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Firmware Updates

Due to the different requirements for the various sensors, there are currently multiple paths to update the firmware for different camera families, sometimes even for different camera models within the same family. Below are the instructions for updating the firmware. We will consolidate the process for all cameras in the future, at present please follow the instructions for your specific camera.

xiC, xiQ, xiD, xiSpec, xiB

The firmware for these cameras is updated using our Control panel software (xiCOP), which comes with the API download. It checks for the availability of the newest firmware version via the internet. If a newer firmware than the one installed is available, the "Update Firmware" button is enabled. Clicking this button starts the camera firmware update process.

If you cannot use xiCOP (e.g., you need to automate the upgrade for multiple cameras, downgrade, running on an operating system that does not support xiCOP, avoid interactivity, etc.) consider the use of an alternative updater - XIMEA Camera Firmware Command-Line Update.

xiD - After the firmware update the cameras need to be reset in order to load the new firmware. Please, disconnect and connect the camera again.

xiMU Subminiature camera models

A manual Firmware update is not required for our Subminiature cameras.
The firmware is automatically updated when the camera is started by the API and the computer has an internet connection.

Scientific grade cameras

There are several types of these high end cameras, with model numbers starting with MR and MH, including also the xiRAY line.
There is currently no customer tool available to update the firmware. Firmware can only be updated by XIMEA service.

CURRERA-R smart camera

To update the firmware in the sensor controller, use the CURRERA-R Stream Firmware Updater