If you are already using the 5009 or 5009a you will want to check here for updates and download the latest version of the .bin file. We also list any bugs we know about and invite your feedback. Note, unless otherwise specified, any reference to the 5009a also applies to the 5009.
5009a Quickstart.pdf is always a good place to start.
Valon 5009a Operations Manual 5009 Dual synthesizer complete operations manual including specification, commands, and additional mechanical and electrical information.
Terminal Program 5000term.exe (unzip) is our terminal program for sending commands to the synthesizer if you don't have or want to use our GUI. Other terminal programs such as Tera Term and PuTTy will also work well. To launch 5000term.exe just open a DOS command window and type: "5000term". You should see a connection message "Using 9600 baud". Type: "help" to get the list of available commands.
Use 5000term.exe to also update your synthesizer with new firmware version *.bin files as they become available. To update your synthesizer, follow these simple instructions:
1. If you haven't already done so, download and unzip the 5000term.zip file to create the 5000term.exe. You may have to turn off your computer security momentarily as most anti-virus protection programs will delete .exe files.
2. Request the .bin file (from the link below) and place it in the same subdirectory that you have the 5009term.exe program.
3. Open a DOS window to run
5009term followed by a single space and then the name of the bin file exactly
as shown in this example. Example: c:\files\Valon\5000term 5009_20160520.bin
4. Now type: "CNTL-L" to load the new firmware. You will immediately see the loading progress in the DOS window.
Using 9600 BAUD
===== Using device: "Valon USB UART" SN:A5YRFIJX
===== Resetting processor...
===== Bootloader version 34 =====
===== Device ID = 0x04 0x10 =====
===== Programming file 5009_20150603.bin, len=21720 bytes
===== Erasing sector 21...
===== Programming location 0x8005400...
===== Resetting processor...
5. You will then be able to type "status" to see the new firmware version and type "help" to see the list of available commands.
Valon Technology, 5009, A5YRFIJX, version 0.5 Build: Jun 3 2015 10:43:26
Saved value doesn't match current revision (65535, 4)
Source : <1|2> Set synth number for subsequent commands
TRGR : Start a sweep in manual trigger mode
DALL : Dump all synth parameters for both synths
LOCK : [1|2]? Display lock
LK : ...
ID : Device ID info
Help : Help
RCL : Recall state from flash
RST : Reset to default factory settings
That's all there is to it.
From time to time new firmware files will be available that will incorporate new firmware features and bug fixes. Use the 5000term.exe update your synthesizer with these new .bin files.
Configuration Manager GUI files Located here:
Download the latest configuration manager GUI to stay current with new synthesizers with updated firmware.
V5009CM_2.7.0 5009 Configuration Manager GUI released 2020 07 13.