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Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 14th, 2017
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Hi Peter.. I don't have a specific need in mind,...

Hi Peter.. I don't have a specific need in mind, it just I've seen this feature on splitters for example and wondered if anyone puts this feature on responders... so I thought I'd ask the question....
Forum: RDM Physical Layer/Hardware Discussion July 21st, 2017
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DMXter4 error 0002: DISC MUTE?

Hey Eric..
I've been adding some new personalities to our lights and think I've accidentally affected my RDM code. When I try and run Integrity using my DMXter4 with my new firmware, the DMXter...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion June 30th, 2017
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Posted By dj41354
That's pretty much the conclusion I came to....

That's pretty much the conclusion I came to. Thanks Eric.
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion June 28th, 2017
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Posted By dj41354
DMX_PERSONALITY

I have 3 (different size & wattage) fixtures that have been successively developed over that last 5 years that I'm trying to keep as unified as possible as far features and firmware are concerned....
Forum: DMX512 Discussion June 19th, 2017
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Views: 1,672
Posted By dj41354
Thanks Scott...

Thanks Scott...
Forum: DMX512 Discussion June 19th, 2017
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Posted By dj41354
mixing 8bit & 16bit features in a personality?

From what I can tell, most fixture manufacturers that have fixtures with a 8bit/16bit attribute setting, use this setting to affect all features within a fixture personality. For example the 16bit...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion June 16th, 2017
Replies: 4
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Posted By dj41354
Enable/Disable RDM?

I'm wondering if we should provide the ability for our fixtures to "ignore" RDM. This would be implemented with the User Interface in the back of the fixture and would be a non-volatile setting... so...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion May 9th, 2017
Replies: 11
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Posted By dj41354
So far to keep things simple, all my testing is...

So far to keep things simple, all my testing is being done with only one fixture attached to the hub. It turns out that the fixture causing the trouble is responding faster than 176usec.. it's in the...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion May 8th, 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5,833
Posted By dj41354
Hi Eric.. I've finally got a next version pcb...

Hi Eric..
I've finally got a next version pcb implementation at a RDM hub. At first blush it seems to work with our Pica cubes (I've just started debugging the hub) but when I use another fixture,...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion January 5th, 2017
Replies: 11
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Posted By dj41354
Hey Eric.. Been a while since the last post.. ...

Hey Eric..
Been a while since the last post..
I'm going to the Plugfest this Jan..
I'm bringing a proof of concept PCB for my RDM hub along with a bunch of other gear..
Should be a good weekend!...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion August 15th, 2016
Replies: 11
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Posted By dj41354
The method I'm playing with involves monitoring...

The method I'm playing with involves monitoring the Busses on both sides of the Splitter with CarrierDetect circuitry so I can see is the Console is driving, or waiting for a RDM response.....
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion August 11th, 2016
Replies: 11
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Posted By dj41354
I've gotten to the point where I was able to fire...

I've gotten to the point where I was able to fire up my "proof of concept" hub (1 port in 1 port out for now). It "mostly" works but definitely introduces failures on the DMXter4+Integrity testing...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion April 14th, 2016
Replies: 11
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Posted By dj41354
Thanks Eric.. I don't quite understand what...

Thanks Eric..
I don't quite understand what you're saying about the 4 downstream ports during discovery. Why would the bus always be driven?.. Wouldn't the bus only be driven if the downstream...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 21st, 2016
Replies: 11
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Posted By dj41354
RDM Hub Implementation

I've started looking at implementing a 1 channel in, 4 channels out RDM Hub. I'm going to try and keep it as simple as possible, ie. the Hub itself doesn't need to be discoverable, or able to be set...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 21st, 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 3,207
Posted By dj41354
Responder is fully operational!

I can't express enough how helpful it is to have a place to go for help when things aren't working. It would have been very difficult for a non-RDM guy like me to get the nuances of some of this...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 18th, 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3,879
Posted By dj41354
from ANSI E1.20-2010 Section 6 Message Structure:...

from ANSI E1.20-2010 Section 6 Message Structure:
sub-section 6.2.8 Message Count:
"The message count field is used by a responder to indicate that additional data is now available for collection...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 16th, 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3,879
Posted By dj41354
GET_STATUS_MESSAGES for fault reporting

I'm starting on GET_STATUS_MESSAGES.
I have only two faults.. FAN_FAULT and OVER_TEMPERATURE_FAULT. Either will cause the light to discontinue normal operation where the main LED's go dim (depending...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 10th, 2015
Replies: 1
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Posted By dj41354
This is an amazing piece of software. It's real...

This is an amazing piece of software. It's real time performance is incredible, it's ease of use is fantastic, and it's thoroughness seems awesome (although I admit to being a newbie to this realm..)...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 8th, 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,830
Posted By dj41354
Yeah, I was trying to find idle time to let the...

Yeah, I was trying to find idle time to let the eeprom sequences do their thing uninterrupted. (they read back what's been written and write again if they don't match) I was hoping that if no-one has...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 7th, 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 3,436
Posted By dj41354
Integrity software (Goddard, Jese Controllers)

So I'm playing with the 'Integrity" software so I can run the automatic RDM testing suite with my Goddard DMXter4... pretty impressive stuff. Has anyone else purchased this?.. Is it mature?.. or does...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 7th, 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,830
Posted By dj41354
Ok... I'm thinking about a algorithm for...

Ok... I'm thinking about a algorithm for scheduling the eeprom write.. how about if I start a timer, say 1second, when I get a SET_DMX_START_ADDRESS command.. then if I get ANY RDM command to me...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 27th, 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,830
Posted By dj41354
What is range of typical Controller traffic?

Is there anything that can be said about what a responder can expect as typical RDM Controller traffic? ie.. how many RDM packets per minute would be considered heavy RDM traffic?.. how many packets...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 27th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
Thank you for that Eric.. that clarified the...

Thank you for that Eric.. that clarified the responding rules considerably. I was able to fix a couple of other areas thanks to that summary.
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 26th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
Yeah, I was ignoring it... The fact that I need...

Yeah, I was ignoring it... The fact that I need to respond to every unicast GET or SET was not understood. Thank you for that nugget... I'm getting there (slowly).
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 25th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
I think I made some progress.. the USB data dump...

I think I made some progress.. the USB data dump is showing fewer time outs..
But it is showing a time out on a GET_DEVICE_MODEL_DESCRIPTION ?
I don't have support for that command.. could this...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 25th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
I think I may have uncovered what might be "part"...

I think I may have uncovered what might be "part" of the problem (all of it maybe?)..
I'm not "implementing" (executing) broadcast commands other than discovery commands. It looks like the DMXter is...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 25th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
I'm having trouble setting up & getting FLAVORS...

I'm having trouble setting up & getting FLAVORS to work for me. I thought I had finally done it, but my logic analyzer is showing that I haven't implemented the settings you indicated I use (and...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 25th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
1)From the "MAIN MENU" choices, I pushed <DOWN>...

1)From the "MAIN MENU" choices, I pushed <DOWN> to get to "MAIN MENU-RDM CONTROLLER" , pushed <YES/Q>
2)From the "RDM CONTROLLER" choices, I pushed <DOWN> to get to "SELECT CURRENT DEV?", pushed...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 24th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
Had a quick conversation with Bob Goddard. He...

Had a quick conversation with Bob Goddard. He suggested I build a custom packet (an easy one like GET_DMX_START_ADDRESS) and then get the timing information..
I had a little trouble getting it.. but...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 23rd, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5,841
Posted By dj41354
DMXter4 says "not responding"

Hi..
1st post. (sorry if I'm a little dense..)
I don't quite understand what the DMXter4 is trying to tell me..
I am responding.. but it reports "not responding" to two different requests..
...
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