C Series Module Properties Dialog Box for the NI 9218 (FPGA Interface)

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Edition Date: December 2017

Part Number: 373197L-01

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Right-click an NI 9218 C Series module in the Project Explorer window and select Properties from the shortcut menu to display this dialog box.

Use this dialog box to configure a C Series module.

This dialog box includes the following components:

  • Name—Specifies the name of the C Series module, which appears in the Project Explorer window. LabVIEW assigns a default name to the module based on the slot number. You can use this field to give the module a descriptive name.
  • Type—Specifies the type of C Series module. You cannot change this option.
  • Location—Specifies a slot in the chassis for the C Series module.
  • Calibration Mode—Sets the calibration mode for the C Series module. Select Calibrated if you want the FPGA I/O Node to return calibrated, fixed-point data from the module. Refer to the table below for information about the units and encoding of the fixed-point data depending on the channel mode. Select Raw if you want the FPGA I/O Node to return calibrated, binary data from the module. If you select Raw, you must convert the analog input values in the host VI. The default is Calibrated.

    Channel ModeUnits of Fixed-Point DataInteger TypeWord LengthInteger Word LengthTypical Measurement Range
    ±16 VVoltsSigned 35 bits 7 bits ±16.3 V
    ±20 mAAmpsSigned 35 bits 7 bits 24.4 mA
    ±22 mV/V Bridge Volts/voltSigned 35 bits 7 bits 22.1 mV/V
    ±5 V IEPEVoltsSigned 35 bits 7 bits 5.33 V
    ±60 VVoltsSigned 35 bits 7 bits ±62.1 V
    ±65 mVVolts Signed 35 bits 7 bits 73.5 mV
  • Data Rate—Specifies the rate at which the module acquires data.
  • Enable TEDS Support—Place a checkmark in this checkbox if you want to enable TEDS support in the FPGA and host VIs for this module.
  • Channels—Specifies the channel(s) for which you want to select the mode and range.
  • Master Timebase Source—Specifies the master timebase source that the module uses.
  • Export Onboard Clock—Place a checkmark in this checkbox if you want to make this module accessible as a master timebase source to other modules.
  • Selected Channel(s) Settings—Specifies the mode and range for each channel.
    • Input Configuration—Sets the mode for the selected channel(s).
    Note Note  The following channel modes require a connection accessory.
    Channel Mode Connection Accessory
    ±20 mA NI 9983D
    ±22 mV/V Bridge 120 Ω Quarter-Bridge Completion NI 9984D
    350 Ω Quarter-Bridge Completion NI 9985D
    Half-Bridge Completion NI 9986D
    ±60 V NI 9987D


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