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Installation of the Silab USB driver for Quantum Programmer in an HP using Vista

Robert Wandel <rwwandel@...>
 

Help!

I have installed the Quantum CV Manager ver. 1.5.0.3, the Q1a Upgrade
ver. 1.3.0.0, and the Q2 Upgrade ver. 1.6.0.1 in the same folder, as
recommended by QSI in the Quick Programmer Start Up guide. I have
placed them in the Program Files (x86) under the name Quantum
Programmer. I also downloaded the Silab USB Drivers file, unzipped
it, and installed it in the same file folder as the the other three
files [Program Files (x86)&#92;Quantum Programmer&#92;]. I then powered up
the Quantum Programmer and inserted the plug into the USB port. I did
NOT get the "Found New Hardware Wizard" message. Therefore, no
further installation steps could be completed.

As a test, I tried to open the Quantum CV Manager. I received the
following message: "X SI_GetNumDevices returns
SI_DEVICE_NOT_FOUND". I then attempted the trouble shooting as shown
on the Readme driver file. I followed the steps to confirm the
installation, and "Quantum Programmer" did appear in the "Universal
Serial Bus Controllers" sub-file, but it had a yellow exclamation
point next to it. During this one time the "Quantum Programmer" was
present in the "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" sub-file, I right
clicked on the file name and then clicked on Properties" line and
the "General" tab. I found this message for device status: "Windows
cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be
corrupted or missing (Code 39)". Note: I only found this once. After
I closed out of "Computer" and then went back into the "Universal
Serial Bus Controllers" sub-file, the sub-file named "Quantum
Programmer" had disappeared.

I also did step 2 under troubleshooting. I found "SiUSBXp.dll" in the
file with the QuantumCVManager files. I right clicked, opened
properties and confirmed that I installed Version 3.1.0.0.

So, here is where I stand: The three main programs are installed and
operational (CV manager, Q1a update and Q2 update. The USB driver is
located in the same file as the programs, and it is the correct name
and version. The problem is that my @#$%^&*( computer will not
recognize the driver and will not install it when the Quantum
Programmer is attached to the computer via it USB cable.

Oh, and just for icing on the cake - I did this exact same
installation on my spouse's XP laptop, and I was successful. The
driver loaded via the Wizard, and the CV Manager opened without an
error message. Obviously, I could just give up and use my wife's
computer for this activity. But one, that's a lot of time using her
computer with all her "stuff' on it. Two, my computer has all of my
model railroading "stuff" on it, which is extensive. And three, these
operations should work on a Vista-based computer.

I am really stumped here, and a call to QSI was no help; the person
on the other end has familiarity with XP only. The Readme for the
updated driver states "There is support for Vista", but is that true?
Is there a different method for loading the driver when one has a
Vista-based machine? Finally, and this is really grasping at straws -
the file for the driver installation is "SiUSBXp.dll". Does that Xp
mean this driver is only recognized by an XP machine? Is a
different .dll needed for Vista?

Any help will be most appreciated, and is probably needed by other
members.

Bob Wandel


Re: Revolution A capacitor size

spideyatwork <spideyatwork@...>
 

Thanks Kelly for the information!

--- In QSIndustries@..., Kelly Dorf <kelly.dorf@...> wrote:

Based on our testing, the 330uf cap was the smallest size that gave good
performance on both analog and DCC operation.
If the board is going to be used for DCC only, a much smaller cap
could be
used, although we would not recommend one less than 100uf at 25 volts.
If the capacitor is too small, you may have problems with the decoder
resetting while going over a switch or when blowing the horn.

Kelly Dorf
QSI

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 9:36 PM, spideyatwork <spideyatwork@...>wrote:

Hello,
I searched on this subject and didn't find any definitive answer on
whether or not a smaller capacitor will work or not. I have limited
room in my Atlas MP15 and a smaller size capacitor would really help.
Thanks,
Peter



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Re: QSI/Lenz/Zug

g_pruss
 

Max,

How exactly did you perform the factory reset?
Magnet over Reed Switch?
soft reset using CV56.128?

Possibly the decoder will not respond now to
Service Mode requests because it is trying to
reset it's LTM to factory defaults every time
it powers on in Service Mode. Because the time
to reset the LTM usually exceeds the time most
DCC controllers leave the power on for a service mode
operation, the reset does not complete. So the
decoder tries to reset again the next time the power comes on.

If you are using the Magnet over Reed Switch method,
try the factory reset in Ops Mode, or better yet, in Analog DC.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., "wmax66" <harmony@...> wrote:

Hi guys. I have a P2k NKP Berkshire fitted with an OEM QSI sound
decoder, which I have upgraded with a new chip. I am running a
Lenz
system with an interface so I can use Zug software. The loco runs
well
(or did), but I wanted to improve the speed table. I launched Zug
and
with the loco on the program track, loaded a new speed table.
Now the loco is completely quiet and unable to move. This
catatonic
state cannot be broken by a factory reset. When I try to enter the
long address, the Lenz reads ERROR 02, which is code for "No
decoder
detected." I haven't bought a QSI programmer as I have only the
one
QSI equipped loco. Any assistance will be gratefully received.
Best
regards. Max


Re: Revolution A capacitor size

kelly dorf
 

Based on our testing, the 330uf cap was the smallest size that gave good
performance on both analog and DCC operation.
If the board is going to be used for DCC only, a much smaller cap could be
used, although we would not recommend one less than 100uf at 25 volts.
If the capacitor is too small, you may have problems with the decoder
resetting while going over a switch or when blowing the horn.

Kelly Dorf
QSI

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 9:36 PM, spideyatwork <spideyatwork@...>wrote:

Hello,
I searched on this subject and didn't find any definitive answer on
whether or not a smaller capacitor will work or not. I have limited
room in my Atlas MP15 and a smaller size capacitor would really help.
Thanks,
Peter



QSI/Lenz/Zug

wmax66 <harmony@...>
 

Hi guys. I have a P2k NKP Berkshire fitted with an OEM QSI sound
decoder, which I have upgraded with a new chip. I am running a Lenz
system with an interface so I can use Zug software. The loco runs well
(or did), but I wanted to improve the speed table. I launched Zug and
with the loco on the program track, loaded a new speed table.
Now the loco is completely quiet and unable to move. This catatonic
state cannot be broken by a factory reset. When I try to enter the
long address, the Lenz reads ERROR 02, which is code for "No decoder
detected." I haven't bought a QSI programmer as I have only the one
QSI equipped loco. Any assistance will be gratefully received. Best
regards. Max


Revolution A capacitor size

spideyatwork <spideyatwork@...>
 

Hello,
I searched on this subject and didn't find any definitive answer on
whether or not a smaller capacitor will work or not. I have limited
room in my Atlas MP15 and a smaller size capacitor would really help.
Thanks,
Peter


Re: Help!!!!

Gerry Hopkins
 

aaronkty wrote:
I bought a brand new Blueline Ind. SD 40-2 from Train World in
U.S.which had DC Sound and DCC Ready. It worked perfectly until I
decided to have a decoder inserted to run on DCC. The local hobby shop
here in Australia (reputable one) from whom I bought the decoder and
paid for the installation messed things up for me. Now my brand new
loco has lost sound completely and after several trips back to them I
was totally disgusted and decided to have the decoder removed and now
it is soundless although the original sound decoder is still in there.
So much for "professional service". Can someone help please.

aaronkty (or whatever your name is)

First, there are no professional installers on the east coast - just hobbyists who do favours for others at a small charge. Some charge more than others. If I knew what state (of Oz) you were in I could possibly point you to the right guy. I personally do not charge until the modeller is happy - never had complaints - 1100 installs in 10 years.

As this is the wrong group - contact me off line.

Gerry

Gerry Hopkins MMR #177
Great Northern - Downunder
http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/gerrymmr

NMRA - Australasian Region
Education, AP & Contest Manager
http://www.nmra.org.au

Easydcc & Decoder Pro User


Re: Help!!!!

Colin Hussey
 

Under Australian consumer laws, & dependant on the state you live in, you have the right to demand the model to be fixed. If the model is working fine without the sound decoder, then the problem exists with the decoder, & you have the right to demand a replacement or a refund.


The reason being that the decoder does not perform or work in the way that is advertised as being able to do, nor does it meet the needs as specified that it is or was reasonably intended to do. The area of question is that you would not be able to obtain a reimbursement for the actual labor costs for installation. At least you would have the money for the decoder.


If the company is reputable as you say, even the reputable ones sometimes do not especially like people buying from O/seas when they can be purchased locally, as a result that can be part of some aspects of disgruntled after sales service, although I doubt that any of the reputable ones would want to have their names tarnished over something such as this.



One area that I have found here, is that whilst many sell DCC & sound they really know very little about it, & as a result some who sell decoders only sell straight pin in/out Compatible P&P deocders, & not sound, or have the install carried out by another source.



What this issue brings to me though is another or associated problem that we modellers here are finding with some of our models that come in & manufactured in China, & it is not brand specific either. It is also recognised with at least one Sound Decoder manufacturer having a warning in with their decoders advising a wire test prior to installing into any model made in China.



This problem is that some models are said to be incorrrectly wired, it is sometimes uniform whilst in other areas not uniform. What happens is that when a model is purchased & the sound decoder is then wired in & lined up with the corresponding wires in the model, a short occures & in the worst case scenario the decoder blows. If you buy a factory fitted sound equipped model no problems, but try & fit an aftermarket sound decoder then you can experience this problem.



On the other hand, I can fit a P&P decoder & find no problems, whilst it appears that I may well have a problem if a want sound & fit an aftermarket unit. In many respects it reminds me of people who have walked over old battlefields that have so called defused bombs sitting just below the surface with the potential to explode.


The blame is levelled at the China factories for not following or wiring correctly, but why is it that a P&P non sound decoder works without problem but that when going to an aftermarket device, that is when the problem comes up? These Chinese made models that are labelled & sold in good faith by the dealers/agents as being DCC ready all have circuit boards with a replacement plug pin in board that is merelly swapped out with the P&P type. Yet, I have yet to see an after market sound decoder come in the same way, with a straight P&P plug attached.



Why not? I for one would see this as a giant leap forward by all & sundry, yet every time I ask this question, I get all the reasons why not, or I simply get ignored, & I know others who have the same questions, & wonders, it also is a reason behind some who say that DCC & Sound is unreliable, owing to this wiring problem.

I would in all honesty like to see some sort of get together between the DCC industry & the major model factories to get this wiring thing sorted out, likewise a move to the P&P side of things with a common compatible P&P boards to ensure these problems are as reduced as far as possible, certainly nothing can be totally fail safe, but they should be more so than they are now. Likewise, to have some sort of standard numbers of pins & their actual corresponding model & decoder function.



In fact, it has really made me take a big step backwards in any further purchases of models either fitted with sound or the aftermarket world of sound. So far I am less than impressed with the sounds that are in our models, as they all sound very generic & too similar across the board for different locomotive types. As I have just one model on order now that is factory sound fitted on order, should it come with wrong sounds then it will finish me in this area.

I am a person, who does accept the limitations that the minutureisation of sounds will never be totally correct, & does have limitations, I can accept this point in many areas, but, I do not see that spending up on sound equipped models that are very generic at best is not for me. I also appreciate that Australian modellers are considered small fish in the Ocean, but, there are still many modellers here that do want sounds that are appropriate for our models, & a hug proportion feel let down.


Colin Hussey




To: qsindustries@...
From: nwpoca@...
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 20:04:42 +0000
Subject: RE: [QSIndustries] Help!!!!


Contact BLI directly and depending on what DCC system you use they will send you intructions on how to reset all to work correctly. It seems that the early SD-40 uses only 2 didgit addressing (why?) and things just get messed up bad. I know did a bunch of them but all is well now.



Just e mail the tech line and they will get back to you quickly!! I lent out and forgot to reprint the fix for Lenz when I sent out one of my installs.



When you do get back to the reset mode and get it right ( you will have to use the oringinal plug!) program your decoder on another locomotive or chassis this will save you a lot of nasty words. YOu will have to set both decoders to the same 2 DIGIT address all will work!



MIke Ritschdorff

To: QSIndustries@...
From: aaronkty@...
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:34:56 +0000
Subject: [QSIndustries] Help!!!!

I bought a brand new Blueline Ind. SD 40-2 from Train World in
U.S.which had DC Sound and DCC Ready. It worked perfectly until I
decided to have a decoder inserted to run on DCC. The local hobby shop
here in Australia (reputable one) from whom I bought the decoder and
paid for the installation messed things up for me. Now my brand new
loco has lost sound completely and after several trips back to them I
was totally disgusted and decided to have the decoder removed and now
it is soundless although the original sound decoder is still in there.
So much for "professional service". Can someone help please.



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Re: Help!!!!

litespan46
 

try this, put your engine minus the motion decoder on the program track , program it to reset , look in manual for cv reset, after reset , program in your 2 or 4 digit address. if it programs ok and it should , take the motion decoder install it in a different loco . PROGRAM it to the same number as the blue line one you did already . install in blue line and it should be good to go. i did this routine to one i got from a LHS and that is how i got it to work.



                 good luck gene

----- Original Message -----
From: "aaronkty" <aaronkty@...>
To: QSIndustries@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:34:56 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [QSIndustries] Help!!!!

I bought a brand new Blueline Ind. SD 40-2 from Train World  in
U.S.which had DC Sound and DCC Ready. It worked perfectly until I
decided to have a decoder inserted to run on DCC. The local hobby shop
here in Australia (reputable one) from whom I bought the decoder and
paid for the installation messed things up for me. Now my brand new
loco has lost sound completely and after several trips back to them I
was totally disgusted and decided to have the decoder removed and now
it is soundless although the original sound decoder is still in there.
So much for "professional service". Can someone help please.


Re: Help!!!!

Mike Ritschdorff
 

Contact BLI directly and depending on what DCC system you use they will send you intructions on how to reset all to work correctly. It seems that the early SD-40 uses only 2 didgit addressing (why?) and things just get messed up bad. I know did a bunch of them but all is well now.



Just e mail the tech line and they will get back to you quickly!! I lent out and forgot to reprint the fix for Lenz when I sent out one of my installs.



When you do get back to the reset mode and get it right ( you will have to use the oringinal plug!) program your decoder on another locomotive or chassis this will save you a lot of nasty words. YOu will have to set both decoders to the same 2 DIGIT address all will work!



MIke Ritschdorff

To: QSIndustries@...
From: aaronkty@...
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:34:56 +0000
Subject: [QSIndustries] Help!!!!

I bought a brand new Blueline Ind. SD 40-2 from Train World in
U.S.which had DC Sound and DCC Ready. It worked perfectly until I
decided to have a decoder inserted to run on DCC. The local hobby shop
here in Australia (reputable one) from whom I bought the decoder and
paid for the installation messed things up for me. Now my brand new
loco has lost sound completely and after several trips back to them I
was totally disgusted and decided to have the decoder removed and now
it is soundless although the original sound decoder is still in there.
So much for "professional service". Can someone help please.



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Re: Help!!!!

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Blueline is not QSI sound so this question is better asked on the BLI-PCM list.

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Help!!!!

aaronkty
 

I bought a brand new Blueline Ind. SD 40-2 from Train World in
U.S.which had DC Sound and DCC Ready. It worked perfectly until I
decided to have a decoder inserted to run on DCC. The local hobby shop
here in Australia (reputable one) from whom I bought the decoder and
paid for the installation messed things up for me. Now my brand new
loco has lost sound completely and after several trips back to them I
was totally disgusted and decided to have the decoder removed and now
it is soundless although the original sound decoder is still in there.
So much for "professional service". Can someone help please.


Re: Version7CVSupport.txt

g_pruss
 

Michael,

CV 55.136.0 & 55.136.0 are listed in the file but not in he V4.4.0
DCC manual <<<

CV55.136.0 is described on page 198 of the ver 4.4.0 DCC Ref Manual.


CV 55.112.x & 55.114.x are no longer listed for any model. <<<
CV55.112.x and CV55.114.x for Front and Rear Step Lights are no
longer in use.
We decided using 4 bytes to configure step lights was wasteful.
The Step Lights are now configured using CV55.134.0 Exterior Lights
Initial State.

You won't find CV55.134.0 in the ver 4.4.0 DCC Ref Manual.
Here is a brief description:
Bit 0 Truck Lights On
Bit 1 Reserved
Bit 2 Step Lights On
Bits 3-7 Reserved


For model 127 Atlas B23-7
old file had CVs for ditch lights
new file has CVs fr front marker and rear maker (no ditch) <<<

We did a 127-10 variation for the QSI Solutions aftermarket with
Front and Rear Marker Lights instead of Ditch Lights.

My report generator picked up the configuration file for the 127-10
variation.

The 127-0 and 127-1 variations have Ditch Lights.


The steam magnum & revolution (3010,3050) CV 55.154.x is not
listed
but they are for the articulated steam & diesel & elec & turbine
(1008,1050,4000,4050,2001,2050,5000,5050) <<<

Same problem: the report generator picked up
the wrong (experimental) configuration files for these two models.


I re-ran the report generator with the correct config files for
models 127, 3010 and 3050.

The result is "Version7CVSupport_20Feb09.txt" which I have added
to the files section of this group.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., "Michael Mosher" <mjmx1@...>
wrote:

Gerry,

I noticed a few things:
CV 55.136.0 & 55.136.0 are listed in the file but not in he V4.4.0
DCC manual.

CV 55.112.x & 55.114.x are no longer listed for any model.

For model 127 Atlas B23-7
old file had CVs for ditch lights
new file has CVs fr front marker and rear maker (no ditch)

The steam magnum & revolution (3010,3050) CV 55.154.x is not listed
but they are for the articulated steam & diesel & elec & turbine
(1008,1050,4000,4050,2001,2050,5000,5050)

Thanks,
Michael

--- In QSIndustries@..., "g_pruss" <g_pruss@> wrote:

Michael,

I added "Version7CVSupport_15Feb09.txt"
to this group's Files section.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., "Michael Mosher" <mjmx1@>
wrote:

Gerry Pruss

I'd like to request an updated "Version7CVSupport.txt" file.

Thanks,

Michael Mosher
http://home.comcast.net/~mjmx
Member SFRH&MS
http://www.atsfrr.net/
DCC Master PVSMR
http://www.patcongvalley.com/


Re: Decoder in Sunset Moguls

g_pruss
 

Tom,

Does Q1 refer to an OEM style board with a replaceable chip? <<<
Yes, the Q1 boards have a socketed flash memory chip.

Since JMRI doesn't have the specific profile for this decoder,
can I assume that
the CV values are like the ones on the Steam Revolution? <<<

The Quantum Revolution supports many more CV's than does Q1a firmware.
For the Sunset Models SP Mogul 2-6-0, I would use the profile for
one of the Q1 BLI Steam models, such as model 300, the BLI Hudson.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., texpearson@... wrote:

Thank you for the information.? I have a couple more questions

Does Q1 refer to an OEM style board with a replaceable chip?

Since JMRI doesn't have the specific profile for this decoder, can
I assume that the CV values are like the ones on the Steam Revolution?

Tom in Texas


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Re: Version7CVSupport.txt

Michael Mosher
 

Gerry,

I noticed a few things:
CV 55.136.0 & 55.136.0 are listed in the file but not in he V4.4.0
DCC manual.

CV 55.112.x & 55.114.x are no longer listed for any model.

For model 127 Atlas B23-7
old file had CVs for ditch lights
new file has CVs fr front marker and rear maker (no ditch)

The steam magnum & revolution (3010,3050) CV 55.154.x is not listed
but they are for the articulated steam & diesel & elec & turbine
(1008,1050,4000,4050,2001,2050,5000,5050)

Thanks,
Michael

--- In QSIndustries@..., "g_pruss" <g_pruss@...> wrote:

Michael,

I added "Version7CVSupport_15Feb09.txt"
to this group's Files section.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., "Michael Mosher" <mjmx1@>
wrote:

Gerry Pruss

I'd like to request an updated "Version7CVSupport.txt" file.

Thanks,

Michael Mosher
http://home.comcast.net/~mjmx
Member SFRH&MS
http://www.atsfrr.net/
DCC Master PVSMR
http://www.patcongvalley.com/


Re: Decoder in Sunset Moguls

Michael Mosher
 

Updates to Decoder Pro QSI V7 files are in the work now and hopefully will be done soon.

The revolution supports many more lighting output & associated CV then the Sunset mogul, better choice would be the Sunset NP 4-8-4, if you don't want to wait for the updated files.

Michael Mosher
http://home.comcast.net/~mjmx
Member SFRH&MS
http://www.atsfrr.net/
DCC Master PVSMR
http://www.patcongvalley.com/

----- Original Message -----
From: <texpearson@...>
To: <QSIndustries@...>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 2:09 PM
Subject: [QSIndustries] Re: Decoder in Sunset Moguls


Thank you for the information.? I have a couple more questions

Does Q1 refer to an OEM style board with a replaceable chip?

Since JMRI doesn't have the specific profile for this decoder, can I assume that the CV values are like the ones on the Steam Revolution?

Tom in Texas





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Re: Decoder in Sunset Moguls

Tom in Texas
 

Thank you for the information.? I have a couple more questions

Does Q1 refer to an OEM style board with a replaceable chip?

Since JMRI doesn't have the specific profile for this decoder, can I assume that the CV values are like the ones on the Steam Revolution?

Tom in Texas


Re: Decoder in Sunset Moguls

g_pruss
 

Tom,

The decoder that is factory installed in the
Sunset Models 2-6-0 is a Quantum 1 (Q1) decoder which
runs Q1a firmware.

Gerry Pruss
QSI

--- In QSIndustries@..., texpearson@... wrote:

Which QSI decoder is most like the one being factory installed in the
Sunset 2-6-0's?

Tom Pearson




Decoder in Sunset Moguls

Tom in Texas
 

Which QSI decoder is most like the one being factory installed in the Sunset 2-6-0's?

Tom Pearson

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