The RadiCentre is a product of Raditeq, which is an flexible communication system for EMC measurement related products. It allows to insert different types of plugincards to create a specific measurement setup.
More information on how to use the RadiCentre is present in the product manual of the RadiCentre.
Several RadiMation® device drivers support the control of measurement devices that are fitted in the RadiCentre. The advanced configuration settings of those device drivers, at least contain the following RadiCentre related tabs:
There are several methods in which the RadiCentre can be connected to the PC. The RadiCentre can for example be connected directly to the PC, or through a plugincard in a RadiCentre 1 or a multi-slot RadiCentre. More information on how to use the RadiCentre is present in the product manual of the RadiCentre. The settings on the RadiCentre tab can be used to specify how the RadiCentre is connected.
When the RadiCentre is connected to a multi-slot RadiCentre, also the slot number in which the plugincard is fitted, should be specified.
|Directly to PC||Specifies that the RadiCentre is connected directly to the PC, without the use of a RadiCentre.|
|RadiCentre 1||Specifies that the RadiCentre is connected to a plugincard that is fitted in a RadiCentre 1.|
|RadiCentre Multi-slot||Specifies that the RadiCentre is connected to a plugincard that is fitted in a multi-slot RadiCentre.|
|Device ID||Specifies the slot in the multi-slot RadiCentre in which the plugincard of the RadiCentre is fitted.|
The settings on this RadiCentre tab, only specifies if and which RadiCentre is used. The communication settings on the Communication tab specify the connection settings to communication with the measurement device.
The configuration on the Communication tab should be configured depending on the outgoing connection from the PC. Thus if Directly to PC is selected, the communication settings should be configured as what is actually used between the PC and the RadiCentre itself. If RadiCentre 1 or RadiCentre Multi-slot is selected, the communication settings should be configured as what is actually used between the PC and the RadiCentre. In the configuration where a RadiPower is connected with USB to a Multi-slot RadiCentre, which is connected by GPIB to the PC, the communication settings of the RadiPower device driver should thus be GPIB.
If the RadiCentre is for example connected to slot 3 of a multi-slot RadiCentre which has IP address 192.168.178.95 and is connected by LAN to the PC, the following settings should be configured in the device driver of the RadiCentre:
- RadiCentre tab
- Connection type: RadiCentre Multi-slot
- Device ID: 3
- Communication tab
- Communication Stream: VISA
- LAN: 192.168.178.95
On the Communication tab, the desired communication method can be selected and configured. Depending on the selected method, additional relevant settings are shown and can be configured.
|Communication Streams||Selects the medium or method that should be used to communicate with the device. Depending on the capabilities of the device this can be one or more of:
See the Communication Settings in Chapter 15, on how to configure each of these methods.