|Clonix via USB|
Message #1 Posted by PeterP on 22 Mar 2008, 12:50 a.m.
Hi, in my quest to keep all the great hardware developments that the are being brought to live usable with the ever changing PC's, I am now also trying to program the Clonix via a USB port.
I have downloaded the latest version of the IC-Prog program and that solved some 'illegal instruction' problems, yet I am still stuck at some basic problems. As will be glaringly obvious in the a second, I'm a hopeless amateur that is driven by enthusiasm way out of his knowledge zone. Oh well, there is always something to be said for enthusiasm...
In the (most likely case) that someone has already solved this little problem, it would be great to get some pointers to a couple of questions that I am currently wrestling with and was not able to find hints via the usually trusty google site:www.hpmuseum.org venue.
Here it goes:
1) The programmer to select in the IC-Prog program is the Pic 2 Programmer, right? Unfortunately in my version of the IC-Prog, I can not select any port (neither LPT nor COM...) but I could for say JDM Programmer. Just want to make sure I am selecting the right one - Pic 2 Programmer (under settings-hardware or F3) (I assume that the problem here is some IRQ conflict from my USB-rs232 interface that does not tell a correct com port to IC-Prog but I want to make sure that I am not botching this already earlier)
2) The red LED on the programmer from Diego, where the Clonix module is attached to for programing - is it supposed to glow during the writing process? Or at any other point in time?
3) Is there a good way to check if the signals from the IC-Prog are hitting the Programmer (DMM at hand, potentially even an Osci...)
4) Did you ever had any luck with using the programmer via a USB interface?
5) Is the Clonix6p version software still valid for the first batch of Clonix modules from a few years back (I think I have one from the first batches..)
Thanks so much for any kind help and advice!