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Offline ndp

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Tek TDS340A firmware update
« on: Yesterday at 09:39:50 am »
I have my trusty Tek TDS340A that I use for the occasional project. Pulled it out tonight and realized it's on version FV:v1.09 dated Nov. 19 1996... yeah, almost 24 years old.

I understand they went up to v2.x. Is there any way to do a firmware upgrade? Is it even worth it? Or am I just stuck living in the 90s?

I might just sell the thing and get something more modern but for now it's what I got.

Let me know, and thanks.

Nick
 

Offline coromonadalix

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Re: Tek TDS340A firmware update
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:37:45 am »
a small pictures wiki
http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/TDS340


But  if it's aint broke, dont do anything.   the newest FW could be for other pcb revisions, if there is ?   Maybe there is a FW log at TEK ?


EDIT: saw this
http://www.toughdev.com/content/2014/01/exploring-tektronix-tds-340-100mhz-digital-storage-oscilloscope/

Service manual  infos  etc ...  maybe youll need to find  the card options
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 10:41:28 am by coromonadalix »
 

Offline uski

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Re: Tek TDS340A firmware update
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 10:40:07 am »
I agree that if it is not broken, don't try to mod it..
Also, think twice before spending your hard earned money for a "fancier" scope, especially for occasional use...

The firmware on these units is stored in ROM, so you can't update it easily.
If you dump the ROM you can make someone happy : https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/tds300-hack-tds340a360-and-tds320350-firmware-images-needed/
If you find someone with a more recent version you could try to flash it into a blank ROM and see if it works
 


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