FireDiagnostics Suite 5.0 Series

This software release adds two new devices to the list of supported FireSpy analyzers, FireSpy1600 and FireSpy3200. The 1394 Low-Level Symbol Recorder is a new mode of operation for FireStealth that enables capturing raw 1394 bit patterns in a non-intrusive way. Sophisticated software scans through these bit patterns and decodes all bits into low-level 1394 symbols and toning patterns. The new FireDiagnostics Suite module "Symbol Recorder" offers a user-friendly interface for downloading and analyzing captured data. The Mil1394 Signal Monitor is a new module that can be used to monitor vehicle sensor and actuator data in real-time on a graphical control panel. The Mil1394 Signal Monitor is focused on the high-level information encoded in the AS5643 messages rather than on low-level 1394 protocol data. A history graph is available and maintains a complete history of sensor values received. For more information about this software version please view the full release notes below.

Key New Features

  • Gen3 Analyzer support (FireSpy 1600, 3200)
  • New Low-Level 1394 Symbol Recorder
  • Renewed and improved Mil1394 Signal Monitor
  • New Scriptor functions

Newer Software Versions

Requirements

License   License Validation 12.8 (August-2012) or later to control a connected FireSpy
    Runs in demo/viewer mode without license
Operating Systems   Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7
FireSpy Models Gen1 FireSpy 400b, 800
  Gen2 FireSpy 410, 410b, 410bT, 410bT1, 450b, 450bT, 450bT1, 810, 850, 3850, 3852, 3470bT, 3810, 3811, 810bN
  Gen3 1600, 3200
  Gen4 None

Changelog

Release 5.0.1 (08/13/2013)

API

  • Fixed incompatibility with FS3852

Firmware

  • Fixed problem where 5.0 and 5.1 could not be installed at the same time

Mil1394 Signal Monitor

  • Fixed a problem that caused Signal Extractor API not to return values except STOF fields

Release 5.0 (04/23/2013)

Control Panel

  • Warning before clearing Control Panel

Recorder

  • Fixed problem where after loading a Recording file license errors occurred

Release 5.0 beta2 (03/13/2013)

API

  • Added LabView VIs for PHY register access, SelfIDs and ISO Bandwidth allocation
  • Fixed return code of fsGetLocalNodeID() in case a bus reset occurred

Ethernet

  • Fixed a problem where FireSpys could not be used over Ethernet

Generator

  • Fixed missing FireSpy node selector

Recorder

  • Fixed missing acknowledge group in Advanced Search dialog
  • Fixed predefined recording export scripts
  • Fixed problem in debugger of recording Export Scriptor

Scriptor

  • Fixed problem with some operations on literals

Release 5.0 beta1 (09/12/2012)

Commander

  • Memory read/write on the local node (only 3rd generation FireSpy)

Control Panel

  • Improved label background color chooser
  • More flexible Combo Box control items

Filter/Trigger

  • Filter/Trigger for FireSpy 1600/3200

General

  • Advanced local node settings (confrom, cycle master, irm: on 3rd generation FireSpys)
  • Support for new FireSpy S1600 and S3200 (3rd generation FireSpy)

Generator

  • Close / clear buttons
  • Fixed problem with editing multi-node Generator files in offline mode

IIDC

  • Experimental IIDC Protocol Support (only on 3rd generation FireSpy models)

Mil1394 Signal Monitor

  • NEW Mil1394 Signal Monitor
  • XML Format change: PacketSize property renamed to NumBits

Recorder

  • Added Save as button to Export Scriptor

Scriptor

  • New importControlPanel() function
  • New Multi-node waitBusReset() and getBusGeneration() functions

Symbol Recorder

  • Easy access to speed setting
  • Fixed bus reset sensitivity by only counting Bus Reset markers with count >=4

Release 5.0 alpha 13 (02/19/2012)

Commander

  • Fixed incorrect response data display on FireSpy 1600/3200

Filter/Trigger

  • Fixed Trigger Sequencer start and stop controls
  • Packet (sets) filtering for FireSpy 1600/3200
  • Trigger and Trigger Sequencer support for FireSpy 1600/3200

Recorder

  • Fixed FireSpy1600/3200 problem that fixes display of packets not multiple of 4 bytes long
  • Fixed recording corruption in case of bus events during packets on FireSpy 1600/3200
  • Prevent Recorder clear when still processing data from FireSpy 1600/3200
  • Search dialog supports speeds S1600 and S3200

Release 5.0 alpha 12 (11/22/2011)

General

  • Support for the new FireSpy 3200

Recorder

  • FireSpy 1600: Fixed corruption during heavy bus load

Symbol Recorder

  • Button to move the cursor to the next error
  • File open/save dialog remembers last folder used
  • Fixed temporary file problems when running two instances of the application
  • Go to Trigger button
  • Option to load RAW Symbol Recorder files (.bin)

Release 5.0 alpha 11 (10/24/2011)

Symbol Recorder

  • Fixed missing signal polarity setting

Release 5.0 alpha 10 (10/17/2011)

Filter/Trigger

  • FireSpy 1600 Event Filter

General

  • Fixed FireStealth normal and Mil1394 modes

Recorder

  • Fixed selective node recording
  • Third generation FireSpy supports recordings up-to 10GB

Symbol Recorder

  • FireStealth limited to S400 in Symbol Recorder mode
  • Fixed error in recording time stamps when FireStealth has no signal
  • Fixed incorrect time value display in toolbar
  • Mouse scroll wheel can be used to zoom in Time View
  • New Time View mode that enables mouse to drag the time view contents
  • Slight timeview paint performance improvement
  • Toolbar indicator that shows which part of recording visible in Time View

Release 5.0 alpha 9 (08/15/2011)

Symbol Recorder

  • Cyclic buffer mode and Trigger
  • Documentation
  • Enhancements to Symbol Display in Time View
  • IRIG-B122 Time Synchronization
  • Load data from multiple FireStealths in parallel
  • Standalone version of Symbol Recorder application

Release 5.0 alpha 8 (07/21/2011)

Recorder

  • Fixed a problem where FireSpy1600 Recorder data is corrupted during loop test packets

Symbol Recorder

  • Symbol Recorder module for FireStealth

Release 5.0 alpha 7 (06/29/2011)

Commander

  • Fixed problem where stream packets are sent with smaller data size than requested

Recorder

  • Recorder module for FireSpy 1600

Release 5.0 alpha 6 (05/22/2011)

General

  • Updated to latest FireCore