This update require Programmer. -> More information about Programmer here
Required software: Cboot
Note: Serial tool can be used for version check.
The latest firmware version is - V0.198.111 (updated 1/2021)
Note: Hex file is a special file format.
The Cboot software can be downloaded in the Download section or visit the link below.
Note: Use the power supply.
Connect a Programmer device to a USB PORT (Black cable) on your computer and to the PC Socket (Grey cable) on the Sapir 2 hardware as described below.
Before installation, please check the current firmware version
1) Select the COM PORT
2) Click on START (STOP) Button
3) Type: "version?" to the console line
4) The response will be visible on the respond bar. e.g. Sapir-2 AC ver.0.196.3 - Firmware Version
5) Click on the STOP Button to close the connection
6) Close the SerialTool Software
Note: You must close the SerialTool software!
Select the Communication port (image below).
To identify the USB SERIAL PORT, right click on My PC, Select Properties->Device manager->Ports (Com & LPT). - For more information please see the troubleshooting guide below!
Click the LOAD button (1) and browse to Sapir 2 firmware version hex file and select it. The pathway to the file will appear on the screen (2).
Note: The BIC 1500 controller needs to be switched to a loading mode.
Press and hold the BOOT button on the BIC1500 hardware then press the RESET button. Leave the RESET button and after one second leave the BOOT button.
This action turns the BIC1500 mode to Loading Mode.
During Loading Mode, the BATTERY led turns on and STATUS led blinks.
Note: The Load mode will be active only 2 minutes! After this time period you must activate the load mode again.
LOAD MODE - LED Status
To start the upgrading process, click the PROGRAM button. The upgrading process will start.
Progress indicator will appear on the screen. At the end of the upgrading firmware version process, and Terminated message will appear.
Update in progress:
Update has been susccessful:
To close the CBoot software, click EXIT.
Note: Leave the controller for a few minutes. Then you may disconnect the controller from power.
If the Cboot software show message - Communication error ->
STEP 1) double check if the BIC1500 is in the load mode.
STEP 2) Check the USB connection (to your PC).
STEP 3) Check the Programmer connector.
STEP 4) Close the Cboot software and try it again.
STEP 1) Press the WIN key + R
STEP 2) Type: devmgmt.msc and press enter
STEP 3) Find the section for Ports (COM & LPT)
Note: If you have Hard drive or mouse connected to your PC - You may see more than one COM port in use.