NI PXI-8108 User Manual
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NI PXI-8108 User Manual
NI PXI-8108 User Manual
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Contents
About This Manual
How to Use the Documentation Set...............................................................................xi
Conventions ...................................................................................................................xi
Related Documentation..................................................................................................xii
Chapter 1
Introduction
Benefits of PXI ..............................................................................................................1-1
NI PXI-8108 ..................................................................................................................1-2
Description ......................................................................................................1-2
Functional Overview .......................................................................................1-2
NI PXI-8108 Functional Description ................................................1-2
National Instruments Software ......................................................................................1-4
Chapter 2
Installation and Configuration
Installing the NI PXI-8108 ............................................................................................2-1
How to Remove the Controller from the PXI Chassis ....................................2-4
BIOS Setup ....................................................................................................................2-5
Accessing BIOS Setup Utility .........................................................................2-5
Main Setup Menu ............................................................................................2-6
Advanced Setup Menu ....................................................................................2-6
SATA Configuration Submenu.........................................................2-7
CPU Configuration Submenu ...........................................................2-8
Video Configuration Submenu .........................................................2-8
ExpressCard Configuration Submenu...............................................2-9
USB Configuration Submenu ...........................................................2-9
Serial/Parallel Port Configuration Submenu.....................................2-10
Serial Port 0 Configuration Submenu.................................2-10
Parallel Port Configuration Submenu.................................2-10
Trigger Router Configuration Submenu ...........................................2-11
LabVIEW RT Options Setup Menu ................................................................2-11
Boot Setup Menu.............................................................................................2-12
Boot Settings Configuration Submenu .............................................2-13
Hard Drive BBS Priorities Submenu ................................................2-13
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities Submenu...............................2-13
Floppy Drive BBS Priorities Submenu.............................................2-14
Network Device BBS Priorities Submenu ........................................2-14
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Security Menu ................................................................................................. 2-14
Save & Exit Menu........................................................................................... 2-14
System CMOS ............................................................................................................... 2-16
LabVIEW RT Installation ............................................................................................. 2-17
LabVIEW RT Software Installation ............................................................... 2-17
LabVIEW RT Configuration Switches ........................................................... 2-19
Drivers and Software..................................................................................................... 2-21
Files and Directories Installed on Your Hard Drive ....................................... 2-21
PXI Features .................................................................................................................. 2-21
PXI Trigger Connectivity................................................................................ 2-21
Chassis Configuration ................................................................................................... 2-22
Basic PXI System Configuration .................................................................... 2-23
Upgrading RAM............................................................................................................ 2-23
Hard Drive Recovery..................................................................................................... 2-24
Installing an OS ............................................................................................................. 2-25
Installing from a CD-ROM ............................................................................. 2-25
ExpressCard................................................................................................................... 2-25
Installing an ExpressCard ............................................................................... 2-25
Removing an ExpressCard.............................................................................. 2-26
Chapter 3
I/O Information
Front Panel Connectors ................................................................................................. 3-1
Front Panel..................................................................................................................... 3-2
DVI-I ............................................................................................................... 3-3
COM1.............................................................................................................. 3-5
Ethernet ........................................................................................................... 3-6
Parallel Port..................................................................................................... 3-7
Universal Serial Bus........................................................................................ 3-9
Trigger............................................................................................................. 3-10
GPIB (IEEE 488.2) ......................................................................................... 3-11
ExpressCard/34 Slot........................................................................................ 3-13
Front Panel Features ...................................................................................................... 3-15
Data Storage .................................................................................................................. 3-15
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Chapter 4
Common Configuration Questions
General Questions..........................................................................................................4-1
Boot Options ..................................................................................................................4-1
Cables and Connections.................................................................................................4-2
Software Driver Installation...........................................................................................4-3
Upgrade Information......................................................................................................4-4
PXI Configuration..........................................................................................................4-6
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
Appendix A
Specifications
Appendix B
Technical Support and Professional Services
Glossary
Index
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About This Manual
This manual contains detailed instructions for installing and configuring
your National Instruments PXI-8108 embedded controller kit.
How to Use the Documentation Set
Begin by reading the NI PXI-8108 Installation Guide, a brief quick-start
guide that describes how to install and get started with your controller.
This manual, the NI PXI-8108 User Manual, contains more details about
changing the installation or configuration from the defaults and using the
hardware.
Conventions
The following conventions appear in this manual:
»
The » symbol leads you through nested menu items and dialog box options
to a final action. The sequence File»Page Setup»Options directs you to
pull down the File menu, select the Page Setup item, and select Options
from the last dialog box.
This icon denotes a tip, which alerts you to advisory information.
This icon denotes a note, which alerts you to important information.
This icon denotes a caution, which advises you of precautions to take to
avoid injury, data loss, or a system crash.
bold
Bold text denotes items that you must select or click in the software, such
as menu items and dialog box options. Bold text also denotes parameter
names.
italic
Italic text denotes variables, emphasis, a cross-reference, or an introduction
to a key concept. Italic text also denotes text that is a placeholder for a word
or value that you must supply.
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monospace
Text in this font denotes text or characters that you should enter from the
keyboard, sections of code, programming examples, and syntax examples.
This font is also used for the proper names of disk drives, paths, directories,
programs, subprograms, subroutines, device names, functions, operations,
variables, filenames, and extensions.
monospace bold
Bold text in this font denotes the messages and responses that the computer
automatically prints to the screen. This font also emphasizes lines of code
that are different from the other examples.
Related Documentation
The following documents contain information you may find helpful as you
read this manual:
NI PXI-8108 User Manual
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PICMG 2.0 R3.0 CompactPCI Specification, PCI Industrial
Computers Manufacturers Group
•
IEEE Standard P1284.1-1997 (C/MM) Standard for Information
Technology for Transport Independent Printer/System Interface
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PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.3, PCI Special Interest Group
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PXI Hardware Specification, Revision 2.2, PXI Systems Alliance
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PXI Software Specification, Revision 2.1, PXI Systems Alliance
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Serialized IRQ Support for PCI Systems Specification, Revision 6.0,
Compaq Computer et al.
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ExpressCard Standard, Release 1.0, PCMCIA
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Specification, Revision 2.0
•
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Specification, Revision 1.0
•
IEEE Std 488.1-2003, IEEE Standard for Higher Performance
Protocol for the Standard Digital Interface for Programmable
Instrumentation
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Introduction
Benefits of PXI
The PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) industry standard, an open
specification governed by the PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), defines a
compact modular PC platform for test, measurement, and control systems.
Since PXI leverages the PCI bus, PXI users receive all the benefits of PCI
within an architecture that supports mechanical, electrical, and software
features tailored to industrial instrumentation, data acquisition, industrial
automation, and control applications.
Well-suited for industrial applications, PXI leverages from the
CompactPCI specification, which defines a rugged form factor for PCI
that offers superior mechanical integrity and easy installation and removal
of hardware components. PXI products offer higher and more carefully
defined levels of environmental performance required by the vibration,
shock, temperature, and humidity extremes of industrial environments.
PXI adds mandatory environmental testing and active cooling to the
CompactPCI mechanical specification to ease system integration and
ensure multivendor interoperability.
Additionally, PXI meets the more specific needs of instrumentation users
by adding an integrated trigger bus and reference clock for multiple-board
synchronization, a star trigger bus for very precise timing, and local buses
for side-band communication between adjacent peripherals.
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NI PXI-8108
Description
The NI PXI-8108 PXI/CompactPCI embedded computer is a
high-performance PXI/CompactPCI system controller. The NI PXI-8108
controller integrates standard I/O features in a single unit by using
state-of-the-art packaging. Combining an NI PXI-8108 embedded
controller with a PXI-compatible chassis, such as the NI PXI-1042, results
in a fully PC-compatible computer in a compact, rugged package.
The NI PXI-8108 has an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T9400 (2.53 GHz
dual core processor), all the standard I/O, and a 80 GB (or larger) hard
drive. It also has a PCI-based GPIB controller and an ExpressCard/34
expansion slot.
The standard I/O on each module includes DVI-I (Digital Video Interface
Integrated Analog/Digital) video, one RS-232 serial port, a parallel port,
four Hi-Speed USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a reset button, and a PXI
trigger.
Functional Overview
This section contains functional descriptions of each major logic block on
the NI PXI-8108 embedded computer.
NI PXI-8108 Functional Description
The NI PXI-8108 is a modular PC in a PXI 3U-size form factor. Figure 1-1
is a functional block diagram of the NI PXI-8108. Following the diagram
is a description of each logic block shown.
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Socket 479
CPU
SO-DIMM
DDR2 SDRAM
PC2-6400
Single CH
Chipset
Graphics
Memory
Controller
Hub
Gigabit
Ethernet
PCIe
PCIe-to-PCI
Bridge
PCI
GPIB
DVI-I
Connector
DMI
Flash ROM
Chipset
I/O
Controller
Hub
4 Hi-Speed
USB
Connectors
PXI
Connector
PCI Bus
PXI
Trigger
SATA
LPC Bus
ExpressCard/34
Slot
SMB to
PXI Trigger
LPT 1
Super I/O
COM 1
Watchdog
Timer
SMB
Figure 1-1. NI PXI-8108 Block Diagram
The NI PXI-8108 consists of the following logic blocks on the CPU
module and the I/O module. The CPU module has the following logic
blocks:
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Socket 479 CPU is the socket definition for the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
processor T9400.
•
The SO-DIMM block consists of one 64-bit DDR2 SDRAM socket
that can hold up to 4 GB.
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The Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset (Graphics and Memory
Controller Hub) connects to the CPU, DDR2 SDRAM, DVI-I video,
and GPIB.
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The SMB to PXI Trigger provides a routable connection of the
PXI triggers to/from the SMB on the front panel.
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The Watchdog Timer block consists of a watchdog timer that can reset
the controller or generate a trigger.
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The Chipset ICH9M (I/O Controller Hub) connects to the PCI, USB,
SATA, LPC buses, and Ethernet.
•
The USB Connectors are connected to the ICH9M chipset.
•
The PXI Connector connects the NI PXI-8108 to the PXI/CompactPCI
backplane.
•
The Super I/O block represents the other peripherals supplied by the
NI PXI-8108. The NI PXI-8108 has one serial port, and an ECP/EPP
parallel port.
•
The Gigabit Ethernet connects to either 10 Mbit, 100 Mbit, or
1,000 Mbit Ethernet interfaces.
•
The GPIB block contains the GPIB interface.
•
The ExpressCard/34 slot accommodates an ExpressCard/34 module.
•
The SATA block connects a Serial ATA hard drive to the ICH9M.
National Instruments Software
National Instruments has developed several software tools you can use with
the NI PXI-8108.
National Instruments’ hardware and software work together to help you
make the most of your PXI system. The LabVIEW, Measurement Studio,
and LabWindows™/CVI™ application development environments combine
with leading hardware drivers such as NI-DAQmx to provide exceptional
control of NI hardware. Instrument drivers are available at ni.com/idnet
to simplify communication with instruments over a variety of busses.
LabVIEW is a powerful and easy-to-use graphical programming
environment you can use to acquire data from thousands of different
instruments including USB, IEEE 488.2, VXI, serial, PLCs, and plug-in
boards. LabVIEW helps you convert acquired data into meaningful results
using powerful data analysis routines. Add-on tools provide additional
specialized functionality. For more information visit ni.com/labview
and ni.com/toolkits.
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If you prefer to use Microsoft’s Visual Basic, Visual C++, and
Visual Studio .NET for the core of your application, Measurement Studio
adds tools for Measurement and Automation to each language. For more
information visit ni.com/mstudio.
LabWindows/CVI is an interactive ANSI C programming environment
designed for building virtual instrument applications. LabWindows/CVI
delivers a drag-and-drop editor for building user interfaces, a complete
ANSI C environment for building your test program logic, and a collection
of automated code generation tools, as well as utilities for building
automated test systems, monitoring applications, or laboratory
experiments. For more information visit ni.com/lwcvi.
NI-DAQmx provides an extensive library of functions that you can call
from your application development environment or interactive environment
such as NI Signal Express. These functions provide an intuitive API for
National Instruments’ multifunction DAQ products. Features available
include analog input (A/D conversion), buffered data acquisition
(high-speed A/D conversion), analog output (D/A conversion), waveform
generation, digital I/O, counter/timer operations, SCXI signal conditioning,
RTSI or PXI synchronization, self-calibration, messaging, and acquiring
data to extended memory. For more information visit ni.com/daq.
National Instruments’ Modular Instruments use specialized drivers suited
to each product’s specialization. Express VIs provide customized,
interactive programming of instruments in a single interface and soft front
panels provide an interface for testing the functionality of each instrument
with no programming required. NI Switches, DMMs, High-Speed DIO,
High-Speed Digitizers, and Sources each have customized drivers for
high-end modular instrumentation systems. RF applications leverage
two drivers, NI-RFSG and NI-RFSA and Dynamic Signal Acquisition
is available through NI-DAQmx. For more information visit ni.com/
modularinstruments.
You can expand the timing and triggering functionality of your PXI system
with PXI Timing and Synchronization products. These products provide
precision clock sources, custom routing of triggers for multi-chassis
synchronization, clock sharing, and more and are programmed with
NI-Sync. For more information visit ni.com/pxi.
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NI-VISA is the National Instruments implementation of the VISA
specification. VISA is a uniform API for communicating and controlling
USB, Serial, GPIB, PXI, VXI, and various other types of instruments.
This API aids in the creation of portable applications and instrument
drivers. For information on writing your own PXI instrument driver
with NI-VISA, refer to the NI-VISA Getting Started Manual and the
readme.txt file in the NI-VISA directory. For more information visit
ni.com/visa.
With LabVIEW for Linux and support for over two hundred devices on
Linux with the NI-DAQmx driver, you can now create Virtual Instruments
based on the Linux OS. Instrument control in Linux has been improved by
the NI-VISA driver for Linux and NI Modular Instruments are partially
supported. For more information visit ni.com/linux.
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This chapter contains information about installing and configuring your
NI PXI-8108 controller.
Installing the NI PXI-8108
This section contains general installation instructions for the NI PXI-8108.
Consult your PXI chassis user manual for specific instructions and
warnings.
1.
Plug in your chassis before installing the NI PXI-8108. The power
cord grounds the chassis and protects it from electrical damage while
you install the module. (Make sure the power switch is turned off.)
To protect both yourself and the chassis from electrical hazards, leave the chassis
powered off until you finish installing the NI PXI-8108 module.
Caution
2.
Remove any filler panels blocking access to the system controller slot
(slot 1) in the chassis.
3.
Touch the metal part of the case to discharge any static electricity that
might be on your clothes or body.
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4.
Remove the protective plastic covers from the four bracket-retaining
screws as shown in Figure 2-1.
1
1
Protective Screw Cap (4X)
Figure 2-1. Removing Protective Screw Caps
5.
Make sure the injector/ejector handle is in its downward position.
Align the NI PXI-8108 with the card guides on the top and bottom
of the system controller slot.
Caution Do not raise the injector/ejector handle as you insert the NI PXI-8108.
The module will not insert properly unless the handle is in its downward position
so that it does not interfere with the injector rail on the chassis.
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6.
Hold the handle as you slowly slide the module into the chassis until
the handle catches on the injector/ejector rail.
7.
Raise the injector/ejector handle until the module firmly seats
into the backplane receptacle connectors. The front panel of the
NI PXI-8108 should be even with the front panel of the chassis.
8.
Tighten the four bracket-retaining screws on the top and bottom of the
front panel to secure the NI PXI-8108 to the chassis.
9.
Check the installation.
10. Connect the keyboard and mouse to the appropriate connectors. If you
are using a PS/2 keyboard and a PS/2 mouse, a Y-splitter adapter is
available to connect both to a single USB connector. Refer to
Figure 4-1, Y-Splitter Cable.
11. Connect the DVI monitor video cable to the DVI connector. If you are
using a VGA monitor, use the DVI-to-VGA adapter included with
your kit.
12. Connect devices to ports as required by your system configuration.
13. Power on the display device.
14. Power on the chassis.
15. Verify that the controller boots. If the controller does not boot, refer
to the What if the NI PXI-8108 does not boot? section of Chapter 5,
Troubleshooting.
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Figure 2-2 shows an NI PXI-8108 installed in the system controller slot of
a National Instruments PXI-1042 chassis. You can place PXI devices in any
other slots.
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2
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2
3
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PXI-1042 Chassis
2
NI PXI-8108 Controller
3
Injector/Ejector Rail
Figure 2-2. NI PXI-8108 Controller Installed in a PXI Chassis
How to Remove the Controller from the PXI Chassis
The NI PXI-8108 controller is designed for easy handling. To remove the
unit from the PXI chassis, complete the following steps:
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1.
Power off the chassis.
2.
Remove any cables that may be attached to the controller front panel.
3.
Unscrew the bracket-retaining screws in the front panel. Refer to
Figure 2-1 for the location of these screws.
4.
Press the injector/ejector handle down.
5.
Slide the unit out of the chassis.
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BIOS Setup
You can change the NI PXI-8108 configuration settings in the BIOS setup
program. The BIOS is the low-level interface between the hardware and
operating system software that configures and tests your hardware when
you boot the system. The BIOS setup program includes menus for
configuring settings and enabling NI PXI-8108 controller features.
Most users do not need to use the BIOS setup program, as the NI PXI-8108
controller ships with default settings that work well for most
configurations.
Caution Changing BIOS settings may lead to incorrect controller behavior and possibly
an unbootable controller. If this happens, follow the instructions for restoring default
settings in the System CMOS section. In general, do not change a setting unless you are
absolutely certain what it does.
Accessing BIOS Setup Utility
Complete the following steps to start the BIOS setup program.
1.
Power on or reboot your NI PXI-8108 controller.
2.
When the message <DEL> = BIOS Setup Menu appears, press the
<Del> key. The setup program loads after a short delay.
The Main menu is displayed when you first enter the BIOS setup
program.
Use the following keys to navigate through the BIOS setup program:
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Left Arrow, Right Arrow—Use these keys to move between the
different setup menus. If you are in a submenu, these keys have no
effect, and you must press <Esc> to leave the submenu first. (To use
the arrows on the numeric keypad, you must turn off Num Lock.)
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Up Arrow, Down Arrow—Use these keys to move between the
options within a setup menu. (To use the arrows on the numeric
keypad, you must turn off Num Lock.)
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<Enter>—Use this key either to enter a submenu or display all
available settings for a highlighted configuration option.
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<Esc>—Use this key to return to the parent menu of a submenu.
At the top-level menus, this key serves as a shortcut to the Exit menu.
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<+> and <–>—Use these keys to cycle between all available settings
for a selected configuration option.
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<Tab>—Use this key to select time and date fields.
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<F9>—Use this key to load the optimal default values for BIOS
configuration settings. The optimal default values are the same as the
shipping configuration default values.
Main Setup Menu
The most commonly accessed and modified BIOS settings are in the Main
setup menu. The Main setup menu reports the following configuration
information:
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BIOS Version and Build Date—These values indicate the version of
the PXI-8108 controller BIOS and the date on which the BIOS was
built.
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Processor Type, Speed, and Number of Cores—These values
indicate the type of processor used in the PXI-8108 controller, the
speed of the processor, and the number of processor cores.
•
System Memory—This value indicates the size of system RAM
detected by the BIOS.
The Main setup menu also includes the following settings:
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System Time—This setting controls the time of day, which is stored
in a battery-backed real-time clock. Most operating systems also
include a way to change this setting. Use <+> and <–> in conjunction
with <Enter> and <Tab> to change these values.
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System Date—This setting controls the date, which is stored in a
battery-backed real-time clock. Most operating systems also include a
way to change this setting. Use <+> and <–> in conjunction with
<Enter> and <Tab> to change these values.
Advanced Setup Menu
This menu contains BIOS settings that normally do not require
modification. If you have specific problems such as unbootable disks
or resource conflicts, you may need to examine these settings.
Caution Changing settings in this menu may result in an unstable or unbootable controller.
If this happens, follow the procedures outlined in the System CMOS section to restore
BIOS settings to their factory defaults.
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The Advanced setup menu includes the following settings and submenus:
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SATA Configuration—Use this setting to access the SATA
Configuration submenu. Refer to the SATA Configuration Submenu
section for more information.
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CPU Configuration—Use this setting to access the CPU
Configuration submenu. Refer to the CPU Configuration Submenu
section for more information.
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Video Configuration—Use this setting to access the Video
Configuration submenu. Refer to the Video Configuration Submenu
section for more information.
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ExpressCard Configuration—Use this setting to access the
ExpressCard Configuration submenu. Refer to the ExpressCard
Configuration Submenu section for more information.
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USB Configuration—Use this setting to access the USB
Configuration submenu. Refer to the USB Configuration Submenu
section for more information.
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Serial/Parallel Port Configuration—Use this setting to access
the Serial/Parallel Port Configuration submenu. Refer to the
Serial/Parallel Port Configuration Submenu section for more
information.
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Trigger Router Configuration—Use this setting to access the
Trigger Router Configuration submenu. Refer to the Trigger Router
Configuration Submenu section for more information.
SATA Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to apply alternate settings to the hard disk drive (HDD)
interfaces. Normally, you do not need to modify these settings, as the
factory default settings provide the most compatible and optimal
configuration possible.
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SATA Controller—This setting specifies whether or not the onboard
SATA controller is enabled or disabled. The default value is Enabled.
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SATA Mode Selection—This setting determines whether AHCI
mode is enabled or disabled for the SATA port. Some operating
systems, such as Windows 2000, do not support AHCI mode. You
can use this setting to disable AHCI mode so that non-compatible
OSes function correctly. The default value is AHCI.
Serial ATA Port 0—This item displays the onboard SATA drive
detected in the system.
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CPU Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to apply alternate settings to the CPU. Normally, you do
not need to modify these settings, as the factory default settings provide the
most compatible and optimal configuration possible.
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Core Multi-Processing Controller—This setting specifies whether
or not the second core of the processor is enabled or disabled. The
default value is Enabled.
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CPU Virtualization—This setting determines whether the Intel VT-x
virtualization support is enabled or disabled. A virtual machine
monitor (VMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities
provided by the VT-x processor extensions. The default value is
Enabled.
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Processor Type, Speed, and Number of Cores—These values
indicate the type of processor used in the NI PXI-8108 controller,
the speed of the processor, and the number of processor cores.
Video Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to apply alternate settings to the video configuration.
Normally, you do not need to modify these settings, as the factory default
settings provide the most compatible and optimal configuration possible.
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Primary Display—This setting specifies which video adapter the
BIOS should use as the primary adapter if more than one is present.
To use an external video adapter as the primary graphics adapter,
choose Add-in PCI Video. The default value is Onboard Video.
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Total Graphics Memory—This setting specifies the amount of
system memory to allocate as graphics memory for use by the onboard
video device. The default value is 256 MB.
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DDC Routing—This setting determines how the monitor DDC is
routed. Use this setting to select whether or not the DDC is routed for
an analog monitor or a DVI monitor. In order to use a DVI monitor, this
setting must be set to DVI. An analog monitor, however, will function
with this option set to either Analog or DVI. The DDC communication
path is only enabled when set to Analog for an analog monitor, so
certain advanced features of your analog monitor may only be enabled
when routing DDC to Analog. The default setting is DVI.
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ExpressCard Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to apply alternate settings to the ExpressCard
configuration. These settings determine how much memory space,
I/O space, and PCI bus numbers will be pre-allocated for the
ExpressCard port, allowing non-PCI Express-aware operating systems to
support hot-plugging ExpressCard devices. Normally, you do not need to
modify these settings, as the factory default settings provide the most
compatible and optimal configuration possible.
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Reserved Buses—This setting determines the number of PCI buses
that will be reserved by the BIOS for ExpressCard PCI-PCI bridges
that may be hot-plugged in the ExpressCard slot. The default value for
this setting is 8 PCI buses.
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Reserved Memory—This setting determines the amount of memory
space, in bytes, that will be reserved by the BIOS for PCI-PCI bridges
that may be hot-plugged in the ExpressCard slot. The default value for
this setting is 32M bytes of memory.
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Reserved I/O—This setting determines the amount of I/O space, in
bytes, that will be reserved by the BIOS for PCI-PCI bridges that may
be hot-plugged in the ExpressCard slot. The default value for this
setting is 4K bytes of I/O space.
USB Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to apply alternate configurations to the USB ports.
Normally, you do not need to modify these settings, as the factory default
settings provide the most compatible and optimal configuration possible.
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USB Devices—This item lists the total number of devices detected in
the system, categorized by device type.
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Legacy USB Support—This setting specifies whether or not legacy
USB support is enabled. Legacy USB support refers to the ability to
use a USB keyboard and mouse during system boot or in a legacy
operating system such as DOS. The default value is Enabled.
Note Certain real-time applications may require you to disable this setting to reduce loop
time jitter. When the controller is configured to boot LabVIEW RT, legacy USB support is
automatically disabled.
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Device Reset Delay—This setting specifies the number of seconds the
Power-On Self Test will wait for a USB mass storage device to start.
The default is 20 seconds.
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In addition, the following option is available for each detected device if a
USB mass storage device is present:
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Emulation Type—This setting specifies how the BIOS will present
the USB mass storage device to the system. This option can be used to
present a USB mass storage device as a floppy, Zip, hard disk, or
CD-ROM drive. The default is Auto, which allows the BIOS to treat
small USB flash disk drives as floppy drives and larger USB flash disk
drives as hard disk drives.
Serial/Parallel Port Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to apply alternate configurations to the serial and
parallel ports. Normally, you do not need to modify these settings, as the
factory default settings provide the most compatible and optimal
configuration possible.
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Serial Port 0 Configuration—Use this setting to access the Serial
Port 0 Configuration submenu. Refer to the Serial Port 0
Configuration Submenu section for more information.
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Parallel Port Configuration—Use this setting to access the Parallel
Port Configuration submenu. Refer to the Parallel Port
Configuration Submenu section for more information.
Serial Port 0 Configuration Submenu
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Serial Port—This setting enables or disables the onboard serial port.
The default value is Enabled.
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Device Settings—This item displays the current base address and
interrupt request level (IRQ) information for the onboard serial port.
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Change Settings—This setting changes the base address and interrupt
request level (IRQ) information for the onboard serial port. The default
value is Auto.
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Parallel Port—This setting enables or disables the onboard parallel
port. The default value is Enabled.
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Device Settings—This item displays the current base address and
interrupt request level (IRQ) information for the onboard parallel port.
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Device Mode—This settings enables alternate modes of operation for
the parallel port. Usually the default setting works for all applications.
The default is STD Printer Mode.
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Change Settings—This setting changes the base address and interrupt
request level (IRQ) information for the onboard parallel port. The
default value is Auto. Note that the options available vary based upon
the Device Mode selected for the parallel port.
Trigger Router Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to program the front panel trigger router configuration.
Normally, you do not need to modify these settings, as the factory default
settings provide the most compatible and optimal configuration possible.
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Route Front Panel Trigger—This setting specifies how the front
panel SMB trigger should be routed. The front panel trigger can be
routed to System Reset, allowing an external trigger to reset the
system. The default value is Disabled.
LabVIEW RT Options Setup Menu
Use this menu to configure boot options for LabVIEW RT if it is installed
on the controller. If you are not using LabVIEW RT, you should leave these
settings at default.
Note The settings below override the behavior of the switches on SW1. Refer to the
LabVIEW RT Configuration Switches section for more information. To use the settings
from the switches, select Use Switch Setting for each option.
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Boot Configuration—This setting selects whether the controller
should boot LabVIEW RT, LabVIEW RT Safe Mode, or an installed
OS such as Windows XP. The default is Use Switch Setting.
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Reset IP Address—If the controller is deployed to a different subnet
from which it was originally configured, or if the current IP address is
invalid, use this switch to reset the IP address and other TCP/IP
settings to their factory defaults during LabVIEW RT startup. The
default is Use Switch Setting.
By default, the target will automatically attempt to connect to the network using
DHCP. If the target is unable to initiate a DHCP connection, the target connects to the
network with a link-local IP address or 169.254.x.x.
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Disable Startup VI—If the controller becomes inaccessible because
of a startup VI, this switch can prevent VIs from automatically running
at startup. The default is Use Switch Setting.
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Boot Setup Menu
Use this menu to configure settings related to the boot process and boot
device priority.
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Boot Settings Configuration—Use this setting to access the Boot
Settings Configuration submenu. Refer to the Boot Settings
Configuration Submenu section for more information.
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SCSI Drive Boot—This setting specifies whether or not boot support
is enabled for legacy mass storage devices, such as SCSI drives. When
enabled, legacy mass storage controllers with boot support will be
displayed in the Boot Option Priorities menu. The default value is
Enabled.
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PXE Network Boot—This setting specifies whether or not the PXE
network boot agent is enabled. When enabled, the Intel Boot Agent
will be displayed in the Boot Option Priorities menu, allowing you to
boot from a PXE server on the local subnet. Note that the Intel Boot
Agent device is named IBA GE Slot 00c9 v1310 in the Boot Option
Priorities menu. The system must be restarted for this setting to take
effect. The default value is Disabled.
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Boot Option Priorities—These settings specify the order in which the
BIOS checks for bootable devices, including the local hard disk drive,
removable devices such as USB flash disk drives or USB CD-ROM
drives, or the PXE network boot agent. The BIOS will first attempt to
boot from the device associated with 1st Boot Device, followed by
2nd Boot Device, and 3rd Boot Device. If multiple boot devices are
not present, the BIOS setup utility will not display all of these
configuration options. To select a boot device, press <Enter> on the
desired configuration option and select a boot device from the resulting
menu. You can also disable certain boot devices by selecting Disabled.
Only one device of a given type will be shown in this list. If more than one device
of the same type exists, use the Device BBS Priorities submenus to re-order the priority of
devices of the same type.
Note
The following submenus will be displayed if one or more bootable devices
of the corresponding type is present:
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Drive BBS Priorities submenu to re-order or disable bootable hard
drive devices. Refer to the Hard Drive BBS Priorities Submenu section
for more information.
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CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities—Use this setting to access the
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities submenu to re-order or disable
bootable CD/DVD ROM drive devices. Refer to the CD/DVD ROM
Drive BBS Priorities Submenu section for more information.
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Floppy Drive BBS Priorities—Use this setting to access the Floppy
Drive BBS Priorities submenu to re-order or disable bootable floppy
drive devices. Refer to the Floppy Drive BBS Priorities Submenu
section for more information.
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Network Device BBS Priorities—Use this setting to access the
Network Device BBS Priorities submenu to re-order or disable
bootable network devices. Refer to the Network Device BBS Priorities
Submenu section for more information.
Boot Settings Configuration Submenu
Use this submenu to apply alternate configurations to boot settings.
Normally, you do not need to modify these settings, as the factory default
settings provide the most compatible and optimal configuration.
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Quiet Boot—This setting enables or disables the splash screen during
the boot process. The default value is Enabled.
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Setup Prompt Timeout—This setting specifies the number of
seconds the system will wait for a BIOS Setup menu keypress
(the <Del> key). The default value is 1 second.
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Bootup NumLock State—This setting specifies the power-on state of
the keyboard NumLock setting. The default value is On.
Hard Drive BBS Priorities Submenu
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Boot Option #1, Boot Option #2, Boot Option #3—These settings
specify the boot priority of hard drive devices. The highest priority
device is displayed on the main Boot Option Priorities list.
Optionally, each device can also be Disabled if the device should never
be used as a boot device.
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Boot Option #1, Boot Option #2, Boot Option #3—These settings
specify the boot priority of CD/DVD ROM drive devices. The highest
priority device is displayed on the main Boot Option Priorities list.
Optionally, each device can also be Disabled if the device should never
be used as a boot device.
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Floppy Drive BBS Priorities Submenu
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Boot Option #1, Boot Option #2, Boot Option #3—These settings
specify the boot priority of floppy drive devices. The highest priority
device is displayed on the main Boot Option Priorities list.
Optionally, each device can also be Disabled if the device should never
be used as a boot device.
Network Device BBS Priorities Submenu
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Boot Option #1, Boot Option #2, Boot Option #3—These settings
specify the boot priority of network devices. The highest priority
device is displayed on the main Boot Option Priorities list.
Optionally, each device can also be Disabled if the device should never
be used as a boot device.
Security Menu
Use this menu to enable BIOS security options.
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Setup Administrator Password—This setting specifies a password
that must be entered to access the BIOS Setup Utility. If only the
Administrator’s password is set, then this only limits access to the
BIOS setup program and is only asked for when entering the BIOS
setup program. By default, no password is specified.
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User Password—This setting specifies a password that must be
entered to access the BIOS Setup Utility or to boot the system. If only
the User’s password is set, then this is a power on password and must
be entered to boot or enter the BIOS setup program. In the BIOS setup
program, the User will have Administrator rights. By default, no
password is specified.
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Save & Exit Menu
The Save & Exit setup menu includes all available options for exiting,
saving, and loading the BIOS default configuration. As an alternative to
this screen, press <F9> to load optimal BIOS default settings and <F10> to
save changes and exit setup.
The Exit setup menu includes the following settings:
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Save Changes and Reset—Any changes made to BIOS settings are
stored in NVRAM. The setup program then exits and reboots the
controller. The <F10> key can also be used to select this option.
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Discard Changes and Reset—Any changes made to BIOS settings
during this session of the BIOS setup program are discarded. The setup
program then exits and reboots the controller. The <Esc> key can also
be used to select this option.
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Save Changes—Changes made to BIOS settings during this session
are committed to NVRAM. The setup program remains active,
allowing further changes.
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Discard Changes—Any changes made to BIOS settings during this
session of the BIOS setup program are discarded. The BIOS setup
continues to be active.
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Restore Factory Defaults—This option restores all BIOS settings to
the factory default. This option is useful if the controller exhibits
unpredictable behavior due to an incorrect or inappropriate BIOS
setting. Notice that any nondefault settings such as boot order,
passwords, and so on, are also restored to their factory defaults.
The <F9> key can also be used to select this option.
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Save As User Defaults—This option saves a copy of the current BIOS
settings as the User Defaults. This option is useful for preserving
custom BIOS setup configurations.
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Restore User Defaults—This option restores all BIOS settings to the
user defaults. This option is useful for restoring previously preserved
custom BIOS setup configurations.
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Boot Override—This option lists all possible bootable devices and
allows the user to override the Boot Option Priorities list for the
current boot. If no changes have been made to the BIOS setup options,
the system will continue booting to the selected device without
first rebooting. If BIOS setup options have been changed and saved,
a reboot will be required and the boot override selection will not be
valid.
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System CMOS
The NI PXI-8108 contains a backed-up memory used to store BIOS
configuration information.
Complete the following steps to clear the CMOS contents:
1.
Power off the chassis.
2.
Remove the controller from the chassis.
3.
Press and hold down push-button switch SW2 for 2 to 3 seconds.
The switch location is shown in Figure 2-3.
4.
Reinstall the controller in the chassis.
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LabVIEW RT Installation
This section explains software installation and switch configuration for
LabVIEW RT on your PXI controller.
LabVIEW RT Software Installation
The following section describes the necessary steps to get your PXI
embedded controller setup to run LabVIEW Real-Time. In this section you
will configure the boot mode of the controller, verify or change IP settings,
and install LabVIEW Real-Time software.
Complete the following steps to install the LabVIEW RT software.
1.
Boot the NI PXI embedded controller into the real-time operating
system. Refer to the LabVIEW RT Configuration Switches section or
the LabVIEW RT Options Setup Menu section in this manual to
configure the controller for booting into LabVIEW RT.
The PXI controller will automatically boot into LabVIEW RT Safe
Mode when no software is installed. LabVIEW RT Safe Mode loads
with the basic real-time operating system and will automatically
attempt to connect to the network using DHCP. If DHCP is not
available, it will then connect to the network with a link-local
IP address.
You can connect a monitor to the desktop PC to display startup messages such as the
IP address and MAC address.
Tip
2.
Open Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) on another
computer in the same subnet and expand the Remote Systems
branch. MAX lists the PXI controller as the model name of the
controller followed by the MAC address (for example,
NI-PXI-8108 00802f108562).
3.
Click on the appropriate PXI controller entry to access the Network
Settings tab in the right pane view.
4.
(Optional) Enter a name for the RT target in the Name text box.
5.
Set the network configuration options of the RT target in the
IP Settings section and click the Apply button.
For information about configuring network settings, refer to the
Configuring Network Settings book, accessible by browsing to
MAX Remote Systems Help»LabVIEW Real-Time Target
Configuration»Configuring Network Settings from the Contents
tab of MAX Help.
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When any IP or identification settings are changed, you will be prompted to reboot
the controller for the changes to take effect. Click Yes to automatically reboot the RT
target. You may also reboot the controller by right-clicking on the target name under
Remote Systems and selecting Reboot.
Note
After rebooting the PXI controller it will appear in the Remote Systems
category with the assigned name.
Figure 2-4 shows the RT Series PXI target, PXI-8106, configured to
automatically obtain an IP address from a DHCP server, as indicated in the
IP Settings section of the figure.
Figure 2-4. Configuring RT Target Network Settings
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Expand the PXI controller view in the Remote Systems branch and
select Software.
7.
Click the Add/Remove Software button in the toolbar to launch the
LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard.
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Install the LabVIEW Real-Time software and device drivers that you
require on the RT target. Refer to the NI Web site at ni.com/info and
enter the info code etspc for the latest information about supported
software.
After installation of the software the controller will automatically reboot
and you will now be able to program it using LabVIEW Real-Time.
Refer to the RT Getting Started Guide available on your host computer for more
information about setting up your RT target.
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LabVIEW RT Configuration Switches
Use the LabVIEW RT configuration switches to configure LabVIEW RT
if it is installed on the controller. If you are not using LabVIEW RT, these
switches should remain in the OFF position. The controller reads these
switches only after a system reset.
Note
You must reboot the controller for any changes to take place.
The NI PXI-8108 controller includes the following LabVIEW RT
configuration switches:
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Switch 1—Boot LabVIEW RT: Set this switch to ON to boot
LabVIEW RT.
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Switch 2—Boot Safe Mode: Set this switch to ON to boot LabVIEW
RT into safe mode to reconfigure TCP/IP settings and to download or
update software from a host computer. This switch overrides the
behavior of Switch 1. Booting the controller into safe mode does not
start the embedded LabVIEW RT engine. After changing the settings
or software, reboot the controller with this switch OFF to resume
normal operation.
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Switch 3—Disable Startup VI: Set this switch to ON to prevent VIs
from automatically running at startup if the controller becomes
inaccessible because of a startup VI.
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Switch 4—Reset IP Address: Set this switch to ON to reset the
IP address and other TCP/IP settings to their factory defaults. Use this
switch if moving the controller to a different subnet or if the current
TCP/IP settings are valid.
By default, the target will automatically attempt to connect to the network using
DHCP. If the target is unable to initiate a DHCP connection, the target connects to the
network with a link-local IP address or 169.254.x.x.
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Figure 2-5 shows the location of the LabVIEW RT configuration switches.
The switches are shown in the OFF position.
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Switch 1—Boot LabVIEW RT
Switch 2—Boot Safe Mode
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Switch 3—Disable Startup VI
Switch 4—Reset IP Address
Figure 2-5. LabVIEW RT Configuration Switches
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Drivers and Software
Files and Directories Installed on Your Hard Drive
Your hard drive includes a directory called images in its root that
contains software and soft copies of manuals for the installed devices. The
directory structure under the images directory is logically organized into
several levels.
In the images directory, you will find a manuals directory,
an os directory, and a drivers directory.
The manuals directory contains quick reference guides, technical
reference manuals, and National Instruments software manuals, all in
Adobe Acrobat format. To access any manual, change your directory to
c:\images\manuals and list the contents of that directory. You will see
several files, one corresponding to each device.
The os directory contains a subdirectory corresponding to the operating
system installed on your controller.
The rest of the directories correspond to each device in your controller.
Within each of these directories are the drivers for the devices. These files
and directories are copied exactly from the manufacturer distribution disks,
so the naming conventions vary from device to device.
PXI Features
PXI Trigger Connectivity
The SMB connector on the NI PXI-8108 front panel can connect to or from
any PXI backplane trigger line. A trigger allocation process is needed to
prevent two resources from connecting to the same trigger line, resulting in
the trigger being double-driven and possibly damaging the hardware. At
the time of this manual’s publication, this software is not yet available for
Windows. Contact National Instruments for more information.
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Chassis Configuration
Configuration of the PXI system is handled through Measurement &
Automation Explorer (MAX), included with the software pre-installed
on your controller. MAX creates the pxisys.ini file, which defines
the layout and parameters of your PXI system.
The configuration steps for single or multiple-chassis systems are the same.
An example of a multichassis configuration is shown in Figure 2-6.
Figure 2-6. Multichassis Configuration in MAX
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Basic PXI System Configuration
1.
Launch MAX.
2.
In the Configuration tree, click the Devices and Interfaces branch to
expand it.
3.
If the PXI system controller has not yet been configured, it is labeled
PXI System (Unidentified). Right-click this entry to display the
pop-up menu, then select the appropriate controller model from the
Identify As submenu.
4.
Click the PXI System controller. The chassis (or multiple chassis, in a
multichassis configuration) is listed below it. Identify each chassis by
right-clicking its entry, then selecting the appropriate chassis model
through the Identify As submenu. Further expanding the PXI System
branch shows all devices in the system that can be recognized by
NI-VISA. When your controller and all your chassis are identified,
a pxisys.ini file is generated.
Device drivers and other utility software read the pxisys.ini file to
obtain system information. For detailed information about initialization
files, refer to the PXI specification at www.pxisa.org.
Upgrading RAM
You can change the amount of installed RAM on the NI PXI-8108 by
upgrading the SO-DIMM.
National Instruments offers the following types of SO-DIMMs for use with
the NI PXI-8108 controller.
•
PC2-6400 1 GB, 128 MB × 64, 1.18 in. max
•
PC2-6400 2 GB, 256 MB × 64, 1.18 in. max
Note National Instruments has tested and verified that the DDR2 SO-DIMMs we sell
work with the NI PXI-8108. We recommend you purchase your DDR2 SO-DIMM
modules from National Instruments. Other off-the-shelf DDR2 SO-DIMM modules
are not guaranteed to work properly.
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1
2
1
DDR2 SO-DIMM Module
2
DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket
Figure 2-7. Installing a DDR2 SO-DIMM in an NI PXI-8108 Controller
Hard Drive Recovery
The NI PXI-8108 controller ships with an OS Recovery CD that allows you
to reinstall your operating system onto your hard drive through an external
CD-ROM such as a USB CD-ROM drive. Boot the PXI controller using the
OS re-installation CD to recover the OS. You also may need to reinstall
other software after using the CD to recover the OS. For more information
on these tools refer to KnowledgeBase 2ZKC02OK at ni.com/support.
Recovering the OS erases the contents of your hard disk. Back up any files you want
to keep.
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Installing an OS
NI PXI-8108 controllers include a pre-installed OS. In some cases, you
may want to install a different OS. When doing so, consider the following
guidelines.
Installing from a CD-ROM
The NI PXI-8108 supports the installation of Windows 7, XP, and Vista
from a USB CD-ROM.
As an alternative to a USB CD-ROM drive, you can use an external SCSI
CD-ROM with a PXI-SCSI adapter.
For additional assistance with installing or changing an operating system, refer to
KnowledgeBase 2ZKC02OK: Hard Drive Recovery and OS Installation for PXI and VXI
Controllers at ni.com/support.
Note
ExpressCard
This section provides information on the installation and removal of
ExpressCard modules.
Installing an ExpressCard
You can install an ExpressCard module while the NI PXI-8108 is running.
The NI PXI-8108 will automatically detect the card. ExpressCards are
generally marked with a symbol or a label to indicate which end to insert
into the slot. The cards are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion.
To install an ExpressCard, complete the following steps.
1.
Hold the card so the top side is facing left.
2.
Insert the card until it is completely seated in its connector. The
connector has an automatic eject mechanism. If you insert the card and
it is ejected, simply re-insert the card until it is seated.
If you encounter too much resistance, do not force the card. Check the card
orientation and try again.
The PXI-8108 will automatically recognize the ExpressCard and load the
appropriate driver(s). Third-party cards may require that you install
additional drivers. Contact your ExpressCard vendor for more information.
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Removing an ExpressCard
To remove the ExpressCard module push in the module and then release to
eject the card. Slide the card out of the slot.
Caution To avoid data loss and other potential issues, stop communication with your
ExpressCard device before removing it from the PXI-8108. In Windows, use the Safely
Remove Hardware tool to safely stop the ExpressCard.
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I/O Information
Front Panel Connectors
Table 3-1 lists various I/O interfaces and their corresponding NI PXI-8108
external connectors, bus interfaces, and functions.
Table 3-1. NI PXI-8108 I/O Overview
I/O Interface
External Connector
Description
Video
DVI-I
(24-pin DSUB)
Intel Extreme Graphics
controller
Serial
COM1
(9-pin DSUB)
16550 RS-232 serial port
Ethernet
LAN
(RJ45)
10/100/1000 Ethernet
connection
Parallel
Parallel Port
(36-pin champ)
IEEE 1284
USB (four ports)
USB 4-pin Series A
stacked receptacle
Hi-Speed USB
PXI trigger
Trigger
(SMB)
Routing PXI triggers to or
from the backplane trigger bus
GPIB Controller
GPIB
(25-pin Micro D)
General-Purpose Interface
Bus, IEEE 488.1
ExpressCard/34 module
ExpressCard/34 slot
ExpressCard/34 Expansion
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2.847 [72.31]
2.326 [59.09]
1.992 [50.59]
2.216 [56.28]
1.657 [42.09]
.342 [8.69]
1.322 [33.59]
Figure 3-1 shows the front panel layout and dimensions of the
NI PXI-8108. Dimensions are in inches [millimeters].
4.393 [111.58]
3.748 [95.2]
3.494 [88.76]
3.551 [90.2]
3.022 [76.76]
2.063 [52.4]
1.804 [45.82]
1.516 [38.51]
1.069 [27.15]
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2.847 [72.31]
2.295 [58.3]
.723 [18.37]
.000 [0]
.000 [0]
Figure 3-1. NI PXI-8108 Front Panel Layout and Dimensions
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DVI-I
Figure 3-2 shows the location and pinouts for the DVI-I connector on the
NI PXI-8108. Table 3-2 lists and describes the DVI-I connector signals.
C4
C5
C3
24
C2
C1
8
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Figure 3-2. DVI-I Connector Location and Pinout
Table 3-2. DVI-I Connector Signals
Pin
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Signal Name
1
TMDS Data2–
2
TMDS Data2+
3
TMDS Data2/4 Shield
4
Reserved
5
Reserved
6
DDC Clock [SCL]
7
DDC Data [SDA]
8
Analog vertical sync
9
TMDS Data1–
10
TMDS Data1+
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Pin
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Signal Name
11
TMDS Data1/3 Shield
12
Reserved
13
Reserved
14
+5 V Power
15
Ground (for +5 V)
16
Hot Plug Detect
17
TMDS Data0–
18
TMDSData0+
19
TMDS Data0/5 Shield
20
Reserved
21
Reserved
22
TMDS Clock Shield
23
TMDS Clock+
24
TMDS Clock–
C1
Analog Red
C2
Analog Green
C3
Analog Blue
C4
Analog Horizontal Sync
C5
Analog GND Return: (analog R, G, B)
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COM1
Figure 3-3 shows the location and pinouts for the COM1 connector on the
NI PXI-8108. Table 3-3 lists and describes the COM1 connector signal.
5
9
COM1
6
1
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Figure 3-3. COM1 Connector Location and Pinout
Table 3-3. COM1 Connector Signals
Pin
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Signal Name
Signal Description
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect
2
RXD
Receive Data
3
TXD
Transmit Data
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
5
GND
Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
RTS
Ready to Send
8
CTS
Clear to Send
9
RI
Ring Indicator
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Ethernet
Figure 3-4 shows the location and pinouts for the Ethernet connector on the
NI PXI-8108. Table 3-4 lists and describes the Ethernet connector signals.
1
Ethernet
8
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Figure 3-4. Ethernet Connector Location and Pinout
Table 3-4. Ethernet Connector Signals
Pin
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
1
TX+
TX_A+
2
TX–
TX_A–
3
RX+
RX_B+
4
NC
TX_C+
5
NC
TX_C–
6
RX–
RX_B–
7
NC
RX_D+
8
NC
RX_D–
The Ethernet controller can perform automatic crossover, thus eliminating the need
for crossover cables.
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Table 3-5. 10/100/1000 LAN Connector LED States
LED
Top
Bottom
Color
LED State
Condition
Off
LAN link is not established.
On (steady state)
LAN link is established.
On (brighter and pulsing)
The controller is communicating with
another computer on the LAN.
Unlit
Off
10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
Green
On
100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
Orange
On
1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
Green
Parallel Port
Figure 3-5 shows the location and pinouts for the IEEE 1284 (parallel)
connector on the NI PXI-8108. Table 3-6 lists and describes the IEEE 1284
connector signals.
Parallel port adapter cables are available from National Instruments,
part number 777169-01.
1
19
Parallel Port
18
36
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Figure 3-5. Parallel Port Connector Location and Pinout
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Table 3-6. Parallel Port Connector Signals
Default Configuration (LPT)
Pin
Signal Description
1
BUSY
Device Busy
2
SLCT
Select
3
ACK#
Acknowledge
4
FAULT#(ERROR#)
Fault
5
PAPEREND
Paper End
6
PD0
Data Bit 0
7
PD1
Data Bit 1
8
PD 2
Data Bit 2
9
PD3
Data Bit 3
10
PD4
Data Bit 4
11
PD5
Data Bit 5
12
PD6
Data Bit 6
13
PD7
Data Bit 7
14
INIT#
Initialize Printer
15
STROBE#
Strobe
16
SLCTIN#
Select Input
17
AUTOFD#
Auto Line Feed
18
+5V
+5 V
19–35
GND
Ground
NC
Not Connected
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Universal Serial Bus
Figure 3-6 shows the location and pinouts for the Universal Serial Bus
(USB) connectors on the NI PXI-8108. Table 3-7 lists and describes the
USB connector signals.
4
1
USB
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Figure 3-6. USB Connector Location and Pinout
Table 3-7. USB Connector Signals
Pin
Signal Name
Signal Description
1
VCC
Cable Power (+5 V)
2
D–
USB Data –
3
D+
USB Data +
4
GND
Ground
Install a noise-suppression ferrite (included in your shipping kit) onto the external
USB cable when using a USB mouse or keyboard to ensure that your device meets all EMC
standards applicable to your country. Install the ferrite across the body of the USB cable,
approximately 50–75 mm (2–3 in.) from the end of the cable. Refer to Figure 3-7 for an
illustration of this procedure.
Note
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Figure 3-7. Installing a Ferrite on the USB Cable
Trigger
The TRIG connector is the software-controlled trigger connection for
routing PXI triggers to or from the backplane trigger bus.
Figure 3-8 shows the TRIG connector location on the NI PXI-8108.
Table 3-8 lists and describes the trigger connector signals.
2
1
NI PXI-8108
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Figure 3-8. TRIG Connector Location and Pinout
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Table 3-8. TRIG Connector Signals
Pin
Signal Name
Signal Description
1
TRIG
Trigger
2 (Shield)
GND
Ground
GPIB (IEEE 488.2)
Figure 3-9 shows the location and pinouts for the GPIB connector on
the NI PXI-8108. Table 3-9 lists and describes the GPIB connector signals.
National Instruments provides a GPIB mating connector, part
number 183285-0R2.
1
14
GPIB
25
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Figure 3-9. GPIB Connector Location and Pinout
Table 3-9. GPIB Connector Signals
Pin
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Signal Name
Signal Description
1
DIO1#
Data Bit 1
2
DIO2#
Data Bit 2
3
DIO3#
Data Bit 3
4
DIO4#
Data Bit 4
5
EOI#
End or Identify
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Pin
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Signal Name
Signal Description
6
DAV#
Data Valid
7
NRFD#
Not Ready for Data
8
NDAC#
Not Data Accepted
9
IFC#
Interface Clear
10
SRQ#
Service Request
11
ATN#
Attention
12
SHIELD
Chassis ground
13
DIO5#
Data Bit 5
14
DIO6#
Data Bit 6
15
DIO7#
Data Bit 7
16
DIO8#
Data Bit 8
17
REN#
Remote Enable
18–25
GND
Logic Ground
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ExpressCard/34 Slot
The NI PXI-8108 controller is equipped with an ExpressCard/34 slot on the
front panel, which provides I/O expansion and options for removable
storage, Ethernet, and a variety of other I/O.
Figure 3-10 shows the location and pinouts for the ExpressCard/34 slot on
the NI PXI-8108. Table 3-10 lists and describes the ExpressCard connector
signals.
26
ExpressCard/34 Slot
1
NI PXI-8108
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Figure 3-10. ExpressCard/34 Slot Location and Pinout
Table 3-10. ExpressCard Connector Signals
Pin
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Signal Name
Signal Description
1
GND
Ground
2
USBD–
USB Data –
3
USBD+
USB Data +
4
CPUSB#
USB Presence
5
RESERVED
Reserved by spec for future use
6
RESERVED
Reserved by spec for future use
7
SMBCLK
SMBus Clock
8
SMBDATA
SMBus Data
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Table 3-10. ExpressCard Connector Signals (Continued)
Pin
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Signal Name
Signal Description
9
+1.5V
Power
10
+1.5V
Power
11
WAKE#
PE Wake
12
+3.3VAUX
Power
13
PERST#
PE Reset
14
+3.3V
Power
15
+3.3V
Power
16
CLKREQ#
Clock Request
17
CPPE#
PE Presence
18
REFCLK–
Reference Clock –
19
REFCLK+
Reference Clock +
20
GND
Ground
21
PERn
PE Data Receive –
22
PERp
PE Data Receive +
23
GND
Ground
24
PETn
PE Data Transmit –
25
PETp
PE Data Transmit +
26
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Ground
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Front Panel Features
The NI PXI-8108 controller has the following front-panel features:
•
A controller reset pushbutton (press the button to generate a reset to the
controller)
•
Two front panel LEDs that show PC status
–
–
The POWER OK LED indicates the power status of the
controller. The LED will indicate one of the following states:
•
ON steady—PXI and onboard power is on and within
regulation limits
•
Blinking—One of the PXI or onboard supplies is operating
outside of the normal limits, or is not functioning.
•
OFF—The power to the controller is off.
The DRIVE LED indicates when an access to the internal hard
disk is occurring.
Data Storage
The NI PXI-8108 has the following data storage features:
•
2.5 in. SATA notebook internal hard drive
•
USB storage support—USB CD-ROM, mass storage device, or floppy
drive
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Common Configuration
Questions
This chapter answers common configuration questions you may have when
using the NI PXI-8108 embedded controller.
General Questions
What do the LEDs on the NI PXI-8108 front panel mean?
Refer to the LED status descriptions in the Front Panel Features section of
Chapter 3, I/O Information.
How do I check the configuration of the memory, hard drive,
time/date, and so on?
You can view these parameters in the BIOS setup. To enter the BIOS setup,
reboot the NI PXI-8108 and press <Delete> during the memory tests. Refer
to the Accessing BIOS Setup Utility section of Chapter 2, Installation and
Configuration, for more information.
Can I use the internal hard drive and an external hard drive at the
same time?
Yes.
Boot Options
What devices can I boot from?
The NI PXI-8108 can boot from the following devices:
•
The internal hard drive
•
An external SCSI hard drive or CD-ROM if an SCSI adapter, such
as the PXI-8214, is used
•
A network PXE server on the same subnet
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An external USB mass storage device such as a USB hard drive or
CD-ROM
•
An external USB floppy drive
•
Most PCI-based boards that provide an Option ROM
There are some limitations when booting from a USB device. Windows XP
can be installed from a USB CD-ROM, but earlier versions of Windows cannot. The
NI PXI-8108 BIOS configures the USB devices so that they will work in a DOS
environment.
Note
How do I configure the controller to boot from these devices?
There are two methods.
•
Enter Setup and select the Boot menu. You will see a list of all
bootable devices, ordered by device type. You can set the boot order
using <+> and <–>. Set the order by device type and set the order for
the devices listed within the device type.
•
To boot from a different device without permanently changing the
boot order, press <F10> during POST. After the BIOS completes the
POST and just before the controller boots the OS, the Boot menu is
displayed. You can select the device type you want to boot from.
Cables and Connections
How do I plug both a PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard into the
controller?
The NI PXI-8108 has no PS/2 connector, and you need to use a USB
Y-splitter cable as shown in Figure 4-1, or a similar device, to connect both
a PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard. National Instruments part number
778713-01 is such a cable and is available through the online catalog
at ni.com/products.
Figure 4-1. Y-Splitter Cable
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What if I don’t have a Y-splitter cable? Can I still use a mouse and
keyboard?
If you do not have a Y-splitter cable, plug a USB keyboard into any
USB connector. You can also plug a USB mouse into any USB connector.
How do I connect a standard 25-pin LPT cable to the
NI PXI-8108?
The NI PXI-8108 uses a type C LPT connector. Most parallel port
devices use a type A connector. To use a device with a standard type A
LPT connector, you need to use a type C-to-type-A LPT adapter. Parallel
port adapter cables, National Instruments part number 777169-01, are
available through the online catalog at ni.com/products.
How do I connect a VGA monitor to the NI PXI-8108?
A VGA-to-DVI-I adapter (National Instruments part number 762559-01) is
included with your kit. You can use this adapter to connect a VGA monitor
to the DVI-I port.
Software Driver Installation
How do I install or reinstall the video driver?
Refer to KnowledgeBase 3H3COSD8 at ni.com/support.
How do I install or reinstall the Ethernet driver?
Refer to KnowledgeBase 3H3COSD8 at ni.com/support.
How do I install or reinstall the GPIB driver?
The NI-488.2 driver for your GPIB port is installed by default when your
controller is first shipped from the factory. To change the default installed
driver, complete the following steps:
1.
Download the latest GPIB driver from ni.com/downloads.
2.
Install the driver and verify that the driver has properly detected the
GPIB driver in the Device Manager. If you need more assistance, refer
to ni.com/support/install.
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How do I install software from a CD?
The compact size of the NI PXI-8108 does not allow for an integrated
CD-ROM drive. You have the following options:
•
USB CD-ROM—You can install from a USB CD-ROM using a
bootable installation CD.
•
SCSI CD-ROM—Other types of CD-ROM drives are available.
Check with the vendor to make sure Windows XP supports the drive.
•
Mapped network drive—You can use the Ethernet to connect to
another computer. If you share the CD-ROM drive on the other
computer, you can map the shared CD-ROM drive to a drive letter
on the NI PXI-8108.
Upgrade Information
How do I upgrade system memory?
You can change the amount of installed RAM on the NI PXI-8108 by
upgrading the DDR2 SO-DIMM.
To upgrade the RAM, remove the NI PXI-8108 from the PXI chassis.
National Instruments offers the following types of SO-DIMMs for use with
the NI PXI-8108 controller.
•
PC2-6400 1 GB, 128 MB × 64, 1.18 in. max
•
PC2-6400 2 GB, 256 MB × 64, 1.18 in. max
National Instruments has conducted thermal testing as well as mechanical shock and
vibration testing, and has verified that the DDR2 SO-DIMMs we sell work with the
NI PXI-8108. We recommend you purchase your DDR2 SO-DIMM modules from
National Instruments. Other off-the-shelf DDR2 SO-DIMM modules are not guaranteed to
work properly.
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1
2
1
DDR2 SO-DIMM Module
2
DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket
Figure 4-2. Installing a DDR2 SO-DIMM in an NI PXI-8108 Controller
How do I flash a new BIOS?
You can download the new BIOS from ftp.ni.com/support/pxi.
For more information, refer to KnowledgeBase 2GIGKD0Z.
Where do I get the latest software drivers?
The latest National Instruments software is available from ni.com/
downloads. For peripheral drivers, refer to KnowledgeBase 3H3COSD8
at ni.com.
My NI PXI-8108 does not have an internal floppy drive. Is there a way
to use an external drive?
Yes. The NI PXI-8108 controller supports and can boot from USB floppy
drives. A USB floppy drive will not work with Windows NT4, but will
work with Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Refer to the Boot Options
section for more information.
A USB floppy drive is available from National Instruments, part
number 778492-02.
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PXI Configuration
How do I use the SMB trigger on the front panel?
For details, refer to the PXI Features section of Chapter 2, Installation and
Configuration.
Why doesn’t the NI PXI-8108 work with the PXI-8220 or PXI-8221?
A serialized IRQ conflict with the PXI-8220/8221 and the NI PXI-8108
prevents PC cards using ISA interrupts from working with the
NI PXI-8108 controller. For more information, refer to KnowledgeBase
2G3ED80Z at ni.com/support.
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Troubleshooting
This chapter answers common troubleshooting questions you may have
when using the NI PXI-8108 embedded computer.
What if the NI PXI-8108 does not boot?
Several problems can cause a controller not to boot. Here are some things
to look for and possible solutions.
Things to Notice:
•
Which LEDs come on? The Power OK LED should stay lit.
The Drive LED should blink during boot as the disk is accessed.
•
Was the display installed prior to power-on? What appears on the
display? Does it hang at some particular point (BIOS, Operating
System, and so on)? If nothing appears on the screen, try a different
monitor. Does your monitor work with a different PC? If it hangs, note
the last screen output that you saw for reference when consulting
National Instruments technical support.
•
What has changed about the system? Did you recently move the
system? Was there electrical storm activity? Did you recently add
a new module, memory chip, or piece of software?
Things to Try:
•
Make sure the chassis is plugged in to a working power source.
•
Check any fuses or circuit breakers in the chassis or other power
supply (possibly an uninterruptible power supply).
•
Make sure the controller module is firmly seated in the chassis.
•
Remove all other modules from the chassis.
•
Remove any nonessential cables or devices.
•
Try the controller in a different chassis.
•
Try a similar controller in this same chassis.
•
Clear the CMOS. (Refer to the System CMOS section of Chapter 2,
Installation and Configuration.)
•
Recover the hard drive on the controller. (Refer to the Hard Drive
Recovery section of Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration.)
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My controller boots fine until I get to Windows, at which point I cannot
read the screen. This may include garbled output, white screen, black
screen, or an out of synch message from the monitor.
This problem usually results from having the video card output set past the
limits of the monitor. You will need to boot Windows in Safe Mode. To do
this, reboot the controller. As Windows begins to boot, hold down <F8>.
You should now be able to reset the video driver to lower settings. Try
setting the resolution to 640 × 480 and the refresh rate to 60 Hz. Once you
reboot, you can raise these values again, using the test option in Windows.
These settings are accessible through the Advanced tab of the Display item
in the Control Panel. Alternately, you can try a different monitor,
preferably a newer and larger one.
If the system has been booted to Windows without a monitor attached, the
driver may have defaulted to the video output connector being disabled.
Press <Ctrl-Alt-F1> to re-enable the video display in Windows. Press
<Ctrl-Alt-F4> to re-enable a DVI display. For more information, refer to
KnowledgeBase 3OHCFRD8 at ni.com/support.
My system boots fine as long as a particular module is not in my
chassis.
The most common cause of this is a damaged module. Try the module in a
different chassis or with a different controller. Also, remove any external
cables or terminal blocks connected to the system. If the module does not
work in these cases, it is likely damaged. Contact the module manufacturer
for further troubleshooting.
Refer to the KnowledgeBase or product manuals section at ni.com for
more information specific to the chassis and controller with which you are
having difficulties.
My CMOS is corrupted. How do I set it back to default?
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1.
Enter the BIOS setup program as described in the Accessing BIOS
Setup Utility section of Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration.
2.
Check the battery utility.
3.
Press <F9> to load BIOS defaults.
4.
Answer Y (Yes) to the verification prompt.
5.
Select Save and Exit Setup.
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Troubleshooting
As an alternative method, complete the following steps:
1.
Power off the chassis.
2.
Remove the controller from the chassis.
3.
Press and hold down push-button switch SW2 for 2 to 3 seconds.
The switch location is shown in Figure 5-1.
4.
Reinstall the controller in the chassis.
1
1
Push-Button Switch SW2
Figure 5-1. Clearing the CMOS Contents
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Specifications
This appendix lists the electrical, mechanical, and environmental
specifications of the NI PXI-8108 embedded computer.
Features
NI PXI-8108
CPU
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T9400
(2.53 GHz dual core processor), 800 MHz FSB
On-die L2 cache
6 MB
Single-Channel DDR2 RAM, PC2 6400
1 GB Standard
4 GB Maximum
Hard Drive
80 GB Serial ATA, minimum
Ethernet
10/100/1000 BaseTX
GPIB (IEEE 488 Controller)
Yes
Serial Ports (RS-232)
Yes (1)
Parallel Port
Yes (1)
Hi-Speed USB (2.0) Ports
Yes (4)
ExpressCard/34 Slot
Yes
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
No
PXI Trigger Bus Input/Output
Yes
Installed Operating System
Windows 7 Professional,
Windows Vista Business,
Windows Vista Business downgraded to
Windows XP Professional
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Specifications
Electrical
Current (A)
Voltage (V)
Typical
Maximum
+3.3
2A
3A
+5 (+5 VDC and +5 VIO)*
6A
8A
+12
.1 A
.3 A
–12
0A
0A
* Does not include any attached USB devices or ExpressCard.
Physical
Board dimensions ...................................PXI 3U-size module
8.1 cm × 13 cm × 21.6 cm
(3.2 in. × 5.1 in. × 8.5 in.)
Slot requirements ....................................One system slot plus
three controller expansion slots
Compatibility ..........................................Fully compatible with
PXI specification
Weight ....................................................0.914 kg (2.02 lb) typical
Environment
Maximum altitude...................................2,000 m (at 25 °C ambient
temperature)
Pollution Degree .....................................2
Indoor use only.
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Specifications
Operating Environment
Ambient temperature1
Base................................................. 5 to 50 °C 2
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-1 and
IEC-60068-2-2)
Extended temperature ..................... 0 to 55 °C
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-1 and
IEC-60068-2-2)
Relative humidity............................ 10% to 90%, noncondensing
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-56.)
Caution Clean the NI PXI-8108 with a soft nonmetallic brush. Make sure that the device
is completely dry and free from contaminants before powering-on the controller again.
Storage Environment
Ambient temperature
Base................................................. –40 to 65 °C
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-1 and
IEC-60068-2-2.)
Extended temperature .................... –40 to 70 °C
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-1 and
IEC-60068-2-2.)
Relative humidity ........................... 5% to 95%, noncondensing
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-56.)
1
2
For chassis that are not available in the online catalog at ni.com, contact National Instruments for supported operating
temperatures.
5 to 40 °C for the PXI-1000B DC.
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Specifications
Shock and Vibration
Operational shock ...................................30 g peak, half-sine, 11 ms pulse
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-27. Test profile
developed in accordance with
MIL-PRF-28800F.)
Random vibration
Operating .........................................5 to 500 Hz, 0.3 grms
(with solid-state hard drive)
Nonoperating ...................................5 to 500 Hz, 2.4 grms
(Tested in accordance with
IEC-60068-2-64. Nonoperating
test profile exceeds the
requirements of
MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 3.)
Note
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Safety
This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following
standards of safety for electrical equipment for measurement, control,
and laboratory use:
•
IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1
•
UL 61010-1, CSA 61010-1
Note For UL and other safety certifications, refer to the product label or the Online
Product Certification section.
Electromagnetic Compatibility
This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following
standards of EMC for electrical equipment for measurement, control,
and laboratory use:
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EN 61326 (IEC 61326): Class A emissions; Basic immunity
•
EN 55011 (CISPR 11): Group 1, Class A emissions
•
AS/NZS CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A emissions
•
FCC 47 CFR Part 15B: Class A emissions
•
ICES-001: Class A emissions
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Specifications
For the standards applied to assess the EMC of this product, refer to the Online
Product Certification section.
Note
Note
For EMC compliance, operate this device with shielded cabling.
CE Compliance
This product meets the essential requirements of applicable European
Directives as follows:
•
2006/95/EC; Low-Voltage Directive (safety)
•
2004/108/EC; Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)
Online Product Certification
Refer to the product Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for additional
regulatory compliance information. To obtain product certifications and the
DoC for this product, visit ni.com/certification, search by model
number or product line, and click the appropriate link in the Certification
column.
Environmental Management
National Instruments is committed to designing and manufacturing
products in an environmentally responsible manner. NI recognizes that
eliminating certain hazardous substances from our products is beneficial
not only to the environment but also to NI customers.
For additional environmental information, refer to the NI and the
Environment Web page at ni.com/environment. This page contains the
environmental regulations and directives with which NI complies, as well
as other environmental information not included in this document.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
EU Customers At the end of the product life cycle, all products must be sent to a WEEE
recycling center. For more information about WEEE recycling centers, National
Instruments WEEE initiatives and compliance with WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment, visit ni.com/environment/weee.
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Specifications
Battery Replacement and Disposal
Cd/Hg/Pb
Battery Directive This device contains a long-life coin cell battery. If you need to replace
it, use the Return Material Authorization (RMA) process or contact an authorized National
Instruments service representative. For more information about compliance with the
EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC about Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries
and Accumulators, visit ni.com/environment/batterydirective.
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Technical Support and
Professional Services
B
Visit the following sections of the award-winning National Instruments
Web site at ni.com for technical support and professional services:
•
Support—Technical support at ni.com/support includes the
following resources:
–
Self-Help Technical Resources—For answers and solutions,
visit ni.com/support for software drivers and updates,
a searchable KnowledgeBase, product manuals, step-by-step
troubleshooting wizards, thousands of example programs,
tutorials, application notes, instrument drivers, and so on.
Registered users also receive access to the NI Discussion Forums
at ni.com/forums. NI Applications Engineers make sure every
question submitted online receives an answer.
–
Standard Service Program Membership—This program
entitles members to direct access to NI Applications Engineers
via phone and email for one-to-one technical support as well as
exclusive access to on demand training modules via the Services
Resource Center. NI offers complementary membership for a full
year after purchase, after which you may renew to continue your
benefits.
For information about other technical support options in your
area, visit ni.com/services, or contact your local office at
ni.com/contact.
•
Training and Certification—Visit ni.com/training for
self-paced training, eLearning virtual classrooms, interactive CDs,
and Certification program information. You also can register for
instructor-led, hands-on courses at locations around the world.
•
System Integration—If you have time constraints, limited in-house
technical resources, or other project challenges, National Instruments
Alliance Partner members can help. To learn more, call your local
NI office or visit ni.com/alliance.
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Technical Support and Professional Services
•
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)—A DoC is our claim of
compliance with the Council of the European Communities using
the manufacturer’s declaration of conformity. This system affords
the user protection for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and
product safety. You can obtain the DoC for your product by visiting
ni.com/certification.
If you searched ni.com and could not find the answers you need, contact
your local office or NI corporate headquarters. Phone numbers for our
worldwide offices are listed at the front of this manual. You also can visit
the Worldwide Offices section of ni.com/niglobal to access the branch
office Web sites, which provide up-to-date contact information, support
phone numbers, email addresses, and current events.
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Glossary
Symbol
Prefix
Value
n
nano
10 –9
μ
micro
10 – 6
m
milli
10 –3
k
kilo
10 3
M
mega
10 6
G
giga
10 9
T
tera
10 12
Symbols
°
Degrees.
Ω
Ohms.
%
Percent.
A
A
Amperes.
AC
Alternating Current.
ASIC
Application-specific integrated circuit.
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Glossary
B
B
Bytes.
backplane
An assembly, typically a printed circuit board, with connectors and signal
paths that bus the connector pins.
BIOS
Basic Input/Output System—BIOS functions are the fundamental level
of any PC or compatible computer. BIOS functions embody the basic
operations needed for successful use of the computer’s hardware resources.
C
C
Celsius.
cache
Small portion of high-speed memory used for temporary storage of
frequently used data.
CMOS
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor—A type of integrated circuit.
CompactPCI
An adaptation of the PCI specification for industrial and/or embedded
applications that require a more robust mechanical form factor than desktop
PCI. CompactPCI provides a standard form factor for those applications
requiring the high performance of PCI as well as the small size and
ruggedness of a rack-mount system.
Controller
An embedded computer module which configures and accesses a series of
devices connected to a chassis backplane.
D
DC
Direct Current.
DDR2
Double Data Rate, 2nd generation.
DIMM
Dual In-line Memory Module.
DMA
Direct Memory Access—A method by which data is transferred between
devices and internal memory without intervention of the central processing
unit.
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DRAM
Dynamic RAM (Random Access Memory)—Storage that the computer
must refresh at frequent intervals.
DVI-I
Direct Video Interface, Integrated—A video technology enabling the use of
both analog and digital video signals.
E
ECP
Extended Capabilities Parallel.
EEPROM
Electronically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory.
EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility.
EMI
Electromagnetic interference.
EPP
Enhanced Parallel Port.
expansion ROM
An onboard EEPROM that may contain device-specific initialization and
system boot functionality.
F
FCC
Federal Communications Commission.
G
g
1. Grams.
2. A measure of acceleration equal to 9.8 m/s2.
GPIB
General Purpose Interface Bus (IEEE 488).
grms
A measure of random vibration—The root mean square of acceleration
levels in a random vibration test profile.
H
Hz
Hertz—Cycles per second.
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I
I/O
Input/output—The techniques, media, and devices used to achieve
communication between machines and users.
IDE
Integrated Drive Electronics—Hard disk and built-in controller.
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
in.
Inches.
instrument driver
A set of routines designed to control a specific instrument or family of
instruments, and any necessary related files for LabWindows/CVI or
LabVIEW.
interrupt
A means for a device to request service from another device.
interrupt level
The relative priority at which a device can interrupt.
IRQ#
Interrupt request signal.
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture—The original PC bus architecture,
specifically the 16-bit AT bus.
K
kB
Kilobytes of memory.
L
LAN
Local Area Network—Communications network that serves users within
a confined geographical area. It is made up of servers, workstations,
a network operating system, and a communications link.
LED
Light-emitting diode.
M
m
Meters.
master
A functional part of a PXI device that initiates data transfers on the
PXI backplane. A transfer can be either a read or a write.
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MB
Megabytes of memory.
MTBF
Mean time between failure.
MTTR
Mean time to repair.
N
NI-488 or NI-488.2
The National Instruments software for GPIB systems.
NI-DAQ
The National Instruments software for data acquisition instruments.
NI-VISA
The National Instruments implementation of the VISA standard—An
interface-independent software that provides a unified programming
interface for VXI, GPIB, and serial instruments.
NMI
Non-maskable interrupt—High-priority interrupt that cannot be disabled.
It is used to report malfunctions such as parity, bus and math coprocessor
errors.
P
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect—The PCI bus is a high-performance
32-bit or 64-bit bus with multiplexed address and data lines.
PCI Express
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express—A faster, serialized version
of the PCI bus.
PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association.
peripheral
Any hardware device connected to a computer, such as a monitor,
keyboard, printer, plotter, disk or tape drive, graphics tablet, scanner,
mouse, and so on.
POSC
Power On Self Configuration.
PXI
PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation—An open implementation of
CompactPCI that adds electrical features that meet the high-performance
requirements of instrumentation applications by providing triggering,
local buses, and system clock capabilities. PXI also offers two-way
interoperability with CompactPCI products.
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R
RAM
Random Access Memory—the computer’s primary workspace.
RAMDAC
Random Access Memory Digital to Analog Converter—the VGA
controller chip that maintains the color palette and converts data from
memory into analog signals for the monitor.
resource
Hardware settings used by devices in a computer system, including
ISA interrupt level, DMA channel, and I/O address.
RMS
Root mean squared. See also grms.
RTC
Real Time Clock—An electronic circuit that maintains the time of day and
also can provide timing signals for timesharing operations.
S
s
Seconds.
slave
A functional part of a PXI device that detects data transfer cycles initiated
by a PXI bus master and responds to the transfers when the address
specifies one of the device’s registers.
SO-DIMM
Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module.
SRAM
Static RAM—A memory chip that requires power to hold its content.
It does not require refresh circuitry as a dynamic RAM chip, but it does
take up more space and uses more power.
U
USB
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V
V
Volts.
VGA
Video Graphics Array—The minimum video display standard for all PCs.
W
W
Watts.
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Index
A
Trigger Router Configuration
menu, 2-11
USB configuration menu, 2-9
Video Configuration menu, 2-8
boot options, configuring controller, 4-2
Boot Settings Configuration menu, 2-13
Boot Setup menu, 2-12
Advanced Setup menu, 2-6
B
basic PXI system configuration, 2-23
BIOS
checking settings, 4-1
flashing new BIOS, 4-5
setup
Advanced Setup menu, 2-6
Boot Settings Configuration
menu, 2-13
Boot Setup menu, 2-12
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
Configuration menu, 2-13
CPU configuration menu, 2-8
entering, 2-5
ExpressCard Configuration
menu, 2-9
Floppy Drive BBS Priorities
Configuration menu, 2-14
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
Configuration menu, 2-13
LabVIEW RT options menu, 2-11
Main Setup menu, 2-6
Network Device BBS Priorities
Configuration menu, 2-14
SATA Configuration menu, 2-7
Save & Exit menu, 2-15
Serial/Parallel Port Configuration
menu, 2-10
Parallel Port menu, 2-10
Serial Port 0 menu, 2-10
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CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
menu, 2-13
CD-ROM drive, installing software from, 4-4
CE compliance specifications, A-5
chipset
ICH9M, 1-4
Mobile Intel GM45 Express, 1-4
CMOS
clearing contents (figure), 2-16, 5-3
setting back to default, 5-2
COM1 connector
connector locations and pinout
(figure), 3-5
connector signals (table), 3-5
common configuration questions
boot options, 4-1
chassis configuration, 2-22
figure, 2-22
driver installation, 4-3
general questions, 4-1
PXI configuration, 4-6
upgrade information, 4-4
CompactPCI specification, 1-1
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DRIVE LED, 3-15
drivers, 2-21
installation
GPIB (IEEE 488.2), 4-3
video, 4-3
NI resources, B-1
obtaining latest drivers, 4-5
DVI-I
connector signals (table), 3-3
location and pinout (figure), 3-3
overview (table), 3-1
configuration, common questions
boot options, 4-1
cables and connections, 4-2
chassis configuration, 2-22
figure, 2-22
driver installation, 4-3
general questions, 4-1
PXI configuration, 4-6
upgrade information, 4-4
connectors
COM1 connector and signals, 3-5
DVI-I connector and signals, 3-3
Ethernet connector and signals, 3-6
ExpressCard connector and signals, 3-13
GPIB connector and signals, 3-11
parallel port connector and signals, 3-7
peripheral expansion overview
(table), 3-1
trigger connector and signals, 3-10
Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector
and signals, 3-9
conventions used in the manual, ix
CPU Configuration menu, 2-8
E
electrical specifications, A-2
electromagnetic compatibility, A-4
environmental management
specifications, A-5
WEEE information, A-5
Ethernet, connector
location and pinout (figure), 3-6
signals (table), 3-6
examples (NI resources), B-1
ExpressCard, 2-25, 3-13
configuration menu, 2-9
connector
location and pinout (figure), 3-13
signals (table), 3-13
installing a module, 2-25
removing a module, 2-26
slot, 1-4
D
data storage, 3-15
DDR2 SO-DIMMs
from National Instruments (note), 2-23,
4-4
installing, 2-23, 4-4
figure, 2-24, 4-5
Declaration of Conformity (NI resources), B-2
diagnostic tools (NI resources), B-1
directories and files installed on hard
drive, 2-21
documentation
conventions used in manual, ix
how to use this documentation set, ix
NI resources, B-1
related documentation, x
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F
I
features, A-1
files and directories installed on hard
drive, 2-21
Floppy Drive BBS Priorities menu, 2-14
floppy drive, using external floppy drive, 4-5
front panel
connectors, 3-1
dimensions, 3-2
features, 3-15
functional description of NI PXI-8108, 1-2
functional overview of NI PXI-8108, 1-2
IDE controller, using SCSI hard drive in
addition, 4-1
IEEE 488.2, 3-11
images directory, 2-21
installation
See also configuration
injector/ejector handle position
(caution), 2-2
NI PXI-8108 installed in a PXI chassis
(figure), 2-4
procedure, 2-1
removing NI PXI-8108 from PXI
chassis, 2-4
removing protective screw caps
(figure), 2-2
installing an OS, 2-25
instrument drivers (NI resources), B-1
G
Gigabit Ethernet, 1-4
GPIB (IEEE 488.2), 3-11
block, 1-4
connector
location and pinout (figure), 3-11
signals (table), 3-11
driver installation, 4-3
K
keyboard, plugging PS/2 mouse and keyboard
into controller, 4-2
KnowledgeBase, B-1
H
hard drive, 3-15
files and directories installed on, 2-21
recovery, 2-24
hard drive BBS priorities menu, 2-13
help, technical support, B-1
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LabVIEW, 1-4
RT configuration switches, 2-19
(figure), 2-20
RT installation and configuration, 2-17
RT network settings (figure), 2-18
RT options menu, 2-11
RT software installation, 2-17
LabWindows/CVI, 1-5
LEDs, front panel LEDs, 3-15, 4-1
Linux support, 1-6
LPT cable, connecting to NI PXI-8108, 4-3
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M
front panel
dimensions, 3-2
features, 3-15
LEDs, 4-1
system reset pushbutton, 3-15
functional overview, 1-2
hard drive recovery, 2-24
installing DDR SO-DIMMs (figure),
2-24, 4-5
installing in a PXI chassis, 2-1
figure, 2-4
logic blocks, 1-3
peripheral expansion overview
(table), 3-1
PXI trigger connectivity, 2-21
removing from a PXI chassis, 2-4
software, 1-4
specifications, A-1
troubleshooting, 5-1
upgrading RAM, 2-23, 4-4
NI support and services, B-1
NI-DAQmx, 1-5
NI-VISA, 1-6
Main Setup menu, 2-6
manuals directory, 2-21
mating connector
GPIB (IEEE 488.2), 3-11
parallel port, 3-7
Measurement Studio, 1-5
modular instruments, 1-5
mouse, plugging PS/2 mouse and keyboard
into controller, 4-2
multichassis configuration in MAX
(figure), 2-22
N
National Instruments
software, 1-4
support and services, B-1
Network Device BBS Priorities menu, 2-14
NI PXI-8108
benefits of PXI, 1-1
BIOS setup, 2-5
block diagram, 1-3
connectors, 3-1
COM1 connector and signals, 3-5
DVI-I connector and signals
(table), 3-3
ExpressCard connector and
signals, 3-13
GPIB (IEEE 488.2) connector and
signals, 3-11
parallel port connector and
signals, 3-7
trigger connector and signals, 3-10
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
connector and signals, 3-9
data storage, 3-15
description, 1-2
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operating environment specifications, A-2,
A-3
OS
installation from CD-ROM, 2-25
installation overview, 2-25
os directory, 2-21
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P
Serial/Parallel Port Configuration menu, 2-10
Parallel Port menu, 2-10
Serial Port 0 menu, 2-10
shock and vibration specifications, A-4
SMB to PXI trigger, 1-4
socket 479 1 CPU, 1-3
SO-DIMM logic block, 1-3
software
See also drivers
installed on your hard drive, 2-21
installing from CD-ROM, 4-4
LabVIEW, 1-4
LabWindows/CVI, 1-5
Measurement Studio, 1-5
National Instruments software, 1-4
NI resources, B-1
NI-DAQmx, 1-5
NI-VISA, 1-6
specifications
CE compliance, A-5
electrical, A-2
electromagnetic compatibility, A-4
environmental management, A-5
battery replacement and
disposal, A-6
WEEE information, A-5
features, A-1
online product certification, A-5
operating environment, A-2, A-3
physical, A-2
safety, A-4
shock and vibration, A-4
storage environment, A-3
storage environment specifications, A-3
super I/O logic block, 1-4
support, technical, B-1
system CMOS, 2-16
system reset pushbutton, 3-15
parallel port
connector
location and pinout (figure), 3-7
signals (table), 3-8
overview (table), 3-1
peripheral expansion overview (table), 3-1
physical specifications, A-2
POWER OK LED, 3-15
programming examples (NI resources), B-1
protective screw caps, removing (figure), 2-2
PS/2, plugging PS/2 mouse and keyboard into
controller, 4-2
PXI
connectors, function (logic block), 1-4
features, 2-21
trigger connectivity, 2-21
PXI-8220/PXI-8221, using NI PXI-8108
with, 4-6
pxisys.ini file, 2-22
R
RAM
DDR2 SO-DIMMs
from National Instruments (note),
2-23, 4-4
upgrading, 2-23, 4-4
recycling hardware, A-5
related documentation, x
S
safety specifications, A-4
SATA
block, 1-4
Configuration menu, 2-7
Save & Exit menu, 2-15
serial port, 3-1
See also COM1 connector
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T
V
technical support, B-1
training and certification (NI resources), B-1
trigger, 3-10, 4-6
connector
location and pinout (figure), 3-10
signals (table), 3-11
Trigger Router Configuration menu, 2-11
troubleshooting
CMOS reset, 5-2
controller does not boot, 5-1
damaged module, 5-2
NI resources, B-1
video display, 5-2
video, 3-1
driver installation, 4-3
Video Configuration menu, 2-8
W
watchdog timer, 1-4
Web resources, B-1
WEEE information, A-5
Y
Y-splitter cable
figure, 4-2
using mouse and keyboard without, 4-3
using with PS/2 mouse and keyboard, 2-3
U
Universal Serial Bus (USB), 3-1, 3-9
connector
function, 1-4
location and pinout (figure), 3-9
signals (table), 3-9
overview (table), 3-1
USB configuration menu, 2-9
NI PXI-8108 User Manual
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