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PDF Content Summary: PXI Express NI PXIe-8105 User Manual NI PXIe-8105 User Manual August 2006 371864C-01 Support Worldwide Technical Support and Product Information ni.com National Instruments Corporate Headquarters 11500 North Mopac Expressway Austin, Texas 78759-3504 USA Tel: 512 683 0100 Worldwide Offices Australia 1800 300 800, Austria 43 0 662 45 79 90 0, Belgium 32 0 2 757 00 20, Brazil 55 11 3262 3599, Canada 800 433 3488, China 86 21 6555 7838, Czech Republic 420 224 235 774, Denmark 45 45 76 26 00, Finland 385 0 9 725 725 11, France 33 0 1 48 14 24 24, Germany 49 0 89 741 31 30, India 91 80 41190000, Israel 972 0 3 6393737, Italy 39 02 413091, Japan 81 3 5472 2970, Korea 82 02 3451 3400, Lebanon 961 0 1 33 28 28, Malaysia 1800 887710, Mexico 01 800 010 0793, Netherlands 31 0 348 433 466, New Zealand 0800 553 322, Norway 47 0 66 90 76 60, Poland 48 22 3390150, Portugal 351 210 311 210, Russia 7 095 783 68 51, Singapore 1800 226 5886, Slovenia 386 3 425 4200, South Africa 27 0 11 805 8197, Spain 34 91 640 0085, Sweden 46 0 8 587 895 00, Switzerland 41 56 200 51 51, Taiwan 886 02 2377 2222, Thailand 662 278 6777, United Kingdom 44 0 1635 523545 For further support information, refer to the Technical Support and Professional Services appendix. 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Contents About This Manual How to Use the Documentation Set...............................................................................ix Conventions ...................................................................................................................ix Related Documentation..................................................................................................x Chapter 1 Introduction Benefits of PXI Express.................................................................................................1-1 NI PXIe-8105.................................................................................................................1-2 Description ......................................................................................................1-2 Functional Overview .......................................................................................1-2 NI PXIe-8105 Functional Description ..............................................1-2 National Instruments Software ......................................................................................1-4 Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration Installing the NI PXIe-8105...........................................................................................2-1 How to Remove the Controller from the PXI Express Chassis.......................2-3 BIOS Setup ....................................................................................................................2-4 Entering BIOS Setup .......................................................................................2-4 Main Setup Menu ............................................................................................2-5 Advanced Setup Menu ....................................................................................2-5 Integrated Peripherals Submenu .......................................................2-7 PXI Setup Menu ..............................................................................................2-8 Security Menu .................................................................................................2-9 Boot Setup Menu.............................................................................................2-10 Exiting BIOS Setup .........................................................................................2-10 System CMOS ...............................................................................................................2-11 Drivers and Software .....................................................................................................2-12 PXI Express Features.....................................................................................................2-13 PXI Express Trigger Connectivity ..................................................................2-13 PXI Chassis Configuration ............................................................................................2-13 PXI-1 System Configuration ...........................................................................2-14 Upgrading RAM ............................................................................................................2-15 Hard Drive Recovery .....................................................................................................2-16 Installing an OS .............................................................................................................2-17 Installing from a USB CD/DVD-ROM...........................................................2-17 ExpressCard ...................................................................................................................2-18 © National Instruments Corporation v NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Contents Installing an ExpressCard ............................................................................... 2-18 Removing an ExpressCard.............................................................................. 2-18 Chapter 3 I/O Information Front Panel Connectors ................................................................................................. 3-1 Front Panel..................................................................................................................... 3-2 DVI-I............................................................................................................... 3-3 COM1.............................................................................................................. 3-5 Ethernet ........................................................................................................... 3-6 Parallel Port..................................................................................................... 3-8 Universal Serial Bus........................................................................................ 3-10 Trigger............................................................................................................. 3-11 GPIB (IEEE 488.2) ......................................................................................... 3-12 ExpressCard/34 Slot........................................................................................ 3-14 Front Panel Features...................................................................................................... 3-16 Data Storage .................................................................................................................. 3-16 Chapter 4 Common Configuration Questions General Questions ......................................................................................................... 4-1 Boot Options.................................................................................................................. 4-2 Cables and Connections ................................................................................................ 4-2 Software Driver Installation .......................................................................................... 4-3 Upgrade Information ..................................................................................................... 4-4 PXI Express Configuration............................................................................................ 4-6 Chapter 5 Troubleshooting Appendix A Specifications Appendix B Technical Support and Professional Services Glossary Index NI PXIe-8105 User Manual vi ni.com About This Manual This manual contains detailed instructions for installing and configuring the National Instruments PXIe-8105 embedded computer kit. How to Use the Documentation Set Begin by reading the NI PXIe-8105 Installation Guide, a brief quick-start guide that describes how to install and get started with your controller. This manual, the NI PXIe-8105 User Manual, contains more details about changing the installation or configuration from the defaults and using the hardware. Conventions The following conventions appear in this manual: » The » symbol leads you through nested menu items and dialog box options to a final action. The sequence File»Page Setup»Options directs you to pull down the File menu, select the Page Setup item, and select Options from the last dialog box. This icon denotes a note, which alerts you to important information. This icon denotes a caution, which advises you of precautions to take to avoid injury, data loss, or a system crash. bold Bold text denotes items that you must select or click in the software, such as menu items and dialog box options. Bold text also denotes parameter names. italic Italic text denotes variables, emphasis, a cross-reference, or an introduction to a key concept. Italic text also denotes text that is a placeholder for a word or value that you must supply. monospace Text in this font denotes text or characters that you should enter from the keyboard, sections of code, programming examples, and syntax examples. This font is also used for the proper names of disk drives, paths, directories, programs, subprograms, subroutines, device names, functions, operations, variables, filenames, and extensions. © National Instruments Corporation vii NI PXIe-8105 User Manual About This Manual monospace bold Bold text in this font denotes the messages and responses that the computer automatically prints to the screen. This font also emphasizes lines of code that are different from the other examples. Related Documentation The following documents contain information you may find helpful as you read this manual: • PICMG EXP.0 R1.0 CompactPCI Express Specification, PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group • IEEE Standard P1284.1-1997 (C/MM) Standard for Information Technology for Transport Independent Printer/System Interface • PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.1, PCI Special Interest Group • PXI-5 PXI Express Hardware Specification, Revision 1.0, PXI Systems Alliance • PXI-6 PXI Express Software Specification, Revision 1.0, PXI Systems Alliance • Serialized IRQ Support for PCI Systems Specification, Revision 6.0, Compaq Computer et al. • ExpressCard Standard, Release 1.0, PCMCIA NI PXIe-8105 User Manual viii ni.com 1 Introduction This chapter provides overview information for PXI Express and the NI PXIe-8105 embedded controller. Benefits of PXI Express The PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) industry standard, an open specification governed by the PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), has quickly gained adoption and grown in prevalence in test, measurement, and control systems since its release in 1998. One of the key elements driving the rapid adoption of PXI is its use of PCI in the communication backplane. As the commercial PC industry has improved the available bus bandwidth by evolving PCI to PCI Express, PXI is now able to meet even more application needs by integrating PCI Express into the PXI standard. By taking advantage of PCI Express technology in the backplane, PXI Express increases the available PXI bandwidth from up to 132 MB/s to up to 6 GB/s for a more than 45x improvement in bandwidth. PXI Express maximizes both hardware and software compatibility with PXI modules. PXI Express hybrid slots deliver both PCI and PCI Express signaling to accept devices that use PXI communication and triggering or the newer PXI Express standard. Software compatibility is maintained because PCI Express uses the same OS and driver model as PCI, resulting in complete software compatibility among PCI-based systems, for example PXI, and PCI Express-based systems such as PXI Express. PXI Express, like PXI, leverages from the CompactPCI specification to define a rugged, modular form factor that offers superior mechanical integrity and easy installation and removal of hardware components. PXI Express products offer higher and more carefully defined levels of environmental performance required by the shock, vibration, temperature, and humidity extremes of industrial environments. Mandatory environmental testing and active cooling is added to the CompactPCI mechanical specification to ease system integration and ensure multivendor interoperability. The demanding timing and synchronization requirements of instrumentation systems are met by the integrated features of PXI Express. © National Instruments Corporation 1-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 1 Introduction Not only are the trigger bus, 10 MHz system reference clock, and star trigger bus available in PXI retained by PXI Express, but new timing and synchronization features that include a 100 MHz differential system reference clock for the synchronization of multiple modules and three differential star trigger buses for the distribution of precise clock and trigger signals have been added. Differential timing and synchronization signals provide PXI Express systems with increased noise immunity and the ability to transmit clock signals at higher frequencies. NI PXIe-8105 Description The NI PXIe-8105 PXI Express/CompactPCI Express embedded computer is a high-performance PXI Express/CompactPCI Express-compatible system controller. The NI PXIe-8105 controller integrates standard I/O features in a single unit by using state-of-the-art packaging. Combining an NI PXIe-8105 embedded controller with a PXI Express-compatible chassis, such as the PXIe-1062Q, results in a fully PC-compatible computer in a compact, rugged package. The standard I/O on each module includes DVI-I video, one RS-232 serial port, a parallel port, four high-speed USB 2.0 ports, a PCI-based GPIB controller, Gigabit Ethernet, a reset button, and a PXI trigger. The NI PXIe-8105 has an Intel Core Duo processor T2500 (Dual Core 2.0 GHz), 667 MHz FSB, all the standard I/O, and a 60 GB (or larger) hard drive. It also has an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot. Functional Overview This section contains functional descriptions of each major logic block on the NI PXIe-8105 embedded computer. NI PXIe-8105 Functional Description The NI PXIe-8105 is a modular PC in a PXI Express 3U-size form factor. Figure 1-1 is a functional block diagram of the NI PXIe-8105. Following the diagram is a description of each logic block shown. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 1-2 ni.com Chapter 1 Introduction

Core Duo Processor Host Bus Ethernet RJ45x1 PCIE Chipset Graphics Memory Controller Hub Memory Bus Ch. A/B SO-DIMM DDR2 SDRAM PC2 5300

Gigabit I MD DVI-I DVI/VGA USB 2.0 x4

Express Card/34 Slot GPIB GPIB x1 PCIE USB Chipset I/O Controller Hub USB 2.0 x4 SATA SPI SATA Hard Disk FLASH

Connector PCI E I C P 4 x E I C P 4 x PCIE Switch E I C P 4 x PXI E I C P 1 x E I C P 4 x LPC Watchdog SMB to PXI Trigger PXI Super I/OLPT COM1 SMB Connector

Express Triggers

Figure 1-1. NI PXIe-8105 Block Diagram The NI PXIe-8105 consists of the following logic blocks on the CPU module and the I/O (daughter card) module. The CPU module has the following logic blocks: • Socket 479 CPU is the socket definition for the Intel Pentium M processor families. • The SO-DIMM block consists of two 64-bit DDR2 SDRAM sockets that can hold up to 1 GB each. • The Chipset GMCH connects to the CPU, DDR2 SDRAM, video, and Ethernet. • The SMB to PXI Trigger provides a routable connection of the PXI Express triggers to/from the SMB on the front panel. © National Instruments Corporation 1-3 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 1 Introduction • The Watchdog Timer block consists of a watchdog timer that can reset the controller or generate a trigger. • The Chipset ICH7M connects to the PCI, USB, Serial ATA, ExpressCard, PXI Express, and LPC buses. • The USB Connectors connect the chipset to the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. • The Serial ATA Hard Disk is a 60 GB or larger notebook hard disk.1 The Serial ATA interface enables transfer rates up to 1.5 Gb/s. The hard disk also supports Native Command Queuing. • The PXI Express Connector connects the NI PXIe-8105 to the PXI Express/CompactPCI Express backplane. • The Super I/O block represents the other peripherals supplied by the NI PXIe-8105. The NI PXIe-8105 has one serial port, and an ECP/EPP parallel port. • The Gigabit Enet connects to either 10 Mbit, 100 Mbit, or 1,000 Mbit Ethernet interfaces. • The GPIB block contains the GPIB interface. • The ExpressCard/34 slot accommodates an ExpressCard/34 module. National Instruments Software National Instruments has developed several software tools you can use with the NI PXIe-8105. National Instruments’ hardware and software work together to help you make the most of your PXI Express system. The LabVIEW, Measurement Studio, and LabWindows™/CVI™ application development environments combine with leading hardware drivers such as NI-DAQmx to provide exceptional control of NI hardware. Instrument drivers are available at ni.com/idnet to simplify communication with instruments over a variety of busses. LabVIEW is a powerful and easy-to-use graphical programming environment you can use to acquire data from thousands of different instruments including USB, IEEE 488.2, VXI, serial, PLCs, and plug-in boards. LabVIEW helps you convert acquired data into meaningful results using powerful data analysis routines. Add-on tools provide additional 1 The High Temperature option controller provides a 30 GB PATA hard drive. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 1-4 ni.com Chapter 1 Introduction specialized functionality. For more information visit ni.com/labview and ni.com/toolkits. If you prefer to use Microsoft’s Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Visual Studio .NET for the core of your application, Measurement Studio adds tools for Measurement and Automation to each language. For more information visit ni.com/mstudio. LabWindows/CVI is an interactive ANSI C programming environment designed for building virtual instrument applications. LabWindows/CVI delivers a drag-and-drop editor for building user interfaces, a complete ANSI C environment for building your test program logic, and a collection of automated code generation tools, as well as utilities for building automated test systems, monitoring applications, or laboratory experiments. For more information visit ni.com/lwcvi. NI-DAQmx provides an extensive library of functions that you can call from your application development environment or interactive environment such as NI Signal Express. These functions provide an intuitive API for National Instruments’ multifunction DAQ products. Features available include analog input (A/D conversion), buffered data acquisition (high-speed A/D conversion), analog output (D/A conversion), waveform generation, digital I/O, counter/timer operations, SCXI signal conditioning, RTSI or PXI synchronization, self-calibration, messaging, and acquiring data to extended memory. For more information visit ni.com/daq. National Instruments’ Modular Instruments use specialized drivers suited to each product’s specialization. Express VIs provide customized, interactive programming of instruments in a single interface and soft front panels provide an interface for testing the functionality of each instrument with no programming required. NI Switches, DMMs, High-Speed DIO, High-Speed Digitizers, and Sources each have customized drivers for high-end modular instrumentation systems. RF applications leverage two drivers, NI-RFSG and NI-RFSA and Dynamic Signal Acquisition is available through NI-DAQmx. For more information visit ni.com/ modularinstruments. You can expand the timing and triggering functionality of your PXI system with PXI Timing and Synchronization products. These products provide precision clock sources, custom routing of triggers for multi-chassis synchronization, clock sharing, and more and are programmed with NI-Sync. For more information visit ni.com/pxi. © National Instruments Corporation 1-5 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 1 Introduction NI-VISA is the National Instruments implementation of the VISA specification. VISA is a uniform API for communicating and controlling USB, Serial, GPIB, PXI, VXI, and various other types of instruments. This API aids in the creation of portable applications and instrument drivers. For information on writing your own PXI instrument driver with NI-VISA, refer to the NI-VISA Getting Started Manual and the readme.txt file in the NI-VISA directory. For more information visit ni.com/visa. With LabVIEW for Linux and support for over two hundred devices on Linux with the NI-DAQmx driver, you can now create Virtual Instruments based on the Linux OS. Instrument control in Linux has been improved by the NI-VISA driver for Linux and NI Modular Instruments are partially supported. For more information visit ni.com/linux. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 1-6 ni.com 2 Installation and Configuration This chapter contains information about installing and configuring your NI PXIe-8105 controller. Installing the NI PXIe-8105 This section contains general installation instructions for the NI PXIe-8105. Consult your PXI Express chassis user manual for specific instructions and warnings. 1. Plug in your chassis before installing the NI PXIe-8105. The power cord grounds the chassis and protects it from electrical damage while you install the module. Caution To protect both yourself and the chassis from electrical hazards, leave the chassis powered off until you finish installing the NI PXIe-8105 module. 2. Remove any filler panels blocking access to the system controller slot (Slot 1) in the chassis. 3. Touch the metal part of the case to discharge any static electricity that might be on your clothes or body. © National Instruments Corporation 2-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration 4. Remove the protective plastic covers from the four bracket-retaining screws as shown in Figure 2-1. 1 1 Protective Screw Cap (4X) Figure 2-1. Removing Protective Screw Caps 5. Make sure the injector/ejector handle is in its downward position. Align the NI PXIe-8105 with the card guides on the top and bottom of the system controller slot. Caution Do not raise the injector/ejector handle as you insert the NI PXIe-8105. The module will not insert properly unless the handle is in its downward position so that it does not interfere with the injector rail on the chassis. 6. Hold the handle as you slowly slide the module into the chassis until the handle catches on the injector/ejector rail. 7. Raise the injector/ejector handle until the module firmly seats into the backplane receptacle connectors. The front panel of the NI PXIe-8105 should be even with the front panel of the chassis. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-2 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration 8. Tighten the four bracket-retaining screws on the top and bottom of the front panel to secure the NI PXIe-8105 to the chassis. 9. Check the installation. 10. Connect the keyboard and mouse to the appropriate connectors. If you are using a PS/2 keyboard and a PS/2 mouse, a Y-splitter adapter is available to connect both to a single USB connector. Refer to Figure 4-1, Y-Splitter Cable. 11. Connect the DVI monitor video cable to the DVI connector, or use the DVI-to-VGA adapter included with your controller to connect a VGA monitor to the DVI connector. 12. Connect devices to ports as required by your system configuration. 13. Power on the chassis. 14. Verify that the controller boots. If the controller does not boot, refer to the What if the NI PXIe-8105 does not boot? section of Chapter 5, Troubleshooting. Figure 2-2 shows an NI PXIe-8105 installed in the system controller slot of a National Instruments NI PXIe-1062Q chassis. 1 2 3

1 NI PXIe-1062Q Chassis 2 NI PXIe-8105 Controller 3 Injector/Ejector Rail

Figure 2-2. NI PXIe-8105 Controller Installed in a PXI Express Chassis How to Remove the Controller from the PXI Express Chassis The NI PXIe-8105 controller is designed for easy handling. To remove the unit from the PXI Express chassis, complete the following steps. 1. Power off the chassis. 2. Unscrew the bracket-retaining screws in the front panel. © National Instruments Corporation 2-3 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration 3. Press the injector/ejector handle down. 4. Slide the unit out of the chassis. BIOS Setup You can change the NI PXIe-8105 configuration settings in the BIOS setup. The BIOS is the low-level interface between the hardware and PC software that configures and tests your hardware when you boot the system. The BIOS setup program includes menus for configuring settings and enabling NI PXIe-8105 controller features. Most users do not need to use the BIOS setup program, as the NI PXIe-8105 controller ships with default settings that work well for most configurations. Caution Changing BIOS settings may lead to incorrect controller behavior and possibly an unbootable controller. If this happens, follow the instructions for restoring default settings in the System CMOS section. In general, do not change a setting unless you are absolutely certain what it does. Entering BIOS Setup To start the BIOS setup utility, complete the following steps: 1. Power on or reboot your NI PXIe-8105 controller. 2. When the message Press <DEL> to enter SETUP appears, press the Delete key on the keyboard. The message Entering Setup appears, and the setup program is loaded after a short delay. 3. When you first enter the BIOS setup program, it displays the Main menu. Use the following keys to navigate through the BIOS setup: • Left Arrow, Right Arrow—Use these keys to move between the different setup menus. If you are in a submenu, these keys have no effect, and you need to press <Esc> to leave the submenu first. (To use the arrows on the numeric keypad, you must turn off Num Lock.) • Up Arrow, Down Arrow—Use these keys to move between the options within a setup menu. (To use the arrows on the numeric keypad, you must turn off Num Lock.) • <Enter>—Use this key either to enter a submenu or display all available settings for a highlighted configuration option. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-4 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration • <Esc>—Use this key to return the parent menu of a submenu. At the top-level menus, this key serves as a shortcut to the Exit menu. • <+> and <–>—Use these keys to cycle between all available settings for a selected configuration option. • <Tab>—Use this key to select time and date fields. Main Setup Menu The most commonly accessed and modified BIOS settings are in the Main setup menu. The Main setup menu includes the following settings: • System Time & Date—This setting controls the time of day, which is stored in a battery-backed real-time clock. Most operating systems also include a way to change this setting. Use <+> and <–> in conjunction with <Enter> and <Tab> to change these values. • Require Keyboard to Boot—When Enabled, a missing or malfunctioning keyboard causes the BIOS to halt with an error. When Disabled, the BIOS allows booting without a keyboard. If you are using a USB keyboard, you may attach it at any time during the powered up state. To use this controller in a “headless” mode, you must set this option to Disabled. The default value is Enabled. Note Attaching a USB-to-PS/2 keyboard adapter may allow the system to boot even if no PS/2 keyboard is attached. • Num Lock—This setting indicates whether you turn on Num Lock at boot time. The default value is On. • SATA Port 0—This item displays the SATA devices detected in the system. Normally, you do not need to modify this item. However, if a SATA device is not autodetected properly, you can specify it manually by pressing <Enter> on the item. • IDE Channel 0 Master—These items display the IDE/ATA devices detected in the system. Normally, you do not need to modify these items. However, if an IDE/ATA device is not autodetected properly, you can specify it manually by pressing <Enter> on an item. • System Information—This setting displays a screen containing important system information about the NI PXIe-8105 controller. Advanced Setup Menu This menu contains BIOS settings that normally do not require modification. If you have specific problems such as unbootable disks or resource conflicts, you may need to examine these settings. © National Instruments Corporation 2-5 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration Caution Changing settings in this menu may result in an unstable or unbootable controller. If this happens, follow the procedures outlined in the System CMOS section to restore BIOS settings to their factory defaults. The Advanced setup menu includes the following settings: • Reset Configuration Data—A portion of the EEPROM on the controller is designated as the Extended System Configuration Data region (ESCD). The BIOS and Plug-and-Play operating systems use this table to store the Last Known Good configuration of system peripherals. If you experience resource conflicts or peripheral malfunction, set this setting to Yes to force the BIOS to recreate the ESCD on the next reboot. This is rarely necessary. • Integrated Peripherals—Use this setting to bring up the Integrated Peripherals submenu. Refer to the Integrated Peripherals Submenu section for more information. • Quick Boot Mode—When you enable this option, certain lengthy BIOS tests that rarely fail are skipped to shorten controller boot time. The default is Enabled. • Summary Screen—This setting controls the display of the summary screen shown after BIOS completes its initialization, but before booting takes place. You can disable this screen in the interest of shortening controller boot time. The default is Disabled. • PXE Network Boot—This setting enables the option for booting from a network PXE server on the subnet. The default is Disabled. • After Power Failure—This setting controls how the PXI Express controller should behave after an AC power loss event occurs. The controller can be configured to Stay Off when power is restored or Turn On when power is restored. The default is Stay Off. Note Removing the NI PXIe-8105 controller from a chassis will trigger a “Power Failure” event. When set to Turn On the controller will attempt to power on the chassis during re-insertion. • Power Button Instant-Off—This setting selects the OS environments where the PXI Express chassis power button should instantly power off the system. The controller can be configured to power off instantly in a Non-ACPI OS environment only (for instance, LabVIEW RT and DOS, but not Windows), power off instantly in Any OS environment (including Windows), or to not power off instantly in any OS environment. The default is Non-ACPI OS Only. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-6 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration Caution Be careful when choosing the Any OS option for this setting, as instantly removing power from an OS such as Windows can lead to data corruption. Integrated Peripherals Submenu Use this submenu to apply nondefault configurations to the front panel peripherals of an NI PXIe-8105 controller. Normally, you do not need to modify these settings, as the factory default settings provide the most compatible and optimal configuration possible. • Serial Port A—This setting enables or disables COM1. You also can change this setting to Enabled and modify the base address and Interrupt Request Level (IRQ) of a port. The default is Auto, which places COM1 at 0x3F8 IRQ 4. • Parallel Port—Use this setting to enable or disable LPT1. You also can change this setting to Enabled and modify the base address, IRQ level, and ISA Direct Memory Access (DMA) channel of the port. The default is Auto, which places LPT1 at 0x378, IRQ 7, using ISA DMA Channel 3 if necessary. • Parallel Port Mode—The PC industry has created several different modes of operation for this port over the years. Usually, the default setting works for all applications. However, if a parallel port device specifically requires a nondefault setting, you can change it here. The default is Bidirectional, for full IEEE 1284 capabilities. • Legacy USB Support—Use this setting to use a USB keyboard and mouse as if they were standard PS/2-style peripherals. You must enable this setting to use these devices in operating systems with no USB support and to boot from a USB floppy or USB CD/DVD-ROM. The BIOS setup screen always works with USB keyboards regardless of this setting. Certain real-time applications may require you to disable this setting to reduce loop time jitter. The default is Enabled. • AHCI Configuration—This setting determines whether AHCI mode is Enabled or Disabled for the SATA port. Some operating systems, such as Windows 2000, do not support AHCI mode. You can use this setting to disable AHCI mode so that non-compatible OSes function correctly. The default setting is Enabled. • Multi-Core Processing—This setting determines whether or not the second core processor on the Intel Core™ Duo processor T2500 is enabled. The default setting is Enabled. • Monitor DDC—This setting determines how the monitor DDC is routed. Use this setting to select whether or not the DDC is routed for an Analog monitor or a DVI monitor. In order to use a DVI monitor, this setting must be set to DVI. An analog monitor, however, will © National Instruments Corporation 2-7 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration function with this option set to either Analog or DVI. The DDC communication path is only enabled when set to Analog for an analog monitor, so certain advanced features of your analog monitor may only be enabled when routing DDC to Analog. The default setting is DVI. Note After changing DDC routing settings, a power cycle is required to enable the change. • ExpressCard Hot-Plug Resources—This setting determines whether or not resource pre-allocation is Enabled or Disabled for the ExpressCard port. When this setting is Enabled, the BIOS will pre-allocate memory space, I/O space, and PCI bus numbers for the ExpressCard port, allowing non-PCI Express-aware operating systems to support hot-plugging ExpressCard devices. When this setting is Disabled, no resources will be pre-allocated, and you may need to restart the OS when hot-plugging an ExpressCard device. The default setting is Enabled. • Hot-Plug Bus Gap—This setting determines the number of PCI buses that will be reserved by the BIOS for ExpressCard PCI-PCI bridges that may be hot-plugged in the ExpressCard slot. This setting is only applicable if ExpressCard Hot-Plug Resources is set to Enabled. The default value for this setting is 8 PCI buses. • Memory—This setting determines the amount of memory space, in bytes, that will be reserved by the BIOS for PCI-PCI bridges that may be hot-plugged in the ExpressCard slot. This setting is only applicable if ExpressCard Hot-Plug Resources is set to Enabled. The default value for this setting is 32 megabytes of memory. • Pre-fetchable Memory—This setting determines the amount of pre-fetchable memory space, in bytes, that will be reserved by the BIOS for PCI-PCI bridges that may be hot-plugged in the ExpressCard slot. This setting is only applicable if ExpressCard Hot-Plug Resources is set to Enabled. The default value for this setting is 32 megabytes of pre-fetchable memory. PXI Setup Menu Use this menu to control and route certain signals on the PXI Express backplane. Normally, you do not need to modify these settings. However, other sections of this manual may indicate that modifications are necessary and may lead to unpredictable behavior. • APIC Routing—This setting controls whether the APIC subsystem is enabled or disabled. Select Enabled to initialize the IOAPIC. Select Disabled to use the legacy PIC for interrupt routing. This item is valid NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-8 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration only for modern operating systems such as Windows XP or 2000. The default setting is Enabled. Note Refer to KnowledgeBase 3SIC67D8 at ni.com/support for detailed information about switching between APIC and legacy PIC mode for Windows operating systems. • PIRQx Routing—This setting selects the routing option for PXI Express/PCI Express devices connected to PIRQx. This setting affects OSes that do not use APIC routing. The default setting for all PIRQx options is IRQ10. • PCI Option ROM Error Reporting—When set to Enabled this setting allows the BIOS to display error messages when trying to load PCI Option ROMs. The BIOS may pause the boot process and wait for user input. When set to Disabled all Option ROM errors at boot time are ignored. Security Menu Use this menu to enable BIOS security options. • Set User Password—This setting allows you to specify a password that must be entered to boot the system. To activate this feature, you must first specify a Supervisor password and enable the Password on boot feature. By default, no password is specified. • Set Supervisor Password—This setting allows you to specify a password that must be entered to access the BIOS setup options. By default, no password is specified. • Password on Boot—This setting controls whether or not a password is required to boot the system. If enabled, the user must enter the User Password to boot the system. The default setting is Disabled. • Write Protect Boot Sector—When set to Yes, this setting prevents modification of a hard disk boot sector via INT 13h services, which may help prevent certain computer viruses from infecting the controller. This setting does not prevent boot sector modification by 32-bit operating system drivers that access the hard disk directly. The default is No. © National Instruments Corporation 2-9 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration Boot Setup Menu This screen displays the boot order of devices associated with the controller. The BIOS proceeds down the Boot priority order list in search of a bootable device. Devices under the Excluded from boot order list will not be used for booting. If the BIOS fails to find any bootable device, the message Operating System Not Found is displayed, and the system halts. • IDE HDD—The internal hard drive. • USB KEY—A USB based flash disk drive. • USB HDD—A USB based hard disk drive. • USB CDROM—A USB CD/DVD-ROM drive. • USB FDC—A USB based floppy disk drive. • PCI SCSI—A SCSI drive (hard disk drive or USB CD/DVD-ROM) connected through a SCSI controller in the PXI chassis. • PCI LAN—A PXE Network boot device, if PXE Network Boot is enabled on the Advanced menu. Exiting BIOS Setup The Exit setup menu includes all available options for exiting, saving, and loading the BIOS default configuration. As an alternative to this screen, press <F9> to load BIOS default settings and <F10> to save changes and exit setup. The Exit setup menu includes the following settings: • Exit Saving Changes—Any changes made to BIOS settings are stored in the battery-backed System CMOS. The setup program then exits and reboots the controller. • Exit Discarding Changes—Any changes made to BIOS settings during this session of the BIOS setup program are discarded. The setup program then exits and boots the controller without rebooting first. • Load Setup Defaults—This setting restores all BIOS settings to the factory default. This is useful if the controller exhibits unpredictable behavior due to an incorrect or inappropriate BIOS setting. Notice that any nondefault settings such as boot order, passwords, and keyboardless operation are restored to their factory defaults. This may produce undesirable behavior, and in heavily customized cases, may cause the controller to malfunction or fail to boot. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-10 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration • Discard Changes—Any changes made to BIOS settings during this session of the BIOS setup program are discarded. Unlike Exit Discarding Changes, however, the BIOS setup continues to be active. • Save Changes—Changes made to BIOS settings during this session are committed to battery-backed System CMOS. The setup program remains active, allowing further changes. System CMOS The NI PXIe-8105 contains memory backed up by a battery to store BIOS configuration information. Complete the following steps to clear the CMOS contents: 1. Power off the chassis. 2. Remove the controller from the chassis. 3. Move the jumper on W2 from pins 1–2 to pins 2–3, as shown in Figure 2-3. 4. Wait one second. Move the jumper back to pins 1–2. 5. Reinstall the controller in the chassis. Caution Do not leave the jumper on pins 2–3. Doing so decreases battery life and prevents the controller from booting. © National Instruments Corporation 2-11 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration 3 1 2 1 Normal Operation (Default) 2 Clear CMOS Contents 3 Pin 1 Figure 2-3. Clearing the CMOS Contents Drivers and Software Your hard drive includes a directory called images in its root that contains software and soft copies of manuals for the peripherals. The directory structure under the images directory is logically organized into several levels. In the images directory, you will find a manuals directory, an os directory, and a drivers directory. The manuals directory contains quick reference guides, technical reference manuals, and National Instruments software manuals, all in Adobe Acrobat format. To access any manual, change your directory to c:\images\manuals and list the contents of that directory. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-12 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration The os directory contains a subdirectory corresponding to the operating system installed on your computer. The drivers directory contains driver installers for the system peripherals. These files and directories are copied exactly from the manufacturer distribution disks, so the naming conventions vary from peripheral to peripheral. PXI Express Features PXI Express Trigger Connectivity The SMB connector on the NI PXIe-8105 front panel can connect to or from any PXI backplane trigger line. A trigger allocation process is needed to prevent two resources from connecting to the same trigger line, resulting in the trigger being double-driven and possibly damaging the hardware. At the time of this manual’s publication, this software is not yet available for Windows. Contact National Instruments for more information. PXI Chassis Configuration The PXI Platform Services software included with your controller automatically identifies your PXI Express system components to generate a pxiesys.ini and pxisys.ini file. You can configure your entire PXI system and identify PXI-1 chassis through Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), included with your controller. MAX creates the pxiesys.ini and pxisys.ini file, which define your PXI system parameters. MAX also provides an interface to route and reserve triggers so dynamic routing, through drivers such as DAQmx, avoids double-driving and potentially damaging trigger lines. For more information about routing and reserving PXI triggers, refer to KnowledgeBase 3TJDOND8 at ni.com/support. The configuration steps for single or multiple-chassis systems are the same. © National Instruments Corporation 2-13 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration Figure 2-4. Multichassis Configuration in MAX PXI-1 System Configuration 1. Launch MAX. 2. In the Configuration tree, click the Devices and Interfaces branch to expand it. 3. Click the PXI System controller. The chassis (or multiple chassis, in a multichassis configuration) is listed below it. Identify each PXI-1 chassis by right-clicking its entry, then selecting the appropriate chassis model through the Identify As submenu. The PXI Express chassis will be identified for you. Further expanding the PXI System branch shows all devices in the system that can be recognized by NI-VISA. When your controller and all your chassis are identified, the required pxisys.ini file is complete. The PXI specification allows for many combinations of PXI chassis and system modules. To assist system integrators, the manufacturers of PXI chassis and system modules must document the capabilities of their NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-14 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration products. PXI Express devices must provide a driver and .ini file for identification. These files are provided as part of the PXI Platform Services software included with your controller. The minimum documentation requirements for PXI-1 are contained in .ini files, which consist of ASCII text. System integrators, configuration utilities, and device drivers can use these .ini files. The capability documentation for a PXI-1 chassis is contained in a chassis.ini file provided by the chassis manufacturer. The information in this file is combined with information about the system controller to create a single PXI-1 system initialization file called pxisys.ini (PXI System Initialization). The NI PXIe-8105 uses MAX to generate the pxisys.ini file from the chassis.ini file. Device drivers and other utility software read the pxiesys.ini and pxisys.ini file to obtain system information. For detailed information about initialization files, refer to the PXI specification at pxisa.org. Upgrading RAM You can change the amount of installed RAM on the NI PXIe-8105 by upgrading the SO-DIMMs. To upgrade the RAM, remove the NI PXIe-8105 from the PXI Express chassis. To optimize both memory capacity and system performance, use the same size and speed memory module in each of the two module slots. The use of different size modules in each slot is supported, but system performance will be slower than using two matched modules. However, two mismatched modules will result in better performance than using a single module. National Instruments offers the following types of SO-DIMMs for use with the NI PXIe-8105 controller. • PC2-5300 512 MB, 64 MB ⋅ 64, CL 5, 1.18 in. max (NI part number 779302-512) • PC2-5300 1 GB, 128 MB ⋅ 64, CL 5, 1.18 in. max (NI part number 779302-1024) Note National Instruments has tested and verified that the DDR2 SO-DIMMs we sell work with the NI PXIe-8105. We recommend you purchase your DDR2 SO-DIMM modules from National Instruments. Other off-the-shelf DDR2 SO-DIMM modules are not guaranteed to work properly. © National Instruments Corporation 2-15 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration 1 2 1 DDR2 SO-DIMM Module 2 DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket Figure 2-5. Installing a DDR2 SO-DIMM in an NI PXIe-8105 Controller Hard Drive Recovery NI PXIe-8105 controllers include two methods of restoring the original factory condition of your hard drive. Hard drive-based recovery stores a factory backup on a separate portion of your hard drive allowing you to restore your controller without additional media. The NI PXIe-8105 controller also ships with an OS Recovery CD that allows you to reinstall your operating system onto your hard drive through an external USB CD/DVD-ROM. For more information on these tools, refer to KnowledgeBase 2ZKC02OK at ni.com/support. Note Your system hot key is <F4>. To access the hard drive-based recovery tool, press and hold <F4> when video first appears during the boot process. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-16 ni.com Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration If you need to recover your factory-installed operating system from a CD, you can use the included OS re-installation CD with an external USB CD/DVD-ROM drive such as a USB CD/DVD-ROM drive. Boot the PXI Express controller using the OS re-installation CD to recover the OS. You also may need to reinstall other software after using the CD to recover the OS. Note Recovering the OS erases the contents of your hard disk. Back up any files you want to keep. Installing an OS NI PXIe-8105 controllers include a preinstalled OS. In some cases, you may want to install a different OS. When doing so, consider the following guidelines. Installing from a USB CD/DVD-ROM The NI PXIe-8105 supports the installation of Windows XP from a USB CD/DVD-ROM. However, many other operating systems do not support installation from a USB CD/DVD-ROM. For example, Windows 2000 aborts during the install process because it does not have drivers for the USB CD/DVD-ROM device. As an alternative to a USB CD/DVD-ROM drive, you can use an external SCSI CD-ROM with a PXI-SCSI adapter. Note For additional assistance with installing or changing an operating system, refer to KnowledgeBase 2ZKC02OK at ni.com/support. © National Instruments Corporation 2-17 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration ExpressCard This section provides information on the installation and removal of ExpressCard modules. Installing an ExpressCard You can install an ExpressCard module while the NI PXIe-8105 is running. The NI PXIe-8105 will automatically detect the card. ExpressCards are generally marked with a symbol or a label to indicate which end to insert into the slot. The cards are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion. To install an ExpressCard, complete the following steps. 1. Hold the card so the top side is facing left. 2. Insert the card until it is completely seated in its connector. The connector has an automatic eject mechanism. If you insert the card and it is ejected, simply re-insert the card until it is seated. If you encounter too much resistance, do not force the card. Check the card orientation and try again. The NI PXIe-8105 will automatically recognize the ExpressCard and load the appropriate driver(s). Third-party cards may require that you install additional drivers. Contact your ExpressCard vendor for more information. Removing an ExpressCard To remove the ExpressCard module push in the module and then release to eject the card. Slide the card out of the slot. Caution To avoid data loss and other potential issues, stop communication with your ExpressCard device before removing it from the NI PXIe-8105. In Windows, use the Safely Remove Hardware tool to safely stop the ExpressCard. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 2-18 ni.com 3 I/O Information Front Panel Connectors Table 3-1 lists various peripherals and their corresponding NI PXIe-8105 external connectors, bus interfaces, and functions. Table 3-1. NI PXIe-8105 Peripherals Overview External

Peripheral Video DVI-I Connector Description Intel Graphics Media (24-pin DSUB) Serial COM1 (9-pin DSUB) Ethernet LAN (RJ45) Parallel Parallel Port (36-pin champ) USB USB 4-pin Series A stacked receptacle (4 ports) PXI trigger Trigger (SMB) GPIB device GPIB (25-pin Micro D) Accelerator 16550 RS-232 serial port 10/100/1000 Ethernet connection IEEE 1284 USB 2.0 capable Routing PXI triggers to or from the backplane trigger bus General-Purpose Interface Bus, IEEE 488.2

ExpressCard/34 module ExpressCard/34 slot ExpressCard/34 Expansion © National Instruments Corporation 3-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information Front Panel Figure 3-1 shows the front panel layout and dimensions of the NI PXIe-8105. Dimensions are in inches [millimeters].

] 4 6 . 8 [ 0 4 3 . 3.371 [85.62] 1.546 [39.26] .000 [0] ] 0 [ 0 0 0 . ] 2 7 . 0 5 [ 7 9 9 . 1 ] 9 6 . 9 1 [ 5 7 7 . ] 1 4. 6 5[ 12 2. 2 ] 3 1 . 9 5[ 82 3. 2 ] 5 5. 9 5[ 5 4 3. 2 ] 1 3 . 2 7 [ 7 4 8 . 2 4.393 [111.58] 3.840 [97.53] 3.551 [90.19] 3.165 [80.38] 2.490 [63.24] 2.063 [52.40] 1.550 [39.37] 1.069 [27.15]

Figure 3-1. NI PXIe-8105 Front Panel Layout and Dimensions NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-2 ni.com Chapter 3 I/O Information DVI-I Figure 3-2 shows the location and pinouts for the DVI connector on the NI PXIe-8105. Table 3-2 lists and describes the DVI connector signals. 1 9 17 24 8

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Figure 3-2. DVI Connector Location and Pinout Table 3-2. DVI-I Connector Signals Pin Signal Name 1 TMDS Data2– 2 TMDS Data2+ 3 TMDS Data2/4 Shield 4 Reserved 5 Reserved 6 DDC Clock [SCL] 7 DDC Data [SDA] 8 Analog vertical sync 9 TMDS Data1– 10 TMDS Data1+ © National Instruments Corporation 3-3 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information Table 3-2. DVI-I Connector Signals (Continued) Pin Signal Name11 TMDS Data1/3 Shield 12 Reserved 13 Reserved 14 +5 V Power 15 Ground (for +5 V) 16 Hot Plug Detect 17 TMDS Data0– 18 TMDSData0+ 19 TMDS Data0/5 Shield 20 Reserved 21 Reserved 22 TMDS Clock Shield 23 TMDS Clock + 24 TMDS Clock – C1 Analog Red C2 Analog Green C3 Analog Blue C4 Analog Horizontal Sync C5 Analog GND Return: (analog R, G, B) NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-4 ni.com Chapter 3 I/O Information COM1 Figure 3-3 shows the location and pinouts for the COM1 connector on the NI PXIe-8105. Table 3-3 lists and describes the COM1 connector signal. AMP manufactures a serial port mating connector, part number 745491-5.

5 9 COM1

1 6 Figure 3-3. COM1 Connector Location and Pinout Table 3-3. COM1 Connector Signals Pin Signal Name Signal Description 1 DCD# Data Carrier Detect 2 RXD# Receive Data 3 TXD# Transmit Data 4 DTR# Data Terminal Ready 5 GND Ground 6 DSR# Data Set Ready 7 RTS# Ready to Send 8 CTS# Clear to Send 9 RI# Ring Indicator © National Instruments Corporation 3-5 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information Note The pound symbol (#) indicates an active low signal. Ethernet Figure 3-4 shows the location and pinouts for the Ethernet connector on the NI PXIe-8105. Table 3-4 lists and describes the Ethernet connector signals. AMP manufactures a mating connector, part number 554739-1. 1 Ethernet 8 Figure 3-4. Ethernet Connector Location and Pinout Table 3-4. Ethernet Connector Signals Pin Fast Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet 1 TX+ TX_A+ 2 TX– TX_A– 3 RX+ RX_B+ 4 NC TX_C+ 5 NC TX_C– 6 RX– RX_B– NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-6 ni.com Chapter 3 I/O Information Table 3-4. Ethernet Connector Signals (Continued) Pin Fast Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet 7 NC RX_D+ 8 NC RX_D– Note The Ethernet controller can perform an automatic crossover, thus eliminating the need for crossover cables. Table 3-5. 10/100/1000 LAN Connector LED States LED Color LED State Condition Off LAN link is not established.

Top Green On (steady state) LAN link is established. On (brighter and pulsing) The controller is communicating with another computer on the LAN. Bottom (None) Off 10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected. Green On 100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected. Orange On 1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.

© National Instruments Corporation 3-7 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information Parallel Port Figure 3-5 shows the location and pinouts for the IEEE 1284 (parallel) connector on the NI PXIe-8105. Table 3-6 lists and describes the IEEE 1284 connector signals. Parallel port adapter cables are available from National Instruments, part number 777169-01.

1 18 19 Parallel Port 36

Pin Figure 3-5. Parallel Port Connector Location and Pinout Table 3-6. Parallel Port Connector Signals Default Configuration (LPT) Signal Name Signal Description

1 BUSY Device Busy 2 SLCT Select 3 ACK# Acknowledge 4 FAULT#(ERROR#) Fault 5 PAPEREND Paper End 6 PD0 Data Bit 0 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-8 ni.com Chapter 3 I/O Information

Pin Table 3-6. Parallel Port Connector Signals (Continued) Default Configuration (LPT) Signal Name Signal Description

7 PD1 Data Bit 1 8 PD 2 Data Bit 2 9 PD3 Data Bit 3 10 PD4 Data Bit 4 11 PD5 Data Bit 5 12 PD6 Data Bit 6 13 PD7 Data Bit 7 14 INIT# Initialize Printer 15 STROBE# Strobe 16 SLCTIN# Select Input 17 AUTOFD# Auto Line Feed 18 +5V +5 V 19–35 GND Ground 36 NC Not Connected Note The pound symbol (#) indicates an active low signal. © National Instruments Corporation 3-9 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information Universal Serial Bus Figure 3-6 shows the location and pinouts for the Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector on the NI PXIe-8105. Each controller has 4 USB ports on the front panel. Table 3-7 lists and describes the USB connector signals.

4 1 USB

Figure 3-6. USB Connector Location and Pinout Table 3-7. USB Connector Signals Pin Signal Name Signal Description 1 VCC Cable Power (+5 V) 2 –Data USB Data– 3 +Data USB Data+ 4 GND Ground NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-10 ni.com Chapter 3 I/O Information Trigger The TRG connector is the software-controlled trigger connection for routing PXI triggers to or from the backplane trigger bus. Figure 3-7 shows the TRG connector location on the NI PXIe-8105. Table 3-8 lists and describes the trigger connector signals. 2 1 Figure 3-7. TRG Connector Location and Pinout Table 3-8. TRG Connector Signals Pin Signal Name Signal Description 1 TRIG Trigger 2 (Shield) GND Ground © National Instruments Corporation 3-11 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information GPIB (IEEE 488.2) Figure 3-8 shows the location and pinouts for the GPIB connector on the NI PXIe-8105. Table 3-9 lists and describes the GPIB connector signals. ITT Canon manufactures a GPIB mating connector, part number MDSM-25SC-Z11-V51.

13 GPIB 25

1 14 Figure 3-8. GPIB Connector Location and Pinout Table 3-9. GPIB Connector Signals Pin Signal Name Signal Description 1 DIO1# Data Bit 1 2 DIO2# Data Bit 2 3 DIO3# Data Bit 3 4 DIO4# Data Bit 4 5 EOI# End or Identify 6 DAV# Data Valid 7 NRFD# Not Ready for Data NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-12 ni.com Chapter 3 I/O Information Table 3-9. GPIB Connector Signals (Continued) Pin Signal Name Signal Description8 NDAC# Not Data Accepted 9 IFC# Interface Clear 10 SRQ# Service Request 11 ATN# Attention 12 SHIELD Chassis ground 13 DIO5# Data Bit 5 14 DIO6# Data Bit 6 15 DIO7# Data Bit 7 16 DIO8# Data Bit 8 17 REN# Remote Enable 18–25 GND Logic Ground Note The pound symbol (#) indicates an active low signal. © National Instruments Corporation 3-13 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information ExpressCard/34 Slot The NI PXIe-8105 controller is equipped with an ExpressCard/34 slot on the front panel, which provides I/O expansion and options for removable storage. Figure 3-9 shows the location and pinouts for the ExpressCard/34 slot on the NI PXIe-8105. Table 3-10 lists and describes the ExpressCard connector signals. 26 ExpressCard/34 Slot 1 Figure 3-9. ExpressCard/34 Slot Location and Pinout NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-14 ni.com Chapter 3 I/O Information Table 3-10. ExpressCard Connector Signals Pin Signal Name Signal Description 1 GND Ground 2 USBD– USB Data – 3 USBD+ USB Data + 4 CPUSB# USB Presence 5 RESERVED Reserved by spec for future use 6 RESERVED Reserved by spec for future use 7 SMBCLK SMBus Clock 8 SMBDATA SMBus Data 9 +1.5V Power 10 +1.5V Power 11 WAKE# PE Wake 12 +3.3VAUX Power 13 PERST# PE Reset 14 +3.3V Power 15 +3.3V Power 16 CLKREQ# Clock Request 17 CPPE# PE Presence 18 REFCLK– Reference Clock – 19 REFCLK+ Reference Clock + 20 GND Ground 21 PERn0 PE Data Receive – 22 PERp0 PE Data Receive + 23 GND Ground 24 PETn0 PE Data Transmit – 25 PETp0 PE Data Transmit + 26 GND Ground © National Instruments Corporation 3-15 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 3 I/O Information Note The pound symbol (#) indicates an active low signal. Front Panel Features The NI PXIe-8105 has the following front-panel features: • A system reset pushbutton (press the button to generate a reset to the controller) • Two front panel LEDs that show PC status – The POWER OK LED indicates the power status of the controller. The LED will indicate one of the following states: • ON steady—PXI and onboard power is on and within regulation limits • BLINKING—One of the onboard power supplies is operating outside of the normal limits • OFF—The controller is powered off – The DRIVE LED indicates when an access to the internal hard disk is occurring. Data Storage The NI PXIe-8105 has the following data storage features: • Internal Serial ATA hard drive – 60 GB minimum 2.5 in. notebook hard drive (30 GB minimum PATA drive on Extended Temp Option controller) – Supports Native Command Queuing – Supports transfer rates up to 1.5 Gb/s • USB storage support—USB CD/DVD-ROM, mass storage device, or floppy drive NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 3-16 ni.com 4 Common Configuration Questions This chapter answers common configuration questions you may have when using a NI PXIe-8105 embedded controller. General Questions What do the LEDs on the NI PXIe-8105 front panel mean? Refer to the LED status descriptions in the Front Panel Features section of Chapter 3, I/O Information. After shutting down my NI PXIe-8105 controller, the Ethernet LEDs continue to blink. Is it safe to remove my controller or disconnect power? The NI PXIe-8105 controller Ethernet device remains powered even after shutdown. It is safe to remove your controller or disconnect power. How do I check the configuration of the memory, hard drive, time/date, and so on? You can view these parameters in the BIOS setup. To enter the BIOS setup, reboot the NI PXIe-8105 and press <Delete> during the memory tests. Refer to the Entering BIOS Setup section of Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration, for more information. Can I use the internal Serial ATA drive and an external hard drive at the same time? Yes. © National Instruments Corporation 4-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 4 Common Configuration Questions Boot Options What devices can I boot from? The NI PXIe-8105 can boot from the following devices: • The internal Serial ATA hard drive • An external SCSI hard drive or USB CD/DVD-ROM if an SCSI adapter, such as the PXI-8214, is used • A network PXE server on the same subnet • An external USB mass storage device such as a USB hard drive or USB CD/DVD-ROM • An external USB floppy drive • Most PCI or PCIe-based devices that provide an Option ROM Note There are some limitations when booting from a USB device. Windows XP can be installed from a USB CD/DVD-ROM, but earlier versions of Windows cannot. The NI PXIe-8105 BIOS configures the USB devices so that they will work in a DOS environment. How do I configure the controller to boot from these devices? There are two methods. • Enter Setup and select the Boot menu. You will see a list of all bootable devices, ordered by device type. You can set the boot order using <+> and <–>. Set the order by device type and set the order for the devices listed within the device type. • To boot from a different device without permanently changing the boot order, press <Esc> during POST. After the BIOS completes the POST and just before the controller boots the OS, the Boot menu is displayed. You can select the device type you want to boot from. Cables and Connections How do I plug both a PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard into the controller? The NI PXIe-8105 has no PS/2 connector, and you need to use a USB Y-splitter cable as shown in Figure 4-1, or a similar device, to connect both a PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard. National Instruments Part Number 778713-02 is such a cable and is available through the online catalog at ni.com/products. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 4-2 ni.com Chapter 4 Common Configuration Questions Figure 4-1. Y-Splitter Cable What if I don’t have a Y-splitter cable? Can I still use a mouse and keyboard? If you do not have a Y-splitter cable, plug a USB keyboard into any USB connector. You can also plug a USB mouse into any USB connector. How do I connect a standard 25-pin LPT cable to the NI PXIe-8105? The NI PXIe-8105 uses a type C LPT connector. Most parallel port devices use a type A connector. To use a device with a standard type A LPT connector, you need to use a type C-to-type A LPT adapter. Parallel port adapter cables, part number 777169-01, are available through the online catalog at ni.com/products. Software Driver Installation How do I install or reinstall the video driver? Refer to KnowledgeBase 3H3COSD8 at ni.com/support. How do I install or reinstall the Ethernet driver? Refer to KnowledgeBase 3H3COSD8 at ni.com/support. How do I install or reinstall the GPIB driver? The NI-488.2 driver for your GPIB port is installed by default when your controller is first shipped from the factory. To change the default installed driver, complete the following steps: 1. Download the latest GPIB driver from ni.com/downloads. 2. Install the driver and verify that the driver has properly detected the GPIB driver in the Device Manager. If you need more assistance, refer to ni.com/support/install. © National Instruments Corporation 4-3 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 4 Common Configuration Questions How do I install software from a CD? The compact size of the NI PXIe-8105 does not allow for an integrated USB CD/DVD-ROM drive. If you are using Windows XP, you have the following options: • USB CD/DVD-ROM—Windows XP supports installing from a USB CD/DVD-ROM using a bootable installation CD. • SCSI CD-ROM—Windows XP supports installing from a SCSI CD-ROM using a bootable installation CD. • Mapped network drive—You can use the Ethernet to connect to another computer. If you share the USB CD/DVD-ROM drive on the other computer, you can map the shared USB CD/DVD-ROM drive to a drive letter on the NI PXIe-8105. A USB CD/DVD-ROM drive is available from National Instruments, part number 778492-01. Upgrade Information How do I upgrade system memory? You can change the amount of installed RAM on the NI PXIe-8105 by upgrading the DDR2 SO-DIMMs. To upgrade the RAM, remove the NI PXIe-8105 from the PXI chassis. To optimize both memory capacity and system performance, use the same size and speed memory module in each of the two module slots. The use of different size modules in each slot is supported, but system performance will be slower than using two matched modules. However, two mismatched modules will result in better performance than using a single module. National Instruments offers the following types of SO-DIMMs for use with the NI PXIe-8105 controller. • PC2-5300 512 MB, 64 MB ⋅ 64, CL 5, 1.18 in. max (NI part number 779302-512) • PC2-5300 1 GB, 128 MB ⋅ 64, CL 5, 1.18 in. max (NI part number 779302-1024) Note National Instruments has tested and verified that the DDR2 SO-DIMMs we sell work with the NI PXIe-8105. We recommend you purchase your DDR2 SO-DIMM modules from National Instruments. Other off-the-shelf DDR2 SO-DIMM modules are not guaranteed to work properly. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 4-4 ni.com Chapter 4 Common Configuration Questions 1 2 1 DDR2 SO-DIMM Module 2 DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket Figure 4-2. Installing a DDR2 SO-DIMM in an NI PXIe-8105 Controller How do I flash a new BIOS? You can download the new BIOS from ftp.ni.com/support/pxi/. For more information, refer to KnowledgeBase 3H3COSD8. Where do I get the latest software drivers? The latest National Instruments software is available from ni.com/ downloads/. For peripheral drivers, refer to KnowledgeBase 3H3COSD8 at ni.com. My NI PXIe-8105 does not have an internal floppy drive. Is there a way to use an external drive? Yes. The NI PXIe-8105 controller supports and can boot from USB floppy drives. A USB floppy drive will not work with Windows NT4, but will work with Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Refer to the Boot Options section for more information. A USB floppy drive is available from National Instruments, part number 778492-02. © National Instruments Corporation 4-5 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 4 Common Configuration Questions PXI Express Configuration How do I use the SMB trigger on the front panel? For details, refer to the PXI Express Features section of Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration. Why doesn’t the NI PXIe-8105 work with the PXI-8220 or PXI-8221? The serialized IRQ line is not routed to the chipset on the PXIe-8105. This prevents PC cards using ISA interrupts from working with the PXIe-8105. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 4-6 ni.com 5 Troubleshooting This chapter answers common troubleshooting questions you may have when using the NI PXIe-8105 embedded computer. What if the NI PXIe-8105 does not boot? Several problems can cause a controller not to boot. Here are some things to look for and possible solutions. Things to Notice: • Which LEDs come on? The Power OK LED should stay lit. The Drive LED should blink during boot as the disk is accessed. • What appears on the display? Does it hang at some particular point (BIOS, Operating System, and so on.)? If nothing appears on the screen, try a different monitor. Does your monitor work with a different PC? If it hangs, note the last screen output that you saw for reference when consulting National Instruments technical support. • What has changed about the system? Did you recently move the system? Was there electrical storm activity? Did you recently add a new module, memory chip, or piece of software? • Refer to your chassis user manual for additional troubleshooting steps. Things to Try: • Make sure the chassis is plugged in to a working power source. • Check any fuses or circuit breakers in the chassis or other power supply (possibly a UPS). • Make sure the controller module is firmly seated in the chassis. • Remove all other modules from the chassis. • Remove any nonessential cables or devices. • Try the controller in a different chassis. • Try a similar controller in this same chassis. • Clear the CMOS. (Refer to the System CMOS section of Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration.) • Recover the hard drive on the controller. (Refer to the Hard Drive Recovery section of Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration.) © National Instruments Corporation 5-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Chapter 5 Troubleshooting My controller boots fine until I get to Windows, at which point I cannot read the screen. This may include garbled output, white screen, black screen, or an out of synch message from the monitor. This problem usually results from having the video card output set past the limits of the monitor. You will need to boot Windows in Safe Mode. To do this, reboot the controller. As Windows begins to boot, hold down <F8>. You should now be able to reset the video driver to lower settings. Try setting the resolution to 640 × 480 and the refresh rate to 60 Hz. Once you reboot, you can raise these values again, using the test option in Windows. These settings are accessible through the Advanced tab of the Display item in the Control Panel. Alternately, you can try a different monitor, preferably a newer and larger one. If the system has been booted without a monitor attached, the NI PXIe-8105 may have defaulted to the CRT connector being disabled. Press <Ctrl-Alt-F1> to re-enable the CRT in Windows. For additional information, refer to KnowledgeBase 3OHCFRD8 at ni.com/support. My system boots fine as long as a particular module is not in my chassis. The most common cause of this is a damaged module. Try the module in a different chassis or with a different controller. Also, remove any external cables or terminal blocks connected to the system. If the module does not work in these cases, it is likely damaged. Contact the module manufacturer for further troubleshooting. Refer to the KnowledgeBase or product manuals section at ni.com for more information specific to the chassis and controller with which you are having difficulties. My CMOS is corrupted. How do I set it back to default? 1. Enter the BIOS setup program as described in the Entering BIOS Setup section of Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration. 2. Press <F9> to load BIOS defaults. 3. Answer Y (Yes) to the verification prompt. 4. Select Save and Exit Setup. As an alternative method, complete the following steps: 1. Power off the chassis. 2. Remove the controller from the chassis. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual 5-2 ni.com Chapter 5 Troubleshooting 3. Move the jumper on W2 from pins 1–2 to pins 2–3 as shown in Figure 5-1. 4. Wait one second. Move the jumper back to pins 1–2. 5. Reinstall the controller in the chassis. Caution Do not leave the jumper on pins 2–3. Doing so decreases battery life. Also, the controller will not boot. 3 1 2 1 Normal Operation (Default) 2 Clear CMOS Contents 3 Pin 1 Figure 5-1. Clearing the CMOS Contents © National Instruments Corporation 5-3 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual A Specifications This appendix lists the electrical, mechanical, and environmental specifications of the NI PXIe-8105 embedded computer. Features NI PXIe-8105 CPU Intel Core Duo processor T2500 (Dual Core 2.0 GHz/667 MHz FSB) On-die L2 cache 2048 kB Dual-Channel DDR2 RAM 512 MB Standard 2 GB Maximum Hard Drive 60 GB Serial ATA, minimum* Ethernet 10/100/1000 BaseTX PXI Express 4 Link Configuration Supports 3 x4 links and 1 x1 link PXI Express 2 Link Configuration Supports 2 x4 links GPIB (IEEE 488 Controller) Yes Serial Ports (RS-232) Yes (1) Parallel Port Yes (1) Hi-Speed USB (2.0) Ports Yes (4) ExpressCard/34 Slot Yes PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector No PXI Trigger Bus Input/Output Yes Operating System Windows XP Professional * Extended Temperature option provides 30 GB minimum PATA hard drive. © National Instruments Corporation A-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Appendix A Specifications

Electrical Voltage (V) Current (A) Typical Maximum Physical Environment +3.3 2 A 3.5 A +5 1.5 A 3 A +5_STBY 0.6 A 1 A +12 1.5 A 3.75 A –12 0 A 0 A Board dimensions ...................................Four-wide 3U PXI Express module Slot requirements....................................One system slot plus three controller expansion slots Compatibility ..........................................Fully compatible with PXI Express Specification 1.0 Weight ....................................................0.97 Kg (2.14 lb) typical Maximum altitude...................................2,000 m (800 mbar) (at 25 °C ambient temperature) Pollution Degree .....................................2 Indoor use only.

Caution Clean the NI PXIe-8105 with a soft nonmetallic brush. Make sure that the device is completely dry and free from contaminants before returning it to service. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual A-2 ni.com Appendix A Specifications Operating Environment NI PXIe-8105 Ambient temperature range ............ 5 to 50 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-1 and IEC-60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 high temperature limit.) NI PXIe-8105 Extended Temperature Option Ambient temperature range ............ 0 to 55 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-1 and IEC-60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 low temperature limit and MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 high temperature limit.) Relative humidity range ......................... 10% to 90%, noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-56.) Caution The operating temperature must not be exceeded, even when used in a chassis with a higher temperature range. Storage Environment NI PXIe-8105 Ambient temperature range ............ –40 to 65 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-1 and IEC-60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 low temperature limit.) NI PXIe-8105 Extended Temperature Option Ambient temperature range ............ –40 to 71 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-1 and IEC-60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 limits.) Relative humidity range ......................... 5% to 95% noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-56.) © National Instruments Corporation A-3 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Appendix A Specifications Shock and Vibration Operational shock ...................................30 g peak, half-sine, 11 ms pulse (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-27. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 limits.) Random vibration Operating .........................................5 to 500 Hz, 0.3 grms (with solid-state hard drive) Nonoperating ...................................5 to 500 Hz, 2.4 grms (Tested in accordance with IEC-60068-2-64. Nonoperating test profile exceeds the requirements of MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 3.) Note Specifications are subject to change without notice. Safety This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following standards of safety for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use: • EN 61010-1, IEC 61010-1 • UL 61010-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1 Note For UL and other safety certifications, refer to the product label, or visit ni.com./certification, search by model number or product line, and click the appropriate link in the Certification column. Electromagnetic Compatibility This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following standards of EMC for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use: • EN 61326 EMC requirements; Minimum Immunity • EN 55011 Emissions; Group 1, Class A • CE, C-Tick, ICES, and FCC Part 15 Emissions; Class A Note For EMC compliance, operate this device according to printed documentation. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual A-4 ni.com Appendix A Specifications CE Compliance This product meets the essential requirements of applicable European Directives, as amended for CE marking, as follows: • 73/23/EEC; Low-Voltage Directive (safety) • 89/336/EEC; Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) Note Refer to the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for this product for any additional regulatory compliance information. To obtain the DoC for this product, visit ni.com/certification, search by model number or product line, and click the appropriate link in the Certification column. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) EU Customers At the end of their life cycle, all products must be sent to a WEEE recycling center. For more information about WEEE recycling centers and National Instruments WEEE initiatives, visit ni.com/environment/weee.htm. © National Instruments Corporation A-5 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual B Technical Support and Professional Services Visit the following sections of the National Instruments Web site at ni.com for technical support and professional services: • Support—Online technical support resources at ni.com/support include the following: – Self-Help Resources—For answers and solutions, visit the award-winning National Instruments Web site for software drivers and updates, a searchable KnowledgeBase, product manuals, step-by-step troubleshooting wizards, thousands of example programs, tutorials, application notes, instrument drivers, and so on. – Free Technical Support—All registered users receive free Basic Service, which includes access to hundreds of Application Engineers worldwide in the NI Developer Exchange at ni.com/exchange. National Instruments Application Engineers make sure every question receives an answer. For information about other technical support options in your area, visit ni.com/services or contact your local office at ni.com/contact. • Training and Certification—Visit ni.com/training for self-paced training, eLearning virtual classrooms, interactive CDs, and Certification program information. You also can register for instructor-led, hands-on courses at locations around the world. • System Integration—If you have time constraints, limited in-house technical resources, or other project challenges, National Instruments Alliance Partner members can help. To learn more, call your local NI office or visit ni.com/alliance. • Declaration of Conformity (DoC)—A DoC is our claim of compliance with the Council of the European Communities using the manufacturer’s declaration of conformity. This system affords the user protection for electronic compatibility (EMC) and product safety. You can obtain the DoC for your product by visiting ni.com/certification. © National Instruments Corporation B-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Appendix B Technical Support and Professional Services If you searched ni.com and could not find the answers you need, contact your local office or NI corporate headquarters. Phone numbers for our worldwide offices are listed at the front of this manual. You also can visit the Worldwide Offices section of ni.com/niglobal to access the branch office Web sites, which provide up-to-date contact information, support phone numbers, email addresses, and current events. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual B-2 ni.com Glossary Symbol Prefix Value n nano 10–9 μ micro 10– 6 m milli 10–3 k kilo 103 M mega 106 G giga 109 T tera 1012 Symbols ° Degrees. Ω Ohms. % Percent. A A Amperes. AC Alternating Current. B B Bytes. backplane An assembly, typically a printed circuit board, with connectors and signal paths that bus the connector pins. BIOS Basic Input/Output System—BIOS functions are the fundamental level of any PC or compatible computer. BIOS functions embody the basic operations needed for successful use of the computer’s hardware resources. © National Instruments Corporation G-1 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Glossary C C Celsius. cache Small portion of high-speed memory used for temporary storage of frequently used data. CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor—A process used in making chips. CompactPCI Express An adaptation of the PCI specification for industrial and/or embedded applications that require a more robust mechanical form factor than desktop PCI. CompactPCI Express provides a standard form factor for those applications requiring the high performance of PCI as well as the small size and ruggedness of a rack-mount system. D DC Direct Current. DDR Double Data Rate. DMA Direct Memory Access—A method by which data is transferred between devices and internal memory without intervention of the central processing unit. DVI The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video connector designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors. It was developed by an industry consortium, the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). E ECP Extended Capabilities Parallel. EEPROM Electronically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory. EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility. EMI Electromagnetic interference. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual G-2 ni.com Glossary EPP Enhanced Parallel Port. expansion ROM An onboard EEPROM that may contain device-specific initialization and system boot functionality. F FCC Federal Communications Commission. G g 1. Grams. 2. A measure of acceleration equal to 9.8 m/s2. GPIB General Purpose Interface Bus (IEEE 488). grms A measure of random vibration—The root mean square of acceleration levels in a random vibration test profile. H Hz Hertz—Cycles per second. I I/O Input/output—The techniques, media, and devices used to achieve communication between machines and users. IDE Integrated Drive Electronics—Hard disk and built-in controller. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. in. Inches. instrument driver A set of routines designed to control a specific instrument or family of instruments, and any necessary related files for LabWindows/CVI or LabVIEW. interrupt A means for a device to request service from another device. interrupt level The relative priority at which a device can interrupt. © National Instruments Corporation G-3 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Glossary IRQ# Interrupt signal. ISA Industry Standard Architecture—The original PC bus architecture, specifically the 16-bit AT bus. K KB Kilobytes of memory. L LAN Local Area Network—Communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. It is made up of servers, workstations, a network operating system, and a communications link. LED Light-emitting diode. M m Meters. master A functional part of a PXI device that initiates data transfers on the PXI backplane. A transfer can be either a read or a write. MB Megabytes of memory. MTBF Mean time between failure. N NI-488 or NI-488.2 The National Instruments software for GPIB systems. NI-DAQ The National Instruments software for data acquisition instruments. NI-VISA The National Instruments implementation of the VISA standard—An interface-independent software that provides a unified programming interface for VXI, GPIB, and serial instruments. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual G-4 ni.com Glossary P PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect—The PCI bus is a high-performance 32-bit or 64-bit bus with multiplexed address and data lines. PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. peripheral Any hardware device connected to a computer, such as a monitor, keyboard, printer, plotter, disk or tape drive, graphics tablet, scanner, mouse, and so on. PXI Express PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation—An open implementation of CompactPCI Express that adds electrical features that meet the high-performance requirements of instrumentation applications by providing triggering, local buses, and system clock capabilities. PXI Express also offers two-way interoperability with CompactPCI Express products. R RAM Random Access Memory—the computer’s primary workspace. resource Hardware settings used by devices in a computer system, including ISA interrupt level, DMA channel, and I/O address. RMS Root mean squared. See also grms. S s Seconds. SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic RAM (Random Access Memory)—Storage that the computer must refresh at frequent intervals. SO-DIMM Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module. SPI Bus Serial Peripheral Interface—A standard for controlling most any digital electronics that accept a clocked serial stream of bits. © National Instruments Corporation G-5 NI PXIe-8105 User Manual Glossary U USB Universal Serial Bus. V V Volts. VGA Video Graphics Array—The minimum video display standard for all PCs. W W Watts. NI PXIe-8105 User Manual G-6 ni.com

Index A advanced BIOS setup menu, 2-5 APIC routing BIOS setup, 2-8 B BIOS checking settings, 4-1 flashing new BIOS, 4-5 setup advanced setup menu, 2-5 booting, 2-10 discarding BIOS changes, 2-10 discarding BIOS changes without exiting, 2-11 entering, 2-4 exit saving changes, 2-10 exiting BIOS setup menu, 2-10 integrated peripherals menu, 2-7 load BIOS defaults, 2-10 main setup menu, 2-5 PXI setup menu, 2-8 saving BIOS changes without exiting, 2-11 boot options, configuring controller, 4-2 boot setup menu, 2-10 C CE compliance specifications, A-5 chipset GMCH, 1-3 chipset ICH7M, 1-4 CMOS clearing contents (figure), 2-12, 5-3 setting back to default, 5-2 COM1 connector connector locations and pinout (figure), 3-5 connector signals (table), 3-5 common configuration questions boot options, 4-2 cables and connections, 4-2 driver installation, 4-3 general questions, 4-1 PXI Express configuration, 4-6 upgrade information, 4-4 configuration, common questions boot options, 4-2 cables and connections, 4-2 driver installation, 4-3 general questions, 4-1 PXI Express configuration, 4-6 upgrade information, 4-4 configuration, PXI chassis, 2-13 connectors COM1 connector and signals, 3-5 DVI connector and signals, 3-3 Ethernet connector and signals, 3-6 ExpressCard connector and signals, 3-14 GPIB connector and signals, 3-12 parallel port connector and signals, 3-8 peripheral expansion overview (table), 3-1 trigger connector and signals, 3-11 Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector and signals, 3-10 conventions used in the manual, vii

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D data storage, 3-16 DDR SO-DIMMs installing, 2-15, 4-4 figure, 2-16, 4-5 DDR2 SO-DIMMs from National Instruments (note), 2-15, 4-4 Declaration of Conformity (NI resources), B-1 diagnostic tools (NI resources), B-1 directories and files installed on hard drive, 2-12 discarding BIOS changes without exiting, 2-11 documentation conventions used in manual, vii how to use this documentation set, vii NI resources, B-1 related documentation, viii DRIVE LED, 3-16 drivers, 2-12 directory, 2-12 installation GPIB (IEEE 488.2), 4-3 video, 4-3 NI resources, B-1 obtaining latest drivers, 4-5 DVI-I, connector signals (table), 3-3 E electrical specifications, A-2 electromagnetic compatibility, A-4 entering the BIOS setup, 2-4 Ethernet, connector, 3-1 location and pinout (figure), 3-6 signals (table), 3-6 examples (NI resources), B-1 exiting BIOS discarding changes, 2-10 setup menu, 2-10 with changes saved, 2-10 ExpressCard, 2-18, 3-14 connector location and pinout (figure), 3-14 connector signals (table), 3-15 installing a module, 2-18 module connector, 3-1 removing a module, 2-18 F features of PXI Express, 2-13 files and directories installed on hard drive, 2-12 floppy drive, using external floppy drive, 4-5 front panel connectors, 3-1 Ethernet, 3-1 ExpressCard, 3-1, 3-14 GPIB, 3-1, 3-12 parallel port, 3-1, 3-8 PXI trigger, 3-1 serial, 3-1, 3-5 trigger, 3-11 USB, 3-1, 3-10 video, 3-3 dimensions, 3-2 features, 3-16 LEDs, 4-1 functional overview of NI PXIe-8105, 1-2

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G GPIB (IEEE 488.2), 3-12 connector location and pinout (figure), 3-12 connector signals (table), 3-12 driver installation, 4-3 GPIB device connector, 3-1 H hard drive, 3-16 files and directories installed on, 2-12 recovery, 2-16 help, technical support, B-1 I IEEE 488.2, 3-12 images directory, 2-12 installation See also configuration configuration in MAX (figure), 2-14 injector/ejector handle position (caution), 2-2 NI PXIe-8105 installed in a PXI Express chassis (figure), 2-3 procedure, 2-1 removing NI PXIe-8105 from PXI Express chassis, 2-3 removing protective screw caps (figure), 2-2 installing an OS from USB CD/DVD-ROM, 2-17 overview, 2-17 installing the GPIB driver, 4-3 installing the video driver, 4-3 instrument drivers (NI resources), B-1 integrated peripherals BIOS menu, 2-7 K keyboard, plugging PS/2 mouse and keyboard into controller, 4-2 KnowledgeBase, B-1 L LabVIEW, 1-4 LabWindows/CVI, 1-5 LEDs, front panel LEDs, 3-16, 4-1 Linux support, 1-6 loading BIOS defaults, 2-10 LPT cable, connecting to NI PXIe-8105, 4-3 M main BIOS setup menu, 2-5 manuals directory, 2-12 mating connector COM1, 3-5 Ethernet, 3-6 GPIB (IEEE 488.2), 3-12 parallel port, 3-8 Measurement Studio, 1-5 modular instruments, 1-5 mouse, plugging PS/2 mouse and keyboard into controller, 4-2 N National Instruments software, 1-4 support and services, B-1 NI PXI-8105 connectors DVI-I connector and signals (table), 3-3

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NI PXIe-8105 benefits of PXI Express, 1-1 BIOS setup, 2-4 block diagram, 1-3 connectors COM1 connector and signals, 3-5 ExpressCard connector and signals, 3-14 GPIB (IEEE 488.2) connector and signals, 3-12 parallel port connector and signals, 3-8 trigger connector and signals, 3-11 Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector and signals, 3-10 data storage, 3-16 description, 1-2 front panel connectors, 3-1 dimensions, 3-2 features, 3-16 LEDs, 4-1 system reset pushbutton, 3-16 functional overview, 1-2 hard drive recovery, 2-16 installing DDR SO-DIMMs (figure), 2-16, 4-5 installing in a PXI Express chassis, 2-1 figure, 2-3 logic blocks, 1-3 peripheral expansion overview (table), 3-1 PXI Express trigger connectivity, 2-13 removing from a PXI Express chassis, 2-3 software, 1-4 specifications, A-1 troubleshooting, 5-1 upgrading RAM, 2-15, 4-4 NI support and services, B-1 NI-DAQmx, 1-5 NI-VISA, 1-6 O operating environment specifications, A-2, A-3 OS directory, 2-12 OS installation from USB CD/DVD-ROM, 2-17 overview, 2-17 P parallel port connector, 3-1 connector location and pinout (figure), 3-8 connector signals (table), 3-8 PCI Option ROM error reporting BIOS setup, 2-9 peripheral expansion overview (table), 3-1 physical specifications, A-2 PIRQx routing BIOS setup, 2-9 POWER OK LED, 3-16 programming examples (NI resources), B-1 protective screw caps, removing (figure), 2-2 PS/2, plugging PS/2 mouse and keyboard into controller, 4-2 PXI chassis configuration, 2-13 PXI Express connectors, function (logic block), 1-4 features, 2-13 setup menu, 2-8 APIC routing, 2-8 PCI Option ROM error reporting, 2-9 PIRQx routing, 2-9 trigger connectivity, 2-13 PXI trigger connector, 3-1

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R RAM DDR2 SO-DIMMs from National Instruments (note), 2-15, 4-4 upgrading, 2-15, 4-4 related documentation, viii S safety specifications, A-4 saving BIOS changes without exiting, 2-11 Serial ATA controller, using SCSI hard drive in addition, 4-1 Serial ATA Hard Disk, 1-4 serial port, 3-1 setting up the NI PXIe-8105 BIOS, 2-4 shock and vibration specifications, A-4 socket 479 1 CPU, 1-3 SO-DIMM logic block, 1-3 software See also drivers installed on your hard drive, 2-12 LabVIEW, 1-4 LabWindows/CVI, 1-5 Measurement Studio, 1-5 National Instruments software, 1-4 NI resources, B-1 NI-DAQmx, 1-5 NI-VISA, 1-6 specifications, A-1 CE compliance, A-5 electrical, A-2 electromagnetic compatibility, A-4 operating environment, A-2, A-3 physical, A-2 safety, A-4 shock and vibration, A-4 storage environment, A-3 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), A-5 storage environment specifications, A-3 super I/O logic block, 1-4 support, technical, B-1 system CMOS, 2-11 system reset pushbutton, 3-16 T technical support, B-1 training and certification (NI resources), B-1 trigger, 3-11, 4-6 connector location and pinout (figure), 3-11 connector signals (table), 3-11 troubleshooting CMOS reset, 5-2 controller does not boot, 5-1 damaged module, 5-2 NI resources, B-1 video display, 5-2 U Universal Serial Bus (USB), 3-10 connector function, 1-4 connector location and pinout (figure), 3-10 connector signals (table), 3-10 overview (table), 3-1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector, 3-1 V VGA location and pinout (figure), 3-3 overview (table), 3-1 video, 3-1 See also VGA driver installation, 4-3

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