02-28-2009 08:08 AM
I'm not using RS232 from my cFP-180x interface, but I would like to be able to read the settings of the Baud Rate DIP switches in order to set some options in my software.
Is this possible?
03-02-2009 11:33 PM
Dan from Applications Engineering here. Do you mean that you'd like to read the settings of the dip switches within the Real-Time application running on the 180x or that you'd like the host to be able to see that information?
03-03-2009 06:31 AM
First, I didn't know that there was a cFP-180x that had a CPU that would run a real time application.
Second, yes, I want to read the positions of those switches from an application running on a host PC connected by ethernet to the cFP-180x. Since I'm not actually going to use the RS232 of the cFP-180x, it doesn't matter what they do to the port.
I want to use them as inputs to set options in the host program running on the P.C.
03-04-2009 02:22 PM
Pardon the confusion. The cFP-180x controller is running its own Real-Time application, but that's not accessible to a developer and you can't deploy RT VI's onto the target to run.
Unfortunately, there is not a way to read the settings of the dip switches in the host computer. That's something you'll have to keep track of to ensure successful serial communication.
What's your end-goal? Just to be able to read that?