9. Firmware Manager API

Module: typhoon.api.firmware_manager

The Firmware Manager API provides functions to update and change firmware configurations using python.


Care must be taken to guarantee that power is not removed from the HIL while firmware update is on course, especially considering that firmware update can occur in an automated test run without being noticed.

9.1. API references

update_firmware(device_id=0, configuration_id=None, force=False)

Uploads firmware with given configuration id to HIL device with chosen id. If HIL device already have the same configuration, only upload if force parameter is set.

  • device_id (int) – id of HIL device whose firmware is to be updated
  • configuration_id (int) – Update to a firmware with given configuration id
  • force (boolean) – Force upload even if desired firmware is the same as the one already in HIL device


There should be only one device with a given device id, otherwise exception will be raised.

If configuration_id is not provided, it is considered as the current firmware id in the device.


Returns information about all connected HIL devices.

Returns:list that contains dictionaries where each dictionary holds information about one connected HIL device.

In case there is no connected HIL devices None will be returned.

Return type:list
Format of one dictionary that holds HIL information.
Dictionary key Meaning Value Type
“device_id” HIL Device ID (0, 1, 2…) int value
“serial_number” HIL Serial number (00404-00-0001, 00402-00-0001…) string value
“configuration_id” HIL Configuration ID (1, 2, 3…) int value
“product_name” HIL Product Name (HIL402, HIL602…) string value
“firmware_release_date” HIL Firmware Release date (in format Y-M-D) string value
“calibration_date” HIL Calibration date (in format Y-M-D). None will be returned if HIL is not calibrated, calibration data is wrong or calibration is not supported on connected HIL) string value