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TelemetryViewer_v0.8.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.8_src_20210724.zip

TelemetryViewer_v0.7.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.7_src_20200717.zip

TelemetryViewer_v0.6.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.6_src_20190908.zip

TelemetryViewer_v0.5.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.5_src_20180820.zip

TelemetryViewer_v0.4.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.4_src_20170721.zip

TelemetryViewer_v0.3.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.3_src_20170211.zip

TelemetryViewer_v0.2.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.2_src_20161126.zip

TelemetryViewer_v0.1.jar
TelemetryViewer_v0.1_src_20160927.zip

You will need to install a JRE (Java Runtime Environment) if you don't already have one.

Telemetry Viewer is free and open source. If you find it useful and want to "buy me a coffee" that would be awesome: https://paypal.me/farrellfarahbod


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Telemetry Viewer v0.8

Telemetry Viewer v0.8 Changelog (2021-07-24)

  • Multiple telemetry connections are now possible.
  • Basic triggering was added for time domain charts. It works like an oscilloscope: trigger on a rising edge, falling edge, or both edges. The usual trigger modes are supported: auto, normal and single.
  • The timeline now has a full set of playback controls. You can jump to the beginning, jump to the end, play, pause, and rewind. Playback and rewinding speed can be adjusted from 1x to 8x.
  • Cameras are now managed like regular connections, and exporting them creates standard MKV files. The MKV files can be played back in common movie players like VLC, or they can be imported back into TelemetryViewer. The benefit of playing them with TelemetryViewer is that the timestamps for each frame are displayed on screen.
  • Exporting is much faster now and the exporting process can be canceled.
  • Added support for the RDTech TC66/TC66C USB-C power meters. They are available here: https://amzn.to/3l6QFYD
  • Added a "Statistics Chart" which can calculate and display the minimum/maximum/mean/median/standard deviation/90th percentile. The chart can also be used as a simple numeric display (showing just the current value of a dataset.)
  • Transmitting to UARTs is now supported. Data can be specified in text/hex/binary forms. Data can be sent once or repeatedly, and the data can be bookmarked for later use.
  • "Test Mode" has been renamed to "Demo Mode" to make what it does more obvious. New waveforms were added to help demonstrate trigger functionality.
  • Massive speed improvements were made in the data processing logic, and a "Stress Test Mode" was added to benchmark it. A modern laptop can process and visualize telemetry at speeds over 5Gbps.
  • For binary mode, the sync word is now optional and its value can be specified. Example Java code is also provided for binary mode UDP connections.
  • Notifications are now drawn with OpenGL, resulting is much smoother animations. They now slide into or out of existence. The different notification categories can be enabled or disabled, and their colors can be changed.
  • Replaced the color picker with an easier and simpler design.
  • Benchmarking now profiles every chart on screen instead of just one.
  • Added support for uint32 binary datasets. Note that samples are processed and stored into float32's, so the full range of uint32 samples can not be perfectly represented.
  • Lots of minor changes to improve the user experience. Some of the textboxes now shows units to make things more obvious, and some dropdown boxes were replaced with button groups to require one less click from the user.
  • Various small bug fixes. See the git commit log for more details.

Java 16 Notes

Java 16 was recently released and made some changes to how the internal APIs work. The OpenGL library that I use interacts with some of those internal APIs, and an updated version that is compatible with Java 16 has not been released yet. As a work around, if you use Java 16 you must run the .jar file from the command line with a special flag:

java --illegal-access=permit -jar TelemetryViewer_v0.8.jar

This work around also applies to older versions of Telemetry Viewer when using Java 16.

Telemetry Viewer v0.8 Demo Video



Download

Executables (.jar) and source code (.zip) can be downloaded at http://www.farrellf.com/TelemetryViewer/ or the project can be viewed at https://github.com/farrellf/TelemetryViewer

Telemetry Viewer v0.7

Telemetry Viewer v0.7 Changelog (2020-07-17)

  • Webcams and network cameras (MJPEG over HTTP) are now supported.
  • Initial support for the Raspberry Pi 4 (currently does not support antialiasing or cameras.)
  • A new "timeline" feature makes it easy to jump or scrub through lots of data.
  • Time domain charts can now show timestamps (date and time) along the x-axis.
  • Bitfield (boolean and enum) "levels" can now be visualized as bars drawn on top of the charts (similar to a logic analyzer.)
  • Timestamps can be shown in any of the common formats: YYYY-MM-DD, MM-DD-YYYY and DD-MM-YYYY.
  • Most of the OpenGL and chart code has been rewritten, resulting in massive speed improvements. CPU and GPU usage is often cut in half. When using Nvidia GPUs the GPU usage has been cut down by almost 80%!
  • Progress bars are now displayed when importing and exporting data.
  • Added support for Java 9+ (still works with Java 8.)
  • Various small bug fixes. See the git commit log for more details.

Raspberry Pi Notes

Telemetry Viewer will only work on the Pi 4. Older Pi's don't support some of the OpenGL ES features that are required, and implementing those features on the CPU would be slow.

The Pi 4 GPU is supposedly capable of OpenGL ES 3.2, but the drivers only fully support ES 3.1 and partially support ES 3.2. Telemetry Viewer requires "geometry shaders" which are part of ES 3.2.

As of today, the version of Mesa included in "Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Raspberry Pi 32-bit" supports geometry shaders, but the version of Mesa in "Raspberry Pi OS" does not. If you use Ubuntu, all you need to do is install Java ($ sudo apt install default-jre) and you are ready to use Telemetry Viewer.

If you want to use Raspberry Pi OS, try running Telemetry Viewer. Maybe you'll get lucky and by the time you read this an updated Mesa will already be in Raspberry Pi OS.

If you get GLSL errors (like the screenshot above) you will need to download Mesa from their git repo, then compile it and install it. You will also need to set an environment variable every time you want to run Telmetry Viewer. I do not recommend this for beginners, but here is how I got it working:

$ sudo pip3 install meson mako $ sudo apt install libdrm-dev llvm bison flex libxext-dev libxdamage-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-dri2-0-dev libxcb-dri3-dev libxcb-present-dev libxshmfence-dev libxxf86vm-dev libxrandr-dev ninja-build $ git clone https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa.git $ cd mesa $ nano meson_options.txt set platforms to ['drm', 'x11', 'surfaceless'] and set gallium-drivers to ['kmsro', 'v3d', 'vc4', 'swrast'] $ mkdir build $ cd build $ meson .. $ sudo ninja install

To run Telemetry Viewer you will need to set an environment variable to select the new Mesa you just installed:

$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf" java -jar /path/to/TelemetryViewer_v0.7.jar

Telemetry Viewer v0.7 Demo Video



Download

Executables (.jar) and source code (.zip) can be downloaded at http://www.farrellf.com/TelemetryViewer/ or the project can be viewed at https://github.com/farrellf/TelemetryViewer

Telemetry Viewer v0.6

Telemetry Viewer v0.6 Changelog (2019-09-08)

  • The x-axis of Time Domain Charts can now display elapsed time.
  • Timestamps are recorded. Exported CSV files contain the UNIX timestamp for each sample.
  • CSV files can be imported (replayed.)
  • New and existing charts are configured with a non-modal side panel instead of a pop-up window.
  • Layout files and CSV files can be imported via drag-n-drop.
  • Charts can be maximized (full-screened.)
  • The Time Domain Chart now renders properly even when the sample number is very large.
  • Samples are automatically swapped to disk if there's not enough space in RAM.
  • Binary mode supports uint8 values.
  • Binary mode supports bitfields (for showing boolean and enum values.)
  • Various small bug fixes. See the git commit log for more details.

Telemetry Viewer v0.6 Demo Video



Download

Executables (.jar) and source code (.zip) can be downloaded at http://www.farrellf.com/TelemetryViewer/ or the project can be viewed at https://github.com/farrellf/TelemetryViewer

Telemetry Viewer v0.5

This version of Telemetry Viewer focused mostly on adding support for TCP and UDP.

Telemetry Viewer v0.5 Changelog (2018-08-20)

  • Telemetry can be received over UART, TCP or UDP.
  • Tooltips can be drawn over a chart to see the numeric values for data under the mouse.
  • A notification system was added to display less-distracting (non-modal) alerts to the user.
  • Moved the GUI-related settings into a sidebar on the left side of the program.
  • Logitech smooth scrolling can now be disabled.
  • OpenGL antialiasing can now be disabled.
  • Chart rendering can be benchmarked (CPU and GPU times.)
  • Various small bug fixes. See the git commit log for more details.

Telemetry Viewer v0.5 Demo Video



Download

Executables (.jar) and source code (.zip) can be downloaded at http://www.farrellf.com/TelemetryViewer/ or the project can be viewed at https://github.com/farrellf/TelemetryViewer

Telemetry Viewer v0.4

This version of Telemetry Viewer focused mostly on making things easier and more intuitive for the user.

Telemetry Viewer v0.4 Changelog (2017-07-21)

  • The GUI now guides the user on how to connect to a serial port or open an existing layout.
  • Arduino sketch templates are generated to make it easier to write the firmware.
  • The GUI now guides the user on how to place charts.
  • The charts were re-themed to use a tile-based layout instead of a plain grid.
  • Most of the chart attributes can now be hidden (axis titles, axis scales, legends, etc.)
  • When adding a chart, the chart is drawn live so you can see the effects of the settings.
  • Chart settings can also be changed by clicking the gear icon near the top-right corner of each chart.
  • Faster rendering for the Waveform and Waterfall modes of the Frequency Domain Chart.
  • Various small bug fixes. See the git commit log for more details.

Telemetry Viewer v0.4 Demo Video



Download

Executables (.jar) and source code (.zip) can be downloaded at http://www.farrellf.com/TelemetryViewer/ or the project can be viewed at https://github.com/farrellf/TelemetryViewer

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