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by KevinH
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB006 USB driver installation
Replies: 4
Views: 6938

Re: EB006 USB driver installation

I now have the drivers installed. :D The key point was to use the AMD driver. Steps were extract all the zip file and then delete the i386 folder. (could have done it with individual files and folders, but this worked!) Edit: and select the higher level folder for the driver, not the AMD folder. Fur...
by KevinH
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB006 USB driver installation
Replies: 4
Views: 6938

Re: EB006 USB driver installation

In the zip file there ware not any EXE files. See image of zip file contents EB006 V9 USB zip contents.PNG It is V9. I'm on Intel with Win7 64 bit, so initially tried i386 as it is intel. The current situation is I can't try changing it as it states no driver is required an all the update buttons ar...
by KevinH
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB006 USB driver installation
Replies: 4
Views: 6938

EB006 USB driver installation

Received my new EB006, but I always get an error installing the driver that it can't find ...ghost.. Followed instructions here: http://www.matrixtsl.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=2&artlang=en&highlight=install+multiprogrammer Extracted USB driver from product web page Up...
by KevinH
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: 3C : LCD I2C
Replies: 31
Views: 44157

Re: 3C : LCD I2C

While surfing the forum to understand I2C and FC I came across this post: http://www.matrixtsl.com/mmforums/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=15045&p=61217&hilit=I2C+slave#p61217 It may not be relevant to your specific issue, but as it was interesting for I2C applications and as a good application no...
by KevinH
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: 3C : LCD I2C
Replies: 31
Views: 44157

Re: 3C : LCD I2C

I have looked at the schematic and PCB and nothing stands out as an error.

As you don't have a scope I would check the PCF8574T interface writing a simple program to flash the backlight on and off at 1Hz.
That would at least check out the basic ICD and chip.
by KevinH
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: PIC programing and ICD options
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

Re: PIC programing and ICD options

Hi Benj, Thanks for prompt reply. You said " You won't be able to use the ICD/ICT features in Flowcode 5/6 but you will be able to program devices that are not supported by the EB006 and EB064 boards and SMD devices ". Is there a solution that will use the ICD/ICT features in Flowcode 5/6?...
by KevinH
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Programming
Topic: PIC programing and ICD options
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

PIC programing and ICD options

Hi, I'm new here and a little confused with debugging and programming options. I have Flowcode V6 PIC16 PRO and looking to start with some of the faster advanced Microchip parts, so the broad question is what ICD/programmer works well with Flowcode? If I launch Flowcode and choose a 24EP128GP202, th...
by KevinH
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: Microchip Microstick PIC24H
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: Microchip Microstick PIC24H

Thanks Benj, Nice reply. Perhaps with a statement like "but the EP range of dsPIC33 and PIC24 are pretty amazing and blow AVRs out the water." I should stay with the PIC for now..... If I do, does the http://www.mikroe.com/pic32/programmers-debuggers/ work directly with Flowcode? Or what w...
by KevinH
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Programming
Topic: Microchip Microstick PIC24H
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: Microchip Microstick PIC24H

Thanks Benj, I used Microchip ICD back with V4 ( I think), but would like to update my chip programming options. Currently I have V6 Pro for PIC16 as this seemed the sensible next step from the PIC options, however I'm now thinking that perhaps the AVR might have been a better option. Assuming I go ...
by KevinH
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: 3C : LCD I2C
Replies: 31
Views: 44157

Re: 3C : LCD I2C

First I'm very new to Flowcode so am using this as part of my learning how programs are constructed, so I'm of little help here! BUT, I now recall having a similar problem with an LCD many years ago (Using STE bus and Arcom Basic) which I eventually located as the LCD's power up/ reset time. The iss...
by KevinH
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: Microchip Microstick PIC24H
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Microchip Microstick PIC24H

Does the PIC16 support the Microstick?
I have the PIC24H selected in Matrix, but not sure if it can support the on board programmer?
by KevinH
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: 3C : LCD I2C
Replies: 31
Views: 44157

Re: 3C : LCD I2C

Check the requirements of the contrast pin3. For other LCD's I have used the wiring pin3 direct to the supply pins will often not work. Place a 10k preset between +5 and GND and take the wiper to pin3. As you adjust the setting it should go from all pixel black to a blank display, and somewhere in b...
by KevinH
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: General Programming
Topic: ATMEGA32
Replies: 6
Views: 2655

Re: ATMEGA32

As a first project, I would steer clear of MP3's and save that for later. As you like music, how about a mini disco light effects project? Start simple and flash some LEDS, then try PWM to vary brilliance. Add an A/D and digitise your music, you only need the lower frequencies and 'extract' the beat...
by KevinH
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Flowcode 6.0.10.0 install Trojan issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: Flowcode 6.0.10.0 install Trojan issue

Hi Flowcode is ok avg and others dont see it as a virus, after the weekend some one from matrix will see this post and report it to norton, happens a lot when AV vendors update thier definitions, hope its put your mind at rest Regards Dazz Hi dazz, thanks for your reply. I had put my faith into a s...
by KevinH
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: ARM Debate
Replies: 29
Views: 10318

Re: ARM Debate

Just seen this post, I have been using the mBed for many prototypes and Flowcode would be great for that.

The mBed is compact, powerful, ready to use in a socket or breadboard and Flowcode would speed up the application development for areas the product is aimed at.

So nBed for me please!
by KevinH
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Flowcode 6.0.10.0 install Trojan issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Flowcode 6.0.10.0 install Trojan issue

Hi, just did an update to 6.0.10.0 and Norton Internet Security detects the activation file as a trojan. Flow Code licence trojan.PNG This caused my Pro install to downgrade to trial.... Took a chance and listed it as an exception and did the install a few times, but 'got there'! How can we verify t...
by KevinH
Sat May 03, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Flowcode Release Candidate 6.0.6
Replies: 61
Views: 18695

Re: Flowcode Release Candidate 6.0.6

Hi, I hoped to start learning Flowcode, so launched V6 (V6.0.3) and thought I'd check for any updates before starting and 'Help about' said 6.0.7 is available so I did a download and update. Launching Flowcode after an apparently successful update it started. The PIC24FJ128GC010 was not present so I...
by KevinH
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Electronics products
Topic: DesignSpark PCB
Replies: 21
Views: 26135

Re: DesignSpark PCB

Hi, I have used Design Sparks PCB V3 for a double sided pcb. The outline was quite complicated with tappered sides, cutouts for internal pillars and a profile that followed the internal case profile. I used DXF import to get the board outline into DS3 which after getting the units right went smoothl...
by KevinH
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Electronics products
Topic: PCB layout and schematic software
Replies: 39
Views: 40429

Re: PCB layout and schematic software

Hi, I have just completed my Design Sparks V3 PCB layout which I had manufactured by PCB-Pool. Everything worked first time, which was very pleasing at it was my first surface mount board layout. I found DS3 was very good once I had passed the normal learning curve entry point. Some users criticise ...