Device Server Application Firmware (V3.34/V3.66)

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Application firmware is what turns Tibbo hardware into a fully-functional Device Server (DS). Tibbo Device Servers usually ship from the factory with the latest officially released application firmware pre-installed (unless an alternative version is requested by the Customer).

 

This Manual describes application firmware V3.34/3.66 or older. These two firmware versions are an upgrade to the previously available firmware V3.14/3.51, which is used as a "baseline" firmware for this Documentation. All changes that were made after V3.14/3.51 are clearly marked throughout this Documentation (like this: [V3.24/3.54]).

 

V3.31 is a part of Release3 branch of application firmware. This firmware runs on first-generation Tibbo Device Servers. 3.1x is currently reaching its maturity so you won't see a lot of new features released within 3.1x branch in the future. V3.1x is available in "w", "s", and "sn" builds. Table below details which build should be used for which model of Tibbo Device Servers.
V3.62 is a part of Release3.5 branch of application firmware. This firmware runs on second-generation Tibbo Device Servers. V3.5x is available in "r" and "d" builds. Table below details which build should be used for which models of Tibbo Device Servers.
Certain new devices using the DM9000B Ethernet controller must be used with firmware V3.70 or older. Loading earlier firmware into these device will make them inaccessible through the network.

 

As active firmware development continues, Release3.5 is gradually gaining numerous and powerful advantages over Release3. New features of Release3.5 that are not supported by earlier firmware versions are clearly marked throughout this Documentation (like this: [V3.54]).

 

Table below details firmware version/build compatibility:

 

First-generation devices (work with firmware V3.2x firmware)

EM100-00, -01, -02; DS100R-00, -01, -02

EM3.28W (serial upgrades only). Tibbo no longer supports this hardware and V3.28 is the last version that will ever be available for these devices.

EM100-03; DS100R-03; DS100B*

EM3.34S (serial/network upgrades)

EM3.34SN (serial upgrades)

Second-generation devices (work with firmware V3.5x firmware)

EM120

EM3.66R (serial/network upgrades)

EM200; EM203A; DS203A

EM3.66D (serial/network upgrades)

EM203; DS203

EM3.70D (serial/network upgrades)

 

* These devices support network upgrades through a separate firmware component called the NetLoader. This component can only be uploaded into the DS through the serial port. "SN" build for serial upgrades contains application firmware and the NetLoader. "N" build for network upgrades only contains application firmware ("SN" build cannot be used for network upgrades because the NetLoader cannot upgrade itself).