Before downloading firmware to the NI 951x module ensure that the chassis or the NI 951x module slot is configured for Scan Interface Mode and that the NI Scan Engine is in Configuration mode. Use the NI Distributed System Manager to view and configure the scan engine mode. Use the Get Scan Engine Mode VI to read the scan engine mode programmatically. Use the Set Scan Engine Mode VI to set the scan engine mode programmatically.
|Note The NI 951x modules require high-speed interface slots when the module is used in Scan Interface programming mode. When the chassis is in Scan Interface programming mode, the high-speed interface slots are typically slots 1 through 4. When the chassis is in FPGA Interface programming mode, you can configure individual slots to use the high-speed interface.|
Complete the following steps to download firmware to the module.
|Note If the firmware update process is interrupted during transfer by removing the module or disconnecting power, click Download to restart the transfer.|