Getting Started With VirtualBench

Publish Date: Feb 02, 2015 | 1 Ratings | 5.00 out of 5 | Print | Submit your review

Overview
Connect, install, and get started with the VirtualBench all-in-one instrument.


Overview
Get Started With a Windows PC
Get Started With an iPad
Learn Application Basics
See Additional Resources

 

Get Started With a Windows PC 
Follow the steps below to install the VirtualBench application for Windows and connect the hardware.

    1. Install the application if needed. The application is preloaded onto the VirtualBench hardware, so no installation is required. If you are connecting VirtualBench wirelessly or intend to use the application without hardware, the application needs to be installed on the computer.
    2. Connect the power cable to an outlet and into the VirtualBench hardware. Refer to Figure 1 for correct placement.


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Figure 1: VirtualBench Back Panel Features

 

    1. Connect the VirtualBench hardware to your computer using a USB cable. Refer to Figure 1 for correct placement.
    2. Run the application. You have several options:

      To run the application from the hardware:

        • If Windows AutoPlay is enabled, the autolaunch window will appear after 60 to 90 seconds. Select VirtualBench to run the application.
        • If Windows AutoPlay is not enabled or to run the application manually, go to Start » Computer and select VirtualBench.

      To run the application from the computer:

      • Go to Start » All Programs » National Instruments » VirtualBench and select VirtualBench to run the application.

Refer to the Help document for instructions on connecting to your device wirelessly.


Get Started With an iPad
Follow the steps below to install the VirtualBench app for iPad and connect the hardware.

    1. Install the app  from the App Store.  
    2. Connect the power cable to an outlet and into the VirtualBench hardware. Refer to Figure 1 for correct placement.
    3. Attach the antenna to the back of the VirtualBench hardware as indicated in Figure 1.
    4. On your iPad, navigate to Settings » Wi-Fi and select the device. The default access point name is VB8012-<serial number>.The serial number is located on the bottom of the device.
    5. Open the app to begin using your instruments.

Refer to the Help document  for additional information on setting up a wireless connection.

 

Learn Application Basics 
Watch videos to explore features of the VirtualBench application.

View demos

 

See Additional Resources 

 

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