The Monarco HAT is a robust industrial graded HAT, perfectly suited for IOT projects, small home-automation or industrial projects and much more ...
It also protects your Raspberry Pi from overvoltage or short-circuiting and simultaneously provides you with enough IO channels and channel configuration versatility.
It features analog and digital inputs and outputs, RS-485, 1-Wire bus and a Real Time Clock.
The Monarco Hat driver is v184.108.40.206 implemented as an FB device-driver. You can program your code in any language you desire, either visual or textual.
100% Open source,
100% Pure IEC 61131-3 code (ST)
FB based driver including demo project
Retain data support via RTC (separate Buffered SRAM Package)
CODESYS Raspberry Pi SL Demo or License (The Demo is unrestricted in technical capabilities but will only run for two hours straight, after which it stops and you have to set it in run again yourself by logging in)
Enable CODESYS to use the RS485 UART on the Monarco Hat.
Switch to etc direcory and edit the CODESYSControl.cfg;
cd etc/sudo nano CODESYSControl.cfg
Add the following lines;
Now save and Quit nano.
Now, do a forced NTP sync
This will force to sync time with some time server and returns something like, depending on date/time and your time-zone;
Local time: zo 2018-09-23 14:46:17 CEST Universal time: zo 2018-09-23 12:46:17 UTC RTC time: zo 2018-09-23 12:46:18 Time zone: Europe/Amsterdam (CEST, +0200) Network time on: yes NTP synchronized: yes RTC in local TZ: no
Now you can use the HAT, RS-485 and the Real-Time Clock from within a CODESYS IEC application.
Access the RS485 UART via a comlib of you own flavour in CODESYS (like CAA SerialCOM library).
Running the CODESYS project
Open the provided example project file.
Check/Set SPI master parameters:
Mode 0,SPI bits 8,Speed(Hz) 1000000 (=1MHz) => can be set up to 4 MHz, slower speeds avoid chance on crc errors
Compile, download and run and enjoy!
Limitations / Bugs
All functionality of the HAT is implemented into the core of the driver. However I have no illusion that this driver will still contain bugs.
Due to limited time resources, I am not able to solve every bug anymore, sorry...
As this opensource software you are cordially invited to fix the bug and share your solution via a ticket.