A hardware configuration defines the interfaces and protocols used in the
system and how they map to each register map and DIO pin in the system.
After you create and launch a device control setup, you can add new register maps and
hardware configurations to the setup. You can also change the active register map and
hardware configuration for the setup and export the setup to share with other Semiconductor Device Control Add-On users.
Before you create a hardware configuration, you must select an active device control
setup for the large panel. Click Edit Setup on the large
panel to open the Custom Setup window, in which you can select
the register map and hardware configuration for the active device control setup. By
default, a new device control setup uses a simulated hardware configuration.
Complete the following steps to create a hardware configuration.
Click Conf I/F to open the Hardware
Configuration tab of the large panel.
Click the Create New Hardware Configuration button (
) on the top ribbon of the
Enter a name for the hardware configuration and click
Create an interface in the Configuration large panel
Enter the name of the interface in the Name
Select the type of interface from the Type
Click Add Interface.
Select the new interface in the Configuration section of
the large panel and edit the interface settings as needed.
Click Add Protocol on the row of the new
Enter the protocol name, select the type of protocol from the drop-down menu,
and click OK.
Select the new protocol in the Configuration section of
the large panel and edit the protocol settings as needed.
Open the Register Groups tab of the
Configuration Mapping large panel section and configure
the interface-protocol combination for each register group using the
Device Communication drop-down menus.
Open the DIOs tab of the Configuration
Mapping large panel section and configure the interface-DIO
combination and hardware channel for each DIO pin using the Device
Communication drop-down menus and Channel
Disable Simulation Mode to ensure that the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On uses the specified hardware configuration
during operations, rather than a simulated configuration.
Click Save Hardware Configuration to save the hardware
configuration as an InstrumentStudio project.
If you need to export the hardware configuration for use in other applications,
click Export Setup to save the configuration as a
.sdconfig file that the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On API can interact with.