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by goldwingers
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: ECIO 40 -EB018 Can Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 3841

Re: ECIO 40 -EB018 Can Connection

Cheers guys, so I can link it to a spare pin on port b and change the C6 in the cs box

Perfect
by goldwingers
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: ECIO 40 -EB018 Can Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 3841

Re: ECIO 40 -EB018 Can Connection

But to which pins
by goldwingers
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: General Programming
Topic: ECIO 40 -EB018 Can Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 3841

ECIO 40 -EB018 Can Connection

Hi Guys,
Looking for some support after frying transceiver chips on my EB018 boards

I just need to know if my connections are correct, the two left side 9 pin sockets are on my ecio board ports B & C

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Regards

Ian
by goldwingers
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: Fried Can Chip
Replies: 4
Views: 3201

Re: Fried Can Chip

Thanks Beng
Will have to wait until new year now as both chips are fried, I have the blisters to prove it.... Never touch chips if thinks do not appear right...

Best regards

Ian
by goldwingers
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: Fried Can Chip
Replies: 4
Views: 3201

Re: Fried Can Chip

Hi Beng Thanks for the info grateful for that I have Series 2 boards Do I assume correctly you mean by grounding, that you mean the ground (-ve)connections on the power terminals on the can board back to the -ve power terminals on the project board? I am using 2 power supplies (one for each project ...
by goldwingers
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: Fried Can Chip
Replies: 4
Views: 3201

Fried Can Chip

Hi Guys, Have you had this issue before ECIO 40 on project board, Can board on PortB, patched through with SDO on Port C All was well until the TX board Can transceiver chip got very hot, this appears to have taken out the RX board chip also. Connections Can Hi - Can Hi Can Lo - Can Lo Where can I b...
by goldwingers
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Mains fail Detector
Replies: 24
Views: 9780

Re: Mains fail Detector

I would think your never going to achieve your goal as mains frequency is 50 cycles per second to achieve 1 cycle that equates to 20mS. Any program will need to pass the zero crossing point which would be at 10mS as a maximum time limit. So for your 2ms you would be looking for the beginning point o...
by goldwingers
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: ECIO and CANBUS
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: ECIO and CANBUS

looks like a few pounds wasted then... I did ask MM if they would work on an ECIO... Maybe MM can reply because there is nothing on their website to say it wouldnt.

Ian
by goldwingers
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: ECIO and CANBUS
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

ECIO and CANBUS

i am venturing into CANBUS on a pair of ECIO40,s without much success. I can get the examples running in the simulator using VNet but when applied to the 2 ECIO,s - nothng

Has anyone been here and if so any chances of a program to prove these new boards

Thanks

Ian
by goldwingers
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: ECIO base board question
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

ECIO base board question

I have just purchased a second ECIO base board and there are a couple of distinct differences between the two. 1. The old board has no (J12 - 3 pin connector) adjacent to port D. 2. My old board has a connection block across 2 pins on the icsp J2 port. but the new one does not Can you let me know wh...
by goldwingers
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: FC3 and Windows 7
Replies: 0
Views: 1986

FC3 and Windows 7

Having just upgraded to Windows 7 on an IMac I installed my FC3 Professional from my original disc with some really weird issues. The Win 7 op system decided not to load the OCX files. The install completed by accepting the issues and found that none of the components had loaded up. The resolution t...
by goldwingers
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: Pic Monitor program
Replies: 0
Views: 2411

Pic Monitor program

Having got a little fed up with the limitations using my ECIO with Hyperlink, I have developed a standalone windows communications and monitoring program, The ECIO40 monitor is for use on a PC with the ECIO40 system and Eblocks hardware. The monitor is an event driven program to keep the flow of dat...
by goldwingers
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: General / Misc
Topic: USB with PIC 18F4455
Replies: 35
Views: 23078

Re: USB with PIC 18F4455

By the look of your serial ports on the PC it has lost the matrix multimedia driver for the com port - Nothing to do with VB2008
by goldwingers
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: General / Misc
Topic: USB with PIC 18F4455
Replies: 35
Views: 23078

Re: USB with PIC 18F4455

If your PC is not seeingthe virtual com port, try installing the device driver again, My laptop sometimes crashes and need to re install the driver, this takes no more than a couple of Mins.

I use the Matrix ECIO 40 doing serious comms to VS2008 and it works like a dream.

Ian
by goldwingers
Wed May 12, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: General / Misc
Topic: I am running out of I/O
Replies: 3
Views: 4306

Re: I am running out of I/O

Go down the ECIO route, on board comms built in. I use the ECIO40 andcomms are so simple.

Ian
by goldwingers
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Components (Comms)
Topic: ECIO 40 and comms
Replies: 1
Views: 3646

ECIO 40 and comms

I have set up an analog port to read as int ( 0-1024). I am trying to send the hex value of any given point through the com port. The issue is when my VB2008 program reads the byte it comes back with 4 series of 0 - 255. The ECIO is outputting hex values and the conversion is done in VB. ie. turn po...
by goldwingers
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Freelance Embedded Engineers
Topic: Article generation
Replies: 5
Views: 10844

Re: Article generation

Thanks Steve,

I would be more than happy to send up an article when my project is finished. or when i decide to stop changing it.

Thanks for the reply.

Ian
by goldwingers
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: ECIO Active Monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

Re: ECIO Active Monitor

Hi beng This project I am working on is to compliment the E-Blocks hardware and the ECIO system, generally we can all see what goes on but to investigate communications and graphical representation side is far more interesting. If only I could upload a picture or two - OK how do we do that. I have s...
by goldwingers
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Freelance Embedded Engineers
Topic: Article generation
Replies: 5
Views: 10844

Re: Article generation

Hi Steve, How do we go about writing an article, what format do you need it in etc. I subscribe to Elektor, is it that sort of thing your looking for?. I have develpoed a windows monitoring program for the ECIO40. and would like to consider getting it in your articles section / Elector Oh lastly, Ho...
by goldwingers
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: ECIO Active Monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

ECIO Active Monitor

Having got fed up looking at hyperterms limited output. I took up writing a monitoring program for the ECIO. Now the development of an active ECIO-40 port monitor written in VB is close to completion. The monitor offers the following of the ECIO-40(at this time) Digital output of all channels Analog...
by goldwingers
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Is it me or am i going crazy
Replies: 6
Views: 3669

Re: Is it me or am i going crazy

Thanks Benj

Sorted it out, The ECIO is sending Hex rather ascii. changed code to suit and now i can extract all 5 ports.

Now more coding :-)
by goldwingers
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Is it me or am i going crazy
Replies: 6
Views: 3669

Re: Is it me or am i going crazy

Hi Benj, 'Data breakout Public Sub DataRx() While (SerialPort1.BytesToRead > 0) TextBox1.AppendText(SerialPort1.ReadByte().ToString("x3")) porta.Text = Microsoft.VisualBasic.Mid(TextBox1.Text, 1, 3) portb.Text = Microsoft.VisualBasic.Mid(TextBox1.Text, 4, 3) portc.Text = Microsoft.VisualBasic.Mid(Te...
by goldwingers
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Is it me or am i going crazy
Replies: 6
Views: 3669

Re: Is it me or am i going crazy

Hi Benj

OK but I am sendibg this out as a byte, why does it change to hex.

I will try this against a program I wrote for hex numbers and see what happens

Cheers

Ian
by goldwingers
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Is it me or am i going crazy
Replies: 6
Views: 3669

Is it me or am i going crazy

Hi All Just got another ECIO40, put in a simple input portB (all) to give a Byte output. as loop input port B sendbyte endloop I am inputting the byte into VB2008 but the returned byte is not as expected in such.... Sw 1 return 1 sw 2 returns 2 sw 3 returns 4 sw 4 returns 8 sw 5 returns 10 - expecte...
by goldwingers
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Power issue on USB
Replies: 6
Views: 3164

Re: Power issue on USB

Hi Steve, I have not installed into my V3 board. The chip is working fine except when i go to program it from USB power, thats when the fault appears. These ECIO's are the bizz, Have my long awaited program up and running with a Visual Studio 2008 front end to boot. Next step is a can or lin bus... ...