Installing the Controller in the VXI Card Cage
Installing Other Interfaces
20 Installing and Configuring the Hardware
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You must power down the VXI card cage before installing the
VXI Pentium Controller in the card cage. You must also leave
the card cage powered-down until you have finished installing
any other interface card(s) in the controller (if needed) and
connecting the peripherals to the controller, as explained in the
next two sections of this chapter.
To begin the hardware installation, you must first install the VXI Pentium
Controller in the VXI card cage. To do this, first power down the VXI card
cage by turning off the power switch on the card cage. Then insert the
controller into two adjacent, open slots of your VXI card cage (typically,
slots 0 and 1.)
Leave the VXI card cage powered down while you complete the hardware
installation steps explained in the next two sections of this chapter. You may
power up the VXI card cage (and thereby power up the VXI Pentium
Controller) only after you have completed installing the rest of the hardware
as explained in the following two sections.
If you have no other, separately-purchased interface card(s) to install in the
VXI Pentium Controller, simply skip this section and continue with the
next section, "Connecting the Peripherals."
The VXI Pentium Controller includes one HP-22 GPIB interface card which
is pre-installed in Slot 1 of the controller. If you purchased any other
interface card(s) you wish to use with the controller, then follow the
documentation provided with each interface product now to install the other
interface card(s) in the controller.
Here are some simple reminders for installing any other interface card(s) in
the VXI Pentium Controller:
Note that the existing HP-22 GPIB card was pre-installed in Slot 1
(rather than in Slot 0) to provide better cable clearance for the HP-22
card's connector on the front panel of the controller. Therefore, if you
wish to install only one more interface card, you may want to leave the
existing HP-22 card in Slot 1 and install the new card in Slot 0.
When removing either the face plate covering Slot 0, or the HP-22
GPIB interface card in Slot 1, loosen the two thumb screws on the face
plate or interface's connector plate. If the screws will not loosen by
hand, use a flat-bladed screw driver to gently turn the screw in the