Firmware & Software Updates

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Firmware & Software Updates

Overview

Checking Installed Versions

Software Versions
To determine the version number of the software installed on your computer, launch the software, then select Help > About from the main software window.

Firmware Versions
To determine the firmware version installed on your instrument, turn on the power, wait for boot sequence to finish, then navigate through the following options from the front panel:

Instrument Version Location
C1000 Touch thermal cycler Tools > About
C1000 thermal cycler Utilities > About
S1000 thermal cycler Tools > Version
T100 thermal cycler Tools > About
CFX Connect real-time PCR detection system CFX Manager Software > Detected Instrument(s) Pane > CFX Connect instrument icon > Properties
MyCycler thermal cycler Utilities > Instrument Information
MJ Mini thermal cycler Tools > Version
iCycler thermal cycler Utilities > Display Firmware Version
DNA Engine Tetrad 2, Dyad, and Dyad Disciple thermal cyclers Utilities > About
DNA Engine and Tetrad thermal cyclers Setup > Version
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Bio-Rad Laboratories periodically offers updates for the software and firmware available for amplification instruments. Installing updates ensures optimal performance from your instrument and provides additional features as they become available. We strongly recommend that you regularly check your system and install any available updates.

  • Amplification instruments: Compare the firmware version installed on the instrument to the most current version listed under Download
  • Amplification software: Check the software version installed on your computer against the most current software version listed under Download

To update your firmware or software, download the zipped file which contains update files and instructions.

Bio-Rad also offers software utilities for some instruments which provide additional features, see Download.

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T100™ Firmware Upgrade

SOFT-T100-FW
Firmware files and instructions for the T100 thermal cycler. Version 1.201

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C1000 Touch™ Firmware Update

SOFT-C1000-TOUCH-FW
Firmware files and instructions. Version PXA270 1.102.548.801, HC12 1.0.176.0 or 2.0.231.0

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C1000™ Firmware Update

SOFT-C1000-FW
Firmware files and instructions. Version HC12 1.0.176.0, PXA270 3.3.155.524

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S1000™ Firmware Update for Serial Numbers SC010000 or Higher

S1000-ABOVE-FW
Firmware files and instructions. Version HC12 2.0.231.0

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S1000™ Firmware Update for Serial Numbers Below SC010000

S1000-BELOW-FW
Firmware files and instructions. Version HC12 1.0.176.0

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CFX96 Touch™, CFX384 Touch™, and CFX96 Touch Deep Well™ Real-Time PCR Detection Systems Firmware Update

SOFT-CFX-TOUCH-FW
Ensures optimal performance from your instrument. Version HC12 1.0.176 or 2.0.231.0, PXA 270 1.102.548.801, DSP 1.124, and 8051 Smartlid 0.54

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CFX96™ and CFX384™ Real-Time PCR Detection Systems Firmware Update

SOFT-CFX-FW
Ensures optimal performance from your instrument. Version HC12 1.0.176, PXA270 3.3.155.524, DSP 1.124, and 8051 Smartlid 0.54

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CFX Connect™ Real-Time PCR Detection System Firmware Update

CFX-CONNECT-FW
Ensures optimal performance from your instrument. Version HC12 1.0.176.0, PXA270 1.201.154.511, DSP 1.1.24, and 8051 Smartlid 0.54

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CFX Manager™ Software v3.1 Upgrade

SOFT-CFX-31-PATCH
Upgrade CFX Manager Software from version 2.1–3.0 to version 3.1 for all CFX and MiniOpticon™ Real-Time PCR Detection Systems. If using CFX Manager Software version 3.0 or lower, a firmware update is required for all CFX Systems

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DNA Engine Tetrad® 1 Thermal Cycler Firmware Update

SOFT-T1-FW
Supports Moto Alpha™ units. For use with PTC-0225. Version 3.1A

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DNA Engine®, Dyad®, and Tetrad® Firmware Update Utility

SOFT-MULTI-UU
Desktop application required to update DNA Engine line firmware. Version 1.3

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Precision Melt Analysis™ v1.2 Software Upgrade

SOFT-PM-12-PATCH
Upgrade Precision Melt Analysis Software from version 1.0 or 1.1 to version 1.2 for use with CFX Manager™ Software version 2.0 and higher

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iQ™5 Optical System Software

SOFT-IQ5-SW
For data collection and analysis. For use with iQ5, redesigned MyiQ™, and MyiQ™2 real-time PCR detection systems. Version 2.1

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MyiQ™ Optical Software

SOFT-MYIQ-SW
For data collection and analysis. For use with the original MyiQ real-time PCR detection system. Version 1.0

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Disciple Desktop Software

SOFT-D-Desk
Allows user to run up to 2 Dyad Disciple™ thermal cyclers from a single PC. Version 2.00

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iCycler iQ® Software

SOFT-IQ-SW
For data collection and analysis. For use with iCycler iQ real-time PCR detection system. Version 3.1.

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Opticon Monitor™ Software

SOFT-OM-SW
Full version 3.1 software for use with Chromo4™ and DNA Engine Opticon® 2 systems and the MiniOpticon™ system prior to the release of CFX Manager™ software

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Number Description Options
10021337 Instruction Manual, CFX96 Touch™, CFX96 Touch Deep Well, CFX Connect™, and CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection Systems, Instruction Manual, Rev E Click to download
10954 Instruction Manual, MiniOpticon System, Rev J Click to download

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