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Re: [tracker2] Re: Firmware update

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  • Scott Miller
    No, FMI shouldn t have broken anything - worst case, it might confuse some non-FMI Garmin receivers, but not if they behave like they re supposed to. I didn t
    Message 1 of 27 , Mar 18, 2008
      No, FMI shouldn't have broken anything - worst case, it might confuse
      some non-FMI Garmin receivers, but not if they behave like they're
      supposed to. I didn't take out any other functions, either. Proto C
      should work fine.

      Maybe next time I'll go to a switching regulator - they've got some out
      now that'll switch to LDO mode under low loads, so I guess it's the best
      of both worlds. (Switching noise AND sensitivity to capacitor ESR! =])


      dondorgram wrote:
      > Scott:
      > I'm not sure whether you stated previously if adding the FMI code
      > affected any other OT2 functions. I loaded the beta version in OT2s
      > inluding the ProtoC and used them with the GPSMAP60 as well as the
      > Nuvi and did not notice any effects. Was anything dropped when the
      > FMI code was added? Are there any issues we need to be aware of
      > when we use it with a ProtoC or earlier?
      > As a quick warning, I might mention I made up a cable similar to the
      > one described by Joe,W0PWJ, and reaffirm his disclaimer. Using one
      > might be detrimental to the health of an OT2m using the 78M05.
      > Charging currents for the Nuvi with a low battery can exceed 300mA.
      > I used a ProtoC with the bigger 78T05 and it got fairly warm. Will
      > do a post when I get some more results.
      > Graham VE6GW
      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I promised a firmware update yesterday, but I got into the FMI
      > code and
      > > started running into problems. I'm still working on tracking it
      > all
      > > down, and I'm giving up for the night.
      > >
      > > I've fixed a baud rate setting bug that's apparently been there
      > since
      > > the beginning, but would only show up in certain specific
      > configurations.
      > >
      > > I also got it to ignore duplicate incoming messages that have
      > already
      > > been received and ACK'd. This generally happens when the sending
      > side
      > > didn't get the ACK. This applies to all incoming messages, and
      > not just
      > > FMI mode.
      > >
      > > I've changed the command prefix for FMI messages from '!' to '--
      > '. It's
      > > a lot quicker to type on the Nuvi's on-screen keyboard.
      > >
      > > I'll post the new firmware as soon as I get the Garmin comm bug
      > sorted
      > > out. It's hard to tell if this was something that was there
      > before and
      > > it just wasn't obvious that it was missing some position packets,
      > or if
      > > I caused the bug with either the FMI code or the serial handler
      > changes.
      > >
      > > Scott
      > >
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