MiniSonic Firmware Version Info


These sheets are intended to supplement the manual.

Download Info Sheet for v3.05 - PDF 20k

Download Info Sheet for v2.98 - PDF 20k

Download Info Sheet for v2.8 - PDF 20k

Download Info Sheet for v2.4 - PDF 20k

Download Info Sheet for v2.3 - PDF 20k

Standard Sequences (V3.05 firmware chip)



MS1 Units have SEQ1 only, but can be upgraded.

No: Description: Segs: Measures:
SEQ0 Line-Up j 0dB/+8dB line-up/chan ident
SEQ1 ‘Sweep’ u sweep 20Hz-20kHz 5 secs
SEQ2 ‘Broadcast Test’ n,u,r,z sweep, noise and dist to +8dB
SEQ3 ‘Digital Test’ n,u,r,q,z sweep, noise and dist to +18dB
SEQ4 ‘Sound-card Test’ n,u,r,q,l digital test plus 20s noise plot
SEQ5 ‘Slow Sweep’ s sweep 20Hz-20kHz 20 secs
SEQ6 ‘Tape/FM Test’ m,v,r,z sweep @ -10dB, & high ranges
SEQ7 ‘GLITS test’ g channel ident and line-up
SEQ8 ‘Wideband Sweep’ w sweep 40Hz-40kHz 5 secs
SEQ9 ‘Headroom plot’ h level versus level 0dB to +18
SEQ10 ‘Long Noise plot’ l noise peak and mean 20 secs
SEQ11 ‘Distortion segs r,q distortion residue –20 to +18dB
SEQ12 ‘PPM tone bursts’ p 5 ‘inverse-level’ tone-bursts
SEQ13 ‘Crosstalk’ c crosstalk at 100Hz 3.15k 10kHz

Notes:



SEQ0 only runs at initial switch-on
To run SEQ5 hold the SEQ key down and press key 1
To run SEQ6 hold the SEQ key down and press key 2 (etc to SEQ 8)
To run SEQ9 hold the SEQ key down and press LEV
To run SEQ10 hold the SEQ key down and press NOISE
To run SEQ11 hold the SEQ key down and press DIST
To run SEQ12 hold the SEQ key down and press PPM
To run SEQ13 hold the SEQ key down while pressing dBu/REL

NB: Because sequence results are held until cleared by the running of a master-seg (n or m) or by resetting, extra segments can be run to add in to results already displayed in Lin4Win. For example, it can be useful to run SEQ3 and then run SEQ5 (slow sweep) or SEQ8 (wideband sweep), replacing the original sweep. Or to run SEQ3 and then SEQ10 (noise plot), which will add to the results. Running SEQ13 will add crosstalk results.

Segments available (V2.98 firmware)



Name: Description: Details:
SEG n Masterseg Test level/Normalise/Noise (-80 to –40dB)
SEG m Tape Masterseg Test level/Normalise/Noise (-60 to –20dB)
SEG u Sweep 20Hz – 20kHz @ 0dB 5 secs
SEG v Tape Sweep 20Hz – 20kHz @ -10dB 5 secs
SEG w Wide Sweep 40Hz – 40kHz @ 0dB 5 secs
SEG s Slow Sweep 20Hz – 20kHz @ 0dB 20 secs
SEG r Distortion Residue Dist Res 1kHz @ -20, 0, +8dB
SEG q Dist Res to +18 Dist Res 1kHz @ 0, +12, +18dB
SEG c Crosstalk Crosstalk at 100Hz, 3.15kHz, 10kHz @ 0dB 468-wtd
SEG h Headroom Plot 1kHz 0dB to +18dB in 1dB steps 5 sec plot
SEG l Long Noise Plot Noise Wtd 468 (-72 to –40dB) L-chan 20 sec plot
SEG p PPM Tone-burst test ‘Inverse Tone Bursts’ 1, 1.5, 5, 10, 100ms
SEG y 468 Tone-bursts ‘Inverse Tone Bursts’ 1, 1.5, 5, 10, 100ms
SEG b Tonebursts General Tone Bursts 100, 10, 5, 1, 0.5ms @ 0dB
SEG f Flutter Cal Wobble Flutter-meter cal wobble (should read 1% IEC Wtd)
SEG i Channel Ident 1kHz 0dB 1 sec, 1kHz –6dB 1 sec, repeating
SEG j Lindos Lineup 1kHz 0dB L+R 2secs, +8 dB L 2s, +8 L+R 2s repeating
SEG g ‘GLITS’ test 1kHz –3dB 6s total 1 mute on L , 2 mutes R repeating
SEG z Phase (fsk only) Phase Plot (valid only above 1kHz) (Use with u,v,s, or w)


Any combination of segments (up to 6) can be sent as a sequence using the Lin4Win support software running on a PC, with the following provisos:

Only one ‘MasterSeg’ can be sent (n or m)
Only one Sweep segment can be sent (u, or s, or v, or w, or h)
Only one extra plot can be sent (l or z)
Seg z only works with a sweep (it only signals the showing of phase)
Segment letters can be entered in any order, either in the control panel or at the top of the main (results) window (press return to send) – the sending order is fixed (eg nurqcl)