Ouster Lidar Updates

Update Process





























To update any Ouster product follow these steps:

  1. Download the newest firmware image from this page.

  2. Make sure the sensor is on a network with a DHCP server and has gotten a DHCP lease.

  3. Open a web browser and navigate to the sensor hostname: http://os1-XXXXXXXXXXXX.local

  4. Using the browse button, select the firmware image you downloaded and click the update button. The sensor initiates its 5 minute update sequence, displays a success message, and automatically reboots at the end:

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1.12.0: May 6, 2019

Download v1.12.0 | sha256: 9bde0cbffec782577ee98dcd295ba29d46dc644b20bdaeb99e455bcb9b488353

Change log:

  • Corrected range bias

  • Suppressed inter-channel crosstalk from retroreflectors

  • Corrected IMU axis directions to match sensor coordinate frame

  • Improved network socket initialization when powering on or reinitializing


  • Version 1.12 unable to downgrade to earlier firmware version 1.11

1.11.0: March 27, 2019

Download v1.11.0 | sha256: 121d908ca67dce7cac56a215932623e3322cb0dad8b68e1a6e9a8f8bc9d034af

Change log:

  • Added NMEA $GPRMC UART message support for GPS time synchronization

  • Added ability to specify static IPv4 override and enabled IPv4 link-local addressing

  • Added additional internal integrity checks

  • Added HTTP API for system configuration

  • Added Software User Guide to sensor's integrated web server

  • Added diagnostic output page to sensor's integrated web server for troubleshooting

1.10.0: February 5, 2019

Download v1.10.0 |  sha256: c1923f39e60f80b51178c30fde631e08b3251c1c1114b9f2272961ef91342f7a

Change log:

  • Improved encoder calibration

  • Improved TCP command interface

  • Removed errors key in get_sensor_info in favor of new get_alerts command

  • Added alerts subsystem to report faults

  • Improved shot jitter performance

1.7.0: September 10, 2018

Download v1.7.0 |  sha256: 6468bab2f53b5338d226acf06ad9e8cc52aecbfa277304c8e4cdc3d08020df95

Change log:

  • Added bad Ethernet link detection. This will trigger the sensor to stop sending any data and output an error code if the cabling is wired incorrectly and fails to achieve a 1000Mb/s + full duplex link. 

  • Improved range repeatability by >2x

  • Corrected encoder tick values for 20 Hz modes

1.6.0: August 20, 2018

Change log:

  • Detection criteria changed based on more rigorous math increasing range ~10%

  • Add pps_pulse_width config_param, controls PPS output pulse width in 1 ms increments

  • Add initial error code reporting via `get_sensor_info`

  • Implemented PPS rate and angle modes

  • Improved IMU thread performance

  • Added new "enhanced near range LIDAR" mode (reduces min range to zero + other enhancements)