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Offline IO390

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Flir Boson UART for an idiot
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:40:58 am »
Hi all,

I am trying to send some commands to a Flir Boson sensor via UART. Everything is connected up and I'm sending commands with an Xmega mcu. The port is set up as per the Boson's datasheet - 921.6K baud, 8 bits, no parity and 1 stop bit.

I'm new to digital. I am at the stage of being able to send bytes and the scope decodes them fine.

This is Flir's IDD document for the Boson:

https://www.flir.com/globalassets/imported-assets/document/boson_sdk_documentation_9hz-v11412-and-later.pdf

Can anyone help me make sense of this? What actual data would I send? Can't figure it out. I have also downloaded the SDK which hasn't helped me so far.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Re: Flir Boson UART for an idiot
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 11:04:53 am »
That document appears to be for a library API rather than serial comms.
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Re: Flir Boson UART for an idiot
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 11:31:41 am »
That document appears to be for a library API rather than serial comms.

Thanks. It would appear that I have the wrong end of the stick then, or rather the stick is not even in my hand.

Where should I go from here?
 

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Re: Flir Boson UART for an idiot
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 12:01:11 pm »
https://github.com/benelgiac/PyBoson3/blob/master/bosondocs/102-9013-00_FLIR_Binary_Protocol.pdf

Someone has uploaded the protocol here. That should get me started.
 

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Re: Flir Boson UART for an idiot
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 12:02:56 pm »
Yep, that's is what you need.
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