The following support article will guide you through setting up a HART Test System (FCG TK20192) for the first time and reference troubleshooting topics for this tool.
Connect a power cord (supplied) to a 120/220VAC outlet. (Figure 1, A).
Connect a registered RS-232 HART modem between the Serial Port marked “RS232-0” (Figure 1, B) on the HART Test Appliance and the HART communication terminals of the device to be tested. This port is used by the HART Master to communicate with the device.
Connect a keyboard, mouse, and monitor (these items are not supplied) (Figure 1, C).
Connect a registered RS-232 HART modem between the Serial Port marked “RS232-1” (Figure 1, D) on the HART Test Appliance and the HART communication terminals of the device to be tested. This port is used by the HSniffer to capture and analyze the data on the FSK bus between the HART Master and the device.
Power up the test system using the button on the front of the test system.
Software Updates to HART Test System
Before proceeding with the installation, please reboot the HTS. This would ensure that if any test tools are left running inadvertently, they are terminated before the software update is installed.
Please refer to the installation steps provided with the software update.
Running Tests on the HART Test System
Login to the Test System using the following credentials:
Open a Terminal (right-click on the Terminal icon on the Launcher on the left edge of the display and select "New Terminal") (see Figure 2, K).
Type “hartmenu” (without the quotes) on the terminal (see Figure 3, L).
Choose the appropriate menu options to run the desired test case (see Figure 4).
Create a directory/folder for the device to be tested in the home directory so the results and logs remain separate and distinct from other devices you may test. The folder can be created either from the Linux command line or via the GUI.
For example, if the device to be tested is called "Dev123" and is running firmware version 2, the folder can be named "Dev123v2".
To create the folder via the command line, enter the following commands on the Terminal:
$ mkdir ~/Dev123v2
To create the folder via the GUI, click on the Home Folder icon on the Launcher on the left edge of the display. Then right-click on the body of the window that opens and select "Create New Folder". Then name the folder "Dev123v2".
To run tests on device Dev123 (version 2), enter the following commands on the Terminal :
$ cd ~/Dev123v2
Select and run the desired test(s). All logs will be saved in the folder from which tests are invoked (in this case, the "Dev123v2" folder). To keep logs from being overwritten, a new folder can be created for a different device or a different revision of the device and tests run from that folder, just as we had done for Dev123v2.
For troubleshooting tips, please refer to Troubleshooting HART Test System