The current firmware revisions as of today (10/10/2019) are
~ 1.89 (Fresco SIX-G, Gen 1) Firmware Number found in the upper right corner of the LCD Screen
~ 2.64 (Fresco SIX-G, GEN1 Revision 2) Firmware Number found in the upper right corner of the LCD Screen
~ 3.02 (Fresco SIX-G-GEN2) Firmware Number found in the upper right corner of the LCD Screen
~ 1.24 (Fresco SIX-A) Firmware Number found in the upper right corner of the LCD Screen. *NOTE - If you have a version PRIOR to 1.07 there will be no revision number on the unit. One of the things 1.07 added is the "revision number" on the signal info screen.
~2.14(Fresco SIX-A, GEN1 Revision 2) Firmware Number found in the upper right corner of the LCD Screen
~3.00(Fresco SIX-A-GEN2) Firmware Number found in the upper right corner of the LCD Screen
~ 1.22 (FOX-Generator) and 1.11 (HOUND-Analyzer) Fox & Hound Kit
You may be asking "What is the difference between the three versions of the SIX-G?". Between the 1.xx and 2.xx versions, very little has changed from a functionality standpoint. The 3.xx are GEN2s, they have a re-designed power circuit so the power supply is 12 Volts, the first two versions are 5 Volts. The GEN2s also have CEC Tests (both SIX-A-GEN2 and SIX-G-GEN2s) and built in HDR test patterns on the SIX-G-GEN2. There are 3 hardware versions, BUT we will always include 3 firmware releases when they happen (i.e. 1.xx and 2.x firmware will always be identical.) You will know what firmware is compatible with your unit by only using firmware that begins with the same number your unit has (again, i.e. 1.xx, 2.xx, or 3.xx).
*NOTE - The SIX-G MUST be on v1.79 (or higher) for the cable test to function correctly.
Future firmware updates on the SIX-G/SIX-A will not affect interactivity between the two units (example: cable test)
Here is a summary of the firmware revisions:
SIX-G Firmware 1.69 and earlier:
~ We will use this firmware as the "Start" because everything from 1.0 to 1.69 was primarily bug fixes.
~ If you have a version prior to 1.69, we highly recommend you contact us to update.
SIX-G Firmware 1.70
~ This revision was the first to have HDR Support
~ Custom HDR Metadata Injection was added
~ CalMAN HDR Support was added
SIX-G Firmware 1.77 & 2.14
~ This revision was to add Dolby Vision Support (W/CalMAN as well)
~ Expanded HDR Metadata Support Memories
~ Removed "useless" patterns (Target)
~ Added Black Raster and vertical, horizontal Multi-burst
~ Dolby Vision test pattern added
~ BT2020 Support
~ Added all SMPTE (4096 resolutions)
~ 4K 10 and 12 BIT deep color support added (4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4)
~ Automatic Cable test support with SIX-A
~ (NOTE: This revision has a bug that automatically changes resolutions/color space without your direction, we recommend you update if you are on this version.)
SIX-G Firmware 1.80 & 2.21 (08/02/2016)
~ Major bug fix (Noted above)
~ Support for custom Pattern Uploader software (Posted 08/02/2016)
SIX-G Firmware 1.87 and 2.60 (June 2018)
~ Added Bit Error Test (BER) for cable test with selectable throughput levels
~ Added enhanced compatibility with CalMAN for Dolby Vision.
Six-G Firmware 1.89, 2.63, and 3.02 (LATEST)
~ 10 and 12 bit 4:2:2 output is now bit perfect
SIX-A Firmware 1.01
~ Launch Firmware (All Standard features included)
SIX-A Firmware 1.07
~ Added firmware revision number on signal info screen
~ Added ability to query pixel per pixel "Pass" and "Fail" from API or Software
SIX-A Firmware 1.24 (June 2018) (LATEST)
~ Added Bit Error Test (BER) for cable test with SIX-G
~ Added Volume Level in dB in software
~ Added Frequency Level Checker
~ Added HDMI Checksum Test
~ Added Dolby Vision Check
Fox and Hound 1.21 (generator) and 1.10 (analyzer) 4/2018 LATEST
~ Revised Cable Test
~ Repaired DVI and DP (VESA) signal input readability
Need help updating the firmware on your unit? Give us a call at 605.274.6055
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding firmware.
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