is a PC program running under MS Windows for configuring Particle+SSimp
and Particle+SPart sensor nodes. Its intention is to enable novice user
an very easy way to use the sensor capabilities on the sensor boards.
After you have configured the Particle with APSConfig you can use the ParticleAnalyzer to observe the
sensor readings. Your delivered
Particle Core board 2/10
connected with a SSimp 1/92 is ready-to-use with APSConfig. The
following programs (.hex files) have to be installed on the
microcontroller in order to use APSConfig.
|Sensor Node||Particle Core board program
|Particle 2/10 + SSimp 1/92
||pre-installed on the delivered Particle Core boards,
activate "deprecated format" checkbox in APSConfig
|Particle 2/10 + SPart 2/02||APS_RPCServer_2004_04_15.zip||APS_SPart_2004_04_15.zip||deactivate "deprecated format" checkbox in APSConfig|
to work properly, APSConfig needs access to one or more XBridges in
your network by using UDP broadcasts. If there is a router between your
XBrigde(s) and the PC running APSConfig, the program will likely not work.
needs you to enter an 8-byte
(1) unique for each Particle. You can
use the target scanner (2) in order
to find all available Particles in your network. Try to scan several
times to find all Particles. Once you've selected one Particle
identification from the scanner list, it will appear in the identifier
field. Now you can proceed to select
sensors and their rate (3). Now you
are ready to transmit the configuration to the selected Particle by
pressing the "Configure" button
Check the "deprecated format" checkbox
you're using the Particle+SSimp sensor node. The History (5) will
inform you about the target scanner processing and the success of your
configuration. The settings for the timeouts and the network ports are
default, and usually don't need any change.
|Note: The rate is given for best cases. There are other factors affecting these timings. If a Particle loses the arbitration, one may add another 13ms. If other samplings are done concurrently, like the time consuming audio sampling, one may add another delay of 26ms.|
|Note2: If you
configure the acceleration sensor if the sensor is not present the
microcontroller main program will hang. Nevertheless, the Particle is
still able to accept and execute new configurations. But you may
restart it (unplugging the power) in order to resume to normal
operation. This my happen to you by selecting the Acceleration-Z sensor
on your SSimp 1/92.