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Release notes for Flasher software and firmware

November 2015:

Firmware update issue fixed.

September 2015:

Range of selectable serial ports increased..

August 2015:

Data persistence issue fixed for Flasher 5 PRO.

October 2014:

Flasher 5 PRO:
Support for USB added.
Support for Ethernet added.

July 2013:

Flasher 5R3 / 5 PRO:
Webserver added.
Telnet server added.

April 2013:

Flasher 5R3 / 5 PRO:
RENESAS M32C/83 series supported.
RENESAS R8C/36T series supported.
RENESAS R8C/38A series supported.

January 2013:

Firmware update issue fixed for Flasher 5 PRO.

January 2013:

Asynchronous serial support for M16C/M32C/R32C series added to Flasher 5 PRO.
Programming speed increased for R8C under Flasher 5 PRO.

November 2012:

Support for R32C series added to Flasher 5 PRO.
Support for M7900 series added to Flasher 5 PRO.

September 2012:

Flasher 5 PRO released.

Flasher 5R3 / 5 PRO:
RENESAS R8C/2K series supported.
RENESAS R8C/2L series supported.

The following table lists all major modifications of Flasher software:

Version New features Improvements / Corrections Flasher type
V2.14 NONE Under special circumstances the firmware update failed. Fixed. Flasher 5 PRO
V2.12a Range of selectable serial ports increased. A serial com port in the range 1-256 can be selected in the Flasher software. Flasher 5R3 / 5 PRO
V2.12 NONE Under special circumstances the Flasher lost the internal data after a power cycle. Fixed. Flasher 5 PRO
V2.10

Support for USB added.
Support for Ethernet added.

The Flasher software can now communicate with the Flasher 5 PRO via USB or Ethernet. On USB the Flasher 5 PRO is identified via serial number. On Ethernet the Flasher 5 PRO can be identified either via IP address or serial number. Flasher 5 PRO
V2.00s Webserver added.
Telnet server added.
Flasher 5 PRO now comes with a webserver. A telnet server is included which allows controlling the Flasher via Ethernet.
The telnet server processes the same commands as used with ASCII mode over UART.
Initially, Flasher 5 PRO connects to the Ethernet using DHCP. The tool 5PRO_UDPDiscover can be used to examine the IP address.
The webserver may then be used to assign a fixed IP address.
Flasher 5 PRO
V2.00s R8C/34W series supported
R8C/34X series supported
R8C/34Y series supported
R8C/34Z series supported
R8C/35D series supported
M16C/63 series, additional devices supported
NONE. Flasher 5R3 / 5 PRO
V2.00q NONE. Firmware update modified for Flasher 5 PRO. The previous version did not allow downgrading to an older version.
Downloading and starting the new firmware V2.00q modifies the bootloader of Flasher 5 PRO which then allows downgrading the firmware.
Flasher 5 PRO
V2.00p Asynchronous serial support for M16C/M32C/R32C
with Flasher 5 PRO.
Programming speed improved for R8C.
Problem with low baud rates for R8C/3x and R8C/Lx devices fixed. Could not be used in previuos versions of the firmware.
Blank check time improved for R8C/3x and R8C/Lx devices. PC software 2.00p and a firmware update to version 2.00p is required to use the improvements.
Flasher 5 PRO
V2.00o R32C series supported
with Flasher 5 PRO.
NONE. Flasher 5 PRO
V2.00n M7900 series supported
with Flasher 5 PRO.
Target reset driver firmware corrected. The push-pull output did not work in previous version.
The reset output was driven in open drain configuration always, regardless the setup options.
Flasher 5 PRO
V2.00m R8C/2K supported.
R8C/2L supported.
NONE. Flasher 5R3 / 5 PRO

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