Anyone else experience the Dragon disconnecting (infrequently) from AS7, then sometimes crashing?

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Title says it all. I'm running Win10 with AS7 7.0.0634. I've been fulltime in code dev mode for some new products for about three weeks on the 7.0.0634 version. About a minimum of every other day, to a maximum of about 3 or 4 times per day, my Dragon goes offline. Sometimes I'm able to get it to reconnect merely by unplugging/replugging the USB cable; usually, I need to do that AND restart AS7.

 

Occasionally, the Device Programming dialog becomes unresponsive and has to be forced closed. (Usually by this point, the problem is not recoverable.)

 

Several times now (maybe 4 or 5 total in the three weeks or so), it actually crashes AS7 while trying to disconnect/reconnect the Dragon.

 

We had a lot of difficulty with the USB device programming interface last summer, and this SEEMS to be a similar problem (though not as intractable as last summer). Anyone else experiencing these anomalies? BTW: my 7.0.0634 install followed a complete uninstall of ALL prior versions (including the drivers) followed by a clean install. It's been good except for this nagging Dragon issue.

 

Thanks.

Dave

The SiliconHacker  Plano, TX  www.siliconhacker.com

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No problems like that. Win10 and AS7. My usage has been much lower than yours, so I would expect corresponding lower probability. I did have similar installation "issues" apparently related to driver conflicts with previous AS6 install. 

 

Jim

 

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The Dragon has been fragile and troublesome particularly with later versions of Studio. A few people, me included, have experienced crash and restarts with AS7, in my case with the JTAG Mk3 and Atmel ICE during programming.

 

Haven't used the Dragon for a long time.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

Last Edited: Mon. Feb 22, 2016 - 09:55 PM
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I hope that perhaps these anomalies are just the stabilization of a major update. Since my business model assumes more than moderate use of Atmel micros, with my attendant AS7/open source to support my products, I hope that AS7 gets more stable over time. When I see these issues, I think (fairly or otherwise) of the USB device interface disaster of last summer.

 

Thanks all.

Dave

The SiliconHacker  Plano, TX  www.siliconhacker.com

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I hope that perhaps these anomalies are just the stabilization of a major update.

Unfortunately that's not the case it seems, the Dragon has always been a bit fickle. For a little more money you can now get the Atmel ICE which seems a bit more stable.

 

HOWEVER things have not gone smoothly since about AS6.0 with the USB drivers for all tools.

I hope that AS7 gets more stable over time

+1,000,000....... As I don't really trust it I'm still sticking with AS4.18 and the tools it supports. Unfortunately I need AS7 for just one product.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

Last Edited: Wed. Feb 24, 2016 - 08:10 AM
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Question to Dave (OP),

 

Are you still having these issues? Your problem describes my experiences exactly.

 

The only addition I have is that sometime when I read the device signature, when I close that window the system hangs with the 'wait 1 minute' msg box. To resolve I usually have to close AS7 and reboot it.

 

Im on latest AS7 release.