PiCoolFan new firmware

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PiCoolFan new firmware

Postby alexcat » Mon May 19, 2014 1:32 pm

Hello,

as stated in V 1.06 PiCoolFan user manual, there is a new firmware version (Firmware Release 2).
How to get the new firmware? There is no "Firmware" link in the Downloads->PiCoolFan section.

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Re: PiCoolFan new firmware

Postby Pimaster » Mon May 19, 2014 1:53 pm

Hi,
Please read the last page of the manual.

Firmware Updates

Our company is continuously developing and upgrading PiCoolFan firmware. However due to extremely low footprint and costs of the micro controller used in the PiCoolFan, it cannot hold a bootloader feature. Therefore any future firmware updates will be provided to customers as a complete PiCoolFan controller board replacement. This PiCoolFan controller board should be bought and paid by user as a new device (without all other components) including shipping costs from listed distributors. However the price of this part will be very low. As an alternative solution the newest firmware of the PiCoolFan in format of a HEX file will be provided on our website. Therefore peoples that have a programmer of the Microchip Technology Inc. PIC16® micro controller will have the ability to proceed with firmware updates on their side, free of any charge. Such programmers are wide available to buy over the internet. Our company recommends the original Microchip Technology Inc. PICKit 3. All products developed and planning to be develop by our company are using or will use as a micro controller exclusively one of the wide line of Microchip Technology Inc. PIC® micro controllers (8 bits, 16 bits or 32 bits).

I can send it to you, but you need to have ability to program your PCB or buy new one. However I can confirm, that there is no reason to upload new firmware, as there are only internal and not significant changes. There is no reason to upload the new one.

Anyhow if you still like to have it, I attached the hex file. If you have PIC programmer, for your info the Hardware version 1 (this one you have) is designed using PIC16F1823 so your programmer need to be able to program this chip.

This HEX file is for Hardware version 1 and Firmware version 2. So it is V1.2

https://app.box.com/s/gcv3axdh01uavt2nfvvy

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Re: PiCoolFan new firmware

Postby alexcat » Mon May 19, 2014 2:30 pm

Thank you for your reply,

I have read the manual, in fact I was looking for the HEX file. I suggest you to create a PiCoolFan firmware download section and put in it the new firmware as soon as a new image is released.

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Re: PiCoolFan new firmware

Postby Pimaster » Mon May 19, 2014 2:38 pm

Hi,
We will. I have not expected that so fast somebody will check and ask for a new version of firmware. We will do it today at the evening.
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Re: PiCoolFan new firmware

Postby Pimaster » Mon May 19, 2014 2:55 pm

Hi,

You will probably like to have also the already running version of the PiCoolFan V1.1, so I'm attaching this one also for your reference

https://app.box.com/s/j6za7myb9x0nu39rdpkg


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