New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C/F)

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by Jeff » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:17 am

Ok thanks for the picture.

Can you check this ?

1- Please check that the 2 pins in the square are not connected (this seems ok but...):

http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... eToCut.jpg

2- Go into the menu -> version and tell me what do you see.

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by fab » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:14 am

This new firmware works fine on a CNC "computer" from Gravograph.
that was not the case with the firmware 1.6.0.0
(Some read errors at the end of the boot floppy image)
So the better support for (in my test) MFM 250kbits/s is really better. Thanks a lot !

But I was happy to use an old 256BM SD from SanDisk before this firmware, it was working perfectly,
now the HXC2001 is "reading FAT" forever...

Meaning for my 256MB SD Card that the:
"Issue with some sd card corrected : Incompatibility with some SD chipset corrected"
has stopped the use of this particular SD...

Anyway, I found a HAMA 512MB which is working with the firmware 1.7.1.2

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by Jeff » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:47 pm

Yes some user noticed a regression with some sdcard.
I will try to provide you another firmware to test.

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by yerzmyey » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:20 pm

Jeff wrote:New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (Rev B/C/F) :

I was wondering. How to imprint/flash the firmware? I mean - some idiot-guide would be nice.
Greetz,
Y



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Ah, seems like I found it:

1) Bootloader update (for users with a firmware below the version 1.2.0.0)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!! Warning : DO NOT CUT the power supply of the board during the bootloader programming ! !!!
!!! In case of power loss, the device may be unusable and need a factory reprogramming. !!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-> Copy the new bootloader file (HxC_SD_Bootloader_V1_0TOV1_1.upd) to a freshly formated FAT32 SDCard.
-> Insert the SDCard into the emulator
-> Press Left and Right buttons before power up and keep it pressed at least 1 seconds at power up.
-> Wait some seconds. When 2 leds are blinking (Sdcard access led and Floppy Access led) it's done !
(to be sure wait 1 minutes before removing the power supply).

After this the firmware must be flashed. (Please go to the step 2: Firmware update)



2) Firmware update

-> Copy the new firmware file (*.upd) to a freshly formated FAT32 SDCard.
-> Insert the SDCard into the emulator
-> Press Left and Right buttons before power up and keep it pressed at least 1 seconds at power up.
-> Wait some seconds .... its done !
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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by atarimike » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:09 am

telengard wrote:I updated the firmware but for some reason can no longer use the device on my ST. Is there more that needs to be done, i.e. did the hfe format change, the config file format change, etc?

Hi,

I have HxC with firmware 1.1.0.1... i have problems to update it... I see hear that pre 1.2.... versions need a bootloader to be updated prior to firmware upgrade... pls can you help. I have already bought new SDHC card, used freshly formated FAT32... the result seems to be the same.

Many thanks.

P.S. The HxC is connected to Sinclair QL

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by Jeff » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:26 am

Bootloader sent by email.

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by sergey2b » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:08 am

Hello Jeff

I have same problem like atarimike

My emulator is from 2010 and it is fleshing 5 times when I try make update
sd cards are fine I have few of them and they are working

Would you please help

Thank you

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by sergey2b » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:04 pm

Hello Jeff,

I have firmware version 1.1.1.0 and I can send photo of my SD HxC Floppy Emulator

Would you please help update the firmware to current version or high is possible then what I have now

Thank you.

Best regards,
Sergey

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Re: New Firmware version for the SD HxC Floppy Emulator (B/C

Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:35 am

mhhh wait... You didn't update your emulators since 5/6 years and you want to jump to the current version ?
This sound to be a bad idea. Why to you want to update such old firmware ?
BTW the current version doesn't work on earlier boards without some hardware modification, please see the release notes for details.
Anyway if you want the update, please send me an email.

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