mvIMPACT Acquire SDK C++
FirmwareUpdater Class Reference

A class to perform a firmware update of a specific device. More...

#include <mvIMPACT_acquire.h>

Public Member Functions

 FirmwareUpdater (mvIMPACT::acquire::Device *pDev, bool boForceOverideSameVersion=false, bool boForceDowngrade=false, bool boKeepUserSets=true, bool boForceBreakingChange=false)
 Creates a new mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater object.
 
double getTimeElapsed (void) const
 A method to receive the time in seconds since the update process has been started.
 
virtual int onErasingFlash (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called once the devices flash memory is erased.
 
virtual int onErrorMessage (const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called once a message is waiting to be passed to the user.
 
virtual int onHardResetRequired (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called once the device reboots and a manual hard reset is required.
 
virtual int onLoadingUserSets (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called when the settings of the device are written back after updating the firmware.
 
virtual int onRebooting (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called once the device reboots to make sure the new firmware is applied to the device.
 
virtual int onSavingUserSets (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called when the settings of the device are stored before updating the firmware.
 
virtual int onUnzippingFirmwareArchive (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called once firmware archive (*.mvu) is unzipped to provide the correct firmware file.
 
virtual int onUpdatingBootProgrammer (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called once the boot programmer of an mvBlueFOX3 camera is updated.
 
virtual int onUploadingImage (const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s) const
 This function will be called once the actual firmware file is uploaded to the device's flash memory.
 
std::string statusMessage (void) const
 Returns the current status from the status property.
 
TDMR_ERROR update (const std::string &archivePath="", const bool boUpdateDataAsNeeded=true)
 A function to start the firmware update process.
 
virtual ~FirmwareUpdater ()
 

Static Public Member Functions

static TDMR_ERROR verifyFirmwareChecksum (Device *pDev, const std::string &archivePath, std::string *pStatusMessage=0)
 A function to check the integrity of the firmware running on a device.
 

Public Attributes

PropertyI firmwareVersionToUpload
 An enumerated integer property containing a list of available firmware versions.
 

Detailed Description

A class to perform a firmware update of a specific device.

This class is intended to provide an ease of use possibility to update the firmware of specific devices. It is possible to specify the behavior of the class very detailed to make sure the update suits the users expectations. It is also possible to derive from this class and override various functions in order to get custom notifications e.g. to update a GUI application.

To start a firmware update for MATRIX VISION GenICam devices the following code will be sufficient:

// force the update even if the version of the mvu-file is the same as the one on the device
try
{
const string pathToFirmwareArchive( "someArchive.mvu" );
// start the whole update process
const int FWUpdateResult = fwUpdater.update( pathToFirmwareArchive );
cout << "Result of 'updateFirmware' call: " << ImpactAcquireException::getErrorCodeAsString( FWUpdateResult ) << "." << endl;
}
catch( const ImpactAcquireException& e )
{
cout << "An error occurred while updating the firmware of the device " << pDev->serial.read()
<< "(error code: " << e.getErrorCodeAsString() << ").";
// reading out potential issues
cout << "Status: " << fwUpdater.statusMessage() << endl;
return 1;
}
A base class for exceptions generated by mvIMPACT Acquire.
Definition: mvIMPACT_acquire.h:248
std::string getErrorCodeAsString(void) const
Returns a string representation of the error associated with the exception.
Definition: mvIMPACT_acquire.h:280
A class to perform a firmware update of a specific device.
Definition: mvIMPACT_acquire.h:23774

To start a firmware update for MATRIX VISION mvBlueFOX devices the following code will be sufficient:

// if necessary, a specific version for the update can be selected by using the firmwareVersionToUpload property
try
{
const int FWUpdateResult = fwUpdater.update();
cout << "Result of 'updateFirmware' call: " << ImpactAcquireException::getErrorCodeAsString( FWUpdateResult ) << "." << endl;
}
catch( const ImpactAcquireException& e )
{
cout << "An error occurred while updating the firmware of the device " << pDev->serial.read()
<< "(error code: " << e.getErrorCodeAsString() << ").";
return 1;
}

A more custom behavior can be accomplished by deriving from the mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater class and re-implementing the various notification functions:

//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
class MyFirmwareUpdater : public mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
public:
explicit MyFirmwareUpdater( mvIMPACT::acquire::Device* pDev ) : mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater( pDev ) {}
virtual int onErrorMessage( const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Error: %s @ %f [s]\n", statusMessage().c_str(), timeElapsed_s );
return fuaCancel;
}
virtual int onErasingFlash( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Erasing - Update progress: %d, time %f [s]\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s );
return fuaContinue;
}
virtual int onUnzippingFirmwareArchive( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Unzipping firmware archive - Update progress: %d, time %f [s]\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s );
return fuaContinue;
}
virtual int onUpdatingBootProgrammer( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Updating boot programmer - Update progress: %, time %f [s]\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s );
return fuaContinue;
}
virtual int onUploadingImage( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Uploading - Update progress: %d, time %f [s]\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s );
return fuaContinue;
}
virtual int onRebooting( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Rebooting - Update progress: %d, time %f [s]\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s );
return fuaContinue;
}
virtual int onHardResetRequired( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Rebooting - Update progress: %d, time %f [s]\nManual hard reset required.\n%s\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s, statusMessage().c_str() );
return fuaCancel;
}
virtual int onSavingUserSets( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Saving sets - Update progress: %d, time %f [s]\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s );
return fuaContinue;
}
virtual int onLoadingUserSets( const int currentProgress_pc, const double timeElapsed_s ) const
{
printf( "Loading sets - Update progress: %d, time %f [s]\n", currentProgress_pc, timeElapsed_s );
return fuaContinue;
}
};
This class and its functions represent an actual device detected by this interface in the current sys...
Definition: mvIMPACT_acquire.h:5944
@ fuaContinue
The default return value to tell the driver to continue processing the firmware update.
Definition: mvDriverBaseEnums.h:2792
@ fuaCancel
Return this value to request the driver to terminate an ongoing firmware update as soon as possible.
Definition: mvDriverBaseEnums.h:2794
Definition: mvImageBuffer.h:40
Note
The following device families are currently supported by this API:
  • GenICam compliant MATRIX VISION devices
    • mvBlueCOUGAR-X
    • mvBlueCOUGAR-XD
    • mvBlueCOUGAR-XT
    • mvBlueFOX3
    • mvBlueNAOS
  • Other MATRIX VISION devices
    • mvBlueFOX
    • mvBlueFOX-MLC/IGC
Attention
  • Do not unplug the device during the update procedure!
  • Once the firmwareUpdate method call returns an error call the mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater::statusMessage function. It will return useful information about the current status (including issues) of the update procedure.
  • The actual mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater::update method did get an additional parameter in version 2.48.0 of this SDK! Make sure you understand the intention of this parameter! When using older versions of this API make sure not attempting to use a device without closing, updating the device list and re-opening it again. Undefined behavior might be the result when not doing so!
Since
2.41.0

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ FirmwareUpdater()

FirmwareUpdater ( mvIMPACT::acquire::Device pDev,
bool  boForceOverideSameVersion = false,
bool  boForceDowngrade = false,
bool  boKeepUserSets = true,
bool  boForceBreakingChange = false 
)
inlineexplicit

Creates a new mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater object.

Parameters
[in]pDevA pointer to a mvIMPACT::acquire::Device object obtained from a mvIMPACT::acquire::DeviceManager object.
[in]boForceOverideSameVersionA boolean value which defines if updates using the same version as installed on the camera should be allowed.
[in]boForceDowngradeA boolean value which defines if updates using an older version as installed on the camera should be allowed.
[in]boKeepUserSetsA boolean value which defines if the user sets of the device will be kept or will be deleted during the update.
[in]boForceBreakingChangeA boolean value which defines if updates to versions which will deliver interface breaking changes will be allowed. Setting this value to true will also update a device which after the update might have a different interface. See documentation for additional information about breaking changes in firmware versions(there are not too many)!

◆ ~FirmwareUpdater()

virtual ~FirmwareUpdater ( )
inlinevirtual

Member Function Documentation

◆ getTimeElapsed()

double getTimeElapsed ( void  ) const
inline

A method to receive the time in seconds since the update process has been started.

Returns
The time elapsed since the firmware update currently running has been started.

◆ onErasingFlash()

virtual int onErasingFlash ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called once the devices flash memory is erased.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

Note
Only some device types require this step so this callback might not be called for every device type.
Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the erase operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onErrorMessage()

virtual int onErrorMessage ( const double  timeElapsed_s) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called once a message is waiting to be passed to the user.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

Returns
Parameters
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onHardResetRequired()

virtual int onHardResetRequired ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called once the device reboots and a manual hard reset is required.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

Note
If this function is called, a power cycle is inevitable. Otherwise the new firmware may be broken. The default is to stop the update at this point, so that the user can manually disconnect the power source.
Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the reboot operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onLoadingUserSets()

virtual int onLoadingUserSets ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called when the settings of the device are written back after updating the firmware.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

This callback will only be called when user sets shall be available after the update. This can be specified by setting the boKeepUserSets flag upon construction of this object.

Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the load operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onRebooting()

virtual int onRebooting ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called once the device reboots to make sure the new firmware is applied to the device.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

Note
Returning mvIMPACT::acquire::fuaCancel on this callback will stop the upgrade process without rebooting the device. However, a new firmware is not active until a reboot or hard reset has been performed.
Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the reboot operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onSavingUserSets()

virtual int onSavingUserSets ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called when the settings of the device are stored before updating the firmware.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

This callback will only be called when user sets shall be available after the update. This can be specified by setting the boKeepUserSets flag upon construction of this object.

Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the store operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onUnzippingFirmwareArchive()

virtual int onUnzippingFirmwareArchive ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called once firmware archive (*.mvu) is unzipped to provide the correct firmware file.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the unzip operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onUpdatingBootProgrammer()

virtual int onUpdatingBootProgrammer ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called once the boot programmer of an mvBlueFOX3 camera is updated.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

Note
  • Only mvBlueFOX3 cameras require this step so this callback might not be called in case of different device types.
  • BootProgrammer updates won't be necessary often, so this callback will not apply in every firmware update process.
Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the update operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ onUploadingImage()

virtual int onUploadingImage ( const int  currentProgress_pc,
const double  timeElapsed_s 
) const
inlinevirtual

This function will be called once the actual firmware file is uploaded to the device's flash memory.

Re-implement this function in a derived class in order to implement a custom behaviour.

Note
  • Depending on the device type this step might take a few seconds up to a few minutes.
  • The callback will be called several times during the upload.
  • Each time there was a progress of 5 percent this callback will be called.
Returns
Parameters
[in]currentProgress_pcThe current progress of the upload operation (in percent).
[in]timeElapsed_sThe total time elapsed since starting the update process (in seconds).

◆ statusMessage()

std::string statusMessage ( void  ) const
inline

Returns the current status from the status property.

◆ update()

TDMR_ERROR update ( const std::string &  archivePath = "",
const bool  boUpdateDataAsNeeded = true 
)
inline

A function to start the firmware update process.

This function is intended to be used to update MATRIX VISION devices.

Note
  • Once this function returns the device will be closed! All objects previously created using the mvIMPACT::acquire::Device pointer must be recreated then.
  • For mvBlueFOX device this function needs to be called without passing any parameters to the function!
Returns
Parameters
[in]archivePathPath to the file which should be used to update the device. Can be empty if no update archives are needed for the device.
[in]boUpdateDataAsNeededCan be set to false in order to save time when updating multiple devices in one go. Please note that as soon as at least one GenICam device is part of these multiple devices either mvIMPACT::acquire::DeviceManager::updateDeviceList must be called or every instance to mvIMPACT::acquire::DeviceManager in the current process needs to be destroyed afterwards before any of those GenICam devices can be used again!

◆ verifyFirmwareChecksum()

static TDMR_ERROR verifyFirmwareChecksum ( Device pDev,
const std::string &  archivePath,
std::string *  pStatusMessage = 0 
)
inlinestatic

A function to check the integrity of the firmware running on a device.

This function is intended to be used to check the firmware integrity of MATRIX VISION devices only. Most MATRIX VISION devices are capable of calculating a hash from the firmware image which is currently running on the device. In addition to that firmware archives provided by MATRIX VISION contain hashes for all the firmware images contained in the update archive. Comparing these 2 hashes will provide additional security when an application wants to make sure that the firmware running on the device is undamaged.

Note
  • When calling this function, the firmware archive path passed to it must contain the exact same firmware that is running on the device.
  • This feature is currently only available for MATRIX VISION GenICam compliant devices.
  • Once this function returns the device will be closed! All objects previously created using the mvIMPACT::acquire::Device pointer must be recreated then.
Since
2.47.0
Returns
Parameters
[in]pDevA pointer to a mvIMPACT::acquire::Device object obtained from a mvIMPACT::acquire::DeviceManager object.
[in]archivePathPath to the file which should be used to compare the firmware checksum from with the firmware currently running on the device.
[out]pStatusMessagePointer to a string receiving additional information about the outcome of the operation. This can be 0 if no one is interested in status information.

Member Data Documentation

◆ firmwareVersionToUpload

PropertyI firmwareVersionToUpload

An enumerated integer property containing a list of available firmware versions.

Note
This feature currently is only available for mvBlueFOX devices since here the firmware is part of the driver library. So no additional archive is needed, but the desired firmware version to upload into the device's non-volatile memory can be selected by writing to this property before calling the mvIMPACT::acquire::labs::FirmwareUpdater::update function.