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.
Complete the following steps to save a copy of a digital pattern project template and
configure the project for your system.
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
Select the project template folder for the type of interface you intend to
Save a copy of the selected project template folder in the directory that
contains the rest of your project files.
Open the digital project file (.digiproj) in the new
project template folder.
Open the pin map file (.pinmap) in the digital pattern
project and update the following settings.
Set the Instrument Name. You can refer to NI MAX
to gather information about the name of the instrument.
Add and remove DIO pins that require control through the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On.
Do not delete DUT
pins from the pin map. DUT pins in the template pin map are already
configured for the selected protocol.
If needed, add sites to the pin map file to match the number of I2C
buses in the device.
Select each connection in the pin map file and configure the settings
for each DIO pin and site.
Close the pin map file.
Open the pin levels file (.digilevels) in the digital
pattern project and update the voltage levels for each DUT pin and system
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
, you must complete configuration of the
interface and add protocols to the interface in the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On