ProbitBench

The ProbitBench is where all information comes together. It is the common base for all Probit products and is free for download.

Data can be exchanged, like reading a real installation and transferring the data into the simulator or compare test procedure protocols with in field recordings from a sniffer.

Separate windows do enable a parallel view on multiple aspects.

Also for offline work the free ProbitBench with all its analysis tools, enables everybody everywhere to work with the data.

▸ Details

Key facts

·     Navigator
Browse through result files and have the outcomes at a glance
·     Sequences
Choose and run normative tests (only available to DIIA members) and stay informed live about test steps and results
·     Sniffer
View IEC62386 frames with interframe timings at 1µs resolution
·     Bitscope
Dive into the bus signal stream and check for any timings
·     Mediator
For easy transmitting of IEC62386 commands and display the corresponding answers

System requirements

·     2.0GHz processor (min.), Intel Core i5/i7 4th gen or above (recommended)
·     2048MB (min.), 4096MB or above (recommended)
·     1280 x 960 (min.), 1920 x 1080 or above (recommended)
·     Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
(limited support for East Asian OS Version only)
·     For automated light measurement:
·     Extech SDL400 (lux meter)
·     Extech 407001-USB (USB interface cable)

▸ Downloads


 ProbitBench V4.3.3.0.zip


2022-10-20

Description

·     This version does not include any test sequences of the DIIA.
·     This version includes the developer test sequences from Lichtvision.
·     This version includes an example project for Mediator Toolbox from Lichtvision.


New changes / features

·     Requires ProbitLab V4.12 or ProbitLab2 V4.13 or ProbitGears V4.5 firmware
·     Fixing sporadic reboots of ProbitLab2 devices when Gigahertz Optik DLL is used
·     MacroInterface extended for ProbitGears usage
·     GUI optimizations
·     Internal optimizations
·     Mediator: 105 and 332 commands added
·     Navigator: Fixing storing last selected folder
·     Navigator: Sort elements in view by clicking on columns header
·     Sequences: Revised bus communication handling for multi master testing
·     Sequences: Time column shows clock time instead of timestamp
·     Sequences: Fixing line double click handling
·     Sequences: Improving options dialog
·     Sniffer: Toggle format for time and idle time by clicking on columns header
·     Sniffer: Recording as text file removed
·     Sniffer: Record pause removed
·     Sniffer/Sequences: Multiline select and copy function added (with standard shortcuts), e.g. which can be pasted in Excel


Changes related to LVE Developer V0.6.1.0 test sequences:

·     Adaptions to revised interface


››   Previous changes



 Release notes for ProbitBench V4.3.2.0 DiiA.zip


2021-12-17

Description

·     The download is provided by the DIIA.
·     This version includes the test sequences for Edition 1 and Edition 2 of the DIIA.
·     This version includes the developer test sequences for Edition 2 from Lichtvision.
·     This version includes an example project for Mediator Toolbox from Lichtvision.
·     IMPORTANT: If you are currently running a full test for certification, please conduct and complete this test run with the current used ProbitBench version before updating to the latest version. Mixing test protocol files from different ProbitBench versions will prevent you from creating a registration file.


ProbitBench changes

·     see above


Changes related to DiiA Ed2 V2.3.2.0 test sequences:

·     Fixing answer evaluation issue affecting 202, 209 and 301
·     Fixing transmitter clamping issue affecting 101-4.2, 4.8, 4.9
·     102 adapted to document version 049cg
·     103 adapted to document version 041bp
·     202 adapted to 211203a PT202TestMacro
·     207 adapted to document version 166f
·     209 adapted to 211014a PT209TestMacro
·     303 adapted to 211203a Pt303TestMacro
·     304 adapted to 211203a Pt304TestMacro
·     250 adapted to V1.0.0.52 Pt25xTestMacro
·     251 adapted to V1.0.0.52 Pt25xTestMacro
·     252 adapted to V1.0.0.52 Pt25xTestMacro
·     253 adapted to V1.0.0.52 Pt25xTestMacro
·     351 adapted to V1.0.0.52 Pt25xTestMacro


Changes related to AG DALI Ed1 V1.3.0.0 test sequences:

·     205-7.1.1, 7.1.4 fixing SELECT DIMMING CURVE send twice issue


››   Previous changes


▸ FAQ



Why ProbitBench does not start?

·     Answer: ProbitBench might not run on East Asian version of Windows operating systems. Please use an English or European version.
·     Answer: Please make sure you have installed the .NET2.0 framework with SP2 when using ProbitBench version V2.0.6.0 and lower. Higher versions of ProbitBench will need .NET4 framework.






Why ProbitBench V2.0.6.0 cannot find any Probit device?

·     Answer: For ProbitBench version V2.0.6.0 and lower please run the program with administrator previleges.






Why I cannot download ProbitBench with test sequences?

·     Answer: The ProbitBench (with test sequences included) is for members of the DIIA only. It has to be downloaded from a restricted download location from the organization website.

For login details please contact the DIIA directly.






Why ProbitBench cannot find any test sequences?

·     Answer: If you downloaded the free version of the ProbitBench then the test sequences are not part of this software.
·     Answer: If you downloaded the ProbitBench including the test sequences then this can happen on Windows 7 operating systems or above. Windows marks all downloads from the internet as unsafe. Even the content inside of a downloaded zip file inherits this mark when uncompressing.

Solution: If you right click on the zip file and check the file properties you will see a message like this:

This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer

An unblock button should be available to remove this security issue. If not it might be that you have not sufficient user privileges. After unblocking you should be able to decompress the zip file and run the application.
·     Answer: If you downloaded the ProbitBench including the test sequences and merged the new test sequences DLL files with previous ones then it might be that the older test sequences does not appear because they become incompatible with the new ProbitBench version.






What is the meaning of the timing quality level (color and text marking of frames) shown in Sniffer and Bitscope?

·     Answer: When in Ed2 mode the Sniffer and Bitscope highlights problematic frames according the Ed2 interfame and bit timings.

Frames will be marked as yellow when violating Ed2 transmitter timings. Such frames are non-conformant from transmitter perspective but they have to be accepted by the most restrictive Ed2 receiver.
Additionally there will be a "*" mark at the time and/or the frame information indicating an interframe and/or bit timing violation.

Frames will be marked as red when violating Ed2 receiver timings. Such frames are non-conformant and will be rejected by the most restrictive Ed2 receiver. A successful receiving depends on specific receiver thresholds but is not guaranteed.
Additionally there will be a "**" mark at the time and/or the frame information indicating an interframe timing and/or bit timing violation.
·     Answer: When in Ed1 mode the Sniffer and Bitscope highlights problematic frames according the Ed1 interfame and bit timings.

Due to the lack of differences between Ed1 transmitter and Ed1 receiver timings any violation will be marked as red. Such frames are non-conformant and will be rejected by the most restrictive Ed1 receiver. A successful receiving depends on specific receiver thresholds but is not guaranteed.
Additionally there will be a "**" mark at the time and/or the frame information indicating an interframe and/or bit timing violation.