Parallel Port Driver Discontinuation Automated Reference

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Dec 2, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Parallel Port Driver D
iscontinuation


Automated Reference

1.
Parallel Port Programming Sites

-

Automated Programming Systems will need site upgrades to use
BPWin

versions after v5.33.0. Other hardware upgrades may be required depending on your specific
configuration.


http://www3.bpmmicro.com/web/helpandsup
port.nsf/WebKeys/BPM
-
8NTSKL?openDocument&Cat=Issue

Serial Peripheral Communication


Automated Programming Systems that are communicating to serial
peripheral cards via a parallel port (including SIIG card) will need a USB to EPP adapter upgrade to use
BPW
in versions after v5.33.0. Serial peripheral communication will no longer be supported via a parallel
port after v5.33.0.

Automated Programming System users can determine if the handler is configured with the USB to EPP
adapter through the PC Device Man
ager. If “BP Microsystems SPC Interface” is present as shown in the
object below, then the USB to EPP adapter is already installed. If not, please contact

BPM Microsystems
Sales

to order an upgrade kit par
t number:

WHARUSBSPCKIT.

Double
-
click on BP Microsystems SPC Interface.png to view the object.

BP Microsystems SPC
Interface.png

2.
Galil DMC
-
1040 utilizing BPM Driver


Automated Programming Systems that are configured with the
Galil DMC
-
1040 Controller (BPM part number:
WMOTCONT01)
AND

are utilizing the
BPM driver

will
need to upgrade to the
Galil API driver

to use BPWin versions after v5.33.0. The BPM driver is a parallel
port driver, which will no longer be supported after v5.33.0.

Automated Programming System users can determine the driver configuration of their system by
searching the blackbox.html file (located at C:
\
BP
\
Datalog) for the following terms
after handler has
been initialized
:

Term A.)

Pick
-
and
-
Place controller commun
ication via Bpm driver.

If the user finds “Bpm driver” in the log file, then the driver will need to be updated.

Perform the Galil
API driver upgrade as listed
in the link below:

http://www3.b
pmmicro.com/Manuals/D05462DC.pdf


Note: Upgrading to the API driver may require a new Galil DMC
-
1040 board due to potential
incompatibilities with some older revisions. Please contact
BPM Microsystems Technical Sup
port

if
you require further assistance.


Term B.)

Pick
-
and
-
Place controller communication via Api(DMC).

If the user finds Api(DMC) in the log file then the driver will NOT need to be updated as the system is
already configured with the updated Galil drive
r for the DMC
-
1040.

Term C.)

Pick
-
and
-
Place controller communication via Api(GalilTools).

If the user finds Api(GalilTools) in the log file then the system has a Galil DMC
-
4040 controller. Galil
DMC
-
4040
will not

be impacted by this change as the DMC
-
4040

only utilizes API
(Galil Tools) driver.