Sensor Firmware Releases: Summary of Features

This article summarizes the firmware release features for each firmware version. For detailed release notes, click on the corresponding Firmware Release Notes link of each release.

Gen 5 Sensors

The table below summarizes the new features and defect fixes for the latest Gen 5 sensor firmware releases. Consult the release notes links (release notes access available only for partners and customers) in the table for additional information. 

Firmware Version

New Features

Bug Fixes

Upgrade Path

5.13.4 Release Notes

  • None
NA Direct upgrade from any 5.x version

5.12.11 Release Notes

  • EnOcean Switch
NA Direct upgrade from any 5.x version

5.11.8 Release Notes 

NA Direct upgrade from any 5.x version

 5.9.4 Release Notes

  • All 2-wire drivers must support log dimming per the DALI standard.
  • Smart Ramp Feature to target ambient light level over 3 seconds
  • BLE Tag Events to report BLE tag button press events and BLE tag battery status events.
  • 4.2 ALPUS ERC
 NA Direct upgrade from any 5.x version

 5.5.14 Release Notes

  • DALI 2 support for Tunable White DALI Type 8 commands
  • Motion algorithm updated
  • DALI device type 51 (energy reporting) support
  • Support for 2-wire drivers that do not support energy reporting
  • Support for additional 2-wire sensors
  • Supports the Micro Sensor (SU- 5E) rev 2 board
  • Default ENL One task tune level
  • Default profile when not commissioned
  • Resolved Interface detection discovery
  • Fixed a wiring test problem
  • Default active motion changed to 15 minutes
  • Improved wiring test
  • Support for 2-wire drivers that do not support energy reporting
  • The sensor does not return the correct value for the last motion
Direct upgrade from any 5.x version

5.4.59 Release Notes

  • Enlighted One or connected sensors support.
  • Tunable White fixtures
  • Color scene settings for Tunable White
  • Improved Laser Discover Strobing
  • Added default profile when sensors are not commissioned
  • Modified PIR detection algorithm
  • Daylight harvesting undesirable light levels
  • Improved robustness of the sensor
  • The sensor does not force occupancy sensitivity to 1 in a dark room
  • The sensor reports the correct time since the last motion detection
  • Sensor ignores duplicate discovery requests
  • Fixed LED state when the hopper sensor is moved to the default channel during discovery.
Direct upgrade from any 5.x version

5.3.21 Release Notes

  • Discovery response sent when strobed by green laser
  • Improved sensitivity to green laser strobe
  • Default profile for all uncommissioned sensors (see release notes for details)
  • The sensor will exit the post wiring test 2 minute hold if it receives a message from the EM or ERC
  • Protection against inadvertent EM commands that enable or disable the hopper setting when there is an active discovery process
  • PIR motion detection algorithm modification to reduce the number of false motion events
  • Correctly reports the time since sensor detected local motion
  • Motion sensitivity filter fixed to handle the situation when tick timer is rolling over
  • Corrected Manual On switch group behavior when using the ERC Auto button.
  • Modified switch group behavior to behave independently of motion group behavior. 
Direct upgrade from any 5.x version

 5.1.64 Release Notes

  •  None
  • Incorrect message format was putting Plug Load Controller (PLC) in Safety Mode
  • New period events no longer cause lights to come on ("sticky off" state)
 

 5.1.62 Release Notes

  •  None
  • Fixed issue with Virtual Switch Scene Requests on the sensor 
  • Hopping of Group Messages in switch and motions groups fixed
  • Dim and Linger timing corrected - lights dim to off as required
Direct upgrade to 5.1.64

5.1.59 Release Notes

  • Profile start and end times may be synchronized with local sunrise and sunset (Astronomical Clock)
  • Daylight Harvesting Groups respond to daylight uniformly
  • Blinking blue LED wiring test result for non-metered configurations
  • Strobe detection level calibrated to support 1mW GREEN laser pointer (EU compliance)
  • Support for the Initiate Driver Discovery Request command from the EM
  • Fixed non-linear dimming behavior (from 5.0.20 FW)
  • Manual AUTO and SCENE button behavior in ERC corrected 
  • Dim and Linger Behavior corrected when using ERC
  • Removed premature dimming truncation from dimming ramp up and downtimes
  • Daylight Harvesting slew rate supports a wider range of values
  • ERC AUTO button now correctly turns lights on to profile maximum when lights are off
  • Lighting control correctly operates when both Min and Max light levels are zero 
  • Daylight harvesting now works when the sensor detects no occupancy
  • Ambient light calibration fixed to correctly operate when lights are manually set to full-on (100%)
Direct upgrade to 5.1.64

5.0.20 Release Notes

 

  • Compatible with Where 2.x (no longer compatible with Where 1.x)
  • The sensor will not transmit BLE tag data reports until a time synch message has been received from the Energy Manager (EM).  
  • The sensor supports the initiate driver discovery request command from Energy Manager.
  • Driver discovery performs auto-detection of Control Units and drivers that support ESI v4.8.
  • When BLE Beaconing is enabled by a command from the EM, the sensor will beacon at a 500msec interval and at 0dBm TX output power level.
  • Blue LED shut off when the light level is anything other than 100%
  • Sensor motion data is sent synchronized with the local clock
  • The sensor returns to factory defaults on de-commissioning
  • Startup sequence stays at 100% light level for two minutes at the end of the wiring test before going to the 65% default level
  • Modified wiring test so lighting control works even when no drivers are found during discovery or test fails
  • A workaround has been added to ensure that Ruggedized sensors get the correct Time-To-Live (TTL) max. setting of 15
Direct upgrade to 5.1.64

Gen 4 Sensors

The table below summarizes the new features and defect fixes for the latest Gen 4 sensor firmware releases.  Consult the release notes links in the table for additional information.

Firmware Version

New Features Bug Fixes Upgrade Path

5.6.2

(5.6.2 Release Notes)

  • Fixed the driver count that was occasionally incorrect after power loss.
  • Fixed the temperature readings that were occasionally incorrect after reaching high-temperature levels.
  • The ERC Auto button action is made consistent across all sensor states.  

Direct upgrade from 3.6.6 version

5.5.0

(5.5.0 Release Notes)

  • SU-5E sensors will have a 65% default output but will dim to 20% if motion is not seen for 19 minutes. SU-5S sensors have 100% default output and will dim to 20% if motion is not seen for 19 minutes.
  • Un-commissioned sensors will transmit a discovery response when strobed by a green laser.
  •  improves sensitivity to the green laser strobe. 
  • PIR motion detection algorithm modified
  • Fixed issues causing sensors in daylight harvesting groups to cycle slowly at undesirable light levels
  • Sensor no longer forces occupancy sensitivity to 1 when in a dark room 
  • Sensor ignores duplicate discovery requests
  • The sensor reports the time since the sensor detected motion to the Energy Manager.
  • Fixed issue that was causing the LED state to be temporarily incorrect when commissioned sensor which is in hopper mode is temporarily moved to the default channel during discovery or commissioning.
  • Protection added against inadvertent commands from the EM that enable or disable the hopper setting of a commissioned sensor
  • Improved robustness of the sensor during special states of operation.

Direct upgrade from 3.6.6 version

5.1.34

(5.1.34 Release Notes)

  • Profile start and end times may be synchronized with local sunrise and sunset (Astronomical Clock)
  • Daylight Harvesting Groups respond to daylight uniformly
  • Blinking blue LED wiring test result for non-metered configurations
  • Strobe detection level calibrated to support 1mW GREEN laser pointer (EU compliance)
  • Support for the Initiate Driver Discovery Request command from the EM
  • Compatible with Where 2.x (no longer compatible with Where 1.x)
  • The sensor will not transmit BLE tag data reports until a time synch message has been received from the Energy Manager (EM).  
  • The sensor supports the initiate driver discovery request command from Energy Manager.
  • Wiring test support for non-metered configurations
  • Sensor reset to the factory default configuration when decommissioned
  • Post wiring test behavior has been modified to hold the dimming output at full bright (100%) for 2 minutes before going to the default setting (65%)
  • Blue LED turned on by manually setting the light level to 100% and turned off by setting a light level other than 100%.
  • The LED blinking patterns (blue, red, green LEDs) are consistent with the SU-5 sensor family.
  • Daylight Harvesting light level reduction ramp is now 1% per 10 seconds
  • Daylight harvesting dimming Back-off timer prevents oscillation of light levels
  • Defaults light behavior on wiring test failure
  • Fixed issue with Virtual Switch Scene Requests on the sensor 
  • Hopping of Group Messages in switch and motions groups fixed
  • Dim and Linger timing corrected - lights dim to off as required
  • Manual AUTO and SCENE button behavior in ERC corrected 
  • Dim and Linger Behavior corrected when using ERC
  • Removed premature dimming truncation from dimming ramp up and downtimes
  • Daylight Harvesting slew rate supports a wider range of values
  • ERC AUTO button now correctly turns lights on to profile maximum when lights are off
  • Lighting control correctly operates when both Min and Max light levels are zero 
  • Daylight harvesting now works when the sensor detects no occupancy
  • Ambient light calibration fixed to correctly operate when lights are manually set to full-on (100%)
  • Modified wiring test so lighting control works even when no drivers are found during discovery or test fails
  • A workaround has been added to ensure that Ruggedized sensors get the correct Time-To-Live (TTL) max. setting of 15.

Gen 4 Sensors (6-wire):
SU-4E-01
SU-4S-H/SU-4S-L
SU-4S-HRW/HRB
SU-4S-LRW/LRB

Upgrade any FW 3.x.x --> 3.6.6 --> 5.1.34

Upgrade path for 2-wire  CS-D2/FS-D22:

Upgrade any 3.x --> 5.1.34

3.8

(3.8 Release Notes)

  • None
  • Fixes problem that caused continuous sensor resets when operating with multiple Philips XSR drivers 

Release for 2-wire CS-D2/FS-D22 sensors ONLY

Upgrade any 3.x.x --> 3.8

3.6.6

(3.6.6 Release Notes)

  • Sets of up to 20 CS-D2-FL sensors can be connected to a single power supply (PWR-NF) in series.
  • Network Performance Testing feature compatible with Energy Manager versions 3.8 and higher
  • Resolved EEPROM Corruption issue that was causing some sensors to behave incorrectly
 

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