VISION VERSION 4.0 Offers New Ways to View and Analyze Data and Customizable Calibration Maturity
May 25, 2015
Accurate Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce this year’s major release of its VISION Calibration and Data Acquisition Software, version 4.0. Beyond improvements to data analysis with items such as expanded marker indications and the Recorder arm trigger settings, VISION 4.0 introduces the new CAN Replay and Poke Screen Objects for additional ways to manipulate data. A new data item attribute for calibration, Calibration Maturity, has been added for tracking and customizing maturity information between systems. VISION 4.0 will also provide enhanced security and simplification of VISION software licensing and offer immediate access to new Client Services from the Window’s System Tray. And, as expected in major VISION releases, VISION continues to broaden compatibility with ATI hardware and other complementary products. Continuing reading to learn about the highlights of the VISION 4.0 release.
New Methods for Broadcasting or Interacting with Data Items
VISION now has two new screen objects: CAN Replay and Poke.
Replay a CAN message from an ASCII CAN Log Files onto the network using the new CAN Replay Screen Object. Replay once or loop playback on one or more channels, adjust the playback rate, and filter messages.
The new Poke Screen Object will poke a specific value into RAM when activated or use a trigger to automatically poke the value.
Note: the poke functionality must be supported by the ECU or ECU interface.
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Track Maturity Levels of Calibration Data Items
Following the ASAM CDF standard, VISION 4.0 has added a maturity level attribute associated with data items. The maturity level of a data item enables the communication of calibration status between engineering teams throughout development.
Identify calibration maturity (or status) of calibration items by directly typing a value. In the supplied field, right-click to select from available default choices or create customized status options (such as Red, Green, etc.) that can be added to the list in the dropdown menu. Mark individual or groups of data items to make changes.
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The maturity level data item can also be viewed in the Data Item Manager and added to Screen Objects. A new Maturity column is also available in the Calibration Comparison Window in VISION’s Calibration Manager feature. Maturity levels are saved in Calibration Files as well as exported to CDFX files.
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Improved Timestamp Resolution
In order to support the ever increasing data rates, VISION’s timestamp capability has been expanded from 32-bit to 64-bit with 100ps resolution. This is necessary to handle future interfaces that have the ability to produce data at nanosecond rates.
Note: With a faster timestamp, recorder file sizes will be increased (over 50%).
Save Time Using the New Multi Data Item Properties Window
Edit the display settings of multiple data items all at once by using the new Multi Data Item Properties window. Save time by using this window to change the decimal places or text color of many data items singularly rather than one at a time.
- Un-Resolved Channel Options – When moving between vehicles, automated tests can be held up because physical setups may be different. Use the new Un-Resolved Channel Options to automatically determine the action for your situation.
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- New Arm Trigger – Use a trigger to arm a recorder after a load to reduce the data acquisition burden. DAQ information can be significantly reduced when only the arm event is collected prior to the arming of the recorder.
- New Save Options – Customize a recording in the Recorder Properties window, File tab in three new ways: Prompt for filename on save, use Macros to compose files names, and edit comments.
Choose from a long list of macros for creating names when saving files:
Edit comments and conveniently save directly from the Recorder Properties, File Tab. When selecting Save As, edit all of the options below.
Markers can be added to a recording at any time and are indicated on the graph by M’s along the X-axis. Add a marker with the space bar or add a marker to all active recorders in the files simultaneously (Global marker) by using Alt-C. Global markers can make aligning data simple. All marker and trigger information is listed in the new Marker tab of the recording file. Marker information, including Label, Timestamp (sec), Time added, and Comments, is saved in the recorder file. Comments can be entered in the Markers tab or at the time the marker is created.
Users only need to provide the Machine Fingerprint number to ATI sales or support, then import the license file received in return. This simplified licensing procedure provides more security for VISION software licenses, enables automatic ATI product information access to update products with the latest software updates, and streamlines tech support when it is needed.
Client Services – ATI Tray
VISION also now includes a new Client Services application that will be found in the Window’s System Tray. VISION Client Services include:
- Rapid Prototyping – Provides guidance for the proper installation of ATI No-Hooks/OnTarget with selected MATLAB versions installed on your PC.
- Register VISION API – Selects the version of VISION for your VISION COM discovery and registration.
- Service – Selects the database port to be used for ATI’s Client Services.
- Manage Product Licenses – Provides detailed information about your VISION licenses.
- View Event Log – Logs VISION software events for troubleshooting, and provides log filter and search functions.
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Support for ATI Product Highlights
ATI VISION 4.0 provides not only enhanced CANary Interface Module configuration support, but also supports upcoming ATI hardware products available in June 2015. VISION 4.0 also expands No-Hooks/On Target Rapid Prototyping compatibility with the new VISION eSys VLE No-Hooks and OnTargetToolkits and the addition of Infineon AURIX processor support to the existing TriCore No-Hooks and OnTarget Toolkits.
To upgrade to VISION 4.0 or to download a free trial copy go to support.accuratetechnologies.com, or email ATI at firstname.lastname@example.org