Video Tutorial Part 3 of 6
In this section we'll walk through some basic steps for preparing OptoLyzer Suite.
- MediaLB® Workspace
- MediaLB® Monitor Basic Configuration
- High Level Protocols
- Tool Settings
Getting Started - Load MediaLB® Workspace
After the installation you will find two new icons on your desktop:
'OptoLyzer Suite Viewer' is useful only for offline analysis of prerecorded traces, whereas 'OptoLyzer Suite' is the full product. Start the software and make sure that the MediaLB® Monitor is powered and connected to your PC.
The 'Ready LED' on the front panel of the MediaLB Monitor should be red, maybe blinking red.
In the lower right area of the main window of OptoLyzer Suite, we can 'Load another Workspace'. Choose the 'MediaLB® Workspace'. Now the MediaLB Monitor should be detected automatically by the software which is indicated by the appearance of a new icon in the main window.
At the same time you can see the LEDs on the MediaLB® Monitor changing from red to green, and the 3 yellow ones indicate the speed grade of your MediaLB bus.
In case that the MediaLB® Workspace looks like on my screen (see video), it means that the tool has not detected any MediaLB Monitor, but you can simply add this interface manually by clicking on the button 'Add MediaLB USB Device' in the main window. Confirm all the default settings in the configuration window that pops up.
Lets go on with some basic configurations of OptoLyzer Suite:
Right click on the interface icon, go to 'select Filter', and use the 'Unfiltered' option.
Make sure that the trigger is set to 'No Trigger'.
These two settings will ensure that all MediaLB® traffic is captured.
High Level Protocols & Disassembly
To configure advanced settings, click on the 'toolbox' in the main window, select 'Workspace settings' and go to the 'Protocols' tab. Make sure that 'MediaLB® Transmission' is checked. This setting enables the OptoLyzer Suite to combine several 'low-level' data chunks to generate a 'logical' message in human readable form according to the selected syntax tree.
To configure the disassembly, move to the 'Syntax' tab, select the option 'XML' and choose your syntax tree for disassembly, which might be just an INIC FunctionBlock or a syntax tree for the entire car system.
Do the same steps for the secondary syntax tree.
Some general settings can be found in the main window of OptoLyzer Suite under Toolbox / Tool settings / Folders. Here you can specify where the recorded MediaLB® traces are stored on your PC's hard drive. Click on the lower navigation button, and choose a folder.
All the settings we've done are stored in the 'MediaLB® Workspace' when you close the OptoLyzer Suite software,
and are being reloaded when you use the software for the next time.