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FW version: Stable

siliWatch

siliWatchESCxVECTOR

is an intuitive, display-only frontend GUI dedicated to monitoring the state of an ESCx controller.

How to run

This plugin is distributed within the standard SWtools package. Download and install the SWtools first and set up the connection options for your device.

  • for stand-alone use, navigate to C:\silixcon\plugins and double-click the corresponding file. Make sure your connection options are properly set.
  • for shared run with other tools or plugins, start with emGUI and navigate to File->Open plugin ... and select the file from C:\silixcon\plugins.
tip

This plugin doesn't issue commands or change parameters. To issue commands, please combine with siliSpin.

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How to use

  • top menu allows selecting which discovered device to bind to. You need to select a device first. To pause the monitoring, select stop option. The menu also shows a few shortcuts to other tools and you may select between dark and light themes.

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  • scope control offers a few preset groups of variables to sample and display in scope. You may change sampling periods for each plot or clear the sampling trends. Also, you can send a few control commands to the scope tool: issue the autoset or release the buffer.

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tip

For more information about these readings, please refer to the ESCx architecture manual.

Monitor sections

  • driver state gives reading about power, energy, temperature, limiting temperature and state of the power stage.

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  • limiter state displays and decodes: the driver status word, error word and limiter status word

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  • command state displays the actual, issued motor command: cmd, mode, imult, umult

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  • battery state displays the battery readings: current, voltage and transferred capacity

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  • motor state displays the motor readings: speed, currents, voltages, odometer and sensor resistance

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