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Pedro Ramilo
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Important changes: introducing the EROS Architecture

As of March 1st, 2017 we began shipping all our units with the new EROS firmware and electronics architecture, including the RH4D.

EROS architecture has always shipped with the RH7D and as of this date, it has began shipping with the RH4D as well.

This architecture is the result of over one year's development and will power all upcoming Seed Robotics products.
It is an extensible architecture that improves control, enables a mix-and-match of different actuators and multiple protocols and is designed to enable the growth of Seed Robotics portfolio under one single Control Architecture.

EROS maintains the same protocol compatibility as the previous generation (ARES which debuted with the DH4D/RH4D); there are however changes to some of the Control tables and new Control paradigms which should be consulted in the document EROS vs ARES What's new and What's changed

Latest Changes

To ease the use of our Knowledge base and easily keep track of novelties, we maintain an index of each revision we make.

June 21st: Added more detailed Assembly information for RH7D
Extended the information about using the PyPot framework, exposing one enw options (use of high level functions)
Added a document with information about patching PyPot to further improve compatibility with PyPot high level functions and graphical tools.

June 6th: released a new firmware version for the EROS Architecture (v26). Includes compatibility improvements for PyPot and a new algorithm for upgrading the internal actuators.
Released a new version of the TSB Loader tool used to upgrade the firmware of the internal actuators. (EROS only)

June 1st: released a new version of the Dynamixel Control tables for use in Dynamixel Wizard. The new version adds support for the Seed56 actuator used in the RH4D, which was missing in the previous version.

May 22nd: released EROS Firmware version 25 to address an issue that affected certain frameworks. Please refer to your product page for instructions on updating the firmware.

May 12th: corrected the instructions for verifying the eeprom backup when performing an EROS actuator firmware upgrade.

May 3rd, 2017: updated the page with the Actuator Firmware update instructions (Eros architecture): added a Verify step after backing up the eeprom, reduced the communication speed in the commands, for better reliability, expanded the Troubleshooting section and tidied up formatting.

May 2nd, 2017: uploaded the latest main board firmware version for the RH7D;
Completed the information regarding the firmware update of the internal actuators (pre requisites, Linux instructions, modified source code, etc.)
Added information about compiling the TSB loader tool for upgrading the firmware of the internal actuators
Updated the page with the EROS architecture goals, so that it matches all the features implemented and the ones still in the roadmap.

March 27th, 2017: updated information on the Darwin Framework: clarified known issues that affect ARES architecture only and added a note about the option to upgrade to the EROS free of charge.

Mar 23, 2017: updated the EROS Control Table information: added a note explaining that Present Voltage will report 0 on V3 boards, because these boards don't have this capability.
Clarified instructions for the USB Console and RH4D Troubleshooting, to include information about the new EROS firmware. Clearly marked the “ARES architecture” specific pages with a note on the title to better clarify the documentation.

Older change notices

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