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sbrio-9651 to PC Ethernet Communication

I am working on a little side project to try and establish ethernet communication between a PC and a sbrio-9651.

 

I was just wondering, does it matter if the cable is a cross over cable or not?

 

Also, what are my options for ethernet communication? I wanted to get an overview for the different methods of communicaion so I could pick the best method.

 

Any literature or general advice for this project will be much appreciated.

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Hello,

 

I am Ed at National Instruments Technical Support. I'm happy to assist you with your query.

 

You can use either a standard cat 5 LAN cable or a crossover cable, a crossover cable is a LAN cable however the wires are "crossed over" so that the transmission lines at one end, are receiving lines at the other. You can use a LAN cable however and handle this programmatically knowing the cable lines. I have included below a link outlining the crossover cable to provide an illustration:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable

 

With regards to protocol usage I believe these articles linked below will provide you with the information you need as to standard communication.

 

1. http://www.ni.com/white-paper/5761/en/

 

2. http://www.ni.com/white-paper/5206/en/

 

3. http://www.ni.com/white-paper/12558/en/

 

4. http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/TCP-IP

 

5. http://kmbsmanuals.konicaminolta.us/bizhub3300P4000P4700PNetworkingGuide/what-is-auto-ip-topic.html

 

6. http://www.ni.com/white-paper/6746/en/

 

Note: Section 1 of link 4 is extremely useful on covering the core basics of internet communication and "handshaking" between devices. Link 1 describes the different Industrial-Based communication protocols you could use.

 

I hope that this is helpful and you are successful in your application.

 

Best regards,

 

Ed

 

 

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Hi Ed, thank you for getting back to me.

 

Do any of those tutorials or papers include how to establish ethernet communication using the FPGA Module and/or Real Time Modules?

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Can anyone help me with this query?

 

Any form of serial communication will do. 

 

Need to understand how to send serial data from an FPGA device to a PC or vice versa

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Okay I believe the following links with regards to the sbRIO-9651 should be helpful, the first link in page 2 describes physical and network setup for ethernet/usb communication. For selecting between the two communication methods, Ethernet will provide lower latencies than that of USB and since the sbRIO-9651 supports Gigabit Ethernet, will also provide a larger max bandwidth than the USB connection. In the first article an example is also referred to which should illustrate communication with the FPGA from your PC:

 

1. http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/376963a.pdf

 

2. http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/376962c.pdf

 

3. http://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/376960b.pdf

 

I hope that this is helpful and you are successful in your application.

 

Best regards,

 

Ed

 

 

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