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FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:14:24 pm »
http://www.hameg.com/469.0.html

Changes compare to 4.001
New updated user help for German and English
New Language support added for Chinese traditional and Chinese simplified
New New SCPI commands:
Please refer to details listed below as well as to seperate manual
New Logic trigger duration increased to maximum time of 2.147s
Fix Component tester adjustment
Fix USB stick detection after second plug in
Fix Channel unit A was lost when switching between modes, e.g. zoom
Fix Channel unit A is now also used in statistic measurements
Fix XYZ mode now works with 16bit trace data, e.g. average or filter
Fix Improved stability of search functions on channel 3 and 4
Fix HOO11 & HOO12: 2 buses can now be decoded simultaneously
General improvemements.

Some new/changed SCPI commands as well...

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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 09:52:38 am »
Thanks for the heads up, updated my HMO1022 without problem.

Do there exist photos or videos of the inside of these Hameg scopes?
(not planning to open mine)

P.S. 'INV' 1 LSB offset wasn't fixed. (although I'm not using it anyway)
Edit: I reported it to Hameg on 30 July, This firmware was build on 17 July.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 04:27:06 pm by KedasProbe »
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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 03:12:33 pm »
It would be nice if Hameg would also fix firmware bugs for scopes not in production anymore but still sold by major resellers just two years ago. It seems they're following the chinese way :-(
 

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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 10:51:40 pm »
It would be nice if Hameg would also fix firmware bugs for scopes not in production anymore but still sold by major resellers just two years ago. It seems they're following the chinese way :-(

Did you report the bugs to Hameg? Did you call them and ask for support?
 

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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 11:06:22 pm »
Thanks for the heads up, updated my HMO1022 without problem.

Do there exist photos or videos of the inside of these Hameg scopes?
(not planning to open mine)

P.S. 'INV' 1 LSB offset wasn't fixed. (although I'm not using it anyway)
Edit: I reported it to Hameg on 30 July, This firmware was build on 17 July.

There have been photos in a German magazine in 2009 - will have a look if I can find it. Usually you can download it, but it might be that they've taken older magazines from their server.

A few bugfixes contained in the latest update have been reported by myself, I've talked to Hameg support manager directly and sent details per mail. Up to know I can say that not many companies have such a great support as Hameg. So I assume they will fix your problem if possible - did they confirm anyhow after reporting?
 

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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 08:27:28 am »
So,

I've to correct my last comment: the magazine about Hameg HMO internals is from 11/2011 instead of 2009. You can legally download it from here:
http://www.elektronik-industrie.de/2011/

On page 96 you can see the hardware of the HMO1024, also the report contains interesting information, unfortunately in German only.

Magazine from 06/2011 contains an article about bus analysis also in German only - but maybe interesting for you?!


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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 10:43:34 am »
It would be nice if Hameg would also fix firmware bugs for scopes not in production anymore but still sold by major resellers just two years ago. It seems they're following the chinese way :-(

Did you report the bugs to Hameg? Did you call them and ask for support?

Yes, the support was able to reproduce the bug, but told me that the firmware can't be fixed anymore since the scope was announced to be discontinued. That was the first time Hameg disappointed me.
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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 11:41:09 am »
Yes, the support was able to reproduce the bug, but told me that the firmware can't be fixed anymore since the scope was announced to be discontinued. That was the first time Hameg disappointed me.

Yes, that's something where users might become frustrated. Only curious: which device do you mean and what kind of bug?


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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 12:50:28 pm »
Yes, that's something where users might become frustrated. Only curious: which device do you mean and what kind of bug?

It's a HM1508-2 and the bug switches the beam intensity to maximum. To trigger the bug the scope needs to be in ALT mode for CH1 and CH2, then enter the timebase menu via HOR/VAR and select "Search". You'll see a highlighted area (brighter beam), as expected. Then select "A" or "B" in the menu and the beam will have maximum intensity for both channels.
 

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Re: FW Update 4.522 for Hameg HMO 202X, 102X, 152X and 72X
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 12:36:20 pm »
the magazine about Hameg HMO internals is from 11/2011 instead of 2009. You can legally download it from here:
http://www.elektronik-industrie.de/2011/
Thanks for the link although the resolution is a bit low.
So I assume they will fix your problem if possible - did they confirm anyhow after reporting?
They replied
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we understood your advice and we will take care of this as soon as possible.
Obviously it will be given a priority and it may be a low one.

I also emailed a feature request but I'm not sure if the hardware will support it.
It would be nice if the full virtual screen could be outputted to DVI 1280*720 (maybe reduce to 30Hz, and only use 640 of the 720) and use the monitor in portrait mode to put all channels on it. If this is not possible taking a 'screenshot' of the full virtual screen should be easy.
(Virtual screen is 19 div high, screen is 8 div high)
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Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately, due to technical reasons the resolution is limited to 640x480 px (VGA)
« Last Edit: October 01, 2012, 11:16:07 am by KedasProbe »
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