Having trouble installing driver for FLIP

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Hi all,

I'm having trouble installing the usb driver for FLIP 3.4.1 so that I can play with my new XPLAIN board.

When I click through the driver installer that pops up when I connect the board and point it at the flip/usb/ directory as specified in the getting started with xplain app note, windows complains that the hardware cannot be installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software.

I've tried this on 3 different computers, all with the same result, so I must me making some kind of systematic mistake.

Grr.

For what it's worth, I have the TC and GND pins jumpered on the board to make sure that is is DFU mode but it shouldn't matter at this point anyway, right?

Thoughts?

Thanks......

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Sounds like you're actually trying to install the default XPLAIN firmware's drivers, which are CDC - and not the DFU bootloader drivers. What you are doing should be correct if the board is indeed in DFU bootloader mode.

What revision XPLAIN are you using?

- Dean :twisted:

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For what it's worth, I have the TC and GND pins jumpered on the board to make sure that is is DFU mode
While it is denied by many, some XPLAINs don't go into DFU mode unless you also shortly connect /RESET to GND while the XPLAIN is powered and TCK jumpered to GND.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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Aha!

I borrowed a friend's JTAG ICE and scoped out the fuses...turns out that the BOOTRST fuse wasn't programmed.

So it wasn't going into DFU mode after all, which explains why the drivers weren't happy.

It's weird that it would be like this on a brand new XPLAIN.

Anyway, thanks for the replies...I'm really liking this LUFA bridge/programmer app, Dean!

I'm excited to get started with the Xmega platform....

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It's weird that it would be like this on a brand new XPLAIN.

If you are saying that it should have BOOTRST programmed but was supplied without then there's a major sense of deja vu here - Atmel shipped out a load of Butterfly's previously and forgot to set BOOTRST in those two - sounds like they may have an issue with their manufacturer's understanding of BOOTRST!

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I did hear of a few XPLAINs being released without the fuse being programmed. In fact, wasn't the first revision released with no bootloader at all?

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!