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Known Issue!

There is currently a known issue for some systems built between late 2016 and March of 2021 where a battery on the control module may go dead. This usually shows up when the unit is powered down after a long period of being left on and then will not operate when turned back on. Symptoms may include flashing LEDs on the front panel, garbled text on the LCD screen or failure to communicate through any interface. You may get the system back up and running again by replacing the battery on the control module and Cytec will replace the control module with a version that does not need the battery at no charge to fix the problem permanently. To get the system back up and running immediately download the instructions here:

Instructions for Replacing a Dead Battery on IF-9 through IF-11 Rev 1 or Rev 3

Click here for a quick product application guide!

Phone: 585-381-4740
Email: sales@cytec-ate.com




Drivers, Software, Documentation and Programming Examples

Cytec Corp. is committed to providing our customers with everything needed to satisfy their switching requirements. We make every attempt to also provide up to date software support to ease the use and implementation of our products.

Not sure what control module you have? DOWNLOAD a Control Module ID drawing here

National Instruments LabView and LabWindows Drivers

Newest JAVA Switch Control Software / Freeware / Shareware

Programming Documentation ( Quick Guide, Control Sections )

Complete Manuals

Example Code in JAVA, C, Python, TCL, and others. Just the basics.




National Instruments LabView and LabWindows Drivers

These links are for LabView and LabWindows Drivers to run Cytec Switches from National Instruments software. The links will download the latest version in a .zip file. If you need older versions click the link to the download directory. If you don't find what you need please E-Mail us for specific versions or tech support, source code or tech support or simply Click Here. LabView and LabWindows are trademarks of National Instruments.

These drivers are generic and typically configured for a system with 16 modules and 8 switches per module. You will most likely have to change the number of switch points to correspond to you particular system. Contact us with any issues.



Older Product support for LabView, LabWindows, C, VB, Quick basic, etc.

The following list contains links to zip files which contain a variety of programming examples in C, Basic, or Visual Basic as well as generic drivers for National Instruments LabView and LabWindows. These are older programs and LabView and LabWindows code prior to version 9.

Mainframes

Mesa 16 3.5" Controllers




Newest JAVA VMC Switch Control Software / Freeware / Shareware


Java software image

These links are for the latest Java based Virtual Manual Control Software for LAN interface. The software allows you to set configurations with the mouse. It also allows you to store and recall configurations as needed. The software is free and replaces older versions of the VB.net software. The software is cross platform compatible but hasn't been tested on every version of Apple OS or Linux. It uses the latest Java JRE which must be installed on the machine you are running it on. Unlike previous versions of our VMC ( Virtual Manual Control ) software, these versions are much more specific to the type of system you are running, as opposed to the old version which attempted to be a "one size fits all" program.

If you don't find a version that fits your system please just let us know and we'll be happy to provide it. E-mail us for alternative versions, source code or tech support or simply Click Here.






Programming for IEEE488 (GPIB), RS232, or LAN Control

AP-5 Short Bulletin describing the control options and command set for all Cytec control options.

DOWNLOAD AP-5 Bulletin (PDF 250 KB)


IF-11 / IF-9 Detailed Programming Manual for the latest Cytec control with 100BaseT Ethernet LAN, IEEE488 (GPIB) and RS232 Interface with generic programming examples.

DOWNLOAD IF-11 / IF-9 Control Section and Programming Manual (PDF 71KB)


IF-5 and IF-5C Detailed Programming Manual for the older IEEE488 (GPIB) and RS232 Interface with generic programming examples.

DOWNLOAD IF-5 / IF-5C Control Section and Programming Manual (PDF 71KB)


Set-up Guide for IF-6 LAN Interface using the One Port TCP/IP to RS232 Convertor. Rear panel of the unit will have two RJ45 Connectors and an external cable connecting one of them to the RS232 D9 connector.

DOWNLOAD IF-6 LAN (PDF 130KB)


Oneport user guide for details of the TCP/IP to RS232 convertor. See the Cytec IF-6 Manual for the basic details. This manual is only intended for networking professionals that may want to alter details of the network interface.

DOWNLOAD Oneport Manual (PDF 226KB)


CM-8 IEEE488 / LAN / RS232 Mesa II Control Module -- This is the latest GPIB / LAN / RS232 combination Control Module for the Mesa II multi-chassis controller and VDM Mainframes. True 10/100BaseT Ethernet Interface with two ports plus default Telnet. Only used after 2009.

DOWNLOAD CM-8 Control Module (PDF 101KB)


Complete Manuals for Common Cytec Products

Click the links below or manuals in PDF. If you don't see what you need just send us an e-mail and we'll be happy to get you a copy. Manuals are listed by Product Line, Control Type and Date.

DOWNLOAD LX/128 Mainframe Manual with IF-11 Control Dated 1-27-16

DOWNLOAD CXAR/64 and 128 Mainframe Manual with IF-11 Control Dated 1-28-16)

DOWNLOAD HXV/96 and 128 Mainframe Manual with IF-11 Control Dated 3-16-16)

DOWNLOAD JX/256 Mainframe Manual with IF-11 Control Dated 2-11-16




Example Code in JAVA, C, Python, TCL and Others.

These are small chunks of code that give you a hint as to how you talk to our stuff with different languages. Most of these are written for a specific configuration which will not be the same as yours so they are not intended to operate your switch. They are simply provided to give programmers insight into command structures for specific languages or interfaces. If you don't see what you need please feel free to E-mail us a request and we'll send you something.

DOWNLOAD C if11_lan_mainframe.c file This file is C code for a single chassis mainframe with an IF-11 Control Module. It uses the Microsoft C libraries and a raw TCP/IP connection.

DOWNLOAD JAVA if11lantester.zip file.)This file is JAVA code and contains a class file and java file. It is intended for a single chassis mainframe with an IF-11 Control module using a raw TCP/IP connection.

DOWNLOAD Python script 7445pythonscript.zip file.)This is a Python script and a help file that was intended to control a specific Cytec microwave switch. It can be modified to use with any Cytec Mainframe using an IF-11 Control Module and a raw TCP/IP LAN connection.

DOWNLOAD TCL GUI buttonswitchlatch.zip file. This is a TCL button grid GUI intended to run under Wish 8.5. The zip file includes a readme for modifications and use. It is intended to be used with an IF-9 or IF-11 control module and a raw TCP/IP LAN connection.

DOWNLOAD MATLAB if11_sample_code.m file. This file is MATLAB code for a single chassis mainframe with an IF-11 Control Module. It uses the Matlab libraries and a raw TCP/IP connection.