Drivers to control the RFX 600 Generator (The Advanced Energy)


    Sponsored Links


  • 1. FPGA: 2-D arrays supported?
    I'm getting an error in an FPGA VI when editing the VI (broken run button): "Maximum number of array dimensions exceeded for target"  The array is 8x16 boolean.  Doesn't the target support 2-D arrays?  My target is cRIO-9102.  I tried to make the control smaller, too, but without success.   Thanks,   Rob  
  • 2. Where is pointer pointing to in Call Library Function
    I am  using Call Library Function (FillString) to call a function in a DLL.  I set Parameter 1 to:Parameter: arg1Type: ArrayData Type: signed 32-bit IntegerDimension : 1Array Format: Array Data Pointer   so the Function Prototype below in the Call Library Function dialogbox is written as:void FillString(long *arg1);At the same time, in the block diagram , there is a "input param" (array of int32) and "output param" (array of int 32)   I wonder, when the program is in the DLL FillString function and using arg1 pointer, does "arg1" point to the data in "input param" arry or the data in "output param" array?  I don't quite understand, since normally C programs have only one return value, while the Call Library Function returns a value for every input parameter. Is the "output param" a different variable, or the same as "input param" (i.e., the same physical memory address)?
  • 3. No such thing as a Digital Chart?
    Hi,   I'm gathering signals from a USB-6255. I have a collection of analog waveforms and some digital waveforms. I'm using the Waveform Chart for the analog signals. The update mode is set for Strip Chart. I want to do the same thing for the digital signals, but I can't feed the digital waveforms into a Waveform Chart. I can only feed them into a Graph (which doesn't have the Strip Chart mode for updating). Even the Mixed Signal indicator is a Graph. Ideally, I'd like a Mixed Signal Chart indicator.   Any suggestions on how I could create the same effect as a strip chart for my digital waveforms?   Tobin
  • 4. i had got evaluation CD for LAB VIEW8.5 from NI. after install it is shows expired. please provide solution?
    i had got evaluation CD for LAB VIEW8.5 from NI. after install it is shows expired. please provide solution?

Re: Drivers to control the RFX 600 Generator (The Advanced Energy)

Postby Chris_R. » Thu, 18 May 2006 04:10:08 GMT

Hi Ronald,
Assuming you want to use LabVIEW with your device, if you do not have an instrument driver for it, you can always use NI-VISA for communication.  VISA is a platform independent communication protocol that is often used in cases like these.  I have linked a tutorial below which discusses VISA communication in LabVIEW via the parallel port.  I have also linked an example program that works with LabVIEW 5 and later.  To use NI-VISA, all you need is your instrument's command set, which should be located in it's user manual.  Also, make sure you install NI-VISA after you have installed LabVIEW or the VISA functions will not be installed into the LabVIEW directory.  If you have any questions, just let me know!
Tutorial:<a href=" http://www.**--****.com/ " target="_blank"> Using the Parallel Port in LabVIEW</a> 
Example:<a href=" http://www.**--****.com/ ;p_node=DZ52058" target="_blank">Using VISA to Access the Parallel Port in LabVIEW</a>   
Driver Download for Windows 2000/XP:
<a href=" http://www.**--****.com/ " target="_blank">NI-VISA</a> 
Have a great day!
Chris R.Applications EngineerNational Instruments

Re: Drivers to control the RFX 600 Generator (The Advanced Energy)

Postby Ronald C » Fri, 19 May 2006 01:10:17 GMT

Thank you for replying so quickly. I don't think I explained myself very well. We don't care what computer port we use. All that we need is some NI driver to control the RFX 600 Generator from Advance Energy Industries, Inc. Please look at attachment for I/O pin details. What is the best device we can use? 
Ronald Chirinos

labview for RFX 600.ppt:

Re: Drivers to control the RFX 600 Generator (The Advanced Energy)

Postby Dennis Knutson » Fri, 19 May 2006 05:10:10 GMT

NI doesn't have a driver and judging by the lack of responses, no regular members of the forum have one either. Unlike other instruments with a DB-25 or DB-9, the port on this instrument is not for a serial interface. The DB-25 is just a convenient way to put a whole bunch of different signals into a single connector. It would appear that you use one or more DAQ boards to control the instrument. You can get boards with analog in/analog out/digital I/O. This sort of application is way outside what constitutes an instrument driver. The 0-15V logic may require some additional circuitry. Most of the digital I/O from NI is 0-5V. I haven't done it but you can count up the number of analog input/outputs, digital I/O required, go to <a href=" http://www.**--****.com/ " target="_blank"></a> and select the Shop for Hardware or contact a sales engineer through the NI Web site or locally. 
Have you asked Advanced Energy for a hardware/software interface? It has been quite a while since I've had any contact with anyone there but once upon a time, they were using LabVIEW internally. Other than developing something yourself or hiring someone else to do it, that may be your best option.

Similar Threads:

1.Advanced Energy RF 5S power supply

2.Registry error 600

i need to read a key in registry, but LV returns a msgbox with this
message "unidentified error due to Windows registry" ("Erreur
indermin au niveau du registre Windows", in french).
What is the cause of this error ans how can i do to avoid it ?


3.How to make plot showing the last 600 seconds continously

Need to make a front panel where the last meassurments (one strain signal) during last 600 seconds are shown in a plot. I want the plot to draw from the right and then continously, but slowly move to the left. Have tried using the waveform graphs, but haven't got the hang of it...

4.i want the labviw driver laser energy meter rJ7620

rJ7620 is an energy ratio meter from Laser probe Inc. having only GPIB
interface option

5.Intelligent sensing and control towards energy management and environmental preservation

can someone give idea on what i can do in the above topic (Intelligent sensing and control towards energy management and environmental preservation) using labview .anything is welcome

6. Are there HP drivers with a higer Res than 600 X 600?

7. labview 7.0 version driver for E8254A signal generator

8. C Interface Generator for LabView Instrument Drivers

Return to labview


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guest