[time-nuts] HP53132A Firmware Version 4613
kb8tq at n1k.org
Wed Dec 28 11:26:54 EST 2016
Simple answer - no, you cannot convert one to the other.
> On Dec 28, 2016, at 5:54 AM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
> How similar are the 131A and the 132A ? Is it possible to upgrade a 131
> into 132 ?
> Interesting question!
> I suspect not, not in any straightforward fashion anyway, but I'm sure
> others would know better than me.
> From a quick look at the component level service manuals the hardware does
> seem to be very similar, although just how similar would need a bit more
> detailed investigation, but then there's no guarantee the FPGA programming
> would be the same.
> I suppose an interesting experiment might be to drop a set of 53132A
> firmware ROMs into a 53131A, not something I've tried, but I wouldn't be at all
> surprised if they weren't recognised.
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