version 1.0.2, 2002-5-7
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Please note that these instructions assume that the installer knows how to perform basic file management operations, such as copying, moving and renaming files, and starting programs in folders. If necessary, please consult your Windows manual.
The instructions are tested in Windows 95. Windows 98 should be quite similar. I have not tried these with Windows NT, so if you are are installing into a WinNT system, you'll probably have to figure out some details by yourself.
The instructions below assume that the target computer does NOT have a full working HP VEE development environment. If the computer DOES have this system, please do the following:
Skip the parts "Downloading and installing the VEE RunTime Environment" and "Downloading and installing the HP I/O Libraries" of the instructions.
Perform the "Configuring the RS-232 interfaces" part. If your system already has COM1 and/or COM2 interface configured, and if you need to change the settings, please write down the original settings, so that you may restore them later if needed.
Perform the "Downloading and unpacking the Prototype programs" and " Installing the serial communications settings" parts. If the system has been, and will be used for other measurements than for using the Prototype, be extremely careful that you do not overwrite or mess your original vee.io file.
Perform the " Installing the Visual Basic 4.0 Run-time library" part.
Please note that you follow the instructions below, install the software, and run it at your own risk. I take no responsibility of anything that may, or may not happen.
Get the VEE Runtime from http://home.vr-web.de/diplingweber/download/runtime.zip (ca. 6.3 MB)
Unpack the zip archive. It will create folders runtime/disk1, runtime/disk2 .. runtime/disk5 .
Run runtime/disk1/setup. It will install the VEE Run-time environment.
Write down the installation folder of the VEE RunTime. You will need this information soon. The default folder is C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\VEE 5.0 RunTime .
according to the OS you use, load a proper (H to L) InstallShield archive of the IO Libraries. I have tested the version H.01.02 for Windows 95/98/NT .
run the downloaded file wnh0102.exe. It will install the HP I/O Libraries.
NOTE: if you have WinNT or Win2000, you must install and configure the I/O Libraries as System Administrator.
The Prototype does not need IEEE 1394 or VXI support, so in the
dialog asking to "Install the HP E8491 VXI Components", you
may leave the box unchecked.
You must let the installation program to install the other libraries it suggests.
You may configure the interfaces at this point, or return to configuration later. In the following it is assumed that you finished the HP I/O Libraries installation without configuring the interfaces.
Let the installation program to reboot your computer, if it wants to do so.
Before proceeding, please check which serial (COM) ports are free in your computer. You should have either COM1, or COM2, or both free.
From the Windows Start menu, go to Programs > HP I_O Libraries > I_O Config, and start this program. Then, according to your COM port configuration, perform one or both of the following procedures.
IF YOU HAVE COM1 FREE:
The RS-232/Serial Conficuration appers. The SICL Interface Name box should read COM1.
The COM1 should now appear in the Configured Interfaces.
IF YOU HAVE COM2 FREE:
The RS-232/Serial Conficuration appers. The SICL Interface Name box should read COM2.
The COM2 should now appear in the Configured Interfaces.
Click OK to close the I/O configuration program.
go to http://www.helsinki.fi/~aohamala/thesis/download.htm . (You should be there already!)
download the file protot101.exe (1064 kB). It is a self-extracting archive.
move the file protot101.exe into the folder where you want the prototype program folder to be created. For example, if you want the prototype programs to appear in C:\PROTOTYPE, move the protot101.exe into the root folder of drive C: .
run protot101.exe. It will create folder PROTOTYPE, and some subfolders, and extract the program files into them.
go to the folder PROTOTYPE\DRAWER.
Select one of the following files:
* vee_c1.io, if your computer has only COM1 free
* vee_c2.io, if your computer has only COM2 free
* vee_c12.io, if your computer has both COM1 and COM2 free
and copy it into the VEE RunTime installation folder, whose path you should have written down (the default is C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\VEE 5.0 RunTime).
In the VEE RunTime installation folder there is file vee.io. Rename it as e.g. _vee.io, so that you will not accidentally overwrite it.
Rename the file you copied into the VEE RunTime installation folder (vee_c1.io, vee_c2.io or vee_c12.io) as vee.io.
The vee.io file now contains the proper serial communication settings for the ULI, the Hitachi VC-6045A oscilloscope, and the TES multimeter. vee.io is an ASCII file that can be examined and edited with e.g. the Notepad .
Go to folder PROTOTYPE\DRAWER.
Copy the file VB40032.DLL into the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. There may be a copy of the file already.
Now you should be able to run the following programs in the PROTOTYPE folder by double-clicking the the file names:
PROTOULI (requires the ULI interface and sensors for measurements)
PROTOMETER (requires the TES multimeter for measurements)
PROTOSCOPE (requires the Hitachi VC-6045A or compatible oscilloscope for measurements)
The instructions to install the support for the PCM-DAS16 multifunction card, which is needed for running the PROTOCARD program. I am working on it.
User manual. This will take some time to complete. In the meantime, please refer to chapters #10 and #11 of the thesis.