Which hardware? Go to top

BBT platform supports variety of hardware devices which may be used as a part of the test setup. However, the typical hardware test setup is used in most most of the testing use-cases:

  • PC platform with additional 1 Gigabit ethernet connection
  • RT-AV100 device for capturing and streaming of audio and video signals
  • Controlable remote controller emulator device
  • Cables
  • USB dongle with the HASP key

This section provides information about how to set basic hardware setup (Figure 1) for automated testing of multimedia devices based on our BBT platform. This basic hardware set-up allows user to connect DUT (device under test) with our BBT system, to control it via remote controller emulator and to grab audio/video componets from the dedicated audio/video source.

BBT basic setup
Figure 1: BBT basic setup
 

System requirements Go to top

BBT recommends that your system meets the following hardware and software requirements to achieve a satisfactory level of performance:

  • Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7/8 (32 bit, 64 bit)*
  • Dual Core CPU at 2GHz
  • At least 2 GB RAM
  • 1 x Ethernet connection with minimum bandwith speed of 100 Mbps (internet connection)
  • 1 x Ethernet connection with minimum bandwith speed of 1.0 Gbps (connection with RT-AV100 device)

*At this stage only  PC platform with Windows operating system is supported. For more information please contact support at Email: support.bbt@rt-rk.com

 

Connecting the RT-AV100 grabber device to the PC Go to top

A connection between PC and RT-AV100 grabber device is established using standard LAN cable. One end of a LAN cable should be plugged into the RJ-45 LAN connector (Figure 2) located on the back side of the RT-AV100, while the other end of the cable must be plugged into the PC LAN card port with the bandwith speed of 1.0 Gbps.

RTAV101BackPanel
Figure 2: Ethernet connector at the back panel of a RT-AV100 device
 

Configuring LAN settings Go to top

A connection with the RT-AV100 device should be done using static IP address. The default static IP addres of the RT-AV100 device is 172.16.0.200.

 
Configuring LAN settings on Windows 7 OS Go to top

In order to configure LAN settings on the PC with the Windows 7 operating system, follow next steps:

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center (1) from the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center  (Figure 3)
    ControlPanel
    Figure 3: Control Panel
  2. Clik on the Change adapter settings (2) item from the left panel  (Figure 4)
    ChangeAdapterSettingsHalf
    Figure 4: Change adapter settings
  3. Locate your network connection (3) with the bandwith speed of 1.0 Gbps (Figure 5)
  4. Right click on the selected network connection and when the menu appears, click on the Properties (4) item (Figure 5)
    NetworkConnections
    Figure 5: Network Conections example
  5. When the Local properties window appears, select and open the Internet and Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) by clicking on the Properties (5) button (Figure 7)
    LocalProperties
    Figure 7: Local Properties
  6. Check the Use the following IP address and enter the correct IP address (6)  that corresponds with your network setup (Figure 8). For example, if the RT-AV100 device has an IP address of 172.16.0.215, then the IP address of the LAN connection should be 172.16.0.XXX (where XXX is number less then 215, for example, 172.16.0.100)
  7. The Subnet mask (7) should be: 255.255.0.0 (Figure 6)
  8. Confirm changes by clicking on the OK (8) button (Figure 6)
    IPv4
    Figure 6: Internet Protocol Version 4
  9. After configuring your static IP network conection, click on the Configure button(8) from the Local properties window (Figure 7)
    LocalPropertiesConfigure
    Figure 7: Local Properties
  10. Select the Advanced tab (10) from the Controller properties window (Figure 8)
  11. Locate the property named Speed & Duplex (11) (Figure 8)
  12. Set the value to 1.0 Gbps Full  Duplex (12) (Figure 8)
  13. Confirm changes by clicking on the OK (13) button (Figure 8)
    ControllerProperties
    Figure 8: Controller Properties

For optimum network performance set the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value by following next steps:

  1. Run the Registry Editor (RegEdit) by typing regedit command in the search box opened by clicking on the Start menu
  2. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces  (Figure 9)
  3. Select the registry sub-key of the network interface (2) that you want to change its MTU.  As a guide, you can look through the list of interface available, and find the one that has IP address or gateway IP address (3) which matches your LAN card interface IP (Figure 9)
    Registry
    Figure 9: Editing MTU value by using Registry Editor
  4. If the MTU value does not exist go to the step 5; otherwise go to the step 6
  5. Right click on the blank area of the right panel (5) and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value (Figure 10)
    RegistryAddValue
    Figure 10: Adding new DWORD (32-bit) Value into registry
  6. Name the new registry value as MTU
  7. Right click on MTU and select Modify, and enter the desired MTU value in Decimal (7) (Figure 11)
  8. MTU value (8) should be 1500 (Figure 11)
  9. Click OK (9) to set the new MTU (Figure 11)
EditDWORD
Figure 11: Editing DWORD value in Registry Editor

Exit Registry Editor and restart the computer

After configuring your network settings, power up RT-AV100 device by switching ON/OFF button (Figure 12).

RTAV100Front
Figure 12: RTAV100 Front Panel

 

Now you can open the command prompt and do the ping command to verify that connection is created successfully. Follow next steps:

  1. Open the Command prompt by clicking the Start button, enter the cmd in the Search Box and press Enter (Figure 13)
    Cmd
    Figure 13: Run Comand Promt from Search Box
  2. In the Command prompt window enter the following command: “ping XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX” and press Enter, where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is IP address of your RT-AV100 device (Figure 14)
  3. If the connection is created successfully, the device should reply on the ping command (Figure 14)
    ping
    Figure 14: Pinging RTAV100 device

 

Configuring RT-AV100 device Go to top

If user whishes to configure the RT-AV100 device, it is possible to do it by using the ConfigNAViC stand-alone application which is used for configuring network and firmware update.

To change the network configuration of the RT-AV100 device, follow next steps:

  1. Start the ConfigNAViC application, specify current IP address of the RT-AV100 device and press the Connect button  (Figure 15)
    ConfigRTAV
    Figure 15: RTAV100 connnection dialog
  2. The message box confirming that RT-AV100 is connected will appear; press the OK  button  (Figure 16)
    RTAVconnected
    Figure 16: RTAV100 connected info
  3. Press the Network Configuration button to get the network configuration dialog box (Figure 17)
    NetworkConfiguration
    Figure 17: Network Configuration button
  4. To change the IP address, enter the new value in the Static IP filed (Figure 18)
  5. To change the MAC address, enter the new value in the MAC Address filed (Figure 18)
  6. To change the device name, enter the new value in the Device name filed (Figure 18)
  7. Press the Save button (Figure 18)
    NetworkConfiguration
    Figure 18: Network Configuration
  8. The message box with the confirmation will appear; press OK  button (Figure 19)
    NetworkSettingsChanged
    Figure 19: Network settings changed info
  9. To verify if the configuration has been changed successfully, press the Dissconnect button
    RTAVdisconnected
    Figure 20: RTAV100 disconnected info
  10. Reconnect again by pressing the Connect button (Figure 21)
    RecconectRTAV
    Figure 21: Reconnect RTAV100 device
  11. The message box with the confirmation that device has been connected successfully will appear (Figure 22)
    RTAVreconnected
    Figure 22: RTAV100 is connected properly after changing configuration
  12. Press the OK button then the Disconnect, and exit the application (Figure 23)
    RTAVdisconnected
    Figure 23: Disconnect RTAV100 device after changing network configuration

To burn the new firmware to the eeprom of the RT-AV100 device, follow next steps:

  1. Start ConfigNAViC application, specify current the IP address (1) and press the Connect button (Figure 24)
    ConfigRTAV
    Figure 24: RTAV100 connnection dialog
  2. The message box (2) confirming that the RT-AV100 is connected will appear; press OK button (Figure 25)
    RTAVconnected
    Figure 25: RTAV100 connected info
  3. Press the Burn Flash button (3) to get the Flash Burn dialog box (Figure 26)
    BurnFlash
    Figure 26: Burn Flash button
  4. To select the new firmware file, press the Open TI hex file (4) button (Figure 27)
    OpenTIhexFile
    Figure 27: Select new firmware file
  5. Select the new firmware file (5) and press the Open button (Figure 28)
    SelectHexFile
    Figure 28: Open firmware file
  6. To begin the download press the Burn TI flash (6) button (Figure 29)
    FlashBurn
    Figure 29: Burn TI flash firmware
  7. Wait for several seconds to complete the download (Figure 30)
    RTAVburnedInfo
    Figure 30: RTAV100 firmware burned info
  8. Press the Disconnect button; the message box will appear; press the OK button (Figure 31)
    RTAVdisconnected
    Figure 31: RTAV100 disconnected info
  9. Power Off/On the RT-AV100 device and after booting, the new firmware will be active

To reset the network configuration of the RT-AV100 device to factory defaults, follow next steps:

  • Power On the RT-AV100 device
  • Open the RT-AV100 top cover
  • Press the red button, so that the LED flashes inside the box.
  • The default address is now 172.16.0.200
  • To change the address you can use the ConfigNAViC application.
 

Connecting the RT-IR001 remote controller device to the PC Go to top

Connection between PC and RT-IR001 remote controller device is established using the standard USB cable installed on the device (Figure 32). RT-IR001 is a control device for reception and transmission of infrared remote commands and it is intended for usage in automated test systems (ATS) .

RC device
Figure 32: Remote controller emulator device

The device is USB powered and fitted out with two IR detectors (diodes): one (long range) for the transmission of IR signal towards a device under test, and the other (short range) for IR signal acquisition and learning from the device. Learning the RT-IR001 remote controller device is done by using dedicated RC Capture application.

Follow next steps in order to install device properly:

  1. Plug the USB cable (which comes with the device) to any free USB port on your PC
  2. In order to install device drivers for the RT-IR001, install dedicated RC Capture application (click on link to learn more about the RC capture application)
  3. After the installation of the RC capture appliaction is finished, check if device drivers are available in the system:
  4. Open the Control Panel
  5. Select and open the Device Manager (5) (Figure 33)
    ControlPanelDeviceManager
    Figure 33: Open Device Manager from Control Panel
  6. Go to the Universal Serial Bus controllers (6) section (Figure 34)
  7. List all installed devices by double clicking on the Universal Serial Bus controllers item
  8. There should be two devices: USB Serial Converter A and USB Serial Converter B (Figure 34)
    DeviceManager
    Figure 34: List all Universal Serial Bus controllers

After installing the device drivers for the RT-IR001 remote controller, the next step is Learning the device procedure which is completly described in the RC Capture section.