Initial Connections and Setup.

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Initial Connections and Setup.

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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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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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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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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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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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Post by medelec35 »

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.

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Will check thanks for the info Martin.

Al

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