FT2232 programming

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M0MOI
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FT2232 programming

Post by M0MOI » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:13 pm

I have followed the instructions here (http://www.vivadatv.org/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=379) and I have 2 modules which do not 'see' the NIM. AFAIK PortA is set up as an RS232 port, PortB as a 245 FIFO and both using the D2XX drivers but any combination of these is not successful. So my question is; has anyone else seen and cured this?

I'm beginning to think that the modules are faulty because 2 from BATC are fine... HELP!

TIA, Steve

g8gtz
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Re: FT2232 programming

Post by g8gtz » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:46 am

Hi Steve,

Not really posted in the right thread but not to worry (I'll get forum admin to move it).

The xml template file used to program all BATC shop units is available for download on this page - worth a try before putting them in the bin :-)

https://wiki.batc.org.uk/MiniTiouner_ha ... 8_software

73
Noel - G8GTZ

M0MOI
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Re: FT2232 programming

Post by M0MOI » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:59 am

Thanks for that , Noel.

One has been recovered (working normally) by saving the template file from a known good module and simply applying and programming that. However the other does not respond to the identical treatment. Since no excessive current is drawn I cannot believe it is inherently faulty.

What I would add is that the pull-down resistor _must_ be added when using the Serit tuner, but then I expect you all knew that?

Steve

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Re: FT2232 programming

Post by g8gtz » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:26 am

Glad you got one going.

Yes, you do need the resistor mod when running V.8 and later s/w (previous issues do not need it).

It is of course documented on the wiki https://wiki.batc.org.uk/MiniTiouner_hardware_Version_2 :-)

73 Noel

g0mjw
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Re: FT2232 programming

Post by g0mjw » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:27 am

....and on the plus side, v 0.8 supports an OLED display. Also on the Wiki.

Mike

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