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SIMCHECK II Line
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SIMCHECK II Adapters
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- Q. What is a FIRMWARE
A. The SIMCHECK II/II se PLUS FIRMWARE is the operating
system and test program which resides on the FLASH EPROMs inside the unit. The
firmware, which is marked by its version number (e.g. Ver. 1.55) is
continuously developed by INNOVENTIONS to bring you a better test program and
more test features. The firmware is posted on our web site and the process by
which you upgrade your firmware via the Internet is called a FIRMWARE
- Q. How do I upgrade
A. If your computer already has an Internet
connection, we recommend using the automated upgrade feature of the
SIMCHECK II PC Communication program. You can
also manually download the firmware file as discussed below. More information
is available in Section 8 of the manual, as well as on our
- Q. How often should I
upgrade the SIMCHECK II firmware?
A. While we typically post a
new version every two months, sometimes the new version contains only minor
changes and improvements to the previous version. As a registered user, you
will get an e-mail notification whenever an important firmware upgrade has
become available. However, we recommend updating your BIOS about every two
months, and whenever you purchase a new option. Firmware upgrades are free and
enhance your investment in our products.
- Q. What are the benefits
of the new program versions?
A. Version changes may include
support for new modules that may have not been supported previously or support
for adapters that have recently been released. Please refer to the
SIMCHECK II Development Log for a detailed
explanation of each version.
- Q. Are the RAMCHECK firmware
revisions compatible with SIMCHECK II PLUS?
A. No. RAMCHECK's firmware
will not work with SIMCHECK II PLUS. If the SIMCHECK II PLUS is
upgraded to RAMCHECK, the
RAMCHECK firmware file will work normally.
- Q. If I regularly upgrade
the SIMCHECK firmware, will my unit always support the new features available
by the SIMCHECK program?
A. Yes, unless new hardware changes have
been introduced to the SIMCHECK circuitry. We offer a factory
Calibration and Upgrade procedure which we
recommend that you will perform every 12-18 months to insure that your unit
meets current production specifications.
- Q. After downloading the
SC2F.zip file from the Downloads page of your web site, how do I send it to
A. If you use the SIMCHECK II Communications program for WIN95/98/NT, you can
press the Automated Firmware Upgrade button to automatically upgrade your unit.
However, if you use our older WIN3.1/3.11 programs, or you do not have an
Internet connection in your computer, you will need to download the SC2F.zip
file from our web site. Use your favorable unzip utility to unzip SC2F.zip into
the SC2F.bin firmware file. Updating the BIOS is performed by running the
downloader program that is enclosed in the SIMCHECK II disk. From this program,
open the file SC2F.bin that was downloaded, and select TO SIMCHECK from the
SIMCHECK menu (Making sure that the SIMCHECK II unit is in Standby Mode and
already connected to an available serial port). When the updating is complete,
press ESC to reset the SIMCHECK II unit with its new program. For additional
information, please consult your manual.
- Q. After ugrading my SIMCHECK
II PLUS, why do I get the message "Needs Factory Upgrade"?
message appears when SIMCHECK II's firmware detects an old version of firmware
in your Sync DIMMCHECK Adapter. This occurs in Sync DIMMCHECK 168 Adapters that
are versions 44 and below. This is also an indication that the hardware of your
main tester and/or your adapter may need additional
upgrades to be brought to the current factory standard. As individual
circumstances will vary, we suggest that you contact our Tech Support Dept. for further
- Q. When upgrading my SIMCHECK
II firmware, why do I sometimes run into difficulty while I have the Sync
DIMMCHECK 168 installed?
A. The firmware is best upgraded while the
SIMCHECK II is without adapters. Simply disconnect any adapter and try
upgrading your tester again. If problems persist, please contact our Tech
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