CPU : 1 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Disk space: 20 MB
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
.NET Framework 4.5 or higher is required and can be downloaded from Microsoft's official website. Windows 8 and higher has this installed by default.
Unzip the Workspace folder to a location where you have write permissions. Write permissions are required to save settings and user data.
In order for the Workbench application to operate, the files in the Workspace folder must be kept together. Move the entire folder if you want to relocate the workspace file.
The main parts of the Workspace are
Status or error information appear on occasion in the top center of the Workbench application. For example, a status notification appears when a Touch Sensor Module (previously referred to as zForce AIR) is connected or disconnected.
In the left panel, double-click the item zForce AIR Sensor Gadget. The sensor module information such as firmware version, protocol version, etc shows in the right panel.In the left panel, double-click the item zForce AIR Sensor Device. Two sections, Control Panel and Device Configuration, show in the right panel.
Automatically Send the Saved Configuration to the sensor module upon Connection
Check the box Send Saved Configuration On Connect. The next time a sensor module connects, Workbench sends the currently saved configuration directly to the module. This can be useful since the configuration is stored in RAM on the sensor module, which means that the sensor module will go back to default configuration after a power reset.
Restore the original configuration
Click Set Original Configuration to change the configuration of the sensor module back to the configuration that the module had when it first was connected to Workbench.
You can configure the following sensor module parameters:
|Sub Area Low Bound X||Start of the Touch Active Area (TAA) in X-direction||0.1 mm|
|Sub Area Low Bound Y|
Start of the TAA in Y-direction
|Sub Area High Bound X||End of the TAA in X-direction||0.1 mm|
|Sub Area High Bound Y||End of the TAA in Y-direction||0.1 mm|
|Sub Area Reverse X||Inverts the X axis||N/A|
|Sub Area Reverse Y||Inverts the Y axis||N/A|
|Sub Area Flip XY||Swaps the X and Y axis. Other sub area configurations are applied after the swap.||N/A|
|Sub Area Offset X||Adds a static offset of the TAA in X-direction||0.1 mm|
|Sub Area Offset Y||Adds a static offset of the TAA in Y-direction||0.1 mm|
|Number Of Reported Touches||How many objects the sensor module detects||Number of objects|
|Hid Display Size X||Display size in X and Y-direction. Can for example be used when the screen size is larger than the TAA and the touches should be reported only inside the TAA (not scaled up to the entire screen). Only applicable in DetectionHid mode (HID Digitizer mode of the sensor module).||0.1 mm|
|Hid Display Size Y|
|Finger Frequency||Scanning frequency when one or more fingers are detected||Hz|
|Idle Frequency||Scanning frequency when no finger is active||Hz|
When the test is completed, the result appears in the right panel. Each component that was tested is represented by a box with a number inside it. The box will either be green which indicates that the test has passed, or red for fail.
The sensor module exchanges information in messages that are structured and encoded according to the ASN.1 standard. The Message Generator tool helps you to generate ASN.1-messages in hexadecimal format. This can for example be useful when you use a microcontroller unit as host for the sensor module, and you need to send a specific message.