Download & Play

Getting Started with NI-RFmx Waveform Creator 2.4

Edition Date: November 2017

Part Number: 377065A-01

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The Download & Play feature enables you to download the waveform created by the NI-RFmx Waveform Creator and play it on NI hardware.

  • To open the dialog box, click Download & Play, as shown in the following figure.

Note: The Download & Play option in the main menu is enabled when you open at least one modulation window.

Controls

Enter the required parameters before you play the waveform on the hardware.

Device Name -

  • Lists the devices which are configured in NI-MAX.
  • When you select a device, internally an RFSG session is opned for that device. This session automatically closes when you select another device, click No Device, or close the Download & Play window.

Center Frequency, Power Level, External Attenuation, Reference Source, Frequency, and Markers - Values that you set on these controls are configured to the selected device.

  • When the device name is changed, and
  • When you click Create & Play

During waveform play, the values are also applied on the fly.

LO Offset Mode - Sets the LO offset mode to NI hardware and possible values are Auto, Disabled and No Offset. Default value is Disabled. Refer RFSG help for more information.

Signal Bandwidth - Based on the waveform configuration set in the Modulation window, Signal Bandwidth is calculated and set to this control when you click Create & Play.

Note: This is a read-only control.

Runtime Scaling - Sets the value to runtime scaling property, default value is -1.5 dB.

PAPR- Based on the waveform configuration from the Modulation window, PAPR is calculated and set to this control when you click Create & Play.

Create & Play -

  • When you select the device, a valid session is opened and the Create & Play button is enabled.
  • When you select No Device from the list of device names, the Create & Play button is disabled.
  • When you configure the selected device and click the Create & Play button, the waveform from the active modulation window's configuration is generated, download to the device, and played on the device.
  • The waveform generation is aborted when you click the Stop button.

Stop - Aborts waveform generation.

Waveform generation is also aborted, if you close the window, change the device name, or on any error condition from the selected device.

Status Textbox - Displays status, warning, and error information about the current device session. The window automatically clears the resolved errors.

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