Today LEGO Ambassadors received information about the long waited update, for the LPF RC Receiver and also the respective RC Protocol document.
Below, the official announcement from the Power Functions Product Manager (Gaute Munch).
The LEGO Group has released a new version of the LEGO Power Functions RC Receiver (identified by a short blink on the green LED when power is connected).
The new version of the RC Receiver supports all functionality of the LPF RC protocol and we have added a command to access the extra address space.
We are hereby offering you an updated version of the LPF RC protocol documentation.
Please feel free to use any information from the protocol document for personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact copyright, trademarks and other proprietary rights of the LEGO Group.
The LEGO Group
While not mentioned, the question now is to get confirmation whether:
- the previously detected failure about the 'single pin mode' was also fixed with this release or not? (expected but not yet confirmed)
- the new element will get a new product code?
- immediate orders of product 8884 to S@H, will be already dispatched with the new version of the affected element, or if there is still stock of the old element to exhaust?
...clarification request addressed to TLG.
Meanwhile you can download the new LPF RC Protocol document (version 1.10).
Below the clarifications provided by Gaute Munch, to the questions raised.
- The new version of the RC Receiver supports all functionality of the LPF RC protocol including ‘single pin mode’.
- The product code is the same #8884 – the new item numbers are 4566735 (8884-1) and 4566756 (58123c01).
- Orders through LEGO shop online for #8884 will provide the new version.
Last Update: 2009.Oct.30 10:10 CET
Some time later it was found that the documentation originally released (version 1.10) was incorrect, and it was replaced by an updated document (version 1.20), which the one that describes the protocol implemented with the RC Receivers currently in production.
Last Update: 2012.Jun.30 00:30 CET