Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 53

Thread: Drivers not working on new D201GLY2A board

  1. #21
    Mo' Programming Mo' Problems
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Sonicxtacy02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    8,169
    Blog Entries
    53
    i guess i should note that i have a d201 board and it found my drivers and installed just fine. Thats been the extent of my installation though because i'm still in my planning phase with the fb.
    mp3Car.com Senior Tech Blogger (Want a product reviewed? Contact me.)
    Find my plugins on the MP3Car App Store!
    Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook
    Live mp3Car Facebook Chat

  2. #22
    Constant Bitrate mx270a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    167
    Well the good news is that a new FB connects to this motherboard just fine. I don't know if it is something to do with the card or the firmware on the PIC, but life is much better right now.

    I'll try to do some more testing later on with the other 3 FBs to see if they all work on this motherboard, including the one I tried yesterday that now has a new PIC.

    -Lance

  3. #23
    Fusion Brain Creator
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,221
    Quote Originally Posted by mx270a View Post
    Well the good news is that a new FB connects to this motherboard just fine. I don't know if it is something to do with the card or the firmware on the PIC, but life is much better right now.

    I'll try to do some more testing later on with the other 3 FBs to see if they all work on this motherboard, including the one I tried yesterday that now has a new PIC.

    -Lance
    Okay, so you now have 4?

    Can you take a picture/note the ship date of each when you test them?

    I'm trying to narrow this down....

  4. #24
    Constant Bitrate mx270a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    167
    Yes, I have 4 FBs. The one I was having issues with yesterday was one I had purchased about last October and had the odd analog input behavior. I replaced the PIC on that last night and confirmed at home that it does read the analog inputs correctly now.

    The other 3 FBs just arrived yesterday, and it was one of them that I was testing today in the tractor that has this D201 motherboard.

    Having the proper analog input data coming in has helped my steering system to function better. I did experience 3 times where it would quit working though. Like the data stream just stopped, but the application didn't freeze. Simply disconnecting and reconnecting to the FB resolved the issue. This might be related to bogging down the PC though. I'll be doing more testing on this part over the next few days.

    -Lance

  5. #25
    Fusion Brain Creator
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,221
    Quote Originally Posted by mx270a View Post
    Yes, I have 4 FBs. The one I was having issues with yesterday was one I had purchased about last October and had the odd analog input behavior. I replaced the PIC on that last night and confirmed at home that it does read the analog inputs correctly now.

    The other 3 FBs just arrived yesterday, and it was one of them that I was testing today in the tractor that has this D201 motherboard.

    Having the proper analog input data coming in has helped my steering system to function better. I did experience 3 times where it would quit working though. Like the data stream just stopped, but the application didn't freeze. Simply disconnecting and reconnecting to the FB resolved the issue. This might be related to bogging down the PC though. I'll be doing more testing on this part over the next few days.

    -Lance
    Okay, let us know. We're learning too, probably more than you guys...

  6. #26
    Constant Bitrate mx270a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    167
    I've now tested 3 of the 4 FBs with success and probably won't bother to test the 4th one. My original FB (now with a new PIC) was detected fine by the computer, as were 2 of the 3 new FBs I just got.

    I haven't had a chance to try to recreate that unexpected disconnect issue (the one I think is related to bogging down the CPU), and I don't expect to get another chance to test that until we are in the field wanting to use the system for real. That will probably be next week some time.

    -Lance

  7. #27
    Fusion Brain Creator
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,221
    so to get this right:

    Old brain, old PIC: no go

    old brain, new PIC: works
    new brain, new PIC: works


    if so, then sweet.

    can you mail that PIC back? thanks

  8. #28
    Constant Bitrate mx270a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    167
    Correct.

    I'll be mailing the PIC back to you on Friday.

    -Lance

  9. #29
    Fusion Brain Creator
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,221
    Quote Originally Posted by mx270a View Post
    Correct.

    I'll be mailing the PIC back to you on Friday.

    -Lance
    thanks for all the help!

  10. #30
    Constant Bitrate mx270a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    167
    Quote Originally Posted by mx270a View Post
    I haven't had a chance to try to recreate that unexpected disconnect issue (the one I think is related to bogging down the CPU), and I don't expect to get another chance to test that until we are in the field wanting to use the system for real. That will probably be next week some time.
    This issue has showed up again today. Since my last update, I revised my software to have a thread specifically for interacting with the Fusion Brain, and updates are being sent at 20Hz. I also wasn't doing anything processor intensive, so I don't think it is related to CPU load or USB congestion. The only other USB device on the system is the touch screen monitor.

    It appears that the FB is getting a disconnect command, as it just ignores all future commands sent to it. If I tell the software to disconnect and reconnect, it continues to function like normal. Last time it did this was 3x in a row, after ~15 minutes of use. Today it did this once after ~15 minutes of normal operation. I didn't have time to do any further testing to see if it would lock up again, so I don't know if the issue becomes more common the longer it runs.

    I'm only using two of the outputs, which each control a relay. Only one of the two are on at any given time. However, they are rapidly clicking when they are on, which is why I'm wondering if the back EMF might possibly have something to do with this. Each relay controls one side of a solenoid operated hydraulic valve. When I need slow hydraulic flow, the output is on for one cycle, then off for 3 cycles. When I need faster flow, the output is on for one cycle, then off for one cycle. For full hydraulic flow, the output is just on solid, but I don't normally get to this level. Normal operation for me means that one of the two outputs is clicking the relays on/off quickly.

    I'm also going to try swapping in a different FB tomorrow to see if this issue is specific to that FB/PIC.

    Have you guys ever experienced a random disconnect?

    -Lance

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. NL10000 NANO ITX board connectors
    By bakes in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-16-2008, 02:39 AM
  2. Vista Ready board does not see XP only peripherals
    By jdiazj1 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-05-2007, 10:57 PM
  3. Drivers for Sirius ALP1 and Mitch's USB Board. Anyone have them to share?
    By 2k1Toaster in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-02-2007, 11:49 AM
  4. WTB: WORKING 7' Lilliput Contol Board (Big one)
    By romeov in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-15-2007, 01:29 PM
  5. Sweet board for a CarPC
    By fearthepenguin in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-15-2004, 05:08 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •