Keysight M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller Startup Guide

Keysight M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller Startup Guide
Startup Guide
Keysight M9537A AXIe
Embedded Controller
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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.
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
General
are for use by service-trained personnel only.
Do not use this product in any manner not Under certain conditions, dangerous
specified by the manufacturer. The protec- voltages may exist even with the equipment
switched off. To avoid dangerous electrical
tive features of this product must not be
impaired if it is used in a manner specified shock, DO NOT perform procedures
involving cover or shield removal unless you
in the operation instructions.
are qualified to do so.
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 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 service-trained 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
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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 rack-mounted.
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.
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could result in damage to the
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notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
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Alternating Current (AC).
Direct Current (DC).
Standby Power. Unit is not
completely disconnected
from AC mains when
power switch is in standby
position
South Korean Class A EMC Declaration. this equipment is Class A suitable
for professional use and is for use in
electromagnetic environments outside
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substance elements are expected to
leak or deteriorate during normal use.
Forty years is the expected useful life
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Product Category: With reference to
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instrumentation” product.
Do not dispose in domestic household
waste.
To return unwanted products, contact
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Indicates that antistatic
precautions should be
taken.
Operate the chassis in
the horizontal orientation.
Do NOT operate this
chassis in the vertical
orientation.
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Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
M9537A at a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Front panel LED definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Module handling procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Related documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2. Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Inspect for damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
If you need to return the module for service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3. Step 2: Verify Shipment Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4. Step 3: Install the M9537A Embedded Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Removing the M9537A from the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Power-on sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Power-off sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Power down modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the LAN ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
LAN port recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Embedded system module LAN connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
5. Step 4: Run Keysight IO Libraries Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
6. Step 5: Verify Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
7. Step 6: Install User Application Modules in the AXIe Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Install application module drivers (if necessary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chassis shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
8. Controller BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
9. Environmental Operating Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
10. Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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1. Introduction
The Keysight Technologies M9537A is a second-generation AXIe embedded
controller. It is a powerful, one-slot module that can be used to build compact AXIe
systems. It also easily integrates into hybrid test systems using the GPIB, USB, and
LAN front panel interfaces.
The embedded controller is built upon a high-performance Intel Core i7 quad-core
processor with Hyper-Threading Technology. This makes it perfect for highperformance applications and multi-tasking environments.
The Keysight M9537A has the following key features:
Intel i7-6820EQ 2.8 GHz quad core processor
Single-slot AXIe controller module
Front removable 240 GB solid state drive
8 GB DDR4 RAM Memory standard with an option for 16 GB and a maximum
of 32 GB
Optional NVMe disk cache for higher-speed data storage
Gen3 x16 PCIe link to the AXIe backplane providing up to 16 GB/s max data
bandwidth from CPU to AXIe backplane (actual data bandwidth depends on
chassis capability)
Front panel connection connections: four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, two LAN (10
/100/1000), three 4K-capable DisplayPort 1.2, and GPIB
x8 Gen3 PCIe IPASS connector on the front for controlling a second AXIe
chassis, connection to RAID storage, or mutlple PCIe chassis
64-bit Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES 7) operating system
M9537A at a glance
The following image shows the front panel for the M9537A.
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Front panel LED definitions
The following tables list the front panel LEDs and a brief description of their use
and what they indicate.
Power LED
SSD LED
LED Function
State
Definition
Power Status
On
Running
Off
Shutdown or standby
Green or Blinking
Green
Activity
Off
No activity
Red
OS is shutdown
Blinking Red
BIOS POST during boot-up
Off
BIOS POST OK and OS is
running
Solid State Hard Drive Activity
Out Of Service (OOS) LED Out of Service Status
USR LED
User defined
Off
Reserved for future use
SPD LED
AXIe Backplane PCIe Link Speed
Indicator
Off
No link
White
Gen 1
Blue
Gen 2
Green
Gen 3
Off
No link
White
Gen 1
Blue
Gen 2
Green
Gen 3
Off
Reserved for future use
LINK LED
LAN LED
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PCIe Cable Link Speed Indicator
LXI Instrument LAN status
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RJ45 Port 1
LED on left side
RJ45 Port 1
LED on right side
RJ45 Port 2
LED on left side
RJ45 Port 2
LED on right side
LED Function
State
Definition
LAN Link Status and Activity
Off
No link
Solid Green
Link established
Blinking Green
Network activity
Off
10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
Off
No link
Solid Green
Link established
Blinking Green
Network activity
Off
10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
LAN Speed
LAN Link Status and Activity
LAN Speed
IMPORTANT: Keysight M9502A or M9505A AXIe chassis must have firmware
revision 1.3.42 or later for the M9537A to identify and communicate with other
chassis module. Refer to the Keysight chassis web pages for information on
updating the chassis firmware at www.keysight.com/find/M9502A.
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The drivers and Keysight’s IO Libraries Suite installed on the M9537A controller
are the current versions available when the module shipped from the factory.
You should regularly check Keysight’s web sites and download the latest
drivers and software:
www.keysight.com/find/M9537A for the embedded controller
www.keysight.com/find/iosuite for IO Libraries
Periodically check for the latest AXIe chassis firmware:
www.keysight.com/find/M9502A for the 2-slot AXIe chassis
www.keysight.com/find/M9505A for the 5-slot AXIe chassis
www.keysight.com/find/M9514A for the 14-slot AXIe Chasiss
Module handling procedures
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.
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Both methods, 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.
Related documentation
No printed documentation other than this Startup Guide is supplied with the
Controller Module.
Adobe Reader is required to view the documentation supplied on the M9537A
product information CD. It is available free at: http://www.adobe.com. You should
install this on your M9537A before attempting to open a PDF file.
For the latest M9537A documentation, go to www.keysight.com/find/M9537A and
click the Document Library tab.
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2. Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the
Module
Keysight’s AXIe modules are shipped in materials that prevent static electricity
damage. Remove the modules from the packaging in an anti-static area only.
Ensure that correct anti-static precautions are taken. Store all modules in antistatic envelopes when not in use.
Inspect for damage
After unpacking the controller module, carefully inspect it for any shipping damage.
Report any damage to the shipping agent immediately. Shipping damage is not
covered by the warranty.
To avoid damage when handling a module; do not touch exposed connector
pins.
Information on preventing damage to your Keysight equipment is available at
www.keysight.com/find/tips.
If you need to return the module for service
If it becomes necessary to return the module for repair or service:
1. Review the warranty information shipped with your product.
2. Contact Keysight to obtain a return authorization and return address. If you
need assistance in 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/M9537A.
3. Write the following information on a tag and attach it to the controller.
Name and address of owner.
A Post Office box is not acceptable as a return address.
Product model number (for example, M9537A)
Product serial number (for example, TWxxxxxxxx).
A description of failure or service required.
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4. Carefully pack the module in its original ESD bag and carton. If the original
carton is not available, use bubble wrap or packing peanuts. Place the
instrument in a sealed container and mark the container FRAGILE.
5. On the shipping label, write ATTENTION REPAIR DEPARTMENT and the
service order number (if known).
If you require any correspondence, refer to the product by model number and
serial number.
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3. Step 2: Verify Shipment Contents
Your shipment includes the following:
The Keysight M9537A module that you ordered
This document (Keysight M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller Startup Guide)
M9537A Product Information CD. This CD contains the M9537A User Guide,
which provides detailed information about the module, configuration, etc.
Any other accessories that you ordered (cables, connectors, etc.)
Note that a keyboard, mouse, video monitor are not included with the M9537A. The
operating system has been installed for you at the factory
Keysight IO Libraries version is pre-installed on the controller. It is required
before installing and running application software. Ensure that you have the
latest version. You can download the latest version from
www.keysight.com /find/iosuite.
You do not require any other drivers to operate the controller module. However,
your application modules may require drivers. If possible, you should connect the
controller module to the internet and download drivers from the original source.
Alternatively, you can copy the drivers to a USB memory stick and install them
accordingly.
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4. Step 3: Install the M9537A
Embedded Controller
The Keysight M9537A is designed for easy installation. However, the following
standard precautions, installation procedures, and general information must be
observed to ensure proper installation and to prevent damage to the board, other
system components, or injury to personnel.
IMPORTANT: Keysight M9502A or M9505A AXIe chassis must
have firmware revision 1.3.42 or later for the M9537A to identify
and communicate with other chassis modules. Refer to the
Keysight chassis web pages for information on updating the
chassis firmware.
Follow these steps to install the M9537A Embedded Controller in the AXIe chassis.
1. Turn off the AXIe chassis.
2. Plug in the chassis into an AC power source.
The AC power cord grounds the chassis and protects it from electrical damage
while modules are installed.
3. Extend and pull out on the controller's ejector/injector handles.
Embedded controllers, such as the M9537A, must be installed in Slot 1 of the
M9502A/M9505A AXIe chassis.
4. Carefully align the M9537A board edges with the chassis guide rails and
insert the controller into the chassis guide rails.
5. Check that the catch hooks and alignment pins at both ends of the module
are correctly inserted into the proper chassis holes. Push inward on the
handles until the module is firmly seated in the chassis.
Do not force the handles if there is resistance; this may damage the connectors and
/or backplane.
6. Collapse the insertion/extraction handles against the module faceplate.
7. Tighten the captive retaining screws at both ends of the module
8. Connect other peripherals (such as the USB keyboard and mouse, Display
Port monitor, LAN cable for remote access, etc.) to the embedded controller
front panel.
9. Power up the AXIe chassis. Verify that the chassis fans are operating and free
of obstructions that may restrict air flow.
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Refer to the instructions provided with your AXIe Chassis for chassis power up /
power down instructions.
The M9537A module is powered and connects to the AXIe
System Module (ASM) or Embedded System Module (ESM)
through the chassis backplane. With the M9537A installed, do
not connect an external host PC to the ASM or ESM module PCIe
connector.
Removing the M9537A from the chassis
To remove the M9537A controller, reverse the previous procedure.
1. Execute the Windows shut down process on the controller.
2. Power down the chassis.
3. Loosen the captive screws, extend and pull outwards on the extraction
handles to release the module from the backplane.
4. Pull the module towards you until it is free of the chassis.
Carefully handle the board as it can get very hot. Do not place the board on any
surface which might melt, such as a plastic storage container, until the board
has cooled down to room temperature.
Power-on sequence
The controller boots with the operating system installed. Allow the controller to run
through its startup screens and start the operating system.
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Power-off sequence
As with any PC, you should not shut down Windows-based instruments by
removing the power via an external power source or by pulling the power plug out
from the rear panel. This abrupt loss of power could corrupt the operating system
or cause your application to lose data. The proper shut down procedure is to
execute the Windows shutdown process and then turn off the chassis via the
chassis On/Off button.
With some AXIe Chassis, pressing the chassis power button abruptly drops
power from the controller without notifying the controller OS to perform a
shutdown. It has the same effect as pulling the power plug and shoild be
avoided.
Power down modes
The Keysight M9537A defaults to the Windows High Performance Power Plan. This
plan does not allow the use of Hibernate or Sleep mode.
Do not enable the Microsoft Windows sleep mode. It is possible
that the M9537A controller could go into sleep mode while it is
running your application program. Also, the controller may not
have proper chassis enumeration when it wakes up.
If you have a USB keyboard with a Sleep button (sometimes this
is a key with a moon logo), do not use it.
To shut down the controller, click Windows Start and then click the Shut down
button. This may not power down the chassis.
To restart the controller, click Windows Start and click Restart.
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Using the LAN ports
If you install the Keysight M9537A controller in a Keysight AXIe chassis, such as the
M9502A or M9505A, there are a total of three LAN ports accessible on the front
panels. Two LAN ports are on the M9537A controller and one on the Embedded
System Module (ESM). Windows Device Manager shows four individual Network
Interface Cards (NICs); one does not have an RJ45 connector and is not accessible
by the user.
Keysight Connection Expert may lose track of LAN-enabled instruments if you
change the LAN port connection or remove the LAN cable. Reboot the AXIe
chassis to restore the complete list of LAN-enabled instruments. For details,
see the Keysight M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller User Guide.
LAN port recommendations
As a general rule, connect a network LAN cable to the ESM's LAN port and connect
LXI instruments to the M9537A's LAN ports. While other configurations are viable,
this configuration provides the fastest and most consistent reporting in Keysight
Connection Expert. Here are some pointers:
The speed at which Keysight Connection Expert locates network instruments
depends on where you have connected the network and instruments when
the chassis and controller are first powered on. If necessary, shut down the
controller and chassis, and reboot.
If you move a LAN cable while chassis power is applied, Connection Expert
may not find all of the instruments available on the network.
For example, if you connect the LAN cable to the ESM when power is first applied
to the chassis and subsequently you move the cable to one of the two LAN ports on
the controller (while the chassis is still powered on), Connection Expert may only
find the M9537A controller and AXIe modules installed in the chassis. To recover,
shut down the controller and the chassis, and reboot to restore Connection
Expert's ability to locate other network instruments.
Connect external LAN-enabled instruments (LXI instruments) to the M9537A
controller LAN ports. This allows Keysight Connection Expert to
automatically find the instruments. These instruments have a local LAN IP
address or private network range.
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It is recommended that you add LXI instruments to the LAN that is
connected to the M9537A LAN ports. If instead, you have LXI instruments on
the ESM's LAN, Connection Expert may not automatically find them,
however, you may take the recovery action of adding the instrument
manually using Connection Expert's Add LAN Device feature.
Embedded system module LAN connection
Changes to the Embedded System Module (ESM) LAN connection are only
detected when you power up the ESM. Therefore, whenever you change the ESM
LAN connection, do the following:
1. Power down the M9537A using the Shut down selection on the Windows
Start menu.
2. After shut down is complete, power down the chassis using the chassis
power button.
3. Make the desired change to the LAN connection.
4. Use the chassis power button to power up the chassis and M9537A
controller.
5. After Windows starts, verify that your LAN interface is operating correctly.
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5. Step 4: Run Keysight IO Libraries
Suite
The Keysight IO Libraries is pre-installed on the controller. The Keysight IO
Libraries must be present when installing and running application software. You
should regularly check for the latest version. You can download the latest
version from www.keysight.com/find/iosuite .
If Connection Expert is not already running, run it now to verify your I/O
configuration. From the Windows Start button, click the IO Libraries icon (
from the Task bar, click the Keysight Connection Expert icon (
).
) or
Locate your interfaces and instruments in the Keysight Connection Expert Explorer
Pane. The following graphic shows the Connection Expert screen and Instrument
Details screens.
Keysight Connection Expert automatically identifies the AXIe chassis.
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6. Step 5: Verify Operation
Your M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller will work out of the box, just by installing
it in an AXIe Chassis and booting it up with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and with a
LAN cable plugged in. Plug the LAN connection into the ESM RJ45 port. If you
want to verify that it is operating correctly follow these simple steps:
1. Boot up the M9537A and verify basic WES 7 operation by using the monitor,
keyboard, and mouse.
2. Verify that you have network access by opening the browser to a web page
or by opening a command prompt and ping another host.
3. Start Connection Expert, click the Chassis Tab, and verify that your AXIe
Chassis is listed.
4. From Connection Expert, click Start Chassis Web Interface.
5. Click Start Chassis Soft Front Panel.
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7. Step 6: Install User Application
Modules in the AXIe Chassis
The AXIe chassis accepts modules conforming to the AXIe standard. These may
include:
AXIe instrument or instrument hub modules
AXIe embedded controller module (must be installed in chassis slot 1 for
M9502A/M9505A chassis or any chassis slot for M9514A chassis)
AXIe filler panel modules
The insertion and removal procedures are the same for the 2-slot and 5-slot
chassis, and for all module types except filler panels.
Periodically check for the latest AXIe chassis firmware at:
www.keysight.com/find/M9502A
www.keysight.com/find/M9505A
www.keysight.com/find/M9514A
Static Electricity — The components and connectors on modules are sensitive
to static electricity. To minimize electrostatic damage, take the necessary antistatic precautions. Both chassis provide a grounding terminal, to which you can
connect a wrist strap.
Empty Slots — Except for performing initial chassis verification or
troubleshooting, do not operate the chassis with uncovered empty slots.
Always insert a filler panel module or 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 empty slots uncovered can increase fan
speed, raise ambient noise, overheat components, and shut down modules.
ESM — The Embedded System Manager (ESM) module is integral to the
operation of the AXIe chassis. Except for troubleshooting purposes, do not
remove the ESM.
Hot Swap — AXIe does not explicitly support hot swap for instrument modules.
Keysight recommends that you fully power down and unplug the chassis before
installing or removing modules
AXIe chassis are shipped with filler panel modules on all except Slot 1. You may
need to remove filler panels from covered slots.
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Certain modules require bus master and/or Rear I/O capability. If you are in
doubt whether such features are required for the module you intend to install,
check your specific module and/or system documentation to make sure that
your system is provided with an appropriate free slot in which to insert the
board.
Install application module drivers (if necessary)
Each installed application module typically requires device drivers and control
software. You need not install them to verify basic chassis operation. However, you
would need to install them on the host PC if required by your user application
module. Consult the module provider for software requirements and instructions.
You may need to connect the embedded controller to the internet. Locate and
install the necessary drivers from the internet.
Chassis shutdown
As with any PC, you should not shut down Windows-based instruments by either
turning off the power via an external power source or by pulling the power plug out
from the rear panel. This could corrupt the operating system. The only approved
way to shut down the controller is to execute the Windows shutdown process and
then turn off the chassis via the chassis On/Off button.
Pressing the chassis power button immediately removes power from the
controller. This may cause loss of data or damage to the controller.
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8. Controller BIOS
The M9537A ships with latest version of the BIOS. Keysight periodically updates the
BIOS with new versions. You can check the availability of new versions at www.
keysight.com/find/M9537A. If there is a new version of the BIOS posted, it includes
installation instructions and release notes listing the new features and defects
fixed.
To find out which version is currently installed in your M9537A you can either boot
to the BIOS screen or you can run the msinfo32.exe reporting tool from within WES
7.
To look up the BIOS version via the BIOS screen:
1. Power on the chassis to boot the M9537A.
2. In the Keysight BIOS splash screen, press the Delete key. This opens the
BIOS menu Main page displaying the currently installed version of BIOS.
To look up the BIOS version via msinfo32.exe:
1. Boot to WES 7, click Start.
2. In the run field type msinfo32.exe and press Enter.
3. The msinfo32.exe reporting screen opens and you can read the BIOS.
version on the first page.
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9. Environmental Operating
Conditions
The Keysight M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller is designed to operate in a
temperature range of 0°C to +55°C with non-condensing humidity. The maximum
humidity is 95% at +40 °C. The maximum operating altitude is 3000 m (9800 ft).
The module should be operated in an indoor environment where temperature and
humidity are controlled. Condensation can pose a potential shock hazard.
Condensation can occur when you move the module from a cold to a warm
environment, or if the temperature and/or humidity of the environment change
quickly.
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. The stresses included are not
limited to temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, altitude and power line
conditions. For complete specifications, check the Keysight web site at www.
keysight.com/find/M9537A.
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10. Accessories
M9537A AXIe embedded controller
Related Products
Accessories
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M9502A
AXIe Chassis: 2-slot with Embedded System Module
M9505A
AXIe Chassis: 5-slot with Embedded System Module
M9514A
AXIe Chassis: 14-slot with AXIe System Module
Y1206A
USB Keyboard and Mouse
Y1260A
GP-IB cable
Y1261A
Display Port to DVI Adapter
Y1262A
Display Port Cable
Y1266A
Spare SSD with carrier WES 7/64 bit/240GB for M9537A
Keysight M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller Startup Guide
This information is subject to change
without notice.
© Keysight Technologies 2016
Edition 1, August 2016
Printed In Malaysia
M9537-90001
www.keysight.com
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