Installation Guide
Startup Guide
Keysight M9502A 2-Slot and
M9505A 5-Slot AXIe Chassis
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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 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.
In Case of Damage
Instruments that appear damaged or
defective should be made inoperative
and secured against unintended operation until they can be repaired by
qualified service personnel
Do NOT block vents and fan exhaust:
To ensure adequate cooling and ventilation, leave a gap of at least 50mm
(2") around vent holes on both sides of
the chassis.
Do NOT operate with empty slots: To
ensure proper cooling and avoid damaging equipment, fill each empty slot
with an AXIe filler panel module.
Do NOT stack free-standing chassis:
Stacked chassis should be rackmounted.
All modules are grounded through the
chassis: During installation, tighten
each module's retaining screws to
secure the module to the chassis and
to make the ground connection.
Operator is responsible to maintain
safe operating conditions. To ensure
safe operating conditions, modules
should not be operated beyond the full
temperature range specified in the
Environmental and physical specification. Exceeding safe operating conditions can result in shorter lifespan,
improper module performance and
user safety issues. When the modules
are in use and operation within the
specified full temperature range is not
maintained, module surface temperatures may exceed safe handling conditions which can cause discomfort or
burns if touched. In the event of a
module exceeding the full temperature
range, always allow the module to cool
before touching or removing modules
from the chassis.
Safety Symbols
A CAUTION denotes a hazard. It
calls attention to an operating procedure or practice, that, if not correctly performed or adhered to
could result in damage to the
product or loss of important data.
Do not proceed beyond a CAUTION
notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
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:
Warning, risk of electric
shock
Refer to manual for additional safety information.
Earth 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
switch is in standby.
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 (2004/108/EC) and Low Voltage
Directive (2006/95/EC).
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.
Chassis Ground.
Alternating Current (AC).
MSIP-REM-Kst
-BLM9502A
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.
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.
Antistatic precautions
should be taken.
CAT I
CAT II
CAT III
CAT IV
IEC Measurement Category I, II, III, or IV
For localized Safety Warnings, Refer
to Keysight Safety document (p/n
9320-6792).
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
M9502A 2-Slot AXIe Chassis at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
M9505A 5-Slot AXIe Chassis at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
AXIe Embedded System Module (ESM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
AXIe Embedded System Module (ESM) Option U20 with USB . . . . . . . . . . . 5
AXIe Instrument Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
AXIe System Block Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Performing the Startup Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Inspect for damage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
If You Should Need to Return the Chassis for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Verify Shipment Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Circuit Breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ON/STANDBY Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Power Up the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Power Down the Chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 4: Set Up the Host PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Connections to the Host PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface . . . . . . . .
System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning on the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install Intel Network Driver on Windows XP, if Needed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Keysight Connection Expert to Confirm Connection to the Chassis.
Launch the Chassis Web Interface from Keysight Connection Expert . . . .
Step 6: Install the Chassis Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Step 7: Next steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Safety-Related Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Keysight M9502A/M9505A Startup Guide
M9502A and M9505A AXIe Chassis
Startup Guide
Introduction
The Keysight M9502A (2-slot) and M9505A (5-slot) AXIe chassis are modular
instrument chassis fully compatible with the AXIe 1.0 specification. They allow
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, a feature Keysight calls
MultiFrame. The full rack chassis provides two or five 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.
Both chassis include a half-height Embedded System Module (ESM), which is a
system module which manages chassis functions. The ESM provides all ATCA
(Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture) shelf manager
functions, plus these AXIe extensions:
- provides 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
- routes trigger signals through an external parallel trigger bus
- provides backplane PCIe and Ethernet communication between modules
This version of the M9505A/M9502A Startup Guide supports and describes
features of the chassis firmware revision 1.3.23 (and later). This version of
firmware adds features that were not available in previous firmware versions.
Refer to the M9502A/M9505A User Guide for detailed information. These
features include, but are not limited to:
- Support for E-Keying
- Fan speed adjustable from 35 to 100 (previously it was 8 to 15)
- Ability to force the ESM to PCIe Gen 1 speeds
To identify the chassis firmware revision, see “Launch the Chassis Web Interface
from Keysight Connection Expert” on page 26.
To update chassis firmware, refer to the Keysight AXIe chassis web pages:
www.keysight.com/find/M9502A
or www.keysight.com/find/M9505A
Other than a Power button and instrument status light, all monitoring, control
and communication with the chassis requires a host PC. This can be an
embedded PC specifically designed for use in an AXIe chassis (such as the
Keysight M9536A) or remote (a rackmount, desktop, or laptop PC).
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The shared Gen 2 x8 PCIe interface from the ESM to an external host PC provides
up to a 4 GB/s data rate shared among installed modules.
In order for a computer to serve as a host PC, its BIOS must support
enumeration of the PCIe slots in 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 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 “System Requirements” on page 21.
For the ESM and for each other installed modules, appropriate control software
and instrument drivers must be installed on the host PC.
This Startup Guide
chassis, including:
provides the basics to get you started with your AXIe
- A high-level overview of the 2-slot and 5-slot AXIe chassis and basic
nomenclature
- Unpacking the contents and planning your installation
- Connecting to a host PC
- Loading software
- Verifying basic chassis operation
Detailed instructions for installation, configuration, operation,
troubleshooting and service can be found in the M9502A/M9505A AXIe Chassis
User Guide, provided in PDF format on the Software and Product Information CD
that came with your chassis.
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.
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M9502A 2-Slot AXIe Chassis at a Glance
Designed for portable or small system testing, the M9502A is shipped with
bumpers and a carry handle installed for benchtop use (these remove for rack
mounting), Slot 1 open and a filler panel module installed in Slot 2. The front
panel is shown below:
Front Panel
On-Standby
button
Slots
The Embedded System Module (ESM) is in the bottom slot;
The two full-width slots are for instrument modules.
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1
ESM
Grounding
Terminal
Filler Panel
‘Module’
Fan Tray
Chassis Backplane
Provides PCIe and GbE interfaces,
synchronizes timing signals,
and distributes power to installed modules
M9505A 5-Slot AXIe Chassis at a Glance
The M9505A is shipped with bumpers and two carry handles installed for
benchtop use (these remove for rack mounting), Slot 1 open and filler panel
modules installed in Slots 2 through 5. The front panel is shown below:
On-Standby
button
Slots
The Embedded System Module (ESM) is in the bottom slot;
the other five slots are for instrument modules.
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4
3
2
1
ESM
Grounding
Terminal
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Filler Panel Chassis Backplane
Fan
‘Module’ Provides PCIe and GbE interfaces, Assembly
synchronizes timing signals,
and distributes power to installed modules
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AXIe Embedded System Module (ESM)
The ESM is installed in a half-height slot at the base of the chassis. It performs
the following functions:
- tracks inserted modules and manages power requirements
- monitors chassis temperature and controls variable-speed chassis fans
- monitors module sensors and reports component failures to a system log
- acts as a Gigabit Ethernet switch; forwards frames along the backplane
- connects an external host PC to the chassis
- synchronizes timing across all modules through the Trigger Bus, using an
internal or external clock source
ESM Front Panel
1
4
PCIe
Connects a remote host PC to the chassis via PCIe.
Gen 2 compliant PCIe x8 connector.
MULTIFRAME
Synchronizes timing signals with multiple daisy-chained chassis (either
2-slot or 5-slot). 36-pin mini D connectors use accessory Keysight cables.
2
INPUT
Gets timing signals from the previous chassis.
3
OUTPUT
Provides timing signals to the next chassis.
If this chassis is at the head of the chain, it becomes the master, using an
internal or external clock to send timing signals to other chassis in the chain.
TRIGGER
External trigger connections. SMA connectors with ESD suppression.
4
IN
Accepts an external trigger. Adjustable threshold input range -5V to +5V, 250
mV minimum swing.
5
OUT
Extends the parallel trigger bus to external instruments. 3.3V CMOS, 50W
line drive, 3-state.
CLOCK
External clock connections. SMA connectors with ESD suppression.
6
IN
Accepts an externally sourced timing input. Input range -5V to +5V, AC
coupled, unterminated, 100 mV minimum swing.
7
OUT
Extends the internal clock source to external instruments. 3.3V CMOS, 50W
line drive, 3-state.
8
RESET
Reset chassis. Insert a small pin, hold until Status light turns amber, remove
pin.
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LAN
Connects the host PC to the chassis, RJ45 connector. Tri-rate 10/100/1000
Base-T, auto crossover. Green LINK light and amber ACT light indicate power
and port activity.
An embedded controller module does not use this port; it communicates with
the ESM through the chassis backplane.
The LAN port is for communication with the AXIe chassis, not individual
modules.
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STATUS Light
The status indicator light is a bi-color LED. Green indicates normal operation.
Red indicates a power-up error. Both lights on (amber) indicates the chassis
is powered on and booting.
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AXIe Embedded System Module (ESM) Option U20 with USB
The Option U20 ESM provides the same features as the standard ESM and adds a
USB 2.0 port*.
The USB port is supported only for specific Keysight AXIe
modules and software. Refer to the documentation for the
supported modules and software for USB use and operating
instructions.
This USB port provides the following features:
- It enables using the AXIe chassis and the supported USB compatible AXIe
modules and software with any host controller that has a USB 2.0 port.
USB
- Either the USB port or the PCIe port may be used -- but not both
simultaneously. To change connectivity between USB and PCIe, power down
the chassis and host PC. Connect either a USB or PCIe cable, but not both.
Power up the system.
- USB provides easy PC connectivity and uses less expensive and longer cables
than PCIe. USB is physically hot pluggable, however you must restart the
software controlling the module(s) when a USB connectivity change is made.
You do not need to reboot the chassis or host PC.
- USB provides control for the chassis and the Keysight Logic Analysis and
Protocol Test Modules but not other AXIe modules. USB-compatible and PCIe
compatible modules cannot be used at the same time. If you are controlling
an AXIe module via USB, you must change cable connections and reboot the
host PC before controlling an AXIe module via PCIe.
STOP!
IMPORTANT: The installation and setup information in this manual is generic.
The USB port is supported only through specific Keysight software
applications and modules such as the Keysight logic and protocol analyzer
software and modules. These AXIe systems that use the USB port may require
a different installation and setup procedure than described in this manual.
Refer to the installation documentation supplied with your AXIe module or
system for detailed installation information.
Some AXIe test system software applications, such as the
Keysight logic and protocol analyzer software and modules,
sets and uses specific trigger lines in the AXIe chassis. Do
not use the AXIe chassis Soft Front Panel (SFP) software or
the AXIe chassis web interface to set or reroute any of the
AXIe chassis trigger lines. Rerouting any of the trigger lines
may cause the application software to not function
correctly.
* The USB port requires AXIe chassis firmware 1.3.37 or later. Refer to M9502A/M9505A User Guide.
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Introduction
AXIe Instrument Modules
The chassis slots accept AXIe instrument modules. These may comprise one or
more instruments for signal injection, data acquisition, and measurement. They
can be installed in any available AXIe slot.
There are two special types of instrument modules which, if used, are most
typically installed in slot 1 (consult the module vendor for specific slot placement
requirements).
- An instrument hub module — a specialty instrument module which also acts
as a hub for a secondary vendor-defined data fabric.
- An embedded controller module — this is a host PC with a form factor and
backplane connections specifically designed for an AXIe chassis such as the
Keysight M9536A. It uses the chassis backplane for PCIe and LAN connection
to the ESM.
The drawing below illustrates the AXIe module’s general layout, backplane
connections and chassis fasteners, viewed from the top.
Module Rear (connectors to chassis backplane)
Typical AXIe Instrument Module
Retaining Screw
Module Insertion/Extraction Handle
Module Front Panel
Test connections are made at the module’s front panel. The front panel and
backplane connectors will vary depending on the module.
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AXIe System Block Diagram
A block diagram of a M9505A 5-slot AXIe chassis system is presented on page 7,
showing the chassis and the host PC. The key points regarding this diagram are:
- The diagram shows the two host PC interfaces to the chassis: (1) The PCIe
interface and (2) the LAN interface. The PCIe interface signals are routed
through the chassis PCIe Switch to the slot x4 PCIe signals. The LAN interface
signals are routed through the LAN Switch to the slot Gb Ethernet signals. The
PCIe interface signals can also be routed to the slot Gb signals (through the
network interface card and the LAN Switch). However, the LAN interface
signals cannot be routed to the slot x4 PCIe signals.
- The network interface card (NIC) is an Intel 82573L NIC. The PCIe Switch and
the NIC provide an x1 path from the chassis PCIe interface to the LAN Switch
and, ultimately, the Shelf Manager (described further below).
If you’re using the PCIe interface to connect to the chassis, the Intel 82573L NIC
will appear to Windows as a locally-installed device. While Windows Vista and
Windows 7 provide the necessary Intel NIC driver, Windows XP does not
natively include the required Intel NIC driver. If you’re using the PCIe interface
on Windows XP and you see the Found New Hard ware Wizard shown on the block
diagram, you’ll need to install the Intel PROWin32.exe network driver as
described in “Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface”
on page 21 in this guide.
- Either the M9045 PCIe ExpressCard Adapter or the M9048 PCIe Desktop
Adapter are installed in the host PC to provide a PCIe interface. The M9045
PCI Express Card Adapter is used in laptop computers and the M9048 PCIe
Desktop Adapter is used in desktop or rack-mount computers. A PCIe cable
connects the adapter to the AXIe chassis. For LAN access, a standard
Ethernet cable is used to connect between the host PC and the chassis.
- The chassis contains a processor called the Shelf Manager that monitors the
status of the chassis sensors and the module sensors over the Intelligent
Platform Management Bus (IPMB). The Shelf Manager also controls the fan
speeds and provides the chassis Web Interface. The Web Interface allows you
to use your browser to monitor the status of the chassis and configure certain
aspects of chassis operation, such as the trigger subsystem.
- The chassis supports a soft front panel (SFP). The SFP runs on the host PC
and provides the same monitor and control functionality as the Web Interface.
- Keysight provides two host PC drivers for the AXIe chassis:
1 AgM950x — Also known as the sensor driver, this driver interfaces to chassis
sensor functionality such as the voltage threshold sensors.
2 AgM950xSC — Also known as the trigger driver, this driver interfaces to
chassis functionality such as the trigger subsystem Crosspoint Switch.
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Introduction
For further information on these drivers, please see the User Guide.
- The chassis contains firmware that is customer upgradeable. To determine
the current version of your chassis firmware and to check if a later version is
available, go to the website below for your product, then click the tabs/links
indicated:
M9502A: www.keysight.com/find/M9502A, then Technical Support > Drivers &
Software > Firmware Update
M9505A: www.keysight.com/find/M9505A, then Technical Support > Drivers &
Software > Firmware Update
The Firmware Update web page also describes how to download and install the
chassis firmware.
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An application can
use (open) one or
both drivers.
AgM950xSC Trigger
Driver
driver
The Web Interface will use whatever
connection, PCIe or LAN, that is available.
Chassis Web Interface
where 192.168.5.2 is an example DHCP-assigned IP address. If both
LAN and PCIe are connected, the LAN VISA resource name is used.
“TCPIP0::192.168.5.2::5025::SOCKET”
where 169.254.1.0
169 254 1 0 is an example private IP address
address. If only LAN is
connected, the resource name may appear like:
LAN
Chassis LAN
interface
Chassis PCIe
interface
If you need both LAN and PCIe communications,
connect both cables prior to powering-up the
chassis.
CAUTION: 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.
Site LAN hub,
router, or switch
M9045 PCIe ExpressCard Adapter (x1)
M9047 PCIe Desktop Adapter (x8)
PCIe
Adapter
PCIe cable (Gen 2)
TCP/IP over PCIe: Communication over
PCIe to the Intel NIC (and downstream
devices such as the LAN Switch,
devices,
Switch Gb
slot interfaces and the Shelf Manager)
uses TCP/IP protocol. Therefore, the
AXIe chassis, when accessed over PCIe,
will be displayed as a LAN device in
Connection Expert as shown
above. PCIe modules, however, will be
displayed under PXIO and will be able to
use the full bandwidth of the PCIe
interface.
3. The PCIe Switch internal buffering allows the chassis to communicate to the host PC at 4 GB/s, and simultaneously communicate at 2 GB/s to each of
two x4 module slots. Factoring in certain overheads, nominal data rates of 1.85 GB/s per slot can be achieved.
2. PCIe Generation ((“Gen”)) 1 peak speed is 2.5 Gb/s per lane. PCIe Gen 2 peak speed is 5.0 Gb/s per lane. Takingg into account encodingg and other overhead,
typical Gen 2 performances in MB/s and GB/s are as follows for x1, x4 and x8: x1: 500 MB/s
x4: 2 GB/s
x8: 4 GB/s
B. While the Intel NIC allows the host PC to use the PCIe interface to access the LAN Switch (and the devices connected to the LAN Switch), the
reverse does not apply -- the PC cannot use the LAN interface and the Intel NIC to access the slot PCIe x4 interfaces..
A. If the chassis PCIe interface is connected and the chassis LAN interface isn’t connected, the Intel NIC provides a means for the PC to access the LAN
Switch – this provides PC access to the Shelf Manager as well as access to the Gb Ethernet connections to each slot.
1. PCIe and LAN connectivity:
NOTES:
AgM950x
driver
Ch i Soft
Chassis
S ft Front
F t Panel
P l (SFP)
The chassis firmware update process
requires that the firmware files be
hosted on an FTP server, which
allows the chassis to access the files
directly. The FTP server can be on
the host PC or can be on a separate
computer.
pperformingg the Initialize()
() call for either driver, the application
pp
program specifies a VISA resource name. If only PCIe is connected,
the resource name may appear like:
“TCPIP0::169.254.1.0::5025::SOCKET”
Sensor
Driver
Host PC
Connection Expert will display connection
information separately for the chassis and for
each module installed in the chassis.
The SFP will use whatever connection,
PCIe or LAN, that is available.
Application program
Connection Expert
Intel 82573L
x1 (Gen 1) Network Interface 1 Gb
Card (NIC)
The slot PCIe interfaces
cannot be accessed
from the chassis LAN
interface.
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Slot 5
LAN
Switch
•
•
•
•
Shelf Manager
Ch i
Chassis
Firmware
Synchronization
and Triggering
Parallel and star
trigger lines
(An embedded controller can
only be installed in Slot 1)
IPMB – Intelligent
Platform Management Bus
Monitors/controls fan speeds
Monitors temperature sensors
Monitors module sensors
Provides Web Interface
Gb Ethernet
to each slot
Modules may connect to the PCIe x4
interface and/or the Gb Ethernet
interface. Refer to your module
documentation for information on the
interface(s) it uses.
ses
1. If a Windows XP-based host PC contains Intel-based networking, the required Intel NIC driver will likely
already be installed – if so, the above dialog won’t be displayed.
2. If yyou’re connected to the chassis usingg onlyy the LAN interface,, the NIC will not be visible to the Host
Controller PC and the above dialog won’t be displayed.
Situations where the above dialog won
won’tt be displayed include:
IMPORTANT: PCIe is logically an extension of the host PC backplane. If the PCIe interface is used to connect to
the chassis, the chassis Intel 82573L NIC will appear to Windows as if it is installed directly in the PC. WhLOH
Windows 7 provideV the necessary Intel NIC driver, Windows XP does not natively include the
required Intel NIC driver. If you’re using the PCIe interface on Windows XP and if you see the dialog partially
shown below, you’ll need to install the Intel PROWIN32.exe network driver.
PCIe
Switch
S
i h
PCIe x4 (Gen 2)
to each slot
The PCIe x4 connections to each slot can only be accessed from the
chassis PCIe interface. However, the Gb Ethernet connections to each
slot can be accessed from both the PCIe interface (through the Intel NIC
and LAN Switch) and through the chassis LAN interface.
Keysight M9505A AXIe Chassis
(The M9505A chassis is shown here, but all
concepts apply to the M9502A chassis as well)
M950x AXIe Chassis System
Introduction
9
Introduction
Performing the Startup Steps
The remainder of this Startup Guide describes how to unpack and inspect the
chassis, connect it 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.
Exception: If you decide to use an embedded controller module, such as
Keysight’s M9536A, as your Host PC, you will need to install it before proceeding
to Step 3. Module installation instructions are in the User Guide.
Keysight recommends you follow these steps in preparing and turning on the
chassis:
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Chassis
Step 2: Verify Shipment Contents
Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down
Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface
Step 6: Install the Chassis Software
Step 7: Next Steps
In Step 7, you will download the M9502A/M9505A AXIe Chassis User Guide.
Continue with the User Guide to complete installation, learn the chassis’s
features and operation, and access service information.
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.
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Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Chassis
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Chassis
Keysight’s AXIe chassis and instrument modules are shipped in materials which
prevent static electricity damage. These instruments should only be removed
from the packaging in an anti-static area ensuring that correct anti-static
precautions are taken. Store all modules in anti-static envelopes when not
installed.
ESD
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage or destroy electronic components. All
work on electronic assemblies should be performed at a static-safe work station.
The following figure shows an example of a static-safe work station using two
types of ESD protection. Purchase acceptable ESD accessories from your local
supplier.
- 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 M of isolation
from ground.
Inspect for damage
After unpacking the chassis, carefully inspect it for any shipping damage. Report
any damage to the shipping agent immediately, as such damage is not covered
by the warranty.
To find warranty information on your M9502A or M9505A AXIe chassis, go to
www.keysight.com/find/warranty and enter your model number (M9502A or
M9505A) in the Product Number field, and enter the serial number from the
chassis rear panel in the Serial No. field.
To avoid damage when handling the AXIe chassis and modules, do not touch
exposed connector pins.
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Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Chassis
If You Should Need to Return the Chassis for Service
Should you need to return the chassis for service, follow these steps:
1 Review the warranty information for your product.
2 Contact Keysight to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) and return
address. If you need assistance finding Keysight contact information go to
www.keysight.com/find/assist (worldwide contact information for repair and
service) or refer to the Support information on the product web page at
www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis.
3 Write the following information on a tag and attach it to the malfunctioning
equipment.
– Name and return address of owner. A Post Office box is not acceptable as a
return address.
– Product model number (for example, M9502A)
– Product serial number (for example, TWxxxxxxxx). The serial number
label is located on the chassis back panel. The serial number can also be
read via LAN interface, but only after the software is installed.
– Completely describe the failure and service required. Provide as much
detail as possible about your chassis and host PC configuration, the nature
of the problem and the conditions under which it occurred.
4 Carefully pack the chassis in its original ESD bag and packing carton. If the
original carton is not available, use bubble wrap or packing peanuts and place
the instrument in a sealed container and mark the container “FRAGILE”.
5 On the shipping label, write ATTENTION REPAIR DEPARTMENT and the RMA
number.
If any correspondence is required, refer to the product by serial number and
model number.
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Step 2: Verify Shipment Contents
Step 2: Verify Shipment Contents
Your shipment should include the following:
Chassis The Keysight chassis that you ordered. Any AXIe modules you may
have ordered from Keysight do not come pre-installed; they will be in separate
shipments.
Chassis Power Cord
Startup Guide
For country of destination.
This document, AXIe Chassis, in print.
CD #1 Keysight M9502A and M9505A AXIe Chassis Software and Product
Information. This CD covers both the 2-slot and 5-slot AXIe chassis, and
includes:
- Keysight M9502A/M9505A AXIe Chassis Startup Guide
This document (printable PDF).
- Keysight M9502A/M9505A AXIe Chassis User Guide
A complete guide for chassis installation, configuration, operation,
troubleshooting and service (printable PDF).
- Keysight M9502A/M9505A Data Sheet.
The Data Sheet contains complete physical and electrical specifications for
the chassis (printable PDF).
- Chassis device drivers
- Help files for the Keysight M9502A/M9505A IVI-COM/C AgM950x and
AgM950xSC device drivers (CHM files)
- Help file for the Keysight M9502A/M9505A LabVIEW G device drivers (CHM
file)
The interactive help provides instruction for programming the chassis using
National Instruments LabVIEW.
- Chassis soft front panel (SFP) and its help file
CD #2
Keysight IO Libraries Suite 16.x, Keysight Automation Ready CD
This Keysight utility provides for communication with and control of the
chassis from a Windows-based host PC.
Product specifications, available accessories, firmware and software may change
over time. Please check the Keysight website at
www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis for the latest updates to the product
software, guides, data sheet and help files.
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Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down
Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down
Circuit Breaker
The chassis circuit breaker is a toggle switch, marked OFF (O) when open and ON
(I) when closed:
Circuit Breaker Open (OFF)
Circuit Breaker Closed (ON)
ON/STANDBY Switch
The chassis’ button on the front of the chassis is the ON/STANDBY switch, lit
when the chassis is ON:
STANDBY
(off if power is disconnected
or breaker is open)
ON
Power Modes
The chassis has three power modes:
OFF With the power cord removed or the circuit breaker in the open position,
the chassis is OFF.
STANDBY With the power cord connected, the circuit breaker closed, and the
front panel switch in the standby (not depressed) position, the chassis is in
STANDBY mode. Although no power is supplied to the ESM and installed modules
when in Standby, the chassis is energized and consumes power. Fans may
operate.
ON With the power cord attached, circuit breaker closed, and the front panel
switch in the ON (depressed) position, the chassis is ON. Power is supplied to the
ESM and installed modules. Fans will operate as dictated by chassis thermal
load.
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Step 3: Power-Up and Power-Down
To Power Up the Chassis
Plug-In Chassis Using the supplied cord, connect the chassis to an
appropriate AC power main. Use with a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is
not recommended.
Close Circuit Breaker
Close the rear panel circuit breaker (ON position).
Press On/Standby Button
light when depressed
Press the chassis’ ON/STANDBY switch. It should
The STATUS light on the ESM will cycle as follows:
1 Light off - with button in STANDBY mode
2 Amber, steady - after pressing switch, ESM is performing a power-on self-test
3 Green, blinking - for a few seconds after POST
4 Green, steady - successful chassis power-up is complete
1
2
4
If the chassis does not power up to a steady green Status light, or powers up to a
steady red light as shown below, the chassis has a failure and requires service.
To Power Down the Chassis
For routine power-down or to cycle power to the chassis, press the chassis
ON/STANDBY switch. The main chassis fans will gradually drop in speed to off, and
the power supply unit (PSU) fans will gradually return to idle speed as the PSU
cools. This is normal.
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.
For routine power-down, do not use the circuit breaker 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, and
allow the PSU fans to return to idle before removing power from the chassis.
Once the chassis has cooled, you may isolate the chassis from AC power as
needed. This is usually done by opening the circuit breaker.
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Communication with the Embedded System Module (ESM) and installed
instrument modules requires a host PC, a Windows based computer that may be:
Embedded (takes up slot one in the chassis). An AXIe embedded PC (also
commonly called an embedded controller module) allows for mainframe
portability and stand-alone test system operation. PCIe and LAN connections
from PC to ESM 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 at least that module in the chassis before proceeding with this
section. See the M9502A/M9505A AXIe Chassis User Guide for complete
module installation instructions.
A separate rack-mounted or desktop PC. To use the chassis PCIe data
transfer capabilities, this host PC must have an available PCIe x8 slot and BIOS
support for proper enumeration of devices on the PCIe bus. PCIe connection from
host PC to ESM 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.
A laptop PC. To use the chassis PCIe data transfer capabilities, this PC must
have an ExpressCard slot and support proper enumeration of devices on the PCIe
bus. PCIe connection from laptop to ESM requires an ExpressCard PCIe cable
adapter and cable. Keysight recommends use of a laptop, 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, desktop or laptop) host computer along with an approved PCIe
adapter 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 list of tested host PCs at
www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis. For the recommended PCIe host adapter
cards and cables, see page 18.
General controller requirements (such as operating system and RAM) are listed
in “System Requirements” on page 21.
You should not enable the Microsoft Windows sleep or hibernate modes on the
host PC. The controller may not have proper chassis enumeration when it wakes
up and unpredictable operation may result.
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Hardware Connections to the Host PC
Except where noted, connections between the host PC and the chassis
Embedded System Module (ESM) should be made with both the PC and chassis
powered off.
Physical connections to the host PC may include monitor, mouse, and keyboard;
LAN and/or PCIe (to the AXIe chassis); and corporate LAN. Make the following
connections as needed.
For Local Control
If you need local access to the host PC, connect a monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
For Remote Control
If you need remote desktop access to the host PC, connect a cable from the PC
to your corporate LAN, using Gigabit Ethernet cable.
From AXIe Chassis to the Host PC
The connection between the chassis and the host PC may vary depending on
whether you’re performing chassis turn-on or using the chassis in production:
- Turn-on: Keysight recommends that you make a LAN-only connection to the
chassis for initial turn-on — this is the simplest connection and doesn’t require
installation of a PCIe adapter card in the host PC. The host PC can either be
connected directly to the ESM with a crossover Gigabit Ethernet cable, or can
be connected through your network with a straight Ethernet cable.
- Production: The production connection between the host PC and the chassis
depends on your application. For LAN instrument modules or LXI instrument
support, connect the host PC to the ESM directly with a crossover Gigabit
Ethernet cable, or through your network with a straight cable.
If you’re using PCIe modules in the chassis, use the chassis PCIe interface. This
will require installing a PCIe adapter card in the host PC. As described in section
“AXIe System Block Diagram” on page 7, the PCIe interface may be used to
access both the slot PCIe interfaces and the slot Gb interfaces. However, the
chassis LAN interface cannot access the slot PCIe interfaces.
For PCIe cable recommendations, see “Specific PCIe Adapter and Cable
Recommendations” on page 18. The PCIe adapter card will likely require that you
load its device driver for your Windows environment, perhaps before installing
the adapter card. Follow the adapter vendor’s installation instructions.
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
As shown on the AXIe system block diagram, an Intel network interface card
(NIC) is connected to the PCIe switch in the chassis. The NIC will appear to the
PC as if it is installed in the PC itself. Therefore, an Intel network driver must be
installed on the PC in order for PCIe interface communications through the NIC
to work. This driver is not automatically installed for Windows XP Operating
systems. Refer to “Install Intel Network Driver on Windows XP, if Needed” on
page 24 for installation information.
The chassis supports hybrid operation with both types of modules (PCIe and
LAN) installed in the chassis. If needed or desired for flexibility, make both PCIe
and Ethernet connections.
Specific PCIe Adapter and Cable Recommendations
If Using an Embedded Controller This PC (such as the Keysight M9536A)
communicates with the ESM through the backplane; external PCIe and Ethernet
connections from embedded controller to chassis are not required.
With the Keysight M9536A Embedded Controller installed in the AXIe chassis,
the x8 PCIe connection on the ESM module is disabled. However, the PCIe
cable detect mechanism may reset the hardware when attaching a PCIe cable.
This hardware reset may change the LAN (TCPIP) address.
If Using a Desktop or Rackmount PC Install a compatible PCIe Cable
Adapter in the PC. Connect the adapter to the ESM PCIe port.
Desktop PC
PCIe x8 Adapter PCIe x8 Cable
ESM PCIe In Port
The following desktop PCIe adapter card and cable are recommended:
Keysight M9048
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
If Using a Laptop PC Install a compatible PCIe ExpressCard Adapter in the
laptop PC. Connect the adapter to the ESM on the AXIe chassis.
Laptop Controller
PCIe
Adapter Cable
ExpressCard
ESM PCIe In Port
The following laptop PCIe adapter card and cable are recommended:.
Keysight M9045
Keysight Y1200A (2 meters)
Connection Examples
Example A: Connecting an Embedded Controller
1. Install the controller module
in chassis slot 1
Embedded Controller Module
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3. (Optional) Connect
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monitor, mouse
for remote access
and keyboard
This PC makes PCIe and LAN connection
to the ESM through the backplane
Embedded System Module (ESM)
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Step 4: Set Up the Host PC
Example B: Connecting a Separate, Rackmounted Host PC (desktop PC is
similar)
2. Connect the
monitor, mouse
and keyboard
3. (Optional) Connect
to company LAN
for remote access
1. Rackmount
the host PC
4. Provide AC power
to controller
Rackmount Controller
To LAN
N2X LAN
5. Connect host PC PCIe port
to ESM PCIe port
using x8 cabled PCIe*
* You may connect LAN, PCIe or both.
6. Connect host PC LAN
to ESM LAN port
using Gigabit Ethernet cable*
Embedded System Module (ESM)
Example C: Connecting a Laptop PC
Laptop PC
1. Connect laptop
to ESM PCIe port using an
Expresscard and PCIE adapter cable*
* You may connect LAN, PCIe or both.
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2. Connect laptop LAN
to ESM LAN port
using Gigabit Ethernet cable*
Embedded System Module (ESM)
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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 and verify that
the chassis 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 is not required for all AXIe
systems.
As described in section AXIe System Block Diagram on page 7, you can use
either the Web Interface or the soft front panel (SFP) to monitor and control the
chassis. In this step, the Web Interface is used to verify that the host PC can
communicate to the chassis. Using the SFP to monitor and control the chassis is
described in the M9502A/M9505A AXIe Chassis User Guide.
System Requirements
To install and run the required software (Microsoft .NET, Keysight IO Libraries
version 16.x, and chassis device drivers), the host PC will need:
Operating System
Win XP SP3 32bit
Win 7 SP1 32/64bit
Win 8.1 32/64bit
Browser
Minimum RAM
4 GB
Available Hard Disk Space
Graphics
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Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128MB
graphics memory recommended
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Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface
Installing the Keysight IO Libraries Suite
Note that IO Libraries Suite version 16.0 or later is required to access the chassis
features. We recommend that you always use the latest version of Keysight IO
Libraries.
Only one installation of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite is required on the host
PC. This installation is used by both the M950x 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.x, Keysight Automation Ready CD
into the optical drive of your PC.
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.
The latest version can be downloaded from: www.keysight.com/find/iosuite.
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Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface
Turning on the Chassis
In powering the chassis up or down, please follow the steps listed in “Step 3:
Power-Up and Power-Down” on page 14 and the sequences shown below.
The chassis and 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 ESM is ready.
The ESM then powers up each module slot. The PC should be turned on only
after all installed modules have performed their initialization—see your module
documentation for initialization information.
Chassis power
(High = powered up)
The STATUS LED is amber at power-on while the chassis performs
self test. It will blink green then stay green continuously when the
chassis is ready. At this point, the Host PC can be turned on.
Chassis
STATUS LED
Host PC
(High = turned on)
The chassis must be
powered up before
the PC is turned on
to ensure that the PC
BIOS will enumerate
the chassis slots as
the PC boots.
It is recommended that the PC be shut
down before the chassis is powered
down because many PCs don’t have the
capability to safely remove (eject) PCIeconnected devices. Therefore, poweringdown the chassis first can disrupt
operation of the PC.
In brief, the host PC must be off whenever the chassis is powered up or down.
The power sequencing shown above doesn’t apply to an embedded controller
(because an embedded controller and chassis are powered simultaneously).
In the figure below, the previous diagram is applied to the situation where the
chassis configuration is changed. Because modules are not hot-swappable, the
chassis must be powered down before modules are added or removed. As you
can see, the host PC is shut down before the chassis is powered down, and then
the PC is turned on after the chassis is powered up.
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Chassis power
(High = powered up)
To add or remove a module, shut down
the PC before powering down the
chassis.
After completing the re-configuration,
power up the chassis before turning on
the PC. The delay described in the
previous figure should be observed
pprior to turningg on the PC.
Host PC
(High = turned on)
There are other situations where a host controller restart may need to be
performed, including:
- When Windows detects the presence of a new module (that is a new module
was added to the chassis without powering down the PC)
- When Keysight Connection Expert fails to detect the presence of the chassis
- Whenever you detect or suspect that the host PC has an incorrect view of how
the chassis is configured
Install Intel Network Driver on Windows XP, if Needed
As described in the section “AXIe System Block Diagram” on page 7, the chassis
contains an Intel 82573L NIC as a PCIe endpoint. This NIC will appear to
Windows as a device installed directly in the host PC. While Windows Vista and
Windows 7 provide the necessary Intel NIC driver, Windows XP does not natively
include the NIC driver and you will be prompted to install it during the driver
installation. If you are using the chassis on Windows XP and if you see the dialog
partially shown below, you’ll need to install the Intel PROWin32.exe network
driver.
To install the Intel PROWin32.exe driver, perform the following steps:
1 Run the PROWin32.exe installation program from either:
Program Files/Keysight/M950x/Network Driver/Windows XP
(for 32-bit Windows XP systems)
2 After driver installation is complete, restart your PC. The Ethernet Controller
Found New Hard ware Dialog should no longer appear.
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Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface
Using Keysight Connection Expert to Confirm Connection to the Chassis
This section describes use of Keysight Connection Expert to confirm that the host
PC can connect to the chassis. Keysight Connection Expert is installed during the
installation of Keysight IO Libraries Suite.
This section assumes Keysight IO Libraries Suite version 16.2 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
host PC and the chassis. Both of these interfaces will 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 the Intel 82573L NIC as a chassis
PCIe endpoint.
The section “Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics” on page 29 includes a number of
interface topics that may be of assistance in establishing a connection between
the host PC and the chassis.
1 Launch Keysight Connection Expert using one of these methods:
– If you allowed the Automation Ready CD to place an icon on your desktop,
double-click the icon to launch the program.
– From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs\Keysight IO Libraries Suite\
Keysight Connection Expert to launch the program.
– From a Command Prompt window, type:
<c>:\Program Files\Keysight\IO Libraries Suite\KeysightConnectionExpert.exe
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 the AXIe chassis (M9502A in this screen capture) is listed under the
PXI0 Interface and the LAN (TCPIP0) interface. You may need to manually add
it to the LAN interface.
Launch the Chassis Web Interface from Keysight Connection Expert
This section describes how to launch and use the chassis Web Interface. Note
that the Chassis Web Interface can be accessed over LAN or PCIe, whichever
interface is connected. Note also that the chassis soft front panel (SFP) provides
many of the same capabilities as 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. The Web Interface will be displayed in a new window:
If IO Libraries Suite is not installed, access to the Web interface is through your
browser using the default local address: 169.254.1.0
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 hands off 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 Ad vanced Information button to view additional
information.
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Chassis
Firmware
Version
The six buttons at left are the Web Interface’s menu: At right is a brief
description of what you can do on each page.
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Step 5: Install IO Libraries Suite and Connect to the Web Interface
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.
Module Configuration Page - View basic product and model
information for instrument modules loaded in the chassis.
Trigger Routing Page - Configure static trigger routing from all
chassis-based sources to the backplane and external connectors.
Chassis Health Page - Displays PSU voltages, fan speeds and
temperature. Provides detailed event alarms for the chassis and any
installed Intelligent Platform Management Bus (IPMB)-equipped
instrument modules.
Help Page - General help topics and context-based help for the
current page.
The M9502A/M9505A User Guide has a chapter covering the Web Interface,
with examples showing all parameters you can view or configure.
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Step 6: Install the Chassis Software
Step 6: Install the Chassis Software
You can monitor and control the chassis entirely from the Web Interface. To use
the chassis SFP to monitor and control the chassis, and to develop programs to
control the chassis, you will need to install the chassis software (IVI or LabVIEW)
appropriate for your programming environment. To do so:
1 Insert the AXIe Chassis Software and Product Information CD in the host PC.
If you do not have the CD, you can download the most recent version at
www.keysight.com/find/axie-chassis.
2 Click the Install Driver Software button and follow the browser prompts to install
the drivers you will need.
The User Guide describes how to bring up the SFP and how to get started with
programming the chassis.
Step 7: Next steps
Now that you have completed basic Startup, Keysight recommends you access
and read the User Guide. To do so:
1 Insert the M9502-10001 AXIe Chassis Software and Product Information CD
in the host PC.
When the Software and Product Information CD screen loads, note that the
chassis literature is listed at center. You may access all chassis
documentation—both CD-based and via Internet links—from the links in this
screen.
2 Click the User Guide link to access the document.
Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics
This section lists 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 ESM, not to modules in the chassis slots.
The LAN connection to the ESM provides communication to the chassis only -chassis firmware updates, using the web interface to monitor and control the
chassis, etc. It does not provide communication with individual AXIe modules.
Use the PCIe connection to control individual AXIe modules.
1 Chassis communications over PCIe uses the TCP/IP network protocol because
the chassis PCIe endpoint is an Intel 82573L NIC. Therefore, when accessed
over PCIe, the AXIe chassis will appear as a LAN device in Keysight
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Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics
Connection Expert. When accessed over LAN, the AXIe chassis will, as
expected, also appear as a LAN device in Keysight Connection Expert.
2 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.
3 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 host PC
to the chassis, a private IP address beginning with 169.254 will likewise be
assigned.
4 The LAN port is used for controlling and monitoring the chassis (i.e.,
monitoring chassis temperatures, monitoring/setting chassis fan speeds, and
setting chassis routing). It is not intended for controlling AXIe modules. The
PCIe port is provided for module data transfer and control.
5 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 8) that is used to configure proxy
server settings.
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Host PC/Chassis Interface Topics
6 PCIe is logically an extension of the host PC backplane. If the PCIe interface is
used to connect to the chassis, the chassis Intel 82573L NIC will appear to
Windows as if it is installed directly in the PC. While Windows Vista and
Windows 7 provide the necessary Intel NIC driver, Windows XP does not
natively include the required Intel NIC driver.
If you’re using the PCIe interface on Windows XP and if the Found New Hard ware
Wizard dialog appears indicating that an “Ethernet Controller” needs software
installed, you’ll need to install the Intel PROWin32.exe network driver as
described in “Install Intel Network Driver on Windows XP, if Needed” on page 24.
7 The example window below shows the Device Manager view of the PCI bus for
an M9502A chassis that contains one recognized PCIe module (the Keysight
module), one unrecognized PCIe module (“PCI Device”), plus the Intel NIC.
This window was displayed by selecting Devices by connection under the
Device Manager View drop down menu. This information can be useful in both
verifying connection to the chassis (the Intel NIC) and verifying connection to
the modules installed in the chassis.
8 If the chassis is connected only to LAN, the chassis will attempt to obtain an
IP address using DHCP.
9 If both PCIe and LAN are connected to the chassis, the LAN VISA resource
name is used to connect to the chassis.
10 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.
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Safety-Related Specifications
If you need both LAN and PCIe communications, connect both cables prior to
powering-up the chassis.
11 If you have connected to the chassis using PCIe and/or LAN, and want to
visually confirm that you are, in fact, interfacing to the chassis that you
believe you are interfacing 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.
Safety-Related Specifications
This section (next page) provides a partial set of safety-related specifications for
the Keysight M9502A and M9505A AXIe chassis. Complete specifications are
included in the Keysight M9502A/M9505A Data Sheet.
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Safety-Related Specifications
Regulatory
Safety
Conforms to the following:
Complies with European Low Voltage Directive
- IEC/EN 61010-1
- Canada: CSA-C22.2 NO. 61010-1
USA:/UL 61010-1
EMC
Conforms to the following:
Complies with European EMC Directive
ICES/NMB-001
- IEC/EN 61326-1
- CISPR Pub 11 Group 1, class A AS/NZS CISPR 11
Operating Conditions
Temperature
0C to 50C
Humid ity
Type tested at 95%, +40C (non-condensing)
Al titude
up to 3000 meters
Chassis Weight
Chassis
M9502A
M9505A
Weight (as shipped, no modules)
7.7 kg
13.3 kg
Weight (maximum, all slots filled)
15.7 kg
33.3 kg
AC Power Supply Requirements
M9502A
Operating voltage range:
Input frequency range:
Input power consumption:
Overcurrent protection:
Efficiency (typical):
M9505A (Serial Number
TW51150212 and earlier)
100-120VAC 200-240VAC 100-120VAC
200-240VAC
50-60 Hz
50-60 Hz
50-60 Hz
50-60 Hz
800 VA
800 VA
865 VA
1350 VA
auto recovery
auto recovery
85-90%
85-93%
Keysight M9502A/M9505A AXIe Chassis Startup Guide
M9505A (Serial Number
TW51160201 and later)
100-240VAC
50-60 Hz
1280VA
auto recovery
85-93%
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Chassis Power Dissipation
Airflow
Direction
Slot airflow direction
Right to left
Chassis cooling intake
Right side of chassis
Chassis cooling exhaust
Left side of chassis
Power dissipation, per instrument slot
200W maximum* see table below
DC Power Supply Output
M9502A
DC Output
Total DC Power
50V
520W
M9505A
(Serial Number TW51150212 and earlier)
52V
100VAC - 120VAC: 680 W
200VAC - 240VAC: 1020 W*
M9505A
(Serial Number TW51160201 and later)
52V
100-240VAC: 1020W*
* M9505A configurations that consume more than 850W (200-240V) or 400W (100-120V) total power across all 5 slots may experience
occasional system reset if installed in environments prone to line voltage dropouts in excess of 20ms. In such an event, the PC controlling
the chassis will require a restart of reboot. To avoid system resets due to line dropouts, use an uninterruptable power supply.
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