Part III : Software


 

3.1 Mainframe of the Program LIAN 98

When starting LIAN 98, the main window opens. It represents the headquarters of the whole program. From here all settings and functions can be called up and executed which are necessary for a trouble free program running.

The size of the windows and the position on screen for the main frame and the sub-windows the are saved when closing the windows. Therefore the windows are displayed in the same size and at the same position on screen in the next session.

 


Toolbar Mainframe

 

 

New document

Creates a new, empty document.

This function is not needed by the user. It is available only for special cases !

Open document

Opens an existing document.

This function is not needed by the user. It is available only for special cases !

Save document

Saves the file just opened and handled. Not saved changes are displayed with an * in the caption title. The asterisk disappears after saving.

Save document as

Saves the file just opened and handled under a new name. Therefore it is possible to prepare and store e.g. different configurations or simulation lists for different tests.

Save all Saves all files just opened and changed.
     
KNF

Define process configuration
Settings of hard- and software parameters for the operation and parameterization of the individual channels according to protocol type, transmission mode, data format and so on.

The configuration window can also be opened by pressing the keys "ALT + K".

SIM

Simulation list
Channel specific settings of all parameters needed for the protocol simulation.

The SIM list can also be opened by pressing the keys "ALT + S".

TSB

Sequence list
A sequence describes a simple program run and can take up to 200 instructions ( 0 ... 199 ). Several telegrams out of different send buffers can be connected to a send sequence.

VFL

Filter- / trigger for recording ( monitoring filters )
A record of transmission data can be restricted to particular data sets via the help of filters ( receive filters ). During the simulation actions can be caused with the receipt of predefined data sets ( action filters ).

To trigger means that a certain telegram, defined with the help of protocol specific filters, can start ( start trigger ) or stop ( stop filter ) the capture. The user can set the number of subsequent frames after the occurrence of the event. There are start-, stop- and time triggers or trigger on errors.

The VFL file can also be opened by pressing the keys "ALT + V".

NFL

Filter-/ trigger used for analysis of recorded data ( analysis filters )
With the help of protocol-specific filters the recording data can be limited to particular data sets during analysis.

To trigger means that a certain telegram, defined with the help of protocol specific filters, can start ( start trigger ) or stop ( stop filter ) the analysis. The user can set the number of subsequent frames after the occurrence of the event. There are start-, stop- and time triggers or trigger on errors.

FMT

Formats for the message representation
With the setting of the formats the user can define in which format the telegrams should be displayed. The format settings are valid for the capture window and the analysis of the ARC file.

The format file can also be opened by pressing the keys "ALT + F".

PRO

Opens the PRO file - Analysis of transmission errors
Errors during transmission are not only inserted into the archive but also stored in a separate protocol file ( PRO file ).

The PRO file can also be opened by pressing the keys "ALT + P".

ARC

Opens the ARC file - Analysis of recorded data
The transmitted and recorded data stored binary in the ARC file are displayed in plaintext corresponding to the format settings. ( Button FMT ). When the ARC file is opened, additionally a TRP file with the same name will be created.

The ARC file can also be opened by pressing the keys "ALT + A".

TRP

Opens the TRP file
When opening the recorded data ( Button ARC ) a TRP file ( only text or Rich-Text ) is created automatically for further external treatment. A TRP file can also be saved out of the archive under a new name with the button "save as".

The TRP file can also be opened by pressing the keys "ALT + T".

Channel 1 ...12
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Edit, transmit and receive telegrams
. edit and store telegrams in the TDB file
. import telegrams out of the ARC file into TDB buffers
. display TDB buffers corresponding to the format settings
. run send sequences
. transmit, receive or record telegrams

PAR

Opens the PAR file - Parameter list
The parameter list contains protocol- and process specific parameters needed for recording and simulation.

PIN

Notebook
A comfortable little editor, which enables you to make notes of something or write a message that could be sent directly from here via email.

     
Print

Prints the active document with the current settings, performed via the menu item <view - printer fonts> and <file - page setup>.

Windows overlapped

Arranges the opened windows overlapped.

Windows side by side

Arranges the opened windows side by side.

Windows one among the other

Arranges the opened windows one among the other.

Information about LIAN 98

Displays information and functions about LIAN 98.

 


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Manual LIAN 98


LIAN 98 Protocol Router, Simulator and Analyzer
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