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NOTE: The firmware update programs must be saved in the CarChip directory. You must also update your CarChip Software to version 2.2.0 or your CarChip will not connect to your PC. This is a free update, available under the "Software/SDK."

Important Information: Firmware version 2.22 was removed for quality control. We are dedicated to bringing you the latest and highest quality firmware possible. We will reinstate version 2.22 when it is available.

Software vs. Firmware

A software or firmware update makes a permanent change—usually an improvement in features, in performance, or to correct errors. Software is a broad term for the programs running on any physical electronic device. Firmware is permanently placed in a device for the critical instructions it needs to run (like telling the device what to do when a "power" button is pushed). Firmware is generally not accessible by the end user to be removed or adjusted like software is.

Firmware (USB)

10/23/2009: CarChip Updater, Fleet Pro, 3.21

CarChip Updater, Fleet Pro

Download (296 KB)

This firmware is for the CarChip Fleet Pro (#8246) only.

What's new in version 3.21

  1. Now supports vehicles with multiple ECUs on the CAN bus.
  2. Fixed erroneous speed issue in Ford F-250 and higher trucks.
  3. Fixed page corruption problem during download.
  4. Improved end of trip detection in hybrid vehicles.
  5. Fixed trip duration problem in ISO/KWP and VPW/PWM vehicles.

What's new in version 3.14

  1. Added support for new anomalous vehicle choices: Renault EOBD, Intermotive Compatibility.
  2. Added support for new specific OBD II protocol selections.
  3. Fixed ISO buffer overflow bug.

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 Pro (#8246 only), a PC running Windows XP or Vista and a USB port to connect to the CarChip.

Platform: Windows XP, Vista
Version: 3.21
File Name: CarChip_Fleet_Pro_v321.exe
File Size: 296 KB
Released: 10/23/2009
10/23/2009: CarChip Updater, Pro, 3.21

CarChip Updater, Pro

Download (268 KB)

This firmware is for the CarChip Pro (#8226) only.

What's new in version 3.21

  1. Now supports vehicles with multiple ECUs on the CAN bus.
  2. Fixed erroneous speed issue in Ford F-250 and higher trucks.
  3. Fixed page corruption problem during download.
  4. Improved end of trip detection in hybrid vehicles.
  5. Fixed trip duration problem in ISO/KWP and VPW/PWM vehicles.

What's new in version 3.14

  1. Added support for new anomalous vehicle choices: Renault EOBD, Intermotive Compatibility.
  2. Added support for new specific OBD II protocol selections.
  3. Fixed ISO buffer overflow bug.

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 Pro (#8226 only), a PC running Windows XP or Vista and a USB port to connect to the CarChip.

Platform: Windows XP, Vista
Version: 3.21
File Name: CarChip_Pro_v321.exe
File Size: 268 KB
Released: 10/23/2009
11/21/2006: CarChip Updater, Basic, 2.21

CarChip Updater, Basic

Download (116 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 2.21
File Name: CarChipUpdater_Basic_v221.exe
File Size: 116 KB
Released: 11/21/2006
11/21/2006: CarChip Updater, E/X, 2.21

CarChip Updater, E/X

Download (116 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 2.21
File Name: CarChipUpdater_EX_v221.exe
File Size: 116 KB
Released: 11/21/2006
11/21/2006: CarChip Updater, E/X with Alarm, 2.21

CarChip Updater, E/X with Alarm

Download (116 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 2.21
File Name: CarChipUpdater_EX_with_Alarm_v221.exe
File Size: 116 KB
Released: 11/21/2006
11/21/2006: CarChip Updater, Fleet, 2.21

CarChip Updater, Fleet

Download (116 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 2.21
File Name: CarChipUpdater_Fleet_v221.exe
File Size: 116 KB
Released: 11/21/2006
11/21/2006: CarChip Updater, Fleet with Alarm, 2.21

CarChip Updater, Fleet with Alarm

Download (116 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 2.21
File Name: CarChipUpdater_Fleet_with_Alarm_v221.exe
File Size: 116 KB
Released: 11/21/2006

Firmware (Serial)

11/2/2005: CarChip Updater, Basic, 1.51

CarChip Updater, Basic

Download (92 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 1.51
File Name: CarChip_Updater_Basic_v151.exe
File Size: 92 KB
Released: 11/2/2005
11/2/2005: CarChip Updater, E/X, 1.51

CarChip Updater, E/X

Download (92 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 1.51
File Name: CarChip_Updater_EX_v151.exe
File Size: 92 KB
Released: 11/2/2005
11/2/2005: CarChip Updater, Fleet, 1.51

CarChip Updater, Fleet

Download (92 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 1.51
File Name: CarChip_Updater_Fleet_v151.exe
File Size: 92 KB
Released: 11/2/2005
11/2/2005: CarChip Updater, Fleet with Alarm, 1.51

CarChip Updater, Fleet with Alarm

Download (92 KB)

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

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

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.

Platform: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 1.51
File Name: CarChip_Updater_Fleet_with_Alarm_v151.exe
File Size: 92 KB
Released: 11/2/2005

Software/SDK

11/26/2013: CarChip Data Transfer Utility (DTU) for CarChip Fleet Pro, 1.0

CarChip Data Transfer Utility (DTU) for CarChip Fleet Pro

Download (13.2 MB)

The Data Tranfer Utility (DTU) for CarChip Fleet Pro provides a way to upload data from CarChip Fleet Pro to your account on http://online.carchipconnect.com. This software must be used with a USB to mini USB cable (sold separately).

Platform: Windows Vista, 7, 8
Version: 1.0
File Name: CarChip_DTU.exe
File Size: 13.2 MB
Released: 11/26/2013
5/29/2009: CarChip Software, 2.3.3

CarChip Software

Download (8.31 MB)

What's new in version 2.3.3

  1. Ford F-Series Diesel trucks are now supported in CarChip firmware version 3.18 and have been added to the anomalous vehicle list.
  2. Software can now handle 1000+ trips without the need for partial saves during data download or data imports
  3. Adjusted fonts to avoid clipped-off text in CarChip main screen.
  4. The CarChip DLL has been updated to be more tolerant of corrupt pages in the CarChip memory.
  5. Fixed a bug that caused the cursor to jump to the beginning of a data list when scrolling through lists greater than 1500 rows.

What's new in version 2.3.2

  1. Date and Time formats for different unit system are supported in this release and can be accessed form Setup-->Units
  2. Specific protocol exception list is added to Anomalous Vehicles dialog to let user configure the CarChip data logger to meet any unique protocol specifications present on the OBDII port of the vehicle. The Renault EOBD and Intermotive Compatibility are added to existing specific vehicle exception list. New anomalous vehicle types are only available for firmware version 3.12 and up
  3. Fixed the speed band "From" value calculation error when the unit system is set to Metric or SI

What's new in version 2.3.1

  1. Firmware and Bootware version numbers are reformatted to improve clarity

Required: This software update requires the purchase of any CarChip device and it's associated software, a PC running Windows 2000/XP/Vista and a serial or USB port to connect to the CarChip.

Platform: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Version: 2.3.3
File Name: CarChip_233_Setup.exe
File Size: 8.31 MB
Released: 5/29/2009
2/19/2008: CarChip SDK, 3.2.5

CarChip SDK

Download (1.0 MB)

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.

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

Platform: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Version: 3.2.5
File Name: CarChip_SDK_v325.zip
File Size: 1.0 MB
Released: 2/19/2008