Quick Start: Firmware Update

How to update the firmware on your HIL device.

Syncing Firmware in Device Manager

Device Manager allows you to automatically upgrade firmware on multiple HIL 4- and 6- series devices and customize their device settings. All device firmware files are packed together with the Typhoon HIL Control Center installation and an additional firmware download is not required.

Device Manager lets you either start the upgrade process on the desired device or, if your firmware is up to date, change your firmware configuration. Updating multiple connected devices of the same type is also possible; the Device Manager will update them sequentially, one at a time.

Note: The Change Configuration option is available for multiple devices only if all selected devices are of the same type and their firmware is up to date.
Important: Do not turn off or unplug the HIL device during the firmware update procedure as it may result in the HIL device being unusable.
Important: During the firmware update procedure, all other Typhoon HIL applications should be closed.

Perform the firmware upgrade procedure by following the steps below:

  • Power up and connect the HIL device
  • Open Device Manager. Upon start, Device Manager will automatically detect all connected HIL devices and show their firmware status, as described in Table 1

    Table 1. Meaning of firmware status icons
    Status icon Description
    Firmware is synced with the currently opened Typhoon HIL software installation.
    Firmware is out of sync with currently opened Typhoon HIL Control Center software. Firmware version may be older or newer than the THCC compatible version.
  • Select the desired HIL device and click on the Sync Firmware button (). Device Manager will find the appropriate firmware and start the update process automatically

    Note: Sync Firmware will search for firmware files in the following locations:
    1. Installation folder/typhoon/apps/firmware_files
    2. %appdata%typhoon/firmware_files
    3. Remote download from the Typhoon HIL Subscription portal.
  • Firmware update progress for each selected device is shown in a separate window

  • The firmware upgrade or configuration change procedure can take more than a minute to complete. After updates are finished on all devices, an appropriate message is shown.