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Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:53 pm
by MSulkanen
Just received the Nano V3 and I tried installing BenF 3.64 and it failed. I accidentally deleted the firmware V3.45D that came with the Nano V3. Is their a site where I can either get the BenF app and lib hex files that will work the scope, or at least get the V3.45D app and lib that came with it?

Thanks

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:46 pm
by motopasscode
MSulkanen wrote:Just received the Nano V3 and I tried installing BenF 3.64 and it failed. I accidentally deleted the firmware V3.45D that came with the Nano V3. Is their a site where I can either get the BenF app and lib hex files that will work the scope, or at least get the V3.45D app and lib that came with it?

Thanks
Did you get it fixed?

Have you tried BenF_3.64APP_3.53LIB_patched_v2.zip from link in post#1?

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 5:02 am
by motopasscode
MSulkanen wrote:Just received the Nano V3 and I tried installing BenF 3.64 and it failed. I accidentally deleted the firmware V3.45D that came with the Nano V3. Is their a site where I can either get the BenF app and lib hex files that will work the scope, or at least get the V3.45D app and lib that came with it?

Thanks
Try attached BenF 3.64 v3 with minor hex error fixed for V3.45D. Original patch done by rimidalv007.

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 12:44 pm
by bazbroom
I bought a nano v3 when they were fist released some years ago,after mucking around installing Ben F files for months-coming back to forum many many times it worked BUT never would connect to the SD card - which I needed to save auto pattern files.
Found a "FIX" on this site,soldered PCB as instructed,sayonara Nano, chucked it in a box in disgust, its still there,I'm no tech so I should have left it alone I suppose.
Over the years I've cooled down,bought a Pico,which is top gear,but carrying a lap top etc is not really portable IMO,I've decided to risk my money and try again,are these devices able to be got working again?
I know they have onboard memory now-is it accessible with riminal's firmware -I think it is?.
Its become difficult [for a non-nerd like me} to sort all the updates out,
I notice Seeed have taken a very backward stance in all this,maybe they can't write code,or don't want pay Ben any money?
AES in US sell what appears to be the same product -or a clone maybe foe US$125 I think but freight to Australia is shocking-I bought a $99 book from them -not large,about the size of a large magazine $110 US freight ,a big ask I reckon!
So,can I buy another V3 Nano and expect [if I can sort out all the files that have been updated] and expect it to work,and store and export files without throwing away more money?
Any contributions would be appreciated Thanks Baz

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 2:10 pm
by motopasscode
bazbroom,

I don't know what your needs are so take what I say with grain of salt.

I know of 6 different versions DS201 in 3 physical forms on the market. Pictures here http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/DSO_Nano

These I know, maybe there are others...
  1. Version 1. DS201/DSO Nano v1
  • Version 2. DS201/DSO Nano v2 old LCD
  • Version 3. DS201/DSO Nano v2 new LCD
  • Version 4. DS201/DSO Nano v3-external mSD slot
  • Version 5. DS201/DSO Nano v3-2MBytes built in memory
  • Version 6. DS201 PRO/DSO Nano v3-8MBytes built in memory
Depending what version you get will dictate if you can have a fully functional Benf 3.64 or not. Since Benf firmware was written for external MicroSD in mind and the old LCD, it will work on versions 1 and 2 just fine. Then you can load Benf 3.64 patched v3 on version 3 and 4, again fully functional. It will also run ok on 5 to 6 versions minus the Saving/Loading functionality. Some people did get Benf working fully on version 5 to 6, but it requires soldering in the external MicroSD slot/card.

I personally own the DSO Nano v2 old LCD with Electron 007 firmware and it works for me but I am droolling over DS203. Therefore I will recommend getting DS203/DSO QUAD hw v2.81+ and load Wildcat 6 on it.

Good luck.

P.S. If you do get the current version 5 then most likely it will have factory 4.30 firmware. It seems to work ok and does Loads/Saves files to built-in memory. I would NOT recommend the version 6 because the lack of firmware development.

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:13 am
by bazbroom
Thank you for your reply,firstly re buying V 2/3/4 or whatever from Seeed seems to be a big chore,they have no stock of any Nano'ATM,even if the had,I don't know if they could identify which version it was!
Mine "was" V3 with SD card loaded with BenF 3.64 etc and worked quite well ,with attenuater I read HT patterns in Auto ignition systems -- but could not store or keep reference files that's when I tried to get it to store files.The screen type I don't remember but I did a lot of checking on this site - which is IMO a maze and hard to find my way around,I got here yesterday one way today by using the search engine ,weird!
To me 4 channel DSOs are overkill in motor diagnosis work, plus metal cases can be fatal in late 50kv ignition systems and for almost $200 for a Quad is overboard in my case. The latest Pico 2 channel are approx 80 pounds Sterling,peak voltage 100v. non auto ones can be used on cars with attenuaters as well,but are small and fast, but not a pocket size , need a laptop -- and have good backing from the manufacturer .
Seeed leaves it to the users which I suppose that's what is its reason for being sold,unfortunately its nice gadget,but it is in the realm of the clever few IMO.
Maybe Seeeds real interest is in Robots etc,shame really, Oh well I'll check on a cheaper form of freight from USA,and think it over best wishes to all I then work out the pro's and cons baz

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 2:46 am
by motopasscode
I don't know why Seeed don't stock the cheapest v1 nano's but they are still available elsewhere. It seems those have external sd card slot so most likely Benf 3.64 patched V3 would work and they are plastic. The button takes getting used to. This probably your best bet.

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:42 am
by gelfling6
Do either the V2 or V3 files exist? When I try to download them, it reports file cannot be transferred.. Still stuck with a brick... :cry:

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:19 pm
by gelfling6
Rimidalv007, the file LIB301_APP311_2.ZIP doesn't appear to be active anymore (unable to deliver file).. anywhere else I should be looking? I'm still sitting here with a brick. (Serial B5DDCA09 License F6E6698C) (Yes, I got it from Ebay)... Unfortunately, it choked on BenF 3.45D. Neither is Motorpass's BenF_3.64APP_3.53LIB_patched_v3.zip

Re: BenF 3.x FW on new LCD driver devices [flick. screen sol

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:26 pm
by motopasscode
gelfling6,

Did you make any progress getting Benf v3.64 installed on dfu 3.45d?

You tried > BenF_3.64APP_3.53LIB_patched_v3.zip ?