New DSP Family Firmware

This firmware is appropriate for most users, but some MSO's have different update policies in place. In some cases the standard firmware may render certain test functions inoperable. Please contact your manager before updating your firmware.  For assistance with any installation, please call tech support at (800) 344-2412.

 

Free firmware updates are available for the New DSP Family of meters and can be directly downloaded to your meter using one of the following methods;

  • Unmanaged Web Update - Trilithic's In-House Firmware Update Server (newest version always available)
  • Managed Web Update - Your company's ViewPoint Server (latest approved version available)
  • FTP Download/Memory Stick - Contact Trilithic Applications Engineering Support via email for a manual download link

 

2017 

v 17.08.04.147 (Hotfix for Release v 17.08.01.106)

  • Bug Fix for 1G DSP Units with Optical Hardware that Did Not Have Access to the OPM Menu

 

v 17.08.01.106 (Hotfix for Release v17.07.26.164)

  • Bug Fix for 1G DSP Units with 1 GHz 2-Port RF Boards Being Set to the Wrong Input Connector During Measurements in Return Spectrum Menu

 

v 17.07.26.164

  • Added a feature that Scans USB Folders for Firmware Update Files
  • Added a Firmware Update Check when Meter is Powered ON and Connected to a Network
  • Added a Web Download Speed Test in the NetTests Menu for DOCSIS 3.1 Modems
  • Added a 42 MHz Low Pass Filter Control in the Spectrum Menu for 1.25 GHz RF Boards
  • Added a Feature to Default the Tech ID to the Meter Serial Number
  • Added an Ethernet Frame Editor for Editing and Creating Streams in the GigE Menu
  • Added Support for up to 189 channels in Channel Plans
  • Optimized Speed and Noise Floor Performance in Spectrum Menu for 1.25 GHz RF Boards
  • Optimized Adjacent Channel Rejection in Level Menu for Improved MER and Audio Level Measurement Accuracy When Adjacent Channels are Present for 1.25 GHz RF Boards
  • Bug Fix for Log File Naming Convention Issue
  • Bug Fix for Saving Attenuation Value Issue in Spectrum Menu
  • Bug Fix for Ground Block Ingress Issue in Autotests
  • Bug Fix for Softkey Text Issue in User Profile Menu
  • Bug Fix for 8300 FST Channels Issue in Sweep Menu
  • Bug Fix for No Signal Present Issue in FDR Menu

 

v 17.04.13.158

  • Scan Mode Freezing Bug Fix for 1 GHz RF Boards
  • 10 kHz RBW Frozen Memory Bug Fix for 1 GHz RF Boards
  • 8 MHz BER Unlock Bug Fix for 1 GHz & 1.25 GHz RF Boards
  • 8 MHz BER Pre Error Bug Fix for 1 GHz & 1.25 GHz RF Boards
  • High Rx Level Bug Fix for DOCSIS 3.1 Modems
  • OFDM Cyclic Prefix Setting Bug Fix for DOCSIS 3.1 Modems
  • Added EuroDOCSIS Support for DOCSIS 3.1 Modems
  • Added User Customizable Velocity of Propagation (VoP) Preset Support for FDR & TDR Functions
  • Distance Resolution Settings Optimized for TDR Function
  • PAL B/G Measurements Optimized for Scan and Autotest Functions

 

v 17.02.27.99

  • 1.2 GHz RF support
  • Fixed overload indicator in Forward Spectrum
  • Improved display when using 3MHz resolution bandwidth in Forward Spectrum
  • Fixed BER limit flashing issue for DOCSIS 3.1
  • Fixed bug in Level Mode when measuring 8 MHz analog channels using 6 MHz hardware
  • Improved Info Menu
  • Displaying min/max/avg level in Scan Mini View and Tilt Menu
  • New digital channel decoder stress graph in Level Constellation View for DOCSIS 3.1 channels
  • Improved RSA/SSR and Full Spectrum favorites
  • Fixed timeout issue when downloading firmware via web
  • Added support for upstream DOCSIS 3.1 channels in Level Menu
  • Fixed Screenshot datalog export
  • Added Error Injection field to OFDM Source
  • Support for latest DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem firmware
  • Added attenuation adjustment to Return Spectrum
  • Fixed Spectrum trace issue
  • Added expanded DOCSIS 3.1 profile view to CM Stat Menu
  • Fixed Traffic Menu trace issue
  • Added Low Pass filter option to Traffic Menu for 1.25 GHz RF
  • Fixed several issues in CM Stat Menu including Upstream limit, Euro identification, and invalid IP Address issues
  • Improved spacing on Title Menu including better handling of long Channel Plan and Limit Set names

 

2016 

v 16.12.05.115

  • Hotfix for release V16.11.22.94. Includes bug fixes for Spectrum menu (markers), SSR/RSA menu (gain), and Traffic Plus (dB/div)

 

v 16.11.22.94

  • DOCSIS 3.1 modem support
  • Y.1564 Ethernet test support
  • New downstream DOCSIS 3.1 profile view in Level Menu
  • Improved table format of CM Stat Downstream and Upstream display
  • Fixed Goto Spectrum bug in Level Menu
  • Fixed Ingress limits in Spectrum Menu
  • Added DOCSIS 3.1 Transmission in Source Menu
  • Fixed loopback in Source Menu
  • Fixed Upstream Throughput limit check in Net Tests
  • Fixed unattainable lock issue on DOCSIS 3.1 channels in Level Menu
  • Fixed Firefox screen flicker during remote control of meter
  • 200 second time limit in BER Display Mode of Level Menu
  • Added ES and SES to BER Display Mode of Level Menu
  • Fixed saving datalog after changing jobs
  • Fixed incorrect Channel Plan selection in Autotest
  • Improved export of multiple files in Files Menu
  • Added Codeword Error checking option to CM Stat Menu
  • Net Tests datalogs now include server address
  • Fixed Net Tests cable modem Throughput test

  

v 16.09.14.120

  • New Continuous mode for CM Sweep that eliminates frequency breaks between channels
  • New Multi-Trace Detector mode in Forward Spectrum Menu that displays avg, min, max data simultaneously
  • Fixed sorting in File Menu
  • Fixed saving SST Compare datalogs
  • Improved functionality and stability of RFC 2544 Menu
  • Saving RFC 2544 datalogs
  • Improved organization of Net Test favorites
  • Added multi-select and deletion to File Menu
  • Fixed downstream throughput in Net Test
  • Added link frequency favorites to SSR/RSA Menu
  • Fixed gain calculations in SSR Menu when using dBuV units
  • When switching from a digital channel to a D3.1 channel in the Level Menu, the mode will default to the level display mode (Bug 285)
  • Added new dB/Div options in Spectrum Menus
  • Fixed Limit Set limit values defined as percentages
  • Fixed Spectrum ref changing value when switching to auto
  • Fixed meter not powering down when unplugged during an RFC test
  • SST and RSA options have been separated
  • Fixed bug where meter would not follow ViewPoint lock settings
  • Adjusted Spectrum noise floor

 

v 16.06.29.99

  • Spectrum Analyzer allows vertical shift without modifying the attenuation
  • RFC 2544
  • Improved meter images on remote control
  • Fix SST Compare with 120 Hz mode
  • Fix bug on spectrum with non zero test point comp
  • Fix FDR bug when holding down softkeys
  • Update VoP presets
  • Added 1G DSP Lite option
  • Speed up Fiber Scope menu
  • Fix some DOCSIS 3.1 limit set issues
  • Make the speed test URL default to Trilithic speed test site
  • Improvements to the channel search
  • The network manager can now be accessed in the Firmware Update menu so users do not have back out to log into a network
  • Fixed broken BER option on QAM source
  • Added a timed BER test that will stop after a time period
  • QAM symbols clear on signal loss
  • Show modem network information on CM Stat menu
  • Add modem gateway as a favorite to ping in Net Tests
  • Show modem config file in CM Stat menu

 

v 16.04.11.162

  • RSA and SSR graph clears when telemetry is lost
  • Zoom improvements on FDR
  • Fixed bug with post BER limit
  • Fixed an issue pressing the reset button could erase a user
  • Fixed a bug where the wrong autotest location would show sometimes
  • Added auto range to spectrum menu
  • Channel plan discovery speed up
  • Docsis 3.1 channels are included on discovery
  • Markers on the !UpLd graphs can be reset back to 1 MHz
  • Current node is tracked between SSR and SST Compare
  • Files with symbols can be exported correctly
  • Improved handling of files created in !ViewPoint vs the on the meter
  • DOCSIS 3.1 demod no longer losses lock after several minutes
  • Fixed an bug with FST channels in forward sweep
  • Added PLC BER on DOCSIS 3.1 channels

 

v 16.02.25.112

  • DOCSIS 3.1 channel is more well defined in scan
  • DOCSIS 3.1 channels can be included in autotests
  • Add new Spanish translations
  • Channel plan discover improvements including support for PAL and Annex A for Europe

 

v 16.01.22.166

  • DOCSIS 3.1 demod with constellation and MER
  • New gige firmware with royalty removal
  • Forward sweep shows gaps in channel plan
  • Add a "Zero" preset to test point comp
  • Tilt menu only scans favorite channels so update is faster
  • Datalogs and screenshoots can be renamed before being saved to a job
  • Forward sweep is now an option on 180/360/720
  • Source Loopback on 1G has a "Zero" function
  • Injection level can be set and saved using the Test Point Comp dialog
  • Show test point comp on scan text mode
  • Center/Span on spectrum sometimes show wrong frequency
  • Show status messages on OPM menu

 

2015 

v 15.08.24.155

  • Initial DOCSIS 3.1 Software Support
  • Channel plan discovery feature (only works with NTSC plans for now)
  • Unit ID shows meter type when no Asset Tag is set
  • Adjustable intervals for BER graph
  • Upstream Equalizer shows distance to tap
  • Add a tilt menu
  • Allow forward spectrum to go down to 5 MHz
  • Fixed text that had "db" instead of "dB"
  • Cable modem login dialog lets upstream id go to 99
  • User key on 1G was not working to reenter a menu that was just exited

 

v 15.05.11.146

  • Added Full 1 GHz ingress Scan in Autotest Function
  • When QPSK is selected in level do not show BER, MER, Constellation, Equalizer, or Goto QAM EVS

 

v 15.04.08.122

  • Fix potentially serious issue with return spectrum and scan algorithms
  • The Goto scan from level only changes 1 marker
  • Throughput graph in nettests updates correctly

 

v 15.03.30.152

  • FDR now has a datalog
  • Meters remember Scan Display Mode during power down
  • Datalog saving is much improved. Default datalog name is now unique and the user is warned if they try and overwrite an existing datalog
  • The stop frequency of "Return Spectrum" is preserved when switching back from "Forward Spectrum"
  • After a user saves a reference on any sweep, that reference is automatically opened
  • Saving a reference with the same name warns user before overwriting
  • Improvements to the UpEq menu. Markers can be locked and unlocked at any frequency size. The In Channel Response display shows P/V and Ripple between markers. The reference level of the graphs can be adjusted
  • The downstream equalizer shows distance to each tap
  • Source menu has loopback option for dual port 1Gs
  • 1G OPM shows when input is "High" and "Low", can display power in Watts, and supports the new OPM board with tone detection
  • In forward sweep when using auto adjustment mode, show a trace of unajusted levels along with the adjusted sweep
  • In an autotest allow measurements to be taken without comparing the values to limits (Needs !ViewPoint change in future to work)
  • Level mode allows channels down to 5 MHz
  • Fixed a bug with BER in cm stat menu if the modem loses lock
  • New bootloader with more slack on memory timing

 

v 15.03.02.156

  • Fix crash when opening autotest
  • Workaround for -90 level/ 20 MER on autotest
  • Add version info to slmlog/user config
  • Improved interface for multi-location test locations
  • Allow 10 digit serial numbers on the 1G
  • Button on fiber scope takes a screenshot
  • Fixed issue with favorites on nettests menu
  • Allow screen shot on wifi menu
  • Hide arrow before showing date/time picker
  • Add equal sign to keyboard
  • Fix a crash with EVS
  • Software support for dual connector 1G
  • Support for RF board with RFoG switch

 

v 15.01.12.118

  • Scan for incoming signals on Source and FDR menus
  • Modem SNR has it's own limit, it no longer uses MER limits
  • Fixed workaround for Calibrate passcode
  • Use headend nominal on SSR sweep
  • CM sweep menu is now included in all 1Gs
  • Fix some MER issues on 8 MHz units at high (>20 dBmV) levels
  • Test point presets
  • More consistent file menu sorting
  • Always create a testset when saving screenshots
  • Save test time on screenshots
  • Goto QAM EVS only appears when EVS option is enabled
  • New export all files option. This file can be transferred to other meters or to ViewPoint
  • Manual adjustment on forward sweep works like 860
  • Added user keys on 1G to toggle test point comp on/off and bring up test point dialog
  • Enable / Disable FST channels on sweep
  • Fix job id length
  • Fix lockup on nettest with no favorite
  • Fix Persistence spelling error
  • Allow user to adjust upstream cable modem levels
  • CM Stat shows meter configured units
  • Improved the BER over time graph

 

2014

v 14.11.10.111

  • Notepad menu
  • Disable SSR carriers
  • Show SNR on downstream modem channels
  • Return sweep with cable modem (needs feedback)
  • Improve FST sweep timing
  • Import package files from Viewpoint
  • Periodic autotests
  • Allow user to set port on ACTS throughput test
  • Allow user to set number of ping packets
  • Display optical cal info on info menu
  • New Traffic Plus menu. Still needs work and feedback, but I wanted to get it out into the world
  • Goto spectrum and scan from Level menu
  • Clearing browser cache also resets !ViewPoint link
  • Allow for renaming/reordering of tabs. Done through config in ViewPoint
  • Show a "waiting..." dialog while loading usb stick
  • Sweep display can be either filled in or a line
  • Deleting net test favorite is improved
  • Spectrum presets
  • FDR distance bug
  • Fix crash when entering sweep sometimes
  • Fix audio offset in PAL D.
  • Updated Chinese translations.
  • Improved fpga transmitter timing (Source, RSA, SSR, FDR)

 

v 14.10.02.113

  • Fix a bad RSA rbf bulild

 

v 14.09.05.133

  • The 1G sweep menu supports 8300 FST channels
  • Adjust forward spectrum frequency with Center/Span
  • Shutdown cable modem before entering the autotest menu
  • User can not back out or turn off meter during a firmware upgrade
  • User can save BERT test results to a datalog and job, and upload to ViewPoint
  • New datalogs for Sweep, RSA, SSR, and SST compare
  • Forward spectrum datalog
  • All datalog types can now be attached to a Job
  • Fix crash on the QAM evs menu
  • Add the ability to go to any digital frequency and set the channel settings (QAM order, Annex, Symbol Rate) from the level menu
  • Wifi graph shows location of common Zigbee channels
  • Fix an issue where the serial numbers of 180s, 720s, and 1Gs could get reset to 360xxxxx. Now the meter must be in calibrate mode to set the serial number, or if the serial is 360xxxxx it can be set one time.
  • Fix an issue where FDR could be used without the option being purchased

 

v 14.08.04.106

  • Newest OPM fpga code and middleware
  • Fixed issue where source would sometimes produce 2 cw's
  • Update cal table

 

v 14.07.18.111

  • Added SST Compare menu to display local and remote upstream spectrums
  • Added SSR Sweep to return sweep menu
  • Text mode on the scan menu has larger text size on 1G
  • OPM Menu for 1G
  • Show 5GHz wifi channels on graph
  • Option to hide/show SSIDs on wifi graph
  • Fix throughput test over RJ45 and wifi
  • BER shows 1e-9 much faster than it did before
  • Layout of Autotest menu is better
  • Scrolling text areas work better
  • Security code is required to put meter into calibrate mode
  • Pass/Fail icons on cm stat are not shown if the channel doesn't exist
  • The meter image on the remote control always shows up correctly
  • Equalizer taps with slow symbol rates are no longer shown incorrectly
  • QAM constellation zoom enhancement
  • Test location indexes are now in the correct order
  • Made option activation work with new Viewpoint option and final check site
  • The cable modem log on dialog shows downstream and upstream channel info while connecting
  • Made taking a cable modem log easier and better. To take a log the user puts the unit in logging mode and uses the network manager to log in to the modem normally.
  • Prompt the user for date and time if it is not set on boot
  • Docsis mode is only set if needed.
  • Improved WiFi security

 

v 14.06.06.154

  • Various changes to attempt and fix lockup issues
  • Shut down meter when battery is too low
  • Holding "Bk" on boot will show Linux boot sequence (Useful for troubleshooting some lockups or other strange issues)
  • New Gige Testing menu for 720/1G
  • Gige Loopback menu
  • Gige BERT menu
  • Fix Gain and Tilt on RSA
  • Show Icon on status bar when using Gige Interface
  • Viewpoint Can set Username and Tech Id
  • Fix issue with screenshot being saved incorrectly
  • Prompt user to save screenshot to job before entering name
  • Allow user to zoom on QAM Constellation
  • Allow language to be set differently for each user
  • VFL Menu for 1G
  • Fiberscope Menu (Can be enabled with an option on all meters)
  • Cable modem level compensation correctly saved
  • Add a 2.5 dB level correction for cable modem upstream levels
  • Wait longer to mount USB memory sticks (Should fix most USB stick mount failed issues)

 

v 14.04.24.112

  • Fixup QAM EVS
  • Add Test Point Compensation for Measurements and RSA
  • Save screen capture to job
  • Make the scrollbars look nicer
  • Fix RSA dropouts
  • RSA works at more granular link frequencies

 

v 14.03.26.133

  • Selectable RBW for forward spectrum on 1G
  • Changed the marker color and width
  • Fix marker entry on sweep
  • QAM EVS menu for 1G/720
  • Auto Range function added to Level, Scan, FwdSweep
  • Adjust font sizes on the 1G
  • fdr on/off
  • Fixed issue with net tests not working on 180

 

v 14.02.19.117

  • Fix wifi access points not showing on wifi login dialog

 

v 14.02.19.103

  • Fix cable modem login issue on autotests
  • Fix RSA trasmit level bug
  • Set max symbol rate to 7 MSPS
  • Save/Load reference in RSA menu
  • Fix wrong specrum axis scale
  • User configs for Scan and Rsa now saved/restored properly
  • Gige logon now shows "Gige Settings" not "Ethernet Settings"
  • Now modem logging not shown in function menu of info screen
  • Fixed improper shutdown of "temporary tx test" via fdr call
  • Ethernet and gige user settings for static ip now independent
  • Sort wifi survey results

 

v 14.01.30.154

  • Fixed issue where some units will get stuck in on the splash screen and cannot boot until the battery dies or is removed

  

v 14.01.22.109

  • Fixed bluetooth icon to respond to enter button

  

v 14.01.09.142

  • Fix wifi mac on Wi-Fi chipset

 

v 14.01.07.163

  • Fix wifi mac not being used
  • Fix browser back not working on Google
  • Fix channel plan not loading correctly on some auto tests
  • Added link status to sfp opm menu

 

2013

v 13.12.13.93

  • SFP OPM menu (720/1G Only)
  • Bit error injection on Source menu
  • Small icon support (15 icons per page instead of 8)
  • On/Off button for Source
  • Gige network interface (720/1G Only)
  • Throughput works on all network interfaces (including new GigE board)
  • Added RSA menu (1G Only)
  • Added Forward Sweep menu (1G Only)
  • Changed the speaker to allow for continuous tone
  • Added debug logging to the Browser to help with ViewPoint issues.

 

v 13.11.11.141

  • Fixed issue where auto tests with long names would not load correctly

 

v 13.10.11.92

  • Support QAM Source symbol rates down to 0.64 MSPS
  • Fixed issue where a meter might download incorrect firmware

 

v 13.10.04.58

  • Forward Spectrum (As an option)
  • QAM/CW Source (As an option)
  • Analog and Digital HUM (As an option if you want, it is listed as NO for 360/180 on the spreadsheet)
  • Traceroute (accessed in net tests menu)
  • The '&' character now appears on the keyboard.
  • Key press and hold is now handled better (Longer delay before first repeat, markers move progressively faster when held)
  • The max cable modem upstream id is now 99 instead of 16
  • The UI is more consistiant (mode or display is softkey 1, zoom is softkey 4)
  • Various minor bugfixes