The following commands are available on the RS-485 communications link to the PICHRH front end. REMEMBER! This is a 1200 baud link.

Note: commands sent are indicated in BOLD, responses in normal text. <crlf> represents ASCII carriage return and line feed. The space after the BOLD command in each example is for clarity - it is NOT actually transmitted.

Command Description

        A       Address acknowledge
                - returns address of module, terminated by <crlf>
                - e.g. #H1A H1<crlf>
                - NOTE: H1 is the default address of the PICHRH; the digit may be 
                changed by using the 'W0' command but any failure of serial EEPROM 
                will result in the use of the default address.  
                NOTE: Currently, the address MUST remain H1 for operation
                in ASIMET RH modules.
        H       Help
                - a single line response indicating the available commands.
                - e.g. #H1H CMD: A,H,K,R,V,Wn,0,1<crlf>

        K       Kill analog power
                - this command turns off analog power to the Rotronics MP101 probe 
                and puts the A/D converter into low-power standby mode, then 
                responds <crlf>.
                - e.g. #H1K <crlf>

        R       Read 32 bytes of EEPROM
                - this command reads the 32 bytes of EEPROM and sends them literally,
                i.e. as binary - no HEX-ASCII conversion is performed. Except for the 
                first 2 bytes of EEPROM, which are interpreted as the PICHRH address, 
                the rest of the bytes are free format, to be used by the attached 
                controller at the other end of the RS485 link.  Typical use is for
                cal constants, etc.  The 32 bytes sent are terminated with ASCII <crlf>.
                - e.g. #H1R <32 bytes of binary><crlf>
                - NOTE: if you wrote bytes representing ASCII characters that your
                terminal program can display, you will, of course, see ASCII 

        V       Version of firmware
                - responds with firmware version
                - e.g. #H1V PICHRH v1.0<crlf>
        Wn      Write block n of EEPROM
                - this command writes 15 bytes to the specified block of EEPROM.  
                Blocks are sequential from 0 to 3.  Thus to write 30 bytes to the 
                EEPROM, you would send the first 15 bytes to block 0, the second
                15 bytes to block 1, etc.  The first 2 bytes of block 0 carry 
                special meaning, described below.  Blocks 1, 2, and 3 are free-format.
                - the first 2 bytes of block 0 are interpreted by the PICHRH as
                address bytes.  The first byte MUST be ASCII 'H' (54h) or the PICHRH 
                will use its default address of 'H1'.  The second byte may be any
                value, though to be useful during test and calibration, printable 
                characters, or at least characters easily generated by a terminal, 
                are preferable.
                - upon completion of the write, response is <crlf> .
                - e.g. to write block 0: #H1W0H1<any 13 additional bytes><crlf>

        1       Return A/D channel 0 or 1
                - the 0 and 1 commands cause the PICHRH to power up the analog front 
                end, in firmware version 1.0, wait 100 MS, then get a 12 bit A/D 
                value for the channel and return it, in HEX-ASCII, terminated with 
                - the returned values are left shifted by 4 bits (a function of the 
                A/D converter used).  Divide by 16 to get the actual 12 bit value.
                - the MUX setting remains at the setting of the last A/D request 
                and analog power remains ON, so if additional settling time is 
                required, wait externally, then request the same channel again.
                This also implies that the first reading after analog power up may 
                be bad, so just request the same channel again (the Rotronics MP101 
                calls for .25 second "warmup" time).
                - upon completion of a series of A/D conversions, use the 'K' command 
                to kill analog power to the Rotronics probe.  This will save a large 
                amount of current consumption.
                - e.g. to request channel 0: #H10 C3D0<crlf>
                - e.g. to request channel 1: #H11 8B40<crlf>
                - current channel assignments for Mk1 hardware are:
                        0 : RH%
                        1 : TMP