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AD7011-EVA

 

Question
Operation Environment:

 

Video:

 

Installation:

 

Variable Steps:

 

The Project Selection Screen:

 

Buzzer Noises:

 

Pin Arrangement:

 

Debugging:

 

Saving Data:

 

The Touch Panel:

 

The Serial Console:

 

Sampling Cycle:

 

Cables and Terminal Blocks:

 

Cross Compilers:

 

Ethernet:

 

Updating:

 

Watchdog:

 

USB Hubs:

 

Linux Commands:

 

LAN Cables:

 

JTAG:

 

I2C:

 

GPIO:

 

DIO:

 

EEPROM:

 

CSPI:

 

1-Wire:

 

1 kHz Sampling:

 

 

Answer
Operation Environment:

Q1.   What are the PC operating system and MATLAB environments for personal computers running the software?        Top

  • Version 01.00.00
    Japanese language environment only
    Supported operating systems: Windows Vista Business SP1 (32-bit version), Windows XP Professional SP2
    Supported MATLAB versions: 7.5.0 (R2007b)
  • Version 002
    Japanese or English language environment
    Supported operating systems: Windows Vista Business SP1 (32-bit version), Windows XP Professional SP2
    Supported MATLAB versions: 7.5.0 (R2007b)
  • Version 003
    Japanese or English language environment
    Supported operating systems: Windows Vista Business SP1 (32-bit version), Windows XP Professional SP3
    Supported MATLAB versions: 7.5 (R2007b)

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Video:

Q1.   Can AD-VirtualConsole handle video?        Top

  • No, AD-VirtualConsole currently does not support the video playback.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Installation:

Q1.   I can’t install the software on a non-Japanese language version of Windows. / When I install the software, the characters do not display correctly. What should I do?        Top

  • Version 01.00.00 supports the Japanese language only. Version 002 and later also support English language versions of Windows.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00

Q2.   Can the installation location of the AD7011-EVA development environment be selected?        Top

  • The installation location is fixed to the system drive.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q3.   What should I do if the installer stops during installation?        Top

  • First, confirm that the installer has actually stopped. We have received reports that installation requires 30 minutes or more. Check the hard disk access lamp or task manager to confirm computer activity.
    We have received reports that the installer stops during installation in rare cases. In such a case, force exit the installer and restart it. Task Manager in Windows can be used to force exit the installer.
    After restarting the installer, the check boxes of already installed components may be cleared. However, do not change the component check box settings.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q4.   I build models and programs on another computer. Is it OK to install only AD-VirtualConsole on the computer connected to the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • Always install the AD7011-EVA development environment before installing the AD-VirtualConsole. This is necessary because the AD-VirtualConsole requires some of the software components included in the AD7011-EVA development environment.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Variable Steps:

Q1.   Can the AD7011-EVA run variable step models of the solver option of Simulink?        Top

  • No, it cannot. However, the AD7011-EVA can run fixed step models.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
The Project Selection Screen:

Q1.   How do I display the project selection screen after the AD7011-EVA starts?        Top

  • Create a GUI screen in VCDesigner and then paste a system operation button (set the command to “Exit”) on the screen. If the system operation button is used when a project is starting on the AD7011-EVA, the project is exited and the project selection screen appears.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q2.   Is it possible for a specified project to start automatically when the AD7011-EVA is started?        Top

  • Start the desired project from VCDesigner. When the AD7011-EVA is started, the project last started in VCDesigner automatically starts.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q3.   How do I display the project selection screen when the AD7011-EVA is starting?        Top

  • First, switch on the AD7011-EVA power. While “Starting up system…” is displayed, touch and hold the touchpanel in any two locations. The project selection screen soon appears.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Buzzer Noises:

Q1.   Is it possible to switch off the touchpanel buzzer?        Top

  • The user can specify the buzzer length by project. From the VCDesigner settings menu, open the ADX system parameter settings. Set Beep Length to “0”.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Pin Arrangement:

Q1.   What is the pin arrangement on the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • See the circuit diagram in the instruction manual (AD7011-EVA hardware manual.pdf) on the accompanying DVD.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Debugging:

Q1.   Tell me about debugging on the AD7011-EVA.        Top

  • You can confirm in detail whether programs made with eclipse run as expected on the AD7011-EVA. Programs made with eclipse can be debugged via a telnet connection over Ethernet. Program operations can be checked by running program code line by line or by running programs up to a specified break point in the code.
    For details, see the instruction manual (AD7011-EVA application development guide.pdf).

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Saving Data:

Q1.   Can data be saved on the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • With MATLAB/Simulink models, data can be saved using the DataStore and BlockDataStore blocks of the A&D AD-XPRTS System Blockset library.
    With C language programming, there are sample programs on the DVD that use functions for data saving from version 002.
    In all cases, the file destination is set using AD-VirtualConsole.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q2.   Can SD cards and USB memory be used to save data on the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • The microSD card on the AD7011 cannot store large amounts of data because it contains realtime modules, AD-VirtualConsole GUI screen files, applications, and other data.
    However, large amounts of data can be stored using SD cards and USB memory.
    The maximum capacity of cards and memory is determined by its file system format. If storage media is formatted as FAT32, data can be read and written on both the AD7011-EVA and a personal computer.
    The reading and writing speed are determined by the type of SD card or USB memory used.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
The Touch Panel:

Q1.   The touch panel is not responding correctly.        Top

  • Calibrate the touch panel using the procedure in 18.2.2 of the AD7011-EVA startup guide.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
The Serial Console:

Q1.   The serial console is not being displayed. Why not?        Top

  • Check the jumper pins of the AD7011-EVA. JP2 [SERIAL_CONSOLE_EN#] must be shorted.
    For details, see 3.1.1 in the AD7011-EVA environment configuration guide.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q2.   What kind of UART is used on the serial console?        Top

  • The serial console uses UART1.
    For details, see the AD7011-EVA environment configuration guide.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Sampling Cycle:

Q1.   How fast can the sampling cycles (program execution cycles and model cycles) on the AD7011-EVA be set?        Top

  • The cycle depends on the model or program. However, a rough standard is 1 ms (1 kHz). At this level, a wide range of systems can be created.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Cables and Terminal Blocks:

Q1.   Tell me about the cables and terminal blocks for the 96-pin connector of the AD7011-EVA.        Top

  • The following specifications are accurate as of January 20, 2010.
    Cables: Misumi WPCR-SS-96-0.5 or equivalent
    Terminal block: Misumi MWI-PCR96-TB96 or equivalent
    For the latest information, visit the product information page on our website.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Cross Compilers:

Q1.   How do I create my own cross compiler environment?        Top

  • The files required to create a cross compiler environment are on the DVD included with the AD7011-EVA. For the procedure to create a Linux host environment, see the AD7011-EVA environment creation guide on the included DVD. A&D has no record in creating environments on other operating systems.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Ethernet:

Q1.   What is the supported transfer speed of the Ethernet port of the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • The Ethernet port of the AD7011-EVA supports 100Base-T.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Updating:

Q1.   How do I update the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • See the AD7011-EVA update guide on the DVD included with the AD7011-EVA.

    Applicable versions: All
Watchdog:

Q1.   A watchdog function is not listed in the block diagram.        Top

  • The watchdog function is performed by the CPLD of the AD7011.The block diagram of the AD7011-EVA in the catalog shows mainly the connection of the AD7011 and AD7011-EVA, and therefore the watchdog function is not listed. However, the 2-pin header of the J45 or the 19th pin of 96-pin connector can be used.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
USB Hubs:

Q1.   The AD7011-EVA has only one standard USB connector. Is there a way to increase the number of connections?  /  Q2.   Can USB hubs be used with the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • The AD7011-EVA has a single Type-A USB connector. To connect multiple USB peripherals, use a USB hub. However, do not connect multiple USB memory devices.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
Linux Commands:

Q1.   What Linux commands does the AD7011-EVA support?        Top

  • The following commands included in busybox are supported.

    [, [[, addgroup, adduser, adjtimex, ar, awk, basename, busybox, cal, cat, chattr, chgrp, chmod, chown, chroot, chvt, clear, cmp, comm, cp, cpio, crond, crontab, cut, date, dc, dd, delgroup, deluser, df, dirname, dmesg, dnsd, dos2unix, du, dumpleases, e2fsck, echo, egrep, env, expr, false, fbset, fgrep, find, fold, free, fsck, fsck.ext2, fsck.ext3, ftpget, ftpput, fuser, getty, grep, gunzip, gzip, halt, hdparm, head, hexdump, hostid, hostname, httpd, id, ifconfig, inetd, init, install, ip, ipaddr, ipcalc, iplink, iproute, iptunnel, kill, killall, klogd, last, length, less, linuxrc, ln, logger, login, logname, logread, losetup, ls, lsattr, md5sum, mesg, mkdir, mke2fs, mkfifo, mkfs.ext2, mkfs.ext3, mknod, mkswap, mktemp, more, mv, netstat, nice, nohup, nslookup, od, passwd, pidof, ping, poweroff, ps, pwd, rdate, reboot, renice, reset, rm, rmdir, route, rpm, rpm2cpio, run-parts, sed, seq, setconsole, setsid, sleep, sort, stat, strings, stty, su, sulogin, sum, swapoff, swapon, sync, sysctl, syslogd, tail, tar, tee, telnet, telnetd, test, time, top, touch, tr, traceroute, true, tty, tune2fs, udhcpc, udhcpd, uname, uniq, unix2dos, uptime, usleep, vi, watch, wc, wget, which, who, whoami, xargs, yes, zcat

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
LAN Cables:

Q1.   Is the LAN cable that directly connects the AD7011-EVA and a personal computer a cross cable? Can a straight cable be used?        Top

  • The AD7011 supports Auto-MDIX so both cross cables and straight cables can be used.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
JTAG:

Q1.   What is JTAG?        Top

  • JTAG is a method for inspecting IC chips and debugging programs. Specifications are standardized and many IC chips support JTAG. Due to these factors, a JTAG environment makes it possible to inspect and debug many IC chips.
    Further details are beyond the scope of this FAQ but there is a large amount of information on JTAG available on the Internet and in other places.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q2.   Are there any recommended tools for JTAG?        Top

  • Not in particular, there has been success with the PARTNER-Jet Model 20 ARM series by Kyoto Microcomputer.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q3.   How do I debug using JTAG?        Top

  • Since operation methods vary by tool, refer to the respective instruction manual.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
I2C:

Q1.   What is I2C?        Top

  • I2C is a serial bus developed by Philips. They are used in systems that focus on cost over communication speed since networks can be configured with two wires.
    They are used in embedded systems, mobile phones, consumer electronics, and other devices.
    Further details are beyond the scope of this FAQ but there is a large amount of information on I2C available on the Internet and in other places.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
GPIO:

Q1.   What is GPIO?        Top

  • GPIO stands for General Purpose I/O and is a generic input/output interface. It can be used with the AD7011-EVA for 12-bit digital input or digital output.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
DIO:

Q1.   Is there digital input or output for the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • On the AD7011-EVA, the 12-bit digital input or digital output can be used as a GPIO.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
EEPROM:

Q1.   What is EEPROM on the AD7011-EVA?  /  Q2.   Can users freely use the EEPROM of the AD7011-EVA?        Top

  • EEPROM stores the system information of the modules installed on the AD7011-EVA. It cannot be used by users.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
CSPI:

Q1.   What is CSPI?        Top

  • CSPI stands for Configurable Serial Peripheral Interface. This synchronous serial communication that can have its settings changed by a program.
    On the AD7011-EVA, it is used for connections to AD (4 channel), DA (4 channel), and ZigBee (optional).
    One feature of the CSPI is that it can be directly controlled from the i.MX31 CPU.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003

Q2.   What is the difference between the CSPI AD/DA and expansion bus AD/DA?        Top

  • The CSPI AD/DA has a slow bus speed and cannot guarantee real-time performance for software.
    Expansion bus AD/DA is premised on real-time performance. Therefore, the hardware bus is also designed based on this premise, as is the software implementation.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
1-Wire:

Q1.   What is 1-Wire?        Top

  • 1-Wire is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products. While the communication speed is slow, this low-cost device is used as a bus specification that connects with only two wires.
    For example, 1-Wire is used in situations where data is transmitted via quick contact, such as with warning devices and hotel door keys.
    Further details are beyond the scope of this FAQ but there is large amount of information data on 1-Wire available on the Internet and in other places.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00, 002, and 003
1 kHz Sampling:

Q1.   The expansion bus AD of the AD7011-EVA only operates at the maximum speed of 1 kHz.        Top

  • Please upgrade the software.
    Visit the support page on our website for the latest software.

    Applicable versions: 01.00.00

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