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    Last updated on: 8-30-09

Tech Link 1.1 software download (3.7 MB) Download Software



Tech Link Software Installation

  1. For a prior installation - Save away any constant files you want to keep.  Uninstall the Current
    version of Tech Link.  Use the Control Panel Add/Remove Software facility.
     
  2. Create a temporary folder and download the Tech Link software into it.
     
  3. Run the setup program by double clicking on it and follow the instructions on the screen.
    NOTE: You should keep the install path the default value of "c:\Program Files\Tech Link V1.1"
    or you will have to manually copy over the applications software (e.g. TH-2, CCPM etc.)
     
  4. Copy the Tech Link Icon to your desktop (from the start menu).

     

USB Driver Installation

  1. Plug the Tech Link device (or just the FCPU-1 board) into a USB port.
     
  2. A "New Hardware Found" dialog box should open.  Tell it the driver is located
    at "c:\Program Files\Tech Link V1.1\Driver" using the Browse feature.
     
  3. Future updates to Tech Link will not require a new driver installation.
     
  Directory screen shot after the installation
 
 
   

 


Using the Tech Link 1.1 Software




TH-2 Software Loading

  1. Plug the TH-2 (or just the FCPU-1 board) into a USB port.
     
  2. Run Tech Link
     
  3. Click Load on the Program menu.  Browse the TH-2 directory and select the ".hex" file.
    Don't forget to load the constants if you haven't already.  This is done by clicking Load
    on the Constants menu. Browse the TH-2 directory and select the desired ".cst" file.

     

 

Tech Link  Online Users Guide     
       

Loading Constants

"Load" means to load the constants from a file on the hard-disk to the Tech Link application and to the TH-2 EEPROM.
 

Saving Constants

"Save" means writing the the current values in the EEPROM (and Tech Link )to a file on the hard-disk.
 

Error Handling and Reporting
 

  • Error notification - An error condition is indicated when:

     
    USB connected USB disconnected and application running
    Yellow and green LED's are ON Yellow and green LED's are blinking alternately



    An non-error condition is indicated when:
     

    USB connected USB disconnected and application running
    Green LED is ON only Yellow and green LED's are OFF


     

  • Error handling and reporting - Tech Link displays the current error status by clicking on View Error on the Tools
    menu. The error status is set upon each power up cycle only when the USB cable is disconnected.  This
    means you must apply power to the unit without having the USB cable attached to "set" the error code.  You then
    must connect the unit to the USB cable and use Tech Link to display the current error code.


     

                                       

 

 

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