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MC-12

Software Installation Instructions

 


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Lexicon, Inc.
3 Oak Park
Bedford, MA  01730-1441  USA
Tel

781-280-0300

Fax

781-280-0490

www.lexicon.com

Customer Support

Tel

781-280-0300

Fax

781-280-0495 (Sales)

Fax

781-280-0499 (Service)

Lexicon Part No. 070-14975  |  Rev 0  |  04/02

DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

This document contains software installation instructions for the MC-12/MC-12 Balanced. Refer to the MC-12 User Guide for general
safety, installation, and operating instructions.

The following symbols are used in this document:

Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could
result in injury or death.

Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could
result in damage or destruction to part or all of the product.

Note:

Calls attention to information that is essential to highlight.

© 2002 Lexicon, Inc. All rights reserved.

This document should not be construed as a commitment on the part of Lexicon, Inc. The information it contains is subject to change without notice. Lexicon, Inc.
assumes no responsibility for errors that may appear within this document.

CAUTION

WARNING

 


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SAFETY SUMMARY

The following general safety precautions must be observed during all phases of
operation, service, and repair of this instrument. Failure to comply with these
precautions or with specific warnings elsewhere in these instructions violates
safety standards of design manufacture and intended use of the instrument.
Lexicon, Inc. assumes no liability for failure to comply with these requirements.

GROUND THE INSTRUMENT

To minimize shock hazard, the instrument chassis and cabinet must be
connected to an electrical ground. The instrument is equipped with a
3-conductor AC power cable. The power cable must be either plugged into an
approved 3-contact electrical outlet or used with a 3-contact to 2-contact adapter
with the grounding wire (green) firmly connected to an electrical ground (safety
ground) at the power outlet. The power jack and mating plug of the power cable
meet International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) safety standards.

DO NOT OPERATE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE

Do not operate the instrument in the presence of flammable gasses or fumes.
Operation of any electrical instrument in such an environment constitutes a
definite safety hazard.

KEEP AWAY FROM LIVE CIRCUITS

Operating personnel must not remove instrument covers. Component
replacement and internal adjustments must be made by qualified maintenance
personnel. Do not replace components with power cable connected. Under
certain conditions, dangerous voltages may exist even with the power cable
removed. To avoid injuries, always disconnect power and discharge circuits before
touching them.

DO NOT SERVICE OR ADJUST ALONE

Do not attempt internal service or adjustment unless another person capable of
rendering first aid and resuscitation is present.

DO NOT SUBSTITUTE PARTS OR MODIFY INSTRUMENT

Because of the danger of introducing additional hazards, do not install
substitute parts or perform any unauthorized modification to the instrument.

DANGEROUS PROCEDURE WARNINGS

Warnings such as the example below precede potentially dangerous procedures
throughout this manual. Instructions contained in the warnings must be followed.

Dangerous voltages capable of causing death are present in
this instrument. Use extreme caution when handling, testing,
or adjusting.

WARNING

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE

(ESD) PRECAUTIONS

The following practices minimize possible damage to
components resulting from electrostatic discharge or improper
insertion:

Keep parts in original containers until ready for use.

Avoid having plastic, vinyl, or styrofoam in the work area.

Wear an anti-static wrist strap.

Discharge personal static before handling devices.

Remove and insert boards with care.

When removing boards, handle only by non-conductive
surfaces and never touch open-edge connectors except
at a static-free workstation. To make a plastic-laminated
workbench anti-static, wash with a solution of Lux liquid
detergent, and allow to dry without rinsing.

CAUTION

 


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Software Installation Instructions

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The USB-to-Serial Port Adapters listed in the table below were
tested with a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 Laptop (PIII/800) running
Windows 98 SE. Certain adapters have been reported to be
incompatible with the upgrade kit. For a current list of known
compatible adapters, visit the knowledgebase area of the Lexicon
website at http://www.lexicon.com/kbase.

At the time of publication, the following USB-to-Serial Port
Adapters were known to be compatible with the upgrade kit:

Model Name

Model Number

Belkin Multiport USB Hub

F5U012x2

Belkin USB PDA Adapter*

F5U109

IOGEAR USB PDA/Serial Adapter*

GUC232A

* Cable adapter

SERIAL EXTENSION CABLE SPECIFICATIONS

DB-9 RS-232 connector (9-pin)

Male to female straight through cable

Note:

Performing this software installation is a simple and
intuitive process. These detailed instructions are
provided for reference. It will take about 50 minutes
to complete the software installation process – about
5 minutes to install the new software on the
computer, and about 45 minutes to upgrade the unit.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS

The following hardware is required to perform this software
installation:

Personal Computer

USB-to-Serial Port Adapter (in some cases)

Serial Extension Cable

PERSONAL COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS

Windows™ 95, 98, ME, 2000, or XP operating system

2.5MB of available hard drive space

RS-232 or USB connector (see Note below)

USB-TO-SERIAL PORT ADAPTER SPECIFICATIONS

Note:

A USB-to-Serial Port Adapter is required when using a
personal computer that only has a USB connector. It
is not required when using a computer with an
RS-232 connector.

Wiring requirements for a 9-pin to 9-pin serial connection necessitate a male to female straight
through cable.

MC-12 

COMPUTER

2

3

5

2

3

5

Transmit Data

Receive Data

Ground

Receive Data

Transmit Data

Ground

9-pin D-shell (Female)

9-pin D-shell (Male)

 


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PRESERVING USER SETTINGS

User settings will be preserved during the software installation
process, 

EXCEPT

in the following circumstances:

1. The message "WAITING FOR DOWNLOAD" appears on the

on-screen display before the upgrade begins.

2. The computer hard drive does not contain enough available

space to store user settings. About 46kB of space is needed to
store user settings. Additional space is also required. See
the Hardware Requirements section on page 4 for more
information.

3. A communication error occurs when user settings are sent to

the upgraded unit. This might occur if the serial extension
cable is removed, the unit is powered off, or the computer
experiences a problem.

It is recommended to record all user settings on the Installation
Worksheet that begins on page A-12 of the MC-12 User Guide (Rev
1) before beginning the software installation process. This will
expedite the process of reconfiguring the unit in the rare event that
user settings are not preserved.

WINDOWS NAVIGATION

The following buttons are included in windows that appear on the
computer monitor during the software installation process:

Back

Press the Back button to return to the previous window.

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Cancel

Press the Cancel button to cancel the software installation process.
When pressed, the Install window will appear on the computer
monitor containing the message "Setup is not complete…" Press
the Resume button to return to the previous window and proceed
with the installation. Press the Exit Setup button to cancel the
installation. When the installation is cancelled, the unit will
continue to run on the current software version.

Exit

Press the Exit button to close the current window that appears on
the computer monitor and cancel the software installation process.
When the installation is cancelled, the unit will continue to run on
the current software version.

INSTALLING THE NEW SOFTWARE

Note:

It is recommended to exit all Windows programs
before beginning the installation process. It will take
about 5 minutes to install the new software on the
computer.

To install the new software from the Internet:

1. Access the Lexicon website at: www.lexicon.com/mc12 and

select the software upgrade link.

. . . Installing the New Software continues on page 6

 


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4. The Welcome window will appear on the computer monitor.

Read the notes it contains. Then, press the Next button to
continue.

5. The Choose Destination Location window will appear on the

computer monitor. If desired, press the Browse… button to
choose a location on the hard drive in which to install the new
software. The default destination folder is C:\Program Files\
Lexicon\MC12. When the desired location is selected, press
the Next button to continue.

6. The Start Installation window will appear on the computer

monitor. Press the Next button to copy the necessary files onto
the computer. While this occurs, the Installing window will
appear on the computer monitor to indicate progress.

7. When this process is complete, the Installation Complete

window will appear on the computer monitor. Press the Finish
button to complete the installation.

8. The Lexicon icon pictured at the right will

appear on the desktop. This icon will be
named for the appropriate software version
(e.g. MC12V110 for Software Version 1.1).
The software can also be accessed from the
location at which it was saved on the hard
drive (e.g. C:\Program Files\Lexicon\MC12).

Note:

It is not necessary to restart the computer before
upgrading the MC-12/MC-12 Balanced.

Installing the New Software

(continued from page 5)

2. Select the MC-12 exe file. This file will be named for the

appropriate software version (e.g. MC12V110.exe for Software
Version 1.1).

3. The File Download window will appear on the computer

monitor containing the question, “What would you like to do
with this file?” Select one of the following options:

Select the “Run the program from its current location”
option, then press the OK button. A Security Warning will
appear on the computer monitor containing the question
“Do you want to install and run [file name] from
lexicon.com?” Press the Yes button.

Select the “Save the program to disk” option, then press
the OK button. The Save as... window will appear on the
computer monitor. Select the desired location in which to
save the file, then press the OK button. The file will appear
in the selected location. 

4. Proceed to Step 4 at the top of the next column.

To install the new software from the CD-ROM drive:

1. Insert the Lexicon MC-12 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive

of the computer. (This CD is provided in the upgrade kit.)

2. Open the CD-ROM drive on the computer. (It is recommended

to use the My Computer shortcut.) 

3. Select the MC-12 exe file. This file will be named for the

appropriate software version (e.g. MC12V110.exe for Software
Version 1.1).

MC12

 


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Software Installation Instructions

MC-12/MC-12 Balanced

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UPGRADING THE MC-12/MC-12 BALANCED

Note:

It will take about 45 minutes to upgrade the MC-12/
MC-12 Balanced. It is recommended not to work with
the unit when the download is in progress. 

To upgrade the unit using the MC-12 Upgrade Kit:

1. Power off the unit using the rear panel power switch.

2. Connect the male connector of the serial extension cable to the

appropriate computer connector. If this is a USB connector, a
USB-to-Serial Port Adapter is required. Refer to the adapter
documentation for instructions. Then, connect the female
connector of the serial extension cable to the RS-232
connector labeled 1 on the MC-12/MC-12 Balanced rear
panel. See page 4 for more information about USB-to-Serial
Port Adapter and serial extension cable specificiations.

3. Power on the unit using the rear panel power switch.

4. When the unit has completed the start-up process, select the

Lexicon icon on the computer desktop (pictured on the
previous page) or select the MC-12 software from the location
at which it was saved on the hard drive (e.g. C:\Program
Files\Lexicon\ MC12). 

5. The LexMC12 window will appear on the computer monitor.

Select the computer COM port that is connected to the unit.
Then, press the Update MC-12 button to continue. If using a
USB-to-Serial Port Adapter, refer to the adapter documentation
for the correct COM port.

6. The message "About to download to MC-12. Want to

continue?" will appear on the computer monitor. Press the OK
button to begin the download process.

Note:

When performing Step 6, pressing the Cancel button
will prevent the download. The message "Update of
MC-12 cancelled by user" will appear in the MC12
window above the status indicator. When the
upgrade is cancelled, the unit will continue to run on
the current software version.

During the download process, the upgrade kit will attempt to
retrieve user settings to restore once the new software is
installed. If it is possible to retrieve these settings, the message
"Getting configuration data from MC-12…" will appear on the
computer monitor and the unit will mute. It will take about 2
minutes for the upgrade kit to retrieve the current configuration.

If the upgrade kit fails to retrieve user settings, the message
"Failed to communicate with MC-12. Please check connections
and try again" will appear on the computer monitor. Select the
OK button. The message "Could not retrieve or save your
current MC-12 configuration. Would you like to continue the
update? If you do, you will lose your current configuration."
will appear on the computer monitor. Select the Yes button to
continue the upgrade. Select the No button to Cancel the
upgrade. The message "Update cancelled by user" will appear
on the computer monitor. When the upgrade is cancelled, the
unit will continue to run on the current software version and
user settings will be preserved.

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The message "Getting version data from MC-12…" will appear
on the computer monitor. It will take about 2 minutes to
retrieve version data. Once version data has been retrieved, the
message "Sending configuration data to the MC_12…" will
appear on the computer monitor. It will take about 1 minute to
download the configuration.

9. When the configuration has been downloaded, the message

"MC-12 was successfully updated and previous configuration
was restored" will appear on the computer monitor. Press the
OK button to continue. The unit will restart. The message
"Update and restoration of original configuration was
successful" will appear on the computer monitor.

Note:

The messages in Step 9 will appear on the computer
monitor even if user settings were not preserved
during the upgrade process. If user settings were not
preserved, the upgrade kit downloads default settings
to the unit and considers these settings to be the
"preserved user settings."

10. When the “Update and restoration of original configuration

was successful” message appears on the computer monitor,
press the EXIT button to close the application.

11. Power off the unit using the rear panel power switch.

12. Disconnect the serial extension cable from the computer and

the unit.

Upgrading the MC-12/MC-12 Balanced 

(continued from page 7)

7. Look for the following to occur as the upgrade continues:

The message "Preparing MC-12 for download" will appear
on the computer monitor.

The unit will restart, and the message "WAITING FOR
DOWNLOAD" will appear on the front panel display.

The message "Verifying checksum…" will appear on the
computer monitor. It will take about 30 seconds to check
the validity of the upgrade data.

The message "Exchanging file data" will appear on the
computer monitor.

The message "RECEIVING DATA…" will appear on the unit’s
front panel display. A status percentage will also appear to
indicate progress.

The message "Sending bytes…" will appear on the status
bar on the computer monitor. 

Note:

It will take about 35 minutes to complete the
download. The time it takes is not a limitation of the
COM PORT baud rate, and cannot be accelerated.

8. When the download is complete, the message "Waiting for

MC-12 to restart" will appear on the computer monitor. When
the unit restarts and returns to normal operating mode, the
upgrade kit will download preserved user settings to the unit.
If no user settings were preserved, the upgrade kit will
download default settings to the unit.

 


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Software Installation Instructions

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13. Power the unit on. 

The upgrade is now complete. Enjoy the features of the new
software!

 


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Notes

 


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Lexicon, Inc.
3 Oak Park
Bedford, MA  01730-1441  USA
Tel

781-280-0300

Fax

781-280-0490

www.lexicon.com

Customer Support

Tel

781-280-0300

Fax

781-280-0495 (Sales)

Fax

781-280-0499 (Service)

Lexicon Part No. 070-14975  |  Rev 0  |  04/02