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DigiView Version 8.2.1
    Platforms:  XP, VISTA, WIN 7 /8.1 /10 (32/64 bit)
    Models:   DV3100, DV3109, DV3200, DV3209
    Models:   DV3400, DV3409, DV3500
Plug-in Developer's Kit Version 1.2
    Platforms:  XP, VISTA, WIN 7 /8.1 /10 (32/64 bit)
link Digiview-PDK-1-2.exe
Our PDK now includes a Step-by-Step tutorial and automatic installation.




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Older Versions

DigiView Version 7.1.4
    Platforms:  XP, VISTA, WIN 7 /8.1 (32/64 bit)
    Models:   DV3100, DV3109, DV3200, DV3209
    Models:   DV3400, DV3409
DV1-100 support - Current Operating Systems
    Platforms: XP, VISTA, Win7 (32/64 bit)
    Models:  DV1-100, DV3100, DV3400
DV1-100 support - Legacy Operating Systems
    Platforms: 98SE, ME, 2K
    Models:  DV1-100, DV3100, DV3400   





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UP Changes in release 8.2.1
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1. Correction - Model DV3400 configuration.
Version 8.2 introduced a configuration error affecting DigiView Model DV3400. When the error occurred, symptoms included clearing the hardware buffer and failing to add additional data after detecting the Trigger condition . Version 8.2.1 corrects this configuration issue.



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1. Added - New "Getting Started" help feature.
A "Getting Started" slideshow of help hints will display on opening a project. This feature can be disabled directly from the slideshow or re-activated from the help menu at any time.

2. Added - New alternate Signal Snap and Marker Snap behavior
A second behavior has been added to snapping by holding the SHIFT key. This optional snap behavior is dependent on the signal type. The alternate function for Boolean Signals is to snap to Cycles instead of edges and the alternate function for Bus Signals is to snap to identical values.

Parsed Signals still have the alternate function of snapping to Frames instead of Fields but Signal Snaps on Parsed Signals will now skip all Field and Frame idle periods.

3. Added - New Capture History default enable control
A new Environment option has been added to control whether the Capture History is enabled by default when creating a new project. Starting with this version, the default is disabled.

4. Correction - Instant Measurements now measure Idle consistantly among Signal Types
Instant measurements did not measure the Idle period between Frames on all parsed signal types and sometimes included the idle period in the Frame length measurements on other signal types. This has been resolved for consistant measuring regardless of signal type.

5. Correction - Can Bus decode of last Frame or Field in a capture
The last Frame or Field of a Can Bus at the end of a full capture will decode properly instead of ending in a Form Error or Frame Error.

6. Correction - Signal Help Viewer would not close using the Escape Key
The RTF viewer for Signal help information will now close when the escape key is pressed.

7. Improved - WaveForm View interface
Relocated Marker Value Column, Signal Snap Column, Plot Handles and Quick Select Flags from the right side of the window to the left side. This eliminates an unneccessary "back and forth" effort while analyzing the capture by grouping mouse functions together on one side of the window. This also reduces the effort needed to associate values of the Marker Values column with their waveform, since this column is now beside the Name column. These changes are especially beneficial when using wide format, high resolution monitors.

8. Improved - Appearance of Main Menu button and Signal Menu icon
The Main Menu button has more visibility and uses a "3 bar" icon next to its caption. The menu icon for signals in WaveForm views now has a simple "gear" icon to be similiar to other option menus and provide a less cluttered appearence.

9. Improved - Opening an Example Project now creates a new project from the example
Opening an Example Project will create a copy of the example and open the newly created copy. This helps to maintain unmodified examples so new projects can always be created from the original example. Features of creating a new, empty project or a project copy (save as) are still available.

10. Improved - Project Conversions can automatically save a copy of the project
When selecting to convert a project to support another Analyzer Configuration, a copy of the project can be converted instead. Choosing to convert a copy will leave the original project and its capture history files intact. This also applies to converting projects originally saved for the DV1-100. In prior versions DV1-100 projects automatically converted to DV3100 projects but this version can convert them to any supported hardware configuration.



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1. Converted CAN Bus Plug-in to Built-in and enhanced.
The CAN Bus signal is now a built-in signal which, like all built-in signals, can be customized by implementing your own plug-in. The Baud Rate option for this signal has been enhanced to allow specifying any Baud Rate or specifying a Bit Duration instead. Additional Form Error detection with searchable Form Error types has also been added.

2. Converted I2S Plug-in to Built-in Signal type.
The I2S signal is now a built-in signal which, like all built-in signals, can be customized by implementing your own plug-in. This signal seperates the Left and Right audio channels by using the specified Word Select (WS) channel.

3. Stopped display of 'ignored' signals in Waveform views.
Sub-signals of an expanded signal that are ignored or have a configuration error will no longer display in the Waveform view. This saves vertical space in the window, leaving more area for relevant information.

4. Added a Toggle Option to hide Instant Measurements.
A new button has been added to the toolbar of all Waveform views to toggle the visibility of Instant Measurements. This toggle is unique to each waveform view.

5. Enabled the Escape-Key to close most windows and dialogs.
Pressing the Escape-Key will cancel and close most windows and dialogs throughout the application. This applies to any window that does not already utilize the Escape-Key for other functions (i.e. Trigger Configuration Tab).

6. Changed the display of Boolean values to a single digit.
Values of Boolean signals displayed in the Signal Value column of Waveform views, will now display as a single digit. Any values of other signals will display according to the signal's selected radix and format accordingly. For these signals, a radix indicator is appended for Hex (0x), Octal (@), Binary (b) and ASCII (# or ') configurations.

7. Added a Time Source selection menu to the Value column.
The Time Source for values displayed in the Value Column can be configured to one of three dynamic options or the values at the Trigger Point (Time 0). The dynamic options are:
  • Center Point reference of the waveform view.
  • Selected marker (Active Marker) position.
  • Mouse position.
The values in the column will update when the time of the selected source changes. The menu is accessable from a new button placed just above the values in the first row of the waveforms. This button also serves as an indicator of the current selection.

8. Restored Behavior of adding multiple signal's and editing using the Enter key.
On previous versions, it was possible to repeat adding a new signal of the same type from the Signal Definitions window by just pressing the Enter key after editing a newly created signal. Without using the mouse, it was also possible to change the Signal's name as soon as the editor opened and then press the Enter Key to dismiss the editor. These convenience features have been restored in version 8.1.

9. Modified Quick Measurement activation and dismissal.
In the previous version, Quick Measurements were activated by a Click & Hold of the Middle mouse button while moving the mouse, and were dismissed as soon as the button was released. This behavior has been modified so that it is no longer neccessary to hold the button. A single click of the Middle Mouse Button will activate Quick Measurents and they will remain active until dismissed by any additional mouse click, by pressing the Escape Key or by moving the mouse outside of the waveform area.

10. Corrected: The "Invert Channel" option in Signal Editors was not always visible.
When editing a signal, the "Invert Channel" option of some sub-signals was hidden due to window scaling. This has been corrected.

11. Corrected: Window contents scaled incorrectly in Win 7 with "Large Fonts" enabled.
When running on the Win 7 operating system, several items in the contents of a few windows were not completely visible. The most notable was the Project Configuration window, where the buttons to close the window became hidden. This only occurred if the system was configured for "Large Fonts" (125%). Scaling has been corrected throughout the application.

12. Corrected: Search Manager button could also re-open the Print/Save Image window.
In certain situations, after opening the Print/Save Image window, the application would remember the request to open the window and automatically open it again when selecting the "Search Manager" button. This has been corrected.

13. Corrected: The "Scroll-n-View" option's behavior was not consistent.
On opening a project with Waveform views with the "Scroll-n-View" option enabled, the waveform associated with the Active Marker would not scroll into view until after another marker was selected. If the associated waveform was a sub-signal of another signal that had been collapsed, the sub-signal would not scroll into view until the parent signal was expanded (signal became visible). These issues have been corrected.



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1. Enhanced Export Speeds.
Exporting speed has been increased for all storage locations with a dramatic increase when exporting to network storage. Exporting to a network storage location has increased from 300 KB/sec to 30 MB/sec and exporting to local drive storage has increased from 5 MB/sec to 40 MB/sec (system: i7 (6th Gen), @4GHz, Win10). Speed increase will vary depending on the data being processed and the system configuration.

2. Added new Menu Option in Wave Form Views to reset row sizes.
Row heights will automatically resize when changing the Text size in Wave Form Views. One exception is any row that is displaying a Plot. If you have manually resized any row that is not displaying a Plot and want to return it to the default size, use the new menu option of "Resize rows to fit text height".

3. Added new option to remove the measurement 'gutter' in Wave Form views.
Environment options now include the option to show or hide the extra space used for measurements. When hidden, the measurements draw on top of the signal instead of above it.

4. Corrected - Unable to Edit Signal Name when adding a new Boolean signal.
Version 8.0.2 and 8.0.3 could not edit the signal name while adding a new Boolean signal and if the signal was the last signal listed in the Project Signals list.

5. Corrected - On canceling system power off, application could freeze.
If the system could not shut down due to DigiView asking permission to save changes before closing, the application would freeze on Win 8 and Win 10 (after canceling the shutdown and saving the project). Saving was completed before the freeze, so no project data was lost. The application continued normally if the save (and therefore closing) was canceled.

6. Corrected - Export Error on Top End Systems.
High End systems running near 4 GHz could occasionally experience an error as soon as the export button was pressed. This time-based error would only present occasionally and only on very fast systems.


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1. Corrected Plot Field Selection.
Version 8 enabled plot drawing for the first selected field. Additional Plot selections would only display if the same filed was selected. With this correction, any field will display if chosen in a plot configuration.

2. Changed Graphical Trigger Configuration.
The Graphical Trigger Configuration is separated by function (i.e. Direct to Trigger, Sequencer Stages) and the Formula is displayed for the selected function. The method to select each function has been changed to provide a better overview of the trigger flow and connections. Theme colors are now utilized in the trigger configuration section.

3. Corrected Flat Theme Background for 2 views
The Match Editor and Search Capture History windows displayed incorrect background colors when the theme's Window Appearence was configured for "Flat Tile" mode.



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1. Corrected Capture Corruption error.
Version 8.0 introduced an error that affected Models DV3109 and DV3409. The captures from these two models could have experienced time or data corruption.

2. Corrected Match Duration Checkbox in the Match Editor.
The Checkbox in the Match Editor to enable/ disable duration was being ignored and always displayed as unchecked but the duration was always implemented. The checkbox will now properly reflect the enabled state of the duration qualifier.

3. Corrected Trigger Connection Delete.
Version 8.0 added a new feature to delete trigger connections by using a mouse Double-Click. This function was being ignored while any item in the configuration was 'Locked' (selected with a RED border).

4. Corrected Trigger Match Configuration error while Editing a Signal's Name.
When editing the name of a signal, Trigger Match configurations that used the signal would remove it from the configuration, requiring the user to re-configure the match before the next RUN function.



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1. Version 8 New Features:

Instant Measurements

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a. While moving the mouse over any waveform, a measurement is displayed directly above it. The type of measurement is dependent upon the signal type and the mouse position in the waveform.

 

Quick Measurements

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a. Instantly measure between two points in a Waveform View by using the Middle mouse button. Click and drag from any position (including over markers) to another position and a measurement will be displayed between the two points.

 

b. Additional Measurements will be calculated and displayed in a floating Quick Measurement Window that moves with the mouse and closes as soon as the Middle mouse button is released.

 

c. The measurements in the Quick Measurement Window are unique to the signal type and whether the signal has plotting enabled.

 

d. Quick Measurements will snap to a transition edge (when near) and remember the Signal of the starting and ending measurement point. The measurement is always displayed for the ending Signal. However, if different than the ending Signal, the starting Signal will display an additional arrow to indicate the beginning measurement point.

 

e. When capturing new data, Quick  Measurements will try to maintain the measurement even if the edges are on 2 different signals. If a transition is detected at the time of the orignial edge or within 1/10th of a division in either direction, the Quick Measurement will snap to it and display the new values. Changing the zoom level of the waveform view will change the tolerance of the auto snapping feature (i.e. 1ns tolerance @10 ns/Div, 50ns tolerance @500 ns/Div).

 

f. Quick Measurements will snap to the Division Grid tick marks while dragging in that area.

 

g. Using the CTRL Key will override Signal Edge Snapping and Division Grid Snapping and the measuring will begin and/or end at the mouse point instead of an edge or division tick.

 

h. When a signal is in plotting mode, Quick Measurements will function on the Plot data. If multiple plots are enabled for the signal, Quick Measurements will function on the selected plot. Pressing the Space Bar will toggle the plot selection, even while the Quick Measurement is active.

 

i. When Quick Measurements are active, Dynamic Measurement windows will use the time span of the Quick Measurement for calculations.

 

Dynamic Measurements

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a. Dynamic Measurement Windows offer a variety of measurements that can be selected for each type of Signal group.

 

b. The selected measurements will recalculate and display only the measurements that apply to the Signal that is under the mouse as it moves in a Waveform Window.

 

c. The timespan and measurements automatically change as the mouse moves between Signals or between Waveform Windows. While a Quick Measure is active, its timespan is used for calculations. As soon as the Quick Measure deactivates, the timespan of the Waveform Window is used.

 

d. Measurements are recalculated when scrolling, zooming, capturing data, browsing the capture history or while using the Quick Measurement feature.

 

e. Multiple Dynamic Measurement Windows can be created with individual measurement  selections. Each Window will update and recalculate as needed.

 

 

Marker Time/Delta Window

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a. Replaces the Active Marker Measurement Window in older projects.

 

b. This window will display the time between 2 selected markers or a marker and the Trigger point.

 

c. Any combination of markers can be selected instead of just adjacent pairs.

 

d. Duplicate selections are prevented. For example, adding M1 to M4 is the same as  adding M4 to M1 so only the first set will be seen in the window.

 

e. Individual pairs can be removed using a button on the Tool Bar or menu selection. All pairs can be removed by using the menu.

 

f. Zoom and Scroll a pair of markers into view by Double-Clicking on the displayed pair or selecting "Jump to Pair" from the popup menu. The focused Waveform Window in the same Link Group will update to a zoom level where both markers are in view and centered on the "@" symbol.

 

g. Change the Link Group selection by Clicking on the Group Indicator in the Tool Bar or using the local menu (Menu-> Window-> Link Group).

 

 

Signal Plotting

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a. All signals including Plug-ins (with the exception of Boolean) have new options to plot the data for waveform views (Analog Signals are Bus Signals with Plot Series 1 enabled by default).

 

b.  A total of 4 individual plots can be configured for each signal.

 

c. If separate fields or 'Data Slices' are already defined in the signal, individual fields or  slices can be selected for the plot.

 

d. Each of the Signal's 4 Plots has the following options:

   •  Coarse Gain (Bit Range of 1-32).

   •  Sign Format (Unsigned, 2's Compliment, Sign & Magnitude, Zero Offset).

   •  Fine Gain, Vertical Position and Zero Offset can be adjusted manually.

   •  Plot Display Color selection.

   •  Interpolate on/off.

   •  Show Base Line on/off.

   •  Customize the display name.

   •  Field Selection

   •  Field Slice Selection

   •  Sequence Edit box (Leave blank to Plot All)

 

e. Plotting the occurrences of the selected Field or Slice can be controlled by specifying a sequence of 'Skip' (S) and 'Plot' (P) commands, repeat, repeat end, repeat counts and nested groups of any of these.

 

f. When plotting is enabled, Instant Measurements, Quick Measurements and Dynamic Measurements will use the Plotted data for calculations.

 

 

Marker Complements (Splitting a Marker to form a Marker Pair )

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a. Instantly convert a Marker into a pair of Markers (Main Marker / Marker Complement) by holding the Control Key when clicking on a 'Quick Select' flag. When activated this way, the newly created cursor (Marker Complement) is initially positioned at the center of the screen (@).

 

b. Drag a Marker's complement by holding the Control Key when Dragging on one of the 'Quick Select' flags or by Dragging on the Complement's flag.

 

c. Hold the Control Key when Clicking on one of the 'Quick Select' flags to scroll to the position of its complement in the waveform view. If a Marker Complement did not exist, it will be created at the Center of the Screen (@). A Left-Click will still scroll to the Main Marker.

 

d. Drag from one of the 'Quick Select' Flags with a Right-Click while holding the Control Key to create a Marker Complement and drag it to a new position while leaving the Main Marker in its current position. A Delta measurement will be displayed between the marker and its complement.

 

e. The newly created Marker Complement is displayed with inverted colors of the Main Marker and uses the same marker number (1-6) on its flag. When referenced elsewhere a "c" is appended to the number.

 

f.  Right-Click on the Flag of a Marker or its Compliment and select "Split" to create or delete the Main Marker's Complement.

 

g. Right-Click on the Flag of a Marker or its Complement and select "Lock with Compliment" to toggle locking the Delta between the Main Marker and its compliment. When locked, both markers will move together when dragging, snapping or relocating. When unlocked, both markers move independently.

 

g. A Marker Complement is always displayed in the inverted color of its Main Marker and will be visible in all windows that display marker positions (Waveform Views, Birdseye scrollbars, Tabular Windows, Auto Search Windows ) and Export Windows. Auto Search Windows will still use and display the marker assigned to it, but will switch between the Main Marker or its Complement (whichever is currently active).

 

i. When selected or dragging, a Marker Complement will become the Active Marker, having the same behavior and features as a main marker. This includes snapping to edges, responding to clicks in the Marker Column, displaying Data in the Marker Column and responding to Search button or Auto Search Window clicks.

 

j. The Quick Select flags will indicate when a Marker is Split and whether the Delta between a split pair is locked. When Split, two dots appear above the marker number. The dots are connected when the Delta is locked.

 

 

Additional new Marker Features

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a. Added a new "Scroll-n-View" feature which will vertically scroll the signal associated with the Active marker into view. The scroll will occur for the focussed waveform view whenever the Marker selection changes.

 

b. Marker snaps or drags will display a "Static Measurement" which is the time from the last position of the marker to the new position. If the marker is split, the measurement will display the time between the Main Marker and its Complement.

 

c. Markers will snap to the Division Grid tick marks while dragging over them.

 

d. Override Division Grid snapping by using the CTRL Key.

 

e. When a signal is in plotting mode, Marker snaps and measurements will function on the Plot data. If multiple plots are enabled for the signal, Marker snaps and measurements will function on the selected plot.

 

f.  A Global Marker Menu has been added to perform a function on all markers at the same time. Right-Click on the "All Markers" flag at the end of the Quick Select Flags to open the  Global  Marker Menu. This menu has the following functions: 

     •  toggle "Scroll-n-View"

     •  toggle the visibility of "Static Marker Measurements".

     •  Clear All Markers

     •  Set the 'Sticky' state (Scroll to '@' on snap)

     •  Clear the 'Sticky' state (Scroll to '@' on snap)

     •  Clear Marker Compliments (Un-Split all split pairs)

     •  Lock the Delta on all Split pairs

     •  Un-Lock the Delta on all Split pairs

 

g.  Left-Click on the "All Markers" flag at the end of the Quick Select Flags to erase and reset all markers.

 

h. The Active Marker can be selected without changing the waveform position by holding the CTRL key while moving the mouse over the Quick Select flags.

 

i. When dragging a marker in a waveform view, pausing below the waveforms (over the birdseye) or above the waveforms (over the Time Division area) will cause the window to auto scroll.

  

 

Data Mis-Match Features (applies to new captures only)

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a. Captures now store configuration data in order to detect configuration changes between captures.

 

b. When a loaded file has data that is incompatible with a current signal configuration, "Invalid Data" icons will appear for that signal in the following areas:

    •  Signal Definition Window.

    •  Waveform Views that display the affected Signal(s).

    •  Graphical Trigger Editor for Match Definitions that use an affected Signal.

    •  Trigger Configuration Match Editor Windows.

    •  List views that use the affected Signal.

    •  Auto Search Windows that use the affected Signal.

    •  Search Manager Windows for each Search that uses the affected Signal(s).

  

c. Channel Selection identifiers provide a different background color based on valid capture data.

 

d. Project Signals list will have a different background color based on valid capture data.

 

e. Search functions will be disabled and a message displayed when the Search includes a Signal that has invalid data. This includes ALL search buttons throughout the application, including the new search functions in Signal Editors.

 

f. Having incompatible data loaded will not interfere with the next capture (New captures always utilize the current configuration).

 

 

Analyzer Options

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a. A new "Reset" feature in each group of Analyzer Options, will reset the configuration to previous settings (except for Threshold Adjustments, which are updated live).

 

b. Added a User prompt to 'Cancel', 'Apply changes' or 'Discard changes'. The verification prompt will appear if the new changes have not already been applied before leaving an option group, changing tabs, closing the config window or starting a new capture.

 

 

Hardware Trigger Configuration

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a. Stored Configurations

•  Configurations can be selected, created, copied, deleted or renamed without leaving the configuration window.

 

b. Graphical Editing

•  Any connection will now highlight in the 'Edit' color when under the mouse, distinguishing it from other connections already highlighted.

•  Individual connections can be deleted when under the mouse by using the Delete Key. (Connections can still be 'Disconnected' manually by clicking on the original connection points.)

•  Individual connections can be deleted by a "Double-Click" when highlighted in the edit color.

•  Adding a new connection can be canceled by pressing the ESC Key or the Delete Key.

•  Valid Connection points will display a connection 'box' around the connection point when adding a new connection.

•  The ESC Key can be used to 'unlock' a locked item and restart the Auto Scrolling for the Formula View. (Items can still be unlocked by clicking on the locked item.)

 

c. Formula View

•  Now displays the portion relevant to the selected trigger section (Sequenced connections, Direct Trigger, etc).

•  Any item that has options can be edited by a Dbl-Click in the Formula View. Once editing, a single click will switch editing to another item or end the editing.

 

 

Signal Editors

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a. The Waveform Example now has the following features similar to Waveform views:

   •  Search Left/Right

   •  Zoom Max in/out

   •  Zoom in/out

   •  Scroll to Beginning/End of Data

   •  Scroll 5 divisions Left/Right

   •  Scroll 1 Division Left/Right

   •  Scroll Bar for manual navigation

   •  Indicates Marker positions.

 

b. Default position and zoom level of the Waveform Example will default to the last active Waveform View.   

 

c. The active Waveform View is identified above the Editor's Waveform Example and will scroll and zoom to match changes to the Example.

 

d. Bus Editor

   •  Added a "Select All" button to select all channels with 1 click.

   •  Added a "Select One" button to deselect all channels but channel 0 with 1 click.

   •  Added Plot Option tabs.

   •  Added Plot Enable check box.

 

e. Parsed/Decoded/Plug-in Signal Editors

   •  Added an "Options" button to each sub-Signal for settings such as:      

      a. Choosing the edge of a Clock (rising/falling/both).

      b. Disabling or setting a Bus or Channel to Ignored.

      d. Selecting All bits of a data Bus.

      e. Deselecting all bits of a data Bus but channel 0.

      f.  Inverting a data Bus or a Channel.

   •  Added Plot Option tabs.

   •  Added Plot Enable check box.

 

 

New Export Automation

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a. Automatically export multiple captures or the entire Capture History from any export selection.

 

b. A listing of each file exported and its export size is displayed while exporting.

 

c. The Capture ID is now displayed above the Time Span and Disk Information section.

 

d. The Capture ID, Time Range and Disk information sections will update as each file is exported.

 

e. When disk Space becomes very low ('low' is determined by the original size of  the media), the user will be presented with the option to stop exporting or continue to export as much data as possible.

 

f. Export automatically halts and closes the export file when Disk space becomes critical.

 

g. Automation can be manually halted at any time.

 

h. The original capture is reloaded after processing multiple captures.

 

 

Automatic Window selection by mouse movement

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a. A docked Window is automatically selected for Mouse Wheel commands and Keyboard input as the mouse moves over the window.

 

b. The Window to receive Mouse Wheel and Keyboard commands, whether docked or floating, is visually highlighted by a subtle change in its border color.

 

 

 

Keyboard functions

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a. Added cursor key functions for scrolling/selecting items in most windows.

 

b. Added activation of the selected item by using the space bar in Auto Search.

 

c. Added cursor function to select fields in List windows when in frame mode. The left and right cursor keys will select the previous and next field in a frame. Any window in the same link group will synchronize to the field's starting time when a field is selected.

 

d. Waveform View Hot Keys:

•  A:   Auto Run

•  R:   Run Once

•  P:   Preview

•  S:   Stop (Retrieve Data)

•  H:   Halt (Do Not Retrieve Data)

•  I:    Zoom In

•  O:   Zoom Out

•  T:   Goto Trigger

•  Z:   Zoom to active marker pair (when already split) or zooms to active marker and its last position

•  Shift-Key + Z:   Toggles selection of Compliment and Zooms to the pair (splits if not already split)

•  Space Bar:   Toggles the selected Plot when the mouse is over a signal that has more than 1 plot enabled

 

e. Waveform View Number Keys (1 - 6):

•  Number Key:    Select and Goto Marker (places at screen Center (@) if not already visible)' if split, will go to the main marker or its compliment (whichever one was last active)

•  Shift-Key + Number Key:    Place marker at screen Center (@), if split the main marker or its compliment will be placed at the center (whichever one was last active)

•  CTRL-Key + Number Key:   If Marker already Split, Toggles selection of Compliment and Brings marker to Center (@), (splits if not already split)

•  Alt-Key + Number Key:    Zooms to marker pair if split, else zooms to marker and its last position (same function as "Z" except the marker is specified by the number key)

 

f. Waveform View Navigation Keys:

    •  Up/Down Cursor:    Scroll Vertically

    •  Left/Right Cursor:   Scroll 1 Division Horizontally

    •  Shift-Key + Left/Right Cursor:   Scroll 5 Divisions Horizontally

    •  [:   Goto Beginning of Capture

    •  ]:   Goto End of Capture

    •  < or >:   Scroll 1 Division Horizontally

    •  Shift-Key + < or >:   Scroll 5 Divisions Horizontally

    •  Home:    Go Backward through Previous Zoom levels and Positions

    •  End:   Go Forward through Next Zoom levels and Positions (after going backward) 

 

g. Tabular Views:

   •  Home:    Press the HOME key to scroll to the beginning of the List Window.

   •  End:   Use the END key to scroll to the end of the List Window.

   •  Page-UP:   Press the PAGE-Up key to scroll up by 1/2 a page.

   •  Page-Down:    Use the Page-Down key to scroll down by 1/2 a page.

   •  Cursor Keys:    Use the Up/Down keys to navigate to the next/previous Frame when in Frame Mode and the next/previous Field when in Field Mode. Continue to hold the key to repeat.

 

 

Waveform Views

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a. Any number of Waveform views can be created.

 

b. Two waveform views are automatically created and always present (Primary and Secondary). They are docked in the center of the main window and can not be undocked. The visibility of the secondary waveform view can be toggled by a button on the main application tool bar.

 

c. Additional waveform views can be docked in any of the 6 docking points of the main window, Tabbed with other windows or remain independent for full screen viewing or placement on additional monitors.

 

d. Waveform views can be assigned to any of the 4 Link Groups or remain ungrouped. The default assigned group is Group 1.

 

e. The Primary Waveform View is always in Link Group 1 and the Secondary Waveform View is in Link Group 2. The two Link Groups can be cross linked by using a button on the main application tool bar. When cross linked, the time of Link Groups 1 and 2 will stay synchronized.

 

f. Each Waveform window has a "birdseye" navigation bar across the bottom of the window showing marker positions and the viewing location relative to the entire data captured. Click in the navigation bar to jump to a location or drag the 'viewing location' indicator to use as a scroll bar. Use the Control Key when clicking near a marker to jump directly to a marker.

 

g. Gain and position of a plot is controlled by dragging the plot's handle which is at the end of the waveform, next to the Snap Button.

 

h. If multiple plots have been enabled for a signal, plot selection is accomplished by a mouse click on the plot's handle or press the Space Bar to toggle selection among all enabled plots.

 

i. The button in the Snap Column will change color to reflect the color of the currently selected Plot if a signal is using Plot Mode.

 

j. If a signal is in Plotting mode, all snaps will scroll to the next data point of the selected plot.

 

k. The value displayed in the Active Marker Column will reflect the value of the selected Plot if the signal is in Plotting Mode.

 

l. The name of the selected plot is displayed in the Active Marker Column above the plot's displayed value.

 

m. New Quick Measurements that snap to a signal's edge or a time tick using the middle mouse button. Using the CTRL key will override the snap feature so that Quick Measurements can be displayed from any 2 points. The measurement can span multiple signals with the start and end point snapping to an edge of the signal under the mouse. These signals will display an arrow at the end points. Additional measurements will display in a floating window when using the Quick Measurement feature with measurements dependent on the signal type.

 

n. New Static Marker Measurements that display the Time Delta from the marker's last position or from its complement marker.

 

o. 'Scroll-n-View' feature that automatically scrolls a Marker's associated waveform into view when it becomes active.

 

p. Additional Menus added for marker Features that can be accessed by Right-Clicking on a Marker flag or a Quick Select flag:

   •  Marker Split - Create/Delete a Marker complement for Quick Measurements.

   •  Delta Lock - Toggle locking and unlocking the distance between a marker

      and its compliment.

   •  Bring To Center - Toggle on/off the 'Bring to @ on Snap' feature of a marker.

   •  Scroll-n-View - Toggle on/off the 'Scroll-n-View' feature.

   •  Display Static Measurements - Toggle on/off Static Marker Measurements.

 

q. New Menu button located next to each signal's name to access signal specific options.

 

r. Fly-out hints added to several areas of the waveform view.

 

s. Instant Help buttons for Mouse and Keyboard features that display a full list of function details when clicked. 

   

 

Tabular Views

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a. New Button to Increase/Decrease field widths in List Windows using the Left or Right mouse button.

 

b. Menu option in List windows to toggle Automatic Field Width on/off.

 

c. New Button for Time unit selection directly from the Tool Bar.

 

d. Font selection and size can be customized or reset to DigiView defaults.

   

 

Search Manager

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a. Added a "clone" button to copy an existing search and open it for editing.

 

b. Added a detailed information hint that will show when pausing the mouse over a defined search. This can be used to quickly see information on a disabled search or a reminder of the signal assignment. These hints include:

   •  Search Type

   •  Assigned Marker

   •  Search from Center setting

   •  Assigned Signal or Signals

   •  Current Status (Ready, Disabled, Invalid, etc)

 

c. A Search Manager button has been added to the main application's tool bar. This button will open the manager just below the button if the manager was not previously docked or left floating, otherwise it will bring it into focus (only one Search Manager).

     

 

For All Dockable Windows

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a. When not docked inside the main window, all windows have alignment management to assist positioning of windows. The frame of the window being moved will become transparent for better visibility and highlight 2 of its edges (top or bottom and left or right) that align with the closest neighboring window. When within a few pixels of alignment to a neighboring window, it will assist placement by gently resisting an overlap which effectively helps you to 'snap' it into position. This method is more user friendly than the strong "magnetic" placement used by other applications and is especially useful when near multiple windows. Override alignment management by using the CTRL key while positioning the window.

 

b. Tool bar position can be set to Auto or manually set to the top or left position using the Window's local menu. These settings remain static for the project.

 

c. Tool bar visibility is controlled by a Double-Click on an empty area of the toolbar or clicking the toolbar open/close button.

 

d. Each window has its own local menu that can be activated by the menu button, the Keyboard Menu key or a Right-Click in the window contents. If Mouse Position or context menu items are available they can be seen by using the Right-Click method of activating the menu.

 

e. New local menu options for all Dockable Windows (Local Menu-> Window):

    •  Placement of Controls (Auto, Left, Top)

    •  Hide Controls

    •  Link Group Selection (if applicable)

    •  Select a Fixed Width Font and size

    •  Select from any Font and Size

    •  Reset Font to DigiView defaults

    •  Toggle showing of Hints

    •  Undock Window (if applicable)

    •  Delete Window (if applicable)

 

g. If the window can belong to a Link Group it will have a Link Group Indicator displaying the group number. This indicator will highlight when any window of the same group has focus. The Indicator also has a local menu to select or disable group membership (selected by a Left-Click on the Indicator). Note: The Primary and Secondary Waveform View have a fixed group assignment and do not have a group selection menu.

 

 

Print and Image Export

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a. Added option to add Header information to Print and Image.

 

b. Added Print Detail header information with option to exclude.

 

c. Added Capture Detail header information with option to exclude.

 

d. Added Project Detail header information with option to exclude.

 

e. Added option to customize project detail box in header.

 

f.  Added option to edit Comment Subject instead of displaying "Comments".

 

g. Added manual selection of space to reserve for comments in output.

 

h. Added Auto size calculation of comments by line count with word wrap option.

 

i. Added resizing of preview by width/height, width or none.

 

 

Environment Options

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a. Added an option to clear the data display when starting a new capture. Note: This feature does not delete the data from the capture history, just the display.

 

b. Added an option to hide the Title Bar of Docked Windows.

 

c. Added an option to hide the Waveform View's static Marker Measurements when the measured points are out of view.

 

d. Changed the minimum Row Height to 34 pixels to accommodate the new measurement gutter above each waveform.

 

 

Data Transfer Option:

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a. Select from Buffer Full (normal transfer time) or a timeout period.

 

b. Timeout period can be specified in seconds, minutes or hours using whole numbers with a maximum of 999 Hours.

 

 

Capture History Delete functions:

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a. Added Additional History Deletion Options:

   1. Delete the entire history.

   2. Delete Bookmarked captures only.

   3. Delete the displayed capture.

   4. Keep Bookmarked captures and Delete the rest.

   5. Keep Displayed capture and Delete the rest.

 

b. The new delete functions are accessible from the Acquisition Options tab and the Capture History Menu.

 

c. Added a "Delete this Capture" button on the Capture History bar for quick, easy deletion of the capture being viewed.

 

 

Color Themes

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a. New color themes have been added and new theme names are used.

 

b. Theme selection now affects colors in the entire application, including menus and dialogs.

 

c. New theme option to display backgrounds in a 3D Satin gradient or a Flat single color.

 

d. New items for customization have been added including Marker Color and Marker Text Color.

 

e. Additional Marker sets have been added including one for each color theme.

 

f. The marker and marker text brightness level can be modified for each marker set and each set selection of each theme. These values are saved even when changing sets or themes.

 

g. Resetting the Custom Theme to a predefined theme will also copy the marker set color brightness levels of that theme.

 

 

2. Version 8 Improvements:

 

Exporting

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a. Adjusted pre-export calculation estimates.

 

b. Adjusted export 'Low Disk Space' calculation and warning to allow for partial exports.

 

c. All Export dialogs visually improved for easier use.

 

d. Time range selections disable invalid items such as an unused marker.

 

e. Time range selections now include the complement of a split marker.

 

 

Active Marker

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a. The marker that is 'Active' and its signal reference are remembered when saving a project and restored when the project is re-opened.

 

 

StartUp Selections

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a. Renamed to "DigiView Project Selections".

 

b. The Project History list now displays the short project name as well as the full project path when moving the mouse over the list.

 

c. The Project History list accommodates a larger number of Recent Projects.

 

d. When canceling a selected action or in the advent of a missing file selection, the Project Selections are immediately re-displayed.

 

e. The Project Selections Window now has an exit button for exiting the application directly without having to load a project first.

 

f. The Project Selections window can be activated from a button on the main application tool bar to open a recent project, open other existing projects, open an example project or to create a new project.

 

 

Analyzer Options

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a. Options are now grouped by Function.

 

b. Pre-Selected Voltage Threshold Adjustments are arranged by voltage level instead of Logic name.

 

c. Channel activity and Channel identifiers are divided by each Threshold Group.

 

d. Voltage Selection list visually indicates the relative position of a non-standard voltage when set by the slide bar.

 

 

Hardware Trigger Formula View

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a.  Added Line Numbers and line dividers.

b.  Added an identifier with fly-out hint for each level of the formula.

c.  Changed coloring of selected portions of the formula.

 

 

Drag & Snap Markers

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a. While dragging a marker over a waveform, a visual indicator highlights the edge or position the Marker will snap to when released. The new on screen marker measurement will calculate the measurement to this 'proposed' snap position even if the snap position is off-screen.

 

 

Activity Indicators & Channel Selection

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a. Now also displays whether data is available for each channel in the current capture. (only applies to new captures)

 

 

Vertical Scrolling on Windows, Lists and Waveform Views

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a. Prevented the contents of Tabular Views and Waveform Views from scrolling its contents beyond view and appearing as though it had no contents.

 

 

Signal Editors

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a. Visually enhanced for clarity.

 

 

Color Theme Selection

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a. Colors of the Marker set choices have been modified for easier viewing with any selected color theme and additional Marker sets have been added including one for each color theme.

 

b. The Marker set selection is retained when changing the color theme instead of automatically selecting a set based on the color theme selection.

 

c. The marker and marker text brightness level can be modified for each marker set and each set selection of each theme. These values are saved for each theme even when changing marker sets or selecting other themes.

 

d. Resetting the Custom Theme to a predefined theme will also copy all the marker set's brightness levels used by that theme to the custom theme.

 

e. New Color Selection dialog makes custom color selection easier. A broad, but reduced set of mixed colors, a full set of grayscale selections and the current theme colors can be chosen and previewed without closing the dialog. The original color can be restored before closing the dialog or use the cancel button to discard any changes. If, when opening the Color Selection dialog a reasonable match can not be found for the current color (from an older version), two closely related colors will be proposed from the available selections.

 

 

New Tool Bar Buttons on the main form

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a. Add Signal:  Opens a window with a list of available signal types. Selecting a signal type will close the selection list, create a new signal and open its Edit Window.

 

b. Delete Signal:  Opens a list of Signals in the Project. Selecting a signal will close the list and removed the signal from the project and any window, search configuration or trigger configuration that uses it.

 

c. Open a Window: Opens a list of Feature Windows to add to the project. Selecting a Window type from the list will create a new one that can be docked or left floating.

 

d. The "Link Waveforms" button has been moved from the Secondary Waveform to the main tool bar.

 

e. MENU: The application's Main Menu is accessed from this button.

 

 

Misc

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a. All menus in the application now have a title bar identifying the menu.

  

b. All menus can be closed by clicking on its title bar or the 'X' button in the title bar.

 

c. Vertical Text has been added to vertical title bars of Docked windows.

 

d. Enhanced docking to provide a clearly visible dock indicator. Dock positioning is performed faster and can be seen by a bright rectangle in the proposed position. A ghost image of the window is seen when not over a dock area or when using the Control key to override the docking feature.

 

 

3. Version 8 Changes:

 

Version Compatibility

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a. Version 8 is compatible with ALL projects created by prior versions.

 

b. Prior versions will not open projects saved or created by Version 8.

 

c. Prior versions and Version 8 can operate simultaneously on the same computer without interference with default settings or the recent Project history lists as long as each version is installed in a different directory.

 

 

Choosing Projects

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a. The selections for opening and creating projects has changed to always use the revised "Startup Selections" window, renamed to "DigiView Project Selections".

 

b. The "Open Project" button now opens the Project Selections Window.

 

c. The "New Project", "Open", "Open Recent Project" and "Open Example Project" menu items have been replaced with a single "Open Project Selections" menu item.

 

 

Active Marker Measurement Windows

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a. The Active Marker Measurement window has been replaced with the new "Marker Time/Delta" window which allows user selection of the marker pairs to display.

 

b. Measurements other than the Time/Delta of Marker positions (such as Transition Counts) can be seen in the new Dynamic Measurement Window or in the Quick Measurements Window.

 

 

Waveform Windows

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a. Removed the partial scrollbar from the upper right corner of the window and replaced it with the new integrated "Birdseye" scrollbar.

 

b. Removed the "Jump to Marker Pair" buttons. This function can be performed from the new Marker Time/Delta window on the user's choice of marker pairs which are not limited to adjacent markers.

 

c. The Marker Column can be resized directly instead of having to resize the column next to it (Signal Snap column).

 

 

Birdseye Windows

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a. These windows have been removed and integrated into each Waveform View.

 

b. The integrated Birdseye serves the same functions but ignores all Waveform Windows except the one it is integrated with.

 

c. The integrated Birdseye adds the ability to be used as a scrollbar.

 

 

Export Windows

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a. The Time Range selections have changed to include each marker's complement, the focused waveform's centertime and the active marker of the focused waveform view. This change will affect the saved selection value when opening an older project.

 

b. Invalid Time Range selections are now disabled and can not be selected (i.e. a disabled marker or a disabled marker complement is an invalid selection).

 

 

Main Form Changes

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a. Removed the Search pull-down selector, Search button and Edit Search button, replacing it with a Search Manager button. All of these functions can be performed from the Search Manager as well as adding new searches.

 

b. After opening the Search Manager, it can be docked, left floating or closed. However, only one search Manager can be created. If left floating or Docked, the new Search Manager button will focus or bring the existing one into view (if hidden), but will not create another manager.

 

c. The Main Menu can be accessed from the MENU button on the main tool bar.

 

d. Behavior of the button on the title bar of docked windows has changed. The behavior on a docked Tab Set of windows remains the same but the icon has changed to an up arrow, meaning the set will undock if clicked. All other docked windows will have an 'X' icon on the button, meaning the window will be deleted if clicked. All docked windows can still be undocked by dragging on the title bar, a Double-Click on the title bar or by using the new menu item "Undock" (Local Menu-> Window-> Undock).



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UP Changes in release 7.1.4
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1. Corrected Pattern Match Search Duration Time.
When using a Double Speed mode project, the duration time was incorrect by a factor of 2.

2. Corrected Pattern Match Search Duration Editor.
An error could occur while editing the duration time if the value was blank.

3. Corrected Auto Search Window Rebuild.
Auto Search Windows would not re-run the search while editing the Duration time of a Pattern Match.

4. Corrected List Window Display.
Extra blank 'padding' on each field and field name was removed. The amount of extra padding varied with the number of characters in the field.



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UP Changes in release 7.1.3
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1. Corrected Capture History error.
Corrected an error that could delete newer captures in the Capture History if the project remained open after saving a new project to a different name.



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UP Changes in release 7.1.2
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1. Corrected I2C decoder error.
Corrected an obscure error in the I2C parser that would only occur if a specific bit pattern was present in the very last sample of a capture.



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UP Changes in release 7.1.1
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1. Corrected Export "Extra Characters at the End of Each Line" error in the output file.
An error was introduced in version 7.1 that resulted in random characters at the end of each exported line. This version has corrected the issue so that export output matches the displayed example in the export window.



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UP Changes in release 7.1
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1. Added new Double Speed mode to existing models.
Added a new Double speed, Half channel mode to Models DV3100 and DV3200.
All exisitng DV3100 models can now operate in 2 modes:   18Ch @ 100Msps   or   9Ch @ 200Msps.
All exisitng DV3200 models can now operate in 2 modes:   18Ch @ 200Msps   or   9Ch @ 400Msps.

2. Added support for new models.
Added support for new 9 channel Models (DV3109, DV3209, DV3409).

3. Corrected first run "Index Out of Bounds" error on start-up screen.
Corrected "List Index Out of Bounds" error when moving the mouse over an empty History List in the Start-up Screen. This would only occur after initial installation before creating or opening the first project.

4. Corrected initialization of "raw" export dialog.
The text for the default range selection of the "Raw" export dialog was blank when initially opened on a new project. All options were available and displayed correctly after the user made a selection. The default range text now displays correctly.

5. Corrected obscure Parser error.
Corrected an error in the base parser code that could potentially have affected all built-in and plug-in decoders. The condition for the error to occur was obscure and should have rarely presented to any user.


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1. DV3400 Fan Speed Control.
This release implements a minor change in the automatic fan speed controller for Model DV3400.

2. DV3200 Capture Examples.
Capture example files for Model DV3200 are included in this download that were missing from the previous installation files.


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UP New Features & Enhancements in 7.0.1
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A. New Features:
1. New Plug-in Feature.
Plug-ins provide a complete mechanism for customization of the captured data. While operating in the new "Auto Run" mode, plug-ins also have the ability to halt the analyzer, determine which captures to preserve and which captures to discard.
  • Supports user developed extensions.
  • Results can be searched, auto-searched, exported, printed (like any built-in signal).
  • Can control Frame and Field boundaries, colors and contents.
  • Can use the built-in parsers as pre-parsers or work at the raw capture data level.
  • Can halt auto-runs, force saving of capture files and prevent captures from being saved (unless forced by other plug-ins or auto-searches).
  • Developers Kit available with multiple working examples
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2. New Auto Searches.
Auto Searches expand the normal search to a linked list of positions in the captured data that meet the search criteria. Click on any line of the resulting list to scroll the matching data into view. AutoSearches also have the ability to halt the analyzer, determine which captures to preserve and which captures to discard based on the search result.
  • Automatically runs selected searches after each capture.
  • User settings allow for halting, saving or skip-saving the capture based on match counts.
  • Presents a list of matches and the count.
  • Clicking on a search match takes you to it.

3. New Capture History.
Starting with Version 7.0, all captures can be stored automatically to a sequential history. Browsing through the history or jumping to a location in history can be performed with a single click. Specific captures can be "book marked" for easy location. Configuration, bookmarks, history storage and disk space usage are project based so each project can retain its captured files and settings.
  • Automatically saves each capture (from Run, Auto-Run or Preview) until stopped by the user, disk limits, count limits, an auto-search or a plug-in.
  • User options set the number of captures to maintain, the amount of disk space to use or preserve and the behavour when limits are reached (halt or round-robin over-write).
  • Capture History browse button loads the selected capture and invokes all current searches and draw routines.

4. New History Search.
After saving multiple captures to a sequential history, additional searches can be performed automatically to the entire history by using the Capture History search. This search is similiar to our Auto Search Windows (which can halt the analyzer on a match count), but it differs by searching already captured data files and halts the search when the results match. Just like our Auto Searches, any normal search criteria can be selected.
  • Automatically searches a history of capture files.
  • User settings allow for halting the search based on match counts.
  • Searching can be performed forward or backward and restarted from the current history position.

5. New Auto Run Mode.
Previously, DigiView software featured a continuous run mode for quick acquistion without the need to wait until a trigger condition occurred. Version 7.0 has added a new run mode that waits until a full trigger based acquisition is completed before automatically starting another acquistion. Depending on Acquisition settings, Auto Search criteria and Plug-in control, each capture is saved to disk while the next capture begins.
  • Automatically re-arms and runs after each capture, honoring all buffer, prefill and trigger settings.
  • Runs until halted by the user, a plug-in, an auto-search or user defined disk limits.
  • Can maintain a fixed number of 'most recent' captures, stored in round-robin over-write mode.

6. New Auto-Halt, Save and No-Save Features.
Saving the captured data may not be desirable during an overnight or extended Auto Run cycle, unless the data contains the information you are hoping to find. Version 7.0 adds the option of discarding unwanted captures and saving just the ones of interest.
  • Auto-run sequences can be halted by a command from a plug-in or match criteria in an auto-search.
  • Similarly, capture files can be force-saved or save-cancelled by plug-in commands or auto-search match criteria.

7. New Adjustable Time Reference.
The center time referrence in the waveform view was located at a fixed position in previous versions but is now adjustable for positioning to any division to the left or right of center. This time reference point is used for "Jump To" and Snap" features and the sample time indicator at the top of each waveform.
  • Sample Time Reference for each waveform view can be relocated by dragging with a mouse.
  • Each waveform view remembers the time reference location independently.

8. New Analyzer File Conversions (Model Convert).
Files previously configured for a specific DigiView Analyzer or Analyzer capture mode can be opened and used with a different analyzer model. The conversion is performed automatically when the file is opened if permission is granted from the user. A file can be manually converted at any time from the file menu. All settings (Signals, Trigger Configurations, Searches) will be converted even if the number of channels do not match. However, if converting to a lower number of channels, some settings may be marked as invalid with a visual indicator and notification dialog if the upper channels were used.
  • Captures performed with one DigiView model can be converted to a different DigiView model.
  • Conversion offered if the loaded file does not match the attached hardware.
  • Can be invoked from the File menu at any time.

9. New Frame/Field Support.
Data parsing can now use framing information to display decoded data as framed fields or simple unframed fields. Prior versions displayed simple fields for all decoded data except for I2C configurations.
  • We now provide the concept of Frames and Fields in all windows. Data can be presented as Frames(packets) of Fields of data.
  • All snap functions can snap to Frames (with a shift-override) or default to field boundaries.
  • Searches have been updated to support searching for sequences of Fields in sequencies of Frames.
  • List windows can toggle between showing 1 field per line or 1 Frame per line.

10. New Data Parsers.
DigiView's Internal data parsers use new algorithms for more efficiency and flexability with custom plug-ins. Additional configuration features allow more customization without needing a custom plug-in.
  • All built-in parsers have been completely re-written to take advantage of the new plug-in framework and Frame/Field formatting.
  • Added built-in parser for SPI (no longer have to use 2 - SYNC parsers to read both channels).


B. Enhancements:
1. Operation.
  • User selection to allow early trigger or enforce pre-fill

2. Waveform view.
  • New local menu per signal
  • New waveform local menu
  • Frame formatting
  • Frame/field snap on: marker L/R,signal L/R, Marker drag, click-to-center
  • Frame/field snap override with shift key
  • Movable 'center' point; now called 'Reference Point' or '@'
  • Added an '@' flag to the reference line
  • Choice of 5 Radix formats (Binary, Decimal, Hex, Octal, ASCII) for any signal type
  • Marker value column can now show reference point ('@') value
  • New marker quick-select flag to release active marker
  • 1:1 right-click dragging
  • Right-click dragging limited to either horizontal or vertical at a time
  • Added number of screens at current zoom level info
  • Additional Docking areas (2) above and below waveforms.
  • New icons indicate disabled,ignored,parse error
  • Marker <-> @ (reference point) measurement
  • Capture history tool bar
  • Renamed 'Continuous run' to 'Preview mode' with more descriptive hint
  • Added Auto Run button
  • Active-marker/@ value column displays in signal's radix
  • Combined signal, trigger and analyzer configuration buttons into a single 'Project Cfg' button.

3. List Windows
  • Field/frame views
  • Show field names
  • Field level sync even in frame mode
  • Button bar
  • Choice of 5 Radix formats (Binary, Decimal, Hex, Octal, ASCII)

4. Status Window
  • Shows capture statistics and marker times
  • All measurements moved to new measurements window

5. Measurements Window
  • Shows marker-to-marker measurements
  • Shows active signal default measurements

6. Environmental settings
  • Plug-in Debug support
  • Snap to field/frame default

7. Auto Search Window
  • Automatically runs selected search and displays all search matches after each capture
  • Select any existing search
  • Forced save, veto save, halt settings
  • Shortcut to search edit
  • Enable/disable toggle
  • Shows match count

8. Searches
  • Sequences of fields within sequences of frames for all parsed signals and plug-ins
  • Supports searching multiple data slices per field

9. Search Manager Window
  • New icons indicate configuration problems (missing signals....)
  • New Add, Delete and Copy features.

10. Birdseye
  • Click-snap to marker

11. Signal Editors
  • Added enable/disable button.
  • Added help button for signal-type specific configuration documentation.

12. Trigger Setup
  • New icons indicate disabled,ignored,parse error, missing signals.

13. Project Settings - Signal definitions
  • New icons and highlighting indicate disabled,ignored,parse error.
  • Expanded signal selection to include auto-detected plug-ins.

14. Project Settings - Acquisition Options
  • New tab for acquisition and Capture History configuration.

15. Project Settings - Analyzer Options
  • Added 'enforce pre-fill' option.
  • Added prefill description/hint about affect of early trigger.
  • Prefill % shows prefill rather than minimum post-trigger buffer size.

16. I2C Parser
  • Decode options for reserved, CBUS,HSMaster, 10bit codes
  • Show raw, 8 bit address option
  • Show IDLE option
  • Skip bits option to sync partial frames

17. SYNC Parser
  • Variable field lengths
  • Frame on field count
  • Frame/field on timeout
  • Show idle frames/fields
  • Frame sync signal
  • Field sync signal

18. ASYNC Parser
  • MSB first option
  • 9 bit addressing mode
  • Frame IDLE timeouts
  • Frame on field count option
  • Frame on 9bit address option
  • Reframe on break option
  • Show frame/field idle options
  • Glitch filter

19. State Parser
  • Show field/frame idles
  • Frame timeout
  • States per frame
  • Frame Sync signal

20. SPI Parser
  • New Parser

21. Look and feel
  • Color changes
  • Button changes
  • Status LED changes
  • Color theme changes
C. Modifications.
The following modifications are included in version 7.0:
  1. Changed marker 'snap-to-center while dragging' override from SHIFT to ALT.
  2. Renamed 'continuous-run' to 'PREVIEW' & changed hot-key from 'C' to 'P'
  3. All marker references changed from X, Y, A, B, C, D to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 throughout.
  4. All per-user files are now placed under the user's 'My Documents' tree. When a new user first launches the DigiView app, it will create a 'TechTools/DigiView' tree under that user's 'My Documents' directory. The tree includes sub directories for plug-ins, exports, image prints, capture files and example files. The examples directory is populated with several example captures. Any missing directories are re-created on program start up. Missing example files are NOT re-created unless the entire directory is missing.


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1. Corrected DV1-100 Trigger Indicator on captures of fast or busy signals.
Model DV1-100 - The Trigger indicator has been corrected to accurately indicate the position of the trigger event in the captured data regardless of the speed of the data. An error introduced in version 6.0 caused the trigger position to display in the middle of the data when capturing very fast or "busy" signals.

2. Corrected DV1-100 Prefill Option behavior.
Model DV1-100 - Changed the hardware behavior when the prefill option is changed. The hardware will be reset whenever this option is changed to clear the internal buffer and reconfigure the prefill setting in the hardware. Previously, this option did not take effect until the hardware was manually reset or untill after the next automatic transfer.

3. Expanded Search Window Display capability.
The Search Window can now display an unlimited number of defined searches. Previous versions limited the display to 25 search definitions.


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1. Corrected Post Trigger Buffer Configuration.
For Models DV3400 and DV3100, version 6.0 introduced an error that prevented an "early" trigger by enforcing the post trigger buffer setting before acting on a trigger condition. This version corrects the error and allows a trigger condition to be detected before the buffer prefill reaches the post-trigger buffer setting.


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1. Corrected Critical DV3400 Bug.
Version 6.0 introduced a data decompression error for DV3400 configurations. Version 6.0.2 corrects the decompression algorithms to acurately display the captured data.

2. Changed the Active Signal / Active Marker highlight.
Version 6.0.2 changes the highlight of the Active Signal to only appear while dragging or snapping the Active Marker. The additional highlight lines above and below the waveform were a distraction while analyzing the data.


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1. Corrected DV1-100 Trigger Indicator Display.
Version 6.0 did not indicate "Post Filling" after the hardware trigger condition matched. The hardware properly triggered and the data automatcally transferred properly. This is merely a minor cosmetic correction that only affected DV1-100 users.

2. Corrected Non-English Installations.
Version 6.0 would only install our new drivers on English Language Operating Systems. This installation corrects our driver installation utility to install on any language platform.


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1. Conditional Installation for 32bit and 64bit Drivers.
New, digitally signed 64 bit and 32 bit drivers are included in this installation with full support for VISTA and Win7 operating systems. The proper 32 bit or 64 bit drivers will be registered with Windows during installation, making driver installation and updates an easy process. If for some reason the drivers are required later, they can be found in the "Driver" subfolder of the installation directory.

2. Corrections:
a. Save File Dialog: Corrected - Selecting a file before manually entering a new file name caused the selected name to be used.

b. Signal Names & Exporting: Corrected - By default, the signal name was used as the export file name. If invalid file name characters were used as the signal name, an error could occur which prevents changing the name during exporting. Invalid file name characters will be filtered when editing a signal's name. Existing signal names will be corrected when opening an existing file.

NOTICE: On existing files, after the signal name is corrected, SEARCHES that used a corrected signal should be checked to verify proper signal selection. All other settings (triggers, tables, lists, etc) are not affected by this correction.

c. XP only - Corrected the "Link Waveforms" function. On XP systems, the waveforms could be unlinked but could not be re-linked.

d. XP only - Corrected the Hardware Buffer indicator. On XP systems, the percentage indicator reflected the correct buffer usage, but the bar indicator only displayed its position mark and not the fill color.


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1. Driver Installation Enhancement.
a. Enhancement to driver installation on Windows 2000 to assist Windows in finding the proper files. If for some reason the drivers are required later, they can be found in the installation directory.

b. Minor bug correction regarding USB initlialization of the DV3100.


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1. New Measurement feature for all Signal definitions.
Each Signal definition will calculate measurements according to the signal type. For example, any Asynchronous signal will calculate number of characters while the Boolean signal will calculate the number of transitions. The measurements are displayed in the Status Window for each adjacent pair of markers and the Active-marker / Trigger-marker pair. Some Signal types will display more than 1 measurement

2. New Mouse Wheel Support in All Windows.
The mouse wheel can be used for fast zooming in each waveform view. In all other windows, the mouse wheel can be used to scroll vertically. The mouse wheel will affect the currently focused window.

3. New Multiple Monitor Support.
All Digiview windows will be restored to the previous used monitor and the position on that monitor. If a monitor is no longer available, the location will default to the primary monitor (the main Operating System monitor).

4. New "Zoom & Scroll" History Buffer.
Every scroll or zoom action will be stored in a history buffer, similiar to a browser's history. This feature is handy if you accidentally marque and want to return to the previous zoom or if you want to quickly browse back and forth between multiple points of interest.

5. New Scroll feature for the Status Window.
The status window now contains more information, including the new measurements feature, so scrolling was added to view this information while the status window is docked or otherwise limited in size.

6. New Display options for State Signals.
State signals can now be viewed as Hex, Decimal or Octal values.

7. New Button Bar on Waveform Views.
The old "floating" button bars have been replaced with a simpler button grouping above each waveform view. This will recover the wasted horizontal area of the main window and reduce the possibility of unintentionally using the wrong button group.

8. New Scroll Bar position on Waveform Views.
By popular request, we have repositioned the scroll bars to be consistent for both waveform views. The scroll bar now resides above the "Quick Flags" of each waveform view whether in single or split mode. The new button bar is positioned beside the new scroll bar location.

9. New Live Status information.
All information relating to a marker's movement will be updated in real time as the marker is being repositioned. This feature can be used for fast analysis of timing and other measurements without releasing the marker or dropping it on a waveform. The Status window will continuously update while the marker is in motion.

10. New Direct Signal Export.
The export functions have been modified so that any signal can be exported directly from the main menu, even if a Table or List window has not been created for that signal.

11. Color Theme Update.
Color Themes have been slightly modified for greater marker color choice and color maching. Now, every marker color set is usable with any color theme. The slight color and usage modifications will increase each theme's usability.


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1. Corrected - Asynchronous signals were not inverting the parity decode when using the "Invert Signal Value" option in the Signal definition editor.

2. Corrected - If a new List Window was created before any data was captured, the software could possibly hang.

3. Corrected - If a file was saved with a new name while the software was closing, the old file name was stored as the "last opened file" instead of the new file name.

4. Corrected - If a window was maximized when saved or closed, the window would be restored to the proper size, but not in the maximized state. The software will now remember the both the maximized and the "normal" window size and position.

5. Removed - Saving and loading of "Template Files" has been removed. A better method of creating a new file with the same configurations as another file is to open the desired file and use the "Save As" function to save the file with a new name. All window and trigger settings are dependant upon the signals defined. Since the Template method removed all signals, it had no benefit over using the "New File" method.


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We have 2 versions of the installer; the Current Release and a Legacy Release. The CURRENT RELEASE supports 32 and 64 bit versions of XP, Vista and Win7. The Legacy release supports Win 98se, Win Me and Win 2K. It is available from our web site but is no longer updated or supported.

Our DigiView software and drivers are Authenticode signed. If Windows reports that the publisher is unknown or that the software is not signed, then the files are corrupt, infected or otherwise modified. Cancel the installation, delete the file and download an authentic copy from our web site: http://www.tech-tools.com. The Authenticode signature is timestamped to ensure the signature remains valid even if our Certificate eventually expires. In other words, it will not 'time-out.' You will be able to re-install the software and drivers, even if we go out of business or fail to renew our certificate.

Run the application installer BEFORE plugging in the hardware. It installs the application software and pre-installs the drivers. You can accept the defaults or modify to suite your needs. Depending on your Windows version and system settings, Windows might ask your permission to install the application and again to install the drivers.

When the installation is complete, plug in the DigiView. Current versions of Windows will see the hardware and will find the pre-installed drivers automatically. Other versions will present a “Add New Hardware Wizard”.

Answer as follows for the smoothest installation:

  • Win 10
    1. (No user input required)


  • Win 8.1
    1. (No user input required)


  • Win 7
    1. (No user input required)


  • VISTA
    1. (No user input required)


  • XP
    1. Search Windows Update? : “No,not at this time” (just saves time)
    2. “Install the software automatically” (the default)


  • Win Me
    1. “Specify the location of the driver”
    2. Select “Specify a location:” Then enter the path to the TechTools\drivers directory in the edit box. If you used the defaults during installation, this would be: “C:\Program Files\TechTools\DigiView\drivers”


  • Win 98se
    1. “Search for the best driver...”
    2. Select “Specify a location:” Then enter the path to the TechTools\drivers directory in the edit box. If you used the defaults during installation, this would be: “C:\Program Files\TechTools\DigiView\drivers”




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Power:
  • DV1-100, DV3100, DV3109, DV3200, DV3209, DV3409: Plug DigiView directly into a USB port on your PC or into a POWERED HUB (one with its own power supply) . You can not use a bus-powered hub; it does not have enough power to operate DigiView.
  • DV3400, DV3500: Powered by an external power supply, so USB power is of no concern.
Speed:
  • DV1-100: USB 1.1, but compatible with USB 2.0.
  • DV3100, DV3109, DV3200, DV3209, DV3400, DV3409, DV3500: You will experience better performance on a 2.0 port, but a 1.1 port is sufficient.