ESU Electronic Solutions Ulm https://esu.eu/ Aktuelles de ESU Electronic Solutions Ulm https://esu.eu/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif https://esu.eu/ 18 16 Aktuelles TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Sun, 07 Feb 2106 07:28:15 +0100 LokProgrammer Software 5.2.5 published - Tone Control for LokSound 5 http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-525-verfuegbar-klangregelung-fuer-loksound-5/ The new LokProgrammer software 5.2.5 is now available for download. This includes firmware 5.9.159... 5.2.5 is now available for download. This includes firmware 5.9.159 for all LokSound 5 decoders. For the first time, it is now possible to adjust the desired acoustics to the speaker installed there using bass and treble control. Similar to what you are used to with a stereo system, the sound can be easily adjusted using just two controls (here: CV 196 for bass, CV 197 for treble). This makes the use of the new ESU loudspeakers with passive radiator technology (ESU 50344 or 50345) even more perfect! And the best thing about it: The new tone control is implemented solely in the decoder's firmware. All you need to do is update the decoder's firmware; the sound files themselves do not need to be changed or reinstalled. This is advantageous for customers who do not have the original project file available. Instructions on how to do the whole thing can be found in the Tips & Tricks section.]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2023 15:53:00 +0100 LokProgrammer Software 5.2.4 published http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-524-veroeffentlicht/ From now, the new LokProgrammer Software 5.2.4. is available for download. The new LokProgrammer... Software 5.2.4. contains firmware 5.8.156 for all LokSound 5 decoders. This firmware defines a new "Class Light Logic" function, which allows you to cycle through 2 or 3 lights one after the other using the same function key. CV199=1 or 2 defines the number of lights (2 or 3). Each class light color is assigned an AUX output and the "sequence position" to which each color appears can be set with CV32=0 and then adjusting CV258 to values of 64, 128, or 192 accordingly. Of course this is easiest set by using the LokProgrammer software in the function outputs window.  Furthermore, the "alternative phase" for flashing effects has been replaced by the "phase shift" so that the starting point of the output can be freely shifted, no longer do alternating lights need to be in exact opposite phase with each other. Sensors 1 and 2 can now alternatively be defined as analog inputs (provided the locomotive's motherboard supports this). In addition, Dynamic Sound Control has been released for the first time, which enables a load-dependent sound using our Primary Load and Optional Load functionality. This feature is currently intended for LokSound users who are keen to experiment. We will provide further information very soon in the ESU forum.]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2023 19:04:00 +0200 LokProgrammer Software 5.2.3 published http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-522-veroeffentlicht/ From now, the new LokProgrammer Software 5.2.3. is available for download. The new LokProgrammer... Software 5.2.3. contains firmware 5.7.151 for all LokSound 5 and LokPilot 5 decoders. This firmware adds two new Bits to CV 122: CV122.5 and CV122.6. Using CV122.5, you can tell the decoder to ignore the acceleration / deceleration values for sound control under analog operation. This results in more smooth DC (or AC) operation, as certain analog powerpacks have been showing big fluctuations under load. CV122.6 allows for a high frequency motor control under DC (or AC) analog operation, which results in much smoother operation for coreless and high-quality CAN motors. In addition, support for new LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Atlas S2 and LokPilot 5 Nano DCC as well as for BLS BT9 Pilot car decoders has been added.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2023 09:16:00 +0100 LokProgrammer Software 5.2.1 and 11 new sound projects published http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-521-und-11-neue-soundprojekte-veroeffentlicht/ From now, LokProgrammer Software 5.2.1. is ready for download. Software 5.2.1. contains Firmware... Software 5.2.1. contains Firmware 5.6.145 for LokSound 5 and LokPilot 5 decoders. This support new silicium revisons of the ARM controller we are using on the decoders. Further, the .NET framework is upgraded to version 4.8. This means that the LokProgrammer requires at lest Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) in the future. There is no longer Windows XP support. The new LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Atlas Legacy decoder is also supported from this version. The software supports Programming on the Main ("POM") in the CV read / write menu and the decoder tester menu now. This allows to write CVs while testing the functions more easily now. We have also released 11 (!) brand new sound projects for popular german and european prototypes. As usual, you can download these from our Project website free of charge and have your locomotives sound better than ever. Enjoy LokSound 5! ]]> Fri, 20 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200 LokProgrammer Software 5.1.9 published http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-519-veroeffentlicht/ From now, LokProgrammer Software 5.1.9. is ready for download. Software 5.1.9. contains Firmware... Software 5.1.9. contains Firmware 5.6.143 for LokSound 5 and LokPilot 5 decoders. The only change is to fix a bug in the initialization of the SUSI interface on decoders using Next 18 interface. It could happen that SUSI modules do not work or freeze after some bad track contact. This is in particular true for Mabar's SBB TM 232 shunting locomotive. This is equipped with a LokSound 5 micro decoder and also a SUSI module to control the lights. Please update your LokProgrammer to version 5.1.9. and perform a Firmware update on these locomotives. To do you, please download the project files 90815 or 90615 from our Project website first, then write the CV data again. By writing the CV data, the Firmwareupgrade is done automatically. There is no need to rewrite the entire sound.]]> Fri, 04 Mar 2022 17:32:00 +0100 Cancellation of our participation in Nürnberg toy fair 2022 http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/absage-spielwarenmesse-2022/ With a heavy heart we decided to cancel our participation in the Nürnberg toy fair 2022.The...
The decision was really not an easy one for us: After more than 21 successful trade fair participations since 1999, we had been looking forward to being able to hold personal conversations with you again. A reunion would have been very desirable and important.

Due to the development of the pandemic situation on the one hand and the cancellation of the trade fair by all other important market players in the model railway industry on the other hand, there was ultimately no alternative.

We will therefore bundle our forces and look optimistically into the new model railroad year 2022. At the end of January, the first innovations of the year will be presented on our website. Despite the difficult situation in the global IC market, some attractive products are planned. Our ESU Engineering Edition will also have further growth this year, let us surprise you!]]>
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LokProgrammer Software 5.1.7. available http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-516-verfuegbar-copy-1/ From now on, LokProgrammer Software 5.1.6. is available for download. The new firmware 5.6.142 for... Download section. ]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2106 07:28:15 +0100 LokProgrammer Software 5.1.6. available http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-515-verfuegbar-copy-1/ From now on, LokProgrammer Software 5.1.6. is available for download. The new firmware 5.5.141 for... Download section. ]]> Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:27:00 +0200 LokProgrammer Software 5.1.5. available http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-515-verfuegbar/ From now on, LokProgrammer Software 5.1.5. is available for download. The new firmware 5.5.140 for... Download section. ]]> Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:27:00 +0200 LokProgrammer Software 5.1.4. available http://esu.eu/en/news/read-news-entry/article/lokprogrammer-software-514-verfuegbar/ From now on the LokProgrammer software is 5.1.4. available.The new firmware 5.4.139 for the...
The new firmware 5.4.139 for the LokSound 5 and LokPilot 5 decoders adds three new CVs: using CV 114, the fade-in time can be defined, CV 115 controls the fade-out time for function outputs (of course only if "dimmable headlight (fade in/out)" was selected). By CV 131 you can now set the brightness that should be set when the logical function "dimmer" is active (previously it was always a fixed 50%).
On servo outputs, the servo impulse can now remain active when the end position is reached. This is useful for some digital couplings.

The LokSound 5 micro E24 DCC has now been renamed its "real" name LokSound 5 nano DCC.
And last but not least, support for the LokPilot 5 Basic is included in the software for the first time. The new software is available in the Download section]]>
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