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RE: [tracker2] Firmware build 53868 and bootloader update

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  • scott@opentrac.org
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    Message 1 of 5 , May 14, 2006
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jason Rausch
      > Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 1:41 PM
      > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [tracker2] Firmware build 53868 and bootloader update
      >
      > I might have missed it in a past email, but is there a
      > command you can use to get the build version? I know
      > I can send a "$" and then re-go into command mode and
      > get it in the banner.
      >
      > Jason KE4NYV
      > RPC Electronics
      > www.rpc-electronics.com
      >
      > --- Jason Rausch <lists@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Worked perfectly on the first try Scott. I'm using
      > > HyperTermincal in Windows XP.
      > >
      > > Jason KE4NYV
      > > RPC Electronics
      > > www.rpc-electronics.com
      > >
      > > --- scott@... wrote:
      > >
      > > > Firmware upload through XMODEM is now supported.
      > > > It's part of the
      > > > bootloader, though, so it doesn't work quite like
      > > > the normal firmware
      > > > updates.
      > > >
      > > > Everyone should apply these updates. The
      > > procedure
      > > > is kind of weird, so pay
      > > > attention.
      > > >
      > > > First, grab the new otwincfg.exe. You'll need
      > > this
      > > > to handle some other
      > > > changes in the bootloader. It also adds support
      > > for
      > > > high-speed transfers.
      > > >
      > > > Use otwincfg to grab the 'bootloader updater'
      > > image
      > > > from the website. Once
      > > > it loads and you exit the program, you should see
      > > > the tracker LED go solid
      > > > green. The new bootloader is now in place, and
      > > you
      > > > need to reload the
      > > > operating firmware.
      > > >
      > > > Start up otwincfg again, hit connect, and power
      > > > cycle the tracker. Now
      > > > reload the normal (beta) firmware. You should
      > > > notice that it loads about 5
      > > > times faster than before.
      > > >
      > > > That's it for the bootloader update. Now for the
      > > > new stuff...
      > > >
      > > > The XMODEM firmware upload is accessed through the
      > > > 'loadfirmw' command. It
      > > > doesn't work with the regular .s19 files, though -
      > > > it only takes specially
      > > > prepared binary images. You can get the current
      > > one
      > > > at
      > > > http://n1vg.net/opentracker/firmware/ot2.bin.
      > > Also,
      > > > there's no option to
      > > > retain your configuration. The loader is too
      > > simple
      > > > to be able to skip over
      > > > portions of memory (like the config) and it has to
      > > > get to the application
      > > > vector table, which is after the config.
      > > >
      > > > Anyway, once it tells you to start the upload,
      > > just
      > > > tell your terminal
      > > > program to start sending. When it's done, the
      > > > tracker will reset and boot
      > > > into the new firmware. Of course, you shouldn't
      > > > abort the process or power
      > > > off the tracker once you've started the transfer.
      > > >
      > > > I really need to get around to implementing an
      > > ABAUD
      > > > command - the upload
      > > > takes a couple of minutes at 4800 baud. Still, it
      > > > should beat having to
      > > > find a Windows box if you're a Linux-only sort of
      > > > person. Maybe now I'll go
      > > > replace my IGATE KPC-3 with one of these things,
      > > > since I'll be able to
      > > > update it without running out to the garage and
      > > > pulling it out of the rack.
      > > >
      > > > Scott
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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