testConnection

Test connection between host and radio hardware

Syntax

testConnection(dev)
testConnection(dev,HostIPAddress)

Description

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testConnection(dev) tests the connection to the radio hardware specified by dev. The function checks the hardware-software compatibility, the data paths between host and radio hardware, and the RF loopback.

Before calling the function, make sure the SD card configured during hardware setup is inserted into the reader of the radio hardware. You can also configure an SD card by using the downloadImage function.

For the RF loopback test, connect a cable or antenna to the transmit-and-receive connectors.

testConnection(dev,HostIPAddress) also tests the network connection of the host computer specified by HostIPAddress.

Examples

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Test connection to radio hardware interfaced with comm.SDRDevAD936x radio object.

dev = sdrdev('AD936x');
testConnection(dev);
## Pinging radio IP address
## Checking compatibility of software with hardware
## Establishing connection to hardware. This process can take several seconds.
## Testing data path from Zynq board to host
## Establishing connection to hardware. This process can take several seconds.
## Waveform transmission has started successfully and will repeat indefinitely. 
## Call the release method to stop the transmission.
## Establishing connection to hardware. This process can take several seconds.
## All tests PASSED.

Input Arguments

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Interface to radio hardware, specified as one of the following objects:

To create these objects, use the sdrdev function.

IP address of the host network connection, specified as a dotted-quad character vector. This IP address is configured during hardware setup. See Guided Host-Radio Hardware Setup.

Introduced in R2014b