- a runtime running on the target (tested on APF27 and APF51) and interpreting your automation process,
- a workbench (only available on Window$) that let you design your process and load it to the target through a network interface.
Straton runtime on the APF/OPOS
To use straton runtime under Armadeus boards, simply select it under Buildroot menuconfig:
$ make menuconfig
Package Selection for the target ---> Armadeus specific tools/utilities ---> ... [*] straton IEC-61131-3 environment ... [*] straton_ios ...
Straton runtime is not an Open Source software, to use it with your APF/OPOS board, 3 options are available in straton IEC-61131-3 environment menu:
- straton_dev: If you have a VMTK license provided by COPALP select this option. You will have to set the code path directory under straton development directory option :
Package Selection for the target ---> Armadeus specific tools/utilities ---> ... [*] straton IEC-61131-3 environment (/home/runtime) straton development directory [*] straton_ios ...
- straton_bin: If you have a runtime license provided by COPALP select this option. You will have to copy the tarball under your downloads/ directory.
- straton_demo: If you don't have any license and you just want to test it, select this option. Demo runtime binary will be automatically installed under rootfs .
Straton Workbench on Window$
- First download the workbench from COPALP website here :
- Then install it under your Window$ as COPALP explains it.
To use Armadeus Inputs/Outputs, you have to use a specific profile named armadeus.XL5 which can be found in target/packages/straton_ios/. Copy this file on your windows system then import it under straton library.
straton library -> tools -> import
A simple program with Workbench
To illustrate Straton usage, we will do a simple program that light the LED when we push the button.
- First launch Straton workbench then create a project :
File -> add new project
- Give a name then give the runtime IP address+port and protocol. For example :
ip: 192.168.0.10:1100 protocole: T5 runtime
- Terminate, then double-click on main program icon, in the tree on the left of Straton workbench.
- Add two globals variables named button and led by right-clicking on global variable on the right of straton workbench.
- Configure these variables to be synchronized with your apf board profile by right clicking on each variables add lauching property menu.
- Under property menu select the right profile. And select the right type (button for button and led for LED).
- Once your variables are correctly configured, simply drag'n'drop it under the main window and connect it with a wire. You must obtain this :
Run the program
- To run our really complex program, the first thing to do is to run Straton on target:
# straton T5 runtime - Linux Multithreaded - Embedded HMI - Jun 23 2011 *** Straton is running in demo mode *** V1.0/8.2.110124 - 2010 - (c) copalp 2010, 2011 - ARMadeus Systems Ready - Press CTRL+C to exit. Initialize ios Profile used : APF27
Then on the workbench click on download then execute. You can push the button and watch the LED blinking.
- Runtime can print network errors sometimes :
Network Error:Broken pipe detected
It's a known error but not fatal for working process.
Modify I/O profiles
On APF27 and APF51 only a LED and a button are presents, it's possible to improve IO using straton_ios library. Ask firstname.lastname@example.org to write this tutorial ! FabienM 13:06, 24 June 2011 (UTC)