Product Manuals, Setup Guides and Infomation for Legacy Instruments


Information and Downloads for iCOBI 1.

iCOBI 1:  Linux Firmware/Support Software

Linux Information

The Linux used in the iCOBI recorders has been updated to Linux 2.6

In addition to being a more current version, Linux 2.6 generally performs better and allows use of a much more modern Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The new JVM is Java 1.7 compliant and has proven to be more stable than earlier JVMs. So among other things, you can expect overall reliability improvements.

The transitional update posted here is installed on top of a system currently running Linux 2.4. It is quite large, since it contains portions of Linux 2.4 (so it can run enough to install) as well as the complete Linux 2.6 installation. All further Linux updates will be based on Linux 2.6, and will be considerably smaller.


Information and Downloads for iCOBI 2.


Information and Downloads for MitiGator.

MTGPlus_2.3.txt - MitiGator+ Firmware Image
MitiGator_CDC.inf - MitiGator+ USB Driver
MitiGator_BSL_GUI.exe and BSL430.dll - MitiGator+ Firmware Updater
Mitigator2 Changes.txt - MitiGator+ Changes ReadMe
300996NC.pdf - MitiGator+ manual in Adobe PDF format
PuTTY download:
PuTTy is an SSH and telnet client that can be used to communicate with the Mitigator+

MitiGator FAQ

A: The MitiGator+ internal circuitry can be inadvertently damaged when used to switch inductive loads such as relays. To avoid damage to the MitiGator+, external clamping diodes should be added. Details are provided in the MitiGator+ Reference Manual.

A: The chargers we use for both the MitiGator+ and MitiGator+ IND are UL approved. However, at the present time we have not submitted the complete MitiGator+ units for UL, CSA, or CE approval.

A: You can communicate with the MitiGator+ in one of several ways:

Serial connection: For normal parameter adjustments you can use any 3rd party terminal program like PuTTY to connect to and communicate with the MitiGator+.

USB connection: Alternatively, the MitiGator+ USB port presents as a virtual COM port to Windows. We provide a non-digitally signed Windows device driver that will make the MitiGator+ appear to Windows as a serial port, that is available on our web site. For normal parameter adjustments you can use any 3rd party terminal program like PuTTY to connect to and communicate with the MitiGator+. Please note that on Windows 8 and later extra steps may be needed to allow Windows 8 to install a non-digitally signed device driver.

Firmware Updates: A Windows program for communicating with the MitiGator+ via USB is available on our web site.

Instructions for using this software are in the MitiGator+ User Manual.


Information and Downloads for TSA-SMA.

TSA-SMA:  Linux Firmware/Support Software

Rock Software Support CD. This software includes PuTTY and PuTTYtel utilities. Windows 7, 32- & 64-bit, compatible. 
To install the USB device driver under Windows 7:
Unplug the USB cable from the PC
Copy linux-cdc-acm.inf to the desktop
Plug the USB cable into the PC
Windows will attempt to install Gadget Serial driver v2.4 -- this driver will be replaced
Find the Gadget Serial under Ports in the Device Manager and right click to Update Driver
If needed, search for the device Gadget Serial in the list
Click Browse My Computer for Driver Software
Click Let Me Pick From a List of Drivers
Click Have Disk (Don't pick what's shown)
Browse to Where the INF file is located
Select the driver, click Open
Click OK
Click Next
Ignore warnings, use anyway
When done installing, unplug the USB cable, wait 5 seconds, and plug back in
Get COM port number from the Device Manager


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