Status LEDs (LED Control Lines)
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BASIC/C-programmable devices supplied by Tibbo have several LEDs (or lines to control externally attached LEDs).
Red and Green status LEDs
Every Tibbo device has two status LEDs — red and green — that are used to indicate various device modes and states. We refer to these LEDs as "Status green" (SG) and "Status Red" (SR) LEDs. These LEDs are used:
•By the Monitor/Loader (M/L):
oDuring the device boot, after the M/L verifies the integrity of TiOS, these LEDs may show the "TiOS is not loaded or corrupted" error;
oWhen the M/L is in one of the update modes, these LEDs indicate the update progress and various update errors.
oWhen a Tibbo BASIC/C app is not running, these LEDs show the current state of the Tibbo BASIC/C app;
oWhen a Tibbo BASIC/C app is running, the status LEDs are under the control of the app (thought the pat. object).
The following table summarizes important LED patterns that you will need to recognize:
•During the device boot, after the Monitor/Loader (M/L) verifies the integrity of TiOS:
•When the M/L is in one of the update modes:
* X = XModem serial updates, E = Ethernet updates, B = Bluetooth Low-Energy updates.
** Pertains only to hardware and the M/L versions supporting BLE updates. The error will be shown when the WA2000 is malfunctioning, not present, or when the Wi-Fi add-on installed is not the WA2000.
*** Instead of indicating these states using LEDs, the M/L reports them to the Device Exlorer utility (that is used to send the file to Tibbo devices via the Ethernet network.
**** Legacy error. We are removing it from our M/L code.
•When TiOS is running AND a Tibbo BASIC app is not executing:
Ethernet status LEDs
Many devices also have one or two LEDs that indicate the status of the Ethernet link. See the Programmable Hardware Manual for details.
Status LEDs of the EM500, EM510, and DS1100
On the EM500, EM510, and DS1100 SR and SG LEDs function just as described above, but with one caveat: the brightness of these LEDs is indicative of the current Ethernet link state. When live Ethernet cable is not plugged into the device, these LEDs "play" patterns at a reduced brightness. When a live Ethernet cable is plugged in, these LEDs "play" patterns at full brightness. This is a patented feature that we refer to as "dual-function LEDs."