AIO Release Notes
- 1 General
- 2 V1.0.60
- 3 V1.0.59
- 4 V1.0.58
- 5 V1.0.57
- 6 V1.0.56
- 7 V1.0.55
- 8 V1.0.54
- 9 V1.0.53
- 10 V1.0.52
- 11 V1.0.51
- 12 V1.0.50
- 13 V1.0.49
- 14 V1.0.48
- 15 V1.0.47
- 16 V1.0.46
- 17 V1.0.45
- 18 V1.0.44
- 19 V1.0.43
- 20 V1.0.42
- 21 V1.0.40
- 22 V1.0.39
- 23 V1.0.38
- 24 V1.0.37
- 25 V1.0.36
- 26 V1.0.35
- 27 V1.0.34
- 28 V1.0.33
The Master firmware for the AIO will be published as Open Source once the module goes on sale.
This firmware is based on the new hardware of the AIO. This Master processor of the AIO is from the Microchip DSPIC33E family and the firmware is written in C
The firmware updates happening in the Openmotics portal (Settings - Update) contain not only the firmware update of the Master, but also the firmware of other modules as well as the updates for the Beagle Bone Black. All these different firmware updates are assembled in a package which get's a general version number. This version number which you see in the portal is not the same as the Firmware Version of the Master. To check which firmware version is installed on the Master, in the Openmotics portal, go to Settings - Maintenance and open maintenance mode by pressing the Connect button. Type the instruction
firmware version to read the Master Firmware version.
- For the Core+, 4 dim control outputs are available. The virtual module consist of 8 virtual outputs however. So in this release, the 4 non used outputs will not switch ON/OFF any leds on the front panel.
- The Front Panel of the Core+ has a built-in Dim Control module with 4 outputs 0-10VDC:
- Added the necessary configuration routines for the DAC5574 AD chip
- Adding virtual module for the internal Dim Control Module
- Linking the virtual Dim Control Module with the DAC5574
- Linking the Front Panel leds with the Virtual Dim Control module
- A configuration without sensor modules generated a lot of errors on the CLI console
- A new type of module has been introduced: "L" and "l"
- "L": Open Collector module
- "l": Virtual or internal (for Core and Core+) Open Collector module
- The Core/Core+ has an additional input (5 instead of 4), this input has been activated in Firmware
- The Front Panel Hardware of the Core+ has been changed. The firmware is adapted to cope with the new hardware
- The Front Panel Hardware of the Core+ has 3 Open Collector outputs that are routed to the Mezzanine connector:
- Those outputs have been brought together on firmware level with the 5 Open Collector outputs already available on the Core+ Hardware.
- When those outputs are switched ON/OFF, the correct leds will indicate the status on the Front Panel.
- Front Panel Health detection added:
- Detection when Front Panel issues are happening
- Resolving the Front Panel issue and putting the Front Panel in normal state again
- I2C Frontpanel scanning methods has been adapted:
- In the past, the front panel buttons were scanned every 100ms
- In the new Hardware revision, the INT pin of both TCA9539's (of the Core+ Front Panel) have been routed to the processor
- The Firmware has been adapted to cope with the new hardware and only read the TCA9539's when a button has been pressed
- Inconsistent behaviour when adding Micro CAN's on the CAN bus of the Core/Core+
- Using CLI instruction "can ping list", not all responding messages via the CAN Control were captured resulting that the Micro CAN module was indicated as "not available"
- BA20 1 have been added
- Switching ON/OFF all leds of all connected Micro CAN's
- Switching ON/OFF all status leds of all connected Micro CAN's
- Adding mode so the Micro CAN can indicate that an input has been added and that the round trip message succeeded
- Front Panel leds
- CAN COM led: When the Core/Core+ is receiving data on his direct CAN bus (not via Can Control), the CAN COM led will be switched ON for 400ms.
- CAN BUS led: When no Micro CAN modules are communicating or connected to the internal CAN bus, the led will red, when normal communication is happening, this led will be green.
- In Automatic Module Discovery, the delay for RS485 output modules between 2 scan's wasn't high enough resulting not all modules being added. This release solves this issue.
- When a power or software reset is done of the Master, a search of new RS485 modules will automatically performed. When no new modules are present on the RS485 Bus, the search takes less then 200ms.
- During Automatic Module Discovery, the status led will blink orange
- When CLI instruction "can ping list" was used, the time indicated (in ms) was the time needed for all packets to be transmitted and received. The time now will indicate the round trip of 1 packet.
- Automatic Module Discovery: The system allows to add RS485 modules automatically without pressing any init button (only available for GEN3 hardware)
- Added CRC16 check for all discovery RS485 communication so communication errors are detected and modules with wrong ID can't be added.
- Memory Model Page0/Byte11 has been added: Enable/Disable Automatic Module Discovery. When Automatic module discovery is enabled, during startup of the Core/Core+, the system will check for new modules on the RS485 Bus. This feature only works for GEN3 hardware. If GEN2 hardware must be added, Automatic Module Discovery must be disabled and a manual add (by using the init button when the module is in discovery mode) must be executed to add such a module. Once that module is added, Automatic Module Discovery can be enabled again.
- RS485 instruction https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/Master_RS485_Cummunication_Protocol#Message_when_pushing_Init_button has been modified and has CRC16 check added
- Broadcast instruction "SU" https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/Master_RS485_Cummunication_Protocol#Sent_Broadcast_Message have been added so the slave modules knows when the Master has performed a reset (slave module can indicate on the status led if successful communication has been established)
- BA 200 0 0 1 have been added (start Automatic Module Discovery)
- CLI instruction "module discover search" have been added (start Automatic Module Discovery)
- The Master will detect bus collisions and knows when multiple clients are responding.
- The above feature only works with Slave modules with firmware F6.x.y
- Startup time (without Automatic Module Discovery) has been reduced from 12 to 6 seconds (the time needed to load all Eeprom parameters in RAM)
- Better performance and stability of the RS485 Bus
- Interrupt priorities have been adapted
- RS485 scan algorithm has been adapted to make sure all modules get's equal air time
- Integration of the new Can Control
- Can Control Modules with Firmware version 6.0.23 or higher can be connected
- Max 6 Can Control modules are allowed, each Can Control will create his own CAN segment (to connect uCAN's)
- Max 128 uCAN's can be connected in total for all segments
- Max 7 CAN segments (Core/Core+:1, Can Control Modules:6)
- The Core/Core+ will convert these different CAN segments into 1 large CAN network
- Memory model "General Configuration" (Page 0) and "CAN Slave configuration" (Page 383 and higher) has been adapted
- CLI, API and BA instruction "error clear" also clears the Can Control errors
- Queue has been added for all incoming CAN messages from the different CAN Control modules
- BA20 20 have been added
- CLI instruction "can ping list" has been modified to also include the Bus (CAN Bus: 0->Can Control 0, 1->Can Control 1, ... , 100->CAN bus of the Core/Core+)
- CLI instruction "Eeprom ping list" has been modified to also include the Bus (CAN Bus: 0->Can Control 0, 1->Can Control 1, ... , 100->CAN bus of the Core/Core+)
- In some circumstances, sensor values from used sensor could be copied at non-used sensors. This version solves this problem.
- An API Event was sent every minute reporting the onboard temperature. In this release, this is changed towards an event only when the onboard temperature is changed.
- An API Event was sent twice for an output change. This is resolved in this version.
- API Instruction "TW" (Time/Date write) was not yet programmed and is now included in this release
- CLI instruction "shutter list" was not indicating the correct shutter direction (YES UP or YES DWN)
- In the shutter configuration, some bit logic was wrong writing resulting in the wrong configuration
- API Instruction "TC" gave some timing issues on the RS485 Bus resulting in bad information coming from the RS485 Bus
- Error 23 has been added in the error list
- Group actions with only 1 BA didn't work
- Front panel Button functionality has been extended
- API Event 250 has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/AIO_API_Event_Codes. This event will be used when Front panel button changes has been detected
- When a button is pressed, an API Event 250 will be send
- When a button is released, an API Event 250 will be send
- When a button is pressed for more than 5 seconds, an API Event 250 will be send
- When a button is pressed for more than 8 seconds, an API Event 250 will be send
- A bug existed in the CLI commands to write a names for example "output name write" which wrote only 1 character
- Group Actions:
- In previous implementations, the end address of a group action was based on the start address of the previous group action. We've removed this and made a dedicated start and end address for each Group action.
- Eeprom pages of the GAT (Group Allocation Table) have been changed, end address of each group has been added
- Eeprom pages of the Group Name have been changed
- Eeprom pages of the Group BA's have been changed
- CLI instruction "group start write" has been changed to "group start end write" where start and end addresses can be written for a group action
- CLI instruction "group ba read" has been added
- BA19 201 has been added (write Group end address)
- Documentation has been changed
- When using a Core or Core+ without a connected front panel, frontpanel button actions could be activated (like "module discover start" for example).
- Integration of the New Can Control module that support direct communication channels between the Master and the CAN/DALI Bus over the CAN Controle Module:
- The RS485 receiving module is able to receive multiple messages from a slave. For example, when a Can Control has multiple message to transport from the Can Control queue, it can flush it immediately.
- The RS485 drivers have been optimised allowing higher speed (less wait time between modules) and less bus errors.
- Basic initialisation of the Can Control module is supported
- Variable RS485 message length is supported with integrated CRC calculation
- Additional CAN messages are introduced, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/Can_Control_RS485_Communication_Protocol#Message_Structure
- API Instruction "ST" has been extended:
- Request of Firmware version has been added
- This firmware adds the functionality to bootload slave modules:
- See AIO Bootloading Slave modules
- API Instruction "ST" has been added (Status RS485 mode)
- API Instruction "SM" has been added (Set RS485 mode)
- API Instruction "TM" has been added (Transparent forwarding of RS485 messages from RS485 slave to BB)
- API Instruction "TC" has been added (Transparent forwarding of RS485 messages from BB to RS485 slave)
- Front Panel leds functionality for the Core+ has been added
- Detection Front Panel between Core and Core+
- Correct Input/Output modules will be configured when, at startup, a Core or a Core+ is detected
- Button functionality of the Core+ has been added
- See AIO led and button functionality
- API Event "EV" message 251 and 252 (Event for changing status leds on the Front Panel) was being sent every second.
- API Instruction "GC" had the incorrect length assigned
- When shutters are moved up/down or stopped, the API instruction "EV" was not sent. This release solves this issue.
- Power switching:
- Added BA253 0 -> Switch ON/OFF power of the RS485 Bus
- Added BA253 1 -> Switch ON/OFF power of the CAN bus
- Firmware will make sure that all communication is stopped before switching OFF one of the busses
- API Instruction "GC" (Info_type=0) has been modified to include the power state of the RS485 and CAN bus
- Event type 253 has been added to indicate a power change status
- I2C has been rewritten to more easily integrate different kind of chips
- Blocking and non-blocking routines work on the same framework now
- Detection of each I2C chip is done at startup
- When a chip is unavailable, the CPU will not try to communicate with it
- Front panel leds and buttons
- ON/OFF/Blinking functionality has been added
- Leds can blink at duty cycle of 25%, 50% or 75%
- Event type 251 and 252 have been added that will be sent with every change of the Front panel leds (ON/OFF)
- BA210 has been added so the Master and BB can control the individual leds
- Front panel functionality has been implemented: Press function, release function, long press 5s, long press 10s
- Leds and buttons of the Core are implemented
- Leds and buttons of the Core+ are not yet implemented
- See AIO led and button functionality
- Detection Core/Core+
- Depending on the Front Panel hardware, detection will be made if it's a Core or Core+ module
- Depending if it's a Core or Core+, the right number of modules will be assigned.
- Eeprom functionality has been modified (Page0/Byte0) so the module type can be forced (disable automatic detection of Core/Core+ which happens through the type of Frontpanel Hardware)
- CLI instruction "error list" has been adapted to indicate which type of module it is
- The necessary modifications are made to support the Can Control module
- "C" module has been added, separate module scanning for the CAN Control has been introduced
- Health status for CAN module
- Adapted CLI instructions like "error list" to display the CAN Control modules
- BA204 has been added
- This release extend the MODBUS support, see MODBUS AIO for configuration example
- API Instruction "CS" has been added
- CLI Instruction "input search can id" has been added
- This release extended the MODBUS support, see MODBUS AIO for configuration example
- Modbus Speed, Type and Model have been added, see Modbus Parameters
- BA20 23 has been added
- BA20 24 has been added
- BA20 25 has been added
- BA20 28 has been added
- BA20 29 has been added
- API Event 20 0 has been added (Event will be sent when mode and/or setpoint has been changed by slave device (=Modbus thermostat))
- API Event 20 1 has been added (Event will be sent when mode and/or setpoint has been changed by master device (=BB or by applying certain BA's))
- API Instruction "mR" has been added: Modbus Read
- API Instruction "CD" has been adapted
- This release supports MODBUS thermostats
- See MODBUS AIO
- Sensor list instruction has been modified to include the thermostat setpoint and the thermostat mode.
- The non-standard sensors (like T67xx (CO2), CCS811 (eCO2, VOC) and LUX sensor) are being automatically requested from the Micro CAN
- BA20 26 has been added
- BA20 27 has been added
- CLI instruction “can ping list” has been modified to display the Modbus information
- CLI instruction “can eeprom list” has been modified to display the Modbus information
- In Memory model: Page 383-386: Modbus bytes have been added
- I2C hw reset code has been improved and made more robust
- Helvar and Lunatone uses a different address scheme in their application. To avoid confusion, the Lunatone Dali addressing is used and the code is adapted accordingly.
- The startup time/date and hours online were not recorded correctly anymore, this bug is resolved
- The necessary code has been added to read the onboard temperature sensor so monitoring of the base PCB can be done.
- Temperature is measured every minute
- API "EV" is sent every minute to update the temperature
- CLI instruction "error list" has been modified so the board temperature is displayed as well
- API or CLI instruction "eeprom activate" will read the onboard temperature immediately.
- When a virtual or normal Output module is added, the output type will be checked and the correct type is automatically linked to all outputs.
- Basic Actions
- BA21 0 has been added: DALI output OFF
- BA21 1 has been added: DALI output ON
- BA21 2 has been added: DALI Group OFF
- BA21 3 has been added: DALI Group ON
- BA21 20 has been added: Output linked with DALI Output or DALI Group
- BA21 21 has been added: Input linked with DALI (Lunatone or Helvar) input.
- BA21 22 has been added: Sensor linked with DALI (Lunatone) sensor.
- Receive protocol has been made robust so even when garbage is received, the correct DALI message are filtered and processed
- Support of DALI motion sensors has been added
- Support of DALI outputs (dimmed and non-dimmed) has been added
- Some Lunatone motion sensors have built-in temperature sensors. The firmware supports polling of these temperature sensors and linking them to a virtual system temperature sensor.
- Some Lunatone motion sensors have built-in LUX sensors. The firmware supports polling of these LUX sensors and linking them to a virtual system brightness sensor.
- The use of DALI is described in following page: Dali AIO
- API instructions
- Instruction "FM" is modified and will now always respond even when no answer is received on the CAN bus
- Instruction "IC" is modified and now also contains the Dali Input Link bytes
- Instruction "OD" is modified and now also contains the Dali Output Link bytes
- Instruction "SI" is modified:
- VOC information can be requested
- CO2 information can be requested
- Extra sensor information can be requested
- Sensor configuration
- Extra Sensor configuration
- API instruction "FS": In the "FS" response, the order in which data0..2 was sent in the wrong order
- Basic Actions
- BA0 13, BA0 14 and BA0 15: These BA's will store their values (timer value and timer type) in the appropriate eeprom locations now.
- BA10 0 has been added: Shutter x stop
- BA10 1 has been added: Shutter x up
- BA10 2 has been added: Shutter x down
- BA10 3 has been added: Shutter x up-stop-up-stop...
- BA10 4 has been added: Shutter x down-stop-down-stop...
- BA10 5 has been added: Shutter x up-stop-down-stop...
- BA10 20 has been added: Shutter x locked
- BA10 21 has been added: Shutter x stopped & locked
- BA10 22 has been added: Shutter x up & locked
- BA10 23 has been added: Shutter x down & locked
- BA10 24 has been added: Shutter x unlocked
- BA10 100 has been added: Shutter x is linked to output duo nr y
- BA10 101 has been added: For shutter x, if y=0 -> first output of duo is UP, second is DOWN, if y=1 -> first output of duo is DOWN, second is UP
- BA10 102 has been added: For shutter x, set timer y (in seconds, max 255) for direction UP (time needed from 100% to 0%)
- BA10 103 has been added: For shutter x, set timer y (in seconds, max 255) for direction DOWN (time needed from 0% to 100%)
- BA10 104 has been added: For output duo x, set duo as OUTPUT when y=1, set duo as SHUTTER when y=0
- BA10 105 has been added: Link shutter x with shutter group y
- BA10 106 has been added: Unlink shutter x with shutter group y
- CLI instructions
- CLI instruction "shutter list" has been added
- CLI instruction "shutter group link list" has been added
- CLI instruction "shutter name read" has been added
- CLI instruction "shutter name write" has been added
- Output module in Roller/shutter mode
- When an output module is added in Roller/Shutter mode, the output status of the 8 output is automatically changed to Shutter mode (BA10 104)
- Shutter groups
- Max 16 shutter groups can exist, every shutter can be part of 1 or more shutter groups (or even can be part of all shutter groups)
- Shutters that are linked to a shutter group can be lock/unlocked together or moved (up/down/stop) together
- When moving a group of shutters, first will be checked if any shutters of this group are already moving, then those shutters will be stopped and a delay of 500ms will be applied before those shutters are activated (up or down) again.
- Shutter can be locked and shutter groups can be locked. When a shutter group is locked, the individual group and the shutters inside that group can't be used anymore until unlocked.
- API instructions
- Instruction response "GC" info_type=1 has 2 extra parameters: Max_shutters and Max_group_shutters
- API instruction "sD" has been added
- API instruction "FS" reported the wrong length
- Roller/Shutter functionality
- A consecutive set of 2 outputs (0&1, 2&3, 4&5, 6&7 etc) can be used as normal outputs or as Roller/shutter outputs (never both can be ON at the same time). When the user tries to switch ON both, those outputs will be switched off.
- Eeprom Page 391 is used to link the Roller shutter Nr with the Output Nr
- When an output duo is configured as roller/shutter and no shutter timer has been set, standard 255 seconds will be applied.
- 32K PSV memory limit
- The PSV memory has a limit of 32k to store all constants. Since this stores the text information of the BA's as well as the CLI instruction, this limit was reached
- In this release, The CLI instructions are stored in ROM in stead of PSV.
- FRAM functionality
- Roller shutter data like lock status, movement direction, position etc is stored in FRAM and retrieved at reset
- The timer values of all outputs are kept in FRAM when a light/output is ON. When a reset occurred, the timer is kept and the count down is continued after startup.
- API instructions
- Instruction "FM" will now always respond with CID=1
- When an "eeprom activate" is successfully executed, an event ("EV") will be sent, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/AIO_API_Event_Codes
- Functions like "output all off" didn't always switch off all outputs on the RS485 modules.
- API commands "DL" and "GC" didn't respond.
- When an input was pressed or released, the same API "EV" was sent.
- API command "EV" did report the wrong timer value when an output was changed.
- API command "MR" was missing 1 byte in the response string
- FRAM support:
- Add queueing for FRAM writes
- Status outputs (status + dimmer value) are stored in FRAM
- At startup, the FRAM Output Status values are retrieved and the outputs are restored in the status (including dimmer value) before the reset or power outage
- At startup, the current Time and Date is written so we know when the last startup or system reset has occurred
- The number of uptime hours are being kept in FRAM. Every hours, this is written in FRAM.
- Uptime, firmware version & startup time/date is displayed in "error list".
- Page 0 is protected now and can't be changed by using CLI/API instructions.
- RS485 bus stability
- The bus was acting too fast and giving the modules not always enough time to answer resulting in some bus errors
- Eeprom value (Page0 Byte8) has been added which gives the number of ms between each scan of a module
- With this value, the Bus speed can be modified and tuned if needed.
- The standard value works for the most common environments
- Module Type
- Module type has been added so the BB knows which kind of module is initialised
- Module type has been added in "error list"
- Module type has been added in API instruction "MC"
- API instruction "OD" (Output Detail) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "IC" (Input Configuration) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "MC" (Module Configuration) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "GC" (General Configuration) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "TW" (Write Time and Date) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "TR" (Read Time and Date) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "DL" (Device List, Output and Input status) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- Error queueing has been improved
- Error list has been extended, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/Error_List_AIO#Error_codes_AIO
- API Events ("EV") have been added for input press and input release, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/AIO_API_Event_Codes
- Removing CAN bus when AIO was in ON state and after 10 minutes, reconnecting didn't bring back the CAN bus. CAN bus now comes back after +/-1 minute.
- When the power was applied and the date was not yet set for the first time, the Clock always started at 00:00:00. This release fixes this issue.
- With the CLI instruction "sensor list", in rare events, ghost values appeared (strange values for non connected sensor). The values remained correct in memory but were wrongly displayed. This release fixes this issue.
- API instruction "EV" (Event) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "ER" (Error) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "SI" (Sensor Information) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "MR" (Memory (Eeprom) Read) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- API instruction "MW" (Memory (Eeprom) Write) has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/API_Reference_Guide_AIO
- New state machine checks sensor health every 2 minutes, if a sensor is not responding, API message ERR will be send
- This has been added for uCAN sensors
- This has been added for sensors connected to the Openmotics Temperature module
- If a sensor is not responding, the sensor value will be put on NA
- CLI instruction "health debug on" and "health debug off" has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/CLI_Reference_Guide_AIO
- When a sensor is not reporting a value, this will be printed on the console when health debug is on
- When a sensor is not reporting a value, an API ER message will always be sent to the BB even when health debug is off
- CLI instruction "change debug on" and "change debug off" has been added, see https://wiki.openmotics.com/index.php/CLI_Reference_Guide_AIO
- When a sensor has received a value that is changed towards the old known value, and change debug is on, a message will be printed on the console
- When a sensor has received a value that is changed towards the old known value, an API EV message will always be sent to the BB even when the debug function is off.
- When an output receives a trigger to update his values (output state, timer, dimmer), and change debug is on, a message will be printed on the console.
- When an output receives a trigger to update his values (output state, timer, dimmer), an API EV message will always be sent to the BB even when the debug function is off.
- Sensor (temperature, humidity, brightness) follow function for non-can sensors has been added including the debug functions.