For the past 6 months or so we’ve been hard at work on the next generation of the Cortex & VEXnet Joystick firmware in collaboration with our technology partners. We are pleased to announce this firmware is starting to roll out.
-A new version of ROBOTC has been posted for download which takes advantage of the new firmware.
-intelitek should release the latest version of easyC early next week.
-Next week VEX Robotics, Inc. will be publishing the next version of our “VEXnet Utility” which updates default code users to the latest version.
Items to note about the improved firmware:
-We have migrated away from HID USB communication to a custom Serial USB communication protocol.
-There will be a new orange programming cable coming out early next year which will take advantage of the new Serial Communication (and provide power to the Joystick) but old cables will still work (with the existing USB driver).
-Users using the new firmware will need to install a new driver onto their PC. See this VEX Programming Driver Document for details.
-Downloads should be faster and more reliable.
-VEXnet link performance has been improved.
-We recommend that all users upgrade to this new firmware.
A big thanks goes out to CMU and intelitek for their hard work and support in working with us on this firmware release.
Please let us know if you have any questions.