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Configit - Equinox Programmer - Firmware Update Utility

 
 
 

The 'Configit' utility is used to upgrade the firmware of the Equinox programmers detailed in the table below. The firmware is the code which executes inside the microcontroller in the programmer. Equinox may periodically upgrade the firmware of a programmer to add new features, add support for new devices and to correct any bugs which may have been found in a previous firmware version.

Please refer to the 'Release Notes' to check what the latest firmware version is for your programmer.

Please note:
If you programmer firmware is >= 3.00, do NOT use the Configit Utility.

It is possible to upgrade your programmer firmware by simply uploading a Firmware Update Project using EQTools.

 
Please check the current firmware version of your programmer BEFORE running this utility.
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

 
 
What is the latest Firmware Version for my programmer ?
How do I check my programmer Firmware Version ? (EQTools Software)
How do I check my programmer Firmware Version ? (Meridian Software)
If your programmer firmware is < 3.00?
If your programmer firmware is >=3.00?

What is the latest Firmware Version for my programmer ?

The table below details the latest 'Firmware Version' for the Equinox programmers supported by the Configit - Firmware Update Utility.

 

Programmer:

Firmware Version:

Comment:

Activ8r - AT - AVR

2.5

Firmware no longer updated

Activ8r - AT - 8051

2.0

Firmware no longer updated

EPSILON5 MKII

3.07

Includes Boot Loader V1-2 capability*

FS2000 Handheld

2.53

Firmware is still updated

FS2003 Handheld

3.07

Includes Boot Loader V1-2 capability*

Micro ISP Series III

2.8

Firmware no longer updated

How do I check my programmer Firmware Version ? (EQTools Software)

To check the current version of any programmer which uses the EQTools software, please follow the steps below:

  • Connect the programmer to a spare PC COM port
  • Apply power to the programmer
  • Launch EQTools
  • Select
    --> EQTools displays all the settings for the attached programmer.
  • Check the 'Firmware Version' in this list with the latest version listed for Configit.

How do I check my programmer Firmware Version ? (Meridian Software)

To check the current version of any programmer which uses the Meridian software, please follow the steps below:

  • Connect the programmer to a spare PC COM port
  • Apply power to the programmer
  • Launch Meridian
  • Select [Options][Programmer Info]
    --> Meridian displays all the settings for the attached programmer.
  • Check the 'Firmware Version' in this list with the latest version listed for Configit.

If your programmer firmware is < 3.00?
  • If your programmer firmware is < 3.00, then you will need to use the Configit utility to upgrade your firmware.

If your programmer firmware is >=3.00?
  • If your programmer firmware is already 3.00 or above, then your programmer has a Boot Loader installed.
  • To upgrade your firmware, simply upload a Firmware Upgrade Project to the programmer using EQTools.
  • The Firmware Upgrade Projects can be found in the \program files\equinox\firmware directory of EQTools.

 
 
 
Further Information
PPM3-MK2 Programmer - Firmware Upgrade Instructions >>
 
 
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