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RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V8.30
Released: January 29, 2017.

 

This major RTCU IDE release takes the integration to the RTCU Emulator to the next level with a dedicated Emulator toolbar and the possibility to establish a virtual programming cable connection to the virtual RTCU device!
With the RTCU Emulator being a far more superior virtual execution environment the former inbuilt Simulator are therefore no longer available.

General Enhancements:

  •  Full support for the latest device variants: RTCU CX1 warp mk2 and RTCU DX4i pro mk2.
  •  Full integration with the RTCU Emulator with dedicated toolbar for easy control.
  •  Virtual programming cable connection allowing a device connection to the RTCU Emulator.
  •  The former inbuilt Simulator are no longer available.
  •  Major documentation update in relation to integration of the RTCU Emulator.
  •  Supports the latest functionality in firmware V4.60.
  •   + other minor enhancements.

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V8.24
Released: September 1, 2016.

General Enhancements:

  •  Supports the latest functionality added in firmware V4.57.
  •  Resetting a device with password protection will not require retyping password.
  •  Fault log dialog is now re-sizeable.
  •  Major documentation update with new PDF file layout.  
  •   + other minor enhancements.

Bugs, which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Possible crash when an USB device is disconnected.
  •  Crash when fetching device system information.
  •  + minor bug fixes.

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V8.22
Released: May 21, 2016.

General Enhancements:

  •  Better handling of large I/O extensions.
  •  Command-line configurator tool now supports specifying X32 enhanced memory.
  •  Various improvements to the project build experience.
  •  Enhanced USB connectivity / performance.
  •   + other enhancements / bugs and documentation improvements.

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V8.20
Released: February 28, 2016.

 

General Enhancements:

  •  Large String Support. Unlimited size of static strings in a project.
  •  Support for the new RTCU DX4i pro mk2.
  •  Command-line tool to append I/O Extension configuration to VSX file.
  •  Command-line VPL compiler now support define of symbols.
  •   + other enhancements.

Bugs, which have been fixed in this release:

  •  In rare cases connection over the RTCU Gateway was not possible.
  •  Folding and current lines did sometime not restore correctly.
  •  File-system dialog could show time-stamp on files incorrectly.
  •  Using LPS the RTCU IDE could crash fetching a large datalog from a device.
  •  Various crashes.
  •  + minor bug fixes.

Some features requires the use of the new firmware V4.50.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V8.10
Released: July 31, 2015.

 

This major release of the RTCU IDE with the following enhancements:

  •  Large Packet Support (LPS) with higher bandwidth as offered by the RTCU Gateway 2 V3.20.
  •  Simulator uses a protected execution environment to avoid that an application can crash the IDE.
  •  Editor tabs now show only file-names instead of the complete path.
  •  Support for the new RTCU AX9 encore and RTCU MX2 turbo-2G.
  •  Accelerator keys updated and documentation revised.
  •  + other enhancements.

 

Some features requires the use of the new firmware V4.40.

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V8.01
Released: May 26, 2015.


V8.01 fixes an issue in V8.00 with verGetAppName() / verGetAppVersion() that did work correctly when compiled against RTCU X32 devices.

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V8.00
Released: May 17, 2015.


This is an entirely new version of the RTCU IDE, that has been re-designed completely with a new look & feel and a powerful palette of new functionality.


Entirely new modern design with many new and user friendly graphical enhancements:

  •  Toolbars and dockable windows.
  •  Toolbar customization.
  •  Application themes.
  •  Flexible project windows for Build/Find/Device output.
  •  Sophisticated project- and drive-view.
  •  Swift project-file explorer dialog.
  •  ...and much more!


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new RTCU AX9 turbo.
  •  Multiple network interface support.
  •  Support for the coming RTCU NX32 Emulator (separately installed).
  •  VPL language extends maximum identifier length from 20 to 80 characters.
  •  VPL language extended with "MANDATORY" attribute. Forces specific parameter to be assigned by caller.
  •   + other enhancements.


To fully understand and appreciate all the changes made in RTCU IDE 8.00 it is recommended to simply install it and try it out!

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V7.10
Released: September 29, 2014.


This major release includes support for the new line of RTCU products introduced.
The complete list is as follows:

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new RTCU DX4i pro, DX4i warp, CX1 warp series, AX9i pro and AX9i eco.
  •  File-system dialog shows media size and free space.
  •  Revised System Information dialog.
  •  Enhanced editor and code printing.
  •  + other enhancements.

Bugs, which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Fetching new firmware could in certain cases hang.
  •  Crash on closedown when running with the simulator.
  •  Datalogger in simulator could show corrupted data.
  •  + other minor bugfixes.

     

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V7.00
Released: June 23, 2014.


This major release supports the NX32 Execution Architecture as used by the new RTCU MX2 turbo.
The complete list is as follows:
 

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new RTCU MX2 turbo.
  •  NX32 Execution Architecture with Intellisync Project Drive.
  •  Support for the new High-Speed USB Programming Cable.
  •  Major speed increase, when working with persistent memory over cable/gateway.
  •  Major speed increase, when working with the file-system over cable/gateway.
  •  Unit execution state (run/halt/fault/recovery) is now shown in the status-line.
  •  Major rework of the on-line/PDF documentation. 
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs, which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Problem to close the IDE completely down in certain cases.

 

This RTCU IDE release requires the use of the new firmware V4.00.

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.54
Released: March 3, 2014.


The minor list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new NMP 2.10 features.
  •  Support for the new functionality in X32 firmware V3.15.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.53
Released: January 26, 2014.


The minor list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •   Support for 'milliseconds' in gpsFix() as introduced in X32 firmware V3.14.


Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •   Spurious crash when closing/opening, connecting/disconnecting a device.
  •   Spurious crash when the simulator is stopped.
  •   + other minor bugs.


 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.52 R2
Released: December 12, 2013.


This major news of this release of the RTCU IDE is support for MQTT.
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the MQTT protocol. See www.mqtt.org 
  •   + other minor improvements.  

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for the MQTT protocol.
  •  + other minor enhancements.


Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Spurious crash, when closing the IDE.
  •  Factory reset did not clear the fault log.
  •  Wrong declaration in on-line help of canFilterStatus and accSetShockEvent.
  •   + other minor bugs.


V6.52 R2 release includes the latest updates to the MQTT implementation as found in X32 firmware V3.13.

 

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.50
Released: September 18, 2013.


This major release of the RTCU IDE includes full compiler support for floating-point and all the new features introduced in X32 firmware V3.10.
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Full support for floating-point with the introduction of FLOAT as a native data-type.
  •  Comprehensive math library with trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and various conversion functions.
  •  Enhanced fault-log with information on the source code location of a fault.
  •  New MUTABLE attribute allows input variable to a function-block / thread-block to be assigned.
  •  Introduction of a generic standard RS485 port when using the I/O extension.
  •  Improved and simplified project setting and project information dialogs.
  •  Editor folding/search mode is now persistent over IDE restart.
  •  Major overhaul of the on-line help with semantic/syntactic improvements.
  •   + other minor improvements.  

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Full support for floating-point and the math library.
  •  + other minor enhancements.


Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Print of active I/O configuration could generate list out of order.
  •  Possible to use invalid characters in the application name.
  •   + other minor bugs.


Many of the above features also require an upgrade to the new X32-firmware V3.10.

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.40
Released: April 28, 2013.


This release of the RTCU IDE includes the following enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the RTCU V3 Memory Architecture as introduced in X32 firmware V3.00.
  •  Windows 8 compatibility with certified digital signature.
  •  RTCU USB 2.00 drivers released for Windows 8 compatibility. Must be installed separately.
  •  Unit system information dialog can now remain open when switching to other dialogs (modeless).
  •   + other minor improvements.  


Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Gateway connection attempt failed to certain non-symbolic IP-addresses.
  •   + other minor bugs.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.32
Released: March 3, 2013.


This release of the RTCU IDE includes minor improvements and bug-fixes.
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Functionality to factory reset a connected device.
  •  Support for the RFBC PIR sensor API introduced in firmware 2.86.
  •  Support for the RFBC raw API introduced in firmware 2.86.
  •  + other minor improvements.  


Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  A comment were not allowed on the same line as a #DEFINE constant statement.
  •   + other minor bugs.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.30R2
Released: January 21, 2013.


This major release of the RTCU IDE includes compiler improvements, support for the new features in X32 firmware V2.84, and support for the Navigation and Messaging Platform V2.00 API extensions.
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the major improvements in NMP V2.00. 
  •  The #DEFINE compiler directive now supports declaring constant values and strings.
  •  New feature to copy debug messages to the clipboard.
  •  Formatting of the RTCU SD-CARD introduces dialog, when the operation takes extended time.
  •  Improved handling of opened files, when connection fails through a gateway connection.
  •  + other minor improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new functionality introduced in NMP V2.00.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Spurious and incorrect 'ADDR() operator not allowed...' compiler error message.
  •  Ignition in job configuration was in rare cases released when editing I/O extension.
  •   + other minor bugs.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.20
Released: October 4, 2012.


This minor release of the RTCU IDE supports the new RTCU DX4 flex.
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new RTCU DX4 flex. 
  •  + other minor improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Enhanced MDT simulator support with a connected NMP device.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Example programs were with double-line space, when copied to the editor.
  •  Special characters in CSD dial-string were not accepted.
  •  In some cases an incorrect unit password could crash the RTCU IDE.
  •  The RTCU IDE could in some cases crash when closed.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.10
Released: July 2, 2012.


This major release of the RTCU IDE supports the new functionality found in X32 firmware V2.80 and
in NMP release V1.20.
 

The list of enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new functionality found in Navigation and Messaging Platform V1.20.
  •  Major enhancements in the format and layout of the PDF User's guide.
  •  New RTCU IDE projects are now X32 by default.
  •  Support for all new firmware functions found in firmware V2.80, including:
     Generic 1-wire, UTM conversions, boardGetStatistics and enhanced camOpen.
  •  + other minor improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Simulator did not always correctly recognize when a raw TCP/IP socket was closed.

 

 

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V6.00
Released: April 9, 2012.


This major release of the RTCU IDE has full support for the new RTCU SX1 series, but also introduces other general enhancements.

The list of enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •  Full support for the new RTCU SX1 series.
  •  Support for unit usage statistics (currently only for the RTCU SX1 series).
  •  Improved NMP documentation, including example project.
  •  Enhanced formatting of the RTCU IDE user manual.
  •  Documentation for using included command-line tools (VPL compiler etc.) added.
  •  + other improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Various changes related to the introduction of the RTCU SX1 series zero-power mode..
  •  + other minor enhancements.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.96
Released: March 19, 2012.


This release of the RTCU IDE supports additional functionality and documentation related to the new Navigation and Messaging Platform as found in X32 firmware V2.64.
RTCU on-demand unit options - such as found on the RTCU CX1 flex - can now be ordered and activated on-line from within the RTCU IDE.

The list of enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •   RTCU on-demand options - as found on the RTCU CX1 flex - can now be ordered and activated on-line.
  •   Support for the new Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP) functionality as found in X32 firmware V2.64.
  •   Documentation for the new boardRequestOption allowing the RTCU unit to request on-demand unit options.
  •   Full path to the active project added to the window title bar.
  •  + other improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for the AES Rijndael encryption functionality found in X32 firmware V2.64.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Enhanced stability, when using the Simulator with I/O extensions.
  •  Rare crash, when closing the RTCU IDE fixed.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.95
Released: February 13, 2012.


This release of the RTCU IDE supports all the new features in the latest X32 firmware V2.62 - including support for the Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP).
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP).
  •  On-line help expanded to include all the new functionality in X32 firmware V2.62.
  •  Warnings on available communciation ports during start-up can now be suppressed.
  •  + other improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Simulator support for the Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP).
  •  Support for new advanced CAN change-mask filtering functions
  •  Support for the increase of CAN filters from 20 to 30.
  •  SMTP implementation incompatible with some mail servers.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Job variable configuration using I/O extension did not always work correctly.
  •  Crash could occur during major changes in the projects I/O extension.
  •  System information showed incorrect information related to NVRAM and Extended flash.
  •  After setting the APN in the TCP/IP parameter setup, the field was sometimes cleared.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.94
Released: December 14, 2011.


This is an important release of the RTCU IDE supporting all the new features in the latest X32 firmware V2.60.
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for project setting of name/version as used by the latest Upgrade & Deployment server.
  •  TCP/IP APN parameter set-up supports history function.
  •  System information dialog re-designed with several new functional tabs.
  •  On-line help expanded to include all the new functionality in X32 firmware V2.60.
  •  + other improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for embedded project name/version.
  •  Support for new CAN FMS functions.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Job variable configuration using I/O extension did not work correctly.
  •  Closing the unit file dialog during operation gave error message.
  •  Simulator: TP / TON / TOF pulse length where to short.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.92
Released: August 24, 2011.


This is an important release of the RTCU IDE supporting all the new features of the RTCU CX1 flex
The list of enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Full support for the new RTCU CX1 flex - including option key support.
  •  System information now shows type of NVRAM (FRAM/VFRAM).
  •  System information adds a 'CX1 flex' tab showing currently enabled options.
  •  Improved icons for cable, modem and gateway connections.
  •  + other minor improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Full CAN simulator support, including new buffering and advanced filtering introduced in firmware V2.50.
  •  Ethernet / Wi-Fi socket support as introduced in firmware V2.50.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  I/O monitor did not always show the mapped inputs correctly.
  •  An Internal PC modem device was not always found.
  •  Long file names not readable when printing source code.
  •  Non-modified files were written back to file-system.
  •  Rare IDE crash when deleting an I/O extension net.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.90
Released: May 2, 2011.


This is an important release of the RTCU IDE supporting all the new features of the RTCU CX1 series.
The list of enhancements :


General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new RTCU CX1 series - including the 3D accelerometer API.
  •  Job variable configuration now supports the general 'Ignition' input that maps to a unit specific input.
     
    Ignition will map to input 5 on the RTCU MX2/DX4/AX9 and input 1 on the RTCU CX1 (requires firmware V2.40)
  •  Information bar shows complete unit type, for example RTCU MX2 pro (only new serial-number format).
  •  Improved documentation on using MODBUS and the I/O extension functionality.
  •  + other minor improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for the general 'Ignition' input.
  •  Ignition input can now be selected to map either to digital input 1 or digital input 5.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Quick-format of SD-CARD reported 'unknown error' in case of communication problems.
  •  Internal flash drive on device reported 'Not present' after refresh when SD-CARD selected.
  •  Find dialog controls placed incorrectly in some screen resolutions.
  •  Simulator time keeping worked incorrectly, when the clock was moved backward in time.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.80
Released: January 31, 2011.


This is an important release of the RTCU IDE with the following enhancements:


General Enhancements:

  •  Major improvements in many parts of the on-line help.
  •  File shown in hex-view is now 16 bytes width for easier reading.
  •  In the editor CTRL-F3 can now be used to mark text for search.
  •  Improved handling of read-only files in the editor.
  •  + other minor improvements.  


Simulator Enhancements:

  •  New implementation of the file-system with support for SDHC capacities.
  •  Automatic integrity management of the file-system.
  •  Full support for the simulation of all power-sources on the RTCU AX9 series.
  •  Improved update of persistent memory windows to avoid 'flicker' at fast update rates.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  System-information on the RTCU AX9 series showed incorrect GSM engine.
  •  Rare crash after format of the SD-CARD.
  •  Compiler crash in some cases with string variables declared in VAR_INPUT.
  •  Crash when a job is removed from a project if the file is already deleted.
  •  Simulator connection to the RTCU Gateway not always possible with a "dotted" IP-address.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

Some of the above features also require an upgrade to the new X32-firmware V2.30.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.70
Released: September 27, 2010.

 

This is a major release of the RTCU IDE with many new features and enhancements:

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, such as pmWaitEvent are now 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.

 

 

RTCU Integrated Development Environment  V5.60
Released: May 24, 2010.

 

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:

  •  Support for the new RTCU AX9 Series!
  •  RTCU AX9 Series USB programming port support.
  •  Changing communication settings no longer requires restart of the RTCU IDE.
  •  The serial-number of a connected unit is now shown before authentication.
  •  Option to disable the I/O Extension, so that the X32 compilation mode can be deselected/selected.
  •  Functionality to execute external user-defined programs on Pre/Post event at compilation time.
  •  I/O Monitor support for units with ignition (DI-5) and fewer than 5 inputs (RTCU MX2i basic).
  •  I/O Monitor new shows the analog input/output as signed values.
  •  Many new functions added to help and wizard.
  •  Enhanced bandwidth over CSD when using a GSM modem.
  •  + other minor improvements.

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new FTP functionality released in X32-firmware V2.10.
  •  Package mode support as set with gwPacketMode.
  •  Synchronous/asynchronous I/O extension update mode support. See ioSetMode.
  •  Memory vector increased from 1024 to 4096 elements.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Last entries in the 'Connect via. Gateway' dialog did not work reliable and sporadically cleared.
  •  Crash report could sometimes not be sent. New crash handler implemented.
  •  Rare cases where the RTCU IDE would hang during start-up.
  •  Rare cases of crash when closing the RTCU IDE.
  •  Crash when creating project with extremely long filename.
  •  Encrypted include files (.ENC files) not included in the zip-file generated with 'compress & save project'.
  •  Certain RS232 ports not found on some PC installations.
  •  I/O Extension did not work when using non-standard memory configurations in X32 compilation mode.
  •  Negate option did not work reliable in the 'Job variable configuration'.
  •  ADDR() operator did not work correctly on ACCESS variables.
  •   + other minor bug-fixes.


Some of the above features requires upgrade to the new X32-firmware V2.10.

 


New features in the RTCU IDE version 5.50
Released: November 24, 2009.

 

This is a major release of the RTCU IDE with exciting news such as an advanced X32 compilation mode giving up to 2.5 times more code-space for REALLY HUGE VPL programs by using part of the Voice memory. In the X32 compilation mode there will be an increase of the data-space (RAM) available for to the VPL program of astonishing 3.5 times -- and if this is not enough, there is additionally 25% voice memory available.
All this is available on ANY X32 based unit with only a firmware upgrade to V2.00 and the installation of the new RTCU IDE 5.50!!

Another major new feature is the support for passing reference parameters to a FUNCTION. Using the new keyword ACCESS as an attribute to VAR_INPUT variables, it is possible to return an arbitrary number of parameters back to the caller of the function.
This new and very powerful feature reduces the need to use function blocks, therefore ultimately reducing the memory footprint and at the same time increasing the readability of larger VPL applications..
The ACCESS attribute works on ALL UNITS (except SMALL memory models) and with any firmware version.


The full list of news:

General Enhancements:

  •  X32 mode with user defined VPL/Voice memory ratio yielding a 2.5X increase in code-space!
  •  ...dramatic increase of 3.5X in VPL data-space (RAM) and a +25% increase in Voice memory!
  •  Compiler support for passing reference parameters to a FUNCTION with new ACCESS keyword.
  •  Two I/O Extension Nets can be configured.
  •  SMTP functions included in Help and Wizard.
  •  Functions added to Help and Wizard: gsmSendFlashSMS, gwTimeGet, owiButtonWriteData and owiButtonReadData.
  •  New improved Garmin Navigation sample project.
  •  Improved installation, including the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package being automatically installed.
  •  Connect to unit using GPRS Gateway now includes drop-down with last entries used.
  •  Keyboard Accelerator table included in the on-line help.
  •  New SMTP - Tank Monitoring - sample project included in installation.
  •  + other minor improvements.

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  gwTimeGet support.
  •  Full support for the new SMTP functions.
  •  gsmSendFlashSMS support. 
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Restart of Simulator with serial port in use failed.
  •  Simulator: navMessageSend returned -2, when using user replies.
  •  Simulator: Creation of 2GB SD-CARD not possible.
  •  Projects with I/O Extensions could sometimes be created in a non-X32 project.
  •  Compiler: Access of data-space > 64 KB generated incorrect code.
  •  Voice recorder using low-quality recording did not work on all sound-cards.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.


Many of the above features also requires upgrade to the new X32-firmware V2.00.

 

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 5.10
Released: June 1, 2009.


The major news in this RTCU IDE release is full support for the Garmin Navigation / Fleet Management API supporting development of advanced Fleet Management Applications.

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new Garmin Navigation / Fleet Management API.
  •  New X32 Project setting expands available program size with approx. 30%.
     Available program data-space at the same time doubles!
  •  Navigation API example project included in the on-line help and in the example folder.
  •  Supported MODBUS modules in set-up dialog revised and updated.
  •  VPL/INC files in a project are now automatically sorted alphabetically.
  •  New functions added to on-line help and simulator:
     ioEnableDevice(), canFlush(), canFilterCreateOnce() and canFilterStatus().
  •  All example projects are now by standard compiled with the EIS32 flag set.

Simulator enhancements:

  •  Support for the Navigation API, allowing rapid development of Navigation applications.
  •  Support for: ioEnableDevice(), canFlush(), canFilterCreateOnce() and canFilterStatus().

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Special characters in VAR_INPUT / VAR_OUTPUT could corrupt Project file.
  •  Parser error when VAR_OUTPUT variable declared as Pointer.
  •  Transfer of empty Project to unit failed with strange error message.
  •  Start/stop of the simulator did not flush the CAN receive buffer.
  •  Socket functions not working in Simulator unless the Gateway was enabled.

 

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 5.00
Released: March 11, 2009.


With this release of the RTCU IDE, the great potentials of all the powerful features offered by the RTCU DX4 Pro can now be fully unleashed.

List of features and enhancements:

  •  Full support for the new RTCU DX4 Pro, including revised on-line help.
  •  I/O Extension support allowing easy use of MODBUS based I/O modules.
  •  Transparent I/O completely integrated into the project.
  •  Easy to use set-up wizard for MODBUS I/O modules delivered by Logic IO.
  •  Unit I/O Monitor support for I/O Extension.
  •  Full simulator support for the I/O Extension capability.
  •  Simulator support for the RTCU DX4 graphical display, including status panel.
  •  Simulator support for the keyboard on the DX4 Pro. 
  •  Simulator bug fixed, when trying to connect to gateway with dotted IP-address.
  •  Simulator bug for gpsPosition() returning incorrect information fixed.
  •  + other smaller enhancements / bug-fixes.

The I/O Extension and DX4 Pro support are completely integrated into this release, so the actual user experience is "system deep" and is therefore not really justified by the relatively short list of new features above.

 

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 4.90
Released: September 16, 2008.


RTCU IDE version 4.90 is a major release with the following improvements and new features:

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for an indefinite number of include (.INC) and VPL (.VPL) files in a project!
  •  Completely new compact and future proof (XML based) project format.
     
    Not backward compatible, but a back-up of the current project is automatically created.
  •  Editor foldings are now saved as part of the project and automatically restored at project re-load!
  •  Great improvements in the stability and speed of a remote connection over CSD / GPRS Gateway.
  •  Improved performance on dual-core CPU based PC's
  •  Find/Replace editor function now selectively searches within folded blocks.
  •  Find/Replace editor function automatically remembers the last 10 strings used.
  •  Unit password clear feature using a key generated by Logic IO.
  •  Datalogger window remembers any user resize of columns.
  •  Full support for earlier keyboard shortcuts, such as CTRL-F2 for toggling a bookmark.
  • + smaller number of enhancements

Simulator enhancements:

  •  Consistent simulator execution speed by automatic PC speed profiling.
  •  gsmPowerLP() support.
  •  sockSetGWParm() and sockGetGWParm() support.
  •  fsFileMove() support.
  •  pmWaitEvent() support enhanced in relation to gmsPower() / gsmPowerLP(). 

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Very slow simulator execution on some PC's.
  •  Voice data transfer was possible, but useless, on MX2i eco and MX2i eco+.
  •  On-line help only allowed being positioned as the top-window.
  •  Fly-over help sometimes showed up unexpectable.
  •  Project zipped file did not work correctly with Windows Vista.
  •  MDT-200 simulation did not work correctly with used defined characters above index 127.
  •  Frequently there was no warning when a configured serial (RS232) port was unavailable.
  •  In rare cases formatting the internal flash drive in the Simulator crashes the RTCU IDE.
  •  Simulator could hang at the instance of clearing the Debug message window.
  •  + smaller number of bug-fixes.

 

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 4.81
Released: May 19, 2008.


RTCU IDE version 4.81 has been released to fix some serious issues found in the recently released V4.80.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Sending an VSMS messages over GPRS delivered truncated message.
  •  Not all RS232 ports found and no default port selected.
  •  Simulator support for physical RS232 port did not work.
  •  Relative or absolute VPL INCLUDE statements did not work.
  •  Find, goto bookmark and goto line inside folded code blocks did not unfold.


Upgrade to this release is highly recommended..
 

 

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 4.80
Released: May 2, 2008.


RTCU IDE version 4.80 is a major release with a long list of improvements and new features:

General Enhancements:

  •  Completely new editor implementation. Higher flexibility and more features!
  •  Folding editor support with intelligent syntax parsing
     Allows collapsing of code structures for better overview
  •  Full support for the complete MX2i Series: MX2i eco / eco+ / pro / pro+
  •  Support for accessing the Internal Flash Drive available on some devices
  •  Uses the RTCU Communication Support Package for enhanced communication handling
  •  Improvement of messages when connection over GPRS or CSD fails 
  •  Cancel of a CSD (datacall) session is now operates faster
  •  Higher stability when resuming interrupted background transfer over GPRS.
  •  Communication port > 10 are now supported (for example COM13).

  • + smaller number of enhancements

Simulator enhancements:

  •  Major improvements in the File-system support, including support for the Internal Flash Drive.
  •  Support for 1024 memory vector elements.
  •  memioReadX and memioWriteX support.
  •  Random function support.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Simulator clock not using the "clock speed-up factor". 
  •  In the Simulator fsFileWriteStringNL was not thread safe.
  •  Using boardWatchdog with timeout=-1 without previous initialization restarts the Simulator.
  •  Potential crash when closing the IDE during an active GPRS session.
  •  File-system dialog continues to operate after it was closed.
  •  Frequent crash in the VPL compiler when a space was present after an INCLUDE statement.
  •  Modem initialization string was not saved to the Windows registry. 
  •  Code wizard for sockListen did not work.
  • + smaller number of bug-fixes.

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 4.77
Released: November 30, 2007.


RTCU IDE version 4.77 has been released with the following improvements and new features:

General Enhancements:

  • Completely new installation format. MSI (Microsoft Installer) now used for installing the RTCU IDE
  • In Gateway settings a check-box now indicates whether encryption is enabled/disabled
  • Support for conditional compilation now includes the possibility to use the 'OR' operator in #IFDEF statements
  • Support for the new LAN/WLAN functions: ethOpen(), ethClose(), ethPresent() and gwSetMedia()
  • Support for the new gpsGetAntennaStatus() function.
  • Enhanced and corrected TON, TOF and TP documentation
  • + smaller number of enhancements

Simulator enhancements:

  • Rudimentary support for the gpsGetAntenneStatus() function added.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  • Datalogger dialog appeared in rare cases "corrupted", especially at very high screen resolutions
  • Modify/Delete/Create a persistent entry in extended flash was possible on a unit without this feature
  • <shift>+<end> selected text from the mouse position, not the cursor
  • Transfer of application with > 64 var_input/var_output variables resulted in "No project selected" error
  •  + smaller number of bug-fixes


 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 4.76
Released: September 28, 2007.


RTCU IDE version 4.76 has been released with the following improvements and new features:

General Enhancements:

  • Support for setting the Encryption key in a connected unit (requires MX2i firmware 1.08).
  • Support for conditional compilation using: #DEFINE, #UNDEFINE, #IFDEF, #ELSE and #END_IF
  • Project settings extended to include defining/un-defining symbols without changes to the source code.
  • + smaller number of enhancements

Simulator enhancements:

  • crcCalculate support added.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  • Simulator did not include the zero terminator in text VSMS messages sent over the GPRS Gateway.
  • No text was written in the MDT-100 simulator if the IDE was started with the MDT-100 selected.
  • MDT simulator display dimensions was not updated in mdtGotoXY, when switching between MDT-100 and MDT-200.
  • + smaller number of bug-fixes

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 4.75
Released: June 27, 2007.


RTCU IDE version 4.75 has been released with the following improvements and new features:

General Enhancements:

  • New filesystem dialog allowing full access to the MX2i SD-CARD.
    The following functionality is available:
    format/eject media, create/delete directories and rename/delete/import/export files.
  • Various new functions added to the on-line help/code wizard:
    camOpen, camClose, camPresent, camSnapshot, mdtDefineChar and mdtProfile.
  • + smaller number of enhancements

Simulator enhancements:

  • Full Simulator support for both the MDT-200 and MDT-100 Mobile Data Terminals.
  • fsFileGetSize(), as found in latest MX2i firmware, added
  • The show file dialog in the Simulator can now show files as text or binary.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  • Spurious crash (in RS232 simulation) when closing RTCU IDE fixed.
  • Erase of persistent memory did not work after a fetch operation was cancelled.
  • Crash when a VSMS was sent with illegal long length.
  • + smaller number of bug-fixes

 

New features in the RTCU IDE version 4.73
Released: April 30, 2007.

RTCU IDE version 4.73 has been released with major improvements and new features:


General Enhancements:

  • Windows Vista compatible!
    The help system in the RTCU IDE now works under Windows Vista.
  • Settings are now changed to use tabs for more user friendly appearance.
  • Tooltip over the project-name now shows the complete project path name.
  • Selecting a non-existing project, will now remove it from the pick list.
  • New feature to Cancel a connection to a unit over GPRS, during the establishing phase.
  • New functions added to wizard and on-line help:
    boardFaultLogGet, boardFaultLogClear, boardClearPassword, pmSetVibrationSensivity,fsFileFlush and boardSetServicePortAlt.
  • New function to control the contrast on the MDT-100 added: mdtContrast().
  • + smaller number of enhancements

Simulator enhancements:

  • Support for use of physical RS232 port in simulation
    This feature allows testing and implementing protocols to external devices using RS232 in the simulator
  • CAN Loopback support. Allowing rudimentary testing of CAN applications in the simulator.
  • Feature to save the windows layout of the simulator.
    Convenient feature when working in different environment with single/multi screen, different screen resolutions etc.
  • Hex-edit control in the SD-CARD dialog has been approved.
  • New feature to delete files in the SD-CARD dialog.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  • Using negative values in CASE statements now works correctly.
  • Simulator. Mobile Data Terminal. Could only show one highlighted block on each line.
  • Mobile Data Terminal support (in MDT.INC) was not thread-safe.
  • + smaller number of bug-fixes

 

 Previous release notes can be found here