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comment field (stored in ecu)

Post by Eric » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:03 pm

Hi Matt, would it be possible to add some sort of small comment or identification field ? can be small, something like 32 characters or so.

Eg. for the Z32 8-bit ECU's I sometimes use ROM area 0x6B00 to 0x6C00 to store some information about that particular tune (eg. date/ version/revision/name/registration/VIN).

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Re: comment field (stored in ecu)

Post by Matt » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:33 pm

Good idea. Might be difficult for some ECUs (thinking CA18DET here) which don't even have 32 characters free. Will put it on the list

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Re: comment field (stored in ecu)

Post by Eric » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:40 am

In worst case scenarios for ECU's that don't have much free space left, even with only a couple of bytes available, it should already be enough to choose from over 65000 different revision/id numbers (maybe like an addition to the 5 bytes/characters of the partnumber stored in the ROM.)

If you then use this same id-number in the filename, it would already make it a lot easier to find or identify the matching/correct file if you have a large database of tunes.

Additionally, the Nistune software could then store/link comments to these id-numbers in a separate file.
That way you would be a bit more flexible in the amount of text or data that can be entered in the comment field.

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Re: comment field (stored in ecu)

Post by Matt » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:39 pm

http://www.nistune.com/mantis/view.php?id=192

As usual, this was a bit more work than expected. Added for next debug release. Only added param to Z32 address file for now

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Re: comment field (stored in ecu)

Post by Eric » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Great ! Thanks !

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