Xplain bridge no longer working

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When I first got the xplain board I got both the serial port and programmer working from memory, but that was about 3 years ago.
https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

I'm trying to get the board working again but both the CDC mode and programmer mode (using the link on TCK) come up with errors under Window 7 and I get the message that they did not install properly.

Any fast link to a newer version of the code? :-)

The aim is to use the programmer side of the 1287 with AS6 so I have a PDI programmer for the Xmega.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

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Last Edited: Tue. Oct 16, 2012 - 04:54 AM
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Searching for xplain bridge on the Atmel site brings up 202 hits, looked at the first few and gave up!

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Hello John,

I think you should look for Dean's XPLAIN bridge http://fourwalledcubicle.com/XPLAIN.php
Everything you'll need should be there.

Have a nice day,
Kraal

Have a nice day,
Kraal

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I think that's what I have but it may be an older version. I'll try it out.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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I have not tried the last version (august build), but the previous one worked perfectly fine on my XPlain board (as a side note, thank you Dean for your work !).

Have a nice day,
Kraal

Have a nice day,
Kraal

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Brute force wins over nice! :? Tried to nicely install the DFU thingies so that flip could talk to the board but flip was flippant and even though it could check for blank, erase the chip and attempt to verify it would not program the code into the chip.

Maybe it was EXTREMELY SLOW, so I JTAGed the code into the chip and booted the bootloader for now. :evil:

Both the "programmer" and the bridge seem to work well under win XP and AS4, I managed to download a couple of ASM code bits and it works ok.

I'm too tired now to attempt the Win7 and AS6, maybe tomorrow.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Could not really go to sleep without seeing if it works with Win7 and AS6 now could I? :-)

All good, may have to shout Dean a sarsparilla when he comes over to Sydney.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

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Hey I'm a big boy now! Good German Weiss beer is where it's at now.

- Dean :twisted:

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

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Just out of curiosity it seems that the Xplain board is now revision 7 and no longer available standalone?

I thought the files were on the Atmel site for the "older" boards too. My board says rev 2 but seems in fact to be rev 4 going by the other sticker which says A09-0560/04. :roll:

And finally is the current (and hopefully working with my board) bootloader still available? May want to put it back even though I don't really need it. I think I may have the original somewhere.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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OK never mind about the bootloader, reinstalled the original version which came with the board and updated FLIP and it's back on the air.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Just out of curiosity it seems that the Xplain board is now revision 7 and no longer available standalone?

Indeed. The original XPLAIN board was deprecated in favor of the new blue "Xplained" series, which standardized the board layouts for XMEGA and UC3. That means the pinouts are slightly different to the original green concept XPLAIN board, which makes the original Display Xplained and QTouch Xplained top cards compatible with the original XPLAIN board only.

To prevent confusion we now only sell the original board with the compatible top cards as a bundle, since production has stopped on the old board (as far as I am aware).

- Dean :twisted:

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