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Node Commands Technical Reference

Node commands are selected as string inputs to the wl_nodeCmd method in wl_node.m. These strings are each individual cases of the switch statement in procCmd method of wl_node.m.

Syntax

MATLAB allows two valid forms of syntax for calling methods

  • Let N be a scalar or vector of wl_node objects
  • Let command_string be a string containing a particular command
  • Let arg be an argument for that command (optional)

Syntax 1: wl_nodeCmd(N, command_string, arg1, arg2, ..., argN)

Syntax 2: N.wl_nodeCmd(command_string, arg1, arg2, ..., argN)

These two different forms of syntax are identical and either may be used for issuing commands to WARP nodes.

Command List and Documentation

get_hardware_info

Reads details from the WARP hardware and updates node object parameters

Arguments: none

Returns: none (access updated node parameters if needed)

Hardware support:
All:
WARPLab design version
Hardware version
Ethernet MAC Address
Number of Interface Groups
Number of Interfaces

WARP v3:
Serial number
Virtex-6 FPGA DNA

get_fpga_temperature

Reads the temperature (in Celsius) from the FPGA

Arguments: none

Returns: (double currTemp), (double minTemp), (double maxTemp)

currTemp - current temperature of FPGA in degrees Celsius
minTemp - minimum recorded temperature of FPGA in degrees Celsius
maxTemp - maximum recorded temperature temperature of FPGA in degrees Celsius

initialize

Initializes the node; this must be called at least once per power cycle of the node

Arguments: none

Returns: none

identify

Blinks the user LEDs on the WARP node, to help identify MATLAB node-to-hardware node mapping

Arguments: none

Returns: none

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