ICE Remoting Presentation


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NMDG developed different examples illustrating that it is possible to interact with NMDG ICE software from within LabVIEW 2011 or MATLAB R2012A, thanks to the ICE Remoting library and the .NET Remoting technology.

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ICE Remoting Presentation

  1. 1. TM LabVIEW and TMMATLAB support @ ICE © NMDG 6/2012
  2. 2. SummaryGoal: allow engineers to extend the capability of ICE by creatingapplications in their preferred development environment Here it is shown that it is possible to interact with ICE from within LabVIEWTM 2011 and MATLABTM R2012A using .NET remoting ● running on the same machine using an IPC channel (inter-process communication) ● running on different machines using a TCP channel (transmission control protocol) ● interacting with instruments and other schematics configured in ICE ● control RF and DC sources ● control switching matrices ● control RF and DC analysers ● initiate measurements ● retrieve calibrated(*) data from analysers and DUT ● possibly directly controlling additional hardware which is not controlled by ICE(*) the calibration itself needs to be performed in ICELabVIEW and MATLAB are registered trademarks of respectively National Instruments and The MathWorks, Inc © NMDG 2012 2
  3. 3. LabVIEW example #1 – ICE Getting Started – using IPC (I) © NMDG 2012 3
  4. 4. LabVIEW example #1 – ICE Getting Started – using IPC (II) LabVIEW allows to select the desired property or method of the IRemoteServer which is returned when opening the connection at the specified URL © NMDG 2012 4
  5. 5. LabVIEW example #1 – ICE Getting Started – using IPC (III) Schematic returned by IRemoteServer must be casted to RFSource in order to access its source-related properties © NMDG 2012 5
  6. 6. LabVIEW example #2 – ZVT8 – using TCP (I) ICE running on a R&S ZVT8 IP address : ICE .NET remoting server “ICE.rem” listening at port 7531 as TCP channel LabVIEW running on laptop connected to the same network © NMDG 2012 6
  7. 7. LabVIEW example #2 – ZVT8 – using TCP (II) Setting the frequency and output level of the RF source based on the unique name assigned in ICE Retrieving the time-domain and frequency-domain data from the DUT (e.g. “bf” at port 2) Converting the complex type defined in ICE to the complex type defined in LabVIEW © NMDG 2012 7
  8. 8. MATLAB example – ICE Getting Started – using IPC (TCP also supported) © NMDG 2012 8
  9. 9. Acknowledgements● NMDG wants to thank National Instruments and The MathWorks for their support © NMDG 2012 9
  10. 10. Contact info Want to try this capability? Contact us at © NMDG 2012 10