9010A, M9018A/B, M9019A)
Y1218A
Cable tray kit
Y1270A
Front panel interfacing kit for 18-slot PXIe chassis
Y1271A
Rack mount kit for M9010A chassis
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This information is subject to change
without notice.
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