Download Controller Firmware
Motion Engineering's motion controllers are shipped with NULL firmware. Therefore, the first step is to download the proper firmware for the controller. When you start Motion Console for the first time, it will automatically prompt you to download firmware to the controller and will also tell you which version should be downloaded. In the example below, you should download firmware version 531.
The next window will ask you to browse for the firmware file. Choose the XMPxxxxx.bin ("xxxxx" represents the firmware version) firmware file from the mei\xmp\bin directory. The standard software release includes one XMP controller firmware file. In this example, we will download XMP531A7.bin.
If you have installed custom software, there will be an additional firmware file in the same directory. Each custom firmware file is numbered: X1Pxxxxx.bin, X2Pxxxxx.bin, etc. If you are using custom firmware, select the proper custom XnPxxxxx.bin file from the same directory.
Select the proper firmware version and click Open.
When the verification window appears, click Yes. It will take approximately 30 seconds to download the firmware to the controller.
For CAN Controllers
If you are installing a CAN controller, you must also download the appropriate CAN firmware with Motion Console. It can also be downloaded using the CAN Flash Utility, CANFlash.exe.
In the CAN Network Summary window, click the FW Download button.
The next window will ask you to browse for the firmware file from the mei\xmp\bin directory. The CAN firmware is distinguishable by its *.out extension.
In this example, we will download CA002B1.out.
What if I accidentally downloaded
the wrong version or need to change the firmware version on the controller?
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