The 1.4 firmware series brings support for validity thresholds

This firmware remains fully backward compatible with previous firmware revisions.

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This Ellipse firmware version is associated with Inertial SDK 4.3 release, please make sure you have install it before proceeding the upgrade and follow the firmware upgrade procedure.

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All updates for release 1.4.100-stable

Bug

  • [ELIFW-273] - Remove validity condition for PASHR heave output

New Feature

  • [ELIFW-248] - Implement SBG_ECOM_CMD_VALIDITY_THRESHOLDS command to tune attitude and navigation validity flags

All updates for release 1.3.178-stable

Bug

  • [ELIFW-262] - Fixed direct PPS Sync Out option for ELLIPSE2-N products
  • [ELIFW-267] - Fixed incorrect magnetometers status reporting for ELLIPSE2

All updates for release 1.3.170-stable

Improvement

  • [ELIFW-212] - Better UTC and GPS time management to avoid rounding issues

Bug

  • [ELIFW-235] - Fixed heave message in Legacy output that was always outputting 0
  • [ELIFW-255] - Fixed a bug that could output empty heave field in PASHR message
  • [ELIFW-259] - Fixed a bug that could output empty heave field in sbgECan message

All updates for release 1.3.147-stable

Improvement

  • [ELIFW-250] - Improved accelerometers initial self test for ELLIPSE2

Bug

  • [ELIFW-251] - Fixed accelerometer boot sequence that could lead in rare circumstances to a Z axis zero reading
  • [ELIFW-254] - Reverted attitude & navigation validity flag thresold to firmware 1.1 values

All updates for release 1.3.97-stable

Improvement

  • [ELIFW-247] - Review attitude, navigation and alignment validity thresholds to be more tolerant

All updates for release 1.3.85-stable

New Feature

  • [ELIFW-240] - Add an uptime indication in SBG_ECOM_LOG_STATUS
  • [ELIFW-226] - Added GPS number of SV used and diff corrections details in sbgECan protocol
  • [ELIFW-195] - Add support for NMEA VTG output log
  • [ELIFW-176] - Automatically output a GGA frame at 1 Hz for ELLIPSE-D on PORT C when RTCM corrections are enabled
  • [ELIFW-149] - Added proprietary NMEA message PASHR for roll, pitch, heading, heave
  • [ELIFW-131] - Added NMEA GST input support for better accuracy when using NMEA GPS
  • [ELIFW-126] - Added direct PPS from internal GNSS Sync Output (SBG_ECOM_CMD_SYNC_OUT_CONF)
  • [ELIFW-120] - Added support for new ELLIPSE2 hardware
  • [ELIFW-100] - Reworked IMU filters topology to reduce the delay
  • [ELIFW-90] - Add the alignment indication in the SBG_ECOM_LOG_STATUS
  • [ELIFW-89] - Added the CPU consumption flag in SBG_ECOM_LOG_STATUS
  • [ELIFW-87] - Added UTC offset (leap second) initial settings for better NMEA GPS support
  • [ELIFW-82] - Added SBG Proprietary NMEA message with acceleration and angular rate
  • [ELIFW-72] - Added SBF (Septentrio) protocol support on Ellipse-E
  • [ELIFW-56] - Added SBG_ECOM_LOG_FAST_IMU_DATA, 1KHz IMU message for low latency applications

Improvements

  • [ELIFW-242] - Reduced CAN generator latency and jitter
  • [ELIFW-238] - Improve EKF stability in rare static conditions
  • [ELIFW-200] - improved ZUPT using windows
  • [ELIFW-191] - Eased heading alignment in case of helicopter or UAV platforms
  • [ELIFW-190] - Added UAV Rotary wing motion profile for low dynamic UAV applications
  • [ELIFW-181] - Initializes both position and velocity at the same time in the EKF
  • [ELIFW-180] - Improved System performance in low dynamic applications
  • [ELIFW-179] - Allow magnetic aiding only in case of resonably accurate good roll and pitch angle
  • [ELIFW-178] - Improved AHRS fallback mode in case of long GNSS outages
  • [ELIFW-175] - Improved performance at RTK fix recovery
  • [ELIFW-174] - Allow GPS lever arm estimation under lower dynamics
  • [ELIFW-156] - Discard magnetic calibration data when the attitude is not accurate enough
  • [ELIFW-147] - Improved overall system initializations (velocity, position, heading)
  • [ELIFW-143] - Added a limit to the GPS position aiding (in comparison to the EKF precision)
  • [ELIFW-141] - Improved odometer aiding performance
  • [ELIFW-140] - Improve overall automotive performance
  • [ELIFW-138] - Disable velocity aiding in case of RTK fix
  • [ELIFW-137] - Improve performance under RTK GNSS outages
  • [ELIFW-136] - Improved EKF quality feedback
  • [ELIFW-132] - Improved NMEA / ASCII output string generation method for float / int
  • [ELIFW-95] - Improved covariance matrix symmetrization method
  • [ELIFW-94] - Better time stamping for Novatel true heading solution
  • [ELIFW-93] - Better handling of GPS protocol when no valid Time of Week is parsed
  • [ELIFW-92] - Improved GNSS antenna alignment and lever Arm estimation under low dynamics
  • [ELIFW-81] - Improved Noisy mags Tolerant magnetometer error model
  • [ELIFW-78] - Improved ZUPT handling when odometer is enabled
  • [ELIFW-75] - Kalman filter performance improvement and error models refining
  • [ELIFW-74] - Returns empty fields for NMEA logs ZDA and HDT when data are not valid
  • [ELIFW-71] - The 2D calibration can find a solution with fewer points.
  • [ELIFW-67] - Improved logics to chose whenever PORT A & PORT E slew rate should be set to high/low
  • [ELIFW-66] - Improved Accelerometer bias estimation and tolerance tuning
  • [ELIFW-51] - Improve NMEA integration under very low dynamics
  • [ELIFW-48] - Increased raw GPS data buffer size from 2048 to 4086 bytes

Bug

  • [ELIFW-244] - Removed New data output on RAW GNSS data message for ELLIPSE-N
  • [ELIFW-237] - Fix CAN log that were not correctly output on a New Data condition
  • [ELIFW-230] - Fixed impossibility to initialize dual antenna heading in case of NMEA GNSS + high dynamic motion profiles
  • [ELIFW-204] - Fixed potential incompatibility with newer Novatel protocol versions
  • [ELIFW-203] - Fixed RMC Date not correct
  • [ELIFW-197] - Fix invalid CRC error when migrating old settings
  • [ELIFW-189] - Fixed IMU Fast Data log user/product alignment
  • [ELIFW-142] - FIX EKF behavior when no velocity aiding input is available, but position input is
  • [ELIFW-133] - Fix impossibility to switch to Navigation Mode in rare situations (with Dual antenna heading)
  • [ELIFW-129] - Increased GGA altitude output digits from 3 to up to 5
  • [ELIFW-102] - Fixed invalid configuration when an event in is used to output a log
  • [ELIFW-96] - Improved handling of infinite rejection mode handling
  • [ELIFW-91] - Fixed invalid GPS data time stamping when one GPS is providing timing data while the second one has no fix
  • [ELIFW-86] - Fixed invalid LLA position when overflow
  • [ELIFW-85] - Fixed NMEA / ASCII output frame time formating issue
  • [ELIFW-79] - Allow larger sync out pulse length than 4.5 ms
  • [ELIFW-77] - Improved GPS position initialization in case of long GPS lever arm
  • [ELIFW-76] - Fixed PORT A impossible configuration in RS-422 mode

Removed Feature

  • [ELIFW-214] - Removed deprecated "course" from the GNSS configurable aiding sources

All updates for release 1.1.3232-stable

New Feature

  • [ELIFW-6] - CAN output added
  • [ELIFW-9] - Added diff. correction age, diff base id and num sv to the SBG_ECOM_LOG_GPS#_POS
  • [ELIFW-13] - Added support for Novatel protocol (GPS aiding)
  • [ELIFW-21] - Added support of commands to set motion profile and error model IDs directly
  • [ELIFW-29] - Added official support for additional output interfaces PORT C and PORT E
  • [ELIFW-34] - GPS RAW message output added
  • [ELIFW-35] - Device and GNSS features added
  • [ELIFW-36] - Added license upload functionality
  • [ELIFW-37] - Added message class enable/disable command
  • [ELIFW-47] - Fixed bug in Legacy output (fixed point output mode).

Improvements

  • [ELIFW-4] - Odometer status ODO_REAL_MEAS now effective
  • [ELIFW-12] - Updated world magnetic model to WMM2015
  • [ELIFW-24] - Improved ZUPT detection and robustness
  • [ELIFW-25] - Improved GPS handling robustness in case of inconsistent measurements
  • [ELIFW-31] - Improved PPS and UTC time handling
  • [ELIFW-38] - Handle the GGA frame even if no undulation is provided
  • [ELIFW-39] - Reduced RS-232 stream output jitter
  • [ELIFW-41] - Modified firmware version numbering scheme
  • [ELIFW-42] - Improved heave period computation performance
  • [ELIFW-43] - Output logs trigger configuration are now restricted to New Data only for external aiding logs
  • [ELIFW-49] - Added SBAS corrections on Novatel protocol

Bug

  • [ELIFW-5] - Fixed GPS lever arm and alignment use in Marine & General Purpose motion profiles
  • [ELIFW-8] - Fixed Wrong PRDID Heading output
  • [ELIFW-11] - Fixed wrong negative altitude reading in NMEA protocol input
  • [ELIFW-15] - Fixed CAN standard/extended ID issue
  • [ELIFW-16] - Fixed CAN messages SBG_ECAN_MSG_EKF_ALTITUDE and SBG_ECAN_MSG_PRESSURE_ALTITUDE
  • [ELIFW-17] - Fixed incorrect time rollover handling in system status
  • [ELIFW-19] - Fixed impossibility to change GPS model in Ellipse-E
  • [ELIFW-20] - FIXED incorrect position initialization after long term run in vertical gyro mode
  • [ELIFW-23] - Fixed unexpected behavior in case of internal time rollover
  • [ELIFW-32] - Fixed a bug that disturbs the clock estimation during a time stamp rollover
  • [ELIFW-40] - Fixed invalid sensor alignment angle unit – Sensor now expects radians as written in the documentation now