Offline configuration for Sigfox Sensors

Instructions for offline configuration of the Daviteq Sigfox-Ready sensors. Please follow the following steps.

Note: THE SENSOR IS ONLY ACTIVE FOR CONFIGURATION IN THE FIRST 60 SINCE POWER UP BY BATTERY OR PLUGGING THE CONFIGURATION CABLE.

1. Prepare equipment and tools

The following items must be prepared for configuration.

  1. A PC using the Windows OS (Win7 or above versions). The PC is installed with the COM port driver of the Modbus configuration cable (if needed). The driver is at link:  Modbus Configuration Cable COM port driver for PC   and the instruction to install the driver at link: How to install the driver
  2. A Modbus configuration cable;
  3. Tools to open the housing of Sigfox-ready sensors (L hex key or screwdriver)

2. Download and launch Daviteq Modbus configuration software 

https://filerun.daviteq.com/wl/?id=yDOjE5d6kqFlGNVVlMdFg19Aad6aw0Hs

  • After downloading the software, unzip the file named: Daviteq Modbus Configuration Tool.zip and then copy the extracted folder to the storage drive for long-term use. 
  • Open the folder, double click on the file Daviteq Modbus Configuration Tool Version.exe  to launch the software and the software interface as below:

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Note: The software only runs on Microsoft Windows OS (win7 and above).

3. Connect the cable and configure the sensor

Step 1: Connect the PC to the Sigfox sensor using the configuration cable.

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- Use the configuration cable (Item code: TTL-LRW-USB-01).

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- Connect the USB-A plug into the USB-A socket of the PC

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- Open the housing of the sensor.

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- Plug the cable connector into the sensor's Modbus configuration port. 

Note: this port is located at a different location, depends on the type of Sigfox-Ready Sensor.

Step 2: On the configuration software, choose the relevant Port (the USB port which is the cable plugged in) and set the BaudRate: 9600, Parity: none

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Step 3: Click “Connect “ button to connect the software to the sensor. After successful connection, the connected status(green text) will show on the software.

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Step 4: Import the configuration template file for the sensor to the software: click menu File/ Import New and then browse the relevant sensor template file (csv file) and click Open to import the template file. 

Each sensor type has its own template file. Refer to section 5 below to download the correct file.

Note: The sensor is only active for configuration for 60 seconds since plugging the configuration cable or the power supply into the sensor.

Step 5: Read the current value of the parameter with Modbus Function 3

  • At the relevant row of the parameter, check box on column Func to read the value of the parameter. The read value is shown in Read value column.

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Step 6: Write the new setting to the parameter with Modbus Function 16

  • Double click on the column Setting Value of the parameter and input the new setting value of the parameter
  • Uncheck the tick on Func column of the parameter, click on the arrow, select 16 and then check on the Func column to write a new setting to the parameter. The OK text will show on Read Column if the software successfully writes the setting.

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Repeat step 5 to read the setting of the parameter for double-checking.

Note: For some critical parameters of the sensor, the password in "password for setting" must be written before writing the new settings to these parameters.

Only read/write registers are allowed to write.

4. Troubleshooting

No.

Phenomena

Reason

Solutions

1

The status on the software always shows Disconnected although the configuration cable is connected to the PC

  • The selected COM port is incorrect.
  • The cable is defective
  • Select the correct COM port to which the configuration cable connects to PC
  • Check the cable

2

The software reads no value after importing the right template and connecting the right cable.

  • The cable is defective or lost connection
  • The USB port is defective
  • There is no power supply to the sensor via configuration cable
  • The sensor or sensor port is defective
  • Check or replace the new configuration cable
  • Check USB port
  • Check the power line of the cable
  • Check the sensor and sensor port

3

No COM port appears in the Port list

  • No configuration cable is plugged into the PC
  • The cable driver is not installed on the PC
  • Plug the cable to the PC
  • Install the driver for the PC

4

The parameter table on the software is empty

  • The template file has not been imported
  • Go to File/Import New to import the template file

5

The parameter table on the software does NOT match the memory map table of the sensor.

  • The wrong template file was imported.
  • Go to the correct manual page of the product and download the right template file, then import the template file into the software.

5. List of Configuration Template Files for various Sigfox-Ready Sensors

Please find this link for the template file of each Sigfox-Ready sensor.

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