Particle Tools Changelog

July 11th 2019: Device OS v1.2.1

A new Default Release Device OS v1.2.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.


1.2.1

FEATURES

  • [Enterprise] Immediate Product Firmware Updates #1732
  • On-demand Device Vitals publishing #1724
  • Plus many ENHANCEMENTS and BUGFIXES!!!

Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

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July 30th 2019: Particle Javascript SDK 8.0.0

The particle-api-js Javascript SDK now has improved event stream error handling.

If you have a server or browser application that subscribes to Particle events and there is a network error the subscription used to fail silently (no additional Particle events were received but no error was communicated to the customer application). Now it handles more types of errors. You have to upgrade the version of particle-api-js they use to take advantage of this.

More details on how to use the improved event streams in the Javascript SDK docs.

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August 21th 2019: Device OS v1.3.1-rc.1

A new Release Candidate Device OS v1.3.1-rc.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.


1.3.1-rc.1

FEATURES

  • [gen 3] Nordic SoftDevice update support #1816
  • [gen 3] Tons of BLE API updates!! #1847
  • Many BLE and Power Manager Enhancements
  • Lots of bug fixes!!!

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

August 30th 2019: Device OS v1.4.0-rc.1

A new Release Candidate Device OS v1.4.0-rc.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.


1.4.0-rc.1

FEATURES

  • [Gen 3] Introduces BLE.begin() and BLE.end() wiring APIs #1890
  • [Gen 3] Exposes POSIX select() and poll() from socket HAL dynalib #1895

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [Gen 3] Alternately broadcast user and Particle-specific BLE advertising data when the device is in the Listening mode #1882
  • Updates all third party dependencies (OpenThread, MbedTLS, FreeRTOS, etc.) #1864

BUGFIXES

  • [Gen 3] Fixes heap and application static RAM overlap introduced in 1.3.0-rc.1 #1898
  • [Gen 3] Many BLE bugfixes
  • Lots of other bug fixes!!!

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

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September 6th 2019: Device OS v1.3.1

A new Default Release Device OS v1.3.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.


1.3.1

FEATURES

  • [Gen 3] BLE and NFC APIs
  • [Gen 3] Nordic SoftDevice update support #1816
  • Lots of other enhancements and bugfixes!

BUGFIXES

  • [Gen 3] Fixes heap and application static RAM overlap introduced in 1.3.0-rc.1 #1898
  • Fixes tinker build errors when building with LOG_SERIAL=y #1898
  • Fixes dynalib alignment issue when compiling relatively large applications potentially due to an unconfirmed bug in GCC by moving the dynalib into a separate section (.dynalib) #1894
  • [gen 3] Fixes mesh pub/sub socket consuming all packet buffers #1839
  • [gen 2] Fixes an issue with clock stretching in I2C slave mode with underrun reads with certain I2C masters (e.g. Gen 3 devices) #1829
  • [gen 3] Resolved a HardFault after USB cable is unplugged under certain conditions #1871

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

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September 10th 2019: Device OS v1.4.0

A new Default Release Device OS v1.4.0 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.


1.4.0

FEATURES

  • [Gen 3] Introduces BLE.begin() and BLE.end() wiring APIs #1890
  • [Gen 3] Exposes POSIX select() and poll() from socket HAL dynalib #1895
  • Nordic SoftDevice upgrade to 7.0.1

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [Gen 3] Adds BleCharacteristic::setValue(..., BleTxRxType) API to send data with or without acknowledgement #1901
  • [Gen 3] Alternately broadcast user and Particle-specific BLE advertising data when the device is in the Listening mode #1882
  • Updates all third party dependencies (OpenThread, MbedTLS, FreeRTOS, etc.) #1864

BUGFIXES

  • [Gen 3] Fixes heap and application static RAM overlap introduced in 1.3.0-rc.1 #1898
  • [Gen 3] Many BLE bugfixes
  • Fixes an issue in IPAddress::operator bool() causing the operator to return false for valid IPv6 addresses #1912
  • Fixes #1865, TCPClient::connect() return values #1909
  • [Gen 3] BleUuid comparison operators are no longer case-sensitive #1902
  • Many other bugfixes!

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

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October 1st 2019: Device OS v1.4.1-rc.1

A new Release Candidate Device OS v1.4.1-rc.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.


1.4.1-rc.1

FEATURES

  • [Gen 2] Adds support for serial number, NCP type and mobile secret in STM32F2 OTP area #1927 #1931

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [Electron, Boron] Increase the PMIC input current limit from 900mA to 1500mA and limit charging current to 896mA to allow 2G/3G devices to function when powered by sufficient power supply through VIN without the battery #1921
  • DTLS handshake timeout increased to 24 seconds to allow 3 retransmission attempts #1914

BUGFIXES

  • [Electron] Fixes RSSI failing due to Power Saving mode active #1917 #1892
  • [Gen 3] Fixes memory leak when scanning for BLE devices #1929 #1926
  • [Gen 3] Fixes reporting of discovered BLE peer characteristic descriptors #1916
  • [Gen 3] Fixes BleCharacteristic::setValue() with default BLeTxRxType argument (BleTxRxType::AUTO) for characteristics with WRITE property #1915 #1913 #1924

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

October 16th 2019: Device OS v1.4.1

A new Default Release Device OS v1.4.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.


1.4.1

FEATURES

  • [Gen 2] Adds support for serial number, NCP type and mobile secret in STM32F2 OTP area #1927 #1931

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Implements a command to reset all network interfaces of a device remotely #1943
  • [Electron] Disables usage of AT+UDNSRN on 2G/3G Electrons in favor of a standalone socket-based DNS client #1940
  • [Electron, Boron] Increase the PMIC input current limit from 900mA to 1500mA and limit charging current to 896mA to allow 2G/3G devices to function when powered by sufficient power supply through VIN without the battery #1921
  • DTLS handshake timeout increased to 24 seconds to allow 3 retransmission attempts #1914

BUGFIXES

  • [Photon / P1] Limits maximum TLS version to TLS1.1 for WPA Enterprise authentication as TLS1.2 seems to be broken in WICED 3.7.0-7 #1945
  • [Boron] Fixes attachInterrupt(D7, ...) not working due to a constraint introduced previously for cellular devices (Electron) #1939 #1944
  • Send safe mode event when the session is resumed #1935
  • [LTE, u-blox] adds a mitigation to keep DNS Client responsive ch38990 #1938
  • [Electron] Fixes RSSI failing due to Power Saving mode active #1917 #1892
  • [Gen 3] Fixes memory leak when scanning for BLE devices #1929 #1926
  • [Gen 3] Fixes reporting of discovered BLE peer characteristic descriptors #1916
  • [Gen 3] Fixes BleCharacteristic::setValue() with default BLeTxRxType argument (BleTxRxType::AUTO) for characteristics with WRITE property #1915 #1913 #1924

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

October 18th 2019: Device OS v1.4.2

A new Default Release Device OS v1.4.2 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.

This release resolves a critical issue affecting Gen 3 bootloaders in DeviceOS releases 1.2.1 - 1.4.1, which may leave the device in a boot/crash-loop with a faint flickering white LED state.

So far, the issue has been confirmed on a number of Borons only, but other Gen 3 platforms may be presenting it as well.


1.4.2

BUGFIXES

  • [Gen 3] Fixes a boot/crash-loop due to a POWER_CLOCK_IRQn firing in between the jump into the system firmware from the bootloader #1948

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

November 25th 2019: Device OS v1.4.3

A new Default Release Device OS v1.4.3 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.

This release resolves a thread-safety issue on Gen 2 devices (Photon, P1, Electron), affecting non-reentrant C standard library functions requiring temporary non-stack storage. It is recommended to update any Gen 2 devices to this release.


1.4.3

BUGFIXES

  • [Photon/P1/Electron] Fixes thread-safety issues with non-reentrant C standard library functions requiring temporary thread-local storage #1970

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

December 4th 2019: Device OS v1.4.4

A new Default Release Device OS v1.4.4 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM.

This release resolves a bug in handling of incorrectly initialized WiFi credentials list, resulting in crashes on a number of Photons and P1s manufactured with DeviceOS 1.2.1 - 1.4.2. It is recommended to update Photons and P1s with factory 1.2.1 - 1.4.2 DeviceOS to this release.


1.4.4

BUGFIXES

  • [Photon/P1] Fixes handling of invalid WiFi access point config entries in DCT #1976

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

February 6th 2020: Device OS v1.5.0-rc.1

A new Release Candidate Device OS v1.5.0-rc.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/B SoM/B5 SoM.


1.5.0-rc.1

DEPRECATION

  • Spark Core End-Of-Life. 1.5.x+ releases no longer support Spark Core #2003

FEATURES

  • Sleep 2.0 #1986
  • Enables C++14 chrono string literals for wiring APIs #1709
  • [Gen 3] Implements persistent antenna selection (Mesh.selectAntenna()) #1933
  • GCC 8 support #1971
  • [B5 SoM] B5 SoM platform support
  • [Boron/Electron/B5 SoM] Reverts default PMIC settings changes, adds higher level power configuration API #1992

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Enables Workbench DeviceOS local development (deviceOS@source) #1957
  • [Gen 3/Cellular] Enables logging of modem AT commands and data transmissions by default in modular builds #1994

BUGFIXES

  • [Gen 3] Fixes NCP issue with devices stuck in a seemingly connected state #1980
  • [Photon/P1] Fixes a hardfault when calling certain WiFI class methods with WICED networking stack uninitialized #1949
  • [Gen 3] Fixes retained variables first-time initialization #2001
  • [Gen 3] Workaround for QSPI/XIP nRF52840 hardware anomaly 215 #2010
  • [Gen 3] Fixes concurrency/thread-safety SPI issues with Ethernet Featherwing #1879

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

The documentation for the new features will be available before 1.5.0 is defaulted.

March 6th 2020: Device OS v1.5.0-rc.2

A new Release Candidate Device OS v1.5.0-rc.2 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/B SoM/B5 SoM.


1.5.0-rc.2

FEATURES

  • Introduce configurable I2C buffer #2022
  • Support for > 255 I2C buffers and transfers, configurable timeouts #2035
  • Thread-safe cloud variables #1998

BUGFIXES

  • Many!

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

The documentation for the new features will be available before 1.5.0 is defaulted.

March 30th 2020: Device OS v1.5.0

A new Default Release Device OS v1.5.0 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/B SoM/B5 SoM.


1.5.0

DEPRECATION

  • Spark Core End-Of-Life. 1.5.x+ releases no longer support Spark Core #2003

FEATURES

Some of the feature highlights of this release:

And many more enhancements and bugfixes! :tada:

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

April 29th 2020: Device OS v1.5.1-rc.1

A new Release Candidate Device OS v1.5.1-rc.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/B SoM/B5 SoM.


1.5.1-rc.1

This is a patch release and mostly contains bugfixes for issues encoutered in 1.5.0 as well as some enhancements.

Highlights:

ENHANCEMENTS

  • New CoAP vitals
  • Cellular registration timeout changed to 10 minutes

BUGFIXES

  • SPI bugfixes, performance issues resolved
  • [Gen 3] I2C HAL resets the bus automatically on transmission errors
  • [Gen 3] Deep sleep / hibernate without any wake-up sources
  • firmware_update_failed / firmware_update_complete mixup resolved
  • A number of cellular CGI/strength/quality issues resolved

:star2: And others! Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

May 6th 2020: Device OS v1.5.1

A new Default Release Device OS v1.5.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/B SoM/B5 SoM.


1.5.1

ENHANCEMENTS

  • New CoAP vitals
  • Cellular registration timeout changed to 10 minutes

BUGFIXES

  • SPI bugfixes, performance issues resolved. Libraries incompatibilities resolved.
  • [Gen 3] I2C HAL resets the bus automatically on transmission errors
  • [Gen 3] Deep sleep / hibernate without any wake-up sources
  • firmware_update_failed / firmware_update_complete mixup resolved
  • A number of cellular CGI/strength/quality issues resolved

:star2: And others! Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

May 20th 2020: Device OS v1.5.2

A new Default Release Device OS v1.5.2 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/B SoM/B5 SoM.


1.5.2

BUGFIXES

  • [Boron / B SoM] LTE-M1 (SARA R4) radio unresponsive when sending certain amount of data within a period of time
  • [B5 SoM] Suspend program/erase opertion when QSPI flash init gives timeout error

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [Boron / B SoM] Hardware flow control enabled on SARA R4-based devices with appropriate modem firmware
  • Forward compatibility with the changes slated for DeviceOS 2.x

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

June 26th 2020: Device OS v1.5.4-rc.1

A new Release Candidate Device OS v1.5.4-rc.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/B SoM/B5 SoM/Tracker.


1.5.4-rc.1

BUGFIXES

:star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.

July 30th 2020: Device OS v2.0.0-rc.1

A new Release Candidate Device OS v2.0.0-rc.1 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/B SoM/B5 SoM.


Highlights

BREAKING CHANGES

  • DeviceOS no longer supports Xenon platform and Mesh connectivity in general
  • Minimum ARM GCC version has been updated to 9.2.1
  • SPISettings class is available even without Arduino compatibility layer
  • Some HAL APIs have changed names, be sure to check the deprecation warnings when compiling the applications. Eventually, calling some HAL functions by old names will not be supported

FEATURES

  • OTA improvements (compression, combined updates)
  • [Gen 3] Cellular modem warm bootup, improving connection times when the modem is already registered on the network
  • New sleep mode and wake up options and sleep improvements in general
  • [Gen 3] Power-loss resistant bootloader updates
  • Device-initiated describe messages. Timing issues should no longer affect variable/function registration

As well as 54 enhancements and bugfixes in total and some other features! :star2: Be sure to read the full collection of release notes Particle Device OS Updates Thread.