2. Changelog

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog.

foxBMS 2 uses the following versioning pattern MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH where MAJOR, MINOR and PATCH are numbers.

Versioning follows then these rules:

  • increasing MAJOR introduces incompatible changes

  • increasing MINOR adds functionality in a backwards compatible manner

  • increasing PATCH fixes bugs in a backwards compatible manner

2.1. [1.4.1] - 2022-10-27

foxBMS 2 updated to TI ARM CGT 20.2.6.LTS. Installation instructions are found at Section 3.2.2.

2.1.1. Added

  • The new default compiler set in conf/env/paths_win32.txt and conf/env/paths_linux.txt is now TI ARM CGT v20.2.6.LTS (shipped with CCS 12.0.0).

  • Added driver for Murata NCU15XH103F6Sxx temperature sensor

2.1.2. Changed

  • Updated the hardware design files (e.g., schematics, layout, BOM and STEP file etc.) of the BMS-Master Board to v1.1.5 (see v1.1.5).

  • Updated documentation of the interface using the MAX17841B transceiver chip.

  • The implementation of the CAN driver has been changed to simplify adding new messages. Furthermore it is now possible to force a certain style on how CAN messages are defined in the symbol/dbc files as well as in the source code. For further information see How to Use the CAN Module.

  • Updated version of .sym file for the definition of the CAN messages and signals to v6.0 (from 5.0).

  • Update the static code analysis to Axivion 7.4.6 (from 7.4.0).

2.1.3. Deprecated

2.1.4. Removed

  • Unused calculation of MOL, RSL and MSL curves for trapezoid algorithm in SOF module.

2.1.5. Fixed

  • In ADC module, corrected formula making the conversion from raw ADC reading to voltage in mV.

  • The address of two diagnostic registers in the Smart Power Switch driver was wrong.

  • Endianness definition throughout the CAN signals was inconsistent. Not all signals were correctly defined as big-endian.

2.2. [1.4.0] - 2022-07-29

2.2.1. Added

  • foxBMS 2 has been certified as open source hardware by the Open Source Hardware Association under the OSHWA UID DE000128. This information has been added to the README and license documentation (see Open Source Hardware Certification).

  • Added Axivion configuration (see tests/axivion/addon) to check for

    • source files to be decodable with a specific encoding

    • POSIX 3.206

    • filename uniqueness in the build process

    • file level doxygen comment

    • doxygen comments for extern and static variables, and typedefs

    • the foxBMS 2 license header

    • literal suffixes for numerical assignments

  • Added test cases for the Axivion rules (see tests/axivion/addon-test)

  • The foxBMS GUI wrapper is now implemented as a module.

  • Added a driver for the NXP MC33775A monitoring IC. The driver measures cell voltages, cell temperatures via an I2C multiplexer and controls cell balancing.

2.2.2. Changed

  • Updated the hardware design files (e.g., schematics, layout, BOM and STEP file etc.) of the BMS-Master Board to v1.1.3 (see v1.1.3).

  • Function names are now checked by Axivion to conform to the guidelines.

  • Use correct prefix in the

  • The behavior of the build_bin command, which creates the binary, has been improved. If the BMS configuration file (conf/bms/bms.json) has been changed, the project needs to be reconfigured (by running waf configure, see Building the Application).

  • The following settings in BMS configuration file (conf/bms/bms.json) have been changed:

    • The AFE key for the IC has been renamed from chip to ic in the slave-unit/analog-front-end section.

    • The balancing strategy has been moved into the application section.

    • The operating system key has been renamed from operating-system to rtos.

    • The SOF needs to be configured in the application/algorithm/state-estimation section. Currently "sof": "trapezoid" is the only valid option.

  • Several variables and functions have been renamed to conform to the foxBMS 2 style guide (Style Guide). There will be additional changes in future releases as the task of having a fully style guide conforming repository is an iterative and timely process.

2.2.3. Deprecated

2.2.4. Removed

2.2.5. Fixed

  • The macro SOC_STRING_CAPACITY_As was incorrectly braced, as it had less closing than opening braces (src/app/application/algorithm/state_estimation/soc/counting/soc_counting_cfg.h). This however did not reveal as bug, as the calling function fixed the incorrect bracing by adding the missing brace correctly (src/app/application/algorithm/state_estimation/soc/counting/soc_counting.c).

  • The delay between chip select activation and start of SPI transmission and the delay between end of SPI transmission and chip select deactivation have been increased to avoid SPI transmission errors for AFEs.

  • The CAN2 message boxes were not activated within the HALCoGen configuration.

  • Fix several unit testing warnings due to a misconfiguration with respect to BS_NR_OF_STRINGS.

2.3. [1.3.0] - 2022-05-30

foxBMS 2 updated to TI ARM CGT 20.2.5.LTS. Installation instructions are found at Section 3.2.2.

foxBMS 2 updated to LLVM 13.0.0. Installation instructions are found at Section 3.2.4.

2.3.1. Added

  • The new default compiler set in conf/env/paths_win32.txt and conf/env/paths_linux.txt is now TI ARM CGT v20.2.5.LTS (shipped with CCS 11.0.0).

  • Add support for the environment variable FOXBMS_2_CCS_VERSION_STRICT to check for the exact CCS version.

  • Added hardware specifications for the LTC based slaves to the documentation.

  • Added a superimposed state machine for all insulation monitoring device drivers to control the subordinate, device specific driver implementations.

  • Added driver implementation for Bender IR155 insulation monitoring device.

  • Transmit the unique ID of the MCU on which foxBMS 2 is running on startup via CAN.

  • Added a mechanism to the algorithm module that allows to reinitialize an algorithm.

  • Added an API to the MCU module that allows to measure microseconds with the RTI module.

  • Added a can helper that transforms a boolean to an integer value (fitting to the CAN messages).

  • The Axivion configuration has been updated to 7.2.3 in the release 1.1.2, however the version setting in the configuration file has not. The versions of the Axivion Suite and the configuration files have been aligned to 7.2.3.

  • Added the version information to the header section of all C source and header files.

  • Added a function to compute CRCs with the MCU hardware.

  • The FRAM module now writes a CRC of the data written to the FRAM. It also reads the stored CRC and compares it with the CRC calculated on the read data. This makes FRAM entries existing prior to this version invalid.

  • A DIAG entry was added for FRAM errors.

  • Added documentation for the FRAM and the CRC modules.

  • Integrated interaction with the diagnostic module into the Maxim AFE driver.

  • Added information on debug adapters to the documentation.

  • Documented the rule that pointer parameters to functions must indicate in their Doxygen documentation whether they are used as input, output or both.

  • Added a continuously running task with same priority as the 1ms task. It is suspended by default if unused.

  • Added documentation on the Maxim driver.

2.3.2. Changed

  • The linker step now uses --start-group and --end-group to re-read libraries until all symbols are resolved instead of --reread_libs. This change simplifies the integration of the build into Axivion.

  • FreeRTOS configuration is now validated in os_freertos_config-validation.h.

  • Updated the documentation of the of the LTC-based interface LTC6820 version 1.0.3 (see Interface LTC-6820 v1.0.3).

  • Updated LLVM to version 13.0.0.

  • Updated the pinout documentation for the BMS-Master Board version 1.1.1 (see Master TMS570 v1.1.1).

  • Update the static code analysis to Axivion 7.4.0.

  • Increased the size of the variable that describes stack sizes for FreeRTOS, allowing for the fully supported stack size of the port.

  • The diagnosis entries for the LTC module have been renamed in order to reflect that they are relevant for all AFE implementations.

  • The schema file for the bms.json configuration file has been split into several files for readability and code has been made aware of the schema.

  • Added a style check that constant values should be on the right hand side of a comparison.

  • Updated FreeRTOS to version 10.4.5 (from 10.4.3).

  • Cleaned up the CAN callback for receiving commands.

  • Extended the script for updating the doxygen headers in source files so that it fetches first and then compares to the tracking branch.

  • Updated the documentation of the system monitoring module and implemented the recording of violations to the persistent memory.

  • Split the definition of CAN callback functions into separate definitions for received and transmitted messages in order to better reflect the actual implementation and prevent wrong usage.

  • Number of strings now configured to one by default.

  • Renamed the FRAM functions to adhere to verb-noun style.

  • Extended the Axivion configuration so that parameters without an assertion can be suppressed.

  • The threshold above which balancing is started for a single cell has been made configurable by the foxBMS 2 CAN messages that are already defined.

  • MCU specific defines have been moved from general.h to mcu.h.

  • The static assert macro static_assert has been renamed to f_static_assert to work around compiler limitations.

  • The following defines have been renamed to be aligned with Naming Conventions:





  • Function names are now checked by Axivion to conform to the guidelines.

  • Improved the MISRA-C conformance of of the database module (Database Module).

  • Fixed the pack current check in SOA_CheckCurrent.

  • Fixed LLVM install script to check for permissions before running the script.

2.3.3. Deprecated

2.3.4. Removed

  • Removed unused function OS_SystemTickHandler().

  • The Cppcheck support and its configuration files as well as the respective build and clean commands have been removed. The static program analysis of the embedded software is done by Axivion Bauhaus Suite (see Axivion Bauhaus Suite).

2.3.5. Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where the update_doxygen_header.py script tried to git add files that did not exist.

  • The HALCoGen SPI interface chip select configuration is overwritten and all hardware chip selects are disabled when using a software chip select. This causes all SPI communication using hardware chip selects to fail for this SPI interface. Now the SPI chip select register are correctly configured before starting a SPI transaction.

  • Suppress a superfluous warning during unit test builds concerning the number of bytes per word (as this information is used for task sizing).

  • Fixed “unsafe” macros that had not parentheses and added this violation to violations that fail the CI.

  • Fixed undesired attempt of installation of git hooks even when the project was not stored in a git repository.

  • Fixed import order in Python files.

  • Fixed a static assertion in the Maxim driver (that prevented in some constellations compilation due to a logic error).

  • Fixed a timing violation in the Maxim driver (a computationally costly operation has been moved out of the 1ms-task).

  • Some defines where invisible to the preprocessor due to missing includes. This has been resolved and measures taken that this situation cannot return.

  • The HALCoGen generated startup file HL_sys_startup.c does not need to be compiled as foxBMS 2 implements the startup in fstartup.c.

2.4. [1.2.1] - 2021-12-08

foxBMS 2 now ships with a new conda environment 2021-11-fennec-fox and the local conda environment needs to be updated (see Section 3.3).

2.4.1. Added

  • Added enum typedef for GPIO pin state.

  • Add driver for the temperature sensor NTCLE317E4103SBA from Vishay.

  • Added documentation for Coulomb-counting and extended the documentation of the state-estimation-module.

  • Added a define for NULL.

  • Make Git a required software installation (see Installing Git).

  • If a system-wide installation of Git is not found in the build process, check for a user installation.

  • Added an API to check whether a certain amount of milliseconds has passed.

  • Added an API to the spi-module that allows to check if the interface is available.

  • Added a python script that can help with searching for regressions after resolving a complete violation category in Axivion.

  • Automatically update the @updated doxygen comment before committing when pre-commit hooks are activated.

  • Added documentation for the LTC based interface and slaves.

  • In the spi-module, hardware Chip Select pins can now be used. Until now only software Chip Select pins could be used.

2.4.2. Changed

  • Rewrote the linker script: the sections lengths are no longer hard-coded.

  • The memory layout of OS_TASK_DEFINITION_s has been changed.

  • The os-module wrapper for task definition now also contains the pvParameters.

  • Static analysis cleanup of the os-module and ftask-module wrappers.

  • Tasks are now marked as requiring FPU context, to prevent memory corruption during task switching.

  • The Chip Select pin used to drive the external flash memory over SPI is now set as output with initial level high, corresponding to a default inactive state for the SPI line.

  • Removed a hotfix that has been introduced in v1.0.0: the CAN driver used a critical section in order to avoid computation issues when scaling values. This has been shown to be connected with the FPU context and can now be removed as the root cause has been resolved.

  • Updated the Axivion configuration to use version 7.2.6.

  • Create the Axivion build directory before running the analysis.

  • The documentation build now treats warnings as errors.

  • Updated the doxygen configuration files to match the doxygen version that is shipped in the conda environment.

  • Switched the used C standard to C11.

  • The FreeRTOS specific implementations for the task and queue creation were moved into os_freertos.c and ftask_freertos.c.

  • Greatly enhanced the robustness and code quality of the driver for Maxim analog front ends.

2.4.3. Deprecated

2.4.4. Removed

2.4.5. Fixed

  • The error message when bms.json had an invalid configuration always indicated an invalid analog front-end configuration, independently of what option was actually invalid configured. The error message now correctly points to the setting, that sets an invalid configuration.

  • Fixed several MISRA-C violations and style guide violations.

  • Fixed the conda environment shell update script.

  • The signature of the FreeRTOS tasks was not correct and has been fixed to match void TaskName(void *pvParameters).

  • Explicitly cast the variables that are passed to the FreeRTOS task creation function.

  • Make NULL_PTR explicitly unsigned.

  • Fixed product number for the used trace probe in our test setup.

  • Fixed incorrect values for GPIO measurement times in LTC module.

  • Cleaned up spi-module and added documentation. Removed unused enum (SPI_INTERFACE_e).

2.5. [1.2.0] - 2021-10-21

2.5.1. Added

  • Added stubs for the Bender IR155 insulation monitoring device driver (i.e. driver is non-functional).

  • Extended the documentation with a render of the architecture against which the foxBMS implementation is checked.

  • Added driver for I2C communication for MCU.

  • Added driver for I2C port expander.

  • Added driver for I2C humidity/temperature sensor.

  • Implemented feedback through auxiliary contacts for the contactor driver.

  • Debug LED is now toggled depending on system state (slow: okay, fast: error)

  • Added an option to install a pre-commit hook in the repository. The pre-commit hook runs the guidelines check (see Git Hooks).

  • Added a driver module that allows to use the enhanced PWM features of the MCU.

  • Adapted CAN module to receive/transmit messages either via CAN1 or CAN2.

  • Annotate maximum stack size in FreeRTOS so that debugger can catch this information.

  • Updated the hardware design files (e.g., schematics, layout, BOM and STEP file etc.) of the BMS-Master Board to v1.1.1.

  • Added information on citing the project in CFF format.

  • Added driver for interlock.

2.5.2. Changed

  • The measurement IC (MIC) module has been renamed to Analog Front-End (AFE).

  • build_all and clean_all need to run the Axivion related commands as last steps.

  • The file content of the linker script for the elf file is now hashed using Unix-style line endings as this is more robust (e.g., downloaded zip files from GitHub releases).

  • Sort the SPI formats so that there are no conflicts between the configuration on SPI1 and SPI4 (Both are connected to the interface connector).

  • Control the pins of the interface for LTC AFEs with the port expander on the foxBMS 2 master board.

  • The documentation build defaults now only to html and spelling, .i.e., linkcheck has been removed.

  • Increased stack size of 10ms task to 5120 bytes (from 4096).

  • Declared large database entries as static, so that they are placed in the data segment to reduce the stack usage of the respective task.

2.5.3. Deprecated

2.5.4. Removed

  • Removed unused code in main build script.

2.5.5. Fixed

  • Fixed variable name typos in moving_average.c.

  • A specific order of build/clean commands related to Axivion build and clean commands resulted in build errors. Now the build is early aborted if a wrong order is supplied and a descriptive error message is printed to stderr.

  • The documentation included a wrong statement about how to configure FreeRTOS.

  • Battery voltage is now transmitted correctly via CAN (ID: 0x222).

2.6. [1.1.2] - 2021-09-03

2.6.1. Added

  • A basic block diagram and description of a battery system and the voltages. and the currents that need to be measured have been included in the documentation.

  • Add helper script to run the library test build (tests/variants/lib-build/lib-build.bat).

  • Updated the Axivion configuration to use version 7.2.3.

  • Added minimal documentation for Axivion setup.

  • Improved the Axivion configuration:

    • use FAS_ASSERT as assert macro in order to be compliant with the style guide

    • fix some includes (library-inclusions and unnecessary inclusions)

    • adds the Axivion example for race condition analysis and a minimal configuration of entry points

    • updates .axivion.preinc with missing symbols

    • makes cafeCC point to the right compiler library

    • excludes vendored code from analysis

    • disables all naming conventions (as they are currently not configured and thus horribly noisy)

    • disables the NoImplicitTypeConversion check as it is very noisy and better done with appropriate MISRA rules

    • detect unsafe variable access by defining task priorities

    • make Axivion less noisy, by disabling unused style-checks.

    • Made rules for loop-counter variables more strict.

    • enabling more detailed computation of findings (Abstract Interpretation in Static Semantic Analysis).

2.6.2. Changed

  • Improved the code quality of the module foxmath so that it is MISRA-compliant (Section 4.19).

  • Refactored cc-options parsing to separate tool to simplify the TI ARM CGT compiler tool.

2.6.3. Deprecated

2.6.4. Removed

2.6.5. Fixed

  • When HALCoGen was not available, the waf tool nevertheless tried to set the respective include path, which lead to exception in Python. This has been fixed by not trying to set the include path when HALCoGen is not available.

2.7. [1.1.1] - 2021-08-06

2.7.1. Added

  • All measurement values are now invalidated after startup to prevent invalid data on CAN.

  • Add a script for VS Code detection.

  • Added signal data for string related CAN messages

2.7.2. Changed

2.7.3. Deprecated

2.7.4. Removed

2.7.5. Fixed

  • fixed bug, that multiplexed cell voltages 2+3 were transmitted incorrectly via CAN (foxBMS_CellVoltage)

  • fixed bug, that current limits were transmitted incorrectly via CAN (foxBMS_LimitValues)

2.8. [1.1.0] - 2021-07-29

foxBMS 2 now defaults to Code Composer Studio 10.3.1 in order to build the binaries. If an older version of the compiler should be used, it can be configured in conf/env/paths_win32.txt. For installation instructions see Section 3.2.2.

foxBMS 2 now ships with a new conda environment 2021-08-arctic-fox and the local conda environment needs to be updated (see Section 3.3).

2.8.1. Added

  • Diagnosis entries can now be configured specifically for each LTC6813-1 instance.

  • Endianness is now configurable in CAN module.

  • Add number of balanced cells in each string to database entry DATA_BLOCK_ID_BALANCING_CONTROL.

  • Added a built-in self-test for the database module that writes and reads an entry during startup of the system.

  • Added a helper tool for the maintenance of the list of licenses in the conda environment.

  • Added a helper macro for the generation of array initializers (REPEAT_U()).

  • Documented how to use Ozone to show the location of a failed assertion.

  • Cell voltages and temperatures are each stored in one array containing all values. Added database helper functions to get string, module or cell/sensor number from index in the global array.

  • Added a block diagram of the foxBMS 2 master hardware.

  • Added a SPI API function that allows to switch the functional state (GIO or SPI) of a SPI pin of the MCU.

  • Added testing for different versions of TI CCS (versions 10.2.1, 10.3.0, 10.3.1 and 10.4.0).

  • Add fallback compiler detection.

  • Added a link to foxBMS project website with acknowledgment information:

    • List of funded projects foxBMS has received funding from

    • Instructions on how to reference to foxBMS 2

  • Added handling of I2C multiplexers to the Maxim monitoring IC driver.

  • Added a flash tool to the waf toolchain. It is based on SEGGER J-Flash and can be invoked by calling waf install_bin or running the Flash:Binary task in code.

  • Added a short note on the installation of PEAK-Drivers (for CAN communication) to the installation manual.

  • Added a section on testing the setup of the toolchain.

  • Added configurable reaction type, delay and severity for each diagnosis entry.

  • Configuration of failures, that lead to a transition to the error state is now done by configuring the severity of the respective diagnosis entry to DIAG_FATAL_ERROR. The handling of the timing delay to transition into error state is done by the BMS module.

  • Implemented CAN messages defined in .dbc file. Only stubs are implemented for some CAN messages respectively some signals.

  • Documented workarounds that have to be applied to HALCoGen.

2.8.2. Changed

  • The schematic of the BMS-Master Board has been updated (v1.0.2).

  • The new default compiler set in conf/env/paths_win32.txt is now TI ARM CGT v20.2.4.LTS (shipped with CCS 10.3.1).

  • Reorganized the compiler tests in tests/ccs/*.

  • Updated the development conda environment to 2021-06-arctic-fox. Please run the conda-update-env.bat script in order to update your local environment (see Section 3.3).

  • CAN callback functions are now defined in separate files to increase readability.

  • Ring buffer for CAN RX was replaced by a FreeRTOS queue. A DIAG entry was added that detects if the queue is full when trying to add an element.

  • Updated the black configuration to match the new python version (Python 3.9.5).

  • Improved the Ozone configuration so that an data breakpoint is set automatically on the symbol fas_assertLocation.pc.

  • Run VS Code build tasks as process.

  • Use posix paths in VS Code configuration on all host platforms.

  • Improved the MISRA compliance of the monitoring driver for the family of Maxim ICs.

  • Pause the terminal when running ide.bat, waf.bat and waf.sh in case the conda base or development environment could not be found. This is done to clearly point the user to the error message.

  • Moved the struct storing the version of the software to a fixed location (address 0x003FFF40) in flash memory.

  • Replace all access to registers through the IO_ functions with an access that keeps the volatile keyword on the register.

  • Dropped the requirement for an internal library (pyhameg) in the HIL test.

  • Updated the unit test framework ceedling to version 0.31.1.

  • Simplified the configuration of the Cppcheck tool.

  • Improved several function names in the ftask module.

  • All required Queues are now created in one function (FTSK_CreateQueues) before the scheduler starts.

  • Split the waf compiler tool into smaller sub-tools to simplify maintenance and tests.

2.8.3. Deprecated

2.8.4. Removed

  • Completely removed dynamic allocation from FreeRTOS and reduced the (unused) heap size to 0.

  • Removed deprecated option COLS_IN_ALPHA_INDEX from the doxygen configurations.

  • Disabled FEE driver in the HALCoGen project as it is currently unused.

  • Removed the hardware design files from the hardware directory and provided a URL under which the files can be found.

2.8.5. Fixed

  • The implementation of DIAG_ErrorCurrentOnOpenString() had an error where the wrong enum has been used leading to an assertion.

  • Fixed bug in SOC/SOE counting module that extrapolated for cell voltages below lookup-table range

  • Fixed bug that caused current sensor scaling values to be only recalibrated after startup and not while recalibrating SOC/SOE values via LUT when BMS is at rest.

  • A race condition between the SOC and SOE calculation lead to a mutual overwriting of the state estimation values.

  • Added documentation for the CAN module.

  • The regex to parse the linkcheck output in case of a broken URL did not match and raised an exception. The regex is now simpler and has a fallback option.

  • void functions used unnecessary return; at the end of the function. These returns have been removed.

  • Sometimes black would fail to write to the cache pickle due to concurrent write processes of multiple black processes. This issue has been fixed by passing all files, that should be checked, at once to black.

  • Fixed comparison error in SOF module that compared mA with A.

  • Some C-language guideline checks did not properly take C language global excludes into account.

  • Updated links in Section 5.

  • Fixed construction of the path variable in batch scripts.

2.9. [1.0.2] - 2021-04-30

2.9.1. Added

  • Added number of valid cell voltages and temperatures used for calculating minimum, maximum and average values to database entry DATA_BLOCK_ID_MIN_MAX.

  • Added the build option --skip-doxygen to enable faster documentation builds, if an API documentation is not required/does not need to be updated.

2.9.2. Changed

  • Do no longer hard code the EOL for the files in the VS Code settings, instead just use the system EOL instead.

2.9.3. Deprecated

2.9.4. Removed

2.9.5. Fixed

  • Fixed typo in changelog. The LTC 6804-1 is basically an older version of the LTC 6811-1 (previously it stated wrongly LTC 6812-1).

  • linkcheck and spelling were not run when the documentation was built.

  • The GUI searched for the wrong license file during startup routine and therefore failed to start successfully.

  • Improved the readability of the engine block schematic in the general software documentation.

  • Fixed an issue where the waf.sh-wrapper would not print the error message when the conda environment could not be found.

  • Removed unused variables in build scripts.

  • Fixed readmes in the tools directory and its subdirectories.

2.10. [1.0.1] - 2021-04-16

2.10.1. Added

  • Added links to built versions of the documentation to the project README.

  • Added testing for different versions of TI CSS (versions 10.0.0 and 10.1.1).

  • Added a readme to the hardware directory.

  • Added support for LTC 6804-1 (basically an older version of the LTC 6811-1).

  • Added the updated design files of the foxBMS 2 master v1.0.1.

2.10.2. Changed

  • Activated URL availability checking for https://github.com/foxBMS/foxbms-2 when building the documentation.

  • Moved code examples in developer manual to separate source files.

  • The shebang in Python files has been updated from python to python3.

  • Updated waf to version 2.0.22 (from 2.0.21).

  • Updated database documentation.

  • Updated information on tracing with Segger J-Trace probes.

2.10.3. Deprecated

2.10.4. Removed

  • Removed external quality check in CI. This functionality has been replaced by the “guidelines” feature that is shipped with this repository.

2.10.5. Fixed

  • Use code page 850 as default when using the waf.sh/waf.bat wrappers.

  • without-halcogen_diff-includes.diff was unintentionally excluded by the regex in .gitignore.

  • Fixed repository name in the documentation.

  • Fixed available waf commands and put the table in a separate csv file.

  • Fixed comments in LTC driver build scripts

  • Includes directories were not correctly set for the drivers LTC 6811-1 and LTC 6812-1.

  • Clarification and correction of the license namings (no changes in the licenses themselves). The license of the foxBMS 2 software is the BSD 3-Clause License. This license is also formally known as BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License. As of this release foxBMS 2 added the SPDX short identifier to the software sources (SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause) according to SPDX Specification Version 2.2. The license text of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License has been added to the repository. The SPDX short name of this license is CC-BY-4.0. For more information see License.

  • Fixed the names of variables in bash scripts on Windows.

2.11. [1.0.0] - 2021-04-01

2.11.1. Added

  • Added automated installer script for miniconda3.

  • Added automated installer script for MinGW64.

  • Added automated installer script for LLVM.

2.11.2. Changed

  • Finalize red-fox conda environment 2021-04-red-fox based on red-fox-devel-020. No packages are updated, just finalized the name.

  • Removed dependency of configured power lines from overcurrent check in SOA module. The overcurrent is now checked against allowed cell, string and pack current limits.

  • C source files, that are not vendored, are now ASCII encoded.

  • Improved the code quality by adding assertions in various locations and removing unused code.

  • Base decisions in bms on pack value database entry as this entry contains only validated values. Do not directly use current sensor measurements anymore.

  • Fixed function names in the system monitoring module.

  • Replace remaining TRUE and FALSE in embedded sources with true and false respectively from stdbool.h.

  • Updated LLVM to version 11.0.1

  • Only compile foxBMS 2 source and operating system sources in strict_ansi mode

2.11.3. Deprecated

2.11.4. Removed

  • Removed several unused defines.

2.11.5. Fixed

  • Style guide check did not properly exclude files when checking *.rst files.

  • Fix @prefix check in Doxygen comments.

  • Fix @prefix for modules epcos_b57251v5103j060, epcos_b57861s0103f045 and vishay_ntcalug01a103g.

  • Do not add __TIME__ and __DATE__ macros to list of predefined defines in VS Code.

  • Create all build-time created include directories VS Code knows about in c_cpp_properties.json to remove workspace warnings.

  • Add back Previous and Next buttons back in rendered documentation.

  • Updated getting started information.

  • Fixed function names and variable names of database structs in the bms module.

  • Fixed function names and variable names of database structs in the adc module.

  • Fixed CAN driver problem when cache is enabled.

  • conda-init.bat used a wrong path to write the .condarc file if the user name contained whitespace.

2.12. [0.3.0] - 2021-03-16

2.12.1. Added

  • Added coverage reports for the unit tests of the waf-tools.

  • Added general safety information.

  • Added a rudimentary hardware change process to the hardware developer manual.

  • Added information on the criticality of used tools.

  • Added the calculation of pack values (current, power, high voltage) to the redundancy module.

  • Added a manual on using debugger by Segger or Lauterbach in conjunction with the platform.

  • Added a problem matcher to the build_docs task in Visual Studio Code so that the IDE can parse warnings printed from Doxygen

  • Added documentation stubs for all embedded software modules

  • Added interface description for CAN communication (.dbc and .sym)

2.12.2. Changed

  • SBC no longer monitors input on FCCU pins as usage of these pins is currently not supported

  • The MIC modules are now able to define their own threshold values for plausible cell voltage measurements. In order to implement this, the MIC has to declare a struct of type MIC_PLAUSIBILITY_VALUES_s and pass it to the plausibility-functions of the MIC.

  • Improves deployment speed with the internal deployment script.

  • Simplifies the macro that records the program counter in fassert.h with input from static analysis.

  • Disables the static analysis finding for dead branches in the expansion of the FAS_ASSERT assertion macro as the assertion should not be hit by normal operating code.

  • Clarified the internal merge request template.

  • Asserts that the SPI function SPI_TransmitReceiveDataDma() does not receive null pointer as parameter.

  • Improved minor code quality issues in the DIAG_Initialize() function.

  • Improved the documentation on installing dependencies.

  • Removed function DIAG_configAssert() as it is replaced by FAS_ASSERT.

  • The diagnosis module has been restructured. The callbacks for each type of diagnosis event are now implemented in type specific files, e.g., for the current sensor in diag_cbs_current-sensor.c. These files are in src/app/engine/diag/cbs/. Unit tests have been added.

  • Fixed typos related to battery cell and battery system.

  • Enhanced the documentation section on the build process.

  • Improved the documentation of the temperature sensor interface (TSI).

  • Some structs in the database did not conform to the naming conventions.

  • Renamed the hardware directory from hw to hardware.

  • clang-format, black and pylint tools have been moved into the guidelines tool. Configuration is now done via rules.json as all other guidelines.

2.12.3. Deprecated

2.12.4. Removed

2.12.5. Fixed

  • Corrected the function LTC_I2CCheckACK() that did not check the acknowledge signal of multiplexer over I2C communication.

  • Corrected the function LTC_SetMUXChCommand() because message content for I2C communication with multiplexers was wrong.

  • Corrected several instances in the LTC6813-1-driver where the loop-counter variable has been declared outside of the loop.

  • Renamed function names in redundancy module to adhere to style guide rules.

  • Fixed wording and replaced isolation by insulation.

  • Replaced references to LG INR18650MJ1 by generic battery cell configuration.

  • Tasks were not initialized correctly. The IDLE task never run.

2.13. [0.2.0] - 2021-02-02

2.13.1. Added

  • A parser to validate the linker output was added. The parser analyzes the output of the linking process to validate that symbols were pulled from the specified source. If the symbol is pulled from another source the build process throws an error.

  • A parser to validate the style guide rules was added. The parser analyzes the files in the repository for style guide rule compliance. If a rule is violated the check guidelines and style guide process throws an error.

  • Updated the development conda environment to red-fox-devel-020 with Python version 3.8, updated packages and new packages: mypy, rope, seaborn, statsmodels, scikit-learn, filterpy, dask and scipy.

  • Documentation of the development workflow has been added as a draft.

  • Discard return value of memcpy() in DATA_Task() as the return value is not further used.

  • Added first draft of state estimation module. This module is located within the algorithm module and responsible for calculating state of charge SOC, state of energy SOF, state of health SOH and state of function SOF. Different calculation methods for each state estimation algorithm can be selected via configuration file bms.json.

  • Added a dummy insulation monitoring device driver. Non-functional Bender iso165c drivers have been added (driver fail to build).

  • Added a driver for Smart Power Switches that is encapsulated by the contactor module. The contactor module handles the communication with the Smart Power Switch driver and manages the ICs.

  • Added a state of energy SOE estimation implementation based on counting energy.

  • Added documentation of the hardware development flow.

  • Enabled the FreeRTOS idle hook in user code. That means that the function FTSK_UserCode_Idle() will be called every time the OS goes into idle state.

  • Extended the conda environment with a sphinx-plugin that provides BiBTeX-capabilities. Added this plugin to the documentation build in order to generate bibliographies.

  • Extended the API of the Temperature Sensor Interface (TSI) in order to return maximum and minimum limits for plausible measurement values.

  • Extended the documentation with a manual for writing unit tests and a reference to the C coding standard the we use.

  • Added an initialization function to sys_mon module to detect possible configuration errors

  • Added more files to the unit test coverage analysis in order to have a more complete image of the project and its unit test coverage.

  • The conda environment configuration that is distributed within the has now an option to validate that it is working as intended. The conda environment can be tested by running tools/utils/cmd/run-python-script.bat tests/env/packages_test.py -f tests/env/conda_env_win32.json from the repository root.

2.13.2. Changed

  • The algorithm-implementation is now able to handle calling a function cyclically and calling an additional initialization function. The implementation of the algorithm does not need to interact with the algorithm-API anymore as this is now handled by the module. In order to not block the rest of the system with an algorithm that might take longer for computation, the algorithm module has been moved into its own task with a lower priority.

  • Updated FreeRTOS to version 10.4.3 (from 10.3.0).

  • Updated waf to version 2.0.21 (from 2.0.20).

  • Consequently uses deci degree Celsius as integer-value (instead of degree Celsius floats) in the Temperature Sensor Interface (TSI).

  • Moved the slaveplausibility-modules into one central module in the MIC and renamed it to MIC plausibility.

  • Initialize runner variables in loops correctly as unsigned.

  • Renamed directory measurement-ic to mic.

  • Renamed directory temperature-sensors to ts.

  • Changed linker script prefix from ldscript_ to linker_script_.

  • Renamed all references in the build toolchain and documentation from linkerscript to linker_script.

  • Source files are no longer needed to be added manually to the documentation, instead sources are linked into the documentation based on the Doxygen generated documentation.

  • Sets UNITY_INCLUDE_EXEC_TIME in the ceedling configuration in order to tell unity to track the time that a single test takes. This information is aggregated in the JUnit test report that is generated.

  • Updated the unit test framework ceedling to version 0.31.0 and vendored the ceedling release with the repository in order to have more control over the executed version. Simplified the installation of Ruby in order to to reflect these changes. Simplified the f_unit_test waf-tool.

2.13.3. Deprecated

2.13.4. Removed

  • Removed the deprecated Anaconda extension from the list of recommended Visual Studio Code plugins that is shipped with the project.

2.13.5. Fixed

  • If the runtime support library was missing on a machine, the configure step failed, although the runtime support library was successfully built by the compiler. Now a warning is printed that the runtime support library is missing and that it will be built. An error is no longer generated when the build succeeds.

  • The Maxim driver did not properly map multiple modules onto internal data structures for multi-string systems. This has been fixed.

  • Fixes various comparisons between incompatible enum types.

  • Fixed erroneous behavior of the GUI. The GUI implementation is now black and pylint compliant.

  • Fixes erroneous hard-coded PEC-values in the LTC driver. A regression is prevented by added unit tests.

  • The project version number was missing in the documentation build. The version information is now properly passed to the documentation build.

  • The top of every documentation page began with orphan:.

  • Fixed implicitly defined functions.

  • Fixed the unit test documentation on how to use ceedling directly. The old version mentioned a wrong path for the project.yml used by ceedling.

2.14. [0.1.0] - 2020-11-17

Initial version