Dynamic Generation:Idle State Property

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Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 370520P-01

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Short Name: IdleState

Property of niHSDIO

Specifies a dynamic generation channel state while the device is idle.

The following conditions cause the state to become idle:

  • The generation session completes normally.
  • The generation session is paused (due to an active Pause trigger, a wait script statement, and so on).
  • The generation session terminates because of an underflow error.
  • Channels explicitly disabled with the niHSDIO Tristate VI remain disabled, but the channel data value changes internally.

Re-enabling a channel with the niHSDIO Tristate VI while the device is idle causes the channel to go into an Idle state.

This property is valid only for generation sessions.

Related Topics

Tristate (24)

Sets the channel to a high-impedance state.

Note   NI 656 x devices do not support the tristate Idle state.
Logic high (1)

Sets the channel to a logic-high (high level) state.

Logic low (0)

Sets the channel to a logic-low (low level) state.

Hold last value (27)

The channel retains its previous value.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Datatype iL
High-level VIs niHSDIO Configure Idle State
Channel-based Yes


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