Logic IO Newsletter
September 27, 2010


Dear RTCU User,

Welcome to this latest edition of the Logic IO Newsletter!
 
In this newsletter we have the pleasure to present quite a long list of new software releases of major importance:

  • RTCU IDE V5.70
     
  • X32 Firmware V2.20 for the RTCU MX2i / DX4 and the new AX9 Series
     
  • RTCU Gateway Professional V1.25
     
  • RTCU Upgrade & Deployment Server V2.20
  • RTCU Programming Tool V6.31
     
  • RTCU CSP V1.32
     
  • RTCU Communication Protocol Documentation Set.


On the hardware side various accessories such as Ethernet/WiFi, Bluetooth, Camera and 1-wire accessories are now available for the new and exciting RTCU AX9 pro.


With the introduction of the RTCU AX9 pro, the RTCU A9i is no longer available. The RTCU AX9 pro is fully backward software compatible and the hardware features are superior to the RTCU A9i, so upgrading to the RTCU AX9 Series is quite straightforward.
Please read the RTCU AX9 Series Product Information Bulletin and the datasheet on the RTCU AX9 pro here for additional information.

The RTCU M11Gi and the RTCU A5i are now announced with last time buy and our stock of these products are therefore limited. The RTCU M11Gi has already been superseded by the popular RTCU MX2i Series and the RTCU AX9 eco will soon be introduced as the alternative to the RTCU A5i and RTCU A9i.

 

Best regards,


The Logic IO Team


RTCU IDE V5.70


This is a major release of the RTCU IDE with exciting new features, including full support for the new RTCU AX9 Series with USB programming port.


The full list of news:

General Enhancements:

  •  Windows 7 compatibility (32/64 bit).
  •  Project wide search functionality! 
  •  The wireless RF API (available on the RTCU AX9 pro) added to on-line help and wizard.
  •  Example projects are now installed into the 'My Documents' folder.
  •  Support for the optional Garmin Navigation Interface on the RTCU MX2i basic/eco+.
  •  + other minor improvements.

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Fast HALT operation of the simulator.
  •  Power-saving modes that blocks the entire unit (pmWaitEvent etc.) are correctly simulated.
  •  Latest Garmin Navigation API level 2 supported.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Simulator was in some cases much slower than the physical RTCU unit.
  •  Simulator watchdog during pmWaitEvent was not stopped.
  •  Simulator could not be halted, when displayGetKey() was waiting for key.
  •  I/O Monitor did not correctly work in some cases for units without IGNITION signal.
  •  Search for strings with regional/special characters, such as , did not work.
  •  Folded code block was in some cases not visible.
  •  Accelerator keys not always working, when simulator is busy.
  •  Crash report was sent incorrectly without sender.
  •  Print I/O configuration listed I/O extension as on-board.
  •  Configuring I/O vectors larger than 512 elements crashes the IDE.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

Some of the above features also require upgrade to the new X32-firmware V2.20.

Please download from www.logicio.com.


X32 Firmware V2.20 (MX2/DX4/AX9)


This is a major release of the X32-firmware with exciting news including support for the LEVEL 2 Garmin Navigation API available on the latest Garmin Nvi devices.
This firmware includes important improvements for the RTCU AX9 Series!

The full list of news:

Enhancements:

  •  Garmin Navigation API enhanced with new functionality (LEVEL 2)
     
    New features: User authentication, 3 users, waypoints, GPI and message threading.
  •  The wireless RF interface on the RTCU AX9 pro is now fully supported.
  •  Support for the Garmin Navigation API on the RTCU MX2i basic/eco+ (requires upgrade).
  •  Support for 50 kbit/s on the CAN bus interface.
  •  New canBufferLevel function to return number of messages in the receive buffer.
  •  RTCU MX2-SOM module now fully supported - including serial port 2.
  •  Much faster GSM recovery in case of network/coverage problems.
  •  + other minor enhancements. 

Bug Fixes:

  •  Multiple Trigger-once CAN bus filters did not work in all cases.
  •  RTCU AX9 GPRS connection sometimes failed for a very long time.
  •  Current Debug and GPRS console log was rewritten on unit restart.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.


Most of the above features also require the installation of the new RTCU IDE 5.60.

Please download from www.logicio.com.


RTCU Gateway Professional V1.25


This release of the RTCU Gateway Professional V1.25 includes the following improvements:

Enhancements:

  •  Windows 7 compatibility (32/64 bit).
  •  Renamed from GPRS Gateway Professional to RTCU Gateway Professional.
  •  Improved validation of user entries in the Control Panel.
  •  Revised system requirements documented.
  •  New Gateway transaction to request extended information on the connected clients.
     The new transaction is documented in the latest RTCU Gateway Protocol 2.13.
  •   + other minor enhancements.

Bug fixes:

  •  Control panel did often not show the time service information.
  •  Starting the monitor initially incorrectly stated 'Gateway not found'.
  •   + other minor Bug Fixes.


Please download from www.logicio.com.


RTCU Upgrade & Deployment Server V2.20


This release of the RTCU Upgrade & Deployment Server V2.20 introduces the following improvements:

Enhancements:

  •  Windows 7 compatibility (32/64 bit).
  •  Rename: GPRS Upgrade & Deployment Server to RTCU Upgrade & Deployment Server.
  •  Support for the RTCU AX9 Series.
  •  Information on number of units added.
  •  Menu structure and logic simplified.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bug fixes:

  •  Control Panel did not always show current operational status of the service.
  •  + other minor Bug Fixes.

Please download from www.logicio.com


RTCU Programming Tool V6.31


The latest release of the RTCU Programming Tool V6.31 includes the following enhancements:

Enhancements:

  •  Improved file-selection filter when choosing firmware/application.
  •  Logon sequence changed to allow a 'clear password' key to be applied.
  •  Infrequently 'incompatible instruction set' message fixed.
  •  Uses the latest RTCU CSP V1.32.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Please download from www.logicio.com.


RTCU Communication Support Package (CSP) V1.32


The latest release of the RTCU Communication Support Package V1.32 includes the following enhancements:

Enhancements:

  • Support for the RTCU MX2-SOM module!
  • Support for Garmin Navigation API upgrade.
  •  + other minor enhancements.


The RTCU CSP V1.32 is used in the RTCU IDE V5.70 and the Programming Tool V6.31.
 

Please download from www.logicio.com
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RTCU Communication Protocol Documentation Set


This Documentation Set describes the protocols used for communicating with the RTCU unit using a serial line (cable or modem) or over a TCP/IP connection using the RTCU Gateway Professional.

This Documentation Set is composed of the following three documents:

  • RTCU Gateway Protocol (V2.13) Updated!
  • RTCU Serial Line Remote Access Protocol (V2.20)
  • RTCU RACP Transaction Specification (V1.16)

In this release the RTCU Gateway Protocol (V2.13) has been updated to include information about the new extended transaction to request the list of connected clients.

Please download from www.logicio.com.

For further questions or enquiries:





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