Archon Firmware

WARNING: Exercise caution when updating firmware. If a network or power failure occurs, you may need to return the system to STA or purchase a Xilinx JTAG programmer.

Listed below are the current Archon firmware files. For compatibility, it’s best to update to the latest version of the GUI and the latest firmware for all modules in the system at the same time.

Download the firmware files for the backplane and modules in your system (choose the firmware revision that matches the hardware revision of your system components). Unzip the downloaded files into *.mcs files. To flash the backplane, check the firmware and software entries under the System menu, and then select System->Flash. To flash a module, select the module slot in the Module menu, and the select Module->Flash. The system will erase, flash, and then verify the firmware. In the event of an error, first retry the flash operation without cycling power to the controller, and then contact STA.

Archon Backplane Rev F 1.0.1141 2020/09/28 changelog
Archon Backplane Rev E 1.0.1104 2020/02/19 changelog
Archon Backplane Rev D 1.0.879 2016/08/03 changelog
Archon Backplane Rev C 1.0.879 2016/08/03 changelog
Archon AD Rev K 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon AD Rev H 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon AD Rev F 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon AD Rev E 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon Driver Rev D 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon Driver Rev C 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon HeaterX Rev A 1.0.1165 2021/02/18
Archon Heater Rev D 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon Heater Rev C 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon HS Rev C 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon HVBias Rev D 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon HVXBias Rev A 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon LVBias Rev D 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon LVBias Rev C 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon LVXBias Rev A 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon LVDS Rev A 1.0.1104 2020/02/19
Archon XVBias Rev C 1.0.1104 2020/02/19