Ipson64 manual (version 1.0, 23-3-2011)

Building the ipson64 interface [ explanation how to build the Printed Circuit Board]
Testing the Ipson64 [ connecting the power and checking if it works]
Connecting the Ipson64 to the net [ what to configure?]
Configuring the Ipson64 (web browser) [ how to configure with a web browser]
Max test-patch [Max patch use]
Photo page [How to build example photo's]
Configuring the Ipson64 (telnet) [ how to configure with telnet]


Building the Ipson64


The ipson64 interface is quiet easy to build. Even the 4 x HEF4067 Surface Mount Devices (SMD) are not that hard to solder. Make sure you have a small tip on your soldering iron. Most of the components on the pcb (printed circuit board) are connectors, or headers.
The pictue below shows the Eagle layout. The red surface is the 'top' layer. The blue surface is the bottom layer. The green 'pads' are the soldering pads. I added some pictures of the building process step by step. Let' start with the components.




R1 4,7 kOhm
R2, R3 27 kOhm
R4 560 Ohm



IC1, IC2, IC5, IC6 HEF4067D (SMD)
Processor PIC18F2423 (place in a socket!)
Xport Xport
Led small 3mm universal led (any color..)



C1, C2, C12, C13, 100nF
C4 470uF / 16V** Polarity!
C5, C7, C11 2,2uF / 16V (Polarity!)
C8 10uF Polarity!
C9, C10 33pF  



Q1 Crystal 7,3728 MHz
DC1 Dc adapter pcb mount
SV1-SV29 female headers
Switch Reset switch mcdtsa6


Photo page


Start with the 4 x HEF4067D SMD chips.
First solder one pin to fix the chip itself to the exact location. Then apply a very little amount of solder per pin. Th anti solder mask will help to keep out the solder between the pins.

foto_3 Add the resistors.
foto_4 And some capacitors.
foto_6 Solder the capacitors in the right position and make sure the polarity is ok. Check the location of the diode: It has to be bend a little to fit.
foto_7 Mount the Xport. The plastic 'pins' are there to give the Xport more stability. Push them in carefully.
foto_8 Place the socket for the PIC18F2423.
foto_11 Place both voltage regulators (7805 and the LF33) on a aluminuim plate (heatsink).
5 plastic distance holders will keep the booard in place. Always first place the board and fix it with the 5 screws and bolts. And finally solder the pins of the voltage regulators to the board.
ipson64_3 Fully ready to go with PIC18F2423 prcosessor.




Testing the Ipson64

When all components are on the right spot (check the directions, the polarity), you can connect the power for the first time. I'll advise you to do this check without the processor in place. Connect the power with an adapter set to 9V-12V, with the plus in the center.
On the left side of the board, the 12-9V DC is connected to the PCB (+ in the middle!). You can measure the values +3.3V and +5V with a multimeter on the upperside of the board. When the values are not as written below, turn off the power and check the connections. If the values are ok, turn off the power and insert the processor (IC1). Be aware of pin 1. Turn on the power again.


Connecting the IpSonCompact to the net

When connecting the Ipson64 to the net for the first time, there are some configurations to be made before your computer and the IpSonCompact can exchange highspeed data.

The onboard server (xport) can be configured with a normal web browser or with telnet (terminal software). What is there to be configured? The IpSonCompact needs to know which IP-address the remote computer (=the IP-address of your computer) has and which port on that IP-address will be available. As soon as this has been configured, the IpSonCompact can exchange data with the remote computer (is your computer).

At the Electronical Workshop of the Royal Conservatory, we already initialized the ipson64, so it has a default IP-address and a default local port. The ip-address of the IpSonLab is written on the PCB (Printed Circuit Board). The local port will be 10001.


There are two ways to connect the IpSonLab to your computer:
- direct connection with the IpSonCompact and your computer (normal ethernetcable). If you have an older computer it can be that you have to use a cross ethernet cable to make a direct connection.
- connection through a switch or hub.

Configure the ipson64 with a webbrowser:
Start a web browser (best is Firefox) and fill in the ip-address of the IpSonLab (Xport). If the login window pops up, just hit enter. You can protect your xport by setting a password. Default the name and password are empty. The loading of the pages will take a short while, so be patient. It will load a Java applet. Select channel1 / Connections and fill in your IP-address at remote host and remote-port. When the changes are made, make sure you save the new settings, by clicking "ok" underneath. Then hit apply in the menu and the device will reboot. Take closer look at the screendumps below.

In the given example, the Ip address of the ipson64 is


- network settings (setting IP address ipson64)
- Server settings (setting the High speed option)
- serial settings (setting internal communication of the ipson64 ) ;
- connection settings (remote host settings)







Configuring the IpSonCompact with telnet

Telnet example (screenshot):




the IpSonCompact with telnet: (port 9999 only!)
Make sure the IpSonCompact is connected and the power is on. Open the terminal on your computer (both Mac and PC) and type telnet at the prompt:
telnet <enter> Then open the connection with the IpSonLab (example ip-address
Open 9999 <enter>
The number 9999 is the telnet port number. Within five seconds you have to hit enter again. At this time you are connected with the IpSonCompact and you are able to configure all kind of settings. Be aware that the general settings are already made and the only thing that has to be changed is the remote IP-address and the remote port number** (default on 10001).

Check the figure on the left.

Select an option on the menu by entering the number of the option in the Your
choice ? field and pressing Enter.
To enter a value for a parameter, type the value and press Enter, or to confirm a
current value, just press Enter.
When you are finished, save the new configurations (option 9). The unit reboots.

** You can choose your own port number (number between 1000-10000). Be aware of the fact that some numbers are already in use (for example port number 80 for http, port number 23 for telnet)
When you are sure the values are right, press 9 to save the new settings and exit or press 8 if you are not sure you filled it in the right way. Your IpSonCompact is ready to go!



Ipson64 connections

All 64 inputs have the same connections. One input consists of 3 pins: +5V, Input(or terminal) and gnd (0V). The input-setup is the same as the ipsoncompact.


Ipson64 Max(5) testpatch

The maxpatch shown below can be downloaded from this website. It's just a test patch; check if all inputs do work.