What is PalmLog?
PalmLog is a Hondata datalogging application written to run on Palm
OSŪ Handhelds. It will datalog from the s200 system only.
What can PalmLog do?
- Datalog most ECU sensors plus the G Sensor (if present)
- Graph sensors.
- Record, save and playback recordings.
- Set and check engine RPM limits.
- Check and clear ECU trouble codes.
- Hondata s200 with datalogging enabled.
- Handheld with Palm OSŪ V3.5 or later (see below).
- Serial Modem Cable (see below).
What Palm OSŪ Handheld can I use?
Any Palm using Palm OS V3.5 or later. Any device sold after late 2001
should have Palm OS V3.5 or higher; some earlier Palm Handhelds can be
re-flashed to upgrade the operating system. Some popular
manufacturers of Palm OS Handhelds are: Palm,
Sony and Handspring.
There are a large number of variations of devices using Palm OS; some have
color screens, some built in cell phones or wireless technology. The
approximate price range is $100 for a basic black and white model,
$200-$300 for something with color to $500 for the latest ARM powered
devices with bigger screens.
These are the Palm OS Handhelds which PalmLog has been tested on:
- Handspring Visor Prism (Palm OS V3.5)
If the Palm OS Handheld is not listed above then we believe that
PalmLog will still work as long as you can obtain the correct data
cable. We will update the list, so tell us if PalmLog works on a
Handheld not listed above.
Connecting the Palm OSŪ
Handheld to the ECU
To connect the Palm to the interface box you will need a cable designed
to connect the PalmŪ Handheld to a modem. This cable is not the same as a
HotSync cable since it connects two serial peripherals together (Palm and
ECU) rather than one serial peripheral to a PC (Palm to PC aka HotSync).
PN Cables has a good selection of cables at www.pcables.com
For the Handspring Prism the correct cable is the Visor Data Modem Cable
part #PDCH-M9 (Note that the Handspring Prism is discontinued so it may be
difficult to purchase). For other Handhelds the correct PN Cable part
number will end in –M9 It is possible to use the –M9-6, but the cable
is very short.
Depending on your Handheld, it may be possible to make your own cable but
be aware that most Palm Handhelds have TTL level serial ports and you will
need a TTL to RS232 converter (which is built into the HotSync and Modem
cables). It also may be possible to use a HotSync cable and switch to pins
around so that the serial line pairs are crossed over. It may also be
possible to add power lines to the cable so that the Palm charges while in
the vehicle. Please don’t call us for support if you wish to make your
own cable - these are just some suggestions.
Loading PalmLog files with
HondaLogger V3.5.3 and above can load (but not save) PalmLog files
created with PalmLog V1.0.3 and above. The first step is to transfer the
PalmLog recording database file to the PC. The method used to do this
varies with the brand of Palm device which is being used. Typically the
HotSync process will back up any databases from the Palm to the PC,
including any recordings. After performing a HotSync, search for .PDB
files on your PC (the filename will be the same as given in PalmLog
recording manager). It is also possible to transfer files to the PC
using a flash card, if your Palm device supports these. Once the PalmLog
recording is transferred to the PC, it may be opened directly with
HondaLogger. Recordings opened by HondaLogger may only be saved as