Curiosity Nano not showing up in Studio

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Hello All,

 

I 'upgraded' to Microchip Studio, add the device packs, and can see the AVR128DAxx devices as selections for projects.  I connected the Curiosity Nano to my computer and the drivers appeared to install.  On the Nano, I see two LEDs lit and Windows reported successful installation.

 

Try as I might, I cannot get the Curiosity Nano to be recognized as a tool in Studio.  I have restarted Studio and restarted the computer, to no avail.

 

It shouldn't be this difficult.

 

Any ideas?  Thanks.

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Last Edited: Thu. Dec 17, 2020 - 09:09 AM
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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Where are you looking for it?

:: Morten

 

(yes, I work for Microchip, yes, I do this in my spare time, now stop sending PMs)

 

The postings on this site are my own and do not represent Microchip’s positions, strategies, or opinions.

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meolsen wrote:
Where are you looking for it?

Hello Morten, thank you for responding.

 

I looked in my AVR128DA48 test project properties window, where it shows 'AVR128DA48' in the device tab, but under the tool tab there is only 'custom programming tool'.  I also looked under device programming, where it said 'no tools available'.

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Well, well, it's even WORSE than I could have imagined.  Previous projects now have no available tools, even though I have a JTAGICE3 connected, and which worked just fine yesterday.

 

I am feeling that I should have left well enough alone, and not 'upgraded' the Atmel Studio 7.0 tool nor attempted to use the Curiosity Nano.

 

Shit.

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Altazi wrote:
I am feeling that I should have left well enough alone, and not 'upgraded' the Atmel Studio 7.0 tool
Maybe an Atmel Studio clean will restore functionality.

IIRC, the most recent Atmel Studio clean :

Atmel Studio 7.0 new install on Windows 10 2004 - not starting | AVR Freaks

 


Upgraded Studio....Buyers remorse, and some questions | AVR Freaks

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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In Device Manager, under the Microchip Tools entry, I see Curiosity Data Gateway, EDBG Data Gateway, and JTAGICE3 Gateway.  All are indicated as working properly.

 

Sigh.

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I did a complete uninstall and fresh installation of Microchip Studio.  When I plugged in the tools, they showed up in the tools window.  Success!!!

 

Well, not so fast.  I loaded a solution that had worked previously, attempted to start debugging, and I received the message 'backend process not running (tools not available)'.  Sure enough, the tools had disappeared again.

 

I started a support ticket with Microchip, but I'd love to hear the solution a bit faster.  I am falling behind in my deliverables.

 

Thanks

 

Altazi

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If the backend process stops/crashes then you will have no available tools. A quick check is to see if the simulator is in the list of Available Tools. If it's not, then backend is not running. Then you/somebody should take a look in %appdata%\Atmel\AtmelStudio\7.0\ApplicationStatus.log and see if it's possible to figure out why it stopped.

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The issue has been resolved with the assistance of Microchip technical support.  Indeed, there were problems with the backend process.

 

The solution was to do a deep uninstall, using Revo Uninstaller Pro.  It removed all instances of Atmel drivers, registry keys, etc., leaving the machine free of any remnants.  Next, I performed a clean reinstall of Microchip Studio.

 

Things appear to be working again.  It just took a couple of days . . . but my Microchip support agent was excellent.

 

[EDIT: Part of the solution was to replace the DGILIB.DLL file with the one that Microchip sent me.]

 

 

Last Edited: Thu. Dec 17, 2020 - 08:33 AM
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Well done!

Altazi wrote:
The solution was to do a deep uninstall, using Revo Uninstaller Pro.
also, there are Revo-less Microchip Studio clean.

Altazi wrote:
[EDIT: Part of the solution was to replace the DGILIB.DLL file with the one that Microchip sent me.]
DGI - Data Gateway Interface

indecision

 


Search Results | "Revo"

Atmel/Microchip Studio clean from most recent to earlier :

 

DGILib

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Well, well, not so fast.

 

Things seemed to be working fine, using the JTAGICE3 with a couple of custom ATxmega32E5 targets, but then I got greedy.  I connected the Curiosity Nano so I could attempt to continue my experiment with the AVR128DA48.  This broke the tool selection options, so once again, no tools appear in the list.  I restarted Microchip Studio, disconnected and reconnected the tools, rebooted the system - no joy.

Another support ticket with Microchip has been started.

 

Crap.  I just want this stuff to WORK.

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Why should it be different for you? cheeky

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