Use the Instruments section on the Pin Map Tab to specify the type of instruments required to execute the test program and the name and attributes of each instrument. You can right-click any item in the section you want to edit and use the context menu to complete common tasks.
Choose one of the following options to add an instrument to the pin map file:
The Pin Map Editor automatically adds the instrument to the Instruments section. Select an instrument in the Instruments section to display the Instruments pane, where you can edit the attributes of the instrument.
You can also cut, copy, and paste instruments, or add comments in the Instruments pane. Use the Comment button to specify a comment for the selected instrument. Comments display beneath the instrument they modify.
Consider using the following instrument naming convention for semiconductor test programs: InstrumentType_ModelNumber_PXIChassisLocation_SlotLocation, for example, HSD_657x_C2_S03, where InstrumentType is an ASCII description of the instrument, ModelNumber is the model number as defined on ni.com/, PXIChassisLocation uses a single digit to identify the PXI chassis (Cx), and SlotLocation uses double digits to identify the slot location (Sxx).
The Digital Pattern Editor supports the following instrument types and instrument attributes:
Complete the following steps to convert all DCPower instruments in the pin map to use channel groups: