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Completed

View PDF on screen (MD4)

Would be nice to be able to view PDF's, such as owner manuals, etc.
+10

Ethernet/modbus communications protocols on MD4?

David Holcomb 4 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Jos Lentfert 1 year ago 3
We frequently are integrating IQAN into larger systems that frequently have Ethernet/modbus in use.  Any hope of getting communication over the ethernet ports?
+9
Under review

Ability to label CAN buses, Vref, etc in the List view of a master module

Edward Polzin 12 months ago in IQANdesign • updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 11 months ago 1

I think it would be useful to be able to take the description text from the CAN bus, VRef, etc or add free text to the List view of a master module:




This would allow for clearer definition when sending to a wire harness builder or for troubleshooting.

+9

New System Information channel (SIC)

Jonas Bengtsson 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 3 years ago 0

Would it be possible to add a SIC that holds the filename used to program the system and also timestamp of the file?


It would help us a lot to keep track of versions, specials and machines.

I know there is Version under Project Properties but it happen to often it don't get updated.


+9
Planned

Lamp feature for lables

Fredrik Forsberg 4 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 4 years ago 6
It would be nice to have lables with lamp function. Be able to define "Input channel", "ON color" and "OFF color" for lables.It would be easier than making two lables as we do now.
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Version 5.02, news in IQANdesign and IQANrun

Gustav Widén (System support) 1 year ago in IQANdesign • updated 12 months ago 1

Version 5.02 of IQANdesign, IQANsimulate, IQANrun and IQANscript are now released on check for updates. These are the highlights: 



DBC -file import


On the tools menu, there is a new CAN database feature for  .DBC file import. After importing a DBC it is easy to automatically generate JFIN/JPIN, JFOUT//JPOUT, GFIN/GPIN and GFOUT/GPOUT channels from the database.



J1939 features

J1939 library 

A  J1939 library is included in the  CAN database menu in IQANdesign. It gives easy access to creating channels with the standardized PGN and SPN numbers and names. Note that timeouts and transmit rates needs to be set manually. 




DM1 out
There is now a built-in function for generating outgoing DM1 messages based on channel status. Drag the channels to the DM1 out container and set a unique SPN number for each. 
The length of the outgoing message is determined by number of channels with a warning or error status. FMI is set based on the channel status.




New channel type: JTOUT
The J1939 text output channel is used to send text to an external system. It supports multi-packet when text length > 8 bytes.




Support for J1939 address claim
Forces IQAN master modules to claim their J1939 address before starting other J1939 communication. Enabled by a property on the J1939 bus.
Support for J1939 Time/Date
External systems can now set the date and time in a master module using J1939 TDA. Enabled with property on master module.



IQANrun 


Connect button
A Connect button with a drop-down for selecting the communication interface has been added to the IQANrun start page. 




Multimeter
The IQANrun multimeter button brings up a free floating window where it is possible to make a new measure group on the fly. 

Channels can be added from the existing measure groups, and also the module block diagrams and application view if this is visible. 




More IQANdesign features


IQAN expansion bus
The use of IQAN expansions in systems with short cycle times is improved by two small changes. Property 'Sample rate divider' is clarified by changing it into "Polling cycle time", and an estimated CAN bus utilization project check is added for expansion buses. 




MC4x: 

Property to disable undercurrent detect on Digital out HS+LS added.


Zoom support in page editor
Makes it possible to zoom in and out in the display page editor.







For more details see release notes and IQANdesign 5.02 user manual. 


+8
Completed

Identify Pull Up / Pull Down Digital inputs on MCxx hardware in IQAN Design

David Holcomb 2 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 1 year ago 3

We had an issue with a customer where we were expecting to have pull-down on digital inputs on an MC41.   (we were always true on the digital input)  We identified the problem and moved to some other pins that were pull-down.  It would be very helpful if the pictorial in IQAN design would identify this on the pictorial.  (Similar to how the MC2 shows low side outputs).


+8
Under review

action selector for MD4 button

AxelC 4 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 4 years ago 4
Hi
I am making the same interface in two version, one on MD3 and one on MD4.

In the md4, I can't have an action selector on buttons, it is possible on the MD3.
Is is something forgotten on the MD4?
+8

IQANdesign 4.00 released

Gustav Widén (System support) 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Anders Båth 3 years ago 4

Highlighted features

New programming method: Qcode

Qcode is a text-based programming method available on all channels with function. For each function, it is possible to select whether to use Qcode or the classic method Object List.

Qcode makes it easier to implement more complex operations in fewer channels.



New channel type - Finite state machine

Improved state machine with transition conditions, this makes it easier to implement functions like sequence controls.



New component type - Comment

Comments can be placed anywhere in function groups.



New channel type - Array Channel

The array channel is used to store multiple values in a single channel. The stored values can be accessed in other functions by indexing the array. There are also special array functions that perform operations on all values in the array such as finding min, max or average.



Multiple instances open at the same time

Now possible to have multiple instances of IQANdesign open at the same time. Copy and paste works between instances.


Graphic measure on display

Line and bar graph display controls for IQAN-MD4. Used to draw a graph of a channel value over time.



When using an array channel the complete array is drawn as a graph:



Channel scope

Channels can now be made visible in other function groups than its own, either in sub function groups (protected) or the entire application (public). This reduces the need to create FGI's to access channels in other function groups. To make a channel available throughout the application, make it public. When using these as inputs, they will show up with a dashed line.



PDF viewer

It is now possible to add PDF files to project files for viewing on IQAN-MD4.


New module type - IQAN-SV

The IQAN-SV is an Ethernet camera which requires minimal configuration. More information will follow.


Improved decoding of J1939 PDU1 (DA)

Added property "Destination address (DA)" to JFIN/JFOUT. The new property is enabled when PGN is in PDU1 range. In previous version, this had to be calculated as part of the "PGN" property.



Resizable object group windows in function inspector

Resize the object groups to make Object List more visible.



New connection type: IQANconnect

A new way to connect remotely via Internet where you pay per connection. The IQANconnect service is available for beta testing, more information on this will follow.






For more details on the IQANdesign 4.00 news, see release notes.



Compatibility

IQANdesign 4.00 is fully compatible with project files created in version 3.


Upgrade

Use check for updates in IQANdesign 3 to download IQANdesign 4.00

A hint is to look through the examples and solution library files that install with version 4, you find them under:

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\IQAN Files\

these files have been updated to give examples of the new functionality.