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LabPro and CBL 2 Operating System Updates

LabPro and CBL 2 have flash memory operating system that can be updated.

How to Update the LabPro and CBL 2 Operating System to Version 6.27

There are two methods of updating the operating system (OS) on your LabPro interface. The CBL 2 must be updated using option 2 with the TI Connectivity Kit USB.

Option 2: For LabPro and CBL 2 using TI Connectivity Kit USB

You can use a TI Connectivity Kit USB and a computer to upgrade the operating system of your LabPro and CBL 2.

Download LabPro and CBL 2 Operating System Update

LabPro Operating System Revision History

Version Number Changes
V 6.27 Improvement: Altered warm up process prior to Manually triggered data collection. Now a sample is taken as soon as Start/Stop is pressed. Previously a warm up delay occurred before the first sample was taken.
Bug Fix: Corrected time base for analog sensors during photogate/analog data collection.
Bug Fix: Corrected bad first points return by the 8 command during Non-Real-Time data collection.
V 6.26 Improvement: Added support to auto-id new id-ready photogates.
Improvement: Added ability to setup photogates using command1. This simplifies the command set. Command 12 may still be used for setup and remains the only way to retrieve data. Use the digital/sonic channels (11,12) although the photogate pseudo-channels (41,42) are also supported. The mode numbers have been offset by 10 to prevent conflict with existing Ch11 modes. Usage: s{1,11,14,0} is the same as s{12,41,4,0}.
Improvement: Added ability to trigger on a photogate event. Allows photogate event to trigger data collection. Prestore refers only to photogate events. Usage: s{3,.01,100,7,4x}. Analog data will be offset from digital data in that analog time 0 starts at the photogate event but the photogate time begins at the start of data collection. The time correction may be applied (if desired) by using the -2 data retrieval for the event that triggered data collection.
Improvement: Added fast/universal photogate mode. Usage: setup = s{12,4x,10}; # transitions = s{12,4x,0}; delta T = s{12,4x,-1}; absolute T = s{12,4x,-2}; state = s{12,4x,-3}
Improvement: Added CO2 sensor mode 17. CO2 will autoID as 17 but you can also send 1,1,17 as a mode to have ASCII data returned in CO2 numbers. On LabPro this uses the ports in differential mode to reduce fluctuations seen when IR lamp goes on.
Improvement: Allow software to reset UNREAD DATA status bit. Usage: s{5,-2}.
Improvement: Added support to retrieve of every Nth point of digital channels.
Improvement: Do not create error on termination of FastSample mode.
Improvement: Improved usefulness of 2001 command to avoid conflicts. Usage: s{2002,mask} = Mask digital output where a 1 indicates bit may change mask is 0<255; s{2011,data} = same as 2001 but limited to DIG 1; s{2012,data} = same as 2001 but limited to DIG 2
Bug Fix: Fixed some triggering issues through optimization.
Bug Fix: Fixed the polarity parameter of photogate mode 4 (pendulum mode.)
Bug Fix: Fixed triggering on Motion Detector data.
V 6.23 Improvement: Added retrieval of every Nth point into command 5.
Improvement: Added bursty over sampling mode for analog channels. This mode is intended to be used for smoothing results of remote data collection. New command: {107,rate,number of samples} to be sent prior to regular trigger command.
Improvement: Added under sampling for sonic channels to accomodate crash mode data collection. New Command: {106,channel,rate} to be sent prior to regular trigger command.
Improvement: Added ability to use Rotary Mode during Real Time data collection. Altered Command: {12,ch,6,resolution,reset}.
Improvement: Added support for Auto-ID of new Colorimeter.
Bug Fix: Fixed minor timing problem in Real Time slow collection mode.
Bug Fix: Fixed first point problem with changing digital inputs (i.e. pulley, photogates). This would often cause large time values to be returned if a transition happened at the start of data collection.
V 6.22 Improvement: Added function generator. Sine, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Triangle, and Square Waves.
Improvement: Changed initialization process of analog output to allow simultaneous analog output and normal sampling.
Improvement: Added 102,-2 command to keep whole unit awake (like previous 102,-1).
Bug Fix: Changed order of AutoID to look for digial ID first. This solves problems like improper ID on Dual Range Force Sensor when a motion detector was plugged in.
Bug Fix: Added missing Absolute Time storage in 12,42,3,0 operation.
Bug Fix: Fixed problem with triggering on Sonic.
Bug Fix: Fix to not interrupt power during certain communications (cmd 8 etc.). This bug was introduced in version 6.20.
V 6.20 Improvement: Longer battery life. Unit always strives for low power mode.
Improvement: Added feature to send directory program using the Transfer button. Hold the Transfer button down for 5 seconds to send the directory program.
Improvement: Updated parameters for resistor id based sensors.
Improvement: Enabled Quick Setup feature to use more of the parameters from the auto ID sensors. Quick Setup now uses sampling rates and warmup times specified by the sensors.
Improvement: Button reset feature. If Start/Stop button held for 5 sec, LabPro will reset and power down.
Improvement: Improved use of two motion detectors by delaying the firing of the second detector until after the first one has fired.
Improvement: Updated analog output to use a more useable equation.
Bug Fix: Fixed problem with non-realtime data collection and simultaneous monitoring of multiple channels. This problem would lead to repeated values when for example, collecting pressure and temperature data.
Bug Fix: Fixed first point problem with changing digital inputs (i.e. pulley, photogates). This would often cause large time values to be returned if a transition happened at the start of data collection.
Bug Fix: Fixed serial port overflow.
Bug Fix: Allowed two digital output channels (CH31, CH32) to be used simultaneously.
Bug Fix: Fixed realtime timebase error when using USB.
V 1.120 NOTE: This version was not compatible with older DataMate versions. You must use DataMate version v 1.0x or newer.
Improvement: Updates to the Flash Manager interface, after initial integration testing with Windows and Mac.
Improvement: Added 89/92+ app support for datamate and archiving.
Bug Fix: Fixed link timeout when storing large calculator programs to archive.
Bug Fix: Reduce timeout in case of lost interrupt (fixes potential -60 reading on temp sensor problem).
Bug Fix: Fixed problem that occasionally LabPro becomes out of synch with the Z80 calculators.
Bug Fix: Fixed problem with TI86 where the turnaround between successive transmit blocks was too fast.
Bug Fix: Correct LabPro command line for FASTMODE (Caused -60s for {3,-1} usage).
Bug Fix: Fixed link timeout when storing large calculator programs to archive.
Bug Fix: Fixed timeout preventing loading of A/D code.
Bug Fix: Fixed problem with real time binary first data point reading FFFF.
Bug Fix: Fixed problem with power down too soon at end of sampling motion on batteries.
Bug Fix: Fixed creeping timing error when using the slow/snooze clock during sampling.
Bug Fix: Correct LabPro command line for FASTMODE (only happens in USB).
V 0.670 Initial shipping version for first 3000 units.
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