2.4 Firmware Upgrades
The firmware of the AT3600 controls how tests are carried out, which tests are available and how the interfaces (including the front panel) function. New versions of the firmware are made available periodically and electronic copies are available free of charge. To maximize the performance and longevity of your AT3600, you should install these upgrades as they become available. Contact your local supplier or see the Voltech website at http://www.voltech.com for details. Upgrade firmware is distributed in a file called ‘AT36.ABS’.
If you have purchased new tests, you will be supplied with a file called ‘CUSTAT36.ABS’ which contains the tests you have requested as well as the latest version of firmware. Save the file to a local or network directory (normally ‘C:\Program Files\Voltech Instruments\Voltech AT Editor\’.
You may also be supplied with a file called ‘BOOTAT36.ABS’. You must save this file in the same directory. To upgrade, locate the ‘.ABS’ file and double click on it.
The firmware upgrade will now commence, and the editor screen will show a series of dialogue boxes to identify each stage in the process. The download should take approximately 30 minutes.
In the unlikely event that the editor display shows an ‘ERROR’ dialogue box, before the download is complete, then try repeating the entire procedure. Should the error persist, then contact your Voltech distributor.
At the end of the download, the tester will reset itself. You may then carry on using your tester as normal, with the benefits offered by the new firmware being available immediately.
If you were supplied with a ‘BOOTAT36.ABS’ file, the tester will now check the boot code version already inside the AT and upgrade this automatically if required.
WARNING: You must NOT switch off the AT or interrupt the communications during the 7 minutes required for this part of the upgrade.