Starting a New Project
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To start a new project, select File > New Project. You will be presented with the following dialog:
Platform: Select DS1101
Project name: Type tcp_echo (or whatever you prefer).
Target Address: Click Select. You will be presented with the following dialog:
Did you get a Windows firewall message at this point? Were you asked to allow TIDE to communicate over the network? Make sure you said YES.
The Device Explorer is a standalone application. It installs along with and can be called from within TIDE. The Explorer discovers and displays available "targets", i.e. programmable Tibbo devices connected to your LAN. The screenshot above shows a single device -- your DS1101. So, why are there two entries?
As an added service, Device Explorer shows you not just programmable devices, but also serial-over-IP (SoI) devices (a.k.a. "device servers"). When you receive your DS1101 from Tibbo, it comes preloaded with the Serial-over-IP application written in Tibbo BASIC. Hence, Device Explorer sees the DS1101 both as a programmable device, and as a SoI device. Once you overwrite the SoI application with your own "TCP echo" program the device server entry will disappear, but the line pertaining to the programmable device will remain.
Double click on this line, and your target is selected.
And what if nothing is shown by the Device Explorer window? What if no devices are discovered? Check the following:
•Make sure your DS1101 is powered and connected to the same LAN as your PC. Remember, there may be no routers in between, only switches (hubs) are permitted.
•Make sure your firewall software is not blocking Device Explorer communications. TIDE should be allowed to communicate over the network.
•Make sure correct network interface is selected:
oClick on the Device Explorer icon (top left window corner). Select Advanced Settings.
oIn the Advanced Settings dialog, select the network interface that corresponds to the Ethernet port you are using to connect to the LAN. It may surprise you, but your PC may have several interfaces, and some of them won't even be "physical". Just take a look at what our PC shows:
In any case, do not proceed to the next step until you find your DS1101 in the Device Explorer.