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For each Source, the following information and mapping options are available at edit-time

Sources Settings
Type

Displays the type of source:

  • Voltage Source
The Source will output a voltage during the simulation.  The magnitude of this voltage is determined by the  magnitude of the signal mapped to the Source.
  • Current Source
The Source will output a current during the simulation.  The magnitude of this current is determined by the magnitude of the signal mapped to the Source.
Group

Filters the list of available elements to be mapped to the Source. The available options are defined by the selected Hardware Configuration, however it is typical to see the following options by default:

  • CPU (VeriStand)
VeriStand custom device channels on the CPU. If this Group is selected, the Element dropdown is populated with a single option displaying the name of the custom device channel whose value is mapped.
  • Sinewaves
Sinewave outputs of the Sinewave Generators. In the Element dropdown, select the index of the Sinewave Generator whose output signal to map.
  • Machine
Output channels of the Machine Model. In the Element dropdown, select the name of the channel to map.
  • Analog Inputs
Analog Input channels of the PXI card.  In the Element dropdown, select the index of the AI channel to map.
Element

The name or index of the signal to be mapped to the Source. The options available in this dropdown depend on the selected Group.

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