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Release Note
MPI Library Version 04.04.00

Release Type
MPI Version
Release Date
Production Release
04.04.00
15Apr2016

 

  Table of Contents
    Notes
      System Requirements
Software Installation Instructions
Important Things to Know - This section highlights the most important changes in this release.
     
    New Features
     

Version 04.04.00
    64-bit applications are now supported

    General Changes
      Version 04.04.00
     Firmware Pointer Changed to uint32_t
     MPI Function Changes
     Dual Compare
    Fixed Bugs
     

Version 04.04.00
    <none>


    Open Issues
     

Existing Bugs
    <none>

Limitations
    Motion Console and Motion Scope Require Administer User Permissions
    Simserver
    MechaWare

         

New Features

Version 04.04.00

64-bit applications are now supported

General Changes

Version 04.04.00

  Firmware Pointer Changed to uint32_t
    Reference Number:
    Type: Change Feature
    MPI Version: 04.04.00
   

Description:

The new firmware pointer ‘_MFWPTR_ (type)’ clearly distinguishes between 32-bit firmware pointer and 32-bit or 64-bit host pointer.

It is defined in MFPTR.H. MFWPTR.H is an additional header file to access 32-bit firmware from a 64-bit host. And the 64-bit host handles the 32-bit firmware pointer as 'uint32_t'. No changes have been made to the 32-bit host.

Related definitions:

MPI64: Identifies whether running a 64-bit OS or 32-bit OS. If it has been defined, it handles pointer of the firmware as ‘uint32_t’.

MPI_PLATFORM_WIN64: The identifier for Microsoft Windows7 64 bit.

 

   

 

 

  MPI Function Changes
    Reference Number:
    Type: Change Feature
    MPI Version: 04.04.00
   

Description:

A new argument '_MFWPTR_(type)' was added to support 32-bit firmware pointers on a 64-bit host. It is found in the following functions:

For more information see the Important Things to Know section.

 

   

 

 

  Dual Compare
    Reference Number:
    Type: Change Feature
    MPI Version: 04.04.00
   

Description:

The MPICompareConfig structure now includes an additional member ‘engineNumber’ to support multiple compare engines for a given motor. The default value should be set to ‘0’.

At this time, the AKD drive supports engineNumber 0 and 1 (aka dual compare).

 

   

 

 

Fixed Bugs

Version 04.04.00

<none>

Open Issues

Existing Bugs

<none>

Limitations

  Motion Console and Motion Scope Require Administer User Permissions
    Reference Number: N/A
    Type: Limitation
    MPI Version: 04.04.xx
   

Description:

If installed in the default installation directory (C:\Program files), Motion Console and Motion Scope require administrator privileges to run. This is due to increased security measures by Microsoft in Windows 7 and above. Installing to an alternate directory will circumvent this requirement.

 

 

  SimServer Still Under Development
    Reference Number: N/A
    Type: Limitation
    MPI Version: 04.04.xx
   

Description:

At the time of the release, the development of SimServer had not been completed. This feature is available as a standalone package and is not included in the MPI distributables.

 

  MechaWare Still Under Development for 64-bit Applications
    Reference Number: N/A
    Type: Limitation
    MPI Version: 04.04.xx
   

Description:

At the time of the release, the development of MechaWare for 64-bit applications had not been completed. This feature is released as a standalone package and is not included in the MPI distributables. MechaWare is planned to be completed and supported in future releases.

Mechaware is available for 32-bit applications in the 04.03 release.

 

 

 

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