UART decoding

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UART decoding

Post by elman » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:09 am

Hello,
we bought a Picoscope 2203 some time ago.
I must say I am impressed by the latest features brought in in the new versions of the PicoScope 6 software, in particular the serial decoding tool.
In this regard, my company would really find useful that the UART is added to the list of supported protocols (CAN is the only one, at the moment). SPI, I2C are two other common ones that would be very handy to have.
So my question is: is any development planned in this respect, or even foreseen in the long term?
Thank you for your execellent support.
Francesco Borghese

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Re: UART decoding

Post by ziko » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:23 pm

Hi and thank you for your suggestion I have put this through to the relevant department. There are no immediate plans to do UART however we are open to suggestions from customers.

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Ziko

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Re: UART decoding

Post by Marcus » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:06 am

elman wrote:Hello,
we bought a Picoscope 2203 some time ago.
I must say I am impressed by the latest features brought in in the new versions of the PicoScope 6 software, in particular the serial decoding tool.
In this regard, my company would really find useful that the UART is added to the list of supported protocols (CAN is the only one, at the moment). SPI, I2C are two other common ones that would be very handy to have.
So my question is: is any development planned in this respect, or even foreseen in the long term?
Thank you for your execellent support.
Francesco Borghese
I couldn't agree more with you!!! SPI and I2C are very important and I think for the most people, they are more important than the CAN!

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Re: UART decoding

Post by Guest » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:47 pm

I just want to chip in too. I would also find UART and SPI decoding to be very usefull. This will make the PicoScope 6 much better.

UART and SPI is used for every controller to controller and controller to sensor.

So, pretty please... with sugar on top. (Pulp fiction)

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Re: UART decoding

Post by doekle » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:01 pm

I agree with that! the more protocols the better!

What I would like uttermost is the possibility to measure a transfer function, with magnitude/phase.

This makes the picoscope immediately a network analyzer!
To make it complete, a (spectrum) averaging function must be included, and the option to have a logarithmic x-axis.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: UART decoding

Post by BrianK » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:55 pm

Absolutely - all three are must haves!
UART, SPI and I2C decoding must surely be more useful to us electronics folk than CAN?
(so what are we; car mechanics?? oivey... :) )
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Re: UART decoding

Post by KennyM » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:13 pm

Here's my 2p worth...
As useful as UART and SPI/IIC decoding would be - and yes they get my vote too - how about this....

Wouldn't it be great if PicoScope supported a plugin scheme, where pico and 3rd Party developers could code their own plugins - this would allow a whole unimaginable world of usefulness for PicoScope.
-Kenny M.

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Re: UART decoding

Post by Gustav » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:11 pm

The CAN protocol is significantly more complicated than both the UART and SPI.

Basically, if you have the protocol stack to decode the CAN protocol, you should take off the higher protocol layers and just keep the lowest layer.

To me, decoding UART and SPI would be a real selling point.

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Re: UART decoding

Post by Gustav » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:09 am

The "Pico Technology Test and Measurement Newsletter"
ealier this month had an online survey to select the next serial format to be added to PicoScope.

Have you counted the votes?
:D :) :( :o :? 8) :x :P :|

And -more importantly- which formats will be the first to be selected?

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Re: UART decoding

Post by BrianK » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:01 pm

Ooh looky here - I2C decoding is now available in PicoScope R6.4.10!
http://labs.picotech.com/

<applause> :D
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Re: UART decoding

Post by Philippe MBE » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:09 am

For my company I2C SPI and UART are very very usefull.

Good news for I2C !
Thanks.

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Re: UART decoding

Post by Marcus » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:48 pm

Great news regarding I2C support!! Congratulations for the Picotech team!! Let's wait for SPI and UART and it will be complete!!!!

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Re: UART decoding

Post by frankfortino » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:21 pm

I also agree that UART and SPI would make using my PicoScopes a lot more useful.
It would also allow me to more easily convince my manager to buy more Picoscopes for our entire department.

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Re: UART decoding

Post by Gustav » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:08 am

I could really use SPI decoding now....

I think it is in your development plans, but when will it be ready in a beta version? Or just an alfa version?

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Re: UART decoding

Post by embweb » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:54 am

Yes, i would agree to all the others here.

I develop embedded controllers and I have to debug CAN, SPI, I2C and UART depending on the actual design, so I would state <b>my compliments to Picotech</b> here for including these Features so far to the actual Softwar release... for free!
This is really awesome in comparison to other products because we have Tektronix Scopes here in the lab as well and we had to pay about €600 and more for each Module to trigger on these signals and you can only install 2 Modules. So if you need CAN, SPI and UART, you have to buy THREE additional trigger modules - this is really sassy.

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