CarChip Updater, Fleet with Alarm

This firmware is for the USB CarChip Fleet with Alarm (#8245) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 2.21

  1. Fixes a bug that would cause the last trip record to be too long in both distance and duration. This would only happen when the CarChip was immediately unplugged from the vehicle following the last trip

What’s new in version 2.20

  1. Implemented support for One Second Speed Logging
  2. Implemented support for Readiness Monitor Code reporting
  3. Addressed problem of maximum speed spikes
  4. Re-arranged order of some records to help address ambiguity in trip starts and ends
  5. In the ISO/KWP protocols, added auto baud detection
  6. Improved ability to record and log information that helps identify vehicle communication problems

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the USB interface provided with CarChip and run this program. It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before running the CarChip firmware upgrade program you must place it in the install directory of your current CarChip software.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChip Fleet with Alarm (#8245 only), a PC running Windows 98SE/NT/2000/ME/XP and a USB port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, Fleet with Alarm

This firmware is for the CarChip Fleet with Alarm (#8244) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 1.51

  1. VPW protocol improved to address Flashing dash lights/Gauge Quitting problem in Pontiac Grand Prix and other GM/Chevy SUVs.
  2. ISO/KWP protocol implementation is improved for bus contention.
  3. CarChip now waits 4 seconds upon engine start before sending the first request.
  4. Previous known protocol is attempted 3 times upon Engine start, if unsuccessful tries all the protocols.

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the serial interface provided with CarChip and run this program (CarChip_Updater_Fleet_with_Alarm_v151.exe). It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChip Fleet with Alarm (#8244 only), a PC running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP and a serial port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, Fleet

This firmware is for the CarChip Fleet (#8240) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 1.51

  1. VPW protocol improved to address Flashing dash lights/Gauge Quitting problem in Pontiac Grand Prix and other GM/Chevy SUVs.
  2. ISO/KWP protocol implementation is improved for bus contention.
  3. CarChip now waits 4 seconds upon engine start before sending the first request.
  4. Previous known protocol is attempted 3 times upon Engine start, if unsuccessful tries all the protocols.

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the serial interface provided with CarChip and run this program (CarChip_Updater_Fleet_v151.exe). It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChip Fleet (#8240 only), a PC running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP and a serial port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, E/X

This firmware is for the CarChipE/X (#8220) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 1.51

  1. VPW protocol improved to address Flashing dash lights/Gauge Quitting problem in Pontiac Grand Prix and other GM/Chevy SUVs.
  2. ISO/KWP protocol implementation is improved for bus contention.
  3. CarChip now waits 4 seconds upon engine start before sending the first request.
  4. Previous known protocol is attempted 3 times upon Engine start, if unsuccessful tries all the protocols.

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the serial interface provided with CarChip and run this program (CarChip_Updater_EX_v151.exe). It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChipE/X (#8220 only), a PC running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP and a serial port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, Basic

This firmware is for the CarChip Basic (#8210) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 1.51

  1. VPW protocol improved to address Flashing dash lights/Gauge Quitting problem in Pontiac Grand Prix and other GM/Chevy SUVs.
  2. ISO/KWP protocol implementation is improved for bus contention.
  3. CarChip now waits 4 seconds upon engine start before sending the first request.
  4. Previous known protocol is attempted 3 times upon Engine start, if unsuccessful tries all the protocols.

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the serial interface provided with CarChip and run this program (CarChip_Updater_Basic_v151.exe). It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChip Basic (#8210 only), a PC running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP and a serial port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, Fleet

This firmware is for the USB CarChip Fleet (#8241) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 2.21

  1. Fixes a bug that would cause the last trip record to be too long in both distance and duration. This would only happen when the CarChip was immediately unplugged from the vehicle following the last trip

What’s new in version 2.20

  1. Implemented support for One Second Speed Logging
  2. Implemented support for Readiness Monitor Code reporting
  3. Addressed problem of maximum speed spikes
  4. Re-arranged order of some records to help address ambiguity in trip starts and ends
  5. In the ISO/KWP protocols, added auto baud detection
  6. Improved ability to record and log information that helps identify vehicle communication problems

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the USB interface provided with CarChip and run this program. It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Important Note: Before running the CarChip firmware upgrade program you must place it in the install directory of your current CarChip software.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChip Fleet (#8241 only), a PC running Windows 98SE/NT/2000/ME/XP and a USB port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, E/X with Alarm

This firmware is for the USB CarChipE/X with Alarm (#8225) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 2.21

  1. Fixes a bug that would cause the last trip record to be too long in both distance and duration. This would only happen when the CarChip was immediately unplugged from the vehicle following the last trip

What’s new in version 2.20

  1. Implemented support for One Second Speed Logging
  2. Implemented support for Readiness Monitor Code reporting
  3. Addressed problem of maximum speed spikes
  4. Re-arranged order of some records to help address ambiguity in trip starts and ends
  5. In the ISO/KWP protocols, added auto baud detection
  6. Improved ability to record and log information that helps identify vehicle communication problems

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the USB interface provided with CarChip and run this program. It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Important Note: Before running the CarChip firmware upgrade program you must place it in the install directory of your current CarChip software.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChipE/X with Alarm (#8225 only), a PC running Windows 98SE/NT/2000/ME/XP and a USB port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, E/X

This firmware is for the USB CarChipE/X (#8221) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 2.21

  1. Fixes a bug that would cause the last trip record to be too long in both distance and duration. This would only happen when the CarChip was immediately unplugged from the vehicle following the last trip

What’s new in version 2.20

  1. Implemented support for One Second Speed Logging
  2. Implemented support for Readiness Monitor Code reporting
  3. Addressed problem of maximum speed spikes
  4. Re-arranged order of some records to help address ambiguity in trip starts and ends
  5. In the ISO/KWP protocols, added auto baud detection
  6. Improved ability to record and log information that helps identify vehicle communication problems

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the USB interface provided with CarChip and run this program. It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Important Note: Before running the CarChip firmware upgrade program you must place it in the install directory of your current CarChip software.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChipE/X (#8221 only), a PC running Windows 98SE/NT/2000/ME/XP and a USB port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip Updater, Basic

This firmware is for the USB CarChip Basic (#8211) only.

Note: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory.

Version History

What’s new in version 2.21

  1. Fixes a bug that would cause the last trip record to be too long in both distance and duration. This would only happen when the CarChip was immediately unplugged from the vehicle following the last trip.

What’s new in version 2.20

  1. Implemented support for One Second Speed Logging
  2. Implemented support for Readiness Monitor Code reporting
  3. Addressed problem of maximum speed spikes
  4. Re-arranged order of some records to help address ambiguity in trip starts and ends
  5. In the ISO/KWP protocols, added auto baud detection
  6. Improved ability to record and log information that helps identify vehicle communication problems

To update your CarChip: Simply connect your CarChip to your PC with the USB interface provided with CarChip and run this program. It will automatically update the firmware in your CarChip.

Important Note: Before running the CarChip firmware upgrade program you must place it in the install directory of your current CarChip software.

Required: This firmware update requires purchase of a CarChip Basic (#8211 only), a PC running Windows 98SE/NT/2000/ME/XP and a USB port to connect to the CarChip.

CarChip SDK

The CarChip SDK is a development toolkit used by developers to interface with the CarChip device. All the SDK functions are encapsulated in the CarChipSDK.dll and can be accessed through the use of the header files “Structures.h” and “SDK.h” for C developers. The SDK kit acts as a high level tool and makes it much easier for developers to interface with a CarChip device.

Version History

What’s new in version 3.2.5

  1. Added GPS support
  2. Fixed maximum speed calculation when bridging trips
  3. Enhanced GUI example application
  4. Built with VisualStudio 2005, unmanaged
  5. Linked with new CC_DavisHid.lib version 1.0.1.4 that fixes an occasional memory leak

What’s new in version 1.0.6

  1. CarChip.DLL version 1.7
  2. DavisHid.DLL version 1.0.0.4 – USB Driver (Support for communicating with USB/CAN CarChips)
  3. Handles the ReadinessCode introduced with firmware version 2.20
  4. Added GetLastErrorCodeStringLength() function that helps to allocate the correct buffer size needed by the calling routine for further processing
  5. Added GetSDKVersionComment(…) to obtain detailed information about the current version

What’s new in version 1.0.4

  1. CarChip.DLL version 1.6.0.3
  2. DavisHid.DLL version 1.0.0.4 – USB Driver (Support for communicating with USB CarChip’s)
  3. Changed function names from “EnableAlarm” and “IsAlarmEnabled” to “EnableBeep” and “IsBeepEnabled”
  4. Fixed crash that can occur if a bad/or corrupt time is retrieved on the CarChip
  5. Enhanced Accident log sorting routine. Fixed duplicate accident record problem
  6. Fixed memory crash after download
  7. Enhanced the robustness of the SDK. Properly handles memory corruption problems that can happen in the CarChip
  8. Avoid possible data corruption during download transfers. The DLL will re-download a page in memory if it finds any corruptions within that page
  9. Fixed ClearAccidentLogs() bug