Source and sample allows you to configure your devices to output either voltage or current, modify device settings, and toggle the output on/off. It provides similar functionality to the older DCPower soft front panel, with the following upgrades.
Chart voltage and current over time: Many users want the ability to output a voltage and track the current consumption of their device over time. By including basic charting capability, users can easily visualize the voltage and current of relevant channels without any programming.
Debug Driver Technology: Many users want to monitor the output of their power supplies or SMUs while a test is running in LabVIEW, TestStand, or another environment. While Debug Driver Technology is not a new feature for the NI-DCPower soft front panel, the ability to visualize the output of multiple devices within the same window does make this more user friendly.
Manage multiple devices in a single window: Users can add multiple devices to the same task and minimize or remove unused channels to save space.
Rename channels: “Slot 3 – NI PXIe-4145 Channel 1” is not descriptive of what the SMU is connected to, and is difficult to remember when trying to manage multiple channels. This application allows you to rename the default channels to something more relevant to your system such as “Vcc”, “Vout”, “GROUND”, etc.