Forums

Tektronix TDS210 firmware?

Started by Peter Jakacki October 3, 2006
I've googled and dead-ended on this one, maybe someone in this group can 
help.

I have an original TDS210 digital scope with the original V1.0 firmware 
and the Communications module is V1.02. I have used other TDS210's with 
newer firmware and I want to upgrade my V1.0. I want to do this myself 
so does anybody know what is required to upgrade the firmware for this 
unit?

TIA
*Peter*

> I have an original TDS210 digital scope with the original V1.0 firmware
I have V1.09 ... :) I do not believe this was user-upgradable :(
>> I have an original TDS210 digital scope with the original V1.0 firmware >I have V1.09 ... :) >I do not believe this was user-upgradable :(
I have v1.17 - anyone know what the differences are? Bug frixes, enhancements? I haven't opened mine - anyone looked inside? I would guess that the code is in a nice fat ROM or flash ... but there may be PLD updates or even circuit changes, so just changing the code might result in a frankenscope... Does Tektronix offer an upgrade kit? The TDS210 service manual is available online (I found it with a bit of googling) - it may have notes about hardware differences of various versions. How useful do you find the COMMS module? Dave PS: In case anyone isn't aware, early model TDS210s are subject to a safety related factory recall - check with Tektronix if you haven't already. -- Dunfield Development Services http://www.dunfield.com Low cost software development tools for embedded systems Software/firmware development services Fax:613-256-5821
Dave Dunfield wrote:
> I have v1.17 - anyone know what the differences are? Bug frixes, > enhancements? > > I haven't opened mine - anyone looked inside? I would guess that > the code is in a nice fat ROM or flash ... but there may be PLD updates > or even circuit changes, so just changing the code might result in > a frankenscope... Does Tektronix offer an upgrade kit?
I had to repair my scope awhile back and I took some shots for reference, this is the cpu board:- http://www.pbjtech.com/downloads/TDS210-CPU.jpg
> The TDS210 service manual is available online (I found it with a > bit of googling) - it may have notes about hardware differences > of various versions.
Do you have a link?
> How useful do you find the COMMS module?
Can't really answer that, but if you had asked me how useless I find it, well....
> PS: In case anyone isn't aware, early model TDS210s are subject > to a safety related factory recall - check with Tektronix if you haven't > already.
I didn't bother, it was an earthing issue. *Peter*
>I had to repair my scope awhile back and I took some shots for >reference, this is the cpu board:- >http://www.pbjtech.com/downloads/TDS210-CPU.jpg
Thanks - I'm interested in seeing it, however I get a "forbidden" page when I try to access it...
>> The TDS210 service manual is available online (I found it with a >> bit of googling) - it may have notes about hardware differences >> of various versions. >Do you have a link?
http://www.austincc.edu/cloud/manuals/oscilloscope.htm
>> How useful do you find the COMMS module? >Can't really answer that, but if you had asked me how useless I find it, >well....
:-) Thats about what I thought. Dave -- Dunfield Development Services http://www.dunfield.com Low cost software development tools for embedded systems Software/firmware development services Fax:613-256-5821
How bizarre, same thing happened to me. Here, I have fixed the 
permissions, try again - http://www.pbjtech.com/downloads/TDS210-CPU.jpg

*Peter*

Dave Dunfield wrote:
> Thanks - I'm interested in seeing it, however I get a "forbidden" > page when I try to access it...
Peter Jakacki wrote:
> How bizarre, same thing happened to me. Here, I have fixed the > permissions, try again - http://www.pbjtech.com/downloads/TDS210-CPU.jpg
No, still forbidden :(
larwe wrote:
> Peter Jakacki wrote: >> How bizarre, same thing happened to me. Here, I have fixed the >> permissions, try again - http://www.pbjtech.com/downloads/TDS210-CPU.jpg > > No, still forbidden :( >
There was a hiccup and it should be ok however here is another link http://users.tpg.com.au/adslfljg/share/TDS210-CPU.jpg *Peter*
Peter Jakacki wrote:
> larwe wrote: > > Peter Jakacki wrote: > >> How bizarre, same thing happened to me. Here, I have fixed the > >> permissions, try again - http://www.pbjtech.com/downloads/TDS210-CPU.jpg > > > > No, still forbidden :( > > > > There was a hiccup and it should be ok however here is another link > http://users.tpg.com.au/adslfljg/share/TDS210-CPU.jpg > > *Peter*
An M68K? Neat.