Installation Guide
Startup Guide
Keysight AXIe 14-Slot
Chassis M9514A
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Manual Part Number
M9514-90001
Edition
Second Edition, September 2014
Published in USA
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Safety Information
The following general safety precautions must be observed during all
phases of operation of this instrument.
Failure to comply with these precautions or with specific warnings or operating instructions in the product
manuals violates safety standards of
design, manufacture, and intended use
of the instrument. Keysight Technologies assumes no liability for the customer's failure to comply with these
requirements.
General
Do not use this product in any manner not
specified by the manufacturer. The protective features of this product must not be
impaired if it is used in a manner specified in
the operation instructions.
Before Applying Power
Verify that all safety precautions are taken.
Make all connections to the unit before
applying power. Note the external markings
described under “Safety Symbols”.
Ground the Instrument
Keysight chassis’ are provided with a
grounding-type power plug. The
instrument chassis and cover must be
connected to an electrical ground to
minimize shock hazard. The ground pin
must be firmly connected to an electrical ground (safety ground) terminal at
the power outlet. Any interruption of
the protective (grounding) conductor
or disconnection of the protective
earth terminal will cause a potential
shock hazard that could result in personal injury.
Do Not Operate in an Explosive
Atmosphere
Do not operate the module/chassis in
the presence of flammable gases or
fumes.
Do Not Operate Near Flammable
Liquids
Do not operate the module/chassis in
the presence of flammable liquids or
near containers of such liquids.
Cleaning
Clean the outside of the Keysight module/chassis with a soft, lint-free,
slightly dampened cloth. Do not use
detergent or chemical solvents.
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Do Not Remove Instrument Cover
Only qualified, service-trained personnel who are aware of the hazards
involved should remove instrument
covers. Always disconnect the power
cable and any external circuits before
removing the instrument cover.
Keep away from live circuits
Operating personnel must not remove
equipment covers or shields. Procedures involving the removal of covers
and shields are for use by servicetrained personnel only. Under certain
conditions, dangerous voltages may
exist even with the equipment
switched off. To avoid dangerous electrical shock, DO NOT perform procedures involving cover or shield removal
unless you are qualified to do so.
DO NOT operate damaged
equipment
Whenever it is possible that the safety
protection features built into this product have been impaired, either through
physical damage, excessive moisture,
or any other reason, REMOVE POWER
and do not use the product until safe
operation can be verified by servicetrained personnel. If necessary, return
the product to an Keysight Technologies Sales and Service Office for service and repair to ensure the safety
features are maintained.
DO NOT block the primary
disconnect
The primary disconnect device is the
appliance connector/power cord when
a chassis used by itself, but when
installed into a rack or system the disconnect may be impaired and must be
considered part of the installation.
Do Not Modify the Instrument
Do not install substitute parts or perform any unauthorized modification to
the product. Return the product to an
Keysight Sales and Service Office to
ensure that safety features are maintained.
In Case of Damage
Instruments that appear damaged or
defective should be made inoperative
and secured against unintended operation until they can be repaired by
qualified service personnel
Do NOT block vents and fan exhaust:
To ensure adequate cooling and ventilation, leave a gap of at least 50mm
(2") around vent holes on both sides of
the chassis.
Do NOT operate with empty slots: To
ensure proper cooling and avoid damaging equipment, fill each empty slot
with an AXIe filler panel module.
Do NOT stack free-standing chassis:
Stacked chassis should be rackmounted.
All modules are grounded through the
chassis: During installation, tighten
each module's retaining screws to
secure the module to the chassis and
to make the ground connection.
Operator is responsible to maintain
safe operating conditions. To ensure
safe operating conditions, modules
should not be operated beyond the full
temperature range specified in the
Environmental and physical specification. Exceeding safe operating conditions can result in shorter lifespan,
improper module performance and
user safety issues. When the modules
are in use and operation within the
specified full temperature range is not
maintained, module surface temperatures may exceed safe handling conditions which can cause discomfort or
burns if touched. In the event of a
module exceeding the full temperature
range, always allow the module to cool
before touching or removing modules
from the chassis.
Safety Symbols
Terminal for Line conductor on properly installed
equipment
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.
Standby Power. Unit is not
completely disconnected
from AC mains when
switch is in standby.
Antistatic precautions
should be taken.
CAT I
CAT II
CAT III
CAT IV
Products display the following symbols:
Warning, risk of electric
shock
Refer to manual for additional safety information.
Earth Ground.
Protective Earth Ground
terminal
IEC Measurement Category I, II, III, or IV
For localized Safety Warnings, Refer
to Agilent Safety document (p/n
5185-8500) on the product CD.
A WARNING denotes a hazard. It calls
attention to an operating procedure or
practice, that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could resul t in
personal injury or death. Do not proceed beyond a WARNING notice until
the ind icated cond itions are fully
understood and met.
The CSA mark is a registered trademark of the Canadian Standards Association and indicates compliance to
the standards laid out by them. Refer
to the product Declaration of Conformity for details.
Notice for European Community: This
product complies with the relevant
European legal Directives: EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and Low Voltage
Directive (2006/95/EC).
Chassis Ground.
Alternating Current (AC).
Three-Phase Alternating
Current
Direct Current (DC).
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.
Both direct and alternating
current
Terminal is at earth potential.
Terminal for Neutral conductor on properly
installed equipment
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.
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.To return unwanted products,
contact your local Keysight office for
more information.
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
ICES/NMB-001 indicates that this ISM
device complies with the Canadian
ICES-001.
.
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
M9514A AXIe 14-slot Chassis at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
M9521A AXIe System Module (ASM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Performing the Startup Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 1: Uncrate and Install the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 2: Install the ASM in the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
To Power Up the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Indicator LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To Power Down the Chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 4: Set Up the Host PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Hardware Connections to the Host PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Power on the Chassis First then the Host Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface . . . . . . . . 25
Host PC Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using Keysight Connection Expert to Confirm Connection to the M9514A and
M9521A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Launch the Web Interface from Keysight Connection Expert . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Step 6: Install the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Launch the Soft Front Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Step 7: Next Steps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Service And Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keysight On The Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keysight by phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chassis Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety-Related Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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Keysight M9195A Digital Stimulus/Response Module User Guide
M9514A AXIe 14-Slot Chassis
Startup Guide
Introduction
The Keysight M9514A AXIe 14-slot chassis (one slot for the AXIe System Module
plus 13 instrument module slots) is a modular instrument chassis fully
compatible with the AXIe 1.0 Hardware specifications. It allows multiple
application-specific instrument modules to share a common chassis frame,
power supply, cooling system, PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 2 data bus, Gigabit LAN
hub, local bus for module-to-module signaling, and host PC connections.
Multiple chassis may be interconnected for scalability. The chassis provides 13
general purpose peripheral slots that accept 1U AXIe instrument modules. Each
module slot has a Gen 2 x4 link (maximum of 2 GB/s data rate per module) to the
chassis primary data ‘fabric’ hub—a x8 PCIe switch and data bus.
The chassis requires a full module height AXIe System Module (ASM) such as the
Keysight M9521A, to manage chassis functions. The ASM provides the following:
- provides external host pc connectivity (Gen 2 PCIe x8 and/or Ethernet)
- sources timing signals (CLK100, SYNC and FCLK)
- routes STRIG (Star Trigger) to instruments through the backplane
- provides six external ports for bi-directional triggering
- provides backplane PCIe and Ethernet communication between modules
IMPORTANT: The installation and setup information in this manual
is specific to the M9521A ASM.
Some AXIe modules and software require a different installation
and setup procedure than described in this manual. Refer to the
installation documentation supplied with your AXIe module
and/or system for detailed installation information.
Other than a power button and the power supply and chassis Status LEDs, all
monitoring, control and communication with the chassis requires a host PC. This
can be either an embedded PC specifically designed for use in an AXIe chassis
(such as the Keysight M9536A) or an external (rackmount or desktop) host PC.
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Introduction
Many computers are not capable of enumerating a sufficient
number of PCIe slots to ensure that slots in an external chassis are
enumerated. Keysight maintains a document listing the
integrated, rack mount, desktop and laptop computers that have
been verified to properly enumerate PCIe devices in the AXIe
chassis, at www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis.
For general host PC requirements, such as operating system and
RAM requirements, please refer to “Host PC Requirements” on
page 25.
Documentation
The documentation listed below can be found on the Software and Product
Information CD (P/N M9514-10001) that came with your chassis.
M9514A Site Preparation Guide Provides detailed site preparation and
planning information for the chassis.
M9514A AXIe Chassis Startup Guide
your new chassis.
Provides steps to verify and start using
M9521A AXIe System Module Startup Guide
start using your new chassis.
Provides steps to verify and
M9514A and M9521A User Guide A complete guide for configuring,
operating, and troubleshooting the chassis.
M9514A Service Guide
the chassis and ASM.
It provides troubleshooting and service information for
Help files for the IVI-C and IVI-COM device drivers The interactive help
provides instruction for programming the chassis using Microsoft development
environments.
Help file for the Keysight M9514A and M9521A LabVIEW G device drivers
The interactive help provides instruction for programming the chassis using
National Instruments Labview(TM).
Keysight M9514A and M9521A Data Sheets. The Data Sheets contain
complete physical and electrical specifications for the chassis and the ASM.
Keysight M9514A and M9521A Security Guide. The Security Guides
describe how to declassify or sanitize the chassis and the ASM.
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Keysight M9514A AXIe Chassis Startup Guide
Introduction
M9514A AXIe 14-slot Chassis at a Glance
Designed for large system testing, the M9514A provides 14 AXIe slots (1 slot for
the AXIe System Module plus 13 instrument module slots). Refer to the M9514A
and M9521A User Guide for detailed information.
Chassis
Status LED
Chassis IP
Reset*
Power supply
status LEDs
Chassis Diagnostic
ESD Wrist Strap Terminal
Connector* LAN connector and Shelf (4 mm banana jack)
Manager LAN switch*
On/Standby
button
Physical
slot
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
CAUTION: Do
not lift chassis
by these
handles
AXIe System
Module (ASM) slot
(slot #7)
Removable air
filter*
Bottom front fan
trays
(left to right, Fan
Tray 1, Fan Tray 2,
Fan Tray 3)
Fan tray status LEDs:
When LED is on, fans are operating normally
CAUTION: For chassis fan tray
removal only. Do not lift
chassis by fan tray handles
* For detailed information, refer to the M9514A and M9521A User Guide. The DB-9 connector on the top front panel of
the chassis labeled “Service Use Only” is for internal Keysight use only. There is no user diagnostic, troubleshooting, or
service information available from this connector. Default Shelf Manager LAN switch position is to the right, ASM.
Keysight M9514A AXIe Chassis Startup Guide
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Introduction
The following figure shows the M9514A chassis rear panel.
Upper rear fan tray
CAUTION: For power supply fan tray removal
only. Do not lift chassis by these handles
Chassis
inhibit/
voltage
monitor
connector
Chassis
Inhibit
Switch
IEC 60309 AC Line Power
Connector
(refer to the M9514A Site
Preparation Guide for
detailed information)
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AC Line Circuit
Breakers
CAUTION. These RJ45 connectors
are for multi-chassis power-up
synchronization. Do not connect LAN
cables to these connectors. Refer to
the M9514A and M9521A User Guide
for detailed information.
CAUTION: Do not
lift chassis by
these handles!
Keysight M9514A AXIe Chassis Startup Guide
Introduction
M9521A AXIe System Module (ASM)*
The ASM is a full-height AXIe module and must be installed in slot 7 of the
chassis. It must be ordered separately. It performs the following functions:
- monitors chassis temperature and controls variable-speed chassis fans
- acts as a Gigabit Ethernet switch; forwards frames along the backplane
- connects an external host PC to the chassis
1
- synchronizes timing across all modules through the Trigger Bus, using an
internal or external clock source
ASM Front Panel
3
2
4
1
PCIe 1
PCIe 1 connector connects a external host PC to the chassis or connects
multiple chassis via PCIe. This upstream connection is Gen 2 compliant
PCIe x8.
2
PCIe 2
PCIe 2 connector connects multiple chassis. This downstream connection
is Gen 2 compliant PCIe x8.
3
Out Of Service
When red, LED indicates operational failure of the ASM.
CLOCK
External clock connections. 10 MHz ±100 ppm. SMB connectors with ESD
suppression.
4
IN
Accepts an externally sourced timing input. Input range 5V peak, AC
coupled,
50  terminated, 250 mV minimum swing.
5
OUT
Extends the internal clock source to external instruments. 3.3V AC coupled,
50W output impedance.
MULTIFRAME
Synchronizes timing signals with multiple daisy-chained chassis (either
2-slot or 5-slot). 36-pin mini D connectors use accessory Keysight cables.
6
INPUT
Communicates to the next higher chassis in a multi-chassis system. The
highest chassis is referred to as the Master Chassis
7
OUTPUT
Communicates to the next lower chassis in a multi-chassis system.
8
Ports
External bidirectional, programmable trigger connections.
Port 1 - Port 6
Adjustable threshold input range -5V to +5V, 250 mV minimum swing.
9
ASM IP Reset
Resets the ASM LAN1/LAN2 ports to factory preset address. (169.254.1.1).
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LAN 1
LAN 2
Connects the external host pc to the chassis, RJ45 connector. Tri-rate
10/100/1000 Base-T, auto crossover. Amber link/activity LED, bicolor
speed (Amber = 1Gbps, Green = 100 Mbps, off = 10 Mbps)
An embedded controller module does not use this port; it communicates
with the ASM through the chassis backplane.
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ASM Status
The Status indicator is a tri-color LED. Green indicates normal operation.
Red indicates a power-up error. Amber indicates chassis is powered and
booting.
5
6
8
7
9
10
11
* The M9521A ASM is different than the Embedded System Module (ESM) used in the Keysight M9502A and
M9505A AXIe chassis. They are not interchangeable.
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Step 1: Uncrate and Install the Chassis
Performing the Startup Steps
The remainder of this Startup Guide describes how to connect the chassis to a
host PC, power-up the chassis and verify basic operation. It is not necessary to
install modules or device drivers to do this.
Step 1: Uncrate and Install the Chassis
If you have not already done so, please refer to the M9514A Site Preparation and
Installation Guide for detailed uncrating and installation instructions. The Site
Preparation and Installation Guide includes:
- Instructions for verifying shipment contents
- Guidelines for planning the chassis installation
- Receiving and uncrating instructions
- Rack mounting instructions
- AC power requirements (including single phase high line and 3-phase WYE
and Delta wiring instructions)
Proceed with the instructions in this Startup Guide only after you
have properly installed the chassis according to instructions in the
M9514A Site Preparation and Installation Guide.
Product specifications, available accessories, firmware and software may change
over time. Please check the Keysight website at www.keysight.com/find/M9514A
for the latest updates to the product software, guides, data sheet and help files.
WA RNING
Chassis exceeds 48 kg. Use a mechanical lift to lift the
chassis. The chassis should be transported using a rolling
cart. Do not lift the chassis by the handles on the front and
rear of the chassis.
Hearing protection must be worn when working on or around
the chassis when it is powered on. The airflow noise around
the chassis can exceed 79 dB(A). This is outside the range
that is normally considered safe (70 dB(A)). Over and above
that level is considered hazardous and can result in
permanent hearing damage.
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Keysight M9514A AXIe Chassis Startup Guide
Step 2: Install the ASM in the Chassis
Step 2: Install the ASM in the Chassis
Before powering on the chassis, install the M9521A AXIe System Module (ASM)
in chassis slot 7.
1 Make certain the AXIe chassis is not powered on.
2 Locate the top and bottom guide rails for slot 7.
3 Align the ASM’s circuit board with the chassis guide rails. Slide the ASM
gently into the two rails. If the fit is tight, slide the ASM back out and recheck
alignment.
4 Locate the insertion/extraction handles at each side of the ASM’s front panel.
Extend the ends of both handles, by pulling them inwards towards each other;
the plastic handle end slides about 1 cm on the metal handle shaft. Then fully
open the handles by pivoting them out towards you until they are
perpendicular to the front panel. The left handle is shown below, from the top
view, correctly extended.
5 Slide the ASM completely into the chassis. When the module’s backplane
connectors contact the chassis backplane, you will feel resistance and the
two handles will begin to close toward each other. The module’s faceplate will
be about 1 cm from the chassis front panel.
6 Continue nudging the ASM faceplate gently but firmly with your thumbs, until
the handles are pressed up against the chassis and the module’s front panel
lies flush with the chassis’ front panel. This seats the module firmly in the
chassis backplane. If necessary, gently press inward (toward the chassis) on
the handles to ensure full insertion.
7 Tighten the captive retaining screws at both top and bottom of the ASM.
Modules are grounded through the chassis. Tighten the module
retaining screws to ensure a proper ground connection.
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Step 2: Install the ASM in the Chassis
8 Retract the handle ends by sliding them outward on their metal shafts, away
from each other, toward the chassis edge; this secures them out of the way of
test connections.
Detailed module installation and removal instructions may be
found in the M9514A and M9521A User Guide.
At this step, you should also install the AXIe embedded controller (such as the
Keysight M9536A) if you are using one. The embedded controller may be
installed in any chassis slot; however, it is best to install it in outer slots (slot 1 or
slot 14) to minimize impact with any modules using the chassis local bus for
E-Keying. If you are using an external host PC, do not connect it to the chassis or
the ASM yet.
Proceed to Step 3 to power up the AXIe chassis. Verify that the chassis fans are
operating and free of obstructions that may restrict airflow.
Static Electricity—The components and connectors on modules
are sensitive to static electricity. To minimize electrostatic
damage, take the necessary anti-static precautions. The M9514A
chassis provides a grounding terminal on the front panel, to which
you can connect a wrist strap. To locate this terminal, see
“M9514A AXIe 14-slot Chassis at a Glance” on page 11.
Empty Slots—Except for performing initial chassis verification or
troubleshooting, do not operate the chassis with empty slots.
Always insert a filler panel or an instrument module into empty
slots. This is especially important for the slots on either side of an
instrument module. This allows proper air flow and cooling, and
provides EMI shielding for the chassis and installed components.
Leaving slots empty can increase fan speed, raise ambient noise,
overheat components, and shut down modules.
ASM—The AXIe System Module is integral to the operation of the
chassis. Except for troubleshooting purposes, do not remove the
ASM. The ASM is installed in slot 7 of the chassis.
Hot Swap—AXIe does not explicitly support hot swap for
instrument modules. Keysight recommends fully powering down
the chassis before installing or removing modules
Embedded Controller Mod ule—Manually initiate a graceful
shutdown of the Windows operating system and power off the
chassis before removing the module.
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Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down the Chassis
Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down the Chassis
This step ensures that the ASM is properly installed in the AXIe chassis and that
the chassis and ASM power-up properly. It is not necessary to connect the
chassis or ASM to a host computer for this step. After verifying that all of the
chassis and ASM Status LEDs have turned solid green, please power-down the
chassis (see instructions on page 20) and then proceed to “Step 4: Set Up the
Host PC” on page 21
You must install the chassis per the instructions in the M9514A Site Preparation
and Installation Guide. This includes providing the correct AC power. It is not
necessary to connect the chassis to a host PC to power it on.
The mains wiring and connectors must be compatible with the
connector used in the premise electrical system. Failure to
ensure adequate earth ground ing by not using the correct
components may cause prod uct damage and serious injury.
To Power Up the Chassis
Ensure Circuit Breakers are Closed
(ON position).
Close all three rear panel circuit breakers
Do not operate the chassis with one or two of the circuit breakers in
the OFF position. All three breakers must be in the ON position for the
chassis to operate at full capacity.
Press Chassis On/Standby Button Press the chassis’ front panel ON/STANDBY
switch. It will be dimly lit to indicate that AC power is available and the chassis is
in the Standby mode; it will be brightly lit when depressed and the chassis is
powered on.
The Status LEDs on the chassis and ASM cycle as follows:
1 Light off - with button in STANDBY mode
2 Green, blinking - for a few seconds after POST
3 Green, steady - successful chassis power-up is complete.
If either the chassis or the ASM do not power up to a steady green Status LED, or
either powers up to a steady red Status LED, the chassis or ASM has detected a
failure. Immediately power down the chassis.
If the chassis ON/STANDBY switch flashes continuously after turning on the
chassis, press and hold the ON/STANDBY switch for five seconds. If this does not
resolve the issue, power down the chassis. Refer to the M9514A and M9521A
Service Guide.
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Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down the Chassis
Indicator LEDs
The M9514A chassis and the M9521A ASM have several indicator LEDs on their
front panels (see “M9514A AXIe 14-slot Chassis at a Glance” on page 11). In
general, when the LEDs are solid green (not flashing), the monitored state or
circuit is working normally. Refer to the M9514A and M9521A Service Guide for
more details. The following table indicates the various states (colors) of the ASM
and chassis LEDs and their meaning:
LED State (color)
Description
M9514A Chassis Power Supply Indicator LEDs (PSU1, PSU2, PSU3)
PSU LEDs
off
solid green
Power Supply Unit (PSU) not receiving AC power. Check circuit breaker.
Power Supply Unit (PSU). PSU functioning normally.
M9514A Chassis Status LED
off
solid amber
Chassis is powered off.
Initial power-up state but changes to green.
flashing amber
Indicates POST failure
flashing green
PCIe startup delay while waiting for instrument modules to be activated.
Front panel identification indicator, invoked by web page, IVI function call, or Soft Front Panel to
identify specific chassis.
solid green
solid red
Note: if the Status LED
turns red due to any of
the conditions listed,
once the condition is
corrected, the LED
returns to green and
modules are
reactivated.
POST tests passed. Chassis is ready.
Indicates a non-recoverable threshold is exceeded. Run self test and review error messages
either through the Soft front Panel or IVI function call. Possible failures include:
• AC input voltage to any of the three PSUs is 130 VAC. All modules except ASM turned off.
• Output voltage of one of the three PSUs  –48 VDC (i.e. more positive). All modules except
ASM turned off.
• Chassis temperature above upper non-recoverable threshold. All modules including ASM
are turned off.
• Temperature sensors in fan tray above upper non-recoverable threshold. All modules
including ASM are NOT turned off
• Temperature sensors in any module above upper non-recoverable threshold. That module
is turned off.
• ASM temperature sensors above upper non-recoverable threshold. The ASM is turned off,
but not other modules in the chassis.
• One or more fans stop. All modules except ASM turned off.
M9514A Chassis Fan Tray LEDs
Fan Tray LED
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Normally, when the chassis is powered on, these LEDs are on. When the LEDs are off, the fan tray
fans are not running.
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M9521A ASM Status LED
off
ASM not receiving power. Chassis powered off.
solid amber
Internal power-on self test (POST) is running
flashing amber
Indicates POST failure
flashing green
PCIe startup delay while waiting for instrument modules to be activated.
Front panel identification indicator, invoked by web page, IVI function call, or Soft Front Panel to
identify specific ASM.
solid green
Shelf Manager & chassis working normally, power-on self tests passed, etc.
solid red
Indicates a serious problem. Connection to the chassis or ASM may not be available due to the
nature of the problem, Service required.
M9521A ASM Out of Service (OOS)
off
Normal operation
solid red
Red while modules being activated, then turns off. If stays red, indicated ASM failure.
M9521A ASM PCIe Link (2 LEDs, one for each connector)
green
PCIe Link is functional
M9521A ASM Upstream
amber
Identifies the upstream PCIe port
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LEDs
The following graphic and table describe the Gb Ethernet (LAN port) LEDs at the
top of the chassis and on the ASM:
Activity Amber
Blinks when accessing
LAN
Speed and Link
10Mbps: off
100Mbps: Green
1000Mbps: Amber
RJ-45 LAN connector
(orientation shown is for ASM)
Status
Network link is not established or
system is powered off
Link
10 Mbps
Active
Link
100 Mbps
Active
Link
1000 Mbps
Active
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Speed LED
(Green/Amber)
OFF
Activity LED
(Yellow)
OFF
Off
Off
Green
Green
Amber
Amber
ON
Blinking
ON
Blinking
ON
Blinking
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To Power Down the Chassis
There are two power-down modes:
- For routine power-down or to cycle power to the chassis, momentarily press
the chassis ON/STANDBY switch. The system does a controlled shutdown of the
embedded controller (if installed) and instrument modules and then shuts
down the power supply. The main chassis fans will gradually drop in speed to
off. This is normal.
- If you press and hold the ON/STANDBY button for more than five seconds, the
system shuts down the power supplies immediately.
If you are using an embedded controller such as the Keysight
M9536A, always shut down the Windows operating system before
pressing the chassis ON/STANDBY switch.
Also, ensure that the embedded PC never goes into sleep or
hibernate mode. It is possible for the PC to lose its chassis
enumeration.
For routine power-down, do not use the circuit breakers to turn
the chassis off. Doing so interrupts power to the power supply
fans, which may shorten the life of the PSU. Use the front panel
ON/STANDBY switch to power down the unit.
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Communication with the M9514A chassis, AXIe System Module (ASM) and
installed instrument modules requires a host PC, a Windows based computer
that may be:
An Embedded Controller (takes up slot one in the chassis). An AXIe
embedded PC (also commonly called an embedded controller) such as the
Keysight M9536A*, allows for stand-alone test system operation. PCIe and LAN
connections from PC to ASM are made directly at the chassis backplane.
If you decide to use an embedded controller module as your host
PC, you will need to install the controller in the chassis before
proceeding with this section. See the M9514A and M9521A User
Guide for detailed module installation instructions.
A separate rack-mounted or desktop PC. To use the chassis PCIe data
transfer capabilities, this external host PC must have an available PCIe x8 slot
and BIOS support for proper enumeration of devices on the PCIe bus. PCIe
connection from the host PC to ASM requires a PCIe adapter card and cable.
Keysight recommends use of a PC, card and cable tested with the AXIe
mainframe; a current list can be found at www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis.
To ensure proper system operation, you should use an approved
(embedded, rackmount, or desktop) host computer along with an
approved PCIe adaptor and cable. While you may use other
controllers, the approved computers have verified hardware
support for PCIe x8 and their BIOS can properly enumerate
multiple instruments on the shared PCIe bus. Keysight provides a
PXI and AXIe Modular Instrumentation Tested Computer List -Technical Note of tested external host PCs at
www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis. For the recommended PCIe
host adapter cards and cables, see “Host PC/Chassis Interface
Topics” on page 34.
General controller requirements (such as operating system and
RAM) are listed in “Host PC Requirements” on page 25.
Do not enable the Microsoft Windows sleep or hibernate modes
on the host PC. The controller may not perform proper chassis
enumeration when it wakes up and unpredictable operation may
result.
* Keysight’s M9536A Embedded Controller must have BIOS AG16 or later.
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Hardware Connections to the Host PC
Except where noted, connections between the external host PC
and the chassis AXIe System Module (ASM) should be made with
both the PC and chassis powered off.
For initial turn-on and testing, make a LAN-only connection to the chassis and
ASM — this is the simplest connection and doesn’t require installation of a PCIe
adapter card in the external host pc. The host PC can either be connected
directly to the chassis and/or ASM with a crossover Gb Ethernet cable, or
connected through your network with a straight Ethernet cable. The following
diagram shows the basic connection.
The chassis LAN port and Shelf Manager switch provide an access
to the chassis Shelf Manager if a non-Keysight ASM is used that
does not contain a LAN fabric. In this case, the chassis Shelf
Manager is accessible via LAN 0. When using the Keysight
M9521A ASM, the LAN0 connector is not used and the Shelf
Manager LAN switch should remain in the default ASM (right)
position.
For additional host PC and chassis/ASM interface information, refer to “Host
PC/Chassis Interface Topics” on page 34 of this guide. Also, refer to the M9514A
and M9521A User Guide.
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Power on the Chassis First then the Host Controller
The chassis and external host pc must be powered up and down in the following
sequence. The chassis should be powered up first, which will initiate its built-in
self test. During self test, the chassis STATUS LED will be amber. The STATUS
LED will blink green and then stay green continuously when the chassis is
ready. The ASM then powers up each module slot. The external host PC should
be turned on only after all installed modules have performed their
initialization—see your module documentation for initialization information. An
embedded controller such as the M9536A handles this sequence automatically.
Chassis, ASM, and External Host Controller
Power-up/Power-down Sequence
1. Times are shown in seconds.
2. The times can vary based on the number of modules installed in
the chassis and their activation/de-activation times.
Powers up
chassis
IMPORTANT: Make sure you turn
off the external host controller
before you press the power
button to power down the chassis
User presses
power button
Starts
power-down
sequence
Chassis awaits modules reporting
they have deactivated, then
chassis powers down.
Chassis power
(high = powered up)
Chassis ready
Chassis POST happens here.
Chassis
Status LED
30
Status LED flashes
amber If POST fails
20 - 75
Chassis powering up
4
Modules activated
by the Shelf
Manager
c
Performing self-test will turn off
amber flashing caused by a POST
failure.
ASM
de-activated
ASM power
(high = ASM powered
up by Shelf Manager)
ASM ready
ASM POST happens here.
ASM
activated
ASM powering up
ASM
Status LED
Status LED flashes
amber If POST fails
6 - 35
OOS light off
You can view
the ASM web
interface or
bring up the
ASM SFP here.
Performing self-test will turn off
amber flashing caused by a POST
failure.
See the user guide of your
instrument modules for a
description of their status LEDs.
Instrument modules
(high = powered up)
OOS lights off
When the chassis Status LED ceases flashing
green, you can turn on your PCIe-connected
controller. You can also view the chassis web
interface or bring up the chassis SFP.
External Host Controller
(high = turned on
by user)
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Turn off the external host controller
before powering-down the chassis.
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
In brief, the external host pc must be off whenever the chassis is powered up or
down. Because modules are not hot-swappable, the chassis must be powered
down before modules are added or removed.
While the power sequencing shown above does not apply to an embedded
controller (because an embedded controller and chassis are powered
simultaneously), an embedded controller must also be restarted (after Windows
starts) if the chassis configuration was changed in any way while the chassis and
embedded controller were powered on.
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Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface
Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface
This step describes how to install the Keysight IO Libraries Suite in the host PC
and verify that the chassis and ASM can be found by Keysight Connection Expert,
which is part of IO Libraries Suite.
IMPORTANT: The installation and setup information in this manual
is generic.
Some AXIe modules and systems require a different installation
and setup procedure than described in this manual. Refer to the
installation documentation supplied with your AXIe module
and/or system for detailed installation information. For example,
installation of the Keysight IO Libraries (“Step 5: Install IO Libraries
Suite and Connect to the Web Interface” in this manual) is not
required for all AXIe systems.
Host PC Requirements
To install and run the required software (Microsoft .NET, Keysight IO Libraries
version 16.3 Update 2 or later, and chassis device drivers), the host PC requires
the following:
For Best Performance
Operating System
Windows 7 (SP1), 32-bit or 64-bit
Windows 8.1, 32-bit or 64-bit
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (or
later)
Processor
800 MHz or greater
Minimum RAM
4 GB for 32-bit OS
16 GB for 64-bit
Available Hard Disk
Space
1.5 GB
Graphics
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with
128MB graphics memory
recommended
Keysight’s M9536A AXIe Embedded Controller requires Windows Embedded
System 7 32- or 64-bit Operating System. 8 GB RAM minimum recommended.
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In addition, the host PC must be able to enumerate the AXIe 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 a PXI and AXIe Modular
Instrumentation Tested Computer List -- Technical Note of tested
PCs that have been verified to properly enumerate PCIe devices in
the AXIe chassis, at www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis.
Keysight’s M9536A Embedded Controller must have BIOS AG16 or
later.
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite
Note that IO Libraries Suite version 16.3 Update 2 or later is required to access
the chassis features. We recommend that you always use the latest version of
Keysight IO Libraries.
If you are using a Keysight embedded controller such as the M9536A,
the Keysight IO Libraries is already installed. Make certain that it is
version 16.3 Update 2 or later. In Keysight Connection Expert, go to
Help > About.
Only one installation of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite is required on
the host PC. This installation is used by both the M9514A and M9521A
software that is installed in the next section as well as 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.
1 Insert the Keysight IO Libraries Suite 16.3 Update 2 (or later), Keysight
Automation Ready CD into the optical drive of your PC. If you are using an
embedded controller such as the Keysight M9536A, you can download the
latest IO Libraries Suite at:
www.keysight.com/find/iosuite
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2 Wait a few seconds for the auto-run window to appear. If the auto-run
window does not appear automatically,
– Click Start > Run...
– Type:
<drive>:Autorun\IOLibraries.hta
where <drive> is your optical drive letter.
3 Follow the installer prompts to install the Keysight IO Libraries Suite.
Using Keysight Connection Expert to Confirm Connection to the M9514A
and M9521A
This section describes use of Keysight Connection Expert to confirm that the
external host pc can connect to the chassis. Keysight Connection Expert is
installed during the installation of Keysight IO Libraries Suite.
You can use either the Web Interface to monitor and control the chassis. In this
step, the Web Interface is used to verify that the external host pc can
communicate to the ASM and chassis.
This section assumes Keysight IO Libraries Suite version 16.3 Update
2 (or later) is installed. Earlier versions of IO Libraries Suite behaved
differently. Always use the latest version of Keysight IO Libraries
Suite.
Keysight Connection Expert will use either the LAN interface or the
PCIe interface to connect to the chassis, whichever interface is
cabled between the external host pc and the chassis. Both of these
interfaces appear under the LAN category in Keysight Connection
Expert. The listing of the PCIe interface under the LAN category is
due to the presence of a NIC as an ASM PCIe endpoint.
The section “Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics” on page 34 includes
a interface topics that may be of assistance in establishing a
connection between the external host pc and the chassis.
1 Launch Keysight Connection Expert using one of the following methods:
a If you allowed the Automation Ready CD to place an icon (
desktop, double-click the icon to launch the program.
) on your
b From a Command Prompt window, type:
<c>:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
KeysightConnectionExpert.exe
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to launch the program.
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The Keysight Connection Expert window displays.
2 The Instrument I/O on this PC pane shows instrument connections on your
PC. Note that both the M9514A AXIe chassis and the M9521A ASM are listed
under the LAN (TCPIP0) interface.
Note that if you connect the ASM to the external host pc using a PCIe cable
connection, the ASM will also appear under the PXI0 interface.
Launch the Web Interface from Keysight Connection Expert
This section describes how to launch and use the chassis Web Interface. Note
that the Web Interface can be accessed over LAN or PCIe, whichever interface is
connected. Note also that the chassis soft front panel (SFP) provides significant
additional functionality to the Web Interface. However, using the Web Interface
requires only a browser on the host PC, whereas using the SFP requires installing
the AXIe chassis software (which includes the SFP) on the host PC.
1 To launch the chassis Web Interface, click the
button. See the previous screen capture. The Web Interface will be displayed
in a new window:
If you have problems launching the chassis Web Interface, check
your browser’s proxy settings. When Keysight Connection Expert
launches a Web interface for a chassis, it passes the
http://<address> to the browser or dedicated web application.
Therefore, it should not use a proxy.
The home page displays information about your chassis and the connection to
the chassis. Click the Advanced Information button to view additional
information.
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Chassis
Firmware
Version
The seven buttons at left are the Web Interface’s menu: The following table
provides a brief description of what you can do on each page.
Home Page - View General Information about the chassis, such as product
identification, firmware version and LAN parameters.
LAN Configuration Page - View/change IP address, domain, and subnet.
Display service discovery information and LAN status.
Chassis Module Configuration Page - View basic product and model
information for instrument modules loaded in the chassis.
Electronic Keying Page - Displays the connection protocol each module has
in the chassis over the backplane.
System Health Page - Displays PSU voltages, fan speeds and
temperatures. Provides detailed event alarms for the chassis and any
installed Intelligent Platform Management Bus (IPMB)-equipped
instrument modules.
Configure Fan Control Page - Displays the fan operating level for module
cooling.
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The M9514A and M9521A User Guide has a chapter covering the Web Interface,
with examples showing all parameters you can view or configure.
Note that the M9514A chassis and the M9521A ASM have different web
interfaces. Refer to the M9514A and M9521A User Guide for detailed information
or to the M9521A Startup Guide.
On the M9514A LAN Configuration Web Page and the M9521A LAN
Configuration Web Page, there is a button labeled, “Reset
User-Settable Memory.” This button resets all user-settable
non-volatile memory, returning the chassis or ASM to its factory
default state.
CAUTION: Clicking on this button resets all user-settable non volatile
memory in the chassis or ASM to its factory state. Doing this will
interrupt connectivity with the chassis or ASM and will require
setting up the chassis or ASM as a new device in Keysight
Connection Expert., See the M9514A and M9521A User Guide for
detailed information.
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Step 6: Install the Software
Step 6: Install the Software
You can monitor and control the chassis or AXIe System Module (ASM) from their
respective Soft Front Panel (SFP) screens. Also, to develop IVI or LabVIEW
programs to control the chassis and the ASM, you will need to install the
software (IVI or LabVIEW) appropriate for your programming environment. You
should install the software for both the M9514A chassis AND the M9521A ASM
on your host controller.
To install the SFP and IVI and LabVIEW drivers:
1 Insert the Software and Product Information CD in the host PC. If you do not
have the CD or a CD drive on your PC, you can download the most recent
version of the software at www.keysight.com/find/M9514A and
www.keysight.com/find/M9521A.
2 Select the M9514A menu and click the Install Driver Software button and follow
the browser prompts to install the drivers you will need.
3 Select the M9521A menu and click the Install Driver Software button and follow
the browser prompts to install the drivers you will need.
Once the software is installed, you can launch the SFP:
- For the M9514A AXIe Chassis SFP: Select the Windows Start button > Keysight
> AXIeC (Chassis Software) > AXIeC SFP
- For the M9521A ASM SFP: Select the Windows Start button > Keysight >
AXIeSM (AXIe System Module) > AXIeSM SFP
Launch the Soft Front Panel
As mentioned previously, you can use either the Web Interface or the soft front
panel (SFP) to monitor and control the chassis. To launch the SFP, click on the
Windows Start button. Under All Programs, click on Keysight, then AXIe Chassis
(M9514), then AXIeC SFP.
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Step 7: Next Steps
Step 7: Next Steps
Now that you have completed basic Startup, Keysight recommends you read the
M9514A and M9521A User Guide. To do so:
1 Insert the Software and Product Information CD in the host PC.
When the Software and Product Information CD screen loads, you may access
all chassis documentation as well as the ASM documentation—both
CD-based and via Internet links—from the links in this screen.
2 Click product and then select the User Guide link to access the document on
the CD.
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Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics
Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics
This section describes a number of host PC/chassis interface topics that may be
of assistance in establishing a connection between the host PC and the chassis.
Unless otherwise noted, these topics relate to interfacing to the chassis
components themselves, such as the ASM, not to modules in the chassis slots.
1 If you are using an embedded controller such as the Keysight M9536A,
communication with the ASM is through the chassis backplane; external PCIe
and Ethernet connections from the embedded controller to the chassis are not
required.
With the Keysight M9536A Embedded Controller installed in the
AXIe chassis, do not connect any PCIe cables to the PCIe 1 or PCIe
2 connectors on the ASM.
2 If you are using a desktop or rackmount PC as the external host PC, you will
need to install a compatible PCIe Cable Adapter in the PC. The following table
lists compatible Keysight adapters:
PCIe x8 Gen 2 Host Cable Adapter
Keysight M9048A
PCIe x8 Cable
Keysight Y1202A (2 meters)
3 ASM network communications over PCIe uses the TCP/IP network protocol
because the chassis PCIe endpoint is a NIC. Therefore, when accessed over
PCIe, the AXIe chassis will appear as a LAN device in Keysight Connection
Expert. When accessed over LAN, the AXIe chassis will, as expected, also
appear as a LAN device in Keysight Connection Expert.
4 Modules installed in the chassis slots that use the PCIe interface will be
displayed by Keysight Connection Expert under the PXIO label, not under the
LAN label.
5 For a PCIe connection to the chassis, a private IP address beginning with
169.254 will be assigned. If a direct LAN connection is made from the external
host pc to the chassis, a private IP address beginning with 169.254 will
likewise be assigned.
6 If you have established a direct LAN connection to the chassis (establishing,
for example, a private IP address of 169.254.1.0) and if your browser is
configured to use a proxy server, your browser may not be able to display the
chassis Web Interface. The example figure below shows how to bring up the
LAN Settings dialog (in Internet Explorer) that is used to configure proxy server
settings.
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7 PCIe is logically an extension of the host PC backplane. If the PCIe interface is
used to connect to the chassis, the chassis NIC appears to Windows as if it is
installed directly in the PC.
If you are using the PCIe interface to connect to the Keysight AXIe chassis, an
Intel PCIe-to-LAN network adapter in the chassis will appear to Windows as a
locally installed device in your PC. Most Windows versions provide the necessary
Intel network driver for this adapter.
However, if you see the 'Found New Hardware Wizard' dialog on your PC, and if
the dialog indicates that software needs to be installed for an Ethernet
Controller, you will need to install the Intel PROWin32.exe network driver on your
PC. To install this driver, please see the Intel instructions for the PROWin32.exe
driver.
If you are interfacing to the chassis using only its LAN interface, the PCIe-to-LAN
network adapter will not be visible to your PC, and the aforementioned driver
does not need to be installed.
8 The example window below shows the Device Manager view of the PCI bus for
a chassis that the NIC. This window was displayed by selecting Control Panel >
Device Manager, then Devices by connection under the Device Manager View drop
down menu. This information can be useful in both verifying connection to the
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chassis (the Network Interface Controller or NIC) and verifying connection to
the modules installed in the chassis.
9 If the chassis is connected only to LAN, the chassis will attempt to obtain an
IP address using DHCP.
10 If both PCIe and LAN are connected to the chassis, the LAN VISA resource
name is used to connect to the chassis.
11 Do not attach a LAN cable after communications has been established over
the PCIe cable. Doing this will disrupt PCIe communications, and will not
provide LAN communications — the chassis will become inaccessible and
rebooting of the PC will be required to restore communications. If you need
both LAN and PCIe communications, connect both cables prior to
powering-up the chassis.
12 If you have connected to the chassis using PCIe and/or LAN, and want to
visually confirm that you are, in fact, communicating to the chassis that you
believe you are communicating to, you can click the Turn on Front Panel
Identification Ind icator link on the Web Interface home page as highlighted
below. This will flash the STATUS LED of the chassis you are interfacing
to. Remember that the M9521A ASM has its own Front Panel Identification
Indicator link which is available from the M9521A Web Interface.
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Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics
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Service And Support
Service And Support
Any adjustment, maintenance, or repair of this product must be performed by
qualified personnel. Contact your Keysight customer engineer through your local
Keysight Technologies Service Center.
Keysight On The Web
You can find information about technical and professional services, product
support, and equipment repair and service on the web: www.keysight.com
Select your country from the drop-down menu at the top. Under Electronic Test
and Measurement, click on Services. The web page that appears next has
contact information specific for your country.
Keysight by phone
If you do not have access to the Internet, call one of the numbers in the table
below:
Keysight Call Centers and Regional Headquarters
United States and Canada:
Test and Measurement Call
Center
(800) 452 4844 (toll-free in US)
Europe:
(41 22) 780 8111
Japan:
Measurement Assistance
Center
(81) 0426 56 7832
Latin America:
305 269 7548
Asia-Pacific:
(85 22) 599 7777
Product Warranty
To find warranty information on your M9514A AXIe chassis, go to
www.keysight.com/find/warranty and enter your model number in the Product
Number field, and enter the serial number from the chassis rear panel in the Serial
No. field.
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Chassis Accessories
Chassis Accessories
The following user-replaceable assemblies and accessories are available from
Keysight. Only Keysight approved accessories shall be used:
Accessory
Keysight Model
Number
Single Slot AXIe Filler Panel
Y1221A
AXIe MultiFrame Cable 0.5 m
Y1223A
AXIe MultiFrame Cable 3.0m
Y1223A
Rail Kit (for rack mounting)
Y1229A
Protective Cover
Y1234A
Power Cord: 1-phase, 250 VAC, NEMA L6-30, 2.5 M (8.2 feet)*
Y1235A
Power Cord: 3-phase, 240 VAC, IEC 60309, 2.5 M (8.2 feet)*
Y1236A
Power Cord: 3-phase, 240 VAC, NEMA L22-30, 2.5 M (8.2 feet)*
*
Power Cord: 3-phase, 240 VAC, Stripped End, 2.5 M (8.2 feet)
Y1237A
Y1238A
* These are the power cord ratings. The Keysight M9514A chassis AC input is rated to 240 VAC line-to-line.
See Appendix A in the M9514A Site Preparation Guide for power cord information.
Other parts originally supplied with the chassis may be available from Keysight.
Go to Keysight’s Test and Measurement Online Store for a current parts list, or
contact Keysight Service.
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Chassis Accessories
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Safety-Related Specifications
Safety-Related Specifications
This section (next page) provides a partial set of safety-related specifications for
the Keysight M9514A AXIe chassis. Complete specifications are included in the
Keysight M9514A Data Sheet.
CHASSIS CHARACTERISTICS
Size1
482.6 mm W x 589.7 mm H x 579.1 mm D
(19 in W x 23.2 in H x 22.8 in D)
Weight (nom)
48.7 kg (107 lbs)2
1
2
From front handle to IEC 60309 AC power connector. Top cover to rubber feet.
Without modules
Power supply characteristics
AC input
Operating voltage range
Single Phase or 3-Phase Delta
3-Phase Wye
200-240 VAC
200/415 VAC
Input frequency range
50-60 Hz
Input current
24 Arms
Overcurrent protection
auto recovery
Efficiency (typical)
85-93%
DC supply
DC Output
–52 V
Total DC module power
2800 W
Total max module current
53.8A
Load regulation
2%
Maximum ripple and noise (20 MHz BW)
500 mV pk-pk
Chassis cooling and power dissipation
Slot airflow direction
Bottom to top
Chassis cooling intake
Bottom front of chassis
Chassis cooling exhaust
Top rear of chassis
Chassis cooling fans
HIGH/Auto speed selector
six 252.85 cfm fans in three front fan trays
ten 138.0 cfm fans in rear fan tray
Power dissipation, instrument slot
200 W maximum
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Safety-Related Specifications
Environmental*,†,‡
Operating and storage conditions
Operating
Storage
Temperature
0C to 50C
-25C to 60C
Altitude
up to 3000 meters
up to 4600 meters
Humidity
Type tested at 95%, +40C (non-condensing)
Vibration
Operating random vibration: type tested at 5 to 500 Hz, 0.21 g rms
Survival random vibration: type tested at 5 to 500 Hz, 2.09 g rms
M9514A Acoustical emissions (LWA dB, ref 1pW)
Sound Pressure
**
Sound Power
Maximum
Nominal (25C ambient)
79 dBA
67 dBA
89dBA
77 dBA
* Characteristics apply to both M9514A and M9521A unless otherwise noted.
† Samples of this product have been type tested in accordance with the Keysight Environmental Test Manual and
verified to be robust against the environmental stresses of storage, transportation and end-use; those stresses
include but are not limited to temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, altitude, and power line conditions.
‡ Test methods are aligned with IEC 60068-2 and levels are similar to MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3.
**At operator position.
Regulatory*
Safety
Complies with European Low Voltage Directive
IEC/EN 61010-1
Canada: CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1
USA: UL std no. 61010-1
EMC
Complies with European EMC Directive
IEC/EN 61326-1
CISPR Pub 11 Group 1, Class A
AS/NZS CISPR 11
ICES/NMB-001
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001. Cet appareil ISM est conforme
Cet appareil ISM est conforme a la norme NMB-001 du Canada
* Characteristics apply to both M9514A and M9521A
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This information is subject to change
without notice
© Keysight Technologies 2014
Edition 2 September 2014
Published in USA
*M9514-90001*
M9514-90001
www.keysight.com
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