Anan-10E upgrade to Firmware v1.5

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Anan-10E upgrade to Firmware v1.5

Postby g0rvm » Wed May 10, 2017 11:01 am

Firstly, this is the FIRST time I've ever attempted a firmware upgrade, so its probably something I'm doing but I don't know what as I'm following the instructions here in this forum and in the user guide.

I have a Anan-10E with firmware v1.3 working just fine.
I've used the HPSDRProgrammer previously to set a static IP address.
I would like to upgrade the firmware to v1.5 which I understand is the appropriate version for the Anan-10E.

I've installed HPSDRProgrammer V2 nopcap (version 2.0.4.10) 2014-7-2. When run, it successfully identifies my Anan of which there is only one as '00:04:A3:8D:3b:25 (192.168.10.60) Software version: 1.3 (hermes)'. I then select the file 'Hermes10E_v1.5.rbf' and 'Program'. The software then shows 'Erasing device ... (can take upto 40 seconds)' at the bottom of application window. But nothing else happens...even if its left for over 15minutes.

The HPSDRProgrammer still seems to work as I can select the small white rectangle under 'File' to view the log (see below) or 'Discover' to rediscover the radio again. I can even reselect the 'rbf' file and 'Program' again but still it does not proceed beyond 'Erasing device...'

What might I be doing wrong?

Log:
Attempting to discover HPSDR boards. (May take upto 12 seconds)
0:04:A3:8D:3b:25 (192.168.10.60) Software version: 1.3 (hermes)
1 board found.
Opening file: C:/Users/agawthrope/Desktop/Hermes10E_v1.5.rbf
reading file...
file read successfully
Erasing device ... (can take upto 40 seconds)

Thanks,
Andrew
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Re: Anan-10E upgrade to Firmware v1.5

Postby g0rvm » Wed May 10, 2017 2:20 pm

Ok, so I have the radio upgraded now.

The HPSDRProgrammer application wouldn't work for me - I don't understand why as everything I read seemed to indicate it should be fine.
It was the HPSDRBootLoader application that worked - and worked just fine, first time.

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Re: Anan-10E upgrade to Firmware v1.5

Postby AB2EZ » Wed May 10, 2017 3:35 pm

Andrew

The Programmer does not work with the 10e because the FPGA of the 10e is not large enough to accommodate the Programmer's firmware updating process. This has been the case since the 10e was introduced.

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Re: Anan-10E upgrade to Firmware v1.5

Postby g0rvm » Wed May 10, 2017 5:10 pm

OK Stu. Thanks.

The documentation is far from clear on that point tho. :-(

Anyway, thanks again.
Andrew
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Re: Anan-10E upgrade to Firmware v1.5

Postby w-u-2-o » Wed May 10, 2017 7:29 pm

The same is true for the 100B, as it uses the same SDR board.

73,

Scott

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