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This application note outlines the procedure involved in upgrading the firmware in a SCADAPack or SCADASense controller.

Firmware Upgrade Procedure

Note:* All application programs and data associated with the application programs are lost when the firmware is upgraded.
If you are planning to upgrade the firmware in your SCADAPack or SCADASense controller to take advantage of the new features and bug fixes, it is recommended that the following steps be used. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this procedure contact Control Microsystems Technical Support using the information in the footer of this document.

1. Obtain the most recent version of Firmware Loader

Send an email to INFOCenter@controlmicrosystems.com. You will be contacted with the information you need to obtain this release.

2. Save your Current Application

Installing new firmware in a controller completely removes any application programs that may be running in the controller.
If you do not have a copy of the application program running in the target controller you will need to read the application from the controller before installing new firmware.
Note: C and C++ programs cannot be read from a controller. You must have a copy of the program before installing new firmware.

Saving Your TelePACE Logic Program:
  • Open TelePACE and from the Communication menu select PC Communication Settings.
  • In the PC Communications dialog configure the settings to establish a serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • From the Communications menu select Read From Controller.
  • Once the file is read from the controller select Save from the File menu to save the application program.
Saving Your ISaGRAF Program:
  • In order for ISaGRAF programs to be uploaded from the controller the program must have been compiled with the Embed source code for upload option enabled.
  • From the File menu in the Project Management window select the Upload Project command.
  • Click the Setup button and configure the serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • Click the Run button to upload the program.
Saving Your RealFLO Configuration File:
  • Open RealFLO in the Expert Mode and open your current RealFLO configuration file.
  • Establish a serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • From the RealFLO Configuration menu select Read Configuration.
  • In the Read Configuration dialog check the selection for All Configuration. Then click the OK button to close the dialog.
  • From the RealFLO Flow Maintenance menu select Read Logs/History. In the Read Logs/ History dialog select all of the available items by clicking on the white box beside each item and the All radio button for each item.
  • Click the OK button to read the Logs/History from the Flow Computer.
  • Save the RealFLO file by selecting Save from the File menu. This will save the current configuration, the alarm and event logs and the hourly and daily flow totals.

3. Install New Firmware in Target Controller

  • Open the Firmware Loader and establish a serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • Click the Update Firmware button and select C:\Program Files \ Firmware Loader \ Firmware in the Look in: entry box.
  • Select the firmware file, appropriate for the controller you are using, and with the version listed above and then click the OK button.
  • Read the Confirm Update dialog to ensure you are loading the desired firmware and then click the Yes button to complete the firmware installation.

4. Re-Load Your Application

Once the new firmware has been installed in the target controller you will need to reload the application program.

Re-Load Your TelePACE Logic Program:
  • Open TelePACE and open your TelePACE Ladder program.
  • In the PC Communications dialog configure the settings to establish a serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • From the Communications menu select Write To Controller.
  • Once the file is written to the controller select Run from the Operation menu to start running the program in the target controller.
Re-Load Your ISaGRAF Program:
  • Open the ISaGRAF project saved in step 2 or the ISaGRAF project for the target controller that is saved on your PC.
  • Use the Link Setup command in the Debug menu to establish a serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • From the Make menu select Make Application to re-compile the program.
  • From the Debug menu select Debug to open the Debugger window. In this window select Download from the File menu to download the application to the target controller.
Re-Load Your RealFLO Configuration File:
  • Open the RealFLO configuration file that was saved in the first step above.
  • From the Configuration menu select Write Configuration. RealFLO will detect that the Flow Computer is no longer in the controller and will open the Replace Flow Computer wizard.
  • Select the Flow Computer with Enron Modbus option and then click the Next button.
  • RealFLO will find the latest version of flow computer and prompt you to confirm the flow computer write. Select Yes.
  • The communication Progress dialog will display the status of the flow computer write.
  • Once the flow computer is written the Set Time dialog will be displayed. Confirm the flow computer time is correct and click the Next button.
  • Once the time is set the Write Flow Computer Configuration dialog is displayed. Select All Configuration and click the Finish button.
  • A dialog will display indicating that the Flow Computer ID does not match. Select Overwrite to write the Flow Computer ID from the configuration file to the flow computer.
  • Once the flow computer configuration is written select Update Readings from the Maintenance menu.
  • From the Current Readings view check that the flow computer is running and flow values are as expected.
Re-Load Your C/C++ Applications:
  • For TelePACE applications open TelePACE and from the Communication menu select PC Communication Settings.
  • In the PC Communications dialog configure the settings to establish a serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • From the Controller menu select C\C++ Program Loader.
  • In the File window of the C\C++ Program Loader dialog browse to the location of your C/C++ application.
  • Click the Write button to write the application to the target controller.
  • Once the application has been written to the controller click the Run button to start the application running in the controller.
  • For ISaGRAF applications open an ISaGRAF project and use the Link Setup command in the Debug menu to establish a serial or Ethernet connection with the target controller.
  • From the Tools menu select Controller and then select C/C++ Program Loader.
  • In the File window of the C\C++ Program Loader dialog browse to the location of your C/C++ application.
  • Click the Write button to write the application to the target controller.
  • Once the application has been written to the controller click the Run button to start the application running in the controller.