Configuring RT Target Settings (Real-Time Module)

Use the RT target Properties dialog box to configure the project properties for an RT target. You can configure general, VI Server, Web Server, access, and miscellaneous RT target settings using the RT target Properties dialog box. Right-click an RT target in the Project Explorer window and select Properties from the shortcut menu to open the RT target Properties dialog box.

Note  After setting the properties of an RT target, you must deploy the settings to the RT target before they take effect. Right-click the RT target in the Project Explorer window and select Deploy from the shortcut menu to deploy the target with the new settings.

You can configure additional settings for an RT target to set BIOS options, date and system time, and other advanced features.

Setting BIOS Options (RT Series PXI controllers and desktop PC targets)

You can improve the performance of VIs running on RT Series PXI controllers and desktop PC targets if you disable the legacy USB hardware in the BIOS of the controller.

Note  BIOS configurations and configuration interfaces for desktop PCs vary among different manufacturers and system models. Refer to the motherboard or system manual for information about accessing and configuring the BIOS settings of the desktop PC.

For RT Series PXI controllers, make sure the PXI controller has the following BIOS setting:

Integrated Peripherals

USB Keyboard = DISABLED

Additionally, for NI PXI-8170 controllers, make sure the controller has the following BIOS setting:

PnP/PCI Configuration

Assign IRQ for USB = DISABLED

Configuring Networked RT Targets

Refer to the LabVIEW Real-Time Target Configuration book in the Measurement & Automation Explorer Help, available by selecting Help»MAX Help from NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX), for information about configuring networked RT targets.

Configuring Desktop PCs as RT Targets

Refer to the Using Desktop PCs as RT Targets with the Real-Time Module document for information about configuring a desktop PC as a networked RT target.

Installing and Uninstalling Multiple-CPU Support

To take advantage of a multiple-CPU system, use the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard in MAX to install the NI RT Extensions for SMP. Refer to the Measurement & Automation Explorer Help for information about using the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard.

Note  Single-CPU systems perform best without the NI RT Extensions for SMP. Also, some applications, such as those that consist mainly of single-point I/O, can achieve lower latency using a single CPU without the NI RT Extensions for SMP. You can use the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard in MAX to uninstall the NI RT Extensions for SMP.

Multiple Ethernet Card Configuration

Use the Network Settings tab in MAX to configure a second Ethernet device for an RT Series PXI target. You can create real-time applications that can send multiple copies of data over different local networks and applications that can prioritize or isolate network traffic.

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