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Manuals and datasheets

MiniPlex-3 series

MiniPlex-3PRO

MiniPlex-3 NMEA 2000 <-> NMEA 0183 conversion matrix

MiniPlex-2 series

MiniPlex-Lite

Windows 7 & up Driver installation

Manuals of previous version of our multiplexers can be found here.


Drivers for all MiniPlex USB products

The drivers below are suitable for all MiniPlex products with a USB port.

Windows

USB driver V2.12.00. This driver supports all MiniPlex USB products.
Supports Windows 10, 8, 7 and Server 2016/2012/2008 R2 (32 and 64 bit).

Windows XP

USB driver V2.08.24. This driver supports all MiniPlex USB products.
Supports Windows XP only.

macOS

USB driver V2.1/3.1 for macOS 10.6 - 10.15.

Warning: This driver does not work on macOS Big Sur!

macOS Big Sur

USB driver (beta) for macOS Big Sur.

This is the first beta-version of an universal driver for Intel and M1 based Macs. The final version of this driver is still in development by FTDI Chips, the manufacturer of the USB chips we use.


Firmware updates

The firmware (internal software) in the MiniPlex-2 and MiniPlex-3 series multiplexers can be updated. To perform an update, download the desired firmware image file to your computer, start MPXConfig and use menu option File > Update Firmware... to select the downloaded file and start the update process.
A new version of MPXConfig may be required after the update to utilize new functions of the multiplexer.

The table with MiniPlex-3 firmware lists both MiniPlex-3 and MiniPlex-3PRO firmware files. Files must be downloaded for the correct type of multiplexer and cannot be interchanged.

MiniPlex-3/-3PRO See the Changelog for details about the updates.
MiniPlex-3 V3.4.0
MiniPlex-3PRO V3.4.0

The maximum communication speed of all NMEA 0183 inputs and outputs has been increased to 115200 Baud.

MiniPlex-3 V3.3.1
MiniPlex-3PRO V3.3.1

When options Reverse Heading or HDT <-> THS are enabled, the Talker IDs of HDT and THS sentences are now preserved.

MiniPlex-3 V3.3.0
MiniPlex-3PRO V3.3.0

Conversion between HDT and THS sentences added. THS is now also supported to and from NMEA 2000.
This version requires MPXConfig3 V3.3.0.

MiniPlex-3 V3.2.0
MiniPlex-3PRO V3.2.0

This is a major firmware update including many new features and improvements.
This version requires MPXConfig3 V3.2.0.

MiniPlex-3 V2.3.17

This firmware supports a new command $PSMDWI,R to completely restore the WiFi module to its factory settings.
This can revive a WiFi module which no longer responds to a $PSMDWI,A command.

MiniPlex-3 V2.3.16

Contains several minor improvements and bug fixes.

MiniPlex-3 V2.2.2

Important update for MiniPlex-3xx-N2K users. This update resolves a situation in which a plotter on an NMEA 2000 network would not receive any data from a MiniPlex-3xx-N2K when powered up simultaneously.

This firmware also contains many other new features and improvements for both -N2K and non-N2K models.

Warning: If you're updating from a pre-V2.0.0 version, the current configuration of your MiniPlex-3 will be erased! You also must use the latest version of MPXConfig3 (V2.4.x) with this firmware.

WiFi V1.5.0.3

The stability of WiFi connections is improved. The required MiniPlex-3 firmware V2.3.4 and update instructions are included in the package.


MiniPlex-2 See the Changelog for details about the updates.
MiniPlex-2 V3.33.4 Fixed a bug that could lockup the MiniPlex when receiving too much NMEA data through the host port.
WiFi V4.75 This update addresses stability issues of the WiFi access point of the MiniPlex-2Wi. The required MiniPlex-2 firmware (V3.33.4) and update instructions are included in the package.

Utilities

MPXConfig is the configuration tool for MiniPlex multiplexers. From time to time we improve the firmware of the multiplexers and add new options. These options must be supported by MPXConfig. It is therefore important to match the version of MPXConfig to the version of the firmware in the multiplexer. The table below lists the matching combinations.

MPXConfig3 for MiniPlex-3
Version Firmware version

Description

See the Changelog for details about the updates.

3.4.0 3.4.0

This version of MPXConfig3 supports speed settings up to 115200 Baud on all NMEA 0183 inputs and outputs. You will be prompted to update your MiniPlex-3 when connected for the first time.

A macOS version is still being developed and will be released before the end of November.

Windows version

Windows

3.3.0 3.3.0

This version of MPXConfig3 supports the firmware options for converting THS sentences. This firmware is embedded in MPXConfig3 and you will be prompted to update your MiniPlex-3 when connected for the first time.

Warning: This update erases the current configuration of a pre-V3 MiniPlex-3!

A macOS version is still being developed and will be released before the end of November.

Windows version

Windows

3.2.0 3.2.0

This version of MPXConfig3 matches the new V3.2 firmware. This firmware is embedded in MPXConfig3 and you will be prompted to update your MiniPlex-3 when connected for the first time.

Warning: This update erases the current configuration of your MiniPlex-3! Also, this new version of MPXConfig3 will not read any old configuration file correctly. We advise your to make screen shots of the current configuration using the previous version of MPXConfig3 first.

A macOS version is still being developed and will be released before the end of November.

Windows version

Windows

2.4.4 (W)
2.4.1 (M)
2.2.2

This version of MPXConfig3 matches the new V2.0 firmware. This firmware is embedded in MPXConfig3 and will automatically load into your MiniPlex-3 when connected for the first time.

Warning: This update erases the current configuration of your MiniPlex-3! Also, the new MPXConfig3 V2.4.x will not read any old configuration file correctly. We advise to make screen shots of the current configuration using the previous version of MPXConfig3 first.

Windows version

Windows

macOS version

macOS


MPXConfig3Pro for MiniPlex-3PRO
Version Firmware version

Description

See the Changelog for details about the updates.

3.4.0 3.4.0

This version of MPXConfig3Pro supports speed settings up to 115200 Baud on all NMEA 0183 inputs and outputs. You will be prompted to update your MiniPlex-3PRO when connected for the first time.

Windows version

Windows

3.3.0 3.3.0

This version of MPXConfig3Pro supports the firmware options for converting THS sentences. This firmware is embedded in MPXConfig3Pro and you will be prompted to update your MiniPlex-3PRO when connected for the first time.

Windows version

Windows


MPXConfig2 for MiniPlex-2 and older
Version Firmware version

Description

See the Changelog for details about the updates.

3.73.0 3.33.1

Improves reading the multiplexer configuration with high NMEA traffic. Also fixes a bug in restoring the network settings of the MiniPlex-2E. The required firmware V3.33.1 is included in the program. This can be loaded using menu Tools -> Automatic Update.

Windows version

Windows

macOS version

macOS

2.31BT 2.4.0 - 2.6.3
(Bluetooth)

Special version for the MiniPlex-41BT/42BT V2.4.0 to V2.6.3. These multiplexers have an AIS mode but this is not reported to MPXConfig. This special version of MPXConfig always lists AIS mode in the Mode of Operation selector.

Windows version

Windows

 

 


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