When the tester is set up to use the LOCAL program store, and after you have entered the part name, it will search for that name in the programs that are stored in its own non-volatile RAM. To store these programs you must use either the ‘group download’ or 'tester download' features described here.
GROUP DOWNLOAD USING THE SERVER
Before attempting to download a group of programs:
- Ensure that the server software is running on its PC, that the lead is connected from the tester's server port to the server PC, and that COM port is correctly set up in the server.
- Also ensure that the group you wish to use has been created within the server. (From the server top level menu, select ‘Setup’, ‘Groups’ etc - as explained in chapter 4).
To download a group of programs, at the tester's top-level display, press the PROGRAM soft-key; and then at the ‘Program Mode’ display, press the soft-key GROUPS. The next display will then prompt you for the name of the program group you wish to use:
As with other names, the group name can be typed in from the keyboard, entered using a bar-code reader connected to the tester’s bar-code port or chosen from a list of available groups.
After choosing the group to be downloaded, pressing the ENTER soft-key (or key) will commence the download and, after a few seconds you will see the following display:
Press ‘CONTINUE’ to return to the top level display. Your program group has now been loaded into the tester’s internal store and the server PC may be disconnected. These programs will be stored during power off, and will only be overwritten by another group download.
The following is a list of possible error messages, which may occur if there is a fault in the group download process, together with suggestions for the possible cause.
||The cable from the tester’s server port to the server PC
has a broken wire, or is not plugged in correctly.
||The COM port has not been set up in the server
|Server not running:
||Either the server PC is not powered on, or the server
application is not running.
The directory set up in the server application as the location of test programs does not contain a group with the requested name.
At all the above displays, pressing the CONTINUE soft key will take you back to the top level display.
TESTER DOWNLOAD USING THE EDITOR
A single program may be stored in the AT3600 using the PC editor.
Once a program has been entered using the editor and downloaded to the tester, the tester will display:
Press LOCAL SAVE and the program that has been downloaded from the PC editor will be saved in the tester’s local program store. Note that any programs previously stored in the tester will be lost.
All PC connections to the tester may be now be removed.