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User's Guide

eZ430-RF2480Sensor Monitor

 

SWRU157

2008

Low-PowerRF

Contents

EZ430-RF2480 SENSOR MONITOR ...............................................................................

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INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................

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INSTALLATION.........................................................................................................

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DRIVER INSTALLATION ..........................................................................................

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3.1.

WINDOWS XP.......................................................................................................

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3.2.

WINDOWS VISTA ..................................................................................................

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4.

USER INTERFACE ...................................................................................................

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4.1.

TOOLBAR ...........................................................................................................

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4.1.1.

Configuration .............................................................................................

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4.2.

THE NETWORK VIEW...........................................................................................

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4.2.1.

Zoom .........................................................................................................

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4.2.2.

Scroll bars..................................................................................................

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4.2.3.

Moving a Node ..........................................................................................

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4.2.4. Removal of a Node....................................................................................

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4.3.

STATUS BAR.......................................................................................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................

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5.1. STRANGE TEMPERATURE VALUES........................................................................

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5.2. STATUS OF THE CONNECTED DONGLE .................................................................

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5.3. MORE THAN ONE DONGLE CONNECTED TO THE PC ..............................................

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5.4. CONNECT/DISCONNECT OTHER USB DEVICE ON SAME PC ..................................

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5.5. USB DONGLE NOT AUTOMATICALLY DETECTED WHEN CONNECTED.......................

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5.6. NOT ABLE TO START THE APPLICATION ................................................................

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DOCUMENT HISTORY ...........................................................................................

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1.Introduction

eZ430-RF2480(formerlyeZ430-RFZACC06)Sensor Monitor is a PC application that will be used to monitor the sensors in a ZigBee network. The network is formed when setting up the basic out of the boxeZ430-RF2480Demo that includes the ZigBee Accelerator Sample Application (ZASA).

This document will only describe the user interface of the PC application.

Further details about the hardware platform and the ZigBee Accelerator Sample Application (ZASA) can be found on the eZ430-RF2480Demo kit website atwww.ti.com/eZ430-RF2480

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2.Installation

The installation of eZ430-RF2480Sensor Monitor is very straight forward. Download the zip file from internet and unzip the setup file. Double click on the setup file and follow the instructions.

Note: The PC application should be installed before theeZ430-RF2480dongle is connected to the PC. This is to be sure that the required files for the driver installation are available

3.Driver installation

The PC application will communicate with the eZ430-RF2480dongle over a virtual COM port. The first time the dongle is connected to the PC, the new HW will be detected and the wizard will appear and ask to install the necessary software. The required “inf” file will be installed when installing the PC application. Please follow the guidelines in this section based on your PC’s operating system.

3.1.Windows XP

When the dialog box appears, select “No, not this time” and Click next.

Select “Install the software automatically” and click next.

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If this warning appears, the option “Continue Anyway” must be selected in order to install the driver.

If the IAR kickstart for MSP430 has been installed before this application, it might be that this dialog will pop up and ask the user to select one of the two inf files. Both inf files are equal and it doesn’t matter which one that is selected. Either should work fine.

The installation will start without any further selections.

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This dialog will be shown when everything has been successfully installed.

Click Finish to close the wizard.

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3.2.Windows Vista

Select “I don’t have the disc. Show me other options.”

The first time the USB dongle (sink) is connected to the PC, the new HW is detected and the system will ask to install driver software.

Select “Locate and install driver software”.

Select “Browse my computer for driver software.”

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The required “inf” file will be installed together with the application. Browse to the directory of the application and select the sub directory “Drivers”.

Click Next to continue.

At the end the software should be successfully installed.

Click Close to end the installation.

Select “Install this driver software anyway”

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4.User Interface

The user interface is developed to be as simple as possible with only a few buttons and input fields. In fact, the user does not need to interact with the user interface in order to run the application. When the eZ430-RF2480dongle is connected to the PC, the application will search for an applicable COM port and start reading if a connection is successfully established.

Below is a screenshot showing a ZigBee Coordinator, Router and End Device where the Coordinator is operating as a data Sink and all remaining devices are operating as data Sources.

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