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Upgrade Your Tycho Frequency Reference
Free software upgrades

We provide upgrades and enhancements to our products at this site for no charge.  The software available on this page is for the Tycho Frequency Reference and the RTM3204.


The latest binary image files:

Linux Subsystem
What is the number of your current software?  You need to know this number in order to get the correct binary image for upgrading the Linux Subsystem of your Tycho.

To get the software number type command: "csysversion" for Tycho CDMA or "gsysversion" for Tycho GPS.
You will see the software number displayed like this:
   Tycho CDMA 6010-004x-000
   or
   Tycho GPS 6010-004x-000

Click here if x=2 (software number is 6010-0042-000).

Click here if x=4 (software number is 6010-0044-000).

Receiver Subsystem (GPS or CDMA)
Current revision level is v5.11.
Click here to download Receiver Subsystem 6010-0020-000 v5.11


Upgrade Instructions
For complete instructions, please refer to "Appendix B - Upgrading the Firmware" of your User Manual.  If you want to download the latest manual click here for the Tycho (GPS) User Manual and here for the Tycho (CDMA) User Manual.

If you have any problems with the upgrade please contact customer support by email or phone: 1-877-749-3878.

History of Software Changes for Linux Subsystem
(Software Numbers 6010-0042-000 and 6010-0044-000)
Version
Changes
5.70 Patches applied to correct Shellshock vulnerabilities.  Please see Field Service Bulletin FSB140926-02.
RECOMMENDATION: Please upgrade unless you have secured the network port on your Tycho per the instructions in the Bulletin.

NOTE 1:  If you are upgrading and the current version in your unit is 5.50 or less, then please read this first.
NOTE 2:  IPv6 users - If you want the IPv6-capable kernel then click here to download.  For information on IPv6 capabilities read these release notes.
5.67 Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.64
Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.63 Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.62 Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.61 1. Fixed bug where password is displayed when upgrading firmware using the Web Interface.
2. Fixed bug that prevents you from upgrading firmware using the Web Interface and the "Upgrade From Local File" option.  Because of this flaw in your current version you must upgrade using the Web Interface and the "Upgrade From FTP Server" option, or by using the command line interface.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you use the Web Interface.
5.60 1. Fixed network domain name bug for domains with more than one '.' in them.
2. Fixed rare Secure Shell permissions bug.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if one of the above items is important to you.
5.50 1. Fixed a bug related to erroneous SNMP FaultStatus2 traps.
2. Fixed a bug in the "gpsrefpos" command which inhibited showing reference position in "unknown" and "dynamic" modes (GPS model only).
3. Fixed a bug in the SNMP MIB related to the plug-in options.
4. Added Web Interface (HTTPS) for monitoring status of all functions and for upgrading software.  This new capability is only for units with Software Number 6010-0044-000.  The Web Interface is disabled for units with Software Number 6010-0042-000 (because these are older units and the required hardware is not available).
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if one of the above items is important to you.
5.11 Fixed a bug related to the gsysuser or csysuser login.  If you are having trouble logging in to your unit then upgrading your software will not correct the problem.  Please see this Field Service Bulletin.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.10 Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.00 Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
4.00
1. Added capability for CDMA model to operate in India.
2. Added additional format selections to the Serial Time Output Option.
3. Changed TFOM value for GPS model to be in the range of 9-3 (was 9-4).  A TFOM of 3 indicates synchronization accuracy to within 100 nanoseconds.
4. Added CRC checking on the time information going from the Receiver Subsystem to the Linux Subsystem.  This will further bulletproof the timekeeping ability of the product and prevent any possible time jumps in the rare case (seen only once) of a hardware glitch on the circuit board.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you would like the features listed in #2 or #3.
3.02
To enhance SSH security, the default was changed from accepting versions 1 and 2 protocol connections to only accepting version 2 protocol connection.  Version 1 is considered insecure.
RECOMMENDATION: Please upgrade.
3.01
Added 0.1 meter resolution capability to the console "setgpsrefpos" script for GPS products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
3.00
1. Added ability to change TFOM level at which alarm occurs.
2. Added ability to set optional Serial Time Output format via console port command.
3. Added ability to mask off certain alarms - the Antenna Fault and the Signal Loss Fault.
4. Added more selections for the optional Programmable TTL Output.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you care about one of the items listed above.
2.63
Added capability to discipline new oscillator type.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.62
Fixed a bug when entering positive time zone offsets via console port command "timemodeconfig".
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you are in a positive time zone (east of Greenwich Mean Time).
2.61
Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.60
Major upgrade with updated versions of all applications, utilities and shared libraries typically installed in an embedded Linux-based system.  Please click here for IMPORTANT information.
RECOMMENDATION: Please upgrade.

NOTE: This software release is IPv6-capable.  IPv6 is in the experimental stage but some of our customers want it now.  In order to enable IPv6 operation you must perform a second upgrade operation to replace your IPV4-only kernel.  If you want IPv6 operation then:
1. Click here for IMPORTANT information, AND...
2. Click here to download the IPv6-capable Linux kernel.
2.05
Added capability to discipline new oscillator type.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.04
Added capability to discipline new oscillator type.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.03
Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.02
Fixed minor bug that displayed the wrong filesystem partition.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.01
Changes include:
1. Modified status command (gpsstat or cdmastat) to show 20-bit DAC value instead of 16-bits.
2. Added variables to SNMP MIB.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.00
First release for Tycho.
This release was an integration of Time Server and Time & Frequency products into the same firmware image with automatic boot time configuration of the model and receiver type.
RECOMMENDATION: Please upgrade.


History of Software Changes for Receiver Subsystem (GPS or CDMA)
(Software Number 6010-0020-000)
Version
Changes
5.11
Changes include:
1.  Improved spoofing & error protection on data received from GPS.
2.  Corrected bug in GPS Subsystem, where leap second does not occur properly unless the unit is locked to a GPS signal at UTC midnight.  (Does not apply to CDMA-Synchronized Tycho.)
RECOMMENDATION: GPS users please upgrade.  If the Linux Subsystem in your Tycho is prior to version 5.00, you must also upgrade the Linux Subsystem.
5.10
Changes include:
1.  Corrected week rollover problem caused by GPS receiver from 3rd-party vendor.  Problem began at UTC midnight on Feb 14, 2016.  After upgrading to v5.10, this product should not be affected by another GPS week rollover until the year 2035.  For details, read this Field Service Bulletin.
2.  Added error checking on UTC offset parameters received from GPS receiver.
RECOMMENDATION: GPS users please upgrade.
5.09
Corrected TFOM changing too quickly for some GPS antenna installations.  TFOM would quickly change from 3 to 4 and back again, which caused unwanted SNMP trap notifications.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you have experienced this problem.
5.08
Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.07
Added new CDMA frequencies for operation in Korea and Hong Kong.
RECOMMENDATION: CDMA users in Korea and Hong Kong please upgrade.
5.06
Fixed a bug related to backplane output - 1PPS falling edge on-time.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade unless you use 1PPS falling edge.
5.05
Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.04
Corrected bug that wore out FLASH memory chips on GPS units operating for long periods of time without an antenna.  See this Field Service Bulletin.
RECOMMENDATION: GPS users please upgrade.
5.03
Corrected bug introduced in version 5.00 (GPS only).
RECOMMENDATION: GPS users please upgrade.
5.02
1. Improved IRIG-B time code generation. 
2. Added capability for CDMA model to operate in Sri Lanka.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade unless your unit has the IRIG-B option and the time code reader you are using is having trouble reading the IRIG.  (Rare problem - seen only once.)
5.01
Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
5.00
1. Most changes not relevant to the Tycho.
2. Corrected rare bug in GPS leap second processing.
RECOMMENDATION: GPS users upgrade before next leap second occurrence.
4.00
1. Added capability for CDMA model to operate in India.
2. Added additional format selections to the Serial Time Output Option.
3. Changed TFOM value for GPS model to be in the range of 9-3 (was 9-4).  A TFOM of 3 indicates synchronization accuracy to within 100 nanoseconds.
4. Corrected bug in the IRIGB-120/IEEE1344 output.
5. Added CRC checking on the time information going from the Receiver Subsystem to the Linux Subsystem.  This will further bulletproof the timekeeping ability of the product and prevent any possible time jumps in the rare case (seen only once) of a hardware glitch on the circuit board.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you are using the optional IRIG-B120/IEEE1344 output.
3.03
Added NMEA0183 format to the Serial Time Output option.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
3.02
Corrected Tycho configuration problem to improve the ability of the CDMA model to synchronize to the PCS frequency band.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you are using the PCS frequency band.
3.01
Added software to work with new version of hardware circuit board.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
3.00
No change.  Version bumped to maintain synchronization with Linux Subsystem version.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.13
Added capability to discipline new oscillator type.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.12
Test routine added for factory manufacturing.  Irrelevant for customer.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.11
Added new string format selections for optional Serial Time Output.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.10
Test routine added for factory manufacturing.  Irrelevant for customer.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.09
Changed time code format selection list.
RECOMMENDATION: Upgrade if you have the time code output option.
2.08
Changes not relevant to the Tycho.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.07
Changes include:
1. Modified GPS calibration delay based on data from NIST testing.  This causes an 86 nanosecond advance in time relative to previous software versions.
2. Corrected extremely rare bug for GPS units that occurred only in very high interference environments.
RECOMMENDATION: GPS users upgrade if your Tycho is having trouble staying locked.
2.06
Added capability to discipline new oscillator type.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.05
Added capability to discipline new oscillator type.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.04
Modified oscillator regression behavior. 
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.03
Added capability to discipline new oscillator type.  Irrelevant for previously shipped products.
RECOMMENDATION: No need to upgrade.
2.02
First release for Tycho.
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