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DSQD Firmware Revision History

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WD Firmware Update v25Oct2022

DSQD v2.1.11 (SUPER)/v3.05 (FPGA)/v2.0.06 (RF)

  • Fix bug causing RF level meters to read 6 dB too high. Applies only to units running FPGA v3.xx firmware.

WD Firmware Update v02Sep2022

DSQD v2.1.11 (SUPER)/v3.04 (FPGA)/v2.0.06 (RF)

DSQD v2.1.11 (SUPER)/v2.13 (FPGA)/v2.0.06 (RF)

  • Eliminate some birdies heard in digital hybrid modes when unit is configured in certain compatibility mode combinations.

WD Firmware Update v23Jun2022

DSQD v2.1.09 (SUPER)/v3.03 (FPGA)/v2.0.05 (RF)

  • Compatibility release for main boards with hardware version DSQD-3. No new features.

WD Firmware Update v02Jun2022

DSQD v2.1.06 (SUPER)/v2.10 (FPGA)/v2.0.05 (RF)

  • Improve frequency diversity operation to eliminate an audible ducking of the output audio when one of the TXs is powered off.
  • In frequency diversity mode, if one TX enters a low battery alert condition, a hard pan is forced to the other. Fix a bug where, if the other TX also reports a low battery condition, the receiver remains hard panned to that TX, even if the other TX no longer reports a low battery condition.
  • Allow network initialization to run indefinitely instead of giving up after four seconds and never trying again. Permits device to be booted before network is available rather than requiring power sequencing.

DSQD v1.2.04 (SUPER)/v1.32 (FPGA)/v1.0.09 (RF)

  • Improve frequency diversity operation to eliminate an audible ducking of the output audio when one of the TXs is powered off.
  • In frequency diversity mode, if one TX enters a low battery alert condition, a hard pan is forced to the other. Fix a bug where, if the other TX also reports a low battery condition, the receiver remains hard panned to that TX, even if the other TX no longer reports a low battery condition.
  • Allow network initialization to run indefinitely instead of giving up after four seconds and never trying again. Permits device to be booted before network is available rather than requiring power sequencing.
  • Fix bug preventing Wireless Designer from properly updating firmware when used in "recovery" mode. Normal firmware updates not affected.

WD Firmware Update v09Feb2022

DSQD v2.1.04 (SUPER)/v2.10 (FPGA)/v2.0.05 (RF)

  • RF level meters have greater resolution and are more accurate when the receiver is scanning.
  • Do not show RX 2 and 4 transmitter names when they are members of a diversity pair.
  • Do not show frequency and band options on RF Frequency page for RXs 2 and 4 when they are members of a diversity pair.
  • Consistently show the headphone monitor icon under the 2nd RX in a diversity pair.
  • Reduce headphone volume control dither at low volume settings.
  • Talkback response time has been reduced.
  • Pilot tone bypass and tuning step size page color scheme now match the other pages in the RF SETUP menu.
  • Do not show battery meter until enough data has been collected to give consistent output.
  • Increase TX battery timer alert maximum time to 100 hours. If using Wireless Designer, upgrade to version 2.0.37 (Windows) or 2.0.33 (macOS) which have support for the new 100 hour maximum time..
  • TX battery timer now increments whenever a signal is detected, not just when a timer alert is set.
  • Fix bug causing TX battery timer alerts to be intermittent when the timer has expired but the TX battery voltage is good.
  • Allow TX battery low voltage alerts to be visible in digital hybrid compatibility mode when a battery timer alert is set but not yet triggered.
  • Do not allow selection of TX battery type for channels configured for digital compatibility modes. Instead, show a popup instructing the user to select a battery type in the transmitter in use for that channel.
  • Version 2.x.xx firmware is for use only on units with these serial numbers:
    • DSQD – s/n 6500661 and higher
    • DSQD/AES3 – s/n 6500601 and higher
  • The Firmware Update wizard in Wireless Designer will automatically select the correct firmware versions.

DSQD v1.2.02 (SUPER)/v1.32 (FPGA)/v1.0.09 (RF)

  • RF level meters have greater resolution and are more accurate when the receiver is scanning.
  • Do not show RX 2 and 4 transmitter names when they are members of a diversity pair.
  • Do not show frequency and band options on RF Frequency page for RXs 2 and 4 when they are members of a diversity pair.
  • Consistently show the headphone monitor icon under the 2nd RX in a diversity pair.
  • Reduce headphone volume control dither at low volume settings.
  • Talkback response time has been reduced.
  • Pilot tone bypass and tuning step size page color scheme now match the other pages in the RF SETUP menu.
  • Do not show battery meter until enough data has been collected to give consistent output.
  • Increase TX battery timer alert maximum time to 100 hours.If using Wireless Designer, upgrade to version 2.0.37 (Windows) or 2.0.33 (macOS) which have support for the new 100 hour maximum time.
  • TX battery timer now increments whenever a signal is detected, not just when a timer alert is set.
  • Fix bug causing TX battery timer alerts to be intermittent when the timer has expired but the TX battery voltage is good.
  • Allow TX battery low voltage alerts to be visible in digital hybrid compatibility mode when a battery timer alert is set but not yet triggered.
  • Do not allow selection of TX battery type for channels configured for digital compatibility modes. Instead, show a popup instructing the user to select a battery type in the transmitter in use for that channel.
  • Do not show battery timer alert settings for RX 2 and 4 when in ratio diversity mode.
  • Do not show RX 2 and 4 transmitter names on diversity setup page when in ratio diversity mode.

WD Firmware Update v20Aug2021

DSQD v2.1.03 (SUPER)/v2.08 (FPGA)/v2.0.05 (RF)

  • Fix bug causing intermittent failure of 1 or more channels only some units, sometimes only when scanning.
  • Version 2.x.xx firmware is for use only on units with these serial numbers:
    • DSQD – s/n 6500661 and higher
    • DSQD/AES3 – s/n 6500601 and higher
  • The Firmware Update wizard in Wireless Designer will automatically select the correct firmware versions.

WD Firmware Update v29Jul2021

DSQD v2.1.03 (SUPER)/v2.07 (FPGA)/v2.0.05 (RF)

  • In digital hybrid modes, transmitter battery voltage is now reported with a resolution of 1/100 volts.
  • Add TX tuning step size page to RF Setup menu. Choices are 25 or 100 kHz steps (100 kHz is for legacy digital hybrid transmitters).
  • Now, when switching from switched diversity mode to vector diversity mode and back again, the DSQD "remembers" settings for the even-numbered channel in the pair and restores them on return to switched diversity mode.
  • Now, when in block 470, and tuning UP in frequency, don't switch to block 19 until the highest block 470 frequency of 495.600 MHz has been reached. Conversely, when in block 19 and tuning DOWN in frequency, don't switch to block 470 until the lowest block 19 frequency of 486.400 MHz has been reached.
  • Fix bug causing headphone output audio polarity to be inverted.
  • Version 2.x.xx firmware is for use only on units with these serial numbers:
    • DSQD – s/n 6500661 and higher
    • DSQD/AES3 – s/n 6500601 and higher
  • The Firmware Update wizard in Wireless Designer will automatically select the correct firmware versions.

DSQD v1.2.01 (SUPER)/v1.31 (FPGA)/v1.0.09 (RF)

  • In digital hybrid modes, transmitter battery voltage is now reported with a resolution of 1/100 volts.
  • Add TX tuning step size page to RF Setup menu. Choices are 25 or 100 kHz steps (100 kHz is for legacy digital hybrid transmitters).
  • Now, when switching from switched diversity mode to ratio diversity mode and back again, the DSQD "remembers" settings for the even-numbered channel in the pair and restores them on return to switched diversity mode.
  • Now, when in block 470, and tuning UP in frequency, don't switch to block 19 until the highest block 470 frequency of 495.600 MHz has been reached. Conversely, when in block 19 and tuning DOWN in frequency, don't switch to block 470 until the lowest block 19 frequency of 486.400 MHz has been reached.
  • Fix bug causing headphone output audio polarity to be inverted.

WD Firmware Update v06Apr2021

DSQD v2.1.00 (SUPER)/v2.06 (FPGA)/v2.0.04 (RF)

  • Add DCHX and HDM compatibility modes.
  • Version 2.x.xx firmware is for use only on units with these serial numbers:
    • DSQD – s/n 6500661 and higher
    • DSQD/AES3 – s/n 6500601 and higher
  • The Firmware Update wizard in Wireless Designer will automatically select the correct firmware versions.

DSQD v1.2.00 (SUPER)/v1.30 (FPGA)/v1.0.09 (RF)

  • Add DCHX and HDM compatibility modes..

WD Firmware Update v23Feb2021

DSQD v2.0.09 (SUPER)/v2.05 (FPGA)/v2.0.04 (RF)

  • Eliminate "birdie' heard in channel 2 when (and only when), channel 2 was set to a digital hybrid mode and channel 1 was set to D2 mode.
  • Improve cold temperature startup performance, with range extended down to below -30 degrees C (-22 degrees F).
  • Version 2.x.xx firmware is for use only on units with these serial numbers:
    • DSQD – s/n 6500661 and higher
    • DSQD/AES3 – s/n 6500601 and higher
  • The Firmware Update wizard in Wireless Designer will automatically select the correct firmware versions.

WD Firmware Update v22Feb2021

DSQD v1.1.03 (SUPER)/v1.30 (FPGA)/v1.0.09 (RF)

  • Make VOLATILE key type available for use with transmitters that support it.
  • Make SmartNR feature available for digital modes.
  • Implement hi-resolution tx battery voltage reporting scheme for transmitters that support it. This adds a digit of precision, e.g. 1.12 volts vs 1.1 volts.
  • Move the "COMPATIBILITY MODES" menu option to the top level menu to make it more convenient to access.
  • Move the "PILOT TONE BYPASS" menu option to the "RF SETUP" menu.
  • For digital hybrid modes, reflect historical squelch state (yellow) in RF history meter to prevent unexpected color changes when signal state changes.
  • Improve squelch management when Talkback is active.
  • When sending a key, separate "invalid key" and "key instances exhausted" error cases, with an appropriate error message shown for each.
  • Correctly indicate "fixed" antenna diversity states in Ratio Diversity mode, with each antenna feeding one receiver.
  • Improve cold temperature startup performance, with range extended down to below -30 degrees C (-22 degrees F).

WD Firmware Update v18Sep2020

DSQD v1.1.02 (SUPER)/v1.27 (FPGA)/v1.0.08 (RF)

  • In the main page, don't print static labels for channel names to allow more space for the name itself. Generate a default channel name when the name string is empty to prevent showing a blank name field on the screen.
  • Fix bug where out-of-range rx name length or frame description length resulted in the reading in of possibly invalid characters. When this happened the macOS version of Wireless Designer sometimes crashed when connecting to the device.

WD Firmware Update v06May2020

DSQD v1.0.18 (SUPER)/v1.27 (FPGA)/v1.0.08 (RF)

  • Add RF board detection fault screen which appears if RF board not detected during start-up.
  • 'hwstat' query now returns fault status bits as a decimal number:
    • bit 0: Antenna bias power fault (decimal 1)
    • bit 1: RF board detection fault (decimal 2)
    • bit 2: FPGA boot fault (decimal 4)
    If more than one fault exists, the query returns the sum of the codes, e.g. if both antenna bias power and RF board detection faults exist the query returns '3'.
  • Add 'HARDWARE STATUS' page to 'TOOLS AND SETTINGS' menu. This displays antenna bias power, RF board detection and FPGA boot status, one of "NORMAL" or "FAULT".
  • In Antenna Bias Power page, enabling bias power for an antenna now resets the antenna bias power fault status. This better handles the case where the user fixes the problem causing the fault and then re-enables bias power.
  • Fix bug causing a premature burst of audio heard before system is fully initialized when tuned to an FM carrier already on the air when powering up.

WD Firmware Update v05Mar2020

DSQD v1.0.17 (SUPER)/v1.27 (FPGA)/v1.0.08 (RF)

  • Fixed bug that sometimes caused a brief noise burst in analog audio outputs during a firmware update.

WD Firmware Update v30Jan2020

DSQD v1.0.16 (SUPER)/v1.27 (FPGA)/v1.0.07 (RF)

  • Fixed bug that sometimes caused a latency (timing) mismatch between two channels, resulting in "watery" sounding audio when operating in Ratio Diversity mode.

WD Firmware Update v24Jan2020

DSQD v1.0.15 (SUPER)/v1.26 (FPGA)/v1.0.07 (RF)

  • Improved FM quieting performance.
  • Improved switched diversity algorithm in Digital Hybrid modes for smoother and quieter operation.
  • Limit transmitter battery selection to AA types in D2 compatibility mode.

WD Firmware Update v16Sep2019

DSQD v1.0.14 (SUPER)/v1.17 (FPGA)/v1.0.06 (RF)

  • Added narrowband block 606 support.
  • Improved battery meter cosmetics and color scheme.
  • Eliminated pop in headphone output when powering up.
  • Locale setting now preserved when performing a reset to factory defaults.
  • TX battery timer values are now stored in 5 minute increments.
  • Improved responsiveness of RF metering.
  • Faster reaction to dropouts by antenna diversity system.

WD Firmware Update v30Jul2019

DSQD v1.0.13 (SUPER)/v1.15 (FPGA)/v1.0.06 (RF)

  • Corrected the "very low" battery warning threshold for LB-50 battery type.
  • Improved the accuracy of RF meter indications.

WD Firmware Update v11Jul2019

DSQD v1.0.12 (SUPER)/v1.15 (FPGA)/v1.0.05 (RF)

  • Improved noise floor for Ratio Diversity pairs when using digital hybrid mode.

WD Firmware Update v20Jun2019

DSQD v1.0.11 (SUPER)/v1.15 (FPGA)/v1.0.05 (RF)

  • Fix bug causing excessive rolloff of high audio frequencies when SmartNR feature enabled.
  • Fix bug that could result in storage of an erroneous Rx frequency setting in nonvolatile memory.
  • Added TX Battery Voltage and Percentage to "chstat" serial query.
  • Added new transmitter serial command "txbpercent" which queries the TX battery percentage of charge value.

WD Firmware Update v22May2019

DSQD v1.0.10 (SUPER)/v1.14 (FPGA)/v1.0.05 (RF)

  • Initial production release.