firmware update


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms.

firmware update

Changing the software in a flash memory chip. With personal computers, firmware updates are infrequent but sometimes necessary to recondition older machines. The user can perform such updates, but it can be a tedious job.

On the other hand, consumer products may be designed for periodic firmware updates, and the installation of the revised software should be no more difficult than "click here to update." See firmware, flash BIOS and FOTA.


Update Your Blu-ray Player
Firmware is being updated all over the place. As soon as this Blu-ray player was installed, it prompted the user for a firmware update, which took place over a Wi-Fi connection and TV set.







A Big Apple
The progress bar shows the Apple TV's firmware being updated. The Apple TV media hub streams content to this 50" plasma TV. See Apple TV.
References in periodicals archive ?
The new firmware update is also overhauling the Master Account/Sub Account System.
"With this new firmware update we are continuing our mission to invest in making our products easier to use," said Michael Klein, director of customer support and system engineering for Trimble"s ThingMagic Division.
If Nintendo truly delivers on this firmware update, users won't have to enable Flight Mode or disable the Wi-Fi Auto Connect to get rid of those pesky frame rate drops.
The biggest feature that's included in the PS4's 4.5 firmware update is only available for the PlayStation Pro.
Based on previous reports, the upcoming firmware update is bringing major enhancements to the PS4 software.
Instead, firmware update 4.05 just comes with a one-line patch note that says, "This system software update improves the quality of the system performance."
According to the latest updates to (http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/OSUpgrades/thread-id/1) Rogers' firmware update schedule , the official Android 7.0 Nougat update is "coming soon" to HTC Nexus 9 tablet.
(http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/571897/20141106/ps4-2-01-firmware-update-ps-plus.htm) PS4 2.01 Firmware Update Coming and PS Plus November Lineup Revealed
Additionally, a free-of-charge automatic firmware update is now rolling out for both new and existing Pro or Pro 2 users that are operating off either of the two compatible base station models.
"Other sensitive information about the router such as the WAN settings, firewall status, firmware update settings, and DDNS settings are also leaked publicly," writes Mursch.
All our VCMs that will be deployed for [the] May 13 [polls] would have to undergo firmware update and those missing VCMs did not undergo any firmware update, so hindi sila pwedeng gamitin (so they cannot be used),' Tolentino explained.