SD002 BPChecker2000 V2/V3 – Update Module

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Update Module for BPChecker2000 V2/V3

This is the latest update module for BPChecker2000 VER3.x. To install this module, your PC must already install the product version of BPChecker2000 V2.X or V3.X(BASIC or FULL edition).

Ver.

3.1.9.424

Last update

2017/5/23

Configuration

Notes

  • When using GPIB-connected temperature chambers on 7/8/10 x64 environment, 64bit versions of GPIB driver and VISA library are required.

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README – Updated 16 Apr, 2010

This file contains additional information that is not described in the user’s manual.

  1. System Requirements
  2. Installing the Kernel Mode USB Driver
  3. USB Cable
  4. Installing the GPIB and VISA Library (Only when controlling temperature chambers)
  5. Operation in Non-Japanese Environments
  6. PFX2000 USB SPY
  7. Disabling PC Power Management

System Requirements

PC Hardware
  • 20GB or more free space on HDD (uses approx. 40MB for installing the program)
  • Printer (only if printing graphs)
  • USB port
OS

One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8 (x86, x64)
  • Windows 7 (x86, x64)
  • Windows Vista (x86, x64)
  • Windows XP (x86) SP2 or later
  • Windows 2000 Professional (x86) SP4 + Update Rollup 1

Note:

  • This product does not work under Windows NT4/ME/98/95
  • This product does not work under server OS environment
  • This product does not work under IA64 (Itanium CPU) environment
Runtime Libraries
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistribution Package

Note:
These are automatically installed by the SETUP program of this product if necessary.

GPIB board and driver (if controlling chambers)

One of the following GPIB environment is required:

  • National Instruments GPIB board
  • Agilent Technologies GPIB board
  • CONTEC GPIB board

Note:
GPIB driver and VISA library compatible with your OS are required.

Installing the Kernel Mode USB Driver

The PFX2121 Controller is controlled through the USB. To use the communication functions on the BPChecker2000, a USB driver must be installed. (Test Condition Editor and Graph Viewer do not require the USB driver as they do not use communication functions.)

As for the installation order of the USB driver and the application software, follow the steps below:

  1. Connect PFX2121 Controller to the PC (or hub) with a USB cable
  2. After it is recognized as a USB device, a prompt for driver installation will appear but then cancel it
  3. Using the SETUP program, install BPChecker2000 system
  4. After SETUP completes, continuously run Hardware Configuration Wizard
  5. At the first screen of the wizard, select an appropriate USB driver then click the Driver Setup button.
  6. The USB Driver Wizard will appear and follow the proceedure.

USB Cable

The USB cable essentially does not have a lock mechanism. However, unlike a printer that is used temporarily, the PFX2000 system is run for extended periods. Therefore, it is recommended that some kind of measure be taken to prevent the cable from coming loose.

Installing the GPIB and VISA Library (Only when controlling temperature chambers)

BPChecker2000 system allows you to control temperature chambers as need. Available models are only from Tabai Espec, and you can chose GPIB or RS232 for its interface. When controlling the chambers, a VISA library must be separately installed. Furthermore, when controlling with GPIB, a GPIB driver that is compatible with your GPIB board and OS.

GPIB hardware environment and VISA library vendor are different by user basis, so the SETUP program of BPChecker2000 system does not automatically install them. Furthermore, due to redistribution licencing, these software are not included in the product CD-ROM (except for KI-VISA). Therefore you need obtain them from the GPIB hardware vendor as need.

The VISA libraries that can be used with BPChecker2000 are show below. As for GPIB driver, BPChecker2000 does not have any restriction as long as the driver is compatible with your GPIB board and OS. When controlling the chambers through RS232, no GPIB driver is required.

  • NI-VISA 3.3 or later
  • Agilent VISA (Agilent IO Libraries) Suite 15.0 or later
  • KI-VISA 3.1.3 or later
  • (newer version may be required depending on your OS)

Operation in Non-Japanese Environments

This application runs as a Japanese application under Japanese environment and as an English application under all other environment. The lanfuage environment of OS site is depending on the regional settings of Windows Control Panel.

As this product is made as UNICODE build, you can use any languages with English version application as long as the language is supported by the Windows version you are using.

PFX2000 USB SPY

The shortcut for this program is created when you install the application, but its existence is not even mentioned in the user’s manual. The SPY program intercepts and records the information that is communicated via the USB against the PFX2121 Controller. This program is not required in normal test operations, but may be useful in monitoring the status when problems occur in the USB communication. The control commands and responses that flow through the USB traffic are in binary. The content is not disclosed to the user. This program was initially created in the development of the system, but is retained for maintenance and service purposes. The program displays English even on Japanese Windows.

Disabling PC Power Management

When the PC gets into the suspended state due to the power management function, the power of the PFX2121 Controller also get turned off (because of bus-power). After that, resuming the PC does not restart the communication correctly, and thereby you will have to reboot the PC. To avoid this problem, make sure to disable the power management capability of your PC. The energy save functionality for display only does not generate this problem.

Release Note

VER 3.1.9.424
2017-4-25

Entire System

Improvement
As brand new combinations of DC supply and e-load, the model IDs 5113~5125 have been added.
VER 3.1.6.420
2014-1-23

Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
There was a problem that graph data having zero charge time could not be opened.
VER 3.1.5.418
2013-9-25

Test Executive

Resolved issues
At the hexadecimal std status code display on the channel monitor, there was a problem that LOW-RANGE (bit 0x0100) info was not included.
VER 3.1.4.417
2013-7-29

Entire System / Setup

Improvement
Cut Capacity features changed (special functions)
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the test folder icon was not correctly copied therefore the icon could not be shown.
VER 3.1.2.410
2012-11-30

Graph Viewer / Test Executive / Chamber Driver / PFX2121 USB Driver

Improvement
Processing speed is increased, memory consumption is reduced, when reading a large BPCG file.
Resolved issues
When partial cycle data in LIFE are lacked (such as when charge skipped), there was a problem that the data content and cycle# were mismatched.
Resolved issues
Without connecting OP01-PFX options, if running a test with a condition declaring "Number of OP01-PFX boards = 0" setting, there was a problem that the app got crashed when attempting to display Charge Graph or Discharge Graph.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that humidity monitor sometimes shows "---".
Improvement
Because of lack of digital signature on driver's .INF file, there was a problem that the driver could not be installed on Windows8(x64). Now digital signature is added.
VER 3.1.0.402
2012-2-29

Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
There was a problem that capacity and wattage overflow flags (OFCPとOFPF) were miscounted resulting wrong calculation data to be shown.
Improvement
The text file generation function now supports UTF-8 encoding option.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the the number of monitor data was miscounted at graphs that do not show rest data.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the graph display range and time value at analysis result was wrong when specifying analysis threashold values.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the auto vertical axis of graphs was not correctly set to 1/2/5 steps.
Improvement
The handling of threshold values that specify analysis range is now changed, adding new functions - current threshold and its judgement direction. This new feature is useful especially when analysing constant voltage operation such as CC-CV charge.
Improvement
The list display of monitor data are now colourised distinguishing charge, discharge, and rest.
VER 3.0.6.391
2011-12-06

Graph Viewer

Improvement
Under operating PFX2511 multi-point cell measurement (using OP01-PFX option), when the "Finished-By" cause was terminal (cell) cut voltage, temperature, or unbalanced voltage, its cut measurement data were not shown on the result view and printouts, but now changed to be shown.
VER 3.0.5.390
2011-9-15

Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
When operating the measurement of multi-point cells (using OP01-PFX option) in a PFX2511 system having 5 or more nodes, there was a problem that the 0-second data immediately after the test start could not be correctly acquired.
Resolved issues
When there were missing data of multi-point cell data (using OP01-PFX option) measured by a PFX2511 system, there was a problem that not only the missing data but the entire data were also incorrectly shown as 0.000.
VER 3.0.4.389
2011-6-13

Test Executive

Resolved issues
There was a problem that the CAPACITY value in result data was shown smaller due to incorrect operation of overflow flags when the test was aborted by an ALARM.
VER 3.0.3.375
2010-11-16

Test Executive / Test Condition Editor

Resolved issues
When the name of Test Condition file or Group is very long, or the destination folder to which the Test Condition file is saved is too deep, there was a problem that the application would crash at test start. Because the fullpath name of Test Result files can't exceed 259 characters due to OS's restriction, the application is now changed to avoid starting the test when this is the case.
Resolved issues
When doing the Life Judgement, there was a problem that Charge Capacity was incorrectly considered. The correct operation is consider Discharge Capacity instead.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the abortion temp/humid settings are unconditionally applied when ALARM is generated at Chamber Synchro Mode, therefore it prevented other channels in the group from continuing the test under the desired temp/humid settings. The corrected version sets the abortion temp/humid only if the Alarm Sync behaviour is set to "Other channels stop immediately".
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the abortion temp/humid settings were applied when setting timeout occured at Chamber Synchro Mode. The corrected version avoids them to be applied when setting timeout occured.
Improvement
A warning message is now added to show when the fullpath name is exceeding 200 characters when saving the Test Condition file. The fullpath of Test Condition file itself can be saved as long as the length is within 259 letters, but the automatically-decided Test Result files (.BPCG/.BPCL) will be loger so the waring will be shown at over-200-characters by considering margin.
Resolved issues
When applying the latest update to old special-order application, there was a problem that pulse discharge time could not be inputted due to reading fault of model info XML.
VER 3.0.2.374
2010-9-28

Test Executive

Resolved issues
There was some handle leakage when generating test result files, causing the problem that the app might get unstable or quit suddenly within several weeks due to accumulation of this.
VER 3.0.2.372
2010-7-20

Test Executive

Resolved issues
When using PFX2021 and PFX2511, there was a problem that hardware protections can not be correctly set.
Resolved issues
When overflow events for Capcity value or Power value were generated, there was a problem that the overflow accumulation was not considered for corresponding result data calculation.
Resolved issues
When overflow events for Capcity value or Power value were generated, there was a problem that the flags were incorrectly resident at next test cycles.
VER 3.0.0.362
2010-6-02

Test Executive / VbKit DLL

Resolved issues
When generating text files, there was a problem that Slot/Term numbers were not shown when the finish was caused by an option board.
Resolved issues
Fixed the problem that V3-format test result files (.BPCG files) could not be correctly read by the VbKit DLL.
VER 3.0.0.359
2010-3-25

Test Executive

Improvement
Corrected kyeword inconsistency in the text file generation.
VER 3.0.0.358
2010-3-02

Configuration Wizard / Executive / Graph Viewer

Improvement
At the model ID customisation screen, the list views are now shown as in sorted.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Volume and Weight units were wrong in the text files being generated.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the finish condition items regarding cells (option board) were not included in the text files being generated.
Improvement
In the text files being generated, gabage character issue on temperature unit has been improved.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the "cut conditions" (max voltage, max temp, cut voltage) regarding unmeasureed cells (option board) could be incorrectly applied.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that charge's finish-by info was incorrectly placed in discharge result as a discharge's finish-by item.
VER 3.0.0.356
2010-2-22

Entire System / Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

New Feature
As brand new combinations of DC supply and e-load, the model IDs 5104~5112 have been added.
Improvement
To avoid over-rapid-detection of protections due to inrush on external supplies, the default values of software protection delay have been changed to non-zero values.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that buffer over-run was generated when auto-generating text data for cell measurement.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that pulse volt-high data were not included when saving as text format.
VER 3.0.0.353
2010-2-08

Entire System / Configuration Wizard / Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Improvement
New Version 3.0
New Feature
PFX2500 series charge/discharge unit equipping OP01-PFX option (cell voltage/temperature measurement board) is newly supported.
New Feature
Windows 7 x86/x64 editions are now supported. (Though XP Mode is not recommended)
Improvement
Structure of Test Condition files (.bpct) and Test Result files (.bpcg/.bpcl) have changed, therefore there is no compatibility between old versions (ver2.x). Although the ver3.0 applications are still able to open existing files and executet tests, mind that the all generated files (including over-written) can no longer be opened by old version apps.
Improvement
The latest revision of PFX2511 Model Info dile (XML) is "10"
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the "blue screen" (crash in kernel mode) might happen, after operating the Channel page.
New Feature
Added forms for cell voltage/temperature editting.
New Feature
Increaded number of sequence sheets to 20 from 15.
Resolved issues
Auto-Completion (Intellisence) feature on text-input was deleted.
Improvement
The default values for Pulse Discharge Time on creating a new test condition was changed to 5.0ms from 0.5ms. 0.5ms was an out-of-range value in some model IDs, but changing to in-range value for all model IDs will generate less out-of-range errors.
New Feature
Added cell voltage/temperature display pane.
Improvement
To reduce waiste of app display area, the Chamber pane display has moved to left-lower.
Improvement
When the chamber setting being applied to test End/Stop condition is enabled, now it is also applied to Alarm generation state.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that humidity setting was forcedly applied at TestExec's End/Stop state even if the humid setting was disabled at Config Wizard.
Improvement
When recycling operation, Charge Graph, Discharge Graph, Charge Result, Discharge Result are now erased too.
Improvement
In the text-formatted test result, the name of "Release Voltage" ( and Current, Temp too) is changed to "Open Voltage".
Improvement
In the text-formatted test result, the finish reason code (FinishedBy) is now shown with description text.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that out-of-boundary data were drawn as junk lines.
Improvement
Decimal point width on legend numeric is increased so that the values can be shown correctly when Y-axis max is small.
VER 2.5.5.326
2009-7-06

Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Entire System

Resolved issues
There was a problem that common sequence templates (.SI files)could not be correctly created. (VER 2.4.0.292 or earlier does not have the problem) The fix is done at DbEngine-DLL, not app's EXE.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that chamber-synch operation among different test conditions could not be operated, because it was unable to read common sequence template (.SI file) correctly.(VER 2.4.0.292 or earlier does not have the problem)
Improvement
Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistribution Package is now required. The BPChecker2000 SETUP program includes it.
VER 2.5.4.322
2009-2-16

Entire System / Hardware Configuration Wizard / Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

New Feature
The BPChecker2000 system now supports new PFX2500 series Charge/Discharge units as well as existing PFX2000.
New Feature
The BPChecker2000 system now supports Windows Vista x86 and x64 editions as well as existing Windows XP (x86) and 2000. (However, Windows XP requires SP2 or later, and Windows 2000 requires SP4 + Update Rollup 1.)
Improvement
For USB driver of PFX2000 Controller, the general purpose WINUSB driver from Microsoft is now used under Windows XP/Vista (x86/x64). The legacy driver is still applied to Windows2000(x86).
Improvement
From VER 2.5.x, Visual C++ 2008 Redistribution Package and .NET Framework 2.0 are now required. The BPChecker2000 SETUP program includes them.
Improvement
The USB driver selection and its setup have been added to the page 1/3.
Improvement
The model ID customization function necessary for PFX2500 series has been added to the page 2/3.
Resolved issues
When showing Charge or Discharge Sheet, resizing the main window caused the controls not showing correctly.
Resolved issues
When applying Low Range Default feature, there was a problem that discharge time setting disappeared.
Improvement
When exiting the app after only switching test condition forms, the meaningless "Wish to save changes?" message-box no longer appears.
Improvement
Because [Empty] (deleting the test data contents)functionality was not comprehensive for operation, its GUI has been improved. Furthermore the functionality has been renamed to [RECYCLE (of channel)].
Improvement
The vertical axes of C/D graphs are now disaplyed in colour.
Improvement
For non-overlay single graphs, The "Wish to save?" dialoge no longer appears.
Improvement
Comment input and Print Header input that were in separate dialogues are now in the single dialogue.
VER 2.4.0.292
2008-7-14

Test Executive, Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
Immediately after applying the UPDATE MODULE, there was a problem that the list display area (Channel List on Test Executive, test information view on Graph Viewer) was shown empty.
VER 2.4.0.289
2008-6-25

Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
When you perform backup/recycle action once again for a channel that was already recycled before, there was a problem that the application gets crushed if you click the "View Folder..." button on the Data Backup dialog.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Pulse High/Low monitor data could not be shown/printed/text-generated, when you analyze the test result data that were generated under the PWM Pulse Charge (PULSE 2) mode.
VER 2.4.0.288
2008-6-05

Entire System / Event Spy

Improvement
PULSE-2 mode has been added to the PWM Pulse Charge functionality. (optional)
Improvement
Event filtering for data acquisition and/or view is now available.
Improvement
Japanese GUI is added.
VER 2.4.0.271
2008-3-12

Test Executive

Resolved issues
When using chamber synchro or impedance measurement synchro, there was a problem that Predischarge's specific test sheet could never be applied. Instead, Discharge sheets of "previous cycle" were always applied incorrectly.
VER 2.4.0.270
2007-12-25

Graph Viewer

Improvement
C/D reports now have impedance measurement data.
Improvement
Capacity data format has been expanded to decimal 5 digits (when in [Ah] unit).
VER 2.4.0.258
2007-5-01

Test Executive

Resolved issues
In CC-CV Discharge mode, there was a problem that Rest Time settings were not correctly applied to test execution.
VER 2.4.0.257
2007-3-12

Test Executive / Hardware Configuration Wizard

Resolved issues
Under chamber synchro operation, if you perform STOP operation when syncro wait, when impedance measurement, or when setting temperature, there was a problem that the test cycle could get corrupted or could not continue correctly.
New Feature
Chamber simulation feature has been added. By using this feature, you can perform synchronised operation without having to have real chambers. It is convenient if you want to perform syncho operation without real chambers.
New Feature
Chamber simulation driver is now selectable.
VER 2.4.0.256
2007-2-26

Test Executive

Resolved issues
In chamber sync operation, when you set "Alarm Sync" policy to "Other channels stop at the cycle end", there was a problem that the sync operation do not progress correctly once an alarm was generated.
Resolved issues
There was a case that the firmware generates an exception after sending RUN command to a channel, therby there was a problem that the channel status was not correctly switched to RUN state with keeping IDLE. There was also a problem that the sync operation could not progress in chamber sync mode once this firmware symton is generated.
Improvement
Upon the channels that are waiting for impedenace measurement, an indicater "(waiting...)" is now shown on the impedance status display.
VER 2.4.0.255
2007-2-05

Entire System / Hardware Configuration Wizard / Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer / Graph Explorer / PFX SPY

Improvement
Now compatible with Windows Vista (except for Home Basic, 32bit versions only). Compatibility to new Vista feature - UAC (User Account Control) added. Some GUI alignment problem on new desktop theme (Vista Basic, Aero) are fixed.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that non-admin privileges on Win2k/XP could not operate the software. The system implicitly wrote _Store1.XML file (where the persistent data for test progression were stored) in ProgramFiles/Kikusui/B2k.V2 directory, therefore it required an admin privilege. The bugfix version now writes the files to C:/Documents And Settings/username/... (2k/XP) / C:/Users/username/... (Vista) When updating from existing system, the traditional XML file will be automatically moved to the new location.
Improvement
It takes very long time once entire channel search has started. Therefore a progress indicator added.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that CTRL+C(Copy), CTRL+X(Cut), CTRL+V(Paste), CTRL+Z(Undo) could not operate in numeric edit boxes.
Resolved issues
When the data generation folder is deleted or locked the folder backup operation is normally failed, however there was a problem that the failure was simply ignored.
Resolved issues
When a specific chamber unit is suspended due to an I/O communication error, there was a problem that other channels that are not concerned to the chamber could also be unexpectedly suspended.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that test start action is not correcly blocked out even if the assigned chamber is under I/O error status. The corrected version now requires to solve the I/O error or unassign the chamber from the group to start the test.
Improvement
The Impedance status display on the channel list is now 'mnemonic' as default rather than code.
Resolved issues
When you open an overlaid graph document (.BPCO) with one of referenced BPCG/BPCL files is missing, there was a problem that entire document could not be opened. The bugfix version now correctly opens the document but warns missing files on Graph Selection dialogues.
Improvement
On the Graph Selection dialogues (CD, LIFE), you can now drag'n drop to reorder the graph items without operating Remove/Add actions. Also the dialogues are resizable and their size are persistent.
Improvement
A feature that persistently remembers the size of graph document window is added. In past versions, the window location were stored, but unexpectedly stored when the window is being closed. Therefore the size was not persistent.
Improvement
The scale settings for CD graphs are now separated for 0:Charge Graph, 1:Discharge Graph, and 2:Combination Graph.
Improvement
A function that all the colour settings can be easily reset to default.
Improvement
GUI is now bilingual (Japanese and English)
Resolved issues
The CH header part for monitor packet hex-dump is now colourized as default. Also fixed the bug that the highlight function for CH search was incorrect.
VER 2.3.3.251
2006-10-26

Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
There was a problem that LIFE data contents are shown as "---" when the cycle# were not beginning with "1".
Resolved issues
There was a problem that LIFE data text generation are shown beginning with cycle# "1", even if they were not beginning with "1".
VER 2.3.3.237
2006-8-24

Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
There was a problem that a test condition file being locked by other process could not be opened.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that a SYSERR was generated when reading a test condition file being locked by other process.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Energy[Wh] data on Discharge was incorrectly calculated when the Capacity Calc Voltage was set higher than the Cut Voltage.
VER 2.3.3.236
2006-7-21

Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
There was a problem that -dV settings were sent X10 incorrectly, when using 20V models.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that intermitted cycles in a LIFE graph were incorrectly shown being moved aside forward.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that volt data of PULSE discharge were shown as "---" when exporting them into a text file.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the colour repeating was 99 for over-100-layered graph. It is now 100. The available colour numbers are changed from 1-99 to 1-100.
VER 2.3.3.232
2006-5-09

Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Improvement
Auto-Complete functionality on text inputs can now be enabled/disabled.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the contents in CR Pulse Discharge textbox get broken when changing RANGE.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that test condition parameters for 9 or more pulse values were missing on the Text Generation function.
Improvement
The chamber control is now available on RS232C as well we GPIB.
Resolved issues
When chamber control operation, there was a problem that the unscheduled WAIT TIME is always applied even if the Test Condition Sheet is set up as "Do not synchronise".
Resolved issues
On the TEST START dialogue box, there was a problem that SELECT ALL functionality could not be correctly refreshed for enable/disable.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that TXT (or CSV) text files are remained without deleting even if "Do Not Record" condition.
Resolved issues
When chamber synchronisation operation, the minimal guaranteed REST TIME is now enforced to execute without skipping zero-scheduled (zero charge/discharge time + zero rest time) Test Sheet. The REST TIME is normally 59s as default. However, the test condition summary screen still shows it as 0:00:00.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that minus temperature measurement data was treated as NAN (not a number).
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Cut Voltage and Cap-Calc Voltage were not shown in screen/printouts when Pulse Discharge.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Start Current and End Current were not shown in Discharge Result when graph printing.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Start Current was shown in Charge Result when graph printing.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that It Mask Time and CC Time were not shown in test condition when CC-CV Discharge.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that over 100 overlay graphs had colouring problem. When exceeding 100 graphs, the #101 graph colour will have the same colour as of #1, since the colour selection scheme iterates.
VER 2.3.3.203
2005-6-21

Test Executive / Test Condition Editor / Graph Viewer

Improvement
Retry function that is applied to when monitor and/or result data acquisition was corrupted has been added.
Improvement
The default model ID that is applied to when a new test condition document is created can now be remained.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the CR pulse discharge textbox contents were broken when changing the range.
Resolved issues
There was a numbering problem when you specify the capacity calculation reference cycle.
VER 2.3.3.200
2005-4-18

Test Condition Editor / Graph Viewer

Improvement
The window position of the app when exited last time is now restored.
Improvement
The display unit for impedance measurement data has been changed from [ohm] to [mohm].
VER 2.3.3.197
2005-3-01

Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Improvement
The changing function for complete cycle number, which was INC/DEC actions only so far, is now able to change to arbitrary cycle number.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the test reports did not correctly document regarding Recording Methods when Auto Delta-T was specified.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the temperature graphs were not correctly drawn when one or more invalid measurement data (NAN) was included.
VER2.30 (2.3.3.190)
2004-11-24

Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
Generation method for monitor data is changed so that Charge Result data is reflected to Monitor data at charge end. The same correction is also applied to discharge monitors.
Improvement
Generation method for monitor data is changed so that any monitor data at phase-shift (such as Charge --> Rest) can be enforced to store.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that a Backup action could be failed when test data backup (including Empty action) is continuously performed.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Cut Voltage field was missing on Pulse Discharge results.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that screen refresh operation did not function.
VER2.30 (2.3.2.184)
2004-9-24

Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Improvement
The unit expression for resistance parameter values on CR-Charge and CR-Discharge (Option) are now switchable to be [ohm] and [kohm]. By this modification, however, the unit expression for battery impedance is fixed to [ohm] only.
Resolved issues
Acquisition method of monitor zero-point data (the measurement value immediately after test start) is changed. The data is now acquired by an explicit monitor action after sending test conditions, then it is used as the zero-point data.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that text generation output of CP-Pulse Discharge was incorrect.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that voltage graph was not shown at Rest period when in Pulse Charge/Discharge operation.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that some glitches were shown at pattern switching points on voltage graph when in Pulse Charge operation.
Improvement
Select Graphs dialogues now support the "Show Folder" ON/OFF option.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the page headers on multiple printout pages (including preview) had different date/time information.
VER2.30 (2.3.1.165)
2004-6-11

Test Condition Editor / Graph Viewer

Improvement
20V models are now supported as standard. (Model ID=21 added)
Resolved issues
There was a problem that Charge Result texts on report printings when Pulse Charge were overlapped on other texts.
Improvement
In the Select Graphs dialogue, INSERT facility has been added as well as existing ADD/REMOVE.
VER2.02 (2.2.1.164)
2004-6-04

Test Executive

Resolved issues
There was a problem that test execution could not performed on the system that did not have Impedance Measurement Unit(s). This was a side-effect problem, which had been embedded when the corrections was done for Build#163.
VER2.02 (2.2.1.163)
2004-5-06

Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Improvement
When setting time parameters, you can now specify "second" value. (Special version only.)
Improvement
When test data is being generated, if the target directory is deleted, it can be generated mandatory to avoid unexpected file-write errors.
Resolved issues
When repeating start/stop action, there was a problem that test execution did not proceed with showing Auto Zero Adjust for impedance measurement.
Resolved issues
When displaying both charge and discharge graphs, they were overlapped. The corrected version now displays them side-by-side.
VER2.02 (2.2.1.155)
2004-2-10

Test Executive / Graph Viewer / Hardware Config Wizard

Resolved issues
In the data expression for CP Pulse Discharge, power's unit of test conditions should be [W], but it was actually [A].
Improvement
A new value "300: External Cutoff" for the "Finished By" field has been added.
Resolved issues
The chamber monitor data embedded in the generated data were simple copy of setting values. The corrected version now embeds actual monitor data that are monitored immediately before finishing each test phase.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that batch assignment of a test condition to multiple channels on the Test Execution panel caused data monitor corruption of running channels.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that the Starting Temp data was shown twice in the result display, when in the Pulse Discharge operation.
Resolved issues
In the data expression for CP Pulse Discharge, power's unit of test conditions should be [W], but it was actually [A].
Improvement
A new value "300: External Cutoff" for the "Finished By" field has been added.
Resolved issues
There was a problem that chamber's temperature and humidity monitor data were not shown in the result data display.
Improvement
Immediately after launching, the existing channel configurations were not displayed and it was necessary to perform Search action to display them.
VER2.02 (Patch #153)
2003-12-15

Test Executive

Resolved issues
When performing a pre-discharge specified by "Do Predischarge when the sheet is first used" option, a wrong test condition sheet was applied to chamber settings.
Resolved issues
When a pulse discharge exceeding 8-values was specified, generated text files had a problem that test condition parts were missing.
VER2.02 (Patch #152)
2003-11-26

Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer / Group Admin

Improvement
When opening a test condition BPCT file that uses an SI file (common sequence template), it can't be opened if the SI is not found, then the program now displays the file name of SI which was not found.
Resolved issues
When a charge phase ended immediately after its start-up due to such as battery corrupt, there was a problem that the cycle might not go to the next cycle.
Resolved issues
In the charge/discharge unit (Channel) property display, the minor version parts of ROM and LON version were displayed in one digit. There are now displayed in two digits.
Resolved issues
When channels were auto-connected immediately after launching the program, there was a problem that the current range information might be mismatched with the on in the actual hardware unit.
Improvement
When operating Inc/Dec features to adjust cycle numbers on the Channel Pane, it was not so easy to continuously operate it because the window focus was gone after operating.
Resolved issues
Search operations for capacity calculation voltage and average voltage calculations were not correct.
Improvement
Improved to automatically notify the Test Executive whenever you have added/removed a group.
VER2.02 (Patch #150)
2003-10-20

Hardware Config Wizard / Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

Resolved issues
When the channel search result was less than the number of channels previously used, records of disappeared channels were not completely deleted in the configuration XML.
Resolved issues
Valid ranges for all the h/min settings have been changed to up to 9999h59min.
Resolved issues
When attempting to paste a copy of other discharge sheet to the predischarge sheet, an access violation was generated.
Resolved issues
When changing the assigned test condition at runtime, the first item of the monitoring CH list was not affected, thereby the CH still operated with the old test condition.
Resolved issues
Cycle number was unexpectedly incremented by one when the STOP action during predischarge was performed. For example, STOP action during predischarge (1) did make the finished cycle number change to 1, thereby the subsequent restart action did play predischarge (2).
Improvement
Parenthesis indication for END state was confusing, therefore changed to square brackets [ ].
Improvement
When chamber sync, CH with a detected alarm could not be unbound from the group, therefore the CH could not be reused until the entire job of the group had finished. The CH with a detected alarm is now able to be emptied. By allowing empty action, the CH can be unbound and at the same time can be bound to other group.
Resolved issues
As for HDD free space checking, the check mechanism just did checking for the hard disk directory only, with which the first CH on the monitoring list is associated. Also the warning and the auto-stop processing were applied to all channels. Furthermore, a disk-full misdetection was generated when a sub-directory for test data generation was newly created. By these causes, there was a problem that test operation was aborted with no meanings.
Improvement
Under HDD free space warning state, a feature that shows "HDD Warning" on the "Status" column on the CH list display. When the HDD free warning has been fixed, that indicator automatically disappears.
Resolved issues
Due to incorrect chamber sync queuing mechanism, operating the Test Execution panel so frequently might make the chamber synchronisation corrupted.
Improvement
On the Test Execution [START] panel, when selecting a test condition file independently for a channel, not all the available test conditions were displayed in the combobox. Now combobox is replaced with a popup menu GUI, allowing all the available test conditions to be visible. When there are tons of test condition files, the popup menu can scroll vertically.
Resolved issues
When changing the test condition on the Test Execution [START] panel, The "sample name" could not replaced and remained to show the one of the previous condition.
Resolved issues
The point data of elapsed time 0[s] is now enforced to set to zero (as the same processing as Ah). Previously, a junk data generated by the previous cycle was assigned to the 0[s] point.
Resolved issues
When the impedance meter generated an alarm, the operation was mapped to other channel without awaiting the measurement completion, thereby a connection error was generated. Now the measurement makes the data invalid when in such cases.
Resolved issues
Handle resources acquired from the OS (Windows) were not partially returned, thereby there was some memory leakage problems.
Improvement
When detecting life NG judgement, the test is treated as END. Previously it was treated as ABORT.
Resolved issues
When a group that a chamber was associated with had been deleted, that chamber number could never be re-assigned to other group.
Improvement
When the ordinary numbers of overlapped graphs were displayed on the graph analysis view, there was no way to identify what data was corresponding to what battery. Now "sample name" information is added.
Resolved issues
Average Voltage of the C/D graph analysis view was calculated as "average of all point" rather than "average until capacity calculation voltage".
Resolved issues
Graph display option of the "capacity calculation voltage" did not function.
Resolved issues
When clicking a folder item on the left-side tree view, an access violation was generated.
Improvement
Graph Explorer program (English only, Asian file name processing enabled) and its launcher menu have been added. The Graph Explorer allows you to search for test data with keys such as, file extension, instrument ID, channel#, and cycle#. The search results can be transferred to the Graph Viewer by a drag & drop action.
Resolved issues
When opening a C/D graph data, if the actual file size was smaller than the number of data items stamped in the data file header, it was impossible to open the data.
Resolved issues
When appending C/D or LIFE test data, it is normally overwritten when the same cycle number data already exist due to such as restarting test operations. However, because of incorrect search algorithm, there was a problem that the data file could be destroyed.
Improvement
When file write action was failed, the information is not sent to Windows as an event log.
VER2.00
2002-11-06
Resolved issues
In VER1.x (V1), the test conditions (.BPCT), C/D data (.BPCG), and Life data (.BPCL) files were all in XML format. However, when the amount of data in XML format is large, parsing takes extremely long. Therefore, these files were changed to binary format in V2. (File name extensions are unchanged.) The Test Condition Editor can load the conventional BPCT files in V1/XML format. However, all the data are saved in V2/binary format. The Test Executive generates BPCG/BPCL files only in V2/binary format. The Graph Viewer only handles BPCG/BPCL files in V2/binary format. Conventional files in V1/XML format cannot be loaded. To do so, the user must convert the data into V2/binary format using a data converter that is provided separately.
Improvement
As a new feature, the Test Executive can generate data in text format along with the binary data when the test is being executed.
Improvement
The concept of projects has been discontinued. In V1, all test conditions files (.BPCT) and test data files (.BPCG/.BPCL) had to be placed in a single hard disk folder. In V2, the files can be placed on separate drives or in separate folders. As an extreme example, the files can be placed on a network drive. However, this is not recommended, because the test will fail if problems occur in the network.
Improvement
The concept of groups existed in V1, but is slightly different in V2. First, there is a one-to-one relationship between a group and an actual directory (folder) on the hard disk. The all test conditions and test result data obtained by using those test conditions, belonging to a specific group are all placed under the corresponding directory on the hard disk. If groups are different, no test conditions can be shared. This isolated characteristic can be used to group tests by users, projects, and so on. Any number of test conditions files can be created in a group. (This actually saves BPCT files in the hard disk directory corresponding to the group. ) If the test conditions are assigned to a channel and the test is executed, the test result data is saved in the subdirectory with the same name as the test conditions file. In other words, the destination where test results are generated varies if the test conditions differ even when the channel and the group are the same. +group folder test conditions file.BPCT / +test conditions file / +[CH_x_xxx] test result data (large amount of .BPCG/.BPCL) / +[CH_x_xxx] test result data (large amount of .BPCG/.BPCL
Improvement
The concept of project in V1 has been discontinued (because of its poor usability). This has given flexibility in the way C/D and Life data are designated. In addition, drag and drop from Windows Explorer has been supported. Dropping a file with .BPCG extension on to the background section (dark gray section) of the Graph Viewer opens the C/D graph immediately. Likewise, dropping a file with .BPCL extension opens the Life graph. If you select multiple files, the graphs are automatically superimposed. If you drop a file onto a graph document that is opened, not the gray section, the document and the file dropped are displayed superimposed. Normally multiple files that are drag and dropped from Windows Explorer are those that exist in the same folder. However, by using the search result window, you can superimpose graphs of multiple files with names that have common parts (existing in different folders).
VER1.10
2002-3-18

Test Condition Editor / Test Executive / Graph Viewer

New Feature
The operation of adding channels has been changed from pair of channels at a time to one channel at a time. This is to support the large-volume charge/discharge unit planned in the future will not have a channel pair construction. For the same reason, the remove function no longer handles channels in pairs.
Improvement
Fixed the problem of cycle #00001 not appearing in the dialog box used to add data to be superimposed for C/D graphs.
Resolved issues
Fixed the problem of analysis not being performed correctly on the pulse charge/discharge data.
Resolved issues
Fixed the problem of not being able to set graph projects directly to a read-only medium (CD-R backup, etc.).
Resolved issues
Fixed the problem of button positions not following the resizing of certain dialog boxes.
Resolved issues
Changed the groups/channels that are displayed first in the dialog box used to add data to be superimposed for C/D graphs and Life graphs to suitable ones.

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