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PROTEUS 6.

9 README FILE
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PROTEUS RELEASE IDENTIFICATION SCHEME
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Since PROTEUS consists of many separate programs plus a large number
of additional files (e.g. libraries and models), we have decided
to identify different issues of PROTEUS in terms of a version
number and a service pack number.
The current service pack number is indicated at the top of this file.

SUPPORT VIA THE INTERNET


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A copy of this file is also available from the support section of our web site a
t:
http://www.labcenter.co.uk
so that you can see whether you are up to date.
Correspondence related to technical problems should be addressed to
support@labcenter.co.uk
Email is an ideal way to get technical support because you can
attach any related design files to your query.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.9 SP4 (Full Release)
-----------------------------------------
ISIS 6.9.04 : Modified simulation logging code to prevent locks at startup
where large amounts
of log data are generated.
Fixed buffer overrun when source code files have long paths (
over 100 chars).
ARES 6.9.04 : No change from previous release.
PIC10 : Pin 8 (GP3/$MCLR$) changed to IO type to solve a problem with
weak pull-ups.
LIBRARIES : MAX6674 - Cold-Junction-Compensated K-Thermocouple to-Digital
Converter (0°C to +128°C)
MAX6675 - Cold-Junction-Compensated K-Thermocouple to-Digital
Converter (0°C to +1024°C)
24AA512, 24LC512 & 24FC512 Microchip 512bit (64K X 8-bit) i2c
eeproms
SN75179 - Driver & Receiver pair (TIA/EIA-422-B, TIA/EIA-485)
MCP23016 - 16-Bit I2C I/O Expander
EPCOS Varistors (300+ PTH & SMT devices). New packages includ
ed.
TLC5615C(L)P, TLC5615C(L)D, TLC5615C(L)DGK - 10-bit Digital t
o Analog Converters
MAX504C(E)PD, MAX504C(E)SD, - 5V/bipolar, Low-Power, Voltage-
Output, Serial 10-Bit DACs
MAX515C(E)PA, MAX515C(E)SA - 5V, Low-Power, Voltage-Output,
Serial 10-Bit DACs
CD4553 - 3-Digit BCD Counter
Precision grade (TEMPCO) Analog Devices Voltage references IC
s (30 devices):
AD581(J,K,L,S,T,U)
AD584(A,B,J,JA,K,KA,L,LA,S,SA,T,TA)
AD680(A,J,T)
AD780(A,B,S)
AD587(J,K,L,S,T,U)
Animated DIP switch models - 16 common devices
TCA785 (Siemens) Phase Control IC.
2N6027 (Motorola) Unijunction
2N6028 (Motorola) Unijunction
Epcos's SIMID SMT inductors series (240+ devices) :
B82496-C, B82498-F, B82412-A, B82422A-100, B82422-H, B8242
2-T, B82432-C and B82432-T.
Virtual MMC Card/SPI interface
Varistor, general model Level 1
Primitive - 10/700us 2kV transient pulse generator (CCITT/IEC
1000-4-5)
Oven - Heated Oven (lumped model)
PID - PID Controller primitive
RES.IEEE generic resistor (IEEE symbol)

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.9 SP3 (Full Release)


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ISIS 6.9.03 : Improved robustness of error handling in remote debugging.
ARES 6.9.03 : No change from previous release.
MPLAB Driver : Improved robustness of simulation error handling - e.g. fixes
for MPLAB crashing when simulation error occurs during single
stepping.
LIBRARIES : 7 new serial/parallel graphics displays based on SED1565 contr
oller.
23 IGBTs devices from SGS-Thompson
70+ IGBTs devices from International Rectifier
Pressure transducer active model MPX4250 - 250kPa Full Scale
INA 138 and INA 139 current monitors from BurrBrown.
Three-phase generator analogue primitive.
Philips RTCs PCF8583 & PCF8593 Clock/Calendar/event/timer func
tions
ULN2803, ULN2804, ULN2823 & ULN2824 models
Eight thermocouples active model B, E, J, K, N, R, S & T Indus
trial Standards
RTD Platinum 100 Ohms @ 0°C, temperature sensor active model.
Corrected pitch of SPDIL28 package.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.9 SP2 (Full Release)
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ISIS 6.9.02 : Fixed bug in sheet properties dialog form.
ARES 6.9.02 : Enhanced ELECTRA interface.
Fixed bug when copying PIN objects with net names.
PROSPICE 6.9.02 : Fixed bug with INVERT property and LATCH/BIBUFFER primitives w
ith delays.
PIC18.DLL : Fixed bug with PORTB interrupt on change in PIC18F1x20 (1220/1
320).
Fixed bug with pre-increment operation on FSR0.
LIBRARIES : Bi-color led models
Saturated inductor and transformer models.
59+ additional MAXIM's low voltage opamps.
100+ MAXIM's comparators.
30+ MAXIM's Instrumentation Amplifiers.
48+ MAXIM's Current Sense & Monitor Amplifiers
MAX1856, Synchronizable, PWM SLIC Power Supply Controller
100+ International Rectifier Diodes
730+ International Rectifier MosFets (HEXFET)
Fixed a small number of packaging errors in various libraries.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.9 SP1 (Full Release)
-----------------------------------------
ISIS 6.9.01 : Initial full release
ARES 6.9.01 : Initial full release
PROSPICE 6.9.01 : Fixed bug with rounding error in digital generator pulse width
.
AVR.DLL : Fixed bug in timing of SBIW instruction.
I2CDEBUG.DLL : Fixed various cosmetic and timing issues.
SPIDEBUG.DLL
LOADERS.DLL : Added support for MPLAB C18 V3 COFF format.
LIBRARIES : Corrected incompatible SPICE syntax in INTERSIL models
Fixed problems with SW-SPDT model in ACTIVE.LIB
Improved convergence behaviour of TLC3702 and TLC3704
Added coil resistance to transformer models, and added TRAN25S
model.
Added SED1520 models to DISPLAY library.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.9 SP0 (BETA)


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ISIS 6.9.00 : Enhancements as per README.HLP
ARES 6.9.00 : Enhancements as per README.HLP
PROSPICE 6.9.00 : Enhancements as per README.HLP
Improved convergence behaviour of LIMIT primitive for non-cons
tant limit values.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.8 SP4


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ISIS 6.8.04 : Fixed bug with popup focus during interactive simulation.
AVR.DLL : Fixed bug causing incorrect display of byte wide SFR's.
: Fixed bug with USART interrupts across the MEGA 8, 16, 103 var
iants.
ANALOG.LML : Improved convergence behaviour of OA_3PIN and OA_IDEAL models.
SMTCHIP.LIB : Corrected pinout of TSOP8 package.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.8 SP3
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ISIS 6.8.03 : Fixed bug with scrolling of memory window.
Fixed bug where watch window not refreshed till simulation pau
sed.
LOADERS.DLL : Fixed incompatibility with latest Proton IDE.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.8 SP2 (Initial Release)
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ISIS 6.8.02 : Added support for evaluation licence keys.
ARES 6.8.02 : Added support for evaluation licence keys.
BSTAMP1.DLL : Fixed problem with output pins driving WXX instead of SXX logi
c strength.
BSTAMP2.DLL : Fixed problem with output pins driving WXX instead of SXX logi
c strength.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.8 SP1 (Beta)
--------------------------------------------
ISIS 6.8.01 : Added Maximum Timestep field to Animation Options to allow dir
ect
specification of TMAX in non-graphed interactive simulations.
Reduced default mixed model timing tolerance to 1ns.
ARES 6.8.01 : Corrected refreshing problem with interactive DRC
PIC12.DLL : Fixed problem with config word specifed in HEX file
PIC16.DLL : Fixed bug problem with spurious collision interrupt in I2C mod
ule.
PIC18.DLL : Fixed bug problem with spurious collision interrupt in I2C mod
ule.
8051.DLL : Fixed problem with TCON1 interrupt handler.
LOADERS.DLL : Fixed problems with OMF51 loader.
BSTAMP1.DLL : Fixed problem with "Invalid format for type" in variables wind
ow.
BSTAMP2.DLL : Fixed problem with "Invalid format for type" in variables wind
ow.
DIGITAL.LML : Ammended 74XX126 model.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.8 SP0 (Beta)
---------------------------------
ISIS 6.8.00 : Added compound type support to variable and watch windows.
Added Y scaling option on graphs.
Added "Launch Windows Explorer" command to file menu.
Enhanced functionality of memory windows.
Modified Create-From-Template dialogue to autosize and remembe
r/select the last template used.
Improved keyboard handling for some popups.
Fixed bug with repeated menu command.
Fixed bug in library autoplace command.
ARES 6.8 00 : Added mitre/unmitre command.
Added interactive DRC functionality.
Added global guard gap setting for CADCAM output.
Fixed intermittent bug causing non display of ratsnest lines i
n new designs.
KEYPAD.DLL : Fixed intermittent bug causing non-response to mouse.
LOADERS.DLL : Added ELF/DWARF support for PIC,AVR and ARM7 CPU models.
ULN200X.MDF : Model ammended to work correctly with analogue input nets.

AVR.DLL : Fixed bug causing race condition in USART1.


ACTIVE.LIB : Added POT-HG - high granualarity potentionmeter model.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.7 SP3 (Full Release)


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ISIS 6.7.03 : Fixed bug - missing objects at edge of drawing on printers wit
h large non-printing margin.
ARES 6.7.03 : Fixed bug - missing objects at edge of drawing on printers wit
h large non-printing margin.
Fixed bug - misbehaviour of false origin command during block
move.
Fixed bug - various cosmetic problems with x-cursor.
Fixed bug - various problems with colinear node removal in rou
te-tidy algorithm.
VTERM.DLL : Fixed bug - problem if simulation ended during transmisssion o
f scripted text.
MICRO.LIB : Updated descriptions of PIC18 parts for consistency.
DIGITAL.LML : Ammended CMOS 4543 model.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.7 SP2 (Full Release)
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ISIS 6.7.02 : Fixed bug - stack problem in packaging tool.
ARES 6.7.02 : No changes
ITFMOD.MDF : Changed power rail specifiers for 8051 interface model.
DIGITAL.LML : Added 74XX259 model

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.7 SP1 (Beta)


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ISIS 6.7.01 : Fixed bug - false positive 'hide common pins' warning for phys
ical terminals.
Fixed bug - incorrect parsing of numeric values with trailing
zeroes.
ARES 6.7.01 : Fixed bug - incorrect parsing of numeric values with trailing
zeroes.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.7 SP0 (Beta)
---------------------------------
ISIS 6.7.00 : Added support for template designs on file-new
Added master sheet
Enhanced goto sheet dialogue form.
Added sheet navigation commands/shortcuts - PGUP/PGDN
Added Tag All Objects/Untag All Objects as keyboard only comma
nds.
Added configuration options for startup directory
Added facility to share BOM scripts via configuration file in
network directory
Added 'hide common pins' option on edit component dialogue. Th
is is intended
to answer requests from users wanting multi-element part power
pins to work as in
Proteus 5. See also netlist validation, below.
Added netlist-time validation checks to detect potential mista
kes in power wiring such
as suppressing all instances of the common pins on a given pac
kage, and interconnections
between power rails (as opposed to power nets). We intend to d
o more work in the area
of automatic quality asssurance for Proteus 6.8.
Enhanced printer preview to work for multi-sheet designs where
all sheets are same size.
Fixed bug - X cursor leaving debris on screen after zoom.
Fixed bug - case sensitivity in PAT/Search and Tag
Fixed bug - buffer limits affecting very large (>500 pins) com
ponents.
Fixed bug - cut & paste of pinout scripts not working
ARES 6.7.00 : Enhanced track segment dragging - now supports dragging of 45
degree and any angle segments.
Added board statistics command.
Added option in tag-filter to include or exclude partially ove
rlapped tracks.
Ability to specify a separate ratsnest colour for each strateg
y.
Enhanced drill plot to show counts of each hole size/type.
Enlarged and changed colour of drag handles.
Added real-time snap to zone boundaries.
Fixed bug - incorrect block flipping of SMT components.
Fixed bug - power planes not updated on flipping of SMT compon
ents.
Fixed bug - incorrect generation of power planes on different
nets
which overlap by their boundary clearances only.
PROSPICE 6.7.00 : Improved digital switch model (DSWITCH)
Added RWHI/RWLO properties to ITFMOD allowing more accurate mi
xed mode simulation
of PIC/AVR weak pull up resistors. Updated ITFMOD.MDF accordin
gly.
Modified behaviour of ADC interface object to drive PHI/PLO wh
en connected to
analogue power rails.
LOADERS.DLL : Fixed bug - problem where BASIC program has more than 10 sourc
e files.
PIC16.DLL : Fixed bug with reading of PSP.
PIC18.DLL : Added over 40 new device variants!
AVR.DLL : Fixed bugs with PORTD drive mappings and OC2 drive handler for
Mega 16/32 variants.
Fixed TWI bug related to pin mapping on the ATMEGA16/32.
Fixed error in ATMEGA16 interrupt table.
BSTAMP2.DLL : Added support for PBASIC 2.5 tokensizer.
Fixed bug - UAE in graph based simulation mode.
ACTIVE.LIB : Added digital mode (PWM) LED model to single LED parts.
Fixed incorrect mapping of RON/ROFF properties in switch model
s.
CAPACITORS.LIB : Added approx 500 pre-packaged SMT capacitors from MULTICOMP,PH
YCOMP,EPOS and APX.
I2CIO.LIB : New library of Philips I2C peripherals with corresponding VSM
models.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.6 SP3 (Service Pack)


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N.B. ISIS and ARES are not changed in this release and remain at version 6.6 SP1
AVR.DLL : Fixed bug affecting operation of OC1C/OC3C.
: Fixed bug in interrupt handling of Mega103.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.6 SP2 (Service Pack)
-----------------------------------------
N.B. ISIS and ARES are not changed in this release and remain at version 6.6 SP1
LOADERS.DLL : Minor fixes to PICBASIC loader.
AVR.DLL : Fixed problems with 8535, some AT90 parts and initialization
of MEGA 16/32 devices.
8051.DLL : Fixed bug with RB8 in UART modes 2/3.
Fixed ITFMOD type for AT89 (Atmel) parts.
VTERM.DLL : Added user font configration to context menu.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.6 SP1 (Initial Release)


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ISIS 6.6.01 : Modified PROTON IDE interface to valid PIC device type.
ARES 6.6.01 : Changed default for CADCAM output so that no MECH layer is de
sigated for slotting/routing unless
explicitly set by the user. This avoids problem where dimensi
on and other objects do not
appear on MECH1.
Fixed bug - discrepancy between status display and co-ordinar
y display when entering objects.
Fixed bug - viewing of Zipped CADCAM output not working.
LOADERS.DLL : Fixed bug - problem with large number of variables in PICBASI
C loader.
PIC18.DLL : Fixed bug - problem with 9 bit mode of USART.
: Fixed bug - PWM timing not reflecting changes in timer regist
er values (PR2 or CCPxRL).
PIC16.DLL : Fixed bug - RA6/CLKOUT pin and CONFIG word in PIC16627/628/64
8.
MCS8051.DLL : Fixed bug - problem with spaces in program file/path.
STERM.DLL : Fixed bug - I2C/SPI Terminals not compatible with graph based
simulation.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.6 SP0 (Beta 1)
-----------------------------------
ISIS 6.6.00 : Added power rail configuration system.
Added batch mode conformance analysis (verifies multiple desi
gns in directory structure).
Fixed bug - problem with filing designs where sub-circuit por
ts moved off schematic.
Fixed bug - UAE from SPICE Options button on conformance grap
h.
ARES 6.6.00 : Added feature - Full text search and descriptions for Package
Library.
Added feature - Ability to tag sub-section of tracking.
Fixed bug - UAE on deleting routes with board containing mult
iple overlapping planes.
Fixed bug - with nested planes and zone-track connectivity.
Fixed bug - multiple instances of each net in reverse-netlist
generation./
ROTOR.DLL : Added pwm-controller (hobby) servo model.
PIC16.DLL : Added 16F87, 16F88 variants.
Fixed bug - problem with 9 bit mode of USART.
BSTAMP2.DLL : Fixed bug in GOSUB/RETURN statement.
Fixed bug with frequency divisor in SERIN/SEROUT commands of
BS2pe.
Also added PIC10.DLL model, RELAYS.LIB library

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.5 SP5 (Full Release)


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ISIS 6.5.05 : Added support for direct integration with Crownhill Proton ID
E
ARES 6.5.05 : No changes.
PIC12C5.DLL : Fixed bug - override of GP2 function by T0CS not implemented.
PIC12F6.DLL : Fixed bug - fixed problem enabling timer 1
PIC16.DLL : Fixed bug - initialization problem with analogue comparator.
PIC18.DLL : Fixed bug - EEPROM memory cleared after program load.
: Fixed bug - problem with PWM mode of timer module.
SCOPE.DLL : Fixed resource/memory leak.
VTERM.DLL : Modified to use larger font on high resolution displays.
MICRO.LIB : Corrected missing properties of PIC16F648.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.5 SP4 (Full Release)
-----------------------------------------
ISIS 6.5.03 : No changes.
ARES 6.5.03 : No changes.
DISPLAYS.LIB : Changed addressing of MDLS40466 to match current data sheets
LOADERS.DLL : Fixed issue with BIT type in Crownhill Proton Pluss loader
SMTDISC.LIB : Added SOT23-6 package.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.5 SP3 (Full Release)
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ISIS 6.5.03 : Added support for Big-Endian Microchip floats to watch/var wi
ndow.
ARES 6.5.03 : Fixed bug: Problem with unnamed components in Electra interfa
ce.
Fixed bug: UAE on rotate/mirror of tagged object after decomp
ose.
LOADERS.DLL : Added support for Crownhill Proton Plus V2.2
DISPLAY.LIB : Updated MDLS40466 and added LC4857 models.
LCDALPHA.DLL : Modified row mapping behaviour for dual controller LCDs.
PIC12.DLL : Fixed bug - UAE on dissasembly of references to common GPRs.
PIC16.DLL : Fixed bug - UAE on dissasembly of references to common GPRs.
PIC18.DLL : Fixed bug - initial/reset state of TRMT bit changed from 0->
1
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.5 SP2 (Full Release)
-----------------------------------------
ISIS 6.5.02 : Changes/enhancements to library search form including value m
atching.
Fixed bug - UAE on pick/replace of symbols.
Fixed bug - incorrect compilation of LISA models which refere
nce other models.
ARES 6.5.02 : Filestem field added to CADCAM output dialog.
Fixed bug - UAE on duplication of MECH layers.
FET.LIB : Ammended SUPERTEX MOSFET models with correct L/W properties.
ANALOG.LML : TRIAC model corrected to latch on all four quadrants.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.5 SP1 (Beta 2)
-----------------------------------
ISIS 6.5.01 : Added component descriptions and free text library search.
Fixed bug - misbehaviour of component annotator after undo op
eration.
ARES 6.5.01 : Added support for storing tracking within packages.
Fixed bug - problems with manufacturing notes, contact detail
s and CADCAM Readme file.
Fixed bug - dimension objects initialize in thou when in metr
ic mode
Fixed bug - mis-counting of CRC violations for status line re
port.
Fixed bug - interaction of marker symbols on edge layer and b
oard edge detection
Added ATA data storage model and data-logger sample design
Added new library parts for Apex, Analog Devices, Burr Brown, Elantec, Intersil
and Maxim devices.
All device libraries updated with textual part descriptions
Licencing of SPEAKER and MOTOR models modified to work with PROSPICE Lite.
New models for bipolar stepper motors, LM297/298 motor controllers and relays.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.5 SP0 (Beta 1)
-----------------------------------
ISIS 6.5.00 : Unchanged for this beta
ARES 6.5.00 : Added feature - Electra Autorouter interface
Added feature - ability to wire tracks to groundplanes.
Fixed bug - UAE after UNDO of board containing DRC error obje
cts
SCOPE.DLL : Added ability to change graticule colour.
MPASMDDX : Updated to work correctly with PIC18 LST files.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.4 SP3


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ISIS 6.4.03 : Fixed bug - Problem with MP-LAB VSM debug driver under heavy
network load.
ARES 6.4.03 : Fixed bug - Problem within route tidy function.
LICENCE manager utility updated.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.4 SP2
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ARES 6.4.02 : Fixed bug - Gerber View not loading/displaying drill file.
: Fixed bug - Autoplacer shuffle mode not working due to change
s associated with component locking.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.4 SP1
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ISIS 6.4.01 : Fixed redraw bug with rotate/reflect of 2D graphics
Fixed bug with x-hair cursor and Set Output area.
ARES 6.4.01 : Fixed bug with x-hair cursor and Set Output area.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.4 SP0


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ISIS 6.4.00 : Added block rotate function.
Added new search dialogue.
Added net-name combobox to label edit dialogue.
Fixed bug: File Generator browse used 'save' instead of 'open
' file selector.
Fixed bug: limitation on length of MODFILE filename.
ARES 6.4.00 : Added dimension objects.
Added 'lock' checkbox for components and pins.
Added enhanced CADCAM output command.
Added testpoint information file command.
Fixed bug: limitation on length of package names.
PROSPICE 6.4.00 : Changed behaviour of memory primitive to *not* latch address
bus, as was the case
in versions prior to 6.3
PIC18 6.4.00 : Fixed problem with MCLR pin.
AVR 6.4.00 : Fixed problems with Mega 16/32 parts.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.3 SP2
--------------------------
ISIS 6.3.02 : Fixed bug: UAE on load of designs with sheet title/name in he
ader block.
Fixed bug: Shift/Pan zoom not working on Windows 98/Me
ARES 6.3.02 : Fixed bug: Package preview service not working.
: Fixed bug: Incorrect layer mapping of SMT padstack in compone
nt.
Fixed bug: Keyboard +/- rotate while drag not working.
Fixed bug: Shift/Pan zoom not working on Windows 98/Me
PIC16 6.3.02 : Fixed bug in timer 2 prescaler
PIC18 6.3.02 : Fixed bug in timer 2 prescaler
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.3 SP1
--------------------------
ISIS 6.3.01 : Fixed bug: UAE on export metafile.
Fixed bug: new style menus incompatible with NT4
Fixed bug: netlisting problem with same named pins
Fixed bug: message handling issue, affects intertactive simul
ation in particular
ARES 6.3.01 : Fixed bug: UAE on export metafile.
Fixed bug: UAE on export overlay
Fixed bug: new style menus incompatible with NT4
Fixed bug: non-tagged vias deleted on delete route when linke
d through zone.
PROSPICE 6.3.01 : Fixed bug: IDSIMMODELL::drivestate() function did not support
TSTATE/FSTATE
(affected PIC16 and PIC18 models in 6.3 SP0)

VSMSDK.HLP updated with latest API info.


CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.3
----------------------
ISIS 6.3.00 : Added keyboard mapping.
Added new printer output dialog with preview etc.
Added read-only mode for viewing designs.
Added Watchpoint Expressions
Added Debugging features for multi-cpu designs
Added Execute for specified time
Fixed bug: copy to clipboard generates metafile with no text
Fixed bug: Packaging tool has problems with hidden pins on he
terogenous multi-element parts.

ARES 6.3.00 : Added keyboard mapping.


Added new printer output dialog with preview etc.
Added read-only mode for viewing designs.
Fixed bug: incorrect rendering of exactly overlapping zones o
n different nets.
PROSPICE 6.3.00 : Enhanced VSM API (ver 1.10) including IBUSPIN for improved si
mulator performance.
MEMORY primitive now supports Intel and Motoral HEX, and also
byte/word splitting.
Added support for watchpoint expressions.
DSIM primitives and other VSM models modified to exploit IBUSPIN interface.
Added new models including DS1320, DS1620, MAX7219, ADC0831 and 74XX595.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.2 SP5
--------------------------
ISIS 6.2.05 : Fixed bug: bitmap import not working
Fixed bug: packaging tool rejects components with samed named
hidden pins.
Fixed bug: Ctrl-C (zoom to child) on wire causes UAE.
PIC18 : Fixed bug: BSR register not updated on write operation
Fixed bug: incorrection operation of analogue comparator
Fixed bug: TBLPTR and BSR swapped in register window
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.2 SP4
--------------------------
ISIS 6.2.04 : Added dialogue to warn if USC expired.
Fixed problem in packaging tool with bus pins.
ARES 6.2.04 : Added dialogue to warn if USC expired.
Fixed bug: bitmaps print on all layers.
Fixed bug: layer selector not updated after editing padstack
type.
Fixed bug: false origin not preserved during undo.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.2 SP3


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ISIS 6.2.03 : Fixed various problems with packaging tool and hidden power p
ins.
Fixed UAE in GDIWRAP.DLL when goto sheet dialog form moved.
ARES 6.2.03 : Fixed bug: zones do not step away from objects close to but n
ot overlapping their boundaries.
Added AVRASM32 to supplied 3rd party tools in order to support MEGA8/16/32 assem
bly language.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.2 SP2
--------------------------
ISIS 6.2.02 : Fixed problem with bitmap import from MS Paint.
ARES 6.2.02 : Fixed problem with bitmap import from MS Paint.
PIC18.DLL : Fixed bug with interrupts and test/skip instructions.
LCDPIXEL.DLL : Changed modelling of read data command in KS108.
VTERM.DLL : Added RX/TX and RTS/CTS polarity inversion.
DIGITAL.LML : Added MAX232 model.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.2 SP1


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ISIS 6.2.01 : Minor changes to enhanced BOM functionality.
ARES 6.2.01 : Changed route editor context menu to appear on mouse button u
p instead of button down.
AVR.DLL : Fixed bug in ATMEGA far Call/Jmp instructions.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.2 SP0
--------------------------
ISIS 6.2.00 : Added bitmap import.
Added enhanced bill of materials.
Fixed minor bugs in packaging tool.
ARES 6.2.00 : Added support for truetype fonts.
Added bitmap import.
Fixed bug - UAE on decomposition of component with MECH graph
ics.
Fixed bug - UAE in route modification with thick tracks.
Fixed bug - problem with Gerber Import of square SMT pads.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.1 SP2
--------------------------
This release contains minor bug fixes only.
PROSPICE : Fixed UAE with PROBEs on power nets - a fairly silly thing to
do anyway :-)
LOADERS.DLL : Modified COFF loader to work with MP-ASM assembly files.
AVR.DLL : Fixed race condition if UCR written before UBRR.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.1 SP1


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ISIS 6.1.01 : Realtime simulation log now resets if buffer fills up.
Improved responsiveness of realtime simulation when large amo
unts of
log data are produced.
Added support for Hitech & Microchip floats to watch window
ARES 6.1.01 : Fixed bug - mouse wheel zoom was duplicated.
Fixed bug - error message wrong for track connects multiple n
ets.
PIC16.DLL : Added support for COFF format (used by Hitech PICC & PICC Lit
e)
AVR.DLL : Added support for COFF format (used by GNU compiler)
ROTOR.DLL : now authorizes with basic simulation
SPEAKER.DLL : now authorizes with basic simulation

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.1 BETA (SP0)


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ISIS 6.1 : Revamped 'Multimeter Mode' for placing virtual instruments.
Added point and shoot component parameter information for int
eractive simulation;
this replaces DC operating point function in previous version
s.
Added mouse wheel zoom.
Fixed bug - 16 bit signed integers display as unsigned in wat
ch/Variables window.
Fixed bug - DDX programs fail with filenames containing space
s.
Fixed bug - Problems with Edit Generator dialogue form where
values keep reseting to defaults
on certain computers only.
ARES 6.1 : Added mouse wheel zoom.
Added variable line widths and solid fills for 2D graphics.
Fixed bug - UAE in route modification with thick tracks
PROSPICE 6.1 : Improved simulator performance by as much as 50% for VSM appl
ications.
Improved memory usage where TSTART != 0 in graph based simula
tion.
Added real time display for voltage and current probes.
Added enhanced component parameter/operating point for intera
ctive simulation.
Added DIVIDER (divide by N) digital primitive.

PIC16.DLL : Added PIC16F627, 628, 648.


CTIMER.DLL : New: Counter Timer instrument.
UARTS.DLL : New: 8250 UART model.
ACTIVE.LIB : Added models for blue, yellow LEDs.
ANALOG.LIB : Added 78XX/79XX regulator models.
OPAMP.LIB : Improved op-amp macro models (OA_FET, OA_MFET etc.) giving be
tter convergence.
DISPLAY.LIB : Added models for blue, green 7 seg displays.

CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.0 SP5


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ISIS 6.00.05 : Modified packaging tool to allow delete of last packaging.
Fixed bug - UAE in Make Device when tabbing back and forth.
ARES 6.00.05 : Fixed bug - UAE in CRC checker for missings attached to pin o
bjects.
Fixed bug - UAE in duplicate layer copying 2D graphics.
Fixed bug - Incorrect redraw after undo of track copy
PROSPICE 6.0.05 : Fixed bug - glitching in SPICE PULSE generator with PW=0
PATTGEN.DLL : Added insert/delete column commands to context menu.
Modified display to show current output state at rightmost co
lumn.
Fixed bug - last bit of pattern not stored.
CMOS.LIB : Added 4052.
MICRO.LIB : Added PIC16F627/16F628/16F648 devices - model support to foll
ow in release 6.1
Fixed wrong property name (RSTENBL) in ATTINY15.
ACTIVE.LIB : Added missing files RSWITCH*.MDF to ACTIVE.LML
SMTCHIP.LIB : Added QFN parts.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.0 SP4
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ISIS 6.00.04 : Fixed bug - More than 15 chars in probe name causes UAE on si
mulation.
ARES 6.00.04 : Fixed bug - Solid relief setting of pads not honoured correct
ly.
Fixed bug - Polygonal board edge treated as solid in DRC.
Fixed bug - Delete of DRC object follwed by undo causes UAE.
LCDPIXEL.DLL : Added support for KS0108 display driver.
COMPIM.DLL : Fixed problem with break handing on Windows XP.
DIGITAL.LML : Fixed bug - Incorrect operation of up/down pin in 4516 model.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.0 SP3
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ARES 6.00.03 : Fixed bug - intermittent problem - Gerber View mis-parsing DR
L files.
Minor changes and corrections to ISIS/ARES help files.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.0 SP2
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ISIS 6.00.02 : Fixed bug - licencing problems with some VSM products.
: Fixed bug - problems with duplicate pin names in simulation c
ontext.
: Fixed bug - TAPE objects not filing mode setting properly.
PROSPICE 6.00.02 : Fixed bug - unwanted case sensitivity of pin names in VSM API
.
Fixed bug - TAPE and RECORD probes product zero length result
files.
CHANGES IN RELEASE 6.0 SP1
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ISIS 6.00.01 : Fixed bug - licencing problems with VSM products.
HC11 : Fixed bug - UAE caused by unused variables in UBROF data.