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ARK 6.6.1

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A ARKonline SA3291 CROS/Bi-CROS parameter map support added.
B ARKonline R3910 The Low Frequency Eq parameter now contains 4000 Hz and 6000 Hz list values when creating a new map.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 ARKonline R3920 Resolved issue where the Channel 16 Expansion (Squelch) Threshold parameter of any R3920 map created would contain no list values.
2 ARKonline R3920 Resolved issue where the INR WBGain Level was missing list value -33 in ARKonline.
3 ARKonline R3920/R3710 Resolved issue where the suggested default values for the Feedback Canceller Acoustic Delay would be incorrect.

ARK 6.6.0

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All R3920 Added support to all ARK tools for the Rhythm (R3920) product.

ARK 6.4.2

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A ARKbase N/A Windows 8 support for all ARKbase applications

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 iLog All Resolved an issue which would sometimes result in short term log hours for individual memories being calculated incorrectly.

ARK 6.4.1

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A ARKbase N/A Added support for the HI-PRO 2 programmer. This support includes higher speed communication when using the I2C protocol.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 ARKonline Rhythm™ R3910 The iSceneDetect Static Directoinal front end mode is now visible in IDS or fitting software, a library rebuild is required.
2 ARKonline Rhythm SB3229 Resolved an issue which prevented the editing of Rhythm SB3229 maps created prior to ARKonline 6.4.0
2 ARKonline/ARKbase All Rhythm Products Rhythm product libraries created on ARKonline prior to version 6.4.0 are now fully compatible with all ARKbase tools. Libraries built using ARKonline 6.4.0 should be rebuilt with 6.4.1 to ensure compatibility. The ReadDVCLevel and WriteDVCLevel methods have been moved from IRhythmInterface to IRhythmInterface3 to address this issue.
2 ARKonline Venture™ GA3219 Resolved an issue on the Advanced Features page which prevented editing of FBC Acoustic Delay parameters.
3 IDS N/A Increased the width of the About box so that the product library version and date information does not get cut off.
ARK 6.4.0

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All R3710 Added support for new R3710 product
A Modeler, Cal/Config N/A Added support for the Fonix 8000
A Product Libraries, IDS SA3291 Added support to Read and Write current Digital VC values
A Product Libraries, IDS SA3291 Added MMI Lock support
A ARKonline wizard SB3229 Added Generic Noise Biquad support

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 Feedback Path Tool All Updates to address an issue where random incorrect zero coefficients are sometimes read back from devices prior to R3710
2 ARKonline wizard SB3231 Selecting the Mic+DAI mode in the SB3231 wizard would not stick after saving a map
2 CalConfig All Directional Products The mic spacing can be burned without having to perform a full Frontwave Calibration for Voyageur based products. This option is available in IDS under CalConfig->Setup on the Frontwave tab. When upgrading to this version of ARKbase, users must open their old .ids files in IDS and re-save them in order to run them in the new version of CalConfig.
ARK 6.2.3

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
B ARKonline N/A Updated ARKonline Downloads and Documents pages.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 ARKonline R3910 Resolved a regression introduced in the ARK 6.2.2 which made the Noise LC and HC parameters non-adjustable.
ARK 6.2.2

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A Controller Toolbox All The Controller Toolbox is no longer included in the ARKbase package.
B IDS Paragon Removed support for the 'Ensure burns are backwards compatible with older libraries.' option. This is no longer required.
B IDS All Support for importing old scratch editor text files has been removed from the Scratch Editor in IDS.
A All All ARKbase applications are now installed to Program Files\ON Semiconductor\ARK by default. If you have a version of ARKbase older than 6.2.2 installed, you will be forced to uninstall this version before installing a newer version. Any configuration files you have created in the Program Files\Sound Design Technologies directory will not be deleted.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 IDS All Removed the memory select options from the CalConfig Setup form in IDS. Memory select settings are configured on the Settings tab in IDS.
2 All SB3229 Added support to the SA3229 wizard to allow configuring the Noise LC and HC parameters as trimmer adjustable in the SB3229 device. (This feature requires SB3229 firmware 1.2.19. Contact has.software@onsemi.com for further details.)
ARK 6.2.1

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 All Rhythm, AYRE When communicating using the HiPro in I2C mode, the HiPro would lockup if the programming cable was disconnected from the hearing aid before returning an error message. The response time to return the error message has now been reduced.
2 IDS Rhythm, AYRE IDS will now display the correct error message when users attempt to burn a Rhythm library into an AYRE device.
ARK 6.2.0

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All R3910 Added support to all ARK tools for the R3910 product.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 ARKonline SA3291 It was not possible to set the calculated parameter to anything other than Compression Ratio for the SA3291 maps. This is resolved.
ARK 6.0.2

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 CalConfig Inspiria and Venture FRONTWAVE calibration was failing due to the BurnMicSpacing element not being found in the MARKVenture.dll. This is resolved. When upgrading to this version of ARKbase, users must re-save their old .ids files in IDS before running CalConfig.
1 Product Libraries Inspiria,Venture,AYRE and Rhythm One channel devices were causing floating point errors when reading the settings from the device. This was not happening with ARKbase applications but could be seen when using the Params Delphi sample included with ARKsdk.
ARK 6.0.1

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All SA/B3291 Added support for the increased digital VC polling frequency.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Product Libraries All Selecting to calibrate the device at a frequency other than 1 kHz was not behaving as expected. The calibration was always referring to the 1 kHz model; not the frequency the user had selected under CalConfig->setup in IDS. This is resolved for all products.
3 IDS SA3286, AYRE, SB3291, Rhythm The state of the Mute checkbox in IDS was not accurate after playing an indicator through Evoke or playing a tone using the Tone Generator form. This is resolved. The Mute checkbox will be unchecked after playing an indicator or playing a tone.
1 Product Libraries Rhythm Sufficient validation on the Input/Output settings was not in place for Rhythm products. In cases where the the user should have been restricted from the selected setting, the device would have been burned incorrectly and therefore read back incorrectly in IDS. Further validation has been added to the I/O parameters to prevent this from occurring.
1 Product Libraries Rhythm, AYRE, SB3291 The Mic Attenuation was incorrectly impacting the lower threshold values of the device. When reading the device, the user would see that the lower threshold value would drop by the equivalent of the mic attenuation setting. This is resolved.
ARK 6.0.0

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All Rhythm (SB3230/31) Added support to ARK software for the SB3230 and SB3231 product.
A Modeler All Tbe Modeler now supports I2C communication.
B CalConfig Rhythm After CalConfig has completed, the Trimmer Selection drop down box will now remain at the currently selected configuration.
B CalConfig All Directional Products The mic spacing can be burned without having to perform a full Frontwave Calibration. This option is available in IDS under CalConfig->Setup on the Frontwave tab. When upgrading to this version of ARKbase, users must open their old .ids files in IDS and re-save them in order to run them in the new version of CalConfig.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 ARKonline Wizards SA3291, SA3229 The Graphic EQ gain values were not being updated correctly for this product. This is resolved.
3 ARKsdk All Tone Generator form required by the IDS project was missing from the installation package.
3 IDS Rhythm For Rhythm products, the Evoke Lite Editor is now setting the duration correctly. In the previous release, the duration for all settings was shifted by 1 causing the duration to be 50 msec longer than expected.
2 Demo Libraries Rhythm, AYRE Mic attenuation is now being applied correcty in Mic Plus Telecoil and Mic Plus DAI modes for Rhythm and AYRE products.
1 CalConfig SA3291, SB3291 CalConfig was only configuring Memory A for SA3291 and SB3291 products. This is resolved.
1 IDS Rhythm Trimmer configurations are now retained in IDS when opening and saving IDS files without having to open the Trimmer Assignments form.
1 CalConfig SA3291, SB3291 CalConfig is now burning all 10 indicators for the SA3291 and SB3291 products.
3 IDS GA3219 Recommended FBC delay settings for the GA3219 product have been corrected.
3 IDS Rhythm, AYRE, SB3291 On Init in IDS, with a device that had been muted, the Mute Checkbox was getting unchecked but the device was staying muted. The Mute Checkbox will now remain checked when re-initializing a device that is muted.
3 ARKonline Rhythm, AYRE FBC delay was not limited correctly in the SA3229 and SA3291 wizards. The allowable range is now 0 to 63.
3 CalConfig Rhythm Reset Factory defaults in CalConfig is now working for Rhythm products.
3 CalConfig Rhythm CalConfig was attempting to enable security features on OTP devices with IDS files that had PartLocked set to enabled. CalConfig will now throw a warning to the user and then disable security features for the configuration.
ARK 5.8.17

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A Demo Libraries Rhythm HRX can now be enabled in mic plus telecoil and telecoil mode.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Demo Libraries Rhythm The value selected for Mic Plus DAI attenuation was being applied to the configuration in the device in mic plus telecoil mode. This is resolved.
1 CalConfig Rhythm (SA3229 only) The Advanced POR mode defaults were not initialized correctly by the software which impacted the POR behaviour in the Advanced mode. This is resolved. The ARKbase package needs to be updated before running CalConfig on an OTP device to ensure the correct POR defaults are loaded into the device.
3 IDS Foundation, Consolidator The display in IDS is now formatted correctly for Foundation and Consolidator products. Previously, the trimmer selection boxes were not fully visible.
3 IDS Rhythm When playing a tone, the audio will now be faded out before the tone is played. When clicking Stop Tone, the audio will fade back in.

ARK 5.8.15

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A Feedback Path Measurement Tool SA3286, AYRE The FBPath Tool now supports performing an FFT on the impulse data and displaying the Frequency Response graph for the measured data.
A All All Added support for Windows 64 bit operating systems.
B Rhythm Wizard Rhythm In the ARKonline Rhythm (SA3229) wizard, the squelch threshold allowable range has been expanded to 70 dB.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 All Rhythm,AYRE Resolved a software issue for Rhythm and AYRE devices that was occurring when serial ID checking was enabled in the software. (This option is enabled/disabled in IDS under Tools->Options). When this feature was enabled calibration data in the device was being overwritten. This would impact the output of the device. To correct the problem, users need to upgrade to ARKbase 5.8.15 to install the latest programming box DLLs and hybrids should be re-burned (BurnAll) with libraries built using Buildtool 5.8.15.
1 All Rhythm,AYRE Resolved an issue with the Hybrid Authentication software security feature for SA3291 libraries. This fix requires that ARKonline libraries be rebuilt with version 5.8.15 or later of the buildtool.
2 IDS (Evoke) AYRE,SA3286 Resolved an issue with the Evoke Editor in IDS that was causing the frequency values to read back incorrectly for 16 kHz products.
3 IDS Foundation Resolved ‘Element Not Found’ errors that were occurring when configuring GA3216 devices using IDS.
3 IDS AYRE SwitchToMemory was not being called correctly if the user initialized the device when memory E or F was selected in IDS. This is resolved.
3 IDS Foundation Configure Button would disappear if user re-selected the Foundation product that was currently open. This issue is resolved.
2 All Rhythm For Rhythm products, there was a miscalculation of level detector values when wideband weighting was enabled that has been resolved.
ARK 5.8.7

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A CalConfig, Product Libraries Rhythm ARK software has been updated to support version 1.2.4 of the Rhythm firmware. When using SA33229 OTP devices with this version of the firmware, users must install ARKbase 5.8.7 and rebuild their ARKonline libraries first in order to be able to configure these devices in CalConfig.
B Product Libraries Rhythm, AYRE Added support for a new parameter on the Settings tab called MS2Lock. When set to locked, this disables the MS2 pad when the device is configured with DOnly enabled. Rhythm Firmware Release 1.2.4 contains this feature. AYRE firmware with support for this feature will be released end of February. A warning message will be displayed in IDS when attempting to set the MS2Lock to locked if the firmware on the device does not support this feature. In order to add this parameter to AYRE and Rhythm libraries, users need to rebuild their product libraries.
B Product Libraries Rhythm, AYRE Added a new Noise Insertion option called 'Pre VC with Noise'. This setting will enable the ability to control the Noise level using the External VC but the audio is not affected. (The External VC must be set to enabled on the Settings tab.) This feature requires updated firmware as well. A warning message will be displayed in IDS when attempting to configure this noise insertion setting if the firmware on the device does not support it. In order to add this noise insertion option, users must create new Rhythm and AYRE parameter maps and select this map for use in their product libraries.
B Product Libraries AYRE Added a new parameter on the Settings tab called 'RelativeMSMaxMem'. This parameter allows users to configure the maximum memory that the momentary switch on the hearing instrument and relative MS commands sent from a remote control device should toggle to. This feature requires firmware that will be released end of February. A warning message will be displayed in IDS when attempting to change the default setting of this parameter on a device with firmware that does not support it. In order to add this parameter to AYRE libraries, users need to rebuild their product libraries in ARKonline.
B ARKonline wizards Pre-configured Voyageur, AYRE and Rhythm Added the ability to enter compression ratio values into a textbox rather than having to select from a fixed list of values.
B ARKonline wizard SA3286 Added the ability choose between generic or parametric noise filters.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 CalConfig Rhythm CalConfig contains a critical fix for those using SA3229 OTP devices with a programmable mode product. This issue was not occurring for SA3229 Trimmer products.
2 All Rhythm and AYRE Serial ID can now be read out in software. The controller components also now have the ability to complete the serial ID checking to ensure the connected part has not changed. (This option is configurable in IDS.)
2 All Rhythm Resolved SDA and I2C communication issues with longer cable lengths. This fix requires the Rhythm 1.2.4 firmware release and updates to the programming box DLLs included in ARKbase 5.8.7.
2 IDS Programmable Analog - GA3203, GA3206 Resolved communication issues with programmable analog products resulting in 'Element not Found' and 'Memory out of Range Errors' in the IDS application.

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Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A CalConfig, Product Libraries Rhythm ARK software has been updated to support version 1.2.4 of the Rhythm firmware. When using SA33229 OTP devices with this version of the firmware, users must install ARKbase 5.8.7 and rebuild their ARKonline libraries first in order to be able to configure these devices in CalConfig.
B Product Libraries Rhythm, AYRE Added support for a new parameter on the Settings tab called MS2Lock. When set to locked, this disables the MS2 pad when the device is configured with DOnly enabled. Rhythm Firmware Release 1.2.4 contains this feature. AYRE firmware with support for this feature will be released end of February. A warning message will be displayed in IDS when attempting to set the MS2Lock to locked if the firmware on the device does not support this feature. In order to add this parameter to AYRE and Rhythm libraries, users need to rebuild their product libraries.
B Product Libraries Rhythm, AYRE Added a new Noise Insertion option called 'Pre VC with Noise'. This setting will enable the ability to control the Noise level using the External VC but the audio is not affected. (The External VC must be set to enabled on the Settings tab.) This feature requires updated firmware as well. A warning message will be displayed in IDS when attempting to configure this noise insertion setting if the firmware on the device does not support it. In order to add this noise insertion option, users must create new Rhythm and AYRE parameter maps and select this map for use in their product libraries.
B Product Libraries AYRE Added a new parameter on the Settings tab called 'RelativeMSMaxMem'. This parameter allows users to configure the maximum memory that the momentary switch on the hearing instrument and relative MS commands sent from a remote control device should toggle to. This feature requires firmware that will be released end of February. A warning message will be displayed in IDS when attempting to change the default setting of this parameter on a device with firmware that does not support it. In order to add this parameter to AYRE libraries, users need to rebuild their product libraries in ARKonline.
B ARKonline wizards Pre-configured Voyageur, AYRE and Rhythm Added the ability to enter compression ratio values into a textbox rather than having to select from a fixed list of values.
B ARKonline wizard SA3286 Added the ability choose between generic or parametric noise filters.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 CalConfig Rhythm CalConfig contains a critical fix for those using SA3229 OTP devices with a programmable mode product. This issue was not occurring for SA3229 Trimmer products.
2 All Rhythm and AYRE Serial ID can now be read out in software. The controller components also now have the ability to complete the serial ID checking to ensure the connected part has not changed. (This option is configurable in IDS.)
2 All Rhythm Resolved SDA and I2C communication issues with longer cable lengths. This fix requires the Rhythm 1.2.4 firmware release and updates to the programming box DLLs included in ARKbase 5.8.7.
2 IDS Programmable Analog - GA3203, GA3206 Resolved communication issues with programmable analog products resulting in 'Element not Found' and 'Memory out of Range Errors' in the IDS application.

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ARK 5.8.3

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 Product Libraries SA3229/SB3229 Resolved an issue that was causing POR values greater than 9 seconds to read back incorrectly. The values were programmed to the device correctly; the issue was only occurring when reading.
1 CalConfig All CalConfig application was attempting to burn Memory E and F for devices that only supported 4 memories. This issue is resolved.

ARK 5.8.1


Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
B Product Libraries SA3286 Added support for iSceneDetect Single Mic mode. This feature is available on version 1.9 or newer of the SA3286 firmware.
B Product Libraries SA3286 Added the ability to clear the datalog without performing a Soft Reset. This is available on version 1.9 or newer of the SA3286 firmware.
B Product Libraries SA3286 Added the ability to disable the MS2 pad through a new parameter 'MS2Lock' available on the Settings tab in IDS. This feature is available on version 1.9 or newer of the SA3286 firmware.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Product Libraries SA3286, SA3291 When the datalog was full, the last few entries (up to a maximum of 5) were incorrect. These values are no longer included in the .csv file.
2 Product Libraries SA3291, SA3229/SB3229 When the power on delay value was set to a value greater than 9 seconds, incorrect delay values were programmed to the device. This has been resolved.
2 iLog, IDS SA3291, SA3286, GA3285 Some Language Settings on the PC were causing iLog to save the datalog files incorrectly. This was an issue for countries that use the comma in place of a decimal point when displaying floating point numbers.

ARK 5.8.0


Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
B Product Libraries AYRE (SA3291) Added 2 new parameters -- HRX Off PreGain and HRX Off Post Attenuation. These parameters allow the user to adjust the gain distribution of the incoming wireless signal.
B Product Libraries AYRE (SA3291) Added support for iSceneDetect Static Directional front end mode.
B Product Libraries AYRE (SA3291) Wireless attenuation parameter ranges are now 0 to -24 dB.
B ARKonline Buildtool, ARKbase for Windows CE AYRE (SA3291) Added support for Windows CE.
B ARKonline wizard Rhythm (SB3229) SOUNDFIT It is now possible to create 2 channel Rhythm SOUNDFIT libraries.
B ARKbase DSP Programmer 2/3 installer does not prompt for Repair during installation.
B Product Libraries SA3229, SA3291 Power on Delay values now range from 0 to 11 seconds.
B Product Libraries SA3291 Digital VC Default and Range parameters now have a 1 dB step size.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Product Libraries, iLog SA3291 Datalogging (iLog) - Not Logging 6 Memories Properly
3 IDS, iLog SA3286, SA3291 iLog - Missing Some Information – percentages, hours were cut off for some modes.
3 iLog SA3291 Datalogging form was displaying the incorrect version when loading saved files.
3 IDS SA3291, SA3229/SB3229 An incorrect frequency was being displayed on the new Tone Generator form.
2 IDS SA3291 Resolved error message that was occurring when switching from left to right ear from the Settings tab:
1 IDS SA3291, SA3286 Evoke Editor now initializes amplitude and frequency values on the form to valid settings when a value of 0 is read from the hearing aid.
1 Product Libraries SA3291, SA3286 The log was not reading back correctly for a log sizes that were multiples of 6.

ARK 5.6.5


Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A ARKonline wizard SA3291 Added an AYRE (SA3291) wizard.
A ARKonline wizard SA3229/SB3229 Added the ability to set noise level and wideband gain as trimmer adjustable parameters.
A ARKonline wizard SB3229 Added the ability to create SOUNDFIT compatible Rhythm (SA3229) maps. Please contact software@sounddes.com for further details on our SOUNDFIT fitting tools.
B ARKonline wizard SA3229/SB3229 Added the ability to set compression ratio as the calculated parameter in programmable mode Rhythm maps.
A Product Libraries SA3229, SA3291 Power on Delay values are now relative. The actual power on delay value for Wolverine varies depending on the firmware load on the device.
A Product Libraries, CalConfig, IDS SA3229 OTP Multi-programming support is now available.
A Product Libraries, CalConfig SA3229 CalConfig can now be used in I2C mode for SA3229 devices.
B Product Libraries SA3286 Modified transition speeds in the SA3286 Demo Library to 5s, 10s,… 40s.
B IDS, Product Libraries SA3229/SB3229, SA3291 A Tone Generator has been added to the Interactive Data Sheet application. This is available under Tools->Tone Generator. The tone frequency and amplitude can be adjusted using the new software interface.
A IDS, Product Libraries SA3291 Added iLog 3.0. This includes support for logging stereo and phone streaming modes.
B Product Libraries SA3291, IDS Added Tx Level adjustment parameter to SA3291 libraries.
B Product Libraries SA3291 Added iSceneDetect Single Mic mode.
A Product Libraries SA3291, IDS LowPowerDelay parameter is now displayed in seconds. Options are 5s, 10s, 15s…65s. This change requires that users create their IDS files again.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 Product Libraries SA3229 Resolved an issue with assigning multiple EQ parameters from the same biquad to a single trimmer.
1 Product Libraries SA3286, SA3291 Resolved datalogging bug that was occurring when the reading the log after the log entry is full.
2 Product Libraries, FBPath Tool SA3286 Resolved Feedback Path Tool Scaling issues. This includes a fix to the FBPath Tool as well as to the product libraries.
1 Product Libraries, CalConfig SA3291 Resolved FrontWave calibration issues.
ARKonline Buildtool 5.4.0

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A ARKonline wizard SA3229 Added a Rhythm (SA3229/SB3229) wizard. Please contact software@sounddes.com to acquire the ARKbase package that supports Rhythm product libraries.

ARK 5.2.1 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
3 iLog GA3285/SA3286 The graphs in the iLog application only displayed a VC range up to 42 dB but the products supported a maximum VC range of 48dB. The graph range in the iLog application has been expanded to support the full allowable VC range of our products.
3 IDS SA3286 The Utilities tab in IDS should not display the Tone On/Off toggle button for SA3286 products. For SA3286 products, this functionality is provided in the Evoke Editor available in IDS.
3 All SA3286, GA3285, GA3284, GA3226, GA3219, GA3218, GA3217 The AGCO threshold value was not being calculated correctly when the user selected a value of 0dBSPL. This was causing the measured response to be different than the ARK model.
3 ARKonline Wizards SA3286/GA3285 The SOUNDFIT application requires that the tinnitus treatment parameters be enabled. The validation screen in the SA3286 and GA3285 wizards were not checking to make sure that the tinnitus treatment parameters were enabled when the user had chosen to create a SOUNDFIT compatible map.
2 ARKonline Wizards SA3286, GA3285, GA3284, GA3226, GA3219, GA3218, GA3217 After visiting the system features page the following parameters would get reset to their default settings: Crossover frequencies, Post 4 Filter Settings, FBC Acoustic Delay, Tinnitus Treatment settings and the Low Frequency values. This has been resolved; the parameters will only be reset to defaults if the sampling frequency has changed. If the sampling frequency is changed, it is recommended that users re-visit the configuration settings for these parameters and restore them to their previous values.
3 ARKonline SOUNDFIT Wizards SA3286, GA3285, GA3284, GA3226, GA3219, GA3218, GA3217 SOUNDFIT validation will now remain enabled when copying an existing SOUNDFIT compatible map.
2 ARKonline SA3286 The SA3286 Default Map contained an invalid default value for the EC_WB_Weight. This was causing an 'Invalid Property Value' error when clicking on the Front End tab in IDS. If you are experiencing this problem, please rebuild your SA3286 library in ARKonline.


Known Issues:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
3 IDS SA3286 The Evoke Editor will not burn/read back the correct frequencies for the Acoustic Indicators when switching from 32 kHz to 16 kHz products, and vice versa. In order to avoid this problem, users should be sure to select the appropriate Evoke Editor file before burning or reading to the device in IDS. If you have questions or concerns regarding this issue, please contact software@sounddes.com.
ARK 5.2.0 Release Notes

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All SA3286 The SA3286 product has been added to all of the standard SDT support tools.
B Product Libraries, IDS GA3226, GA3284, GA3285 Mute state is now maintained on these products during switch to memory.
B ALL GA3285, SA3286 When creating GA3285 and SA3286 (standard and SOUNDFIT compatible) maps in ARKonline, the new feature sets in these products will now be enabled by default.


ARK 5.0.4 Release Notes

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A Product Libraries GA3216, GA3227 Once configured, extended programmable mode products can now be changed to have a different number of memories enabled than that which was originally set in ARKonline.
B Product Libraries GA3285, GA3284, GA3226, GA3219, GA3218, GA3217 Internal VC value is now stored in the part, regardless of whether extVC is enabled or not.
B Controller Components GA3285, GA3284, GA3226 Mute state is now maintained during writes and burns.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 IDS GB3212 Duet's frequency shaping tab was not being displayed properly in the latest version of the IDS.
2 Product Libraries GA3219, GA3218, GA3217 In DAI mode, Venture libraries had a DAI compensation filter programmed in. This was not intended behaviour.
2 iLog GA3285 If iLog was being used as a standalone application, the Save to File button was not working as expected.
3 IDS All Fixed an issue with doing a ReadAll on a tab other than memory A. Incorrect values would be displayed.
3 IDS All Fixed an issue with writing a value to the device, reading out and then writing back the same value. The second write was not working.
3 IDS All Updates to the system tab now take effect at the beginning of BurnAll instead of at the end.
3 IDS GA3285 Fixed scrollbar behaviour when zooming in on memory graphs in iLog.
3 FDP GA3285, GA3284, GA3226, GA3219, GA3218, GA3217 If Post4 biquad is configured as a generic biquad, it will now transfer its coefficients properly from Filter Designer Plus to IDS.


ARK 5.0.2 Release Notes

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
B IDS All Product libraries are now displayed in alphabetical order in IDS.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
3 iLog GA3285 Show sessions feature could not be reenabled in the previous version. It can now be reenabled when a new .csv file is loaded.
3 IDS Analog products Analog products were not communicating properly in IDS due to a recent code modification.


ARK 5.0.0 Release Notes

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All GA3285 The GA3285 product has been added to all of the standard SDT support tools.

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 IDS GA3285, GA3284 ADM or AutoADM (GA3285 only) must be written or burned to the device for the live polar plot to be displayed.


ARK 4.8.3 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
3 IDS GA3284 Fixed an issue with adaptive directional mode where the beta value would affect the graphs.


ARK 4.8.2 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Microcard Consolidator, Foundation Fixed an issue that was preventing users from communicating with Foundation or Consolidator devices when using the Microcard.
1 All Foundation The highcut filter was not being disabled correctly when 16 kHz was selected as the centre frequency. This was only occuring for libraries created using ARKonline.
2 IDS All The minimum output sensitivity value on the CalConfig->Setup tab in IDS was changing from 84 to 86 when you switched products in the library. The value now stays at 84.
2 ARKonline wizard Paragon Selecting only 1 mic omni on the Front End page in the wizard and then clicking 'Next' would result in a 'page not found' error.
2 ARKonline wizard Foundation, Consolidator Removed 15 kHz from the list of possible frequency values for the parametric highcut filter. This frequency does not produce a stable biquad filter.
1 CalConfig Consolidator GA3227 Demo Library trimmer product was giving subscript out of range error when CalConfig was run twice in a row.
1 Filter Designer Plus GA3284 When switching from a Consolidator/Foundation platform in FDP to GA3284, the sampling frequency options were not updated correctly. The options were still 24 and 32 kHz.
2 CalConfig Foundation, Consolidator When calibrating a product to have a sampling frequency of 24kHz, the wideband gain was approximately 1-2dB off from its expected value, depending on the microphone and receiver used.
2 CalConfig Venture, GA3284 The Frontwave calibration was not calculating the Null Depth correctly.

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All Consolidator Addition of 32kHz support.


ARK 4.8.1 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 IDS GA3284, GA3226 Fixed a bug that was causing the Interactive Data Sheet to crash when the Squelch Threshold Ratio was set to 1:3 and the FBC was enabled.
2 CalConfig Venture, GA3226, GA3284 Fixed an error in the Frontwave calibration that was occuring when the volume control was enabled.

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
B IDS Venture, GA3226, GA3284 Added a table on the Advanced Features tab with default settings for the FBC delay for different hearing aid styles and mic to rec spacing.
B IDS Venture, GA3226, GA3284 Message added to the top of the Advanced Features page in the ARKonline wizard regarding the importance of setting the FBC delay value to a valid setting based on the hearing aid style.
B ARKonline Wizard GA3219, GA3217 Default range for GA3219 and GA3217 products in the wizard has been set to 1 to 50.
B All GA3219, GA3217 GA3219 and GA3217 Demo Libraries were modified to only display a FBC delay range of 1 to 50.


ARK 4.8.0 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 All GA3226 In Mic plus Telecoil or Mic plus DAI mode, under certain acoustic conditions there was a notch in the frequency response when the Feedback Canceller was enabled.
2 All DSP Programmer 2 Serial ID was not being read out correctly for DSP Programmer 2's.
2 IDS Venture Programming a very small beta value in directional mode was causing artifacts.
2 All GA3226 FBC delay range limited to >=1 and <=50 for the GA3226 Demo Library.
2 All MicroConnect Errors in Microconnect.inf file would not allow MicroConnect programmer to be installed correctly.
2 Modeler All Using the Frye 7000, the 100 Hz Level Detector read was incorrectly reading out too low. This would cause the 100 Hz value to be modeled incorrectly.
3 Filter Designer Plus Foundation Foundation was not showing sampling frequency options all the time in Filter Designer Plus.
3 Filter Designer Plus Venture, GA3226 When transferring coefficients to IDS, users will get an Element Not Found Run-time error if the coefficients generated were out of range.


ARK 4.6.0 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 IDS GA3226 Opening IDS files and then re-saving would set the CalConfig->Setup Input Type value incorrectly.
1 Modeler All Receiver saturation curve was modeling incorrectly around 6.3 kHz.
1 All Foundation VC was not reading back correctly if External VC was set to a constant disabled value in the GA3216 Wizard.


Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
B Product Libraries All Added the ability to select Sine or Speechweighted Input signals in IDS in the Graphs menu. In order to enable this feature, libraries will need to be rebuilt in ARKonline.
B All HiPro HI-PRO USB is compatible with ARK software.
A GA3216 Wizard Foundation Added the option to create Extended Programmable mode maps.
A IDS, FDP, Product Libraries Foundation Added support for Generic Biquads to the GA3216 wizard. Users can select generic biquads or EQ Filters.


ARK 4.4.0 Release Notes

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All GA3226 The GA3226 product has been added to all of the standard Gennum support tools.
B Frye 7000 All Implemented several improvements for communicating with the Fonix 7000.


Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
3 CalConfig Venture The null depth checking routine in the Venture FRONTWAVE calibration has been fixed.
3 HiPro Controller Component All Further improvements were implemented to handle communication with longer cable lengths.
3 Product Libraries Venture Fixed a bug in Venture that was restricting certain OCL gain and OCL time constant value combinations.


ARK 4.2.6 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
3 Product Libraries Foundation The function ReadTrimmerAssignments was always returning successfully. It now returns the result from the function call.


Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
B IDS, CalConfig, Product Libraries Foundation For enhanced traceability, the product identifiers(libraryid, productid and manid) are now stored in the device when it is configured.


ARK 4.2.5 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
3 Product Libraries, IDS Venture A graphing issue for 16kHz products was fixed so that the highcut's centre frequency adjusts the graphs properly.
2 Cal/Config All The Frye 7000 was occasionally giving errors during receiver modelling. This issue has been resolved.
2 ARKonline Venture, Foundation, Duet Fixed several issues with copying maps and Soundfit map creation to prevent build errors.


Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A Product Libraries Venture Added a new feature to Venture products - programmable power on delay. Please contact Gennum for new hybrids (version C).
B None None The microconnect.inf file has been added to this release to allow the Microconnect programmer to work on laptops.
B ARKonline All The ARKonline wizards no longer allow maps to be named or renamed to that of an existing map. This change will prevent build errors from occurring.


ARK 4.2.4 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Cal/Config, Controller Components Venture The Cal/Config procedure has been corrected so that new parts do not fail the burn verify step on the first run through the program.
2 Product Libraries Foundation The buildtool has been updated to correct an issue with the memory switches in multimemory trimmer mode.


ARK 4.2.3 Release Notes

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A Product Libraries Venture The External VC on Venture has been updated to allow for a programmable range. Please contact Gennum for new hybrids (version B).


ARK 4.2.2 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Cal/Config Venture Cal/Config from version 4.2.1 introduced an error where calibration data would not be stored properly. This issue has been corrected.
1 Controller Components Venture An update to the Venture product caused an error in Cal/Config to appear where a final burn would not verify properly. This issue has been corrected.


ARK 4.2.1 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Cal/Config Venture If Cal/Config failed in the middle of calibration, it would occasionally overwrite important control data. This issue has been corrected.
2 Libraries Venture, Foundation, Duet Updated scratch space allocation so that any value can be allocated. For Venture and Duet, 1 to 256 bytes of data can be allocated. For Foundation, 1 to 128 bytes of data can be allocated.


ARK 4.2.0 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
1 Libraries Venture Certain settings were not being programmed correctly for two mic omni, telecoil and mic + telecoil modes.
2 Libraries Venture EQ filter settings were corrected to work properly at 8kHz for 32kHz sampling rate.
2 Cal/Config Venture Input sensitivity calibration was corrected so that it would not be affected by the external VC setting.
2 Libraries Foundation, Duet, Venture Scratch space allocation was fixed so that values less than 256 bytes can be allocated. Note that software must now allocate scratch spaces of multiples of 32 bytes for Foundation and Venture and multiples of 2 bytes for Duet.
2 Libraries Foundation Libraries were corrected to properly read out squelch thresholds at the low end of the range.

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All Venture 16kHz support added for Venture products.
A All Venture CE support added for Venture products.
A Libraries Venture Gain reduction values shift appropriately with the value of the low battery threshold.
A Libraries Foundation Low battery beep voltage threshold and low battery voltage averaging time constant are programmable in ARKonline.
B IDS All The Scratch Editor form was updated in IDS to grey out the first four bytes when the serial ID was in use.


ARK 4.0.0 Release Notes

Bug Fixes:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
2 Filter Designer Plus PARAGON, Duet, Venture Parts of the Filter Designer Plus were redesigned to improve the behaviour of the system when switching between different products. The application now supports the Venture product.
3 IDS All Products The Scratch Editor and Calibration Setup forms were updated in IDS to exhibit better behaviour under various error conditions.

Improvements:

Level Tool(s) Affected Product(s) Affected Description
A All Venture The Venture product has been added to all of the standard Gennum support tools.
A Frye 7000 All A Frye Fonix 7000 component has been added to mARK2.
B Frye 6500 All The Frye Fonix 6500 component now automatically verifies the levelling status of the sound chamber.





Bug Fix Criticality Levels:
  • 1: Critical bug fix. Sound Design recommends that all software using the affected modules should be updated as soon as possible. This includes fitting software, manufacturing tools, and all development software using these modules.

  • 2: Important bug fix. Sound Design recommends that this update should be incorporated into software under development and/or included in the next planned software release.

  • 3: Minor bug fix. This update improves look and feel or ease of use.
Improvement Levels:
  • A: Major improvement. This update significantly improves the software that enhances the product's performance and/or adds features or support for new Sound Design products.

  • B: Minor improvement. This update makes minor improvements to the software impacting the product's performance and/or its features.
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