Initial Connections and Setup.

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Initial Connections and Setup.

Postby amahone » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:36 pm

I need info or direction on how to connect the EB006 to the computer and establish comm.

I have completed the initial Flowcode course and starting with the labs but so far have been unable to establish comm with the EB006.

Second question the course refers to a different PIC micro the controller I was sent is the 16F877a, is there a difference I should be aware of when setting up the comm.

Thanks,

Al

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Re: Initial Connections and Setup.

Postby dazz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:41 pm

Hi
i've moved your post to a more relevant forum, have a look at this link as all the instructions are here http://www.matrixmultimedia.com/product ... PHPSESSID=
To sign up to the V5 forum follow this link http://www.matrixmultimedia.com/forum_upgrades.php

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Re: Initial Connections and Setup.

Postby DavidA » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:27 am

Hi amahone,

Make sure you have installed the USB drivers for the EB006, also posting the Flowcode error message you get in the compiler may help to diagnose the problem.

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Re: Initial Connections and Setup.

Postby amahone » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:12 am

Ok, the driver has been installed thanks for the info gentlemen. It is appreciated.
Will post how it works out.

Al

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Re: Initial Connections and Setup.

Postby amahone » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:22 pm

Well, we're making progress. I have established comm with the micro, but I am now getting a compiler message saying the micro has not been erased and the LEDs don't illuminate per the attempted sent program.

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Re: Initial Connections and Setup.

Postby medelec35 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:37 pm

That can be a communications issue.
Sometimes cause by Eblocks plugged in on port B.
Another fix could be to temporarily switch the RC/XTAL switch to the RC setting only when programming the device.

Also have you got the programmer showing up in device manager?
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But I would assume you have as you stated you have established comms with the micro.


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Re: Initial Connections and Setup.

Postby amahone » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:13 am

Will check thanks for the info Martin.

Al