FW5 Compatible Products (Legacy)

  • DP5 units as shipped from the factory prior to November 15, 2011 have FW5. The user can upload FW6 into the unit. Amptek highly recommends updating to FW6.
  • X-123 units with a DP5 inside as shipped from the factory prior to November 15, 2011 have FW5. The user can upload FW6 into the unit. Amptek highly recommends updating to FW6.

Notes:

  • FW5 products must use the ADMCA display and acquisition software and the DPP API for custom applications.
  • FW5 products can use an “automatic installation” of the USB drivers through Windows Update for the most common operating systems (32 bit XP and both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7). Other operating systems require a manual installation of the USB drivers. Installation through Windows update is strongly recommended if applicable.

Reasons to upgrade the DP5 to FW6

Upgrade DP5 to FW6 (133 KB PDF file)

Click here to download the firmware manager to upgrade to FW6.

ADMCA 2.0.0.6 Display and Acquisition Software

To install the software unzip the contents of the file to your computer. Then run the ADMCA executable in the ADMCA directory. The software cannot be run from a CD. It must be copied to your local drive and you must have read/write access to the directory.

admca_dpp (22 MB zip file)

DPP Application Programming Interface (API) 2.x

Amptek supplies an Application Programming Interface (API) for the its digital processors. The API consists of a DLL which offers complete control of every aspect of the device. The DLL can be used by the end user to write custom code in Visual Basic, C++, Lab View, .NET, etc. Complete documentation and examples are included in this package.

dppapi_2 (22 MB zip file)

DPP API for Windows CE/Pocket PC

USB API Interface for Windows CE/Pocket PC.

DP4/PX4/DP5 Digital Pulse Processor API for Window Mobile 5 (ARMV4I) and compatible WinCE ARMV4I type devices.

dppapi_ce (18 MB zip file)

DPP Additional Software

If the user does not want or cannot use the above DLL, Amptek supplies more advanced application development. This package includes information on how to control the digital processor using the the USB driver calls and provides complete information on the communication protocols (USB and RS232). It contains an example in VB of how to directly control the devices using the most low-level calls available. This should only be used by experts who need to adapt these devices to non-windows platforms.

dppsoft_2 (12 MB zip file)