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Creating an PXIe-657x Interface

Last Modified: March 25, 2021

Creating an interface for a PXIe-6570 or PXIe-6571 in the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On requires configuration of a project file in the Digital Pattern Editor. You must use the Digital Pattern Editor to create this interface before you can configure the interface in the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On.

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Refer to the Digital Pattern Editor section of the NI-Digital Pattern Driver Manual for more information about using the Digital Pattern Editor.

Complete the following steps to save a copy of a digital pattern project template and configure the project for your system.

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to %Public%\Documents\National Instruments\Semi Device Control (64-bit)\NI Digital Pattern Templates to locate the digital pattern project template folders.
  2. Select the project template folder for the type of interface you intend to implement.
  3. Save a copy of the selected project template folder in the directory that contains the rest of your project files.
  4. Open the digital project file (.digiproj) in the new project template folder.
  5. Open the pin map file (.pinmap) in the digital pattern project and update the following settings.
    1. Set the Instrument Name. You can refer to NI MAX to gather information about the name of the instrument.
    2. Add and remove DIO pins that require control through the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On.
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      Do not delete DUT pins from the pin map. DUT pins in the template pin map are already configured for the selected protocol.

    3. If needed, add sites to the pin map file to match the number of I2C buses in the device.
    4. Select each connection in the pin map file and configure the settings for each DIO pin and site.
  6. Close the pin map file.
  7. Open the pin levels file (.digilevels) in the digital pattern project and update the voltage levels for each DUT pin and system pin.
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    You can set a constant value for the voltage level of a pin, or specify a variable to reference the relevant value in the project specifications file.

After you create an interface for the PXIe-6570 or PXIe-6571, you must complete configuration of the interface and add protocols to the interface in the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On.

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