Re: G-11 vs EXOS-2 #G11 #EXOS2 #TECHNICAL


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 10:26 PM, JI THERIOT wrote:
I apparently do not have an updatable circuit board in my PMC-8.  My model is ESOGT-01B.  Anyway to get my firmware updated?
Hi Ji,

The firmware on every PMC-Eight system is updateable. I assume you are looking at the number on the label on the PMC-Eight box. That is the SKU number and part of the box serial number, it is not the model number of the circuit board assembly. We have only delivered one version of the circuit board assembly for the G11 and EXOS 2 PMC-Eight, it is Model 2A-06B.  You can find details about this in the Programmer's Reference
http://02d3287.netsolhost.com/pmc-eight/PMC_Eight_ProgrammersReferenceManual_Release2_2019_March_07.pdf

Based on your previous message, it looks like you found the instructions here:
https://hosted.comm100.com/KnowledgeBase/PMC-Eight-Application-Note--AN001--How-To-Update-the-PMC-Eight®-Control-System-Firmware_A5000037.aspx?id=5000037&siteid=56501

It's easier to use the PMC-Eight Configuration Manager to update the firmware. This is the software developed by Chris Moses located here:
https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/files/User%20Contributions/PMC8ConfigurationManager.zip

Thanks
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Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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