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Getting Started

Last Modified: January 13, 2021

Refer to the topics in this section to get started using the VCSEL I-V Test Subsystem. Complete the tasks in the following table in sequential order to ensure the VCSEL I-V Test Subsystem is ready for use.

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If you are setting up a multi-channel subsystem configuration, you must repeat steps 5 through 10 in the following table for each subsystem channel.

Table 1. VCSEL I-V Test Subsystem Set Up Process
Step Task Where to Go
1 Unpack the VCSEL I-V Test Subsystem. Unpacking the VCSEL I-V Test Subsystem
2 Install the VCSEL I-V Test Software. Installing Software
3 Connect the PXIe-1092 chassis to safety ground and a power source. Connecting the PXIe-1092 to Safety Ground and a Power Source
4 (If needed) Install a channel expansion kit. Installing a Channel Expansion Kit
5 Install the SMU LO/Sense LO connector assembly on the PXIe-4135. Preparing the PXIe-4135 for Use with the NI-4134
6 Install the safety interlock connector on the PXIe-4135. Installing the Safety Interlock Connector on the PXIe-4135
7 Test the PXIe-4135 safety interlock connector. Testing the Safety Interlock
8 Connect the NI-4134 to safety ground. Grounding the NI-4134
9
Install the PCIe-8398 in your computer
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If you are setting up the VCSEL I-V Test PXI Subsystem, skip this step.

Installing the PCIe-8398 in Your Computer

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Perform only one of the following steps according to your subsystem option:
  • Connect the NI-4134 to the PXIe-4135, the PXIe-8880, and facility power.
  • Connect the NI-4134 to the PXIe-4135, your computer, and facility power.

Connecting the NI-4134 to the PXIe-4135, the PXIe-8880, and Facility Power

Connecting the NI-4134 to the PXIe-4135, Your Computer, and Facility Power

11 Perform system compensation. Performing System Compensation
12 Perform pulse compensation. Performing Pulse Compensation
13 Connect the NI-4134 and PXIe-5162 to the load board. Connecting the NI-4134 and PXIe-5162 to a Load Board
14 Perform an I-V measurement. Performing I-V Measurements

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