|LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes|
The NI 5170R/5171R is protected against excessive temperatures and shuts down in the presence of excessive heat. In the event of an over temperature condition, the system responds at two set points. At an initial limit, the hardware and software will generate an error signal in the FPGA warning the user of a fault condition. Should the fault not be cleared and the temperature reaches a critical limit that may result in device damage, the device will shut itself down.
(NI-SCOPE) If the device powers down, you are notified with an error message in one of the following ways:
To re-enable your device after thermal shutdown, use one of the following methods:
During normal operation, the thermal protection should not engage over the rated ambient temperature range of the device, provided that the power consumption remains below 100% of the allowed power.
You can read the device temperature using the instrument design libraries. Refer to Configuration Overview for more information.