Configuring a Data Logger to work with the Interface
To enable a DL1 or DL2 data logger to decode the information from interface, the data logger must be using Version 9 firmware or later. To find the firmware version, load a run file from your data logger into the Analysis software and use the Data / Run Manager menu to read information from the run data. In the information section the firmware version should be given as 9-4 or similar. The first number is the firmware revision number. If the firmware is earlier than this please contact Race Technology to obtain the latest firmware upgrade. This is available free of charge and can be reflashed onto your data logger from your PC
Under normal circumstances the DL1 or DL2 does not try to decode the data it receives over the serial port, it simply stores the data onto the memory card. To enable the decoding of the data when using the CAN/ECU serial interface, start the data logger configuration program and make sure that the “Decode Serial Data” box is ticked and set the serial port speed to 115200 baud, then upload these new configuration settings to the data logger. The data will now be decoded at the correct speed, as it is being received from the ECU.
This data can either be saved to the memory card or sent out again over the serial port. If the data logger is used with a dashboard and you wish to view the ECU variables on the dashboard, ensure that “Incoming serial data” is enabled in the “Update Rates” section for the serial port, using the data logger configuration software. For storage to the CF card ensure that the “Incoming serial data / memory card” option is also enabled. These settings can all be accessed via the data logger configuration software.
Save the SETUP.BIN file on to the CF card and put it in to the data logger. From now on, the data logger will decode the incoming data and store it in the normal data stream.