C# - Industrial Counter Bricklet

This is the description of the C# API bindings for the Industrial Counter Bricklet. General information and technical specifications for the Industrial Counter Bricklet are summarized in its hardware description.

An installation guide for the C# API bindings is part of their general description.

Examples

The example code below is Public Domain (CC0 1.0).

Simple

Download (ExampleSimple.cs)

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using System;
using Tinkerforge;

class Example
{
    private static string HOST = "localhost";
    private static int PORT = 4223;
    private static string UID = "XYZ"; // Change XYZ to the UID of your Industrial Counter Bricklet

    static void Main()
    {
        IPConnection ipcon = new IPConnection(); // Create IP connection
        BrickletIndustrialCounter ic =
          new BrickletIndustrialCounter(UID, ipcon); // Create device object

        ipcon.Connect(HOST, PORT); // Connect to brickd
        // Don't use device before ipcon is connected

        // Get current counter from channel 0
        long counter = ic.GetCounter(BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0);
        Console.WriteLine("Counter (Channel 0): " + counter);

        // Get current signal data from channel 0
        int dutyCycle; long period, frequency; bool value;
        ic.GetSignalData(BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0, out dutyCycle, out period,
                         out frequency, out value);

        Console.WriteLine("Duty Cycle (Channel 0): " + dutyCycle/100.0 + " %");
        Console.WriteLine("Period (Channel 0): " + period + " ns");
        Console.WriteLine("Frequency (Channel 0): " + frequency/1000.0 + " Hz");
        Console.WriteLine("Value (Channel 0): " + value);

        Console.WriteLine("Press enter to exit");
        Console.ReadLine();
        ipcon.Disconnect();
    }
}

API

Generally, every method of the C# bindings that returns a value can throw a Tinkerforge.TimeoutException. This exception gets thrown if the device did not respond. If a cable based connection is used, it is unlikely that this exception gets thrown (assuming nobody plugs the device out). However, if a wireless connection is used, timeouts will occur if the distance to the device gets too big.

Since C# does not support multiple return values directly, we use the out keyword to return multiple values from a method.

The namespace for all Brick/Bricklet bindings and the IPConnection is Tinkerforge.*.

All methods listed below are thread-safe.

Basic Functions

class BrickletIndustrialCounter(String uid, IPConnection ipcon)
Parameters:
  • uid – Type: String
  • ipcon – Type: IPConnection
Returns:
  • industrialCounter – Type: BrickletIndustrialCounter

Creates an object with the unique device ID uid:

BrickletIndustrialCounter industrialCounter = new BrickletIndustrialCounter("YOUR_DEVICE_UID", ipcon);

This object can then be used after the IP Connection is connected (see examples above).

long BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetCounter(byte channel)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
Returns:
  • counter – Type: long, Range: [-263 to 263 - 1]

Returns the current counter value for the given channel.

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3
long[] BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetAllCounter()
Returns:
  • counter – Type: long[], Length: 4, Range: [-263 to 263 - 1]

Returns the current counter values for all four channels.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetCounter(byte channel, long counter)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • counter – Type: long, Range: [-263 to 263 - 1]

Sets the counter value for the given channel.

The default value for the counters on startup is 0.

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetAllCounter(long[] counter)
Parameters:
  • counter – Type: long[], Length: 4, Range: [-263 to 263 - 1]

Sets the counter values for all four channels.

The default value for the counters on startup is 0.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetSignalData(byte channel, out int dutyCycle, out long period, out long frequency, out bool value)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
Output Parameters:
  • dutyCycle – Type: int, Range: [0 to 216 - 1]
  • period – Type: long, Range: [0 to 264 - 1]
  • frequency – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]
  • value – Type: bool

Returns the signal data (duty cycle, period, frequency and value) for the given channel.

The units are:

  • Duty Cycle: 1/100 %
  • Period: ns
  • Frequency: mHz (1/1000 Hz)
  • Value: true = high, false = low

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetAllSignalData(out int[] dutyCycle, out long[] period, out long[] frequency, out bool[] value)
Output Parameters:
  • dutyCycle – Type: int[], Length: 4, Range: [0 to 216 - 1]
  • period – Type: long[], Length: 4, Range: [0 to 264 - 1]
  • frequency – Type: long[], Length: 4, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]
  • value – Type: bool[], Length: 4

Returns the signal data (duty cycle, period, frequency and value) for all four channels.

The units are:

  • Duty Cycle: 1/100 %
  • Period: ns
  • Frequency: mHz (1/1000 Hz)
  • Value: true = high, false = low
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetCounterActive(byte channel, bool active)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • active – Type: bool

Activates/deactivates the counter of the given channel.

true = activate, false = deactivate.

By default all channels are activated.

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetAllCounterActive(bool[] active)
Parameters:
  • active – Type: bool[], Length: 4

Activates/deactivates the counter of all four channels.

true = activate, false = deactivate.

By default all channels are activated.

bool BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetCounterActive(byte channel)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
Returns:
  • active – Type: bool

Returns the activation state of the given channel.

true = activated, false = deactivated.

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3
bool[] BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetAllCounterActive()
Returns:
  • active – Type: bool[], Length: 4

Returns the activation state of all four channels.

true = activated, false = deactivated.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetCounterConfiguration(byte channel, byte countEdge, byte countDirection, byte dutyCyclePrescaler, byte frequencyIntegrationTime)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • countEdge – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • countDirection – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • dutyCyclePrescaler – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • frequencyIntegrationTime – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Sets the counter configuration for the given channel.

  • Count Edge: Counter can count on rising, falling or both edges. Default is rising.
  • Count Direction: Counter can count up or down. You can also use another channel as direction input, see here for details. Default is up.
  • Duty Cycle Prescaler: Sets a divider for the internal clock. See here for details. Default is 1.
  • Frequency Integration Time: Sets the integration time for the frequency measurement. See here for details. Default is 1024ms.

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3

For countEdge:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_EDGE_RISING = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_EDGE_FALLING = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_EDGE_BOTH = 2

For countDirection:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_UP = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_DOWN = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_EXTERNAL_UP = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_EXTERNAL_DOWN = 3

For dutyCyclePrescaler:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_1 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_2 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_4 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_8 = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_16 = 4
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_32 = 5
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_64 = 6
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_128 = 7
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_256 = 8
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_512 = 9
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_1024 = 10
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_2048 = 11
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_4096 = 12
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_8192 = 13
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_16384 = 14
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_32768 = 15

For frequencyIntegrationTime:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_128_MS = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_256_MS = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_512_MS = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_1024_MS = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_2048_MS = 4
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_4096_MS = 5
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_8192_MS = 6
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_16384_MS = 7
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_32768_MS = 8
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetCounterConfiguration(byte channel, out byte countEdge, out byte countDirection, out byte dutyCyclePrescaler, out byte frequencyIntegrationTime)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
Output Parameters:
  • countEdge – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • countDirection – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • dutyCyclePrescaler – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • frequencyIntegrationTime – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Returns the counter configuration as set by SetCounterConfiguration().

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3

For countEdge:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_EDGE_RISING = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_EDGE_FALLING = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_EDGE_BOTH = 2

For countDirection:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_UP = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_DOWN = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_EXTERNAL_UP = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.COUNT_DIRECTION_EXTERNAL_DOWN = 3

For dutyCyclePrescaler:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_1 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_2 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_4 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_8 = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_16 = 4
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_32 = 5
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_64 = 6
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_128 = 7
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_256 = 8
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_512 = 9
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_1024 = 10
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_2048 = 11
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_4096 = 12
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_8192 = 13
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_16384 = 14
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.DUTY_CYCLE_PRESCALER_32768 = 15

For frequencyIntegrationTime:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_128_MS = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_256_MS = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_512_MS = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_1024_MS = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_2048_MS = 4
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_4096_MS = 5
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_8192_MS = 6
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_16384_MS = 7
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FREQUENCY_INTEGRATION_TIME_32768_MS = 8
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetChannelLEDConfig(byte channel, byte config)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • config – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Each channel has a corresponding LED. You can turn the LED off, on or show a heartbeat. You can also set the LED to "Channel Status". In this mode the LED is on if the channel is high and off otherwise.

By default all channel LEDs are configured as "Channel Status".

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3

For config:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_OFF = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_ON = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_HEARTBEAT = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_CHANNEL_STATUS = 3
byte BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetChannelLEDConfig(byte channel)
Parameters:
  • channel – Type: byte, Range: See constants
Returns:
  • config – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Returns the channel LED configuration as set by SetChannelLEDConfig()

The following constants are available for this function:

For channel:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_0 = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_1 = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_2 = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_3 = 3

For config:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_OFF = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_ON = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_HEARTBEAT = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_CHANNEL_STATUS = 3

Advanced Functions

byte[] BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetAPIVersion()
Returns:
  • apiVersion – Type: byte[], Length: 3, Range: [0 to 255]

Returns the version of the API definition (major, minor, revision) implemented by this API bindings. This is neither the release version of this API bindings nor does it tell you anything about the represented Brick or Bricklet.

bool BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetResponseExpected(byte functionId)
Parameters:
  • functionId – Type: byte, Range: See constants
Returns:
  • responseExpected – Type: bool

Returns the response expected flag for the function specified by the function ID parameter. It is true if the function is expected to send a response, false otherwise.

For getter functions this is enabled by default and cannot be disabled, because those functions will always send a response. For callback configuration functions it is enabled by default too, but can be disabled by SetResponseExpected(). For setter functions it is disabled by default and can be enabled.

Enabling the response expected flag for a setter function allows to detect timeouts and other error conditions calls of this setter as well. The device will then send a response for this purpose. If this flag is disabled for a setter function then no response is send and errors are silently ignored, because they cannot be detected.

The following constants are available for this function:

For functionId:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_COUNTER = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_COUNTER = 4
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_COUNTER_ACTIVE = 7
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_COUNTER_ACTIVE = 8
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_COUNTER_CONFIGURATION = 11
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_COUNTER_CALLBACK_CONFIGURATION = 13
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_SIGNAL_DATA_CALLBACK_CONFIGURATION = 15
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG = 17
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_WRITE_FIRMWARE_POINTER = 237
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_STATUS_LED_CONFIG = 239
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_RESET = 243
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_WRITE_UID = 248
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetResponseExpected(byte functionId, bool responseExpected)
Parameters:
  • functionId – Type: byte, Range: See constants
  • responseExpected – Type: bool

Changes the response expected flag of the function specified by the function ID parameter. This flag can only be changed for setter (default value: false) and callback configuration functions (default value: true). For getter functions it is always enabled.

Enabling the response expected flag for a setter function allows to detect timeouts and other error conditions calls of this setter as well. The device will then send a response for this purpose. If this flag is disabled for a setter function then no response is send and errors are silently ignored, because they cannot be detected.

The following constants are available for this function:

For functionId:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_COUNTER = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_COUNTER = 4
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_COUNTER_ACTIVE = 7
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_COUNTER_ACTIVE = 8
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_COUNTER_CONFIGURATION = 11
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_COUNTER_CALLBACK_CONFIGURATION = 13
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_ALL_SIGNAL_DATA_CALLBACK_CONFIGURATION = 15
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_CHANNEL_LED_CONFIG = 17
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_WRITE_FIRMWARE_POINTER = 237
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_SET_STATUS_LED_CONFIG = 239
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_RESET = 243
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.FUNCTION_WRITE_UID = 248
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetResponseExpectedAll(bool responseExpected)
Parameters:
  • responseExpected – Type: bool

Changes the response expected flag for all setter and callback configuration functions of this device at once.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetSPITFPErrorCount(out long errorCountAckChecksum, out long errorCountMessageChecksum, out long errorCountFrame, out long errorCountOverflow)
Output Parameters:
  • errorCountAckChecksum – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]
  • errorCountMessageChecksum – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]
  • errorCountFrame – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]
  • errorCountOverflow – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]

Returns the error count for the communication between Brick and Bricklet.

The errors are divided into

  • ACK checksum errors,
  • message checksum errors,
  • framing errors and
  • overflow errors.

The errors counts are for errors that occur on the Bricklet side. All Bricks have a similar function that returns the errors on the Brick side.

byte BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetBootloaderMode(byte mode)
Parameters:
  • mode – Type: byte, Range: See constants
Returns:
  • status – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Sets the bootloader mode and returns the status after the requested mode change was instigated.

You can change from bootloader mode to firmware mode and vice versa. A change from bootloader mode to firmware mode will only take place if the entry function, device identifier and CRC are present and correct.

This function is used by Brick Viewer during flashing. It should not be necessary to call it in a normal user program.

The following constants are available for this function:

For mode:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_BOOTLOADER = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_FIRMWARE = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_BOOTLOADER_WAIT_FOR_REBOOT = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_FIRMWARE_WAIT_FOR_REBOOT = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_FIRMWARE_WAIT_FOR_ERASE_AND_REBOOT = 4

For status:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_STATUS_OK = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_STATUS_INVALID_MODE = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_STATUS_NO_CHANGE = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_STATUS_ENTRY_FUNCTION_NOT_PRESENT = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_STATUS_DEVICE_IDENTIFIER_INCORRECT = 4
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_STATUS_CRC_MISMATCH = 5
byte BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetBootloaderMode()
Returns:
  • mode – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Returns the current bootloader mode, see SetBootloaderMode().

The following constants are available for this function:

For mode:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_BOOTLOADER = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_FIRMWARE = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_BOOTLOADER_WAIT_FOR_REBOOT = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_FIRMWARE_WAIT_FOR_REBOOT = 3
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.BOOTLOADER_MODE_FIRMWARE_WAIT_FOR_ERASE_AND_REBOOT = 4
void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetWriteFirmwarePointer(long pointer)
Parameters:
  • pointer – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]

Sets the firmware pointer for WriteFirmware(). The pointer has to be increased by chunks of size 64. The data is written to flash every 4 chunks (which equals to one page of size 256).

This function is used by Brick Viewer during flashing. It should not be necessary to call it in a normal user program.

byte BrickletIndustrialCounter.WriteFirmware(byte[] data)
Parameters:
  • data – Type: byte[], Length: 64, Range: [0 to 255]
Returns:
  • status – Type: byte, Range: [0 to 255]

Writes 64 Bytes of firmware at the position as written by SetWriteFirmwarePointer() before. The firmware is written to flash every 4 chunks.

You can only write firmware in bootloader mode.

This function is used by Brick Viewer during flashing. It should not be necessary to call it in a normal user program.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetStatusLEDConfig(byte config)
Parameters:
  • config – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Sets the status LED configuration. By default the LED shows communication traffic between Brick and Bricklet, it flickers once for every 10 received data packets.

You can also turn the LED permanently on/off or show a heartbeat.

If the Bricklet is in bootloader mode, the LED is will show heartbeat by default.

The following constants are available for this function:

For config:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_OFF = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_ON = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_HEARTBEAT = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_STATUS = 3
byte BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetStatusLEDConfig()
Returns:
  • config – Type: byte, Range: See constants

Returns the configuration as set by SetStatusLEDConfig()

The following constants are available for this function:

For config:

  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_OFF = 0
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_ON = 1
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_HEARTBEAT = 2
  • BrickletIndustrialCounter.STATUS_LED_CONFIG_SHOW_STATUS = 3
short BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetChipTemperature()
Returns:
  • temperature – Type: short, Range: [-215 to 215 - 1]

Returns the temperature in °C as measured inside the microcontroller. The value returned is not the ambient temperature!

The temperature is only proportional to the real temperature and it has bad accuracy. Practically it is only useful as an indicator for temperature changes.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.Reset()

Calling this function will reset the Bricklet. All configurations will be lost.

After a reset you have to create new device objects, calling functions on the existing ones will result in undefined behavior!

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.WriteUID(long uid)
Parameters:
  • uid – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]

Writes a new UID into flash. If you want to set a new UID you have to decode the Base58 encoded UID string into an integer first.

We recommend that you use Brick Viewer to change the UID.

long BrickletIndustrialCounter.ReadUID()
Returns:
  • uid – Type: long, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]

Returns the current UID as an integer. Encode as Base58 to get the usual string version.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetIdentity(out string uid, out string connectedUid, out char position, out byte[] hardwareVersion, out byte[] firmwareVersion, out int deviceIdentifier)
Output Parameters:
  • uid – Type: string, Length: up to 8
  • connectedUid – Type: string, Length: up to 8
  • position – Type: char
  • hardwareVersion – Type: byte[], Length: 3, Range: [0 to 255]
  • firmwareVersion – Type: byte[], Length: 3, Range: [0 to 255]
  • deviceIdentifier – Type: int, Range: [0 to 216 - 1]

Returns the UID, the UID where the Bricklet is connected to, the position, the hardware and firmware version as well as the device identifier.

The position can be 'a', 'b', 'c' or 'd'.

The device identifier numbers can be found here. There is also a constant for the device identifier of this Bricklet.

Callback Configuration Functions

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetAllCounterCallbackConfiguration(long period, bool valueHasToChange)
Parameters:
  • period – Type: long, Unit: 1 ms, Range: [0 to 232 - 1], Default: 0
  • valueHasToChange – Type: bool, Default: false

The period is the period with which the AllCounterCallback callback is triggered periodically. A value of 0 turns the callback off.

If the value has to change-parameter is set to true, the callback is only triggered after the value has changed. If the value didn't change within the period, the callback is triggered immediately on change.

If it is set to false, the callback is continuously triggered with the period, independent of the value.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetAllCounterCallbackConfiguration(out long period, out bool valueHasToChange)
Output Parameters:
  • period – Type: long, Unit: 1 ms, Range: [0 to 232 - 1], Default: 0
  • valueHasToChange – Type: bool, Default: false

Returns the callback configuration as set by SetAllCounterCallbackConfiguration().

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.SetAllSignalDataCallbackConfiguration(long period, bool valueHasToChange)
Parameters:
  • period – Type: long, Unit: 1 ms, Range: [0 to 232 - 1], Default: 0
  • valueHasToChange – Type: bool, Default: false

The period is the period with which the AllSignalDataCallback callback is triggered periodically. A value of 0 turns the callback off.

If the value has to change-parameter is set to true, the callback is only triggered after the value has changed. If the value didn't change within the period, the callback is triggered immediately on change.

If it is set to false, the callback is continuously triggered with the period, independent of the value.

void BrickletIndustrialCounter.GetAllSignalDataCallbackConfiguration(out long period, out bool valueHasToChange)
Output Parameters:
  • period – Type: long, Unit: 1 ms, Range: [0 to 232 - 1], Default: 0
  • valueHasToChange – Type: bool, Default: false

Returns the callback configuration as set by SetAllSignalDataCallbackConfiguration().

Callbacks

Callbacks can be registered to receive time critical or recurring data from the device. The registration is done by appending your callback handler to the corresponding event:

void MyCallback(BrickletIndustrialCounter sender, int value)
{
    System.Console.WriteLine("Value: " + value);
}

industrialCounter.ExampleCallback += MyCallback;

The available events are described below.

Note

Using callbacks for recurring events is always preferred compared to using getters. It will use less USB bandwidth and the latency will be a lot better, since there is no round trip time.

event BrickletIndustrialCounter.AllCounterCallback(BrickletIndustrialCounter sender, long[] counter)
Callback Parameters:
  • sender – Type: BrickletIndustrialCounter
  • counter – Type: long[], Length: 4, Range: [-263 to 263 - 1]

This callback is triggered periodically according to the configuration set by SetAllCounterCallbackConfiguration().

The parameters are the same as GetAllCounter().

event BrickletIndustrialCounter.AllSignalDataCallback(BrickletIndustrialCounter sender, int[] dutyCycle, long[] period, long[] frequency, bool[] value)
Callback Parameters:
  • sender – Type: BrickletIndustrialCounter
  • dutyCycle – Type: int[], Length: 4, Range: [0 to 216 - 1]
  • period – Type: long[], Length: 4, Range: [0 to 264 - 1]
  • frequency – Type: long[], Length: 4, Range: [0 to 232 - 1]
  • value – Type: bool[], Length: 4

This callback is triggered periodically according to the configuration set by SetAllSignalDataCallbackConfiguration().

The parameters are the same as GetAllSignalData().

Constants

int BrickletIndustrialCounter.DEVICE_IDENTIFIER

This constant is used to identify a Industrial Counter Bricklet.

The GetIdentity() function and the IPConnection.EnumerateCallback callback of the IP Connection have a deviceIdentifier parameter to specify the Brick's or Bricklet's type.

string BrickletIndustrialCounter.DEVICE_DISPLAY_NAME

This constant represents the human readable name of a Industrial Counter Bricklet.