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V1.5.0 - September 2021

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THESE PACKAGES MAY NOT BE UPLOADED OR HOSTED ANYWHERE ELSE.​

Installation Notes

If you are currently on a firmware version older than V1.3.0 please see the V1.3.0 Release Notes - Installation Notes for details on installing.

Release Notes

This is a MINOR release that

  • fixes performance and stability issues with the USB-HID keyboard adapter

THIS UPDATE IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL USERS OF ALL EDITIONS OF THE VT132 USING THE USB-HID KEYBOARD ADAPTER

USB-HID keyboard adapter updates

  • fixes a bug that was slowing down and sometimes causing failure to detect USB keyboards at power-on or reset
  • fixes a bug that was slowing down response to <CapsLock>, <NumLock> & <ScrollLock> key presses
  • adds a new feature to the SET-UP D screen to display keyboard device status - Press 9
    • shows the current USB Host Controller (UHC) firmware version
    • shows any connected USB keyboard device details including
      • vendor and product IDs
      • manufacturer and product device strings reported by the keyboard
  • adds functionality to perform an upgrade of the UHC firmware
  • includes (embedded) the update to UHC firmware version V2.0.0


FIRMWARE

The FIRMWARE package is a ZIP file containing 6 files

COPYRIGHT.txt
FLASHING.md
bootloader.bin        23K 
default.bin           3K 
VT132.bin             1.1MB 
ota_data_initial.bin  8K 

You only need the VT132.bin file from the FIRMWARE bundle, also attached separately, if upgrading using the OTA process

Instructions for updating the firmware on an existing system are included in the Firmware Update Guide

The FLASHING.md file contains instructions for flashing the firmware to a new ESP32

Known Issues

  1. A race condition can occur when the 'AT' Modem is used as the operating system console eg. the CP/M console device CON:. This will cause a buffer overflow and the VT132 will reboot. To avoid this race condition, always use the new AT&A1 "daemon" (silent) mode described above.