Updates

Changelog

Notable additions, changes, fixes, improvements and updates in Magna-Power products.

Feb 02, 2024

MagnaCTRL Launch, Communication Updates and Additional Protections

A major release bringing the first release of MagnaCTRL software, Magna-Power's next-generation software platform, as well as many new communication features. In addition, this release lays the groundwork for the upcoming master-slave firmware update, by introducing "System Ratings," which will be used for aggregated ratings across multiple products. More than 400 development tickets closed with this release. 

Communications 0.058

  • Feature:

    Added EtherNet/IP EPS driver, which includes all commands both implicit and explicit, and EtherNet/IP UDT drivers for Input/Output Assemblies.

    GEN2-3476, GEN2-3477
  • Feature:

    Show MAC address on front panel for industrial communication options.

    GEN2-3438, GEN2-3323

Firmware xGen 0.065

  • Feature:

    Monitor temperature on output capacitors, which could be caused by excessive load ripple, protecting them from premature failure.

    GEN2-3141, ENG-4692
  • Feature:

    Added Programming Line Fault detection, which triggers if User I/O signals exceed 110% of maximum allowed value.

    GEN2-3131, GEN2-3332
  • Feature:

    Fan control and monitoring improvements with PWM control, tachometer feedback, and rotor fault

    GEN2-3683, ENG-5051, GEN2-4093
  • Feature:

    Gain scheduling on inner chopper feedback compensator for improved ripple and stability under various loads.

    GEN2-3907, GEN2-3896
  • Feature:

    Maximum slew rate now user/factory programmable in EPROM, laying groundwork for High Slew Rate (+HS) option.

    GEN2-3962
  • Feature:

    Added chopper stage hard and resetting soft trip states (burp mode)

    GEN2-4044
  • Fixed:

    Disable Modbus protocol when other LXI and industrial interfaces are active. Modbus available for standard USB and RS485 interfaces only. 

    GEN2-2974
  • Fixed:

    Master and slave instantaneous current matching.

    GEN2-2786, GEN2-3229, ENG-2086 (23080R42)
  • Fixed:

    Stability improvement for front panel firmware upgrades.

    GEN2-3593, GEN2-3874
  • Fixed:

    Switching to Function Generator now retains set points.

    GEN-3858
  • Fixed:

    Independent fault timers for handling simultaneous faulting.

    GEN2-3916
  • Improved:

    Completed syntax for SCPI query SYSTem:ERRor[:NEXT]?

    GEN2-4176
  • Improved:

    Front panel status messages now vary between MagnaDC and MagnaLOAD products.

    GEN2-3942
  • Improved:

    Expand status register to 64 bits.

    GEN2-2958, GEN2-3777, GEN2-3866
  • Improved:

    Modifications to EEPROM read/write settings and visibility to allow editing EEPROM in MagnaCTRL.

    GEN2-3704
  • Changed:

    Aggregate temperature faults, create soft and hard fault groups in STAT:QUES:COND?

    GEN2-4186

MagnaCTRL 0.001

  • Feature:

    Initial release of MagnaCTRL for SLx Series with core functionality, including: dashboard with multi-product control, EPROM editor, firmware update, and product explorer. 

    GEN2-3579

Documentation 0.002

  • Feature:

    Added out of regulation and below minimum voltage faults.

    GEN2-3441
  • Feature:

    Added EtherNet/IP documentation with full command list for Implicit/Explicit messaging.

    GEN2-3252
  • Fixed:

    Corrected parameter order for SCPI Command SCPI CONF:CONT. 1 (Current) | 2 (Voltage) | 3 (Power) | 4 (Resistance) | 5 (Rheostat) | 6 (Shunt Regulator)

    GEN2-3143
  • Improved:

    Updated Remote Sense documentation for revised functionality.

    GEN2-3439
  • Removed:

    IEEE-488 GPIB now documented only for ALx Series MagnaLOADs and Gen1 products.

    GEN2-4175
MagnaCTRL user-configurable dashboard with multi-product control.
MagnaCTRL user-configurable dashboard with multi-product control.
MagnaCTRL EPROM Editor.
MagnaCTRL EPROM Editor.
Dec 15, 2023

Extended Reporting for Test & Cal and MagnaWEB Bug

A minor update primarily for the internal testing tools. Many behind-the-scenes updates to unify xGen testing among SLx Series, ALx Series and DBx Module. (30 issue tickets closed)

MagnaWEB 0.44

  • Fixed:

    Overflowing serial buffer on MagnaWEB communications drivers. Buffer now flushed before sending *IDN? query during protocol check.

    [GEN2-3898]

Test & Cal Suite (Internal) 0.43

  • Improved:

    Test report now generated for diagnostic test, for use in validation tickets

    [GEN2-3893]
  • Fixed:

    Test and store calibration records on replacement control boards.

    [GEN2-3823]
  • Changed:

    Created option to enable more intensive (conditional) testing on reworked products and repairs.

    [GEN2-4085]