Update Modes

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The M/L supports thee update modes:

XModem serial updates. These are the updates performed through the device's serial port (UART), using the XModem file transfer protocol. All Tibbo devices can be updated (or resuscitated) via their serial ports, and any terminal software capable of sending files using XModem protocol will be suitable for the update job.

Ethernet updates. As the name implies, Ethernet updates are performed via the Ethernet network. Only some of our devices support Ethernet updates from the M/L. To perform Ethernet updates, you will need to install the Device Explorer (DE) utility.

BLE updates. These are only possible on our latest programmable devices, only when these devices are carrying the M/L V3.00 or higher, and only on devices equipped with the WA2000 Wi-Fi/BLE add-on module. BLE updates are performed using the Tibbo Updater apps for iOS and Android.

 

XModem and Ethernet updates use .BIN files. A .BIN file may contain just TiOS, or TiOS with compiled Tibbo BASIC/C app attached.

BLE updates rely on .TCU (Tibbo Composite Uncompressed) files. A .TCU file consists of sections. For example, it may include TiOS, compiled Tibbo BASIC/C app, internal firmware of the WA2000 Wi-Fi/BLE add-on, and other sections that may become necessary in the future.

Tibbo offers a convenient online utility for generating .BIN and .TCU files. You can find it here: [THE URL OF THE UTILITY]. There is also a legacy BinMerger utility that generates .BIN files: http://tibbo.com/support/downloads/tide.html.

 

The following table details the M/L upgrade modes supported by Tibbo devices:

 

Device

Xmodem Over Serial

Ethernet

BLE (Bluetooth Low-Energy)

Use .BIN files

Use .TCU files

EM500

+

+

 

EM1000

+

 

 

EM1001

+

 

 

EM1202

+

 

 

EM1206

+

 

 

DS1100

+

+

 

DS1101

+

 

 

DS1102

+

 

 

DS1202

 

 

 

DS1206

+

 

 

TPP2

+

 

 

TPP3

+

 

 

EM2000

+

+

+*

EM2001

+

+

+*

TPP2(G2)

+

+

+*

TPP3(G2)

+

+

+*

* Only available with M/L V3.00 and higher, and when the WA2000 Wi-Fi/BLE add-on is present.