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This program was written to help users converting from the 6555/6 or other NI-HSDIO-supported instruments to instruments supported by the NI-Digital driver.
This code converts HWS, text, or binary files generated by the NI Digital Waveform Editor to .digipat and .digipatsrc files. The .digipat files can be directly opened with the NI Digital Pattern Editor for debug and/or modification. This converter also produces a .pinmap file and a .digitiming file, consisting of a single time set equal to your original waveform's sample rate with all pins defined as non-return.
Hardware and Software Requirements
LabVIEW 2016 (32-bit) or later
This code uses HWS and HDF5 libraries that are not compatible with 64-bit versions of LabVIEW
NI-HSDIO version compatible with your version of LabVIEW
NI-Digital version compatible with your version of LabVIEW
To install this, download and unzip the attached HDF5.zip file and place the unzipped folder in LabVIEW's user.lib folder
Steps to Implement or Execute Code
Install all above required software
Download, unzip, and run open the attached project
Run Main.vi, and follow the prompts that print to the front panel
As of this release, this converter does not support the following:
Converting patterns running at sample rates faster than 100 MHz on existing HSDIO instruments
Downsampling oversampled patterns
Compressing patterns with repeats, loops, or other op codes
David R Systems Engineer National Instruments
Example code from the Example Code Exchange in the NI Community is licensed with the MIT license.