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FPGA-based soft instruments =E2=80=93 "Virtual Instruments&qu= ot; =E2=80=93 are a powerful way of embedding debug tools inside FPGAs. Wit= h Altium Designer's Custom Instrument component, fully customizable instrum= entation can be created and programmed into FPGAs for any purpose.
Fo= r an Application Engineer, or Service Engineer out in the field, access to = the GUI of a Custom Instrument =E2=80=93 embedded within an FPGA design =E2= =80=93 needs to be fast, straightforward, and not limited to the use of a P= C with Altium Designer =E2=80=93 or the Viewer Edition of Altium Designer = =E2=80=93 installed. To this end, Altium has created a standalone applicati= on to do just that =E2=80=93 the Altium Instrument Dashboard.
The Alt= ium Instrument Dashboard is a free, downloadable application, that can be i= nstalled on any PC. Out in the field, a trusty laptop computer loaded with = the Dashboard is all that is needed to access and interact with custom inst= rument controls.
Accessible from the Windows System Tray, simply conn=
ect your laptop to the target in which the design is currently running and =
launch the Dashboard. Even easier, there's an option to have the Dashboard =
open when Windows starts up!
Download the Altium Instrument Dashboard from the AltiumLive<= /a> community site.
Use the f= ollowing links to explore use of the Altium Instrument Dashboard in more de= tail: