When Device Info is selected, ETS will automatically activate the bus connection to read out parts of the device memory. The data will be analyzed and the result will be displayed.
Location of Execution
•ETS Overview (Bus Tab)
•ETS Diagnostics Menu
•Right mouse click on a device or context menu entry
•context tool bar
In this case, open Pending Operations in the Sidebar. Click the icon in the History tab to display the Device Info in a new window.
You can save this or print it out. In addition, you can request GA information (by ticking the box related to the device). The Group Communication table will show the group addresses assigned to each group object. Details on how to interpret the results are included in the KNX developer specifications and are the subject of certified KNX basic training courses. Here, only the general meanings are listed: There are two execution types for Device Info.
oGeneral, Application Program
•Device Info (with Group Communication)
oGeneral, Application Program, Group Communication
* the elements in parenthesis () only appear when the Device Info is used outside of the project (see below)
•For couplers, information on the application program and group communication is not shown, rather the current "routing" configuration is shown (main line è subline etc.).
•Some devices are unable to read the group communication at all, independently of whether GAs and GOs are linked or exist in the project for this device. In this case, the information on the group communication (Group Object) is not displayed as "not implemented".
•Depending on from what area the Device Info was called, there can be different call scenarios:
oIf a device is selected (executed from within a project, e.g. via the context menu)
ETS reads out the memory of the device using the PA/IA of the selected device and the read-out procedure is shown in the Sidebar.
oNo device is selected (selection in the ETS Overview, Bus tab)
A PA/IA must first be entered manually and the read-out procedure is not shown in the Sidebar. Because, principally speaking, the function can be used without having a project open, no Sidebar and no progress bar in pending operations will be shown.
oDevices with different properties and functions are differentiated in the KNX system using so-called mask version, which means that consequently, every KNX device has a defined identifier. Unknown mask versions (e.g. those of new devices in development) are not shown when the Device Info function is used in ETS.