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    Default XTS5000 - firmware R10.00.00 - CPS 12.00.00

    I have successfully programmed my XTS5000 using Windows XP....although I need to start experimenting with all the different RX And TX audio settings

    The radio is running firmware R10.00.00 and was programmed with CPS 12.00.00.

    Is there any reason why I should update the firmware OR use a later version of CPS ? (I already have CPS R16 and R18)

    At the moment I am just using the radio in conventional analog mode.


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    Go to the firmware release notes sub-forum. Take a look at the latest release notes. There should be a .xls file attachment. That file documents all firmware enhancements, fixes, changes, etc. Then you can make a decision as to your best course of action.

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    Best advice I could give you is to have a look through the release notes for the newer firmware versions (which can be found on this forum) to see if there are any new features or bug fixes that you can't live without? You would probably benefit from a newer DSP but since you're only using analog that doesn't matter so much?

    Different people have differing opinions of course, some like to update to the biggest and brightest as soon as it's released but I've always subscribed to the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy...

    EDIT: Okay, Mars beat me to it, I guess great minds do think alike! That'll teach me not to refresh the page before replying.
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    Thanks for the info.

    The release notes for all the different firmware versions is very loooong!!

    To be honest, I can't see anything I'm really interested in since R10.00.00...maybe Zone Up/Down via Menu...but only for a Model 2 and 3 (I'm currently programming a Model 1 so its not relevant). Also maybe Enhanced Background Noise Supression but its not that important for me as I'm not operating in noisey environments. Maybe also Comms Errors during CPS Read/Write using R12!!!

    Given all the firmware errors you would think that firmware updates were officially free

    Are DSP updates also included in the firmware release notes? I can't see any mention of DSP enhancements.

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    They don't seem to bother listing any improvements/changes made to DSP, there would not be many end-users that would understand what was done if they did anyway?
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    Guys, I'm not trying to sound rude, but these are software-defined radios. Do you honestly think the host firmware is where all the bugs reside?

    When Moto says there's a fix for missed trunking calls, or missed secure calls, or "difficulty accessing system in strong signal areas", it's mostly DSP firmware which is at fault.

    DSP is not limited to decoding PL tones or transmit audio quality. Brush up on SDR theory.

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    Just so I am clear, when you do a "firmware" update, it includes the "DSP firmware" ?

    The info screen when I read my XTS5000 states:

    Codeplug 0016
    Firmware R10.00.00
    Tuning R01.09.07
    DSP Firmware R10.00.00
    UCM R05.05.02
    PSDT R04.00.00

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    Yes, if there's a DSP update, it will be included in the firmware update.
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    In my view DSP 12.00.05 is really the minimum today view if you are using the radio TX/RX on a live system conventional or trunking. My daily drivers are at 15 point something.
    It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8tzl2004 View Post
    Just so I am clear, when you do a "firmware" update, it includes the "DSP firmware" ?

    The info screen when I read my XTS5000 states:

    Codeplug 0016
    Firmware R10.00.00
    Tuning R01.09.07
    DSP Firmware R10.00.00
    UCM R05.05.02
    PSDT R04.00.00
    And being you have a secure board, it will update the firmware in the UCM as well to R05.07.15.

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    Astro Spectra - any idea what are considered the key updates between R10.00.00 and R12.00.05?

    What are "daily drivers"?

    What does UCM and PSDT mean?

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    UCM = Universal Crypto Module (aka secure board)

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    PSDT = Partition Security Data Table (there was a reorganization in 12)

    A daily driver is the car you use each day, slang for the item of the conversation in use on a daily basis.

    The detailed list of firmware changes from Moto was referenced earlier in the thread by Mars, but in 12 there were some key improvements in trunking compatibility and a tidy up of legacy fixes that were like the equivalent of spring cleaning.
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