Firmware Updates

Available Firmware Updates:

ZW-x
Firmware - Posted Aug 23, 2013

Firmware change description:

  • Firmware release addresses "test mode" issue. Prevents nodes from getting stuck in manufacturing test mode. Modified initialization code that checks the test mode flag in the EEPROM. Clears the flag after deciding to enter test mode. This allows the user to clear the problem by simply power cycling the device.

Obtaining the update:

  1. Download the firmware .hex file for your particular ZW model by right clicking on one of the following links (ctrl-click in OSX) and selecting "Save link as…" - and save the file to the correct location based on your operating system:

    For Windows 7 and Windows Vista: C:\Users\Public\Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates
    For Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates
    For Macintosh OS X: /Users<user>/Documents/HOBOware/FWUpdates

  2. HOBOware, HOBOnode Manager, and ZW Device Communication must be restarted to correctly identify the firmware files. Close HOBOware and HOBOnode Manager if open. If prompted to leave the device communication running in the background, click No. If HOBOware and HOBOnode Manager were already closed, but device communication was running, right-click (or left-click on a Mac) the HOBOware icon in the system tray and select Stop Device Communication.

  3. Open HOBOware and HOBOnode Manager again. Wait a couple of minutes for new data to be updated in HOBOnode Manager and for the firmware file to be recognized.

  4. In HOBOnode Manager, double-click the receiver (ZW-RCVR) you want to update in the Device Table (or select the receiver and click Configure).

  5. Click the "Update device firmware" button in the Configure Receiver window.

    If the "Update device firmware" button is disabled, HOBOnode Manager is still being updated after its restart. Leave the Configure window open and wait a few more minutes until the button is enabled.

    If the "Update device firmware" button does not appear, double-check that the firmware .hex file is in the correct directory as described in Step 1.

  6. After clicking the "Update device firmware" button, a window appears listing details about the device and any notes about the update process. Note that the update will take about two to three minutes and will require the ZW network to automatically shut down and restart. Click Cancel if you do not want to update the device at this time. Otherwise, click Continue.

  7. The firmware is updated in the device; check the progress on the screen during the update. When the firmware is saved to the device, the LED on the receiver will flash red. A message appears in the window at the end when the update is successfully complete.

 

ZW Receiver (ZW-RCVR)
Firmware Version 38 - Update posted May 11, 2012

Changes since previous firmware versions:

  • Improves handling of low power or brownout events. Previous releases could corrupt program memory during a brownout.
  • Fixes an issue in which host commands from the receiver could not be routed to some nodes.
  • Numerous minor bug fixes.

Obtaining the update:

  1. Download the firmware .hex file by right clicking the following link (ctrl-click in OSX) and selecting "Save link as…" (FW_38_ZW-RCVR.hex) Download ZW-FW-38 and save the file to the correct location based on your operating system:

    For Windows 7 and Windows Vista: C:\Users\Public\Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates

    For Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates

    For Macintosh OS X: /Users<user>/Documents/HOBOware/FWUpdates

  2. HOBOware, HOBOnode Manager, and ZW Device Communication must be restarted to correctly identify the firmware files. Close HOBOware and HOBOnode Manager if open. If prompted to leave the device communication running in the background, click No. If HOBOware and HOBOnode Manager were already closed, but device communication was running, right-click (or left-click on a Mac) the HOBOware icon in the system tray and select Stop Device Communication.

  3. Open HOBOware and HOBOnode Manager again. Wait a couple of minutes for new data to be updated in HOBOnode Manager and for the firmware file to be recognized.

  4. In HOBOnode Manager, double-click the receiver (ZW-RCVR) you want to update in the Device Table (or select the receiver and click Configure).

  5. Click the "Update device firmware" button in the Configure Receiver window.

    If the "Update device firmware" button is disabled, HOBOnode Manager is still being updated after its restart. Leave the Configure window open and wait a few more minutes until the button is enabled.

    If the "Update device firmware" button does not appear, double-check that the firmware .hex file is in the correct directory as described in Step 1.

  6. After clicking the "Update device firmware" button, a window appears listing details about the device and any notes about the update process. Note that the update will take about two to three minutes and will require the ZW network to automatically shut down and restart. Click Cancel if you do not want to update the device at this time. Otherwise, click Continue.

  7. The firmware is updated in the device; check the progress on the screen during the update. When the firmware is saved to the device, the LED on the receiver will flash red. A message appears in the window at the end when the update is successfully complete.


Waterproof Shuttle (U-DTW-1) [to top]
Firmware Version 3.2.0 - Update posted May 5, 2011

About this update:

HOBOware Pro Version 3.2.0 has added several new features that, if enabled, may require a firmware update to the HOBO Waterproof Shuttles that were shipped from Onset prior to May 4, 2011. We recommend that everyone perform this update, but you will only be required to upgrade your firmware if you see the following message when you launch your HOBO logger:

Firmware Update Recommended

In addition, this update is required for the HOBO Conductivity loggers (U24-00x), HOBO Dissolved Oxygen logger (U26-001) and the HOBO U20L Water Level loggers (U20L-0X) regardless of feature use. U-DTW-1 Firmware version 3.2.0 fixes a potential error that could result in the shuttle corrupting the logger's data file and not being able to relaunch the logger in the field.

Obtaining the update:

  1. Verify that your shuttle is firmware upgradeable. Only shuttles with firmware versions 3.0.0-3.0.6 and 3.0.8 and higher are field upgradeable. To check which version of firmware you have go to the Device menu in HOBOware and select Manage Shuttle. If your shuttle contains firmware version 3.0.7, you will need to return your unit for upgrade or replacement. To return your shuttle, please obtain an RMA number by calling technical support at 1-800-564-4377 or via e-mail - loggerhelp@onsetcomp.com.
  2. Download the self-extracting compressed file (U-DTW-1 Firmware Updater v3_2_0.exe) Download Remote Site Manager 1.1.4 to a 32-bit Windows PC* and save the file to disk.
  3. Download and open the firmware installation instructions (U-DTW-1 Firmware Upgrade Instuctions.pdf).

* The firmware update program only works on 32-bit Windows PCs. At this time Onset does not provide a mechanism for updating firmware via a Macintosh computer or on a 64-bit Windows PC. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

U-Shuttle (U-DT-1) [to top]
Firmware Version 1.21 - Update posted Mar 19, 2014

Changes since firmware version 1.18:

  1. Adds support for the UX120-014M to the shuttle.
  2. Corrects a couple of bugs with offloading UX100 loggers. The main one being that it would offload the full memory of the UX100 when it didn’t need to wasting shuttle storage space.

Obtaining the update:

  1. Download the binary file (UShuttle_FW_1.21m30.bin) Download Remote Site Manager 1.1.8 to your computer and save the file to disk.
  2. Launch HOBOware Pro if it is not yet running.
  3. Connect your U-Shuttle to your computer and turn on the U-Shuttle.
  4. From the Help menu, choose "Update U-Shuttle Firmware..." and follow the instructions. During the update process, you will be asked for the location of the file you downloaded in Step 1.
  5. Relaunch the U-Shuttle from HOBOware Pro.


U30 Shuttle (U-DT-2) [to top]
Firmware Version 1.59 - Update posted April 13, 2010

Changes since firmware version 1.08:

1. Improves battery life.

Obtaining the file:

  1. Download the binary file (U30 Shuttle FW v1.59m030.bin) Download Remote Site Manager 1.1.4 to your computer and save the file to disk. This update is not platform specific.
  2. Launch HOBOware Pro (PC or Mac) if it is not yet running. Note that HOBOware Pro is necessary to perform the update.
  3. Connect your U30 Shuttle to your computer and turn on the U30 Shuttle.
  4. From the Help menu, choose "Update U30 Shuttle Firmware..." and follow the instructions. During the update process, you will be asked for the location of the file you downloaded in Step 1.
  5. Relaunch the U30 Shuttle from HOBOware Pro.

UX90 Series (UX90-xxxx ) [to top]
Firmware Version 1.00 - Update posted June 18, 2012

This firmware upgrade:

1. Improves battery life.

HOBOware 3.4 offers a firmware upgrade tool that automatically detects when a new firmware file is available for UX series data loggers and walks you through the update process. Click here to upgrade for free to HOBOware 3.4.

UX100 Data Loggers [to top]
Firmware Version 16 - Update posted March 3, 2014

This firmware upgrade:

  1. If you have selected Stealth Mode (LCD off) in HOBOware during Launch -- a bug has been uncovered that will result in significantly reduced battery life.   The impact of the bug is estimated to be reduce our typical one year life specification to approximately three months.

Installation:

  1. Download the zip file (xxxxx.zip) for your particular model of UX100 to your computer and save the file to disk.
  2. Unzip the file to your desktop. The resulting files are named FW_16_UX100-0xx.hex
    • Windows 7/8: C:\Users\Public\Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates
    • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates
  3. Launch HOBOware Pro if it is not yet running. Note that HOBOware Pro for Windows is necessary to perform the update. Note, also requires .NET version 3.5
  4. Connect your UX100-0xx to your computer.
  5. From the Help menu, choose "Update Device Firmware" and follow the instructions. During the update process, you will be asked for the location of the file you unzipped in Step 2.
  6. Relaunch the UX100-0xx from HOBOware Pro.

Downloads:


UX120 Data Loggers [to top]
Firmware Version 3 (UX120-006M) & 5 (UX120-014M) - Update posted March 3, 2014

Installation:

  1. Download the zip file (xxxxx.zip) for your particular model of UX120 to your computer and save the file to disk.
  2. Unzip the file to your desktop. The resulting files are named FW_xxx_UX120-0xx.hex
    • Windows 7/8: C:\Users\Public\Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates
    • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\HOBOware Public Files\FWUpdates
  3. Launch HOBOware Pro if it is not yet running. Note that HOBOware Pro for Windows is necessary to perform the update. Note, also requires .NET version 3.5
  4. Connect your UX120-0xx to your computer.
  5. From the Help menu, choose "Update Device Firmware" and follow the instructions. During the update process, you will be asked for the location of the file you unzipped in Step 2.
  6. Relaunch the UX120-0xx from HOBOware Pro.

Downloads: