niRFSG Initialize VI

NI RF Signal Generators Help (NI-RFSG 18.1)

Edition Date: June 2018
Part Number: 371025V-01
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Opens a session to the device you specify as the resource name and returns an instrument handle that you use to identify the NI-RFSG device in all subsequent NI-RFSG VIs.

Supported Devices: PXI-5610, PXIe-5611, PXIe-5644/5645/5646, PXI/PXIe-5650/5651/5652, PXIe-5653/5654/5654 with PXIe-5696, PXI-5670/5671, PXIe-5672/5673/5673E, PXIe-5820/5840

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NI-RFSG Instrument Driver Programming Flow


niRFSG Initialize


resource name specifies the resource name of the device to initialize.


id query specifies whether NI-RFSG performs an ID query. Set this parameter to TRUE to perform an ID query. Set this parameter to FALSE to not perform an ID query.


reset device specifies whether you want to reset the NI-RFSG device during the initialization procedure. Set this parameter to TRUE to reset the device. Set this parameter to FALSE to not reset the device.


error in describes error conditions that occur before this node runs. This input provides standard error in functionality.


instrument handle passes a reference to your instrument session to the next VI. instrument handle is obtained from this VI or the niRFSG Initialize With Options VI.


error out contains error information. This output provides standard error out functionality.


Refer to the following VIs for examples of using the niRFSG Initialize VI.

  • RFSG Getting Started Single Tone Generation VI: labview\examples\instr\niRFSG

  • RFSG Arbitrary Waveform Generation (Arb) VI: labview\examples\instr\niRFSG

  • RFSG Getting Started Script (Script) VI: labview\examples\instr\niRFSG


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