Configuring an RT Target for Time-Triggered Communication (Real-Time Module)

LabVIEW 2017 Real-Time Module Help

Edition Date: March 2017

Part Number: 370622R-01

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Time-triggered communication using time-triggered shared variables requires you to configure RT targets with two Ethernet devices.

Supported RT targets: NI PXI-8170 and later. Desktop PC with Intel Pentium 3 or later or Athlon processors.
Supported Ethernet devices for PXI RT targets: NI PXI-8212, 8232, 8211, 8231 Ethernet Modules.
Supported Ethernet devices for Desktop RT targets: Intel-based 82559, 82540 network interface cards, such as the NI PCI-8232.

Complete the following steps to configure an RT target for time-triggered communication:

  1. In NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), expand and select an RT target under the Remote Systems category of the Configuration tree.
  2. Click the Network Settings tab on the right pane of the MAX window to display the network settings of an RT target. Configure the network settings of the RT target.
  3. Power down the RT target and then install the secondary Ethernet device. Refer to the RT target documentation for information about installing devices for the target.
  4. Power on the RT target.
  5. From the Network Settings tab in MAX, select the secondary Ethernet device from the Network Adapters listbox. The primary Ethernet device is labeled as (primary).
  6. Set Adapter Mode to Time-Triggered Network.
  7. Click Save to apply the changes or Revert to cancel.
  8. Click Yes when prompted to restart the RT target.
Note  If you format the file system of the RT target after you configure a secondary Ethernet device, you lose all Ethernet settings when you boot the target into safe mode and the RT target might recognize the secondary Ethernet device as the primary connection. Remove the secondary Ethernet device from the RT target and reconfigure the target.

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