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Can I read the baud rate setting of a cFP-180x ?

Hello List, 

 

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?

 

Thanks,

Mike

 

 

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Hi Mike,

 

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?

 

Thanks,

 

Dan Richards
Certified LabVIEW Developer
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Dan,

 

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.

 

Mike

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Hi Mike,

 

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?

 

Thanks,

Dan Richards
Certified LabVIEW Developer
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