FLIP does not show my target device

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I have just entered the AVR universe after a long time with PICs. I'm running the UC3-A3 XPLAINED board with a 32UC3A3256 micro. AVR Studio 5.0, Atmel avr32studio, and FLIP are all installed. My code compiles and I want to load it via the bootloader.

Problem: the 32UC3A3256 does not appear in the drop-down menu for the FLIP program.

Did I do something dumb? Thanks for any help.

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To use FLIP, you need to start the Bootloader.
That means: Hold down the hardware button and reset the board. Then u can use Flip
I dont know which button it is, because i dont have the board and i dont find an image where i can see it

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Hi xarfai, thank you for the reply. I have indeed tried the hardware button on the board but it is never recognized by the FLIP program.

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Im not entirely sure but i just tried Flip with my at90usb.
I hold down the hardware button and reset (it might take a few seconds for the bootloader to start, just hold down the hwbutton).
Then Windows wants to have the driver.
You got to select it manually, for me its in this directory:
C:\Programme\Atmel\Flip 3.4.2\usb
After that, i start Flip, and i can connect.

If the Bootloader is working, your mcu should show up in the device manager, for my its Atmel USB Devices->AT90USB162

It worked the same way for my UC3A0512, should work for you too.

If you want to do more complex stuff with the MCU a debugger would be a good investment too

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FLIP refuses to recognize my board but AVR32 Studio can now see it and program it. An hour spent searching deep into this forum has given me many clues. Thanks!

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wirewrap49 wrote:
AVR Studio 5.0, Atmel avr32studio, and FLIP are all installed.

 

Problem: the 32UC3A3256 does not appear in the drop-down menu for the FLIP program.

 

 

Here also in FLIP 3.4.7, while the documentation says it supports UC3A3/4 devices.

 

How can I put those devices in FLIP ?  

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Use batchisp which is the command line version of flip

:: 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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Thanks meolsen, I know that, just wondering why Atmel said: FLIP supports UC3A3/4 devices and why I don't see them in FLIP.