Why is there a minimum firmware version of instrument?
we are using Empower 3 fr.2 and we are in a transformation from old instrument,like Agilent 6890 or 7890 gc's to new instruments like, Agilent 8890 gc's. To connect and run to an Agilent 8890 you need to run ICF3.2, so we installed this one to the lace's and to Citrix server.
Now we have more and more problems with older systems, because we still have some older systems. At the moment of installation in worked but after 2 months we notice some problems. I have noticed the firmware version on the older gc's or headspace samplers are not always up to date to the minimum firmware version which is given in the release notes of ICF 3.2.
My question is what's the importance of the right firmware version?