Upgrading IPC Firmware to Version 5 – Cheat Sheet for Old Firmware

The following is the overall process summary for upgrading IPCs to V5 from V3.12 or older using an EP3. For more detail refer to the full application note, IPC bootloader upgrade process, IPC firmware upgrade process, Discovering IPC radio channel and Changing radio channel and/or farm ID.

Required is a magnet on hand, spare batteries for the EP3 (always a good idea) and a SD card with the following:

  • New IPC podlist with a valid FarmID entry for every IPC
  • Metaloader (IPC-meta-xxxx.bin), bootloader (IPC-boot-xxxx.bin) and application (IPC-App-xxxx.bin) files all in a folder named firmware in the root directory
  1. Go to each IPC in turn
  • Programme the metaloader
  • Programme the new bootloader
  • Programme the new application (V5.xx)
  • Set the Radio Channel
  • Set the FarmID
  • Perform status request to confirm configuration
  1. Tick IPC off list or note down IPC name to keep track of progress

Related Documents
AN33 – Upgrading IPC Firmware to Version 5 – Cheat Sheet for Old Firmware
EP3 User Guide   How to Upgrade the IPC Bootloader over Radio   IPC Firmware Upgrade Guide   How to Discover IPC Radio Channel of an IPC   Changing Radio Channel and/or Farm ID of an IPC