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2013/12/20

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se6astian
good morning
06:46
Bertl
morning se6astian!
06:54
se6astian
While I am at the university waiting for students to need me I am starting now to code the c program to display the sensor registers in human readable form, is it possible to read the 128x16bit in one command on the zedboard and pipe it through the tool as well on the ssh commandline?
06:55
Bertl
yes
06:58
se6astian
perfect
06:59
se6astian
then we can use it for images and the current state of the sensor when creating images
06:59
Bertl
yup
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Bertl
vserver.13thfloor.at/Stuff/AXIOM/cmv_snap
07:26
Bertl
minor update, allows to use -r without implicit -e
07:27
Bertl
i.e. will simply dump the registers to stdout
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Bertl
off for a nap ... bbl
07:34
se6astian
thanks, good night!
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Bertl
morning everyone!
14:02
se6astian
hello!
14:23
FergusL
hi here
14:23
FergusL
ha se6astian, good about the sensor register program
14:24
FergusL
thought I could make one too but... like many think it was just an idea that wasn't completed
14:49
se6astian
are you good with c programming?
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FergusL
no se6astian I am not
16:24
FergusL
basic stuff
16:25
FergusL
(^ answer to your question about C programming)
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FergusL
I was planning on doing it in Python
16:27
se6astian
too bad :)
16:31
FergusL
well sorry !
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FergusL
se6astian: but I think I can give a hand
16:39
FergusL
is C your main language ?
16:40
se6astian
do you mean am I good with C? not at all, its like the first time in 10 years I touched it again
16:40
FergusL
hah
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FergusL
how do you plan to store the strings that will describe each memory address ?
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FergusL
directly in the code ?
16:41
se6astian
what do you mean with "store"?
16:41
FergusL
like, a separate text file ? with all the text
16:41
se6astian
no need to store anything
16:42
Bertl
you can do both, by simply putting the strings in a header file
16:42
se6astian
the 128x16 bit register dump is appended to each image the prototype saves
16:42
Bertl
he is referring to information about the registers
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Bertl
like for example, register 127 is the temperature sensor
16:43
se6astian
ah I see, directly in the code yes
16:43
FergusL
I can help with that
16:43
se6astian
great
16:43
FergusL
it's just reading the cmv12000 pdf and copying the text there I guess
16:44
se6astian
we want to make the data "human-readable" not just print text from the datasheet
16:44
Bertl
it requires a little more, but just a little :)
16:44
se6astian
if you want to help right now please create a function that converts a char to its binary representation
16:44
Bertl
first, information is often spread over several registers, and some registers contain several values
16:45
Bertl
so it isn't a 1:1 match between registers and values
16:45
Bertl
secondly, as sebastian points out, we do not just want to dump a value with a name, we want to make it comprehensible
16:46
FergusL
okay
16:46
Bertl
e.g. single bits -> Enabled, Disabled, On, Off, etc
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Bertl
values -> ms, factors, etc
16:47
FergusL
it is some kind of metadata display ? much like an EXIF tags reader ? Foo : Enabled | Value of Bar : 123K
16:47
FergusL
yes
16:47
Bertl
yeah, something like that
16:49
Bertl
but what you can do is work through the latest datasheet and make a list
16:49
Bertl
something like What, Where and How to interpret
16:51
FergusL
yes, that was the idea
16:51
FergusL
lots of bitshifting ahead ! prepare for war
17:01
FergusL
I'm not sure I understand the char to bin need se6astian, is it because you need to display a binary value like "0b01001011" ? or simply to make the program interpret a char as binary/integer ?
17:09
se6astian
I draw a table that displays each 16 bit register as binary, hex, decimal and then the interpretation
17:10
Bertl
not sure that makes much sense though
17:11
se6astian
its a great way to verify the program is working ;)
17:11
se6astian
properly
17:12
Bertl
let's take two examples: reg68, and reg72
17:14
Bertl
if you want to generalize the program, I'd suggest a structure like this:
17:15
Bertl
'Name', 'Comments', 'Format', {(reg, bitrange), (reg, bitrange) ...}
17:17
Bertl
where 'Name' is for example "Exp_time", "Color_exp", 'Format' might be a function to interpret and output the value, and the reg, bitrange specify which bits are stored where
17:17
Bertl
but personally I think that is overkill for now, I'd go with a printf for each 'Value' not per register
17:18
Bertl
e.g. Exp_time, Exp_time2 in ms (or us), Exp_kp1, Exp_kp2 in V, etc
17:19
Bertl
still makes sense to have binary output, for example for the enable registers
17:19
Bertl
e.g. Channel_en_bot/top
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se6astian
FergusL, look at lines 49+ https://github.com/apertus-open-source-cinema/alpha-software/blob/master/misc_scripts_and_utilities/metadata-reader/metadatareader.c
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se6astian
can you add more here?
17:25
FergusL
yes
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se6astian
good night!
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