[time-nuts] Oncore VP problem

Randy Warner randy at geodetics.com
Wed Jul 18 14:51:56 EDT 2007

Actually, no.

The receiver has to be reflashed in order to update firmware, but the
receiver ID info is actually in EEPROM. There was an old DOS program from
Moto that would allow you to edit the receiver ID information in order to
change options.

Best regards,
Randy Warner
Senior Applications Engineer
Geodetics, Inc.
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In a message dated 18/07/2007 19:25:04 GMT Daylight Time,  
randy at geodetics.com writes:

It is  largely unknown that basically any VP receiver is capable of
as a  standard positioning receiver, precise timer with TRAIM, or with ALL
the  bells and whistles including carrier phase. The code inside all
receivers  with the same version firmware (8.4, 10.0, etc.) is capable of
operating in  any mode. When the receiver boots it looks at the Option List
in the  receiver ID to see which options are active. Motorola liked to
pretend that  the timing and carrier phase receivers were more expensive
because of  specialized code, but in fact this was not the case. The code
always  there, but the receiver would not use it if the option was not
present in  the receiver ID.

I take it that means a flash upgrade would just have to modify  the receiver

ID, or even just the option list?  :-)

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