Configuration File

F805CF-IPS uses a configuration file named F805CF.INI. This file must reside in the default (working) folder.

F805CF.INI is a text file, that you may create and edit using Notepad. You may also access it via a menu shortcut on the F805CF-IPS menu bar (under File).

F805CF.INI is divided into sections. Each section starts with the name of the section between square brackets.

The following sections are defined at the moment:

[PORT]

[UNET]

[DRIVER]

Within each section, you define parameters using a 'key' followed by the "=" sign and followed by one or more alpha-numeric arguments.

Parameters within the section may be arranged in any order.

Multiple arguments must be separated by spaces, a dot, or a comma.

A comment line starts with "/".

The following keys are defined at the moment:

Section: [PORT]

Parameter

Description

Default value

COM

Sets the COM port used.
The COM may be COM1, COM2,COM3, COM4 or TCP or UDP.
TCP and UDP use port 502

COM=COM1

BAUDS

Communication speed. Only applies to COM1 to COM4

SPEED=19200

MODE

Accepts a string of the form baud=9600 parity=N data=8.

parity=E data=8 stops=1

SOCKET

TCP/UDP Port number

SOCKET=2000

Section: [UNET]

NODE

The identifier for this IPS on the UDP (UNET) network.

NODE=1

RESET

The index of the register in the data table that will be used for remote reset. Writing to this register causes the IPS to be re-read the configuration file.

None. No reset register.

The following keys are defined at the moment:

Section: [DRIVER]

TIMEOUT

The time in milliseconds that this station will wait for a response before trying again.

TIMEOUT=250

FRAME

The time in milliseconds between receiving characters on the serial port to consider the message received.

FRAME=2

REMOTE

Specifies the IP of a remote F805CF connected to this TCP/IP interface. Each remote is defined by 5 decimal numbers. The first number is the UNET node id. The next 4 are the IP of that station.

You may include up to 64 "REMOTE" lines in the file.

No remote station defined

GET

Defines a command to be executed on a F805CF device. Each "GET" definition consists of 5 numbers. You may include up to 64 "BINARY" definitions in the file.

REG, COMMAND, REMOTE, ALERT, ENABLE

REG

the index of the register that will receive the value requested by the command.

COMMAND

the ASCII value of the command letter.

REMOTE

the id of the unit that the value will be coming from.

ALERT

the index of the register to be set in case a communication error or time-out occurs when this particular block is transferred

ENABLE

the index of the register that will initiate the command.

No GET command

FILE The location of a register on the UNET network that defines the path of file that will capture the unsolicited data received from any F805CF device. You define this location with 6 numbers:
  • Node number of the RTES32 that owns the register
  • The IP of the above node (4 numbers)
  • The index of the register
No default