Firmware - Analyzer

Firmware upgrades

The He/O2 analyzer is equipped with a microprocessor whose program (firmware) is continuously updated. You can find below an overview of new features and improvements added so far. We will gladly upgrade your analyzers firmware to the newest version. If you undertake to perform the upgrade yourself, please see the procedure described below in the "download" paragraph.

4th February 2020, firmware 2.29a

  • new Preferences option "Nitrogen source", selectable Athmospheric | Pure
  • flow rate (air only) in service screen
  • improved probe autosetup
  • text on the screen correspond to key name (OK/Enter, on various keyboard versions)
  • support for new HW release 3.0 (SOLO)
  • low battery is not error
  • better textation of system messages
  • minimal temperature increased to 5°C(41°F)
  • Calibration data not erased when "Reset to default" is applied (introduced in 2.28)

1st April 2019, firmware 2.26

  • support for barometric pressure sensor (HW rev. 2.5)

21st September 2018, firmware 2.25

  • improved probe autosetup
  • accumulator charge gauge has better voltage limits (HW 2.4 only)
  • O2 range overload alarm active in all O2 measurements (e.g. calibration, mix solver)

10th July 2017, firmware 2.24

  • real time clock support
  • dropped manufacturing mode for old HW revisions

22nd May 2017, firmware 2.23

  • service release

12th September 2016, firmware 2.22

  • O2 overload detection
  • USB output contains all available measured values
  • error corrections

1st February 2013, firmware 2.21a (update 6 Feb 2015)

  • Output debug screen in Service mode

12th December 2012, firmware 2.20a (correction 16 Jan 2013)

  • gas purity improved, alarms can be used

25th July 2012, firmware 2.19

  • new function Gas purity
  • cursor keys in editor swapped (more logical)
  • corrected startup sequence (LCD version only) (correction 14 Sep 2012)

8th February 2012, firmware 2.18

  • corrected battery check limits
  • adjustable He measurement precision

17th May 2011, firmware 2.16

  • barometric pressure correction for O2 measurement
  • serial line output can be sent every n-th measurement
  • DOWN arrow to show battery status

14th July 2010, firmware 2.14

  • Ohmmeter default mode changed.

11th June 2009, firmware 2.12

  • fixed error during DC voltage measuring (there was an absurd number while measuring on the edge of the range).

22nd May 2008, firmware 2.10

  • fixed error displaying MOD in feet

20th April 2008, firmware 2.9

  • added "Calibration aborted" report when Esc is pressed during O2 calibration
  • added target temperature setting (in configuration) of temperature drop for calculation of pressure after bottle refrigeration (when additional thermometer + contact thermometer are used)

11th October 2007, firmware 2.8

  • added brightness increase by using the UP key
  • added external thermometer input

13th February 2007, firmware 2.7

  • adjustable ppO2

7th February 2007, firmware 2.6

  • added functions for connecting a pressure sensor
  • added Hold function
  • changed keys in sim and mix

18th January 2007, firmware 2.5

  • added detection of argon and other gases

10th January 2007, firmware 2.4

  • detection of battery charge was adjusted; now it measures continuously, not only after starting the analyzer.
  • in the mode of continuous measuring with alarm turned on, the alarm will beep with a report of a critical level of the battery charge.

1st December 2006, firmware 2.3

  • the mix calculator was split into two parts: mix solver and mix simulator.

22nd November 2006, firmware 2.2

  • display of the mixture compound suspended in the mixing caculator if the pressure = 0.
  • fixed error while displaying mixing calculator results in mode 0 and not zero pressure of initial mixture

9th October 2006, firmware 2.1

  • first release

Download firmware

For download, you will need the current firmware and the manual . The hardware version is shown on the analyzer startup screen.

FW version 2.29a (4th February 2020)


FW version 2.25 (21st July 2018)


FW version 2.24 (10th July 2017)


FW version 2.23 (25th May 2017)


FW version 2.22 (12th September 2016)


FW version 2.21a (1st February 2013) (update 6th Feb 2015)


FW version 2.20a (12th December 2012) (correction 16th Jan 2013)


FW version 2.19 (25th July 2012, correction for LCD units 14th Sep 2012)


FW version 2.18 (8th February 2012)


Firmware upgrade manual


German firmware upgrade manual


Download is performed using the FLIP program from the Atmel Corporation. If you are unable to download the program directly, you will find the newest version of FLIP on the firm's website at Atmel. Use of the FLIP program is described in the download manual. Use only FW version for your HW model!