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Panel Software

Note: This software has been replaced by the panels software.

This software was originally written just to support the AC/DC Metering panel.  As the system progressed it is now used to drive all the Phidgets board.  Because it can be used with other Phidgets-related software it has a configuration file that contains the serial numbers of the connected hardware.  There are a couple of points that need clarification.

  1. The inputs to the Phidgets LCD board that is used for the AC/DC panel are hard-wired.  See the respective page for more information.
  2. The outputs of the Phidgets LED64 board that is used for the Pressurization panel and the dual-brightness annunciators are hardwired. See the respective page for more information.
  3. The digital inputs of the Phidgets LCD board that is used for the IRS panel is intended for the Aft Overhead switches
  4. The analog inputs of the Phidgets LCD board that is used for the IRS can be used for any overhead selector switch

<Phidget>
<
Name>IRS</Name>
<
Type>Interface 8/8/8</Type>
<
Serial>38502</Serial>
<
Switch>1</Switch>
<
PosMax>4</PosMax>
<
Offset>5710</Offset>
</
Phidget>

This node shows how a selector switch is connected.  In this example the switch is connected to analog input 1 and has 4 positions.  The FSUIPC offset is 5710 hexadecimal. Both the name and type most be copied exactly.  For every selector that you want interface to, you have to add a node.

<Phidget>
<
Name>IRS</Name>
<
Type>Interface 8/8/8</Type>
<
Serial>38502</Serial>
<
Switch>1</Switch>
<
Bit>3</Bit>
<
Offset>5784</Offset>
</
Phidget>

In this node the hardware switch that is connected to input 1 sets bit 3 in the FSUIPC byte at offset 5784 hex. For every switch that you want interface to, you have to add a node.

To download the panel software click here. If you have any questions or remarks please send me an e-mail at: pvrijald@planet.nl.