[time-nuts] Prologix GPIB/USB converter help...

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Sun Apr 15 18:44:58 EDT 2007


Hi John and Abdul --

Abdul, welcome to the list if you just joined -- I think a fair number
of your customers hang out here, so this is a great opportunity for us
to learn from each other.

And John, knowing that you're involved in the debugging is another
confidence booster.

Thanks to both of you for your help.

John
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John Miles said the following on 04/15/2007 05:10 PM:
> I wouldn't say they're horribly incomplete -- there's really not that much
> to the firmware -- but there are a few things missing from his online
> manual.  The ++help text is always more up to date than the web page.  ++rst
> is really just meant for use with a firmware-flashing app, from what I
> understand, but it might be worth trying.  You can almost always make the
> board do what you want, given a bit of patience.
> 
> Parenthetically, Abdul is across town from me, and a lot of the debugging
> work on the Prologix boards tends to happen in my home lab due to the
> relatively-absurd collection of test equipment I have around here.  (My
> apartment has been compared to the hatch in 'Lost.')  That's how I've
> learned where the Prologix bodies are buried, so to speak.
> 
> The new Win32 configuration program is actually looking pretty sharp; if
> anyone with a version 3.xx or 4.xx board wants to help beta-test it, drop me
> a line offlist at jmiles at pop.net and I'll send a copy.
> 
> -- john, KE5FX
> 
>> John Miles said the following on 04/15/2007 04:37 PM:
>>
>>> You can try sending the command ++rst to force the Atmel chip
>> to cold-boot
>>> itself.  That takes about 5 seconds.
>> Hmmm... that command isn't documented in the on-line manual.  I'm
>> getting the feeling that one of the problems with this device is that
>> the docs are quite incomplete.
>>
>> For example, according to email I got today from the developer, the
>> latest version no longer cares at all about the serial params.  Which
>> makes sense because the docs that are on the web site don't mention the
>> port settings at all.  But if you read any of the google hits, you'll
>> find a bunch of messages (mainly on time-nuts!) about the need to get
>> the 115200, N81 settings correct.
>>
>> John
>>
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